Force Friday has passed.. where all the nerds rushed out at midnight to gobble up all the good action figures to inflate the prices on eBay only to make us normal people who like to sleep have to just wait a few weeks until the prices come back down to real world prices. (Yeah, I’m a little bitter.. all I wanted was a Captain Phasma action figure.. ).
But behold, a Star Wars comic book is coming out this week, one that leads up to Force Awakens. So it’s still gonna be a great week (despite my 7 year old being sick all weekend) so let’s get on with the picks.
Star Wars Shattered Empire #1 (Marvel) – Yeah it’s a mini-series but still, it’s the story that leads up to the new movie Force Awakens which hits theaters this December. So yeah, expect it to sell out. Expect every Star Wars fan to crawl out of their rocks to go pick up a copy or two. Expect several print runs… pick it up even if you don’t like Star Wars.
Famous Monsters presents Broken Moon #1(American Gothic Press) – It’s my indie pick of the week. Sure it’s the usual werewolves and vampires but when humans are wiped out, the monsters of legends rise up to take control. Expect small print run for sure.
Faster Than Light #1 (Image) – It’s an Image number 1. Humans can now travel at the speed of light, which we all know opens up worlds of possibilities.
Mirrors Edge Exordium #1 (Dark Horse) – A prequel to a new game which means this could heat up with fans of the game realize there’s a comic book out there. Might not catch on now but could potentially heat up after the game is released, creating new fans that seek out the comic.
And of course.. must mention Walking Dead #146 comes out. We’ll see how the good folks take Rick’s news of the beheading’s by the Whisperers group. My guess is.. there will be blood!
Also, I’m not really digging the new Batman story (I still think that damn Bat Suit looks like Chappie and I can’t wait for Wayne to come back to his senses) but Batman #44 has a sweet looking regular Jock cover which depicts the normal Bruce Wayne bat suit.