Each week hundreds of new comics hit the stands, each with potential. Some live up to that potential. We pick the ones we think have the best shot at heating up. Here are our picks of the week for delivery 5/13/15:
Who says 13 is an unlucky number? Lots of good stuff this week.
The Value pick of the Week
Mythic #1– Phil Hester’s new book. AT $1.99, which you can hardly beat the price, it is worth looking at.
Science is a lie, an opiate for the masses. The truth is, magic makes the world go ’round. And when magic breaks, MYTHIC fixes it.
Apache shaman Waterson, Greek immortal Cassandra, and cell phone salesman Nate Jayadarma are the crack field team assigned with keeping the gears of the supernatural world turning, and more importantly, keeping you from ever knowing about it.
The media Juggernaut
Darth Vader #5– No denying how hot Star Wars books are. Darth Vader keeps introducing new characters to the Star Wars universe proper, and since it is under Marvel, and since Marvel is owned by Disney, and since Disney also owns Star Wars, there is always a chance that these characters could appear in some form of media.
Oh, and this is sold out in some online retailers.
The New Image #1
Mantle #1– Ed Brisson’s new book following up on Sheltered (which was optioned).
Robbie never asked for any of this. While drunkenly walking home from a punk show, he’s hit with lightning and wakes to find that he’s been chosen as the new host for The Mantle, a power set of unimaginable scope.
Despite his lack of interest, he’s forced into action. The Plague, a being who has spent 50 years killing every previous host of The Mantle, is already coming for him.
The one that people are talking about
Thor #8– Find out who the female Thor is, unless you already saw the leak we published earlier. Selling out a some online retailers.
The Small Press Gem:
Lantern City #1– A lot of pre-release buzz on this steam-punk series.
The Pick of the Week
Harrow County– I love a good horror story. Plus, add in writer Cullen Bunn is no stranger to having studio types sniff around his work (Sixth Gunn was optioned but it fell through.) And not to mention he has worked on high profile characters such as Deadpool, and you have a reason to pick the book.
That is it for us this week, let us know what you are spec-ing on.