Howdy to all you Grand Geeks and Gatherers aplenty! It seems that a heat spike has returned to the realm of Southern California and I am caught in midst of it unfortunately. Back to some nice quality time by the pool and a cool drink in hand. Luckily this week is a relaxing week without any gaming going on, so I’m going to pull up some good material to read and kick back. But before I do so, let’s see what looks good this week in the indie comics world!
The Lost Gardens #1
Writer(s): James Babineau
Artist(s): Caius Schereiner
Cover Artist(s): Debora Lancianese
Publisher: Rabbit Hole Studios
Synopsis: “Set in a world that indulges in a false luxury brought to you by the Etheon Corporation, a meek employee of the Ministry of Parts, Shawn Myers’ life will be turned upside down by a defect in his technology implants which will send him spiraling downward by the economic forces to be. How will he escape while the life he built around him crumbles?”
A futuristic setting in which luxury is provided to the masses? Color me interested! Of course, said luxuries are all a facade set up by the Etheon Corporation to give to the people the illusion that they are being spoiled with great things. When an employee of the Ministry of Parts realizes this due to defects in the corporate technology, his life begins to tumble downward at the unveiling of illusions. Just how will he be able to live with such realities? Only time will tell!
Available at http://rabbitholestudios.ca/ and your LCS!
Rougarou #1 (one-shot)
Writer(s): Giles Clarke
Artist(s): Jose Rondon
Cover Artist(s): Jose Rondon
Publisher: Uncharted Wilderness Studios
Synopsis: “After a young girl is attacked by a mysterious creature on a homestead ranch in 1868, a U.S. Marshal arrives the next day and recounts the tale of the Rougarou, a beast that he has been hunting across the country but has always been one step behind.”
History meets the paranormal. That’s what you get and much, much more with this one-shot. A mysterious beast has risen its ugly maw once again to attack a girl on a homestead in the Old West. Known as the Rougarou, it has been the object of a hunt for years now by a United States Marshal intent on bringing it either to justice or seeing that it be put down for good. Only problem is that it seems to be a step ahead of its hunter. Who knows how this might end up!
Available at https://www.unchartedwildernessstudios.com/ and your LCS!
And there we have it for the week, folks! Tales of rampaging beasts across the Old West combined with the facade of future age technologies courtesy of evil corporations. These absolute gems and others are available to you at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your tablets and/or phones. Since many of you love supporting local businesses, I will encourage you also to head down to your comic store 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!