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
Welcome back Wednesday Warriors. Here is what is on tap for this week:
Artists Elite Presents #1 – After releasing two sketch books, Artist Elite releases their first full book.
A.X.E. Judgment Day #1 – The X-Men claim they’re the planets’ new gods. The Eternals know that position is already filled. The Avengers are about to realize exactly how many secrets their so-called friends have kept from them. Years of tension lead to a volcanic eruption as two worlds burn. Who has leaked the X-Men’s secrets to their latest foes? Why is Tony Stark abducting an old friend? And who stands in judgment over the whole world?
Blink (Oni Press) #1 – Wren Booker was three when she was found catatonic and covered in blood on the streets of New York. Since that day, she’s been haunted by a childhood she can’t remember. After decades of searching, Wren stumbles upon a cryptic website streaming multiple CCT feeds from strange rooms in a ruined building and something clicks, setting off hidden memories that lead her back to a place she’s seen in lifelong nightmares. Hunting for answers, Wren breaks into the building, but instead finds herself entangled in the camera-filled dark mazes of a decayed social experiment known only as BLINK.
Brother Of All Men #1 – Aftershock new series. It is 1928. Veteran of the Great War and part-time private eye Guy Horn travels to a remote community in Western Canada to retrieve his estranged brother from the clutches of a dangerous cult. As Guy struggles to gain control of his own personal demons, he’s tantalized by the cause and its charismatic leader, Brother XII. A tightly plotted horror-mystery based on a true story that blends the unexpected twists of hard-boiled detective noir with the uncanny traditions of folk-horror
DC vs Vampires All-Out War #1 – Next chapter of DC vs Vampires kicks off. Done in all monochrome colors.
Deathrage #1 – Spinoff series from Merc Publishing’s Miss Meow
Defenders Beyond #1 – New team of Defenders; Blue Marvel, America Chavez, Taaia (Galactus’ mom!), Tigra and Loki assemble to defend reality itself! Plus, you won’t believe who shows up on the final page (the spoiler cover gives it away)
Florida Man #1 – Laugh-out loud funny and unapologetically offensive, but with a heart of gold, this is the comic book personification of all those wild and weird ‘Florida Man’ news stories we’ve all been shocked by – and laughed at for years. Florida Man! Based on Baron’s series of critically acclaimed Florida Man novels, this outrageous comic dives into the heart of many of those bizarre stories we’ve all seen in news headlines and funny internet memes with a heart-warming story that’s squarely aimed at grown-ups who still love comics.
Little Red Ronin #1 – Source Point Press. A terrible beast has haunted the citizens of Poletown for decades. Although the monster hasn’t been seen in years, disappearances and gruesome killings still plague the townsfolk. Determined to clear her family name, Red hunts The Great Wolf in hopes of exonerating her grandmother, who lives in exile for spreading terrifying propaganda.
Madballs vs Garbage Pail Kids #1 – The crossover no-one asked for, however, these were two 80-90’s gem franchises.
Nyobi Origins #1 – The origin story seven years in the making! Years ago, a talented teen named Nyobi was performing in an all-girl J-pop super-group called The Geisha Dolls. At age 16, during a concert at a mall in Tokyo, she was being mobbed by fans when her powers manifested:. A ring of light flashed before of everyone’s eyes, and she was gone. She reappeared at the back of the building, and quickly realized her life was about to change forever!
Rogues Gallery #1 – The Purge meets Scream in a home invasion thriller that follows disenfranchised TV superhero actress Maisie Wade as she is terrorized by an unhinged group of intruders cosplaying her day job’s archvillains. If Maisie is going to survive the night, she’ll need to be the hero she has come to despise.
Shang-Chi And The Ten Rings #1 – Shang-Chi has gained possession of the powerful Ten Rings. But so much concentrated energy has not gone unnoticed. Now, every bounty hunter, assassin and evil syndicate in the Marvel Universe is coming to take the Rings from him! But will the responsibility and the truth of the Rings be too much to bear for the Master of Kung Fu? Find out as the true origin of the Ten Rings starts here
She Bites #1 – Scout Comics. Elsie Baker is a 134-year-old vampire in the body of a 9-year-old girl. Sick and tired of stupid adults treating her like a lost little girl and not letting her buy cigarettes, Elsie decides to hire a babysitter to be her chaperone. Enter Brenda Zielinski, a suicidal teenager in search of some quick cash so she can buy a one-way ticket to Scotland to jump off a cliff. Despite the generous payday, it turns out that babysitting a vampire might be more trouble than it’s worth.
Young Hellboy Assault On Castle Death #1 – A tale of Young Hellboy from the Mignola-Verse.
For the Cover
Star Wars Darth Vader #25 Cover B Variant Chris Sprouse Choose Your Destiny Cover and
Star Wars Han Solo & Chewbacca #4 Cover B Variant Chris Sprouse Choose Your Destiny Cover– I am not going crazy on all these but picking up some of the more popular characters, in this case, Darth Krall and Ahsoka. (Both sold out at Midtown )
Small Press Pick of the Week
Dark Spaces Wildfire #1 – New Scott Snyder series from IDW. A crew of women from an inmate firefighting program are risking everything on the frontlines when their newest recruit – a white-collar convict with a deep network of shady dealers – discovers they’re mere miles from her crooked former associate’s mansion. When she proposes a plan to abandon their duties and hunt for riches under cover of smoke and ash, the team must decide if they’re ready to jeopardize their one sure path back to normalcy for a shot at a score that would change their lives But is this a flicker of fortune or a deadly trap?
Pick of the Week
Black Adam #2 – Not gonna want to miss this one. A new Black Adam is born. Full spoilers later.