Each week hundreds of new comics hit the shelves, each with potential. Some live up to that potential. We pick the ones we think have the best shot at heating up. Here are our picks of the week for delivery 11/15/17:
The end of the year has been quiet. Con season is over for the most part, and we are seeing less spec books, and winners coming out between now and the end of the year. But, here are the books that have caught our eye this week.
Black Science #33 – Great Rick Remender series that keeps evolving. Hard to jump in at this point but the back issues are worth tracking down.
Descender #26 – Like Black Science, this has become a sprawling epic. Worth the read. Cannot wait to hear more on the option from Sony, but at least the book is so good.
Kill The Minotaur #6 – This has been a great read and was optioned. the last issue of a series are typically under ordered so this could be the one to get. Not to mention if it does make air, then sets will be great sells.
Invincible #142 – Speaking of optioned epics, this is coming to the screen, and the story is coming to a close. If you haven’t read it, you can still pick up back issues fairly cheap. Worth the read.
Mage The Hero Denied #4 -Matt Wagner is an important part of my childhood, both Grendel and Mage were must haves for me. I still adore the character and love how Kevin Matchstick has evolved.
The One with the TV Tie-in
Punisher #218 Netflix TV Variant – Nothing you can say about a book that gives the deadliest man alive a suite of unstoppable armor armed to the teeth. Top it off with a Netflix accurate cover and you could have a winner.
Small Press Pick of the Week
Brilliant Trash #1 – Not saying this will do anything close to what Animosity did for Aftershock, but the preview I read was really good and very interesting. Worth the pick up of the first issue to see how it goes.
The Pick of the Week
Dark Nights Batman Who Laughs #1 – DC’s juggernaut Metal rocks on. This time we get the one shot featuring the origin story of the most dynamic mash-up character yet. The hybrid Batman Joker has taken the comic world by storm and his first appearance has heated up (Metal #2 or Teen Titans #12 depending on which side of the fence you are on.)
That is it for me this week. As always, let us know what you are speccing on. And in case you missed it, here is this week’s New Comic Spec review Video: