Happy September, Gatherers and Grand Geeks! I hope everyone had an amazing Labor Day weekend. Mine was spent preparing my next session as a D&D dungeon master, going to San Pedro for a few days of Fleet Week celebration and plenty of rest and relaxation in all this warm Southern California balminess. Along the way though I still managed to find some wonderful selections I believe you should check out for this week while either surfing your computer or heading down to your local comic store.
Writer(s): Samantha Wallschlaege
Artist(s): Joge Rosa Rantila
Cover Artist(s): Joge Rosa Rantila,
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment – Danger Zone
Synopsis: “Cass and Iola are a pair of rookie bounty hunters trying to strike it big on the wildest edge of the galaxy. Squeaking by on luck, tenacity, and a heavy dose of foolhardiness, they’ve begun to make a name for themselves in the hunting circuit. But when they accept a job from a wealthy exotic pet dealer they stumble into a fight they weren’t prepared for – and become the newest target. Can the Guncats outsmart the deadliest hunters and criminals in the galaxy, or will their luck finally run out?”
Truly, not even the likes of Han Solo and Chewbacca have on them what Cass and Iola have when it comes to the interstellar game of bounty hunting. The two of them are just making headway in the galaxy trying to earn their reputation, but now take on a job in which they might be in over their heads. Just how smart are these Guncats anyway?!
Elric the White Wolf #1 (of 2)
Writer(s): Michael Moorcock, Julien Blondel, Jean-Luc Cano
Artist(s): Robin Recht, Julien Telo
Cover Artist(s): Tim Sale, Jean Bastide, Robin Recht
Publisher: Titan Comics
Synopsis: “The gorgeous comic adaptation of Michael Moorcock’s world-renowned cult fantasy saga, acclaimed by the public, critics, and Moorcock himself! A year has passed since Elric left Imrryr, his palace and his throne, leaving behind a heartbroken Cymoril. For a year he has walked the Young Kingdoms, under the distant gaze of his protector, Arioch. A year since he traded his skills as a wizard and fighter to the highest bidder, forging, in each battle, the legend of the albino warrior whose Black Sword terrifies the bravest of warriors. Today he is no longer Elric de Melnibone…”
Happiness. This is the one word that can describe this work that is, arguably, equated with the very essence of what the sword & sorcery genre is defined as. Now it seems Elric has left his birthright as Emperor and has embraced a new life as that of the lone hero. But what is to become of Melnibone now?! And the Black Sword itself? Or even poor Cymoril?
And there begins a good start to the month of September, Grand Geeks and Gatherers! Interstellar smugglers combined with eternal champions and their contrasting tales. These great stories and others are what await you at the mere click button on your keyboard or a tapping of a screen on your phone or tablet. But you are generous minded consumers who love to support local businesses, so I will encourage you to go down to your local stores this Wednesday and pick up 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!