Howdy Gatherers and Grand Geeks! As I write this I am trying not to melt into a total puddle, for it is extremely hot this week in my neck of the woods of the land of Mordor, er, I mean, Southern California. I think the only thing keeping me sane is a constant supply of cold drinks and some good independent label comics to read to keep my mind distracted. Why not get yourself some of the former while I find some suggestions for the latter for you guys and gals?!
Anne Bonnie: sPyrates #1 (one-shot)
Writer(s): Thomas Mumme, Adam Miller, Orion Martindale
Artist(s): Nick Justus, Brittany Pezzillo, Barry McClain, Charlie Hogg
Cover Artist(s): Barry McClain, Charlie Hogg
Publisher: Blue Juice Comics
Synopsis: “The Great Sea expands with two 12-page stories of pirates, magic, and adventure in these first ever Anne Bonnie oneshots. In “sPYRATES,” Captain Jack sends Corvid and Shroud on a mysterious mission. Will they learn who has been amassing a pirate army against our heroes? And, everyone’s favorite Phoenix has an adventure all his own, as Buddy takes on Ogres, Eagles, and Sirens in “Gummerblot Day.” Two incredible stories from the world of Anne Bonnie!”
Shiver me timbers, readers! How refreshing to see great tales of the briny deep in the realm of indie comics. Follow the world of Anne Bonnie with two amazing stories of swashbuckling adventure! Whether it’s Rackham sending spies on a mission or Buddy taking on mystical frights, you’re bound to get more than you bargained for with this whale of a tale!
Writer(s): Ben Meares
Artist(s): Sergio Arino
Cover Artist(s): Igor Vitorino, Martin Coccolo, Josh Burns, Harvey Tolibao, Leonardo Colapietro
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Synopsis: “Mary Medina has been through a lot. Born with the ability to raise the dead, she has had many adventures-both as Mary and her alter-ego, Mystere-across the Grimm Universe. But now, Mary is content to leave her life as Mystere behind her. However, when mysterious deaths begin popping up too close to home, Mary must become Mystere once again to stop the horror that is being unleashed on her newfound home!”
Sometimes it would seem that the life of a super-heroic adventurer never truly leaves the person no matter how hard they try for it. In the case of Mary Medina, she finds its not so easy to do so with regard for her Mystere alter-ego. Born with the power to raise the dead, the right-minded necromancer finds death has come straight to her doorstep once again in this start of a new ongoing. Just what lies ahead for Mystere anyway? Well, the dead tell no tales, right?
And there we have it for this blisteringly hot week, Grand Geeks and Gatherers! Tales of necromancers unable to leave their work behind them coupled with sea-roving tales from Davy Jones’ locker! These gems and others await you at the mere click of a button on your keyboards or at the touch of a screen on your tablets or phones. But I trust you’ll go that extra mile and show your support for local business by heading down to your comic store Wednesday to get the hard copies 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!