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 August 22nd, 2018.
DC Must Grabs
Batman Kings Of Fear #1 – has a killer B Variant by Bill Sienkiewicz – This series marks the return of Kelly Jones to Batman. Jones has a unique style that is incredible. This issue also features a sweet cover by Bill Sienkiewicz. Sold out at many places online.
Teen Titans #21 Alex Garner B Cover – Great looking killer B Cover by Garner. Will have a smaller press run than that of issue #20.
Marvel Must Grab
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #34 – First full appearance of Devin Dinosaur. So the theory goes that with Moon Girl getting animated, parents might have a problem with the name “Devil Dinosaur” but… Devin Dinosaur would be much more appealing. Not to mention making the cartoon fun by having a dinosaur turn into a crazy boy.
Image Must Grabs
Cold Spots #1 – Cullen Bunn is the master of modern horror comics and puts out a good amount. This one is pretty cool and being a new Image #1, could get a boost. Bunn’s books get optioned so even if you are not a horror fan, this could be a great long term pick up.
Die Die Die #2 – over the top violent new series from Robert Kirkman and Scott Gimple. Both are very familiar with TV and getting options. So these early issues could become key later.
Venom #5– Picking up Cates Venom is a no brainer. The series is white hot right now.
West Coast Avengers #1 – Marvel’s teen books have been hot lately. Here is a new one with a couple of new characters. Worth the chance.
X-men Red #7 Honeybadger Head Shot cover – Fan favorite Honeybadger gets the headshot treatment. This is a PC collection book.
Small Press Gem
Zinnober #3 – the series has been doing great on the secondary market and this issue has already sold out at a few places on line.
Small Press Pick of the Week
Obliv18n #1 – new series out from Scout by Ken Kristensen the creator of Todd the Ugliest kid as well as screen writer for Happy and the punisher. Ken is no stranger from options and already works in TV. Scout is actively trying to get books turned into films and TV shows so this is a natural fit.
Big Three Pick of the Week
Justice League Dark #2 – New character is introduced. The villainous Upside Down Man gets his first appearance.
That is it this week, let us know what you are spec-ing on. And in case you missed it, here is this week’s New Comic Spec Review Video for 8/22/18: