It’s truly amazing, Gatherers. All across these United States, we as comic consumers are feeling a nice cooling down of weather as we prepare for autumn in anticipation of winter. Not so in Santa Ana winds-a-blazing Southern California, people! Even as I write this it is over 95°F, with the hellish winds only making it worse outside. No thank you, fellow readers. I will stay inside my well air-conditioned man-cave and find some things to sate all of your independent comic reading needs. So with a sweltering call of approval, let’s move on, shall we?! Oh yeah and Boom! Entertainment just kills it this week with some of their selected works.
Kong: Gods of Skull Island #1
Writer(s): Philip Kennedy Johnson
Artist(s): Chad Lewis
Cover Artist(s): Jeremy Wilson
Synopsis: “In this stand-alone Kong story, the year is 1912, and a wealthy humanitarian has travelled to Skull Island with the purpose of civilizing the native Tagatu living there. Although the Tagatu accept his gifts and allow his team to live among them, they’re devoted to their god…and the team soon discovers that Kong is very, very real.”
It’s a story about Kong, people. That in of itself should just make you want to go out and buy it. Seriously. But, if you need more convincing, it looks like the story is written in the same timetable of Kong: Skull Island, an event almost 60 something years in the past. But what intrigues me more about this is not just the fact that Kong is obviously the titular character, but the “gods” part as well. Does this mean we will see Gojira? Perhaps Mothra or Rodan? Or what of King Ghidorrah?! Read on is all I can say, Gatherers!
Writer(s): Box Brown
Artist(s): Lisa DuBois
Cover Artist(s): Jorge Corona, Jorge Monlongo, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb
Synopsis: “Hang on to your diapies, babies! We’re teaming up with Nickelodeon for all-new Rugrats adventures with the most intrepid toddlers to ever bust out of a playpen! Tommy, Chucky, Phil and Lil have noticed something-they are being watched. Somehow their parents can see every little thing that they can do. They’re going to have to find a way to have fun while avoiding the electronic eyes of the babycam!”
Any youth that was a fan of Nickelodeon between 1991 and 1994 knows who these little rambunctious children were. It was a show that touched the heart of and was a staple to many of a young generation, this writer included. So, from the television screen to the printed comics page we see more shenanigans of these children at play. Of course, what happens when the little ones realize that the older ones can watch their every move from the baby monitor?!
Boom Entertainment has really outdone itself this week, indie readers! With tales of the Eighth Wonder of the World and lil’ Rugrats at play, one can see how this publishing company raises its stakes to provide us all with quality independent comic reading material. For more stuff to choose from them on top of these great titles, visit their website http://www.boom-studios.com/ from the convenience of your own tablet or computer. As usual though, I will challenge you to go that extra mile and head to your local comic book shop itself and buy the hardcopy issues themselves. Read them, enjoy them and share them with your friends and loved ones! Spark up a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly, Gatherers, remember…GGG!