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The Ides of March are upon us, Gatherers!  Winter is seemingly wilting down into rainy showers or sunny skies.  And with such promise of weather renewal comes just another reason to put off your spring cleaning.  No, I’m not talking of utter laziness, unless you consider reading such an act!  Sure, with spring comes new books to entice your indie reading spirit.  So let’s see what’s available this week!

This first pick is something that appeals to my love of Greek mythology in the first place.  Sure, I have my Bulfinch’s still in my possession but that’s besides the point!  Mythology is timeless classic literature that symbolizes epic storytelling at its finest, and this work is a wonderful retelling of just one such awesome tale. If ever you were a fan of the Metamorphoses by Ovid, or just enjoy a good legendary tale, this book is definitely a must for you!

STL033436Title: Cadmus #1
Writer: Sam Beck
Artist: Sam Beck
Cover Artist(s): Sam Beck
Publisher: Antarctic

Synopsis: “Antarctic Press presents a true tale for the ages, a gorgeous retelling of a classic Greek myth. When his sister Europa is kidnapped from his home of Phoenicia, Cadmus is sent by his father to retrieve her. Unable to find her yet forbidden to return without her, his fortunes seem to turn when an oracle reveals how he shall sow the first seeds of a mighty city of his own!”                                                                                                    -PREVIEWSworld

Availability: Digital purchase available on both and Hardcopy purhase available at your LCS!

And this second pick is another great fantasy epic compliant with all of Aspen’s new changes to its universe. The world of Soulfire is back in gear with many of its significant heroes and protagonists back in the midst of a great story that brings new challenges and dangers with it.  By now, if you haven’t been reading Soulfire, this book is the perfect jumping on point!

Soulfire-v6-01d-TurnerTitle: Soulfire #1 (Vol. 6)
Writer: J. T. Krul
Artist: Giuseppe Cafaro
Cover Artist(s): Michael Turner, Talent Caldwell, Tyler Kirkham, Giuseppe Cafaro
Publisher: Aspen

Synopsis: “Aspen’s premiere action-adventure fantasy epic returns in this all new jumping-on point for new readers! Following the events of ASPEN UNIVERSE: REVELATIONS, the world of SOULFIRE has a new status quo, as magic and technology have intertwined as never before! Meanwhile, Soulfire’s Grace, Malikai and friends now must also discover that things are not as they seem in the year 2211-including new-and old-dangers that seek to eliminate them…”                                                                                                                                               -PREVIEWSworld

Availability: Digital purchase available on both and  Hardcopy purchase available at your LCS!

The Ides are at an end dear folks and so it comes to the conclusion of our latest installment of Picks.  I really hope you find these rare gems to read and share with your friends because these are the true creative bread and butter to the comics industry.  Find them from the convenience of your own search engine but more importantly, remember to get them also from your local shop and support their business!  Kick up a conversation with your friends regarding these books and be sure to leave a comment or two. Remember, Gatherers…GGG!