August. It’s amazing, this month. One of the hottest of the year and it leaves us with so little to do other than to run for comfort and seek an air conditioned sanctuary to cool off.  Now personally guys and gals I prefer doing that and taking a big ole stack of indie comics to read just to pass the time on such blazing summer days. So if you’re like me and you want to dodge the heat and find something good to read, look no further than here with another dosage of my Picks of the Week!

The first pick goes to Duck Avenger #0, written by Alessandro Sisti and drawn by Alberto Lavoradori. Simply put, Gatherers, this is the book that fans have been asking for for ages now; a new series of adventures for the Duck Avenger!  And adventures really take place when, after Scrooge McDuck buys Ducklair, Donald finds himself donning the guise once again and being thrust into the middle of an epic cosmic battle! Available from http://www.idwpublishing.com/.

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” ‘Evronians!’ It’s the start of a most-wanted Disney superhero epic! When Scrooge McDuck buys mysterious, ultra-hi-tech Ducklair Tower, Donald sneaks onto a forgotten floor-and as Duck Avenger, finds an amazing AI sending him into a breathless space alien battle! * At last! IDW brings you the new-to-USA Disney thrillride that fans have requested most-the legendary ‘Duck Avenger New Adventures’! * Adapted for our readers by fan favorite Jonathan Gray (Sonic the Hedgehog)! * 72 action-packed pages for only $4.99!”

Via: Comixology and PREVIEWSworld 

Available in digital format from http://www.idwpublishing.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/ and in print from your LCS!

The next pick goes to Generation Zero #1, written by Fred van Lente and drawn by Francis Portela. This work is what you get if you mashed up issues of adolescence with the X-Men combined with the A-Team for added dramatic effect.  And if that’s not enough to convince you to get this book then I certainly do not know what will!  Look into this new ongoing series as the team known as Generation Zero, recently having attained its autonomy, tries to struggle for its existence in a world that views its members as different.  Of course it helps that they have powers but, just what if that is not enough to help save them at the end of the day?  Available from http://valiantuniverse.com/.

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“Because you demanded it! Exploding out of the pages of HARBINGER WARS comes AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES starring GENERATION ZERO from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and blockbuster artist Francis Portela (FAITH)!

If you have a problem… If your parents won’t help… And if your cause is worthy… Log onto network #ZERO… because Generation Zero is listening.

Years ago, the children of the experimental strike team known as Generation Zero were taken from their families by Project Rising Spirit, a private weapons contractor, and raised to be psychic soldiers. After years of taking orders, they have fought for and won their freedom. Now, the world’s most wanted teenagers have pledged to protect each other tooth and claw, while using their extraordinary abilities to right wrongs for a generation without a
future… To fight for kids, just like them.

One of those kids is Keisha Sherman, whose boyfriend just turned up dead after a suspicious car crash in Rook, Michigan – a newly booming tech town that sprang from rags to super-riches seemingly overnight. When Keisha makes a desperate plea into her webcam, the local high school suddenly finds itself with several unusual new students… But as word of Generation Zero’s presence spreads rapidly through the halls, this volatile band of teenage upstarts is about to discover that they’re far from the most extraordinary thing lurking behind Rook’s stainless-steel facade..”

Via: Comixology and PREVIEWSworld

Available in digital format from http://valiantuniverse.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/ and in print from your LCS! 

There, now I’ve given you more than enough material to keep you company when you are wanting to be shielded from that blazing August sun inside of the confines of your air-conditioned sanctuaries! You’re quite welcome!  But seriously though, what’s not to enjoy this week? Duck Avengers and psionic teenagers just to name a few! Get to reading, fellow Gatherers and make sure to make comments and spread the word! Happy indie adventures, and remember, GGG!