Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 9/29/21

Every week, hundreds of new books hit the stands, each with potential. We pick the ones we think have the best shot at heating up. Here are the picks of the week for delivery this Wednesday

The dreaded Fifth Week edition. The fifth week is just that, the fifth Wednesday of the month, where publishers do not put out their normal releases as to not mess up their publishing schedule. Anyway, here is what is on tap.

Returning Favorites
Department Of Truth #13 – solicitation promises big revelation.
Something Is Killing The Children #20 – Tynion-mania continues to run amok. Erica’s history continues to unfold.

New #1’s
Corset #1 – New Scout Comics book. Master Gregoire d’Alpen is a world-famous fashion designer and inventor. His groundbreaking corsets fascinate and inspire millions of people around the world. It’s been years since he showed his face in public, living in seclusion in his mysterious clock tower high above the gothic city. One night, a young and naive girl named Elize ruins the master’s grand fashion show. D’Alpen invites her to his tower, where he plans to reveal his dark secrets to her—but first, she must give him something in return.

Human Remains #1 – New Vault book. Written by Peter Milligan. Art and Cover by Sally Cantirino. Dax and Bisa love each other. But in this new and terrifying world, love is dangerous. Feeling anything is dangerous. Earth has a new and terrible invader-monsters that deprive us of the very feelings that make us human. A shocking tale of pent-up emotions, perilously loud sex, and forced compsure in the face of unspeakable horror…from one of the most celebrated writers in comics, Peter Milligan

Night Of The Cadillacs #1 – Another new Scout series. In the spirit of Lost Boys and Warriors, Night of the Cadillacs is a high-octane, genre-bending mix of horror, hard action, forbidden love and street culture. Rival supernatural gangs come to earth on an overnight raiding mission to retrieve life-restoring blood from humans. While the gangs battle among themselves for prized Captives, a defiant and charismatic gangbanger breaks free from his crew to go on the run with a rebellious, 18 year old human girl to protect her from his predatory family.

Turbo Kid Apples Lost Adventure #1 – ton of great covers on this new Behemoth series. The cult movie Turbo Kid is turning into a franchise with a sequel film in development, a video game, and now with this comic written by the directors & drawn by the storyboard artist of the movie. In this first issue: The Turbo Rider faces the Robot War and Apple discovers a path that leads to the Kid! A path full of blood, gore, fights, synth music and of course BMX. Totally Rad 80’s!

Unborn #1 – New Source Point series. For fans of ALIEN and Power Rangers! On a strange world, five explorers mine for super fuels in a last-ditch effort to save a collapsing Earth, but the mission goes to hell when they are overrun by a hostile alien species. With humanity’s survival hanging in the balance, the crew must eradicate the deadly horde and salvage the mission. But what if the monsters aren’t the only things they have to worry about? What if the most dangerous threat facing the crew…is each other?
Verge #1

Notable Reprints
Moon Knight #2 2nd Ptg Variant – New Moon Knight series continues to sell out.
Kang The Conqueror #1 2nd Ptg Variant – this has been surprisingly good.

One to Watch
Deathstroke Inc #1 – loving the Adam Hughes Cover and the Foil Team Variant, not to mention the Mattina Killer B, anyway, covers aside, this brings Deathstroke back to life (again) and sets him up with a new career path, enlisted to work with an ages-old secret organization called T.R.U.S.T. who want to take down the heavy-hitter villains.

Small Press Pick of the Week
Hard Case Crime Gun Honey #1 – Already optioned for a TV show, super-sexy spy story. The Hughes cover is worth the price of admission alone. The 1:10 Sienkiewicz variant is still available. And, has already gone back to a 2nd Print.

Pick of the Week
Amazing Spider-Man #74 – Nick Spenser’s run comes to an end, lots of reveals happen. We get a look at what has been going on since Brand New Day. This is setting up big changes for the Spider-Man series in this, the 875th issue of ASM.

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