Last week I spent way too much money. The winner was Straightjacket #1 from Amigo Press which I almost picked but I knew Anthony was going to pick it due to his love of horror. On a side note, Straightjacket #2 is already selling for $12. So what’s it going to be this week? Which one is the winner? That’s the sheer fun of spec’ing, you never know and it can be the one you never thought was going to be in high demand.
Just as a side note, my picks are not always spec picks, sometimes they’re just picks of what I think is going to be a great book to read with great art, etc.
Also, I’m gonna do something new starting this week, I’m going to start doing a DC and Marvel pick of the week, yeah, the big two. Since I tend to focus more on the independents (I love me some independent comics), figured I’d try to spread the love a little.
So let’s get on with it shall we.
My spec pick this week is:
Sunflower #1 (451 Media) – Husband and daughter murdered, only to find out 10 years later her daughter could be alive. Murder mystery, yes please. It’s already selling out online, expect small print runs. Sounds like a perfect movie plot.. so yeah, gamble and take a chance on this indie possible hit, if you can find it.
The 80s were awesome pick:
Back To The Future #1 (IDW) – Where’s my hover board and flying cars dammit? This week marks the week that Marty and Doc came back to the future and almost screwed it all up. One of the top movies I loved growing up, back in comic form. Be sure to try and nab the Dan Schoening Artists Incentive variant.. just a sweet cover of the classic space alien scene from the first movie.
The Marvel Pick of the Week:
Karnak #1 (Marvel) – An InHuman, but never exposed to the Terrigen Mists so he never developed a super power like most InHumans.. but a martial artist who finds the flaw in anything, might be a great read if done right. It does have Warren Ellis writing so that’s a plus.
The DC pick of the week:
Justice League #45 (DC) – The aftermath of the Darkseid Wars (Which by the was was an awesome read) so it continues, with these already god like people with now actual gained god like powers.. can Wonder Woman stop them before it gets out of control?
The other mentions of the week are:
Godzilla in Hell #4, just a great series so far with great art. These have been selling out and going for 2nd prints, so grab’em while you can, they go fast. Also let’s not forget Beauty #3, which has been excellent as well with it’s first two issues. Tokyo Ghost #2 comes out as well, another fantastic 1st issue so I expect more great things in #2.