After a week off for Thanksgiving, Brian, Darci, and Logan are back to talk about indie comics. They discuss the announcement of the upcoming Houghton Mifflin graphic novel The Worst Ronin, the remastering of Mike Grell‘s legendary Jon Sable, Freelance series. and maybe dig into yaoi manga a little bit too much. Then, they chat about Andi Watson‘s 2020 comic The Book Tour, the black and white saga of an author who can’t sell a single copy of his book and keeps getting put up in worse and worse hotels and ends up in a quite conundrum and wrap up things up by mentioning what they’re thankful for in 2020. Other comics mentioned on the show include A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Fake, I Walk with Monsters, Lumberjanes: End of Summer, Trese, and Kill A Man.
(W) Andi Watson (A/CA) Andi Watson In Shops: Nov 18, 2020 SRP: $24.99
A page-turning, Kafkaesque dark comedy in brilliant retro style, this graphic novel watches one man try to keep it together while everything falls apart.
Upon the publication of his latest novel, G. H. Fretwell, a minor English writer, embarks on a book tour to promote it. Nothing is going according to plan, and his trip gradually turns into a nightmare. But now the police want to ask him some questions about a mysterious disappearance, and it seems that Fretwell’s troubles are only just beginning…
In his first book for adults in many years, acclaimed cartoonist Andi Watson evokes all the anxieties felt by every writer and compresses them into a comedic gem of a book. Witty, surreal, and sharply observant, The Book Tour offers a captivating lesson in letting go.
(W) Andi Watson, Christopher Golden, Daniel Brereton, Jen Van Meter (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Nimit Malavia In Shops: Aug 12, 2020 SRP: $29.99
From Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy The Vampire Slayer) comes the official tie-in to the critically acclaimed Buffy The Vampire Slayer television series! Set during the third season of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer television series, discover untold stories of the Scooby Gang and their fight against evil in Sunnydale-all while trying not to fail their exams! Collects Buffy The Vampire Slayer #1-10 (Dark Horse Comics, published 1998-2003), as well as short stories from the era in a newly designed, value priced format that no Buffy fan can miss!
This July, get ready to say game, set, match for 15 Love #1 (of 3) – a never before seen, giant-size story from acclaimed writer Andi Watson (Skeleton Key, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and artist Tommy Ohtsuka! Mill Collins is about to learn that life is anything but a piece of cake when the length of your high school career depends on the strength of your serve! But when Mill’s slipping grades threaten to steal away her scholarship from the exclusive Wayde Tennis Academy, she’ll have to look for help from the most unlikely coach to climb her way back up the bracket and into the record books!
“The story Andi’s put together is a terrific one—the story of underdog Mill Collins and her quest to prove that she can make a name for herself doing the one thing she loves most of all—playing tennis,” said Marvel Editor Jordan White. “The characters are real and really draw you in—even if you know nothing about tennis, you know what it’s like to fight for a dream.”
It’s 56 pages of high-stakes sports action, larger than life ambitions and a coming-of-age comedy starting this July in 15 Love #1 (of 3)!