Oh dear, my loving Gatherers and Grand Geeks.  For one of the few and rare times since the inception of this article you have caught me when I am in a bit of a cold.  Luckily as I write this though I am feeling much better than I had only a day before.  But what’s great about days like this are the amounts of reading you can catch up on when sickness gets you off your daily grind!  Alas, this article’s not about me, but all for you my good friends.  Let’s see what looks good this week, shall we?

The Mighty Moe Szyslak #1 (one-shot)
Writer(s): Ian Boothby, Terry Delegeane, Tony Digerolamo, Dean Rankine
Artist(s): Mike Kazelah, Nina Matsumoto, Dean Rankine, Phil Ortiz
Cover Artist(s): Jason Ho, Andrew Pepoy, Nathan Kane
Publisher: Bongo

Synopsis: “Springfield’s belligerent bartender takes his best shot at a one-shot! First, Moe and Barney go on an excellent time-traveling adventure in search of love… and beer! Then, Moe goes in search of his long-lost, evil twin brother. And Moe waxes nostalgic over his lucky bar rag. All this and more Mighty Moe tales await you!


It was just a matter of time before everyone’s favorite yet tired and angry bartender in Springfield would get a one-shot of his own.  One-shots are amazing in the fact that the character is often taken across multiple stories rather than just a single one and therefore you can appreciate their development all the more.  And when it comes to Moe Szyslak, who couldn’t appreciate the development of stories involving him and Barney on time-travelling adventures involving beer, or perhaps the search for his long lost doppelganger twin?  Or what about the nostalgia over that bar rag of his?  Look no further into answering these questions, for the one-shot answers them all and more!

Available in digital format from http://www.bongocomics.com/blog and https://www.comixology.com/.  Hard copy purchase available at your LCS!

Ruin of Thieves: A Brigand’s Story #1
Writer(s): Ram V
Artist(s): Sumit Kumar
Cover Artist(s): Sumit Kumar, Artyom Trakhanov, Anand Radhakrishnan
Publisher: Action Lab-Danger Zone

Synopsis: “The Myros Comet passes overhead, setting the night ablaze, a spark to a tinderbox of political forces vying for its power. As the first flames of conflict begin to lick at their heels, our heroes, led by the infamous Stilian “Blackheart” Desault, find themselves on the smuggler’s isle of Rekik. And, for all their efforts at keeping their heads low, trouble seems to have a knack of tightening the noose around their necks.”


When it comes to the world of thieves, brigands and rogues, the first rule is to always keep a low-profile.  Characters like that attack from the shadows, but sometimes such shadows are betrayed in midst of a land of no honor such as the isle of Rekik. Follow this tale as “Blackheart” Desault and his band of brigands find themselves there with perhaps more than they really bargained for.  How ironic, on an island they all try and lay low only to find worsening troubles for them!

Available in digital format from http://www.actionlabcomics.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/.  Hard copy purchase available at your LCS!

What amazing and epic adventures we find in midst of the indie comics world this week.  Tales of Mighty Moe and Blackheart Desault finding ways to entertain all of our alternative reading needs.  These are but two of the wider selection of indie work out this week and they are available at the mere push of a button on your keyboard or the touch of a screen on your phone or tablet.  But please, do yourselves a favor and take that extra step of devotion by going to your local comic store and showing your support for their business by buying the hard copies 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!