Howdy, Gatherers! I don’t know about you but, I always feel a distinct bit of yearning and outright exhaustion after a convention, and last weekend yours truly was at Wondercon having a blast! Think of it as the mini-version of San Diego Comic Con tucked in the eaves of Anaheim, California’s convention center with a sprinkling of so many geekdoms into one. That’s Wondercon for you, and so much was to be seen and experienced. Alas I mustn’t stoke the jealousies in you any longer. Let’s see what indie goodness we can find this week!
Adventure Time: BMO Bonanza #1 (one-shot)
Writer(s): Laura Langston, Cynthia Cheng, Nicole Mannino, Boya Sun
Artist(s): Laura Langston, Nicole Mannino, Boya Sun
Cover Artist(s): Meredith McClaren
Synopsis: “It’s springtime in the land of Ooo and BMO is ready to celebrate! This special one-shot features short stories centered around everyone’s favorite sentient gaming system.”
Now really people, who doesn’t love BMO as part of the general fun-filled experience that Adventure Time has to offer? Sure, there were plenty of characters in the show but personally for me, BMO always intrigued me the most. And now courtesy of some amazing writing and artistic talent we get ourselves a one-shot devoted entirely to this beloved character. Of course with the ebbing of winter and the coming of spring, one must wonder what kind of exciting shenanigans the self-aware gaming system wishes to engage in! It will certainly become a BMO-nanza in more ways than one, so read on my friends and enjoy!
Writer(s): Andy Diggle
Artist(s): Stephen Segovia
Cover Artist(s): Tonci Zonjic, Renato Guedes, Raul Allen
Synopsis: “In the epic tradition of X-O MANOWAR and BLOODSHOT REBORN, Shadowman storms to the forefront of the Valiant Universe- more powerful, more terrifying, and more relentless than ever before – in an adrenaline-fueled ongoing series from superstar writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One, The Losers) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics)!”
Shadowman is just another example of one of many staples of the Valiant universe that is told and retold to an audience where he continues to have relevance. Many wonder what destiny awaits them. So too did the mortal Jack Boniface until he realized that it was waiting for him to become one of mankind’s newest Shadowmen to protect the physical world from the spirit realms out there. But just what sacrifices must Boniface make as the new Shadowman?!
March is at an end folks and the springtime is fully in gear. The convention season is picking up and the indie books are being rolled out. Just look at the goodies that came out this week! Self-sentient gaming systems and their shenanigans coupled with voodoo spirit mortals protecting the physical world. These gems and others are what await you at the mere touch of the screen on your tablet or phone or with the mere push of a button on your computer. But I will encourage you to make that extra measure of devotion by going down to your local comic book shop and showing your support for their business by buying the hard copies themselves. Read them and share with your friends, my Grand Geeks! Start a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly Gatherers, remember…GGG!