Happy October, Gatherers! Seasons come and go. Summer and its incessant heat are gone and now have receded into the brisk and cool nature that Fall yields.  And with Fall comes the yearning to bundle up, grab a cup of cider or coffee and read a good book or comic as you all no doubt would wish to know more of here.  So lets see what the first week of this month yields to all you eager comic readers!

My first pick goes to Big Trouble in Little China Escape from New York #1, written by Greg Pak and drawn by Daniel Bayliss.  This is just…wow. Words cannot describe the awesomeness of two of Kurt Russell’s most iconic movie characters having their chance at one of comics’ great crossovers.  Simply put, Jack and the Pork Chop Express now find themselves in midst of the post-apocalyptic atmosphere of New York City where Snake Plissken must find out why this stranger looks a whole heck of a lot like him.  Of course the big mystery that everyone wants to know is…just how in the halibut did Jack make the jump to Plissken’s reality?!  Available from http://www.boom-studios.com/.

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“It’s the mother of all crossovers as Jack Burton and Snake Plissken meet for the first time ever anywhere!’ Done with director John Carpenter’s complete blessing, witness this melee of the mullets as two cult classic characters made famous by actor Kurt Russell crossover in an improbable adventure. As lightning cascades around Jack and his good ol’ Pork-Chop Express, he finds himself transported and driving through the horrors of what seems to be the dystopian future of…Escape from New York.. Snake Plissken catches wind of Jack and goes on the hunt to find who is trying to steal his identity. Prepare for the road trip of a lifetime, with Jack and Snake rumblin’ down the streets of a dystopian future to find what craziness caused Jack to jump through worlds. Written by Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk, Action Comics) and illustrated by Russ Manning Award nominee Daniel Bayliss (Kennel Block Blues, Translucid).”

Via: Comixology and PREVIEWSworld 

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

My second pick goes to Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2016 #1, written by Ralph Tedesco and drawn by Paolo Pantalena.  Things are just at an all-time low in the Grimm Universe it seems as Sela Mathers is now dead and her daughter now has to deal with a new nightmare rocking the whole of reality.  Is a new nightmare on the horizon for the Grimm Universe’s new head heroine, or are old haunts just trying to destroy her from within?  Look no further to see just how Skye Mathers is dealing with all of this in this issue ushering in a new direction for Zenescope’s bestselling fairy-tale dimension.  Available from http://www.zenescope.com/.

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“The Grimm Universe has been rocked by the death of Sela Mathers and her daughter Skye has barely had time to mourn before she is thrust into another nightmare. Has the death of the her mother, Guardian of the Nexus, caused the entire Grimm Universe to fall apart? Or is Skye just being tormented by the spirits of her mother’s enemies. Find out the answers in this prelude to a new chapter of Grimm Fairy Tales.”

Via: Comixology and PREVIEWSworld

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

There we have it to kick off October, folks!  Tales of game-changing events in fairy-tale worlds and Kurt Russell realities clashing.  These are what one finds in the realm of independent comics and which are there right for the taking.  Gather these and others from the convenience of your tablet or on your local shop’s shelf.  Read them and start up a conversation.  Leave comments as you wish but more importantly Gatherers, always remember…GGG!