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
What’s up Wednesday Warriors. Huge week this week. Some cool spec books, tons of new series, and some really epic reprints. Here is what is on tap:
One and Done
Dark Crisis The Deadly Green #1 – During the original Crisis on Infinite Earths, Swamp Thing encountered and formed a truce with the Great Darkness, but this ancient force has been awakened by Pariah and now its influence is felt across the Multiverse. Now the Avatar of the Green must work together with new allies to investigate how far it’s spread and why it would work with Pariah.
Leonide The Vampyr Miracle At Crows Head #1 – A small, coastal village is home to normal people living quiet and simple livesuntil a shipwreck brings a small coffin and its smaller occupant into their midst. What begins as a miracle soon takes a turn toward the horrible in this ghostly tale from celebrated Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. All-new characters and world.
Miracleman #0 – Miracle Man returns to comics!
3Keys #1 – New Image series. Did the inhabitants of another dimension flee into our reality to save themselves from the terrible wrath of the Great Old Ones or to help prepare us for a final devastating invasion? And what if humanity’s only chance against these Great Old Ones is an impetuous, mischievous young woman and her sardonic, furry, and surprisingly violent mentor?
Garbage Pail Kids Origins #1 – the origin of Adam Bomb, this series is telling the origins of classic Garbage Pail Kids characters.
Gotham City Year One #1 – New series telling the definitive origin of Gotham City
Joker The Man Who Stopped Laughing #1 – New Joker series, the Clown Prince of Crime setting out on his most bizarre caper yet, will a fan-favorite vigilante be able to prevent certain tragedy? Or is he in on the joke?
Junkyard Joe #1 – From the explosive pages of GEIGER comes JUNKYARD JOE!
Kaya #1 – fter the destruction of their village, a young girl with a magic arm and a fighting spirit is tasked with delivering her little brother to a faraway safe haven. There, he’s destined to discover the secret to overthrowing the all-powerful empire that destroyed their home.
Revolvers #1 – a Detroit homicide detective, finds himself trapped in a mysterious and violent reality, only to find himself dead while attempting to solve a seemingly average and routine homicide. Confronted by an immortal tormenter known as La Piton (the Python), Hampton begins a dark and twisted quest to find out why and how he died. To do so, he must face off against a legion of gun-toting, deceased Revolvers within the Moratorium, a hellish version of Puragatory. Hampton will need to ‘kill of be killed’ to have enough time to unravel his demise and discover it was by his own hand, someone else, or something more sinister.
Shepherd The Pit #1 – the surviving children of The Shepherd, are visited by a spectral dog whose face is horribly disfigured. The siblings are shocked to learn that this phantom is the victim of a local dog-fighting ring. Yet, despite his own brutal death, the mournful dog’s spirit is determined that his fellow animals be freed from the violence and brutality of The Pit that claimed his life. What follows is a desperate rescue attempt that pierces the very heart of darkness.
Sweetie Candy Vigilante #1 – Crossover potential on this new series. Sweetie made her debut appearance on the cover of Osaka Popstar’s latest release ‘Ear Candy’, which has been featured on CNN. Check Mycomicshop.com later if you want to snag a copy.
West Moon Chronicles #1 – New Scout series. The elusive creatures of mud and blood known as the dokkaebi live just off of Route 4 in east Texas, in the ancient pine forest known as the Tanglechase. Joon-Ho, a Korean immigrant with a shadowy past, and his estranged grandson Jae-Sun are the only people in the nearby town of Vane who know the true nature of the dokkaebi. Together, they must figure out what’s causing the creatures to turn hostile. Perhaps it has something to do with the interdimensional portal at the heart of the Tanglechase, for it is from here that the past comes knocking, demanding a reckoning from both men.
Patient Number 9 Comic & Mini-Jacket CD – Crossover potential. Comic book and CD featuring Ozzie Osbourne.
Amazing Spider-Man #1 Facsimile Edition – mega key reprint. First solo series for Spider-Man.
Hard Case Crime Gun Honey Blood For Blood #1 2nd Ptg Variant – Sweet Artgerm cover for sexy assassin gets a re-colored 2nd printing.
Power Rangers Unlimited Death Ranger #1 2nd Ptg Variant – Reprinting the first appearance of the Death Ranger.
Sabrina The Teenage Witch Anniversary Spectacular #1 2nd Ptg Variant – First appearance of Amber Nightstone sold out, this reprint is selling out in a lot of the online big stores as well.
Superman #1 Facsimile Edition – First solo Superman book gets the facsimile edition. For most, this will be one of the only ways to get this.
Tomb Of Dracula #1 Facsimile Edition – First appearance of Marvel’s Dracula, just in time for Halloween. Classic 1970’s Marvel horror from Gerry Conway and Gene Colan.
Ones to Watch
Edge Of Spider-Verse #5 – Three brand new Spiders get their start here! WEB-WEAVER: A not-so-mild mannered fashion designer at Van Dyne gets spider-powers and shows us a very different kind of Spider-Slayer. HUNTER-SPIDER: Imagine a world where Sergei Kravinoff got Spider-Powers. You are not ready for the most hardcore Spider yet! Both of these and Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the filmmakers behind the Spider-Verse movies, create a new Spider just in time for the END OF THE SPIDER-VERSE! Try Mycomicshop.com if you are looking for copies.
Spider-Man #1 – Morlun is back and he is not alone. Allied with one of the most powerful beings known to the Spider-Verse, the scariest Spider-Villain of all time is making his biggest play and no Spider is safe. Especially not the Chosen Spider himself, Peter Parker.
Black Caravan Premiere Jon Clark Something Juicy #1 – Looking forward to this one. From my childhood friend, Jon Clark. The most popular girl in school digs for juicy dirt on the girl who stole her boyfriend – but a frightening truth finds her instead.
Dark Ride #1 – New horror series from
Joshua Williamson. Devil Land has been the world’s premiere horror-themed amusement park for over 50 years, home to the scariest ride ever created-the Devil’s Due. But when lifelong fan Owen Seasons begins his first day on the job, he will discover the true horrors happening behind the scenes, the truth about the park’s reclusive creator Arthur Dante, and that the job of his dreams might just be a living nightmare.
No Brainer Pick of the Week
Earthdivers Kill Columbus #1 – Not much to say on this one, optioned before release. Gonna grab one or two and stash them.
Small Press Pick of the Week
Night Of The Ghoul #1 – New Horror series from
Francesco Francavilla and Scott Snyder
Pick of the Week
Hulk #9 – First cover and at least first cameo of Monolith.