Happy Pi Day Everyone, well, tomorrow will be pi day! It’s the first slow week of 2018, at least that’s how it seems. That won’t stop us from spec’ing and drek’ing now will it?
I actually missed the last two weeks at the local shop. One due to shipping delays, the other due to camping in RV in New Mexico to ski a few days while the kids were on spring break. I’ll pick vacation over comics any day of the year. I did however only fall once while skiing and it was the dumbest way possible. Lost my footing on some packed ice before getting onto chair lift and busted my arse real good.
Enough about my ball busting ski vacations, lets get on with the picks and the crap you should avoid as well.
Just not a whole lot going on with DC this week. Pick up the Supergirl Artgerm variant (available on eBay) for the PC but beyond that and unless there’s some spoiler awaiting, this week’s pick goes to Scooby Apocalypse #23 Zombie Cover B.
I actually stopped picking these up around issue #10 as I wasn’t getting around to reading them.
My local shops seem to go light on this title. Not a whole lot of Scooby fans out there like there once was so if you see a copy, grab it if you like Scooby and don’t pay premium for this if you can’t find it locally. It’s definitely the type of book you can wait and the prices will come back down eventually.
I don’t expect this one to stay hot if it does and I don’t see it commanding over $10 at max but it’s still a great cover if you ask me.
I knew it was Banner from the get go. I think the green gave it away and how he was mumbling he can’t control himself.
So this weeks pick goes to Avengers #684 (available on eBay). Lots of things going on in this Marvel title that’s been on fire from the beginning of 2018.
New characters, new villains, new twists and plots. It’s been great for us speculators for sure.
This issue brings back Banner as the Immortal Hulk so I’m anticipating we’ll be seeing a lone title of Immortal Hulk eventually as well.
Indie books are the best books. Where writers and artists can do what they want and how they want. No strings from overlords telling them what they should write or what they should draw. It’s total creative freedom which I think results with the best work.
This weeks pick goes to Malefic #5. This has been a great read so far. The artwork is great as well, love the black and white with shades done in this book.
This isn’t a spec book or will heat up, it’s just a pick for pure entertainment.
This next book could be a hit or miss. If done right, it sounds like it could be a fun read. If done wrong, well, people stop buying it and it vanishes quickly.
This weeks small publisher pick goes to Betrothed #1 from Aftershock Comics.
I wasn’t a huge Sean Lewis fan but I really enjoyed “The Few” he did under Image Comics.
So this one is a definite check out but I’ll leave my expectations on the lower side of the spectrum.
Now on with the dreaded “avoid” pick, every writer and artist worst nightmare when it comes to selling their hard work.
I hate doing this again to this writer/artist but this weeks avoid is Dry County from Rich Tommaso.
I just can’t get into his style of writing. It’s just weird most of the time. It’s hard to follow and even this description claims he’s taking a short hiatus from Spy Seal.
There’s only been 4 issues released of Spy Seal. I don’t know about the rest of you all but that just sounds like Spy Seal isn’t coming back and Rich has moved on to another project for the quick flip in hopes a new book catches on while the others he has going on are taking a dive into the deep end of the pool.