Once again, a chicken is going to tell all you people what to buy, what to spec on and what to just flat out avoid.
You can take this list serious or with a grain of salt, either way, Anthony says I can say and do whatever I want. So here you go, here are my picks of the week.
This one I’m still not sure about. I like the idea and concept but there seems to be something off about this new Middleton cover for Batgirl #27 .
It’s still my pick since there is literally nothing else that stands out in DC’s Universe this week.
Am I in the minority with this cover? It’s nothing ground breaking but it both catches my attention but makes me kind of stare at it like something’s wrong with it as well.
Tell us what you think in the comments.
Boba Fett certainly has his fan base. This one is already selling out online or has sold out. Midtown sold out quickly, to my knowledge within a few hours last Wednesday.
Probably helps that Doctor Aphra has a smaller reader base as well compared to some of the other Star Wars titles. This pick clearly goes to Star Wars Doctor Aphra #24 Galactic Icon Cover that depicts the classic Boba Fett.
My honorable mention goes to True Believers Marvel Knights 20th Anniversary Punisher War Journal #1. That’s a mouthful right? Why not just call it True Believers. Either way, Punisher and particularly Punisher War Journal was some of my first taste in comic books back in the 80’s. I actually subscribed to it via mail. Ah, the good ‘ol days. This one is selling out online already. Grab a copy or two if you see them, these $1 books can turn into easy $3 or $4 flips from time to time, sometimes even more.
I dig the cover art on this one. I like the premise. But this one will fall flat if the story and art don’t deliver.
Vault Comics has had winners in the past but they’ve also had a lot of duds. We’ve seen new books come without seeing issues beyond issue #1. I hope they’re not digging the same hole that Black Mask dug themselves.
So tread lightly but this weeks indie pick goes to Friendo #1 . Jerry didn’t get many toys as a kid so now that he’s all grown up, he wants your toys so he steals. Governments and rules, with a personalized VR assistant that’s malfunctioning, let the violence begin.
Small Publisher Pick
I’m a Stranger Things fanboy. I love the 80s nostalgia that the show brings forth. It also helps they bring my late 80s and early 90s crush back to our screens. I don’t care if she’s old, I love me some Winona Ryder.
Regardless, this weeks small publisher pick goes to Stranger Things #1 from Dark Horse Comics. By all means this one will be easy to get. I’m sure most shops went a little heavier on this one because they know it’s going to sell.
And I don’t always advocate specific store shops but I’m really digging the Midtown Mattina variant for this book. I might just have to splurge and grab a copy despite it being $10.
Now on with the dreaded “avoid” pick, every writer and artist worst nightmare when it comes to selling their hard work.
I have zero information on Spider-Geddon #0 as I’m basing it purely on the fact that it’s a #0, which a lot of collectors hate and they have a bad track record of never being worth anything beyond cover price and secondly,
This is just Spider-Verse version 2, where we saw an over printing of another sub par Spider-Man Universe story that resulted in a bunch of dollar bin books. I’m not talking about the Edge series where we saw the debut of Spider-Gwen and a few other books shoot up in value.
I don’t expect much out of this series. I hope I’m wrong, I hope a cool new character emerges from this or we get some awesome story telling. But I’m not holding my breath.