Howdy Gatherers and Grand Geeks! I hope everyone is well and trying to find their own ways to cope with this heat. It seems we have a bit of relief from the unrelenting heatwave, but unfortunately that is not saying much. The heat is still on and I continue to feel like I shall melt at any moment. Alas, I think a cool dip in the pool is in order. Perhaps even a cool beverage and a good book. But before I do so, let’s see what looks good this week in the world of independent label comics!


Lovecraft: Unknown Kadath #1
Writer(s): Florentino Florez
Artist(s): Guillermo Sanna, Jacques Salomon
Cover Artist(s): Jacques Salomon
Publisher: Ablaze

Synopsis: “Aa-shanta’nygh! You’re free! Return the Gods of the land to their home in unknown Kadath! And pray that you never get to know me in any of my other thousand incarnations… For I am Nyarlathotep The creeping chaos!” Randolph Carter, a traveler to dreamland, tries not to wake up before reaching his goal, the elusive Kadath: the home of the gods, a place of fantasy and overflowing imagination…”

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Who’s a fan of good ole cosmic horror? Well look no further than this comic adaptation of one of Lovecraft’s classic works. Tune in as we find a dreamland traveler by the name of Randolph Carter extending his transcendentalist journey to seek his goal of finding Kadath. But why do such a thing since all sorts and manners of unbelievably terrible things lurk on the journey? Hard to say but, maybe the answers reside inside!

Available at https://www.ablaze.net/ and your LCS!

Pop Star Assassin Part 2 #1
Writer(s): Ed Lavallee
Artist(s): Marcelo Basile
Cover Artist(s): Marcelo Basile
Publisher: Sumerian Comics

Synopsis: “Pop Star Assassin is back, baby! Veronica gets a ride. McQuinn and Molly visit an old friend at Pair-A-Dice City. TiTi rolls out in a 1965 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. We take a walk through Bruce’s subconscious with Mr. Krolik.”

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The first part of Ed Lavalee’s masterpiece was such a direct hit of popularity to the fans that we are officially getting a second installment! Pop Star Assassin is back in action, and with its return we see the ongoing shenanigans of so many characters. Apparently Veronica needs a ride. McQuinn and Molly go to visit an old friend in a quite iconic sounding city. TiTi gets one hell of a classic vehicle. And then there’s Mr. Krolik deep in the recesses of Bruce’s subconscience. Get the hardcore substances for this ride, readers. You’re gonna need it!

Available at https://sumerian.ink/ and your LCS!


And there we  have it for the week, folks! My dear Grand Geeks and Gatherers it seems we get some very trippy and acid-like journeys through realms hellbent on finding the settlements of gods combined with the shenanigans of crazed folk in new installments within these tales. These wonderful yet crazy stories are at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your phones and/or tablets. For those that love supporting local businesses, I encourage you to head down to your comic shops this Wednesday to pick up 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!