Happy October, one and all! Finally we shed the last vestiges of steamy September and have the promise of Fall right at our fingertips.  Halloween is just around the corner and the horror movie marathons are set to begin in due time.  Indie comics continue to churn out even in midst of all this fall celebration, so let’s see what looks good for the week, shall we?!

Spook House 2 #1 (of 4)
Writer(s): Eric Powell, Steve Mannion
Artist(s): Steve Mannion, Kyle Holtz, Eric Powell
Cover Artist(s): Eric Powell
Publisher: Albatross Funnybooks

Synopsis: “The annual Albatross Halloween comic for kids of all ages is back in a weekly October event! Issue #1 features the work of Eric Powell, Steve Mannion, and Kyle Hotz!


Albatross brings a fun-filled Halloween extravaganza with Spook House. The first issue of a four-issue miniseries, Spook House 2 features the artistic and writing genius of luminaries such as Eric Powell, Kyle Holtz and so many others.  Horror books are something pleasant to be had with a nice pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin gingerbread cookie while at your local coffee shop.  And no, you don’t necessarily have to be utterly basic in order to enjoy such things as this.  And while the title definitely helps purport this as a book for kids, I’m sure all the Halloween lovers regardless of age will enjoy it!.

Available in digital format from http://www.thegoon.com/albatross.html and https://www.comixology.com/.  Hard copy format available at your LCS!

Divinica #1 Fall Collection
Writer(s): J. P. Roth
Artist(s): Eric Basaldua, Dawn McTeigue
Cover Artist(s): Dawn McTeigue
Publisher: Rothic

Synopsis: “Divinica: legends of the women who embodied beauty, wisdom, and power. We tell of their passions and rages, by which kingdoms rose and fell; of their powers to seduce god and man alike; of the magic worth killing for and loves worth dying for. The tales that made their names immortal. Divinica honors the goddesses of past and present. This issue depicts the battle of Caelus and Cronus and the birth of Aphrodite as set in classical Greek Mythology.”


It’s always a rare treat when the mystery of classical Greek myth graces the pages of comics.  Divinica sets out to do just that in weaving a tale of beauty and strength all in one. In particular we are introduced to a depiction of the battle of Caelus and Cronus and even are witnessed to the birth of Aphrodite herself.  For all you mythology lovers like me, this book has your interest written all over it.  Read on and immerse yourself in the gracefulness of Divinica today!

Available in digital format from https://www.rothic.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/.  Hard copy format available at your LCS!

What a wonderful way to kick off the month of October, Grand Geeks and Gatherers! Halloween horror tales for kids of all ages combined with lovely depictions of classical mythology.  These gems and more are what await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboard or the touch of a screen on your phone or tablet.  But I know you’ll go that extra step and show support for your local business by heading down to your local comic store this Wednesday and purchase the hard copy issues themselves.  Read them and share with your friends. Start up a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two.  But most importantly, remember…GGG!