Howdy Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Hopefully in your neck of the woods it has finally cooled down, because where I am it seems the weather still believes we are smack dab in the middle of summer. Alas I will survive, but until things cool down it looks like I’m still hanging by the pool or under the shade of a tree while enjoying my favorite indie books. That being said, lets see what looks good this week!
Penultiman #1 (of 5)
Writer(s): Tom Peyer
Artist(s): Alan Robinson
Cover Artist(s): Alan Robinson, Jamal Igle
Publisher: Ahoy Comics
Synopsis: “From the pages of the AHOY interactive sensation Steel Cage! Penultiman, The Next-To-Last-Stage In Human Evolution, is the greatest, best-looking, and most admired super-hero in the world! So how can he stop hating himself? His android understudy, Antepenultiman, thinks he knows the answer! Created by Tom Peyer and Alan Robinson. All AHOY books feature additional prose stores and art.”
How exactly do you solve the issues a self-hating superhero has? Seriously though, it looks like a robotic understudy may have the means to do so, and in a comical sort of way one almost wants the android to fail!
American Ronin #1 (of 5)
Writer(s): Peter Milligan
Cover Artist(s): Aco, Mike Deodato
Publisher: Artists, Writers & Artisans Inc./Upshot
Synopsis: “War is over, democracy an illusion, real power now lies not with nation states but huge corporations engaged in a silent war for global domination. Their number one weapon: highly-skilled, technologically-enhanced operatives trained since childhood to pledge their allegiance to the corporate flag. But what happens when one such operative breaks free of his mental chains and decides to bring the whole system down? Can one “Ronin” make a difference?”
So, in a world where nation-states are replaced by multinational corporate empires enforced by so called “ronins” to protect their interests, one such enforcer chooses to throw off the capitalist shackles to bring it all to heel.
And there we have it for the week, folks! Tales of self-hating superheroes combined with corporate enforcement agents who have seen the light. These stories and so many more await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your tablets and/or phones. But being ones consciously willing to support local business, I trust you all will head down to your comic shops this week to pick up the hardcopy issues 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!