Greetings, Gatherers! Hope all is well in the week leading up to Thanksgiving. It is insanely busy here. Work to get done and the impending holidays rolling around like an unstoppable force. Of course, there is also a sad event that we celebrate this day but it is far too painful to mention here, so how about we just get straight to some recommendations for all your indie reading desires, eh?
The Villain #1 (of 5)
Writer(s): Neal Adams, William Applegate
Artist(s): Mikael Bergkvist
Cover Artist(s): Neal Adams
Publisher: Red Giant Entertainment
Synopsis: “The world’s foremost super villain Jon Doe has fallen in love with the lovely Sarah, and now he decided to become a good guy. But his own evil empire didn’t get the memo. They are back and now they threaten the whole world. Suddenly, The Villain has to become The Hero, and time is running out.”
So just what exactly does happen when the villain decides to go straight and become good for a change? Well in the case of renown supervillain Jon Doe it certainly doesn’t bode well! But that is to be expected when one falls in love with a bombshell and it compels then to re-evaluate their lot in life. Problem is that it just isn’t that easy. His former employers aren’t exactly accepting of this new state of affairs and most likely are not going to allow it to just go down without a fight. A story that is as intriguing as it is topsy-turvy. Find this first issue of a five issue limited series this week and enjoy!
Maxwell’s Demons #1
Writer(s): Deniz Camp
Artist(s): Vittorio Astone
Cover Artist(s): Vittorio Astone
Publisher: Vault Comics
Synopsis: “Maxwell Maas may be the greatest mind the world has ever known, but at 10-years-old he has a lot to learn. Adventuring to distant worlds through his makeshift multiversal closet door, Max will encounter greatness and menace on a cosmic scale. Fans of Gaiman’s Sandman will feel at home in the expansive, daring universe of Maxwell’s Demons.”
Multiversal theory is something that fascinates the hearts and minds of many a reader, whether indie or otherwise. But how often do we get the chance to actually experience said multiverse itself, even if vicariously through a book’s protagonist? In this new series we have the chance to experience such a thing through little Maxwell’s eyes. Just what we are to see on this great adventure is what awaits you by purchasing this book and following Maxwell on his journey!
And there we have it on this week of thanksgiving and tragedy, Gatherers. Tales of villains going straight and children having the gateway to multiple realities within walking distance. This is the world of indie comics reading people. And its there for the taking, all at the mere push of a button on your keyboard or tablet. But take it to the next level, people. Walk down to your local comic book shop and show them your support by buying the hardcopies themselves. Read them and share with your friends. Start up a conversation and remember to leave a comment or two. But most importantly Gatherers, remember…GGG!