And here we are again, Gatherers! At the end of another month and, more importantly, the end of a season!  Gone are the days of summer blaze only to be replaced by the crisp leaves and fresh invigorating wind of Fall….yeah see I can’t even say that with a straight face if you’re from Southern California.  Here it’s still on fire with the sun beating down on us mercilessly but here’s to hoping that that Fall cool-off is soon round the corner! And with that said, here come more suggestions when visiting your LCS or searching your tablet or computer for something to read. Bring on the picks!

My first pick goes to Josie & The Pussycats #1, written by Marguerite Bennett and drawn by Audrey Mok. Of course, for anyone who loves the classic shenanigans of the all-girl’s band from Riverdale, this should come as no surprise that this book will be fun personified.  Like any good story involving these fun females, the band is formed and must struggle to survive in the midst of crazy things, like Alexandra’s ego!  Available from http://archiecomics.com/.

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“Grab the latest, surefire, top-of-the-charts new Riverdale series! Friends, countrymen, lend me your long tails and ears for hats – the Pussycats are back! In this series kick-off, Josie’s getting the band together to help achieve her dreams of musical stardom. But for the group to last, it needs a strong foundation of friendship and trust. Can the girls get going, or will Alexandra’s plotting put a stop to the whole thing? Don’t miss comics’ supreme songstresses’ return to the limelight in this exciting first issue!”

Via: Comixology and PREVIEWSworld

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

My second pick goes to Frostbite #1, written by Joshua Williamson and drawn by Jason Shawn Alexander.  The first issue of a 6 issue miniseries, Frostbite envisions a possible dystopian future of Earth enraptured by bleakness and ice and the struggle for warmth. In midst of this struggle is a disease that Dr. Henry Bonham and his daughter have found a cure for, which can help save the whole of humanity.  But for them to be able to do so they must travel a great distance in midst of this hell frozen over.   Mad Max meets Whiteout!  Available from http://www.vertigocomics.com/.

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“Long after Earth has entered its second ice age, humanity has learned to cope with the frozen elements. In this cold and bleak future, heat is power, and brutal gangs roam the icy wasteland looking for it. If that wasn’t enough, a terrible disease nicknamed ‘frostbite’ is literally freezing people from the inside out. Once you catch it, the effect is instantaneous. There is no immunity, there is no cure. Until now. Doctor Henry Bonham and his daughter Victoria have found the key to ending frostbite. If they can get from Mexico City to a secret government outpost in Alcatraz, they could stabilize life across the globe. But to do that they’ll need to stay alive. That’s where Keaton comes in. She and her crew have faced worse journeys before, but never with the potential consequences this one poses if they fail. A new miniseries from acclaimed writer Joshua Williamson (The Flash: Rebirth; Nailbiter) and artist Jason Shawn Alexander (Empty Zone; BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY), FROSTBITE is a science-fiction action miniseries unlike any other.”

Via: Comixology and PREVIEWSworld

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

And there we have it for September, Gatherers! Whether looking into classical girl bands of Riverdale or seeing just how bad humanity can become in midst of a post-apocalyptic global winter, independent comics have your back when you’re looking for something alternative to read.  Find these great titles and others with a simple walk to your local store or from just the click of a button.  And never forget to recommend them to others and start a conversation and more importantly, leave a comment or two!  Happy reading girls and guys and remember above all…GGG!