What a week for comics eh? There’s just not a whole lot going on this week for the most part. Maybe I should just skip this week but we don’t want to make Anthony mad. So here we go.. I’m gonna do my best, not to please you all but make the boss man happy.
Batgirl #14 (DC) – While everyone is trying to secure their copy of the Batman Shadow Mattina variant, I think some will be overlooking this awesome Middleton variant, who’s been knocking them out of the park in my opinion. I don’t even read Batgirl but I’ve been picking these up for Middleton’s artwork.
Weapon X #7 (Marvel) – Hands down already a winner since it’s a new Weapon H story line. Sold out online at most retailers. Grab it, buy it, flip it. Plus the cover art is pretty sweet if you ask me.
If you’re out of touch with CHU updates, Anthony already spilled the beans on the Secret Empire #9 character blackout that was Top Secret. With a lot of the issues ending with anti-climatic endings, I don’t expect much else to go down spec and heat wise until possibly the last issue for something major to occur in the series. Even then, if the story ever makes it to the screen, everyone will want issue #1 anyways..
Small Publisher Pick
Nothing but reader picks this week. If you haven’t jumped on the Black Hammer bandwagon, do it. Pick up the trades, then buy up the back issues and this weeks issue Black Hammer #12 to catch up. It’s such a great read.
Another read is Shirtless Bear Fighter. So ridiculous its hilarious. It’s been a great read so far. Issue #3 hits stands this Wednesday.
Pickup Redneck #5 from Donny Cates as well. It’s a great read. If you aren’t reading it, then get outta here, you don’t belong on a comic book related website.
The last small pub pick is X-O Manowar. Matt Kindt is awesome. So do yourself a favor and pick up this new volume and this weeks issue if you want some enjoyable comic reading time.
Indie Pick (It’s both a pick and avoid.. yes, I can do that, this is my article)
Last Hunt #1 (Amigo) – I’m not a huge fan for Amigo books. They use cheap inks that seem to always run or smear. At least my local shop always seems to get the crap of the bunch, if there is any in better condition out there. Besides that, these heat up but lose heat quick if they do heat up. This one is sold out online, expect a minuscule print run so if you find them, grab a copy. If it heats up, dump it quick before it’s too late or you’ll find yourself with an Amigo book you end up dropping off at half price books for a fraction of what you paid just to make space for more books that are actually worth holding onto. Hopefully it’s a good read though.
With that said, I’m going to include the Last Hunt in this weeks Picks to Avoid as well. It’s a good candidate. It’s that love hate type book. If you can’t find it at cover price or cheaper on release day, avoid any hyped up prices cause it will certainly die sooner rather than later.
Also Ales Kot has Generation Gone #2 out. I’m just gonna tell you to avoid this book. He seems to start off hot with his new titles but it always seems like his books end up nowhere and or lost.
That’s all I got this week, love it, hate it, I don’t care. Tell us what you’re spec’ing on or picking up.