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 6/7/17.
Kind of a big week. Lots of good books. I have two that are on the list that have caveats. Let’s get into the books:
Savage Things #4 – Justin Jordan is killing it with this spy/black ops/secret cabal book. Worth reading.
Extremity #4 – This has been a surprisingly good book. I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it but the story has been solid.
Paper Girls #15 – BKV rocks and this quirky book is an awesome read. It is all over the place, however, it does a nice job of tying up plot threads. Have you seen what the Signed Paper Girls #1 have been selling for?
Outcast #28 – Still enjoying this series even though many dropped off. The storyline of late has changed courses and has been very interesting.
Reborn #6 – Damn you Mark Millar and your hugely priced last issues. I have to get this one though. That’s how he draws you in.
Pestilence #2 – Damn good first issue that sells for above cover. Expect a drop on print runs of the second issue and this could be a $10 book by the weekend.
Red Ten #9 – I love this Comixtribe that critics call Justice League meets Clue! I just wish it came out more frequently. If you do not mind a wait, it is worth the read.
The One With the Walking and the Dead
Walking Dead #168 – Two covers this week, regular and pride month. Grab the one that strikes you. Looks like Negan is taking the Survivors back and there could be some repercussions for Rick.
Attack of the Killer B Covers
Wonder Woman Steve Trevor #1 B cover – Yanick Paquette kills this cover. B covers from DC have been selling out and are in demand. This one is sold out at Midtown already.
The One in the News
Batman #24 – The press started leaking out today that Batman will ask Catwoman to marry him…. So there could be a run on this issue.
The Media Tie-in
Game Of Thrones Clash Of Kings #1 – Game of Thrones has a huge following. Good cross over potential. There hasn’t been a Game of Thrones comic in a while. The George RR Martin Signed Variant is the one to get if you can find it.
The Cover of the Week
Darth Vader #1 Mark Brooks Variant – one of two books this week with a caveat. First off, it is an amazing homage cover done in the pulp magazine style I love. The downside is there are multiple store variants, each with a minimum of 3,000 copies which each qualify for 60 ratio variants. Throw in another 300,000 copies that probably have sold and we are talking a lot of copies of the 1:50 variant. Buy for the art, but the price could come down as people try to sell.
The Variant of the Week
Zombies Assemble #2 Greg Horn Variant – Beautiful cover by Greg Horn with a zombified Black Widow in the shadows.
Small Press Gem
GWAR Orgasmageddon #1 – Another cross over book. Gwar has their fans and their fans will spend money on Gwar items. I will have some signed copies of this later in the week. Signed by the writer and band members. It is going to be awesome.
Small Press Pick of the Week
Unsound #1 – New Cullen Bunn book who is king of getting optioned. New creepy series without too many store variants. The Comic Mint had a good looking one that features a cover of one of the crazies in the book, a real cool and weird cover.
The Pick of the Week
Babyteeth #1 – This is the second book with a caveat. It is a great read by a writer with a rising star. Trust me when I say, issue 2 is even better than the first. The caveat is that retailers were ahead of the game on this one, including the 20 store variants that came out. No one was caught sleeping so there should be plenty of copies out there which prevents this from shooting up too high. Stick to the Regular cover and the Torque variant as your safest bets. Still expect $10 cover prices shortly after release.
Thats it for this week, if you haven’t seen it make sure to check out the New Comic Spec Review Video for this week below: