Well, last week was pretty amazing. We are lucky enough here in Kansas City to have our own Comicon, dubbed Planet Comicon. This event is pretty special to me. I make the trip every year and make sure to spend extra time with the smaller indie creators that show up, most local to KC. These are mostly indie creators that can only afford to put out one new book a year and make their rounds across various cons. It is a pleasure to pick up their new material and support these folks.
One such book is from a couple KC creators, Brett Jones and Chris Yarbrough. It’s called Radiation Day and reminds me of Fallout meets Borderlands. It’s a fun little book that is finally getting picked up by a Canadian Publisher. Congrats guys!
Another book is Task Force Rad Squad by Caleb Goellner and Buster Moody. This is a book that is a comical take on the Power Rangers. It is pure fun mayhem that will be sure to make you happy. The artist, Buster Moody, actually put out a variant cover for IDW’s TMNT. Awesome work guys!
More on Planet Comicon below, here is my pull for this week:
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Three #12
Satellite Sam #12
Princess Leia #2
Finally, I’d like to talk a little bit about some of the creators I met from Marvel and Image. Both Jason Aaron and Jason Latour showed up representing their awesome book, Southern Bastards, both of which were awesome to meet. After asking Aaron who the new female Thor actually is, he told me I had to come with that question better than that. I suggested giving him a bottle of Jameson and he mentioned that was a start. Unfortunately I didn’t make it back with the booze, so sorry, no breaking news here.
Finally, I got to meet my man Sam Humphries. It is no secret that I loved his book, Avengers A.I.. When I saw that he was going to be at the con, I had to show up. This man is a class act that took plenty of time to talk to me about how he wrote the book and how he collaborated with the amazing artist on the book, Andre Lima Araujo. You can see him and me posing with Avengers A.I. above.
The con was awesome but now that it is over, I have a backlog of books to go through and judging by the way this week is looking, I have a lot to look forward to. Let’s just hope I am able to pick up Chrononauts in print tomorrow, this is going to be a hard one to get.
That’s all I have for this week. Let me know what you think in the comments!