Great tidings to all you adoring Gatherers and Grand Geeks of the realm! An exciting week awaits everyone, including myself here! At the end of it, I shall be celebrating my birthday and many of us are soon going to feel the relief of the coming fall. Not that the weather is really improving much unfortunately, for it still feels like an oven here. So you know what my suggestion will still be…get by the side of your pool or under the shade of a tree and find something to read and have a cool beverage available. Let’s see what books you might just enjoy though for said leisure!
Butcher Queen #1 (of 4)
Writer(s): Jim Ousley
Artist(s): Ben Sawyer
Cover Artist(s): Ben Sawyer
Publisher: Red 5 Comics
Synopsis: “In Black Star City, alien off-worlders are being systematically attacked and removed from society by a clandestine paramilitary group called the Overseers. When fugitive cop-turned-mercenary Syd Kiowa is contacted by a victim who escaped their grip, she is thrust into a horrifying war of secrets that will determine the future of alien relations on Earth forever!”
One is faced with a world that even in future times is overcome by bigotry in this first issue of a four issue miniseries. It seems Earth is policed by a secret organization known as the Overseers whom deem it their duty to savagely attack and displace outlanders that live there. What happens to them is unknown, until a lucky survivor whom escaped their grasp contacts an edgy soldier for fire asking for help. No doubt the world that Kiowa will come to be plunged into will reveal a society overcome by xenophobia, rage and war. But will she be able to help this alien refugee at all?
Satanika versus Morella’s Demon #1
Writer(s): Glenn Danzig
Artist(s): Simon Bisley
Cover Artist(s): Simon Bisley
Synopsis: “Satanika faces the brutal onslaught of Morella’s demon sent to destroy her. Can even Satanika face the massive might of one of Hell’s most powerful enemies? Story by Glenn Danzig with art and cover by Simon Bisley. Also an Infernals tarot card section with art by Danzig.”
The fact that The Biz himself is doing the artwork for a good majority of this particular book is reason enough for any devoted fan of the artist to get this book. And of course, Glenn Danzig working on the scripts as well as a tarot card section of art? Amazing! Alas, cue in to Satanika and her adversary she must face: Morella’s demon! It seems that this fright of the Underworld may be something even she herself cannot face toe to toe with. Will she come out on top or will this be the end of Satanika’s rule? Only time will tell, and in the realm of Hell itself its no holds barred!
And there we have it for the week, adoring Grand Geeks and Gatherers! Tales of xenophobic dystopian futures combined with demons and devil’s fighting in the pits of Pandemonium. These tales and more await you at the mere click of a button on your tablets, phones or keyboards. But allow me to encourage you to show support for small businesses and head down to your local comic store this Wednesday and 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!