Hey folks. Your old friend Poyo back from a long road trip taking a break before I pack the family back up and leave for another trip. Isn’t summer grand? Comics are great but getting out and seeing the country is great too. But I digress. You are here for the comics. So let’s get down to the good stuff where I tell you what I think is the cream of the crop this week. I could be wrong, I could be right, only Shawn B. will tell us a year from now.
This week is a slow spec week. I am focusing on the art work this week as many of these may not ever go above cover price, but will bring joy for years in the collection.
Batgirl #13 Joshua Middleton Cover (DC)- Not a lot out besides readers from DC, however I like Joshua Middleton’s work. He does a good job with making Batgirl look graceful swinging through the city.
Edge Of Venomverse #3 (Marvel)- Again, not a lot of spec out from Marvel this week. But Mattina captures the essence of Ghost Rider nicely on this cover. Mattina’s work should be held for expensive variants, but I will not pass this up for cover price. Yes, I am a little burned out on Venomized characters, but this is good art.
Small Press Pick
Namwolf #4 Alexis Ziritt Variant (Albatross Exploding) – Sure, this one may not ever rise in price, however, I have been a fan of Ziritt’s and he is a cool guy who puts out crazy work. I love Space Riders and cannot pass up his art. Runner up goes to Alien Bounty Hunter 1, which actually has some spec behind it. If Marky Mark can get this produced into a movie than this small press book could be gold.
Heavenly Blues #1 (Scout) – I like a good book about heaven and hell and all the turmoil involved. Granted, I do not believe in any of it, but it can make for great story.
That is it. I am sure there will be some overlap between me, Mel, and Anthony as there is not a whole lot of new stuff to choose from. Let me know what you think, love it, hate it, or need more Gwenpool.