Nowhere Men is back! I’ve been hooked since the very first issue was released back in 2012. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Nowhere Men, let me familiarize you. It is set in a world where we treat scientists as if they were rock stars. Four of these rock star scientists, Simon Grimshaw, Emerson Strange, Dade Ellis, and Thomas Walker, The Fab Four, form a company called World Corp., with the mission to make the world around them a better place. Unfortunately, due to infighting as well as the mysterious disappearance of Thomas Walker, World Corp. is brought to its knees. If you’re as big of a Beatles fan as me, this is a great comic book for you. Imagine (no pun intended) The Beatles as scientists. Now, pick your jaw up off the floor and grab your copy of Nowhere Men issues 1-8 today!
Jesse Young’s new short web comic, My Favorite Toy, is a really fun story. We can all relate to the little girl in the story who is being picked on by bullies at school. After she gets home, all she wants to do is play with her favorite toy, but it’s nowhere to be found. I remember coming home from bad days at school and immediately going to my room to start playing with my Star Wars action figures so I could escape the bad stuff at school. It was my refuge. My happy place. When you find out why this toy is so special to the little girl, it can’t help but bring a smile to your face. It’s the perfect ending to this story, and an end that a lot of people wished would have happened to them.
Every eve, of every hallow.
From the hilariously twisted mind of James Roday (Shawn Spencer, Psych) comes Gravy, a movie about a trio of costumed misfits with very special dietary requirements who seize a Mexican cantina and force the staff to engage in a late night of gaming, food, and libations. The only caveat is what's on the menu.
At the Ends of the Earth is the latest short comic from Jesse Young (Android Jones, Here We Go). “It tells the story of a family who goes on a summer vacation at a cabin in the mountains. Their two daughters Stella & Grace aren't exactly excited about a family trip with no Wi-Fi or friends. They decide to explore the woods and make the best of the situation and are surprised by what they find hidden deep in the mountains.”
I’m always excited when a writer whose work I admire releases new a new story. It’s like getting to open a Christmas present any time of the year. The wonder and excitement building inside of you, about what may lie in the pages ahead, and the satisfaction of finishing a good story when you’re done.
In addition to the darker and more serious Uncle Buck, the other new story included in Jesse Young’s Kickstarter project, Here We Go, was the more lighthearted and fun short story, The Silver Street Boys. Caleb, a young man is going through his attic when he comes across some old newspapers from the Silver Street Boys Press. He discovers that his dad and his friends wrote them back when they were around Caleb’s age. What follows is the story of one of their investigations into the rumors surrounding a mysterious Swamp Monster in town.
One of my favorite writers, Jesse Young, has released a couple of new stories. The first of which, Uncle Buck, features some pretty awesome artwork by Matt Battaglia. Now, you may be thinking to yourself, isn’t Uncle Buck a John Candy movie? You’re absolutely correct, a John Candy movie that the unnamed protagonist loves, but as the protagonist says, “This isn’t a movie, and I’m not Uncle Buck.”
I’ve been outta the comic book loop the last few months while dealing with some personal matters. I fell way behind on all of my favorite series. Too far behind. Rather than undertake the massive effort of catching myself up on all of them, I bided my time until something new popped up that piqued my interests. And, boy, did Low pique it. I’m a sucker for anything remotely sci-fi, so I was pretty sure going into it that I was going to enjoy the story that followed. I was more than right.
If you still haven’t seen Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, find a theater near you that’s still playing it and run there. If you’re like me and running isn’t your thing, you can always check it out when it releases on DVD/Blu-ray today.
One of my favorite authors at the moment, Jesse Young, is back with another awesome comic titled The Devil You Know. After a heist goes south, the crew goes on the run from their employer, the one man you never want to cross. As soon as I saw “heist” in the logline, I was excited. Who doesn’t like a good heist story? Young delivers in that department. The Devil You Know is well worth a read and keeps you hooked from the very beginning. It may sound like an ordinary heist story, but there’s really a lot more to it than that. I definitely recommend reading it. Especially since it’s only eight pages long; there’s no excuse for not reading The Devil You Know.