Hello once again fine Gatherers and welcome to the part where I give you some recommendations for the week.  In a way, these Picks are almost like a summer reading guideline for you guys except this is a year-round thing and, well, I don’t exactly grade you on whether you read them or not.  Actually, that wouldn’t be a very bad tactic to go by.  Checking on you to see if you’re getting these recommendations and…yeah I know even I think that’s far more work than I want to be engaging in.  Lets just see some Picks, shall we?!

As of late, Valiant has been hitting home runs with regard to their world altering books and series, and Divinity is no different.  So in this new tale, Divinity has returned to Earth after correcting all the world shattering cataclysm that the Stalinverse created and now must be watcher to a reality where superheroes, villains and gods alike coexist.  Can he see to the proper maintenance and smooth-running of Earth in the meantime?  I mean he does have all those deified like powers now, but even gods have been known to get stuck from time to time.

STL052056Title: Divinity #0

Writer(s): Matt Kindt

Artist(s): Renato Guedes

Cover Artist(s): Juan Jose Ryp, Ibrahim Moustafa, Clayton Henry

Publisher: Valiant

Synopsis: “AN EPIC JUMPING-ON POINT LEADING DIVINITY THROUGH THE WHOLE OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and explosive artist Renato Guedes (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Wolverine) present an awe-inspiring introduction to the largest independent superhero universe in comics – as told through the eyes of Valiant’s most powerful cosmic force!…” -PREVIEWSworld

Availability: Digital purchase through http://valiantentertainment.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/.  Hardcopy purchase through your LCS!

Now I know what you think when you hear of ole Zenescope and their books right?  Nice cheesecake covers and nothing more.  Well this particular pick, I hope, sets your mind away from that opinion when you look into this swords & sorcery type of fantasy tale.  After all, you have a story where a secret order, under direction of a dark Emperor, is set upon conquest of the realms and an all out invasion of the Grimm Universe.  That is if a certain warrior by the name of Talisman just let’s them run roughshod over it all.  Want more?  Well, get to reading and find out what happens!

STL049581Title: Grimm Fairy Tales: Tarot #1

Writer(s): Joe Brusha

Artist(s): Renato Rei

Cover Artist(s): Julius Abrera, Renato Rei, Keith Garvey, Netho Diaz, Allan Otero

Publisher: Zenescope

Synopsis: “The Mysterious Order of Tarot has emerged from the shadows with its sights set on ruling the Realms of Power. With the courts of Swords, Cups, Wands, and Pentacles at his command the Emperor is ready to launch his assault on the Grimm Universe and the only thing that stands in his way is a wild card named, Talisman.” -PREVIEWS-world

Availability: Digital purchase through http://www.zenescope.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/. Hardcopy purchase through your LCS!

No better combination of books than a little bit of sci-fi and a little bit of fantasy to round out your week for the middle of August, friends!  These books and so many others are what await you at the mere push of a button or a tapping of the screen on your phone or tablet.  Of course, my suggestion to you is to go the next step and walk down to your local shop and purchase the book for yourself!  Read them and share with your friends.  Start up a conversation and leave a comment or two.  But most importantly Gatherers, remember…GGG!