Each week hundreds of new comics hit the stands, 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 5/2/18:Big week of books!
The Cheap One
DC Nation #0 – Starting DC Comics next big story lines. Including the wedding of Batman and Catwoman, and I hear they are finally addressing the three Jokers. Many store will be giving this 25 cent book away.
New Image #1
Death Or Glory #1 – Rick Remender! I read this a couple of weeks ago and it is really good. A family living off the grid, the problem is living off the grid doesn’t come with health insurance. Glory has to duo bad against people who are even worse to save someone she loves. Reminder knows about getting books optioned and I am eyeing all his future works.
For the Covers
Spawn #285 – has four Francesco Mattina Split Face Covers, some saw this as a money grab, but you get the combined cover, a half mask cover, half hamburger head cover, and the virgin split face cover. Grab the ones you like (for me it is cover a and the virgin)
Deathstroke #31 Jerome Opena Cover – just a very good looking cover. I loved Opena’s work on Seven to Eternity.
The “Just for Fun” One
You Are Deadpool #1 – four part weekly “choose your own adventure” / Role playing game Deadpool book. Just a fun concept.
The One to Watch
Go Go Power Rangers #9 – this is the continuation of the Shattered Grid story line. Issue 8 sold well, I want to see how this one does.
Small Press Gem
Cyber Spectre #1 – Scouts new book done by Richard Emms, the Kickstarter for this did extremely well and there have been a couple of ashcan versions out for cons. Great art by Ale Graza. Only down side is there are a bunch of covers for it. Shoot for cover A, or pick the one you like best.
Small Press Pick of the Week
Alien Toilet Monsters #1 – Available on eBay, sold out pretty much every where else. Odd ball small press book that looks funny as heck. Could develop a following.
The Long Term Pick of the Week
Star Wars Tag & Bink Were Here #1 – reprints the collected tales of Tag and Binks, the goes for good money on eBay. Not sure how this will effect the original, but this is an excellent read pick up. Strong long term growth potential.
And in case you missed it, here is this week’s new comic spec review video: