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 4/17/19:
Kind of a small spec week, but some good pickups still.
Batman #69 Francesco Mattina Cover – A great looking dark cover featuring the mug of Batman. (I sometimes think I should list them as Ben Oliver Covers sometimes.)
Nightwing #59 Yasmine Putri Cover – Putri back on Nightwing is good to see. She does great stuff.
One to Watch
Die #1 5th Print – I have to think that as these prints keep going on, and selling out, they may be worth grabbing.
Mighty Marvel Must Have
Amazing Spider-Man #252 Facsimile Edition – Sure, you can grab a mid-grade copy in the $40-50 range, but not everyone can plunk that money down on a comic book. I have a feeling these Facsimile editions could be sought after long term.
New Indy #1’s
Mary Shelley Monster Hunter #1 – As a fan of gothic horror, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (check out the movie Gothic about the weekend it was written) the is just too cool to pass up. Plus, it is written by Adam Glass (best known for his work on the TV series Supernatural) and there is a chance this could be something more long term. If you can find the 1:10 Ratio Variant cheap, grab it. There is also a cool store exclusive with an Exorcist Homage cover.
Planet Of The Nerds #1 – Fun new book from Ahoy, who has done some cool books.
Indy Pick of the Week
Knights Of The Golden Sun #1 2nd Print – with as well as the series has done, I am surprised it has taken so long for this to be reprinted. Still, I am guessing it will have a small print run and could be in demand.
Marvel Pick of the Week
Major X #2 – It pains me to put this on the list, but #1 is still doing well, regular and variant. If you can grab the Phil Noto Variant for cheap, do so. Already going back for a 2nd print.
Pick of the Week
Naomi #4 – DC’s juggernaut book. Cool stuff going on with this character, and with books selling for more than cover on the secondary market, this is one that is hard to pass up.
Cover of the Week
Rise #2– Artistically, I love this cover, tattooed and bloody vampire face. Uses a lot of negative space. Creepy and beautiful at the same time.