Charlton Arrow #1
Writer(s): Nick Cuti, Paul Kupperberg, Roger McKenzie
Artist(s): Joe Staton, Mike Collins, Steven Butler, Barbara Kallberg, Mort Todd
Cover Artist(s): John Staton
Publisher: AC Comics
Synopsis: “The amazing return of the beloved superhero E-Man by creators Nick Cuti and Joe Staton. Plus the Monster Hunter by Paul Kupperburg and Mike Collins and the incredible origin of Mr. Mixit by Roger McKenzie and Steve Butler. All-new full-color fun with old and new characters.”
Anyone who is living nowadays has been exposed to something or been influenced by the world that Charlton Comics created all those decades ago. Many artistic and literary luminaries in the industry worked for the label and so many iconic characters were created during its publication times. AC Comics has decided to bring back the greatness that Charlton’s world gave to us with this new series. E-Man. The Monster Hunter. Mr. Mix-It. Classics of a past time made relevant today. Let that sink into our memory when we go to our local shop this Wednesday and wish for a return to amazing yet timeless stories and characters that we all know and love. Perfect for both young and old audiences!
Weed Magic #1
Writer(s): Brian Phillipson, Jordan Lichtman
Artist(s): Alex Cormack
Cover Artist(s): Alex Cormack
Publisher: Bliss on Tap
Synopsis: “Hollywood, California. It’s 4/20 and two lovable stoners – Moe and his best friend Bunny – find themselves (and the whole city) completely dry. When local vagabond My$tic gifts the boys a strange and exotic strain of cannabis (along with a cryptic warning), Moe and Bunny soon discover that this “magic” weed provides potent yet fleeting super-human powers of body and mind. The love child of Pineapple Express and The Greatest American Hero, Weed Magic will delight the sober and stoned alike. Red Eyes. Full Bong. Can’t Lose.”
Let’s light up, dudes and gals! Bring out your bongs and joints and get on a magic carpet ride with these two pot addicts who seem to come across a real good stash one day. The only thing that makes this different than your run of the mill weed is that this strain seems to impart superpowers into its users! So on Wednesday, be sure to light up by 4:20 and get this book into your hands and get comfortable. Oh yeah and make sure to have snacks available.
What an electrifying yet relaxing way to start the month of horror, folks! Stories of classic Silver Age heroes being brought back into a modern setting opposed by superpower stoners fighting the good fight. These stories cannot be made up, Gatherers. They are the bread and butter of the independent comic label industry and are yours for the taking. So what’s stopping you from going onto your computer or tablet or phone and getting them now? Nothing, but, oh yeah wait. I will have you hold that thought and instead consider supporting your local business by going to your nearby comic store itself! Read them and share with your friends (with or without the bong if you wish). Start up a conversation and be sure to leave a comment or two. But most importantly Gatherers, remember…GGG!