Well well Gatherers, this is a first for me.  As I write your gloriously juicy picks for this week I am unfortunately down with a most uncomfortable cold.  Alas, whats the saying, you can’t keep good Picks down?  Wait, no that’s not right.  Alright we better wrap this up while I’m still sane enough to work without aid of the Mucinex and NyQuil.

My first pick goes to Ether #1, written by Matt Kindt and drawn by David Rubin.  This kind of story is one that should appeal to the science-fantasy fan detailing the story of Boone Dias in his travels across the multiversal Ether.  Sure, he may have things under control so to say but what’s to say that such a responsibility may be a touch much even for him?  Available from https://www.darkhorse.com/.

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“A science-minded adventurer gets mixed up in the mysteries of a fantasy world in this charming new adventure from an award-winning creative team. Boone Dias is an interdimensional explorer, a scientist from Earth who has stumbled into great responsibility. He’s got an explanation for everything, so of course the Ether’s magical residents turn to him to solve their toughest crimes. But maybe keeping the real and the abstract separate is too big a job for just one man.”

Via: Comixology and PREVIEWSworld 

Available in digital format from https://www.darkhorse.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/ and in print from your LCS! 

My second pick goes to the Comic Book History of Comics #1, written by Fred van Lente and drawn by Ryan Dunlavey.  The first issue of a six-issue miniseries, the Comic Book History of Comics is quite simply an authoritative story of how the media of comic books, graphic novels and even manga came to be and why they continue to be such an important thing in our literary culture.  Available from http://www.idwentertainment.com/.

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“For the first time ever, the inspiring, infuriating, and utterly insane story of comics, graphic novels, and manga is presented in four-color glory! The award-winning Action Philosophers team of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey turn their irreverent-but-accurate eye to the stories of Jack Kirby, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Alan Moore, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Fredric Wertham, Roy Lichtenstein, Art Spiegelman, Herge, Osamu Tezuka – and more!” 

Via: Comixology and PREVIEWSworld 

Available in digital format from http://www.idwentertainment.com/ and https://www.comixology.com/ and in print from your LCS! 

And there you have it folks! Achoo! Good Lord…I hope this cold doesn’t preclude me from being able to raid my local store this week to pick these up.  But just in case it does, I encourage all you faithful Gatherers to go out and get these from your store’s comic shelves or from the the sanctity of your own search engine.  Read them, enjoy, and share them with others.  Start up a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two.  But most importantly, remember…GGG!