Happy tidings to all you Gatherers and Grand Geeks out there in the world! I hope you all are continuing to live in and engage with your fandoms to the fullest each and every day. I’m enjoying mine even as summer continues to trudge on stubbornly even this late into the year. The heat is definitely nothing to be tangling with, so my best suggestion to you is still to find some shade, grab your favorite indie book and have something cold to drink. But let’s just see what I might suggest as far as reading material for said favorite indie book!
Charles Band’s Deadly Ten Presents Blade: The Iron Cross #1
Writer(s): Brockton McKinney, Shawn Gabborin
Artist(s): Daniel Pascual
Cover Artist(s): Robert Hack, Dan Fowler
Publisher: Full Moon Comix
Synopsis: “The Deadly Ten begins! Each issue takes you deeper into the Full Moon Cinematic Universe, with ten standalone tales of deviance and depravity! First up, fan-favorite Puppet Master character Blade goes on his first solo mission in a bloody attempt to keep Dr. Hess’s research out of Nazi hands! Featuring main cover by Robert Hack (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), and collectable variant “Product 01” cover by Dan Fowler (Screaming Soup)!”
Oh we are definitely getting closer to fall when more titles like this appear up in the popular zeitgeist! Charles Band’s famous work once again hits the comics page in a ten-issue maxi-series devoted to delving into some of our favorite frights in regards to Puppet Master! We start this all with a story centering around Blade’s mission to keep Dr. Hess’s diabolical scientific findings out of the hands of Nazi’s who would no doubt pervert them to their own gains.
Writer(s): Jim Eckels
Artist(s): Emmanuel Bazin
Cover Artist(s): Emmanuel Bazin
Publisher: Mythos Comics
Synopsis: “A new monthly series where Vampires rule Sin City…The biggest hush-hush in Vegas is that the Sanctus Hotel & Casino is run by vampires, and Julian Smith is their personal cleaner. As Head of Guest Services, he makes sure these secrets stay buried with their unluckier guests while keeping the rest of the clientele healthy, happy, and coming back for more. It’s just another night on the job for Julian Smith, driving his boss’s girl to her next flesh gig. Things get messy when Sara decides to devour a handsy pack of frat boys. Sigh. No rest for the wicked… or their employees. It’s gonna be a long night.”
It’s almost a given that vampires would have a stake (see what I did there?) in none other than the epicenter of sin and debauchery that never sleeps. But its quite something else when a member of the living is employed by them carrying out their day to day business. Oh Julian, what a troubling yet enticing job you do indeed have in Vegas!
It seems to be Halloween time already if any indication of the changing season can be seen within the indie comics realm! Tales of humans tending to the affairs of vampires secretly ruling a Vegas casino combined with the first tale of an overarching maxi-series detailing the frightful adventures of Charles Band’s Puppet Master creations! These tales and so many more are available to you at the mere click of a button on your electronic devices, but of course I’ll implore you to show your support for small businesses and head down to your local comic stores this Wednesday and purchase the hard copy 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!