Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Comic Conspiracy Comic Book Club - November 2013 - Makeshift Miracle Book 1: The Girl From Nowhere

*Update - 12/3/13: Did you enjoy The Comic Conspiracy Book Club Selection Makeshift Miracle Book 1 - The Girl From Nowhere? No one voted on this poll. All of us (except Ryan who hasn't read it yet) enjoyed it on some level, and were glad that Charlie introduced us to this title. Hopefully more people will vote next time.

After some listener input we decided to start having a monthly Comic Book Club. Every last episode of the month we will discuss the book selection at some length, and announce the next book we will be reading. There will be a poll for each book we read every month so come here to cast your vote. (The poll can only be viewed in the web version of Conspirator, and it will be located on the right side of the page underneath the "About Me" box.)

Comic Book Club Selection for November 2013: Charlie's Pick

Makeshift Miracle Book 1: The Girl From Nowhere

Hardcover - $13.99 or less at Amazon

Digital - $9.99

"Colby Reynold’s staid existence is turned upside-down when a beautiful young girl named Iris crashes into his life, challenging his understanding of the world – and of himself. Colby’s quest for meaning will lead him to a realm where dreams can come true, if he’s willing to pay the price. Along the way he’ll see sights he’s never fathomed and encounter hidden truths about himself he’ll wish he never knew." -

Charlie's selection for this month's Comic Conspiracy Comic Book Club is Makeshift Miracle Book 1: The Girl From Nowhere which is a surreal fantasy coming-of-age story created by Jim Zubkavich ("Zub" for short), with some amazing art from Shun Hong Chan.

This book collects the first three chapters of this striking web comic.

I have tried to read work by Jim Zub in the past, and it was not up my alley. Skullkickers, which Charlie absolutely loves, (If you want to know how much listen to Episode 100 of The Infinite Longbox), was not for me. But if you love fantasy with a lot of comedic elements then give Skullkickers a read, because it will met these requirements with maybe a little more.
So, at first I was a little off put by this selection, but after compiling this post I think Makeshift Miracle sounds very promising, and in addition, looks amazing. I will be picking this one up for sure.
One of the best things about this comic book club selection is that it is free to read online. Go to, where you can read not only the first three chapters, but the whole series. How can you beat a free comic book club selection?

We will discuss this title at length on Episode 134 of the Comic Conspiracy, which we will record on November 25, 2013.

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