A very Happy Birthday to me, dear Gatherers and Grand Geeks! That’s right, I ascend another level today in this thing called life. And the best way for us all to celebrate it? You guessed it! More indie comics reading. So before I hit the alcohol bins and get all the cake, let’s see what looks good this week.
Hotline Miami Wildlife #1 (of 8)
Writer(s): Frederico Chemello, Maurizio Furini
Artist(s): Alberto Massaggia
Cover Artist(s): Alberto Massaggia
Pusblisher: Behemoth Comics
Synopsis: “Presenting a new, monthly comic series based in the multi-million unit selling indie video game franchise, Hotline Miami! This oversized first-issue features an original spin-off story in the Hotline Miami universe told from the perspective of a new character, Chris, and his struggle to deal with a coming war, his tendency towards self-destruction…”
An all new series based off of the best selling indie video game franchise of the title’s namesake! Follow the spin-off story of Chris as he deals with a turf war on the horizon, his own demons, and the opposition!
The Autumnal #1
Writer(s): Daniel Kraus
Artist(s): Chris Shehan
Cover Artist(s): Chris Shehan, Nathan Gooden
Publisher: Vault Comics
Synopsis: “Following the death of her estranged mother, Kat Somerville and her daughter, Sybil, flee a difficult life in Chicago for the quaint–and possibly pernicious–town of Comfort Notch, New Hampshire. From NY Times best-selling author, Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, Trollhunters, The Living Dead), and rising star Chris Shehan, comes a haunting vision of America’s prettiest autumn.”
From the author of “The Shape of Water” comes a new ongoing. Kat Somerville and her daughter Sybil move from the rough urban life of Chicago for the quaintness of Comfort Notch. Only time will tell if her decision was the right one!
And there we have it for the week, folks! Spin-off stories set in video game franchises combined with pernicious moving decisions. These stories and more 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 since many stores offer curbside pickup now in these trying times of pandemic, I would encourage you all to still show your support for your local comic shop and buy the hardcopy 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!