Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 7/6/22

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

Hey Wednesday Warriors. Another smaller week. Happy 4th of July to those in the States. Waiting for the big summer books that haven’t seen to hit yet. Anyway, here is what is on tap:

New #1’s
Absolution (AWA) #1 – New AWA series, always great reads and with their recent options #1 issues are worth picking up, the Frank Cho cover is pretty nice.

Ballad Of Gordon Barleycorn #1 – New Black Caravan series. Gordon and his manager Giuseppe are hunted down by a religious debt collector who has come to make him pay for his past. Now Gordon needs to make some quick cash in this groovy adventure that’s all about Sex, Drugs, and Musical Puppet Theater, baby!

Behemoth #1 – Theresa is horrified to wake up and find she’s turning into a monster. She learns she’s not the only one when the government throws her into a detention camp with others going through the same transformation. Surrounded by beasts, Theresa tries to hold on to her humanity by training to become a government weapon as part of Project: Behemoth.

Knights Of The Fifth Dimension #1 – KNIGHTS OF THE 5th DIMENSION is a love letter to Bronze Age comic books and an homage to the Jack Kirby creations that still adorn comic book shelves, movie screens, and TV sets everywhere. From the minds of artist Walter Flanagan

Mind MGMT Bootleg #1 – the world of Matt Kindt’s Mind MGMT returns. The Dan Brereton Cover is awesome. I have loved his art for years.

Not Of This World #1 – New SCI-FI series from Blood Moon Comics. A lunar expedition reveals a bewildering discovery. Inscrutably, the grave of a medieval monk has been found hidden on the moon! The mystery of this find unravels to reveal the thrilling adventure of an extraterrestrial visitor who crashed on Earth during a time of religious wars and feudal obligations.

Promethee 1313 #1 – Andy Diggle, Shawn Martinbrough, Dave Stewart, and Jock bring you a psychological sci-fi horror comic full of alien conspiracy. What if you knew the world was about to end? What would you be willing to do to save the people you love? Darla Clemenceau has been plagued by apocalyptic visions ever since she was abducted by a UFO as a child. Now, she’s ready to put it all behind her and move on with her life. But what if it’s all true? A dangerous cult militia is prepping for the end of the world, and they see Darla as the key to their survival… Meanwhile, something alien is awakening on the dark side of the Moon, and the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis have a rendezvous with destiny… A prequel to Promethee – Christophe Bec’s best-selling, mind-bending graphic novel series, Promethee 13:13 tells the thrilling fast-paced space drama leading up to the moments of September 21, 2019 at 13:13

There’s Something Wrong with Patrick Todd #1 – New Aftershock series from Ed Brisson. Theres Something Wrong With Patrick Todd #1 – Fifteen-year-old Patrick Todd lives on the run, hiding out in seedy motels, living out of his backpack and making sure that his mom – recently struck down by a mysterious illness of the mind – is well cared for. But doctors cost money. A lot of money. And, so, Patrick turns to a life of crime. Using the telepathic abilities he’s been hiding all his life, he forces the worst of the worst to rob banks, taking the money before making them turn themselves in to the police. But someone has taken notice of Patrick’s schemes. A reckoning is coming. Will the police find Patrick in time to save him, or will he become yet another victim of the killer called Zeus?

One and Done
Black Adam Justice Society Files Hawkman #1 – The Rock version of Black Adam appears on the cover.

For the Cover
Joker #15 Brian Bolland Cover – A very subtle and updated nod to Batman The Killing Joke by Brian Bolland, so an homage to himself in a way.

One to Watch
Strange Academy #18 Ryan Stegman Character Spotlight – The final issues are coming up. The character covers have been hot and this one has Howie on the cover who has been getting a lot of chatter about.

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