When a routine troll hunting gig takes a gruesome turn, Old Man Barrow finds himself in the company of a wannabe doomsday cult. Just how’s he going to get out of this backwoods nightmare? Well, that axe ain’t just for show. Grit is Southern-fried sword and sorcery and pulp fantasy adventure at it’s ax-iest. So grab yourself a whiskey and settle in for some fun.
Earth is an ancient myth, long forgotten. Now, the word of the god-like Celestials is absolute, and they rule with brutal efficiency. When Joss, an Engineward, discovers and reactivates the head of an ancient ghoulem, she finds all is not as intended. Her destiny-and that of her world-lies somewhere far beyond the borders of her shantytown.
Writer: George Mann
Artist: Joe Eisma Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: July 15, 2020
We’re still lacking new comics, still, but that won’t stop us from talking comics, and gives me a chance to catch up on my To Be Read pile. So here’s what I’ve read, recently, including things I’ve read for more fleshed out reviews on Outright Geekery and reading picks:
I absolutely love Final Fantasy VII – the original, Dirge of Cerberus, Advent Children. But by no means am I an expert on all of the Final Fantasy games, nor do I consider myself a hardcore gamer. So going into this, know that this review is based on my passion for this game and these characters, and not a big fancy gamer review.
Now that we have that out of the way –
The Final Fantasy VII Remake released Friday, which was a much needed mental break for me during all the stress of the coronavirus and quarantine. I began Friday evening and finished up Wednesday morning with the main storyline.
So, things are getting a little wild out there. We’re being encouraged to practice social distancing, for the sake of individuals that are particularly susceptible to the virus. With this, many events, restaurants, businesses, etc are being postponed, temporarily closed, etc.
“Centuries after the fall of the Anthropocene, the last vestiges of human civilization are housed in a massive domed city powered by renewable energy, known as The Green Zone. Inside lives teenager Tenn Gavrilo, a brilliant bio-engineer who could rebuild the planet. But there’s one problem: her resentful brother Seren is eager to dismantle the precarious Utopia. From the minds of Zac Thompson (X-Men, Yondu) and debut writer Emily Horn with artist Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque (Letter 44, Avengers ) comes a gorgeous and green solar-punk world filled with strange biotechnology, harsh superstorms, and divisive ideologies-ideologies that will tear Tenn and Seren down to their roots as they fight for a better Earth.”
Writers: Zac Thompson & Emily Horn Artist: Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque Colorist: Raul Angulo Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou Designer: Tim Daniel SRP: $3.99 On Sale: 3/25/2020
“Welcome to White Ash, a small smudge of a mining community in Western Pennsylvania, where the secrets are buried even deeper than the coal under the mountain. If you’re a fan of Supernatural, Twin Peaks or Lord of the Rings, you’re going to love getting to know our mysterious town.“
“A geopolitical drama with monster mythos, Burning Field explores the evil that lurks when greed drives one to drill too deep into the unknown.
Dana Atkinson, a dishonorably discharged army investigator, is pulled back to the Middle East when a group of American oil technicians disappear under bizarre circumstances. With the help of an Iraqi investigator, what Dana discovers is unimaginable: a series of unusual incidents at the drill site lead her and her unlikely ally to discover a mythic evil that has been released, one that threatens both the lives of the entire region and the fragile peace that exists.”