Howdy Gatherers and Grand Geeks. Hope all is well with you! I had myself quite a relaxing weekend. Had spare time to read more comics and play more games. Living the dream right? Well back to life and back to reality. Let’s see what awesome Picks I might suggest to you this week, shall we?! Oh, and be ready for goodies that Alterna pumps out this week, folks!
Blood Realm #1 (of 3)
Writer(s): Robert Geronimo
Artist(s): Robert Geronimo
Cover Artist(s): Robert Geronimo
Synopsis: “Three supernatural beings known as the Sisters of Silence must embark on a treacherous quest to stop a bloodthirsty General from obtaining a sacred relic powerful enough to obliterate the last kingdom of men.”
Alterna is absolutely killing it as of late with regard to the product they put out. And at prices like $1.50 for this issue, that is really saying something! Join the tale of the Sisters of Silence as they must set out on a journey to take down an evil military character from gaining an all powerful artifact that could conceivably end the reign of mankind as we know it. Fantasy stories like this are at the core of what make indie comics great, and Blood Realm seeks to entice us with a three issue limited series to reaffirm that greatness. So sit back, grab your mead, hear the lamentations of the women, and enjoy the wild ride that Blood Realm provides. Can such a great story be confined to only three issues?!
Exilium #1 (of 6)
Writer(s): Ben Slabak
Artist(s): Salo Farias, Marc Sintes
Cover Artist(s): Graeme Jackson
Synopsis: “Seeking refuge on Earth after their planet has been destroyed, an advanced alien race struggles to settle alongside humanity. Unknowingly leading their oppressors straight to Earth, humanity must quickly form an uneasy alliance with the planet’s new inhabitants or all will be lost.”
The classic alien invasion story at its best, but with a bit of a twist. It now seems that the invasion is spurned on by hidden colonizers to our planet who merely wish to coexist, in light of the fact that their overlords have destroyed their own planet. But being that oppressors are ever on the hunt for those they seek to torture, the peaceful status quo never remains for long. Now Earth is in the cross hairs of their mighty armadas and must make a pact with these new colonists in order to have a fighting chance against this galactic horde. Can humanity make it out of this one alive?!
And there we have it for the week, my dear peoples. Fantasy tales of sisters needing to stop dark generals coupled with science fiction stories of alien invasions and peaceful colonizers. These are the gems that await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboard or at the touch of a screen on your tablet or phone. But being the supporters of local businesses you are, I trust that you will go down to your local stores this Wednesday to 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 of all, remember…GGG!