May Day, Gatherers! May Day! And I say that not with the intention of scaring you wonderful Grand Geeks but to keep you reminded that as April melts away and the new month blooms that we are that much closer to FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Sound the applause and the cannons! Light the beacons! And I am getting way too into this, I am sure. So before I go into full beast mode on this, lets see what you can get from your local stores before that wonderful day rolls around.
Alien Toilet Monsters #1
Writer(s): Eric Barnett, Carol Zara
Artist(s): Eric Barnett
Cover Artist(s): Eric Barnett
Synopsis: “ALIEN TOILET MONSTERS® is a new series that finally answers the age old question: “are we alone in the universe?” The answer is both yes, and well, no. You see, it depends entirely on which universe you mean. Forbidden worlds, circular love triangles, and assuredly hard sci-fi, Alien Toilet Monsters is a densely packed mini series aimed at mature readers; it’s best quantified as a nihilistic satire that shamelessly probes the underside of humanity. Poop jokes not included.”
It’s not too often that we find a rather unconventional means of pursuing science fiction tropes within the realm of indie comics. Yet what we have here is the start of a new ongoing that seeks to do just that and more! With Alien Toilet Monsters, we might very well have our answers to whether we are alone in the cosmos but…probably not in the exact format we were hoping for. Long story short, it’s all about to come down in the confines of this series…literally!
Mike Wolfer’s Gallery of Monster’s #1
Writer(s): Mike Wolfer
Artist(s): Mike Wolfer, Ceci de la Cruz
Cover Artist(s): Mike Wolfer, Ceci de la Cruz
Publisher: American Mythology Productions
Synopsis: “The master of erotic, indie horror comics returns with another selection of delectable and horrifying visions of monsters most foul in Mike Wolfer’s Gallery of Monsters! Featuring 23 full-color pin-ups, this unique gallery of pin-up and cover art features Wolfer’s creations from Widow, Daughters of the Dark Oracle, his cult-classic, giant monster opus Daikazu, and a few saucy, new pieces that have to be seen to be believed. This exhibition is for mature viewers only, and contains some violence and nudity. Available in both a Main Cover edition and Nude Cover variant.”
Those who are familiar with Mike Wolfer’s art will already be all over this like gnats at a picnic on a summer’s day. But those that are unfamiliar with his work will appreciate that he is one of the great luminaries of erotic horror in the indie comics world. A work like this is a great magnum opus of his work and is a most desired collector’s item to those interested. Happy scary reading that just might scare you stiff…literally!
May is here folks and already we go out with a bang in preparation for the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY weekend! Tales of erotic horror artwork combined with extraterrestrial frights from the toilet! I guess it really was about monsters this week, wasn’t it? Anyway, these are but two examples of all those sweet indie gems you can find either from your home computer or on your tablet or phone. But please go out and show that extra bit of support for your local comic book shop and help sustain their business with purchasing the hardcopy issues themselves. Read them and share with your friends. Start up a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly Gatherers, remember…GGG!