Howdy Grand Geeks and Gatherers! I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Out here it’s just an attempt of survival what with all this ash and smoke, and dealing with crackling flames out here in the West Coast on top of the continuous heat of the waning days of summer. Staying indoors with plenty of air conditioning and indie books to read, now that’s my kinda heaven. But until I’m ready to take a load off, let’s see what looks good this week in the realm of indie comics!
Margo: Intergalactic Trash Collector, Attack of the Space-Vampire! #1
Writer(s): Jim Whiting
Artist(s): Jim Whiting
Cover Artist(s): Richard Clark, Jim Whiting
Publisher: Fantaco Enterprises
Synopsis: “Special Summer Issue! 2-Big Margo stories! Margo picks up a stow-a-way looking for fresh blood in Attack of the Space Vampire by Marcelo Trom, Jim Whiting, Thyago Brandao. Margo applies for the job of Intergalactic Trash Collector in the Applicant. A tale of space, trash and nepotism by Jim Whiting, Chuck Michael Obach and Charles Santino.”
Two wonderful summertime stories riddle the pages of this special issue of everyone’s favorite intergalactic trash collector. In one, Margo finds herself finding a stunningly horrific stranger on board her ship looking for none other than more blood to sip while in another, we find Margo first applying to the position itself, no doubt exploring how she came across the job in the first place and how she may have been a shoe-in for it. Good ole fun to be had with Margo’s trash collecting adventures in space!
Suneater #1 (of 5)
Writer(s): Dylan Sprouse
Artist(s): Diego Yapur
Cover Artist(s): Brian Stelfreeze
Publisher: Heavy Metal Magazine
Synopsis: “Ninth century Norway is a land of bloody and civil strife, fanatical religious upheaval, and exploration. At its center is the warrior Kveldulf Bjalfisson, a drug addict and father willing to become a monster in order to save his son from his sworn enemy – King Harald Fairhair. This historic tale of war, peril, and atonement launches a new series of books for Heavy Metal, with a stunning cover by veteran artist Brian Stelfreeze.”
A bloody and violent tale surrounding round High Middle Ages Norway, Suneater is a miniseries detailing the adventures of warrior Kveldulf Bjalfisson, whom is determined to endure hell and beyond just to see his son protected from the hated King Harald Fairhair. Just to what extent he will go to do so, nobody quite knows. But even more exciting is that this five-issue miniseries launches new books for Heavy Metal. Curiosity comes with wondering what might be around the corner!
And there we have it for the week, folks! Tales of drug-addicted Nordic berserkers combined with intergalactic trash collectors and horrific shenanigans! These tales and so many others await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your phones and/or tablets. But I know you’ll show your devotion to your local comic store and take advantage of their curbside pickup services in order to get 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!