Every week, hundreds of new comics hit the shelves, 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 10/20/19:
Slow spec week but many good reads and books worth picking up. Here is what is worth looking at.
He-Man And The Masters Of The Multiverse #1 – He-Man returns to DC and travels through multiple dimensions. It’s up to a ragtag team of surviving He-Men to recruit the one man in existence who might save them: Prince Keldor, the man who would be Skeletor!
Heart Attack #1 – New Image Series. Gene therapy has saved Americans from disease-only to give birth to Variants: people with powers so unique, the government denies their human rights. But a rebellion has begun… Charlie North is on the run from the police when he crosses paths with Jill Kearney. Instant attraction becomes mass destruction when they unlock powers neither knew they had. Now, the question isn’t how to use them-but how far they’re willing to go.
Olympia #1 – Image’s other new series. Elon is a latchkey kid who spends his days alone reading comic books-until his favorite superhero, Olympian, comes crashing off the page and into reality! But as he nurses his wounded and delirious hero back to health, he discovers Olympian isn’t the only thing that came through… something evil followed him. A comedic yet heartfelt love letter to the comics medium, OLYMPIA is also a meditation on hope and loss
Deadpool #1 – Deadpool fighting monsters in series start over.
Events Worth Watching
Hazel And Cha Cha Save Christmas Tales From The Umbrella Academy Jim Mahfood Cover – New one shot set in the Umbrella Academy universe. The TV show was a hit. May be worth the look.
2099 Alpha One Shot – Spawning out of Amazing Spider-man and Spider-Man 2099, Marvel is relaunching the 2099 Universe, and it starts here.
Annihilation Scourge Alpha #1 – December’s big cross over. Nova takes center stage in the Negative Zone.
Reprint of the Week
Green Lantern #85 Facsimile Edition – The infamous Speedy drug issue gets the facsimile treatment, reprinted with ads and all.
Marvel Must Haves
Absolute Carnage #5 – We get some new info on Dylan.
Captain Marvel #12 – The Dark Captain Marvel kicks in, and takes the life of an Avenger. We will have the full spoilers later.
Immortal Hulk #27 – A must pick up every month. Miss the horror, but some more strangeness coming.
One to Watch
Spider-Verse #2 – introduces some of the scariest villains in Marvel History. Could be interesting.
Small Press Pick of the Week
Machine Girl #1 – Looking forward to this one. New series from Red 5. There is a planet full of exotic interplanetary people. All of them living together in a dangerous multicultural world. And right there in the middle there is Megan! A young human girl fighting her way up on the deadly arena of the Intergalactic Mixed Battling Arts as she searches for her origins and other beings like her while she is obsessed with a mysterious, long forgotten planet: Earth.