We at Archaia would like to wish all of the dads out there a happy (early) Father’s Day!
For those of you who like picking up those last minute gifts or are looking for some new comics to read, we’ve gathered a dad-inspired list of titles from Archaia.
Rust Vol 1: Visitor in the Field:
Love for a father and a father lost. Rust celebrates the love for a father that, while not present, is no less meaningful. Jet packs and robots, secrets and a family struggling to stay afloat — Rust is a great all-ages story for a dad to share with his kids. Be on the look out for volume two’s release later this year.
Broken promises result in a man wrongfully imprisoned and a mystery only the great Judge Bao can solve. An actual historical figure from the Northern Song Dynasty of China, Judge Bao’s legendary commitment to justice and the law no matter one’s social standing made him a hero to the people. Fans of Sherlock Holmes, intriguing mysteries, and gorgeous artwork are bound to find a favorite in Judge Bao.
One father’s commitment to the protection of his family, seeking out a better life for them across as they journey over the Mexican border into the US and through the deadly “Devil’s Highway.” From border patrol to werewolves stalking the unrelenting trail, his devotion never wavers.
Many fathers can relate to their children asking for them to do this impossible. One father’s love for his daughters results in the youngest child experiencing a mystical fairy tale journey of love and devotion. He may try to protect her from harm, but he can’t protect her from his own given promise.
We may all love our family, but we don’t always like them. Perhaps a warning for fathers dropping the ball, ten-year-old Boyd Linney’s got his sights set on bringing his no good family to justice in this all-ages Western round-up.
Mr. Murder is Dead:
Though not specifically about fathers, there are definitely some daddy issues in Mr. Murder is Dead. If Will Eisner’s The Spirit got old, angry, and alcoholic, you’d have our main character, Gould “The Spook” Kane. Every fan, father or no, of classic pulp comics should definitely pick up a copy.
Every young superhero needs a mentor; Miranda found that in her grandfather, inventor science hero James Mercury. His strong sense of justice and will to do what’s right while having amazing adventures helped Miranda become one of the greatest science heroes of all time. Pick up The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury and see how “only nothing is impossible.”
There are fathers and then there are father figures. Former detective Frank Armstrong, health failing from an inoperable brain tumor, struggles to maintain his grasp on reality to help the young girl, Evelyn, whom he sees as a replacement for his lost wife. Evelyn’s father is out to get her, daughter or no, and it’s up to Frank to save her and redeem himself.
Quite possibly the quintessential Archaia father (and father issues) based book. Eighteen years after a crazy night of blind lust for everything and anything, Zeus isn’t about to win any father of the year awards as his illegitimate children come seeking revenge and rightful status as recognized demi-gods, but there is no Hercules or Perseus here. Zeus, with drug connections and mafia ties, isn’t about to accept his children of apples cores, cars, a brick wall, and more.
Once again, have a great Father’s Day!