Denver Comic Con Wrap Up

Hi readers! In place of my typical Professional Gamer column this week, I'm going to post a wrap up discussion of my time at Denver Comic Con this year. I had a lot of fun and bought a lot of comics and other art. I also had the opportunity (with Chris) to play some video games that are being developed or published by smaller, independent companies.

A busy show floor at Denver Comic Con 2017.

A busy show floor at Denver Comic Con 2017.

Let's start out with the comics. I'm not going to take a lot of time with these yet, since I haven't really had a chance to read anything yet, but will try to give a brief synopsis for those who may be interested in the titles.

Whew, that's a stack of comics. How long is it going to take me to get through all of these.

Whew, that's a stack of comics. How long is it going to take me to get through all of these.

  • At the Shore by Jim Campbell. A group of misfits finds more than they expected on vacation. 
  • Cool Jerk by Paul Horn and The Girl who Kicked the Donut Habit by Darlene and Paul Horn.
  • Rock Mary Rock Issues 2-4 by Nicky Soh. I discussed Issue 1 after DCC 2016. A girl finds a haunted guitar in the basement of her grandmother's condemned theater.
  • Heavy Cream by Matthew Martines. The life of a inexperienced mercenary in the grim future, trying to make a name for herself.
  • Wavemen: Episode 1 by Robin and Cory Childs, Jonas Goonface, Jackarais, and Joel Mercer. Continues the story of Momotaro (the Peach Boy) who defeated a fearsome Oni King.
  • Steven Universe Vol. 1 by Jeremy Sorese and Coleman Engle.
  • Brave Chef Brianna Issue 1 by Sam Sykes, Selina Espiritu, and Sarah Stern. A chef moves to Monster City and has to face her inner demons of self-doubt while feeding the monsters around her.
  • Mystery Babylon Chapters 2 and 3 by Val Hochberg. Here's another series that I started at DCC 2016 and am continuing this year.
  • Gypsy Vol. 1 and 2 by John Peters. 
  • Lumberjanes Vol. 1 by Noel Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen, and Maarta Laiho. I purchased digital copies of these issues when they went on sale on Humble Bundle, and decided that I should get something that I can take to conventions for signings.

Chris has been posting some interviews with the game developers and publishers to our Twitter feed (check it out on the right side of the page). As I have time in the next few weeks to read some comics I'll post some short reviews. Until then, game on!