Howdy to all Gatherers and Grand Geeks out there! Woe is me but your dear writer today is a bit under the weather from all of this changing weather as we transition into fall. Unfortunately a hot spurt this week is not making anything better. So while I am bed ridden and trying to weather this illness storm I will be catching up on some much needed reading material. For now though, let’s see what I might suggest to you in the indie world!
Kaijumax Season 5 #1
Writer(s): Zander Cannon
Artist(s): Zander Cannon
Cover Artist(s): Zander Cannon
Publisher: Oni Press
Synopsis: “NEW SEASON! NEW JUMPING ON POINT! The longest rampage is the Orange Mile. Follow us down into the bowels of the earth to Kaijumax’s Death Row, where all appeals to cosmic justice have been exhausted and the planet’s worst killers await their fates. Powerful mob boss Pikadon is defiant as he is finally brought to trial for an infamous cop-killing, but his legendary reputation is on the wane after a long time in hiding. Up on the pound, the remnants of the prison’s other gangs adjust to the arrival of a charismatic new inmate Sprinkles the Unidragon whose history (and charges) are shrouded in mystery. Also: Exonerating special effects footage! Giant-sized side hustles! And… ominous onomatopoeia?”
A new season of everyone’s favorite character courtesy of Zander Cannon! Follow down that Orange Mile to see just who is now incarcerated and what new adventures await Kaijumax’s Death row. And Sprinkles the Unigdragon? Genius!
Beyond the Demon, the Sea #1 (one-shot)
Writer(s): Ben Goldsmith
Artist(s): Davy Broyles
Cover Artist(s): Ben Templesmith
Publisher: Source Point Press
Synopsis: “This horrific love story is unlike any comic you’ve read! Follow one man’s story of his tragic journey across the sea, told through a gorgeous sequence of artwork hand painted in the style of classic nautical tattoos.”
We’ve always heard and seen tales of adventure on the high seas and the brine-laden deep. Well now we get a similar story to that when we look into the adventure of one man’s trek across the sea. A simple enough story except now we see it told through a sequence of artworks styled like nautical tattoos. This is a most original way of conveying such a story as I have ever seen within the realm of comics media! Not only does it get me in the mood to put on my eyepatch and to purchase a parrot to sit upon my shoulder, but it reaffirms my faith in the indie comics medium that ideas are always going to have new, fresh and inviting approaches to pull in potential readers! Arrrgh, me mateys, be joyful!
And there we have it for the week, folks! Artistic creations of stories from the deep blue sea combined with space alien jail shenanigans! These gems and so many more are available at the mere click of a button on your keyboard or on your tablet or phone screens. But being the supporters of local business that I am sure you are, I will encourage you to head down to your comic store this Wednesday and pick up the hard copies themselves. Read them and share with your friends. Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…GGG!