Poyo’s Picks for April 26th, 2017

It’s the time again, where we run off to the local comic shops to give them all our hard earned cash in hopes of picking up some more preciousness’s. Yes, that’s a word, I think. They used it in LOTR so I’m gonna say it’s an actual word because that’s what our comics are, precious.

So what’s in store for us this week? We got some better DC books hitting the shelves, a new Batman Shadow series. The Button storyline continues in Flash. Another Fabian Rangel book hits shelves, something I spec’d on a long time ago in my Indie Spotlight.. which I need to set aside some time in doing, I promised these more often and I’ve been slacking. I’m sorry.. (not really, but that’s okay, I really don’t.. ).

I’m gonna start the picks now, if that’s okay with you all?

DC/Veritgo

Flash #21 (DC) International Cover – Yup, not the lenticular cover for me (I’m still picking one up) but I like this cover. Flash and Batman standing over a pool of blood with their reflections. Great cover from Mikel Janin.

Marvel Pick

Not a whole lot going on this week from Marvel, at least spec wise. Unless something major happens in one of the ongoing storylines like Weapon X so I’m basing my pick based on the cover art.. yeah, the cover art.


Elektra #3 (Marvel) Cover B Variant – I can’t even find info on the cover artist. Previews just lists it as TBD. But nevertheless, this is a great cover. Expect it to be one of those ghost variants Mel likes to point out. Elektra doesn’t have a huge audience so I doubt most shops ordered enough to qualify for this variant.

Small Publisher Pick

Girrion #6 (Scout Comics) – I don’t know about you all but I’m still really digging this book. I think it’s underrated and flying under the radar. This is that book I think will catch everyone by surprise later on when it becomes bigger.

Indie Pick

Namwolf #1 (Albatross Exploding) – This looks great. It’s a must pickup. Expect small print runs as well. Be on the lookout for Powell’s variant as well.

“When scrawny Marty Spencer is drafted into the Vietnam War, he finds himself smack dab in the middle of the heart of darkness. But Marty has a secret. A secret even from himself. And Vietnam is a hell of a place to find out you’re a werewolf.”

That’s all folks. Comment below, tell me you love it.. tell me you hate it or just chat about whatever it is you want to chat about.

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15 Responses to Poyo’s Picks for April 26th, 2017

  1. DrunkWooky says:

    I believe Batman and Flash’s reflections are Thomas Wayne and Reverse Flash respectively.

  2. tim says:

    Good call on that International Flash cover, I hope that I can find one!

  3. JayClue says:

    I grabbed 2 of the international covers of Batman last week. IMO, they are the nicest looking covers. I’m definitely picking this one up, this week.

  4. Donato Congialdi says:

    I think the Elektra is Deodato…

  5. I’m still a sucker. I need that lenticular cover.

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