It’s new comic book day! The best damn day every week. The day of the week we drop everything else that’s important to go pick up what we think is going to be a great read or a great flip so we can buy more things to read or flip. It’s the never ending cycle of life for the comic book enthusiast comic flipper.
I think all the best books already came out for 2018. It started off so strong but seems to be getting less and less exciting. But hey, this week you can once again own another Avengers #1? Exciting right?
Not sure what it is but I love Tony S. Daniel’s art.
I truly think he’s not appreciated as much as he should be. So this weeks pick goes to his regular cover art on Batman #46.
Just like his cover for Batman #45, everyone was grabbing Jim Lee’s cover B but honestly, Daniel’s cover A was much better if you ask me.
I guess it’s all just a matter of opinion and taste. I think Jim Lee’s art is cool but I also think he’s a wee bit overrated. I do like his older work more than his newer work. Bring on the hate if you will, I can take it.
Oh hey, don’t forget to pick up your new Avengers #1. It’s got that guy with the flaming skull in it, which is probably the only reason I’m picking up a copy. I sure do love me some Ghost Rider (the original one, the one that rides a motorcycle and isn’t named Frank).
But that’s not this weeks pick (or shall I say picks with it’s enormous amount of covers).
This weeks pick goes to Star Wars Tag and Bink We’re Here #1. Sure it’s got a hefty price tag but who couldn’t go with some much needed humor in a very serious galaxy, far far away.
Not a whole lot going on in the Independent section this week for me. So this next pick is just for the sheer joy and amusement.
Don’t expect this to be a long term spec winner but could be a quick flip for those that find them this week at the local shops as I don’t anticipate a bunch of shops to order heavy or at all.
This weeks Indie Pick you might of seen in Anthony’s spec video goes out to Alien Toilet Monsters #1(linking to eBay since it is sold out at most online stores) from Omnimorphic.
I mean, come on. A book with aliens, toilets, and monsters in the title has to be good fun right?
Small Publisher Pick
Rick Remender never seems to disappoint. Let me say that again. Rick Remender never seems to disappoint.
I got to read this in advance about a week or so ago. It’s such a simple story and concept. This is why I give Remender so much credit with his story telling and it’s also why Death or Glory #1 is this weeks small publisher pick.
We all know a Remender book can heat up (Seven to Eternity, Deadly Class, Black Science) with also the chance it gets a media option or turns into a show.
Pick this one up for the read as well.
So don’t overlook this book. I’m sure these will be easy to find come Wednesday so don’t go overboard but definitely pick up an extra copy or two to hold for the flip down the road, which could come sooner rather than later. That’s just the fun of spec’ing.
Now on with the dreaded avoid pick, every writer and artist worst nightmare when it comes to selling their hard work.
This came as a surprise for me as I never thought I would have first this artist or title in an avoid pick.
This week I’m going to tell you to avoid Walking Dead #179 Cover B, which is the Bill Sienkiewicz cover depicting Carl with the hole in his face.
First of all, Carl looks nothing like the 10 year old girl in that picture and secondly, this is just horribly done if you ask me. Whoever signed off on this cover at Image should fire themselves. I love your art Bill but this one just plain sucks if you ask me. Maybe if it was artwork for something entirely different but since this is trying to represent a character from a long ongoing series, it fails miserably in that aspect.
Well, that’s all folks. Don’t forget to pay the lady.. oh wait, that’s the line from Storage Wars!