Howdy Gatherers and Grand Geeks! As I write this I find a bit of atmospheric comfort for the simply fact it seems to have cooled off in the California southland today for a change. The triple digit weather and heavy humidity have dissipated to the wind…at least for now. I’m sure there will be plenty more summer out there where that came from, and until then will continue to enjoy my favorite indie books out in the open. So lets get onto those sweet selections for the week so that you can get to reading too!
The Cimmerian: People of the Black Circle #1
Writer(s): Robert E. Howard, Sylvain Runberg
Artist(s): Jae Kwang Park
Cover Artist(s): Jae Kwang Park, Frederick Rambaud, Mirka Andolfo, Belen
Ortega, Fritz Casas
Pubisher: Ablaze Publishing
Synopsis: “Robert E. Howard’s Conan is brought to life UNCENSORED! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual. Read the story as he intended!
In the kingdom of Vendhya, the king has just died, struck down by the spells of the black prophets of Yimsha…”
Conan in all of his raw, savage and sexual nature reincarnated in Robert E. Howard’s original interpretation! Read on as the Cimmerian finds himself being in the employ of a princess who seeks revenge against those that slayed her father!
Lonely Receiver #1
Writer(s): Zac Thompson
Artist(s): Jen Hickman
Cover Artist(s): Jen Hickman
Publisher: Aftershock Comics
Synopsis: “Catrin Vander, a lonely video producer, buys an Artificial Intelligence partner that’s meant to bond for life. After ten years together, her holographic wife suddenly disconnects without a warning. The breakup drives Catrin to the point of near insanity. She’s alone for the first time in years and reeling from a loss she can’t comprehend. Set in the new future, drenched in pastels and sunshine, LONELY RECEIVER is a horror/breakup story in five parts…”
Separation from a loved one can cause quite the emotional trauma. Imagine if the loved one was but a holographic illusion. How bad will that breakup be?!
And there we have it for the weeks, folks! Tales of futuristic holographic breakups combined with classically interpreted Hyborian tales. These stories and others await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your tablets and/or phones. And remember, since many of them offer curbside pickup in midst of this pandemic, be sure to show support for your local comic shop and buy the hard copy issues themselves! Enjoy them and share with your friends. Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, remember…GGG!