Each week hundreds of new comics hit the stands, each with potential. We pick the ones we think have the best shot at heating up. Here are our picks of the week for delivery 5/31/17.
Ugh… The dreaded 5th week. The fifth week is the fifth Wednesday of the month. as opposed to putting out the regular issues that would come out the last week of the month, as it would mess up shipping schedules, they put out one shots, specials, annuals, and the likes. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some good books coming out. Here is what we have on tap:
Aliens Dead Orbit #2 – Oh man, James Stokoe on Aliens is so good. The art and story on the first issue were just awesome.
Black Science #30 Spawn Variants – Love the series, would pick it up anyway, but with the addition of the Spawn Month covers, I will be picking up two copies, one of the color and one of the black and white.
Star Wars Dr. Aphra #7 – I don’t regularly collect Star Wars, but this Screaming Citadel storyline is incredible.
Namwolf #2 Mignola Variant – Fabian Rangel story with a cover by Mike Mignola… Yeah, I will take that any day.
The One for the Cover
Vampirella #3 Jimmy Broxton Virgin Coverand subscription covers – Vampi doing grind house. You have bondage and old school nazi dominatrix all wrapped up in this cover. It is like every late night movie ever. Honestly, I like the subscription cover with the logo as much and if not more than the virgin.
The Cheap Spec
Small Press Picks of the Week
In a week with not a lot going on, two books rose (slightly) to the top (short trip) to be the small press comics picks of the week (it is a 5th week).
Blood Bowl More Guts More Glory #1 – Titan book that sold out online quickly. Weird football/thunderdome mash up book.
Little Nightmares #1 – Video game tie-in books can certainly be hot. This is a highly anticipated game, so the tie-in comic could be a winner.
The Pick of the Week
Spawn #1 Thank you Edition – a special one per store variant for Spawn #1 Directors Cut. Ask your local shop for theirs, hopefully it will not be crazy priced. They are going for $100 on eBay. This shiny foiled cover is catching people’s attention. Spawn fans are rabid, and often do not let things slip out of their hands, many of these will stay in collections.
And in case you missed it, this week’s New Comic Spec Review Video for 5/31/17