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Geek-O-Rama

The Few and the Cursed TPB vol 1

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for old westerns. I suppose it comes from my upbringing around a mostly rural area. As a rule, I’m not really interested in modern cowboy culture. Current events have further turned me away from the culture. But the old west of international media is not that. This was a romanticized old west of adventure and legend. (It was also chalked full of problematic content, but that’s a discussion for elsewhere.) In the same way that Victorian England inspired the genre that would become steampunk, it was this largely fictional vision of the wild west that would spawn the “weird west” genre.

What is the weird west, you ask? It varies, of course, but a great example is the Wild Wild West movie...

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Kickstarter of the Week: Adventures of a System Admin

Adventures of a System Admin is back on Kickstarter, with Back to Business. This is issue #5 for the series, and their third Kickstarter campaign.

Writer/Creator, Juan Espinosa, is a Systems Administrator in real life and created the series to help educate readers about S.T.E.M. and using technology safely. We’ve all had that moment of trying to teach your older family member about modern technology. I swear this is a phenomenon as old as time; I can just see a cave-teen trying to teach the older cave-man that fire good. Today it’s more like “No, deleting Internet Explorer doesn’t mean you deleted the internet, Grandma. Also, why do you still have Internet Explorer…?”

The campaign (which funded on day 1) is specifically to raise printing funds for the issue plus the new Volume 1 TPB that ...

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Kickstarter of the Week: Little Deaths

I’m going to start this piece with a fun fact. Not every Canadian knows French. I’m from a part of the country not exactly known for being particularly “worldly” but I can recognize enough French to have traveled in French speaking areas like Quebec, France, Belgium, and Luxemburg, and not have too many issues. I use the word “recognize” not “read” very intentionally. I can often understand out what words I’m seeing, without truly reading them. I know enough that “Little Deaths” makes me smile. If you know why that’s a sort of double entendre, this book is likely for you.

Little Deaths is planned to be a series of short stories chronicling the life and travels of La Maupin, Julie d’Aubigny. The most well known story of her life comes from the heavily fictionalized 1835 novelĀ Mademoiselle...

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Skies Over Superior

Frost giants are crossing Lake Superior to destroy all mankind. Only Merilee Fite and her estranged uncle can stop them.

Writer: Josh Dahl

Artist: Laura Bearl

Normally I would do a good, bad, summary but this book is a bit different. Honestly, it’s good. I enjoyed the story so far. It doesn’t say issue 1 on it, but it’s written as an issue 1. From what I can tell, it was on Kickstarter back in July. This was a gift to me from a friend so I’m not sure if it came from that or not because I also saw mention of crowdfunding back in 2018. The story is really enjoyable. Something bad is coming and only Merilee seems to have any knowledge that the bad isn’t over after the initial occurrence. The synopsis is a bit of a spoiler for future issues that the bad is frost giants...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the Week: Belial #2

Belial is a 32 page action adventure hell comedy about the original creator of Hell. Lucifer has taken his domain from him, and after centuries of wasting away in a crummy bar he’s had enough! Now, with his impish cohort Linc and bar manager/former general Mammon, he seeks to take his powers back from the Four Horsemen and usurp Lucifer to once more be the ruler of all Hell!

Co-created by Shaun Barbour and Chuck Pineau this is more than just a comedic take on Hell. This is a chance for both creators to bring their sense of fun to comics, to temporarily ignore the shitstorm that is our world right now, and just laugh and enjoy.

If you read my review the other day, you’ll know that I very much enjoyed Issue #1 and I’m looking forward to getting my hands on Issue #2...

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