Each week hundreds of new comics hit the shelves, each with potential. We pick the ones we think have the best shot at heating up. Here are our picks of the week for delivery 7/15/15:
Be on the Look Out for
Blacklist #1– Based on the hit show. Conflicting reports on when this is coming out. TFAW has it as 7/22/15, Midtown has it as 7/15/15. Could it be allocated? Who knows. But if it does not show up in places it could be a good quick flip to sell to those who didn’t get it.
The Crossover event
Book of Death #1– Valiant’s summer cross over begins. Interesting looking read and getting good buzz. I am not a Valiant guy and this one even intrigues me.
Small Press Gem
Rivers of London– From Titan Peter Grant is one of only two members of a very special branch of London’s Metropolitan Police. He is, in fact, pretty much a wizard and it’s his job to investigate those shadowy crimes that involve urban vampires, weird folk in the underground and, in this case, why cars are suddenly taking on lives of their own and killing innocent folk! Written by Doctor Who writer Ben Aaronovitch.
The New Horror Book
Death Head #1– A new Dark Horse horror series describes as “delivering a supernatural-horror thriller about family and creeping, terrifying murder.” Sounds good to me. Plus, the cover has the Plague Doctor mask on the cover which I have always been fascinated by.
The New Returning Favorite
Empty Zone #2 This Cyber-punk Supernatural series hit with the first issue. Enough that it made it on the Advance Reorder list from Diamond a few months back. Worth being on the look out for.
The Pick of the Week
Island #1– Pricey, so stores will not go heavy on it. But it is Brandon Graham, who has a huge cult following. Low print run plus cult following could be a hit. Oversized and no ads.
One From The Bookshelf
Nocturnals Black Planet TPB– I have long been a fan of Dan Brereton’s art and the comic, The Nocturnals. If you haven’t checked it out, it is essentially a group of monster fighting monsters. Think The Munsters meets Monster Squad, but not as campy. Good, fun read, with beautiful painted art, and on of my all time favorite characters, Gun Witch.