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
Deadliest Bouquet #1 – Jasmine Hawthorn was a hard-edged Nazi hunter who trained her children well in the art of espionage. But in 1998, when her complicated past finally catches up with her, it’s up to her three estranged daughters, Rose, Poppy, and Violet, to solve their mom’s murder-if they can avoid killing each other in the process.
Love Everlasting #1 – Tom King comes too Image with a new ONGOING SERIES set in a world as frighteningly fantastical as any found beyond the stars: Romance Comics! Joan Peterson discovers that she is trapped in an endless cycle-a problem to be solved, a man to marry-and every time she falls in love, she disappears into another teary saga. Her bloody journey to freedom starts in this breathtaking, groundbreaking FIRST ISSUE
Cover The Dead With Lime #1 – New Bloodmoon Comics series about the Plague.
Samurai Doggy #1 – During the Fourth War of the Sun, a small dog named DOGGY experienced an irreparable trauma: his mother was brutally murdered, and his eight brothers, still puppies, were kidnapped by a mysterious man. To save them, Doggy fought bravely against the terrible killer, but all his efforts were in vain, and he was left for dead. What nobody imagined was that a technological vulture scavenging the region for corpses would be the one to rescue the dying dog from death’s scythe. Now, Doggy has become Samurai Doggy, and his only goal is to quench his thirst for revenge.
The Hardcover of the Week
Creeping HC – New Dark Horse horror book. A new internet challenge called “creeping” is sweeping across social media. “Creeping” is a dangerous online trend that dares participants to spend the night at a frightening location-from crumbling cemeteries to derelict morgues. As more people join in, the competition increases-who can outdo the latest scary destination? One group of thrillseekers determines to find the most terrifying place in the world-an abandoned medieval fortress turned insane asylum fills the bill, but they soon realize they are in for more than they bargained for. Written by Zack Keller with original story by Mike Richardson, and art by Doug Wheatley, this graphic novel takes you on a horrifying journey where fun and mischief take a shocking turn into the ultimate fight for survival.
These cutesy genie covers are pretty cool. A set of them have sold for as high as $19
Ones to Watch
A.X.E. Judgment Day #2 – Six new characters set to make their first appearance. (Thanks to SpicyWasabi on the forum for this), said to be the most important people in the Marvel Universe.
Amazing Spider-Man #7 – Spider-Man costume first appearance collectors take notice, Spidey gets a new costume thanks to Norman Osborn in this issue. (It’s a cameo of the suit)
Ghost Rider Vengeance Forever #1 – One shot bringing together a ton of Riders. New character set to appear Johnny Blaze, still reeling from his time in Hayden’s Falls, seeks the counsel of a seer – named Necro the Tattooist – who uses his needle to bring dark truths to the surface. What follows is not only a wild tour through Ghost Rider’s lost history, but also a warning about the future and an examination of the troubling weight of legacy.
One for Free
Sandman #1 Special Edition – Only a couple of these freebies on eBay, however, they are already selling for $9.99, which is not a bad flip for free.
One and Done
GI Joe A Real American Hero Best Of Storm Shadow – One Shot featuring some of the best Storm Shadow stories. One of the most popular characters in the franchise.
Revenge Of The HorrorHound #1 – Small Press horror book. As the Harvest Moon rises, so too does a blood-thirsty HellHound. Risen from the grave for a night of terror, as a small country town is besieged by this gnarled and riled monster. But why has he come seeking vengeance? What secrets does this sleepy town hold? Who could be responsible for the beast’s conjuring? And how many people will suffer for the sins of a single man?
For the Cover
Star Wars Bounty Hunters #26 Choose Your Destiny Cover – I keep saying I am not going down the rabbit hole, but they keep adding characters worth picking up, this one features Reva from Obi Wan
Small Press Pick of the Week
Parker Girls #1 – Terry Moore’s new series. Really looking forward to this. When Annie Graham’s lifeless body washes up Venice beach, the nation mourns the loss of a popular actress. Police suspect her death was no accident but Graham’s husband-billionaire Zachary Lot-has the best lawyers money can buy and the investigation stalls. That’s when Tambi Baker decides to take matters into her own hands and enlist three of her finest Parker Girl operatives to bring the Lot Empire down, one shocking scandal at a time.