Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 5/25/22

Every week, tons of new books 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 the picks of the week for delivery this Wednesday

Hello Wednesday Warriors. Another slower week, need con season to hit for some excitement. Here is what is on tap.

New #1s
Batman Fortress #1 – When an unknown alien ship enters Earths atmosphere, disrupting global power and communications and plunging the planet into chaos, the world is left wondering…where is Superman when he is needed most? In the mysterious absence of the Last Son of Krypton, Batman must rally the rest of the Justice League to counter the alien threat…but first, he must quell a crime wave on the blacked-out streets of Gotham !A brutal and shocking adventure that will turn everything you think you know about Superman upside down!

Unnatural Blue Blood #1 – Mirka Andolfo anthropomorphic series returns from Image.

Legion Of X #1 – LEGION OF X will do anything to protect mutants’ right to pursue happiness and hope. Kicking off with a hunt for a missing Arakkii god and a skinjacker possessing innocent mutants, read this issue and come meet WEAPONLESS ZSEN, ORA SERRATA…and a villain worth praying for. The DESTINY OF X bares it heart and soul right here! New X book with new characters it seems.

Fox And Hare #1 – New Vault Comics series. When black market coder Aurora Yi uncovers top secret data that has tapped into the past lives of the citizens of Mazu Bay, her world is turned upside down. The mega corporation Synastry Designs wants its data back and is hot on her trail. Aurora has no choice but to turn to the Fox and the Hare, the most feared mercenaries in the city, for protection.

Good Boy #1 – Good Boy (think John Wick’s Anthropomorphic dog) returns for more violence.

Ultramax #1 – New Source Point Press comic. A journeyman henchman has pulled off the impossible. He has killed the world’s most famous superhero. In order to get a reduced jail time, the henchman has cut a deal with the feds. Problem is, even without having any powers the feds are sending him to the Ultra Max facility. With all the worst super villains. Now the unlucky nobody must navigate prison life, while praying no one finds out he is a snitch.

Spectro #1 – A Quartet of Quintessential Horror Tales from the Multi-Talented Juan Doe – Presented in a Single Prestige-Format One Shock! SPECTRO explores the unnerving spectrum of fear through four terrifying stories rooted in a cosmic game of twisted karma and phantasmagoric terror: 1. What is at stake when sentient technology manipulates a man with projections of his desired self? 2. What are the consequences of excommunicating a member of the ‘nine’ planets? 3. What is discovered when an explorer travels to Mars to ascend the tallest mountain in the solar system? 4. What happens when a scientist aboard the International Space Station is confronted with the most horrifying aspects of humankind? In what realm of fear do these stories exist?

Nightmare Man #1 – Alex is struggling through his dead-end job, crumbling marriage, and the recent return of a monster that tormented his dreams throughout his childhood. Confronted with a genuine nightmare in a cafe near his office, Alex is forced to reconcile the the torments he and thousands of other children have faced throughout history

One and Done
Hellboy And The BPRD Night Of The Cyclops – New one shot featuring Hellboy

DC vs Vampires Hunters #1 – A blood-soaked one-shot tale of vampire violence! The Son of Batman, after years of training to be an assassin, is on a path toward utter destruction of the vampire race! Enter Damian Wayne: vampire hunter!

Devils Reign Omega #1 – In the wake of one of the most visceral DAREDEVIL, nay, MARVEL stories EVER, the Marvel Universe’s New York City stands remade and reforged – if not in Wilson Fisk’s image, then at the very least in his spirit! After a battle that nearly tore the city and its citizens apart, New York’s super heroes have no choice but to try to adapt to the new and dangerous paradigm they find themselves operating under – with eight million people turned against them!

Edgar Allen Poes Conqueror Worm #1 – In a visual adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s famous text, throngs of angels gather to witness a metaphysical performance of good and evil. But the play becomes all too real when humanity releases the ultimate destructive power. Artist Clara Meath brings ‘The Conqueror Worm’ to the comics page

Recount Preamble #1 – Prequel to the hit Scout series that was optioned. Set years before the shocking events of The Recount, Preamble details the life of Phil Pontus, the tragic death of his mother, his military service and subsequent decision to enter politics, his assent to the office of Vice President, and the terrible events that culminated in his assumption of leadership of a terrorist group known only as ‘The Masses.’

Variants of the Week
Department Of Truth #18 Todd McFarlane 1:100 Variant – Pretty easy, Tynion Image series with some popularity, with cover done by legendary artist, and selling for upwards of $200 on eBay. Find it and flip it.

For the Cover

Hellcop #7 Drew & Brian Haberlin Cover – I love these fake magazine covers. This one is easy on the eyes

Small Press Pick of the Week
Disturbed Dark Messiah #1 – I love books with crossover potential. Comic fans and fans of the band Disturbed may end up looking for this one. In the not so distant future, firefighter Griffin DeSanto has found himself a man out of time, stumbling into a harsh world of poverty, automation, and subjugation. Technology rules and a tech empire built on suffering keeps the population in check through surveillance and mechanized policing. Though lost, Griffin is never alone, he was brought here for a reason, and The Vengeful One is his guide. Conceived by Disturbed with Tim Seeley.

Pick of the Week
Spider-Man 2099 Exodus #1– Winter Soldier 2099 makes her first appearance here.

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