Welcome once again to Poyo’s spec and the dreaded drek this week.
Not a whole lot going on this week despite being a more active week for new books. A bunch of new Marvel books, mostly reboots of existing books. This week doesn’t look big for indie or small publishers but still a few to check out.
I don’t always read DC books but I must admit they’re getting my business for just their cover B books.
Another sweet cover from Mattina hits stands this week for Deathstroke #32.
I don’t even read Deathstroke. I actually have zero desire to read Deathstroke but I find myself with Deathstroke books now in my collection.
We can give applause to DC for getting people to buy their books without having a bazillion covers for each book.
Despite the amount of covers being released for this book and the other #1 (most aren’t really new #1 books, they’re just reboots) books hitting stands this week, my pick goes to Ant-Man and Wasp #1.
The regular cover is already sold out at Midtown.
Maybe there’s a surprise or new character introduction. Maybe it’s just the movie boosting sales (which would be surprising).
Hopefully Anthony can find us some spoilers to find out what’s going on with this book. Regardless of what happens, I’m hoping for a refreshing read before the new movie is released.
Despite selling out online and likely hard to find with a small print run, I’m picking this since it’s a total take now on the human civilization, at least in the 1st world countries.
Yes, a new phone being released sends people into a frenzy. Sound familiar? Yes cause we humans are stupid and are slaves to our gadgets now.
My pick this week goes to Cellies #1 from Lion Forge.
I’m hoping this is a nice humorous take on our stupidity as humans and brings to light for some people they should put their phones down from time to time and enjoy life. There are more important things in life than stuff (except comics of course).
Small Publisher Pick
I really enjoyed Remender’s Death or Glory #1 so of course I’m going to pick up #2.
Remender rarely disappoints and with his other hit books still going strong like Black Science and Deadly Class (soon to be a show), we should not overlook these books.
This book has media deal or show written all over it from the start.
So if you missed out on the first issue, find a copy if you can and check it out.
Now on with the dreaded “avoid” pick, every writer and artist worst nightmare when it comes to selling their hard work.
You might of read about this in my things I like and don’t like but here it is again, because it’s just too easy to pick on.
Spawn #286 and it’s 8 different covers where the only difference is the coloring done by different artists. Sure some of them are great covers but is it really necessary? Don’t give into this obvious cash cow.
Maybe McFarlane is trying to boost sales before his new Spawn movie is just getting started with casting calls (you all read Jaime Fox was cast. I like Fox but I’m not sure how I feel about him as the leading role, it could be a easy hit or miss).
I don’t know about the rest of you all but can’t we obviously admit that the only remaining Spawn fans are the ones who originally bought and read Spawn back in the 90s? We’re all middle aged geeks now with kids who don’t care about Spawn and don’t have a clue as to who this McFarlane guy is.
That’s all for this week. On a side note, I’m going skydiving for the 3rd time in my life this coming Saturday so if you don’t see any articles from me next week, you all should have a good idea something went horribly wrong.
Also, I hope for the few who do actually read my garbage are paying attention. I’m hoping to have a really awesome contest but it really does require you all to pay attention to my articles. That’s all I’m saying for now.