May the 4th is upon us. FCBD 2017 is upon us, but Wednesday, the best day each week comes to us before both of these other nerd days of importance. What’s going to heat up this week? We can only guess. Anthony and Terry pointed out some great books and possible spec’s in their Spec Video this week, check it out if you haven’t already. So with that in mind, let’s get on with what Poyo thinks you should be picking up to read or maybe, just maybe a spec hit that heats up. But there’s a fat chance for that, I’m wrong more than right and the right’s are just pure luck.
Batman #22 (DC) – Any of the covers. I’m picking this one for the story. It’s getting rave reviews. Pick these up for the Button story line alone.
Secret Empire #1 (Marvel) – I know, so easy to pick. But these types of big event stories make it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Usually these stories impact Marvel Universe, someone usually dies or revives. There’s a distaste from a lot for Marvel but these should not be overlooked. One nice thing is, I enjoy Nick Spencer writing and McNiven artwork so you still have that to look forward to.
Small Publisher Pick
Walking Dead #167 (Image) – Is this the end for Andrea? The description seems to clue in on a possibility of avoiding the inevitable in this Walking Dead world.. nevertheless, it’s a Walking Dead book. As long as the show is hot and these story lines make it into the show, they have a chance to heat up.
Pestilence is a great pick, both picked by Anthony and Terry. It should not go unnoticed but my pick will likely be harder to find, probably under ordered and overlooked by most shops. My indie pick goes to Ab Irato #1 (Lion Forge). I love good future dystopian type stories. Ab Irato is about rising sea levels and the rich have come up with a vaccine that keeps them younger and living longer lives, hundreds of years longer. Sign me up, it’s got my attention already by it’s description:
“In a dystopian future of rising sea levels, the rich have access to a rejuvenating vaccine that can allow lifespans of hundreds of years. A young man named Riel arrives in the urban metropolis of Montreal and meets a young woman, Neve, who is allied with rebel insurgents (the ‘Bastards of God’) fighting the corporate powers that control the city and the vaccine.”
I also like to throw out that American Mythology is bringing back Shoeshine, most know him by his alter ego.. Underdog #1. The regular cover is a homage to Action Comics. If you’re like me, I loved Underdog as a kid so I’m picking this one up and any of the awesome variants I can find, which I really like the Patrick Owsley Retro Animation Cover as well.