Yes, I have a degree in Social Sciences education....which immediately makes everyone want to label me as "a history guy" but I've made it no secret in any conversation about the discipline, that I tend to HATE history but love the Political Science side and/or other areas of the discipline. However, I'm having to begin donning my "historian" hat again soon with the courses I have to start teaching in the fall. Lucky for me, the new project from John Luzar and others at Resistance Comics, created the jolt I needed to re-invest in history again!
Marguerite vs the Occupation (Resistance Comics)
Marguerite vs. the Occupation is an amazing one-shot focusing on the tactics of a young woman (and the resistance) and the actions taken on one fateful day in an attempt to reclaim her home from the Nazi occupation during World War II. What makes this more personal, is she is taking back her literal home.
What I think is amazing, is that this is not just a war comic, there is a deep emotional exploration of what Marguerite felt and could remember from her childhood home, and the bedroom which is currently in use as a machine gun outpost. Watching the war and the memories play out in conjunction combines for quite the beautiful story.
For the ridiculously low price of $8 you can get Marguerite vs the Occupation in addition to the first two Resistance Comics projects (Mine and The Worth & The Cost) and the benefits keep getting better than there. If you are any kind of action and/or history buff, I highly recommend backing this project!!!! (don't forget to check out the image gallery below!
Nandor Fox Shaffer is launching his third project on Kickstarter in August. This time around he's releasing a limited series focusing on Stan Lee and the silver-age of comics as well as a commentary on comic book fandom. Both of which are premises I'm super intrigued by!
With the talent attached to the project, in conjunction with the premise, I'm super intrigued to check out the full set of details on Launch day, and Nandor and I are working out schedules to sit down for an interview for the launch. What can you do in the interim? Click on the left button to get notified on launch day, and click the button on the right to check out Nandor's website!
Area 51: The Helix Project #2 (Pocket Watch Press)
By: Trevor Fernandes-Lenkewicz, Marcelo Salaza, Marcio Freire, Taylor Esposito
Issue #2 picks right up in the thick of things after Kent has thought more about the mysterious letter his mother received while he was at "work." While I want to hold my tongue on the details of their interactions, it is safe to say that M helps us unlock more not only about Kent's past but also may shed some more light on the day his father was shot by a police officer.
What may be more important is more details being unveiled behind the titular "Helix Project." We learn what the governments true motive may be.
Last Friday, Boom! Studios sent out a first look at the upcoming graphic novel Eighty Days, helmed by A.C. Esguerra (2016 PRISM Comics Queer Press Grant).
The story premise is summarized as" Jay wants nothing more than to fly. Or so he thinks, until he crosses paths with a mysterious thief named Fix whose tricks and charms draw him into the struggle against the looming aviation guild to which Jay owes his very being. As Jay becomes further entangled in the turbulence of Fix’s cause, each man must learn to navigate shifting allegiances, the fight for freedom, and the greatest adventure of all — love."
Check out some of the preview pages below!
I'm highly intrigued to see if I get a full preview closer to the publication date, but I'm excited to throw this on a pre-order list for its September 1st release date!
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Rimmey is a high school history/government teacher & speech and debate coach in Kansas. He has slowly been rediscovering his love for comics since June of 2019.
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