Howdy Gatherers and Grand Geeks! Hope everyone is doing well as we inch that much closer to the autumnal equinox. Lets be honest though, even though the season is about to change in due time, we all know the heat will still be here for a bit longer. So until we can start busting out those turtlenecks and pumpkin lattes, lets continue to have a cold drink by the side of the pool. I know I sure will whilst enjoying my favorite indie books. But before I do so, let’s see what looks good this week in the indie comics realm!
Bountiful Garden #1
Writer(s): Ivy Noelle Weir
Artist(s): Kelly Williams
Cover Artist(s): Kelly Williams
Publisher: Mad Cave Studios
Synopsis: “In the year 2200, a team of teenage scientists are sent on a terraforming mission to a distant planet. Selected as the best and brightest of their generation, architect Jonas, botanist Marnie, biologist Jane, engineers Anya and Kamari, and security detail Kurt are all put into cryostasis expected to wake up when it is time to prepare to land on their assigned planet…”
It seems that people still don’t understand that in space nobody can hear you scream. In this tale, a team of highly skilled scientific adolescents are sent on a terraforming assignment to an exoplanet, but are awoken from their cryostatic sleep too early and find their spacecraft hovering above some strange world.
Writer(s): Mark Russell
Artist(s): Ben Tiesma
Cover Artist(s): Ben Tiesma, Corin Howell
Publisher: Vault Comics
Synopsis: “Welcome to the town of Lost Turkey, where the main source of entertainment is a cursed DVD machine that seems to know more about the fate of its citizens than they do.”
Books like these honestly make one wonder if instant rental machines are even worth the risk anymore in today’s world! Seems that in the town of Lost Turkey there is only one singular means of entertainment for its citizens…a DVD kiosk. Now, that in of itself isn’t the strange mystery behind it. What makes this kiosk ominous is the fact that it seems to know far more about everyone’s fate in the town than even the people themselves do!
And there we have it for the week, folks! Indie stories featuring terraforming missions gone awry combined with killer movie kiosks on the prowl. Ones like these and so many other gems are available 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 you all firmly believe in supporting local businesses, I trust you’ll head down to your comic shops this Wednesday so that you may pick up the hardcopy issues themselves. Read them and share with your friends. Start a meaningful conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, always remember…GGG!