Saturday, October 16, 2021

Acer Bloodgood:


The popular mid-90s animated characters the Gargoyles return in comic book form and Acer Bloodgood is here to cover it. Another media-crossover shows up in Saint, a Graphic Introduction, which serves as the comic book preview to a new Ted Dekker novel.


Gargoyles (Slave Labor)

A thousand-year-old clan of Scottish warrior beasts who turn to stone during the day are brought to New York by a billionaire who awakens them from an ancient sleep when he re-builds their castle on top of his skyscraper. The noble Gargoyles fight to protect New York City from evil.

One of Disney’s darker properties, Gargoyles ran as an animated series from 1994-1996 and earned a devoted fan following. Fan interest persisted after the series’ cancellation, and eventually led to this comic book version from SLG Publishing written by the Gargoyles’ original creator, Greg Weisman.

Retaining the television show’s penchant for complex plots and characterization, and picking up right where the series left off, the book adds the first new stories to the Gargoyles canon in a decade.

Saint, a Graphic Introduction

This ashcan giveaway previews a Mission Impossible-flavored prose novel by suspense writer Ted Dekker full of various secret agent type shenanigans and doublecrosses. Dekker has written several novels of the same sort for Christian publishing house WestBow Press, including Thr3e and Blink.

Super-hero book industry veteran Mike S. Miller provides eight pages of kinetic, full-color illustration.

Acer Bloodgood is the pen name of a longtime ComicBase writer acquired from a family of maple trees. There is some worry that this sobriquet is “too goth-weenie.” For the record, Acer grew up in California’s suburban sprawl and now lives in San Francisco where he whiles the nights away in dingy dive bars. He drinks whisky with seltzer and lemon.

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