Welcome once again to Poyo’s picks of the week. I also go as far as to tell people to avoid some book or books as well. I’m cool like that and likely hated by writers or artists who worked hard for someone like me to tell others to not buy their junk.
So what’s new this week? What’s going to heat up? What’s the big spec book? Well, we don’t know until Wednesday arrives. Just so people know, I make my picks before or reading any types of spoilers. I base my picks off descriptions, covers and just my gut alone for the most part (probably why Shawn B. points out how wrong I am a year from now).
Let’s get on with them already.
Dark Nights Metal #6 is the pick this week for DC.
Could be a dud, could be a great conclusion to the story that introduced a lot of new villains and characters where we saw some great books go up in value, were flip worthy and just a fun read for the most part.
So it’s coming to an end and they claim it’s going to change the DC universe forever. Don’t they all?
Past stand alone crossover titles like these don’t usually heat up but nevertheless, it’s one to watch out for.
Marvel. What can I say, has been fire this year. The book that no one likely expected to heat up did just that.
So this weeks pick goes to Avengers #686, the conclusion to the 12 week weekly No Surrender story line.
We saw new characters introduced, new villains, new characters turn out to be villains, Banner is back. What else could happen?
Just like DC’s Dark Nights Metal, this will have a shocking conclusion. Shocking right? So very shocking. I hope I’m shocked. I guess we’ll also find out. (Correction, this is not the end of the story arc for No Surrender, which is a 16 part series and story arc, not 12 part story. Thanks Chris. I’m losing my mind I think).
Stabbity Bunny has been on fire for a new independent book.
So it’s no surprise that Stabbity Bunny #3 is this weeks pick as it’s already sold out or close to selling out at most online retailers I’ve checked.
Find them, flip them, keep one for personal collection. Either way you can’t lose with this one even if you don’t sell it, it’s a winner just if you’re reading this new title.
I’ve actually been flipping all of mine though. As much as I like this series, I can’t turn down easy money that pays for more books. So mine have gone off to new homes.
Small Publisher Pick
Not a whole lot going on in the small publisher sector for me so I just had to do a shout out for Saga #50 which is the pick this week.
Amazing story, awesome artwork. You can’t go wrong with BKV and Staples team.
We all know BKV usually goes for the 50 to 60 issue range for his stories so maybe this one is approaching the conclusion.
I could be wrong though as I haven’t dug up any information on how long he plans to keep Saga going but hopefully when it does end, it ends on a high note. It’s the only way to go if you ask me.
Now on with the dreaded avoid pick, every writer and artist worst nightmare when it comes to selling their hard work.
This is the type of crap that almost destroyed the industry years ago.
This is also the crap that killed the sports cards industry as well with the chase inserts they started doing. Every X number of packs includes a special variant insert.. blah blah blah.
So now we have BOOM! Studios doing just that, with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25. Sure it might sound fun but come on, every 25 copies ordered of polybagged comics you get a special chase insert cover comic. Of course you don’t what any of these covers look like nor the special one. In a ploy to bump up orders that will result with a bunch of worthless comic books.
Poyo says, don’t buy into this hype. Don’t pay premiums for these chase covers. Just avoid this utter nonsense if you want to save the comic book industry from destroying itself with this crap marketing tactics to get you suckers to buy books you normally wouldn’t buy so many of.