Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, Gatherers!  Alright I’m just going to admit to you adoring indie readers now, I am an absolute fanatic for all things associated with the holidays!  Why even as I write this I am getting lightheaded from yet another glass of eggnog spiced up with crushed candy cane and nutmeg.  So lets just get right to the Picks before I pass out, hmm?!

STL065549Archie: Christmas Spectacular #1
Writer(s): Various
Artist(s): Various
Cover Artist(s): Various
Publisher: Archie

Synopsis: “Get ready for a Christmas spectacular featuring some of Archie’s most festively fun stories!


Archie continues to be a timeless classic that appeals to all age groups and readers from all walks of life. But what works like this provide to you casual and hardcore indie readers is a chance to look back on some of Archie’s great festive fun over the decades and see just what kind of shenanigans awaited him throughout the holiday season from year to year.  The perfect companion for this holiday celebration and guaranteed to bring light to your month regardless of what your holiday plans are.  The real questions is…does Jughead have an even larger appetite this time of year?!

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

STL057307Gravetrancers #1
Writer(s): M.L. Miller
Artist(s): James Michael Whynot
Cover Artist(s): James Michael Whynot
Publisher: Black Mask Studios

Synopsis: “On a journey to track down the grave of their estranged father, Maribel and Anthony find their way to the Malort Cemetery, a strange, seemingly abandoned field of mostly unmarked tombs. There they encounter an eccentric clan of grave-robbers who’ve devised a highly-addictive drug made from human remains–and the fresher the corpse, the stronger the dose. What started out as an attempt to reconnect with the past becomes a descent into a psychedelic, neon-colored nightmare…


Something as fresh and inviting as Gravetrancers offers the reader a look at unresolved daddy issues along with psychedelic highs associated with dead bodies.  A great mixture of topics if ever there was one!  Of course, I’m curious to see just how deep into this world of necrotic induced drug high will take these kids on their quest to find their papa.

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

There’s your dose for the week, wonderful readers of indie comics! A smidgen of the holidays mixed with necrotic mind altering substances. These are what await you at the mere click of a button on your electronic devices, people!  But you know what, I’m going to still suggest you head on down to your local comic shop and show them support by buying the hardcopy issues themselves.  Read them and share with your friends.  Spark up a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two.  But most importantly Gatherers, remember…GGG!