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
The dreaded Fifth Week Edition… The fifth week is just that, the fifth Wednesday of the month where publishers go light on their offerings, this one is especially true
Not gonna lie Wednesday Warriors, it is a small week. Here is what is on tap though:
Blink (Oni Press) #2 – I haven’t done one of these in a while as a book hasn’t really hooked me in that much, Blink, however, is an awesome new horror series that has a great catch at the end of the first issue. Looking forward to seeing where this goes.
N.O.A. Not Otherwise Authorized #1 – New Source Point Press book. The N.O.A agency is authorized for one target only, the international master criminal Nimrod. A simple task given to a team of agents who all embarrassed their superiors one way or another. Except with Nimrod, nothing is simple. Soon, the fate of New York hangs in the balance. And then, maybe the world
Star Trek Picard Stargazer #1 – New Star Trek book focused on
Professor X Jean Luck Picard. First issue of the last series saw some heat.
Transformers Shattered Glass II #1 – Second series in the Transformers Shattered Glass universe, which switches Optimus Prime into the villain and Megatron as the hero.
For the Cover
Harley Quinn 2022 Annual #1 (One Shot) Nathan Szerdy Cover – Nathan Szerdy has done “hot girl” covers for a while. He has a good following. Now he is doing a bunch of DC books and bringing that “hot girl” cover sensibility with him. Great looking cover.
Frank Frazettas Death Dealer #4 Video Game Homage Variant – Cool Sega Golden Axe Homage.
Cradle Of Filth #2 Video Game Homage Variant – Sweet Castlevania homage.
Ones to Watch
Amazing Fantasy #1000 – I used to love big landmark anniversary issues, and as a result, this one makes the list, even though I am not sure how the math lines up. Will have to see if anything is teased in the issue.
Thunderbolts Marvel Tales #1 – Thunderbolts are about to get some MCU love. This reprints THUNDERBOLTS (1997) #1-2, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #449, and TALES OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1, all their early appearances in one place.
Small Press Pick of the Week
Forever Forward #1 – New series from Zack Kaplan. When brilliant young scientist Dr. Lewis Moody accidentally launches himself, his secret longtime crush and three best friends 33 years into the future with his unproven quantum time machine, they find a mysterious message from their future selves: ‘The Only Way Back Is Forward.’ Now, as they jump again and again through strange future times, will they one day find the technology to time-travel back, or are they doomed to hopelessly travel forward forever?
Pick of the Week
Thunderbolts #1 – New Thunderbolts team lead by Hawkeye, new character, Gutsen Glory appears. Rounding out the team are Spectrum, America Chavez, Power Man, and Persuasion.