If you want to know why I love indie books so much, check out my introduction to PoserPoints 41, also on some Ashcan Comics Pub. books. Here are two more offerings I've enjoyed a great deal today!
Huge #1 (January 2020)
Huge introduces us into some sort of mid-to-post apocalyptic story of sort. The book opens with two men introducing themselves to one another in what appears to be an old convenience store. Neither man fully can explain what is happening but John appears to be slightly more aware of where they might be, and what is going on. As Robby (who we can tell will be the book's protagonist) is slowly regaining some memory is fishing for whatever information he can get to explain what has happened.
You can check out more of both Pate's art and writing at: www.ashcancomicspub.com
One thing I like about Pate's artwork here is the details of the human eyes and face. We have all heard things like "the eyes are the windows to the soul" or that the face conveys more than our physical language can. Pate really nails the reactions Robby has in his moments of "coming to" or the emotions of the relationship between Robby and Alex. I'm intrigued to see what pops up in Huge #2.
There is also a bonus story at the back of this book called "Plowshares and Pruning Hooks" where Pate offers the art for Travis Hill's writing. It's a nice gritty story at the end, and the writer and artist really connect in this short.
The Good Blood #1 (Feb 2020)
By: Jacob K. Graczyk
In judging a book by its cover, The Good Blood looks as if it will offer some sort of medieval-ish fantasy (the swords, the lutes, the magic hand....) and in flipping to the first two pages, it delivers. The book opens on what appears to be some sort of goblin tracking down an intestine which he is stuffing back into his body, and then he loses his hat! I'm not sure which I'd be more upset about, guts or hat, but he's clearly bummed this hat fell off and blew away!
You can check out more of Graczyk's work at: www.ashcancomicspub.com
As Lena is successful in making her deal with Abby, she has to take another odd task to find a place to sleep for the night, where a man tells her of a haunted house. Lena discovers a struggling young mage trying to curse someone, using the energy from world veins the house is built on, in the name of revenge. Lena uses her mystical knowledge to help the young man, where they summon a badass looking Succubi Matriarch, which has to be destroyed.
Again, another story I enjoyed! This seems to be the longest of all of the comic book offerings I've perused thus far, and does a lot of strong character work so we understand who Lena and Abby are for their journey forward. It does a lot of work showing the potential powers Lena possesses, and the book is quite humorous when it needs to be! and I can't wait to get the next offering!
The journey of a 30-something father of three who's trying to break into the world of reviewing comics after a loooooong hiatus...
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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