Spooky tidings and greetings, Grand Geeks and Gatherers of the the realm! Happy All Hallows Eve to all who observe this holiday or just simply enjoy the day for its festiveness. Of course, many things make Halloween one of the most exciting times of the year: costumes, candy, partying, and indie comics. Alright maybe not the latter necessarily but I know that that evening when I am not passing out candy to little ones as they stop by the house that I’ll be nose deep in another good indie book that deserves my attention. That being said, let’s see what I shall suggest to you this week, shall we?!
Writer(s): Mark London
Artist(s): Alejandro Giraldo
Cover Artist(s): Alejandro Giraldo
Publisher: Mad Cave Studios
Synopsis: “Led by the legendary professor Van Helsing, Wolvenheart is an organization dedicated to monitoring anomalies in the space-time continuum. After the group is infiltrated and decimated by a cabal of history’s most infamous villains, led by the most notorious serial killer of the 16th century, Elizabeth Bathory, Sterling Cross, the organization’s most prolific monster slayer, winds up trapped in an alternate reality where his only choice is to fight his way through time and change the course of history! For fans of Doctor Who, Castlevania, Penny Dreadful, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.”
Honestly, the book has me already hooked in with the mention of those that are fans of Castlevania, but the fact that it’s a story that mixes horror with a good bit of time travel as well as alternate realities makes it even more compelling!
Snow White: Zombie Apocalypse #1 (one-shot)
Writer(s): Brenton Lengel
Artist(s): Hyeondo Park
Cover Artist(s): Hyeondo Park
Publisher: Scout Comics
Synopsis: “Snow White awakens to True Love’s Kiss… twenty-eight days after the zombie apocalypse! With the Seven Dwarves dead, the quintessential fairytale princess must join forces with her polyamorous Prince Charming and his tough-as-nails paramour, Rapunzel, to wage a losing battle against death itself. Bound by love and driven apart by jealousy, can this unlikely trio find a way to put aside their differences, or will they be devoured by the reanimated denizens of their once enchanted kingdom?…”
So now we have a horror story mixing classic fairytales with love trios and a world overrun by the undead? Color me interested in the material already! And the fact that this is based off of a hit stage play by the very same name shows to me it’s something that is worthy of mention. My only question is, will this love trio be able to undo this dark cataclysm?
The frights are definitely out this Wednesday, dear readers! Fairytale threesomes combating the forces of undead combined with a monster hunter trapped in a dark alternate reality. These stories and so many more are available at the mere touch of a screen on your tablet or phone or at the push of a button on your keyboard. But since you are the supporters of local businesses that I trust you are, I know you will head down to your comic store this Wednesday and buy the hard copies themselves in anticipation of the morrow’s festivities. Read them and share with your friends (as well as your candy!). Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…GGG…and Happy Halloween!