Each Week hundreds of new comics hit the stands, each with potential. Some live up to that potential. We pick the ones we feel have the best shot at heating up. Here are our picks of the week for 2/22/17:
Loose Ends #2– The first issue impressed me enough to put this one back on my list. Trying to track down the original self published books, including the FCBD one, has been a mission now.
Beauty #12 – One of the best and most underrated Image books on the market. Cool concept, great art and story.
Curse Words #2 – Looks for the Chip Zdarsky variant. Its funny and cheeky.
Divinity III Stalinverse #3 – Great read, awesome art. Totally cool book.
Few #2 – Good read. Cool concept. The first issue sold out and went to a second print. Also shot up a bit in price. Worth looking at.
Outcast #25– I do love the Robert Kirkman series. Has its own tv show. Still a cool read.
New Mignola-Verse Book
The Visitor How and Why He Stayed #1 – While Dark Horse does not put out many spec hits, this new Mike Mignola Series introduces a new character and his books are cult hits. This one is a long term grab and a potential $20 wall book in the future.
Quantum Teens are Go #1 – New Black Mask Series, billed as “mad science meets punk rock”. A pair of teen sweethearts break into super labs to steal parts to build a time machine but mysterious entities keep trying to stop them.
The One for the Video Game Fans
Street Fighter Vs. Dark Stalkers #0 – This intro issue might be enough to get fans of both series interested. Udon has done well with the Street Fighter franchise and the variants have produced some winners. Keep and eye on the Variant featuring Blanka fighting with Chun-Li in a bikini in old movie poster style.
Small Press Pick of the Week
The Old Guard #1 – Ok It’s Image, so they are a top three company, but I had to fit this one in as it is a must pick up. You cannot go wrong with a new Image #1 so this one is kind of a no brainer. This one will sell out and go to a second printing, just a matter of time. Could quickly jump up in price depending on how the fan reviews come back.
The Pick of the Week
Heathen #1– Sold out at Diamond, at TFAW, and Midtown, all good signs. Small press books hat will be difficult to find in areas. This could easily be the one everyone is looking for. Vault Comics uses nice, thick cover stock, so these could grade very well.
And in case you missed it, here is this week’s Spec Review Video