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. Small week, but a lot of good horror book and some other cool things. Check out what is on tap.
American Jesus Revelation #1 – New chapter in the Mark Millar Antichrist saga. Has been great reads.
Batman Gotham Knights Gilded City #1 – Video game prequel. A mysterious virus has infected Gotham City–turning its victims into rabid, yellow-irised maniacs driven to looting, theft, and bursts of anger. Meet the city’s first masked vigilante–the mysterious hero known only as the Runaway
Helloween #1 – Opus Comics. Crossover potential, horror and heavy metal comic. ‘Seekers Of The Seven Keys’ explores the iconic cast of characters depicted on album covers from the legendary German heavy metal band, known as the ‘godfathers of melodic speed metal.’ The mystical Seven Keys have been lost, and the Keeper wants them back. But he’s not the only one looking. And when teenage siblings stumble upon the quest, they embark on a 1980s-style science-fiction, fantasy adventure filled with the horror tropes, campy characters, and throwback humor for which the band is known.
Lovesick #1 – an exclusive, subscribers-only site on the dark web that offers the best in erotic and ultra-violent entertainment. There, matriarch Domino and her fellow dominatrixes punish and torture none other than their own loyal subscribers, many of whom pay good money to meet their end by her hand in front of a large, anonymous audience. But in the eyes of her rage-filled haters, Domino is the MOTHER DEMON, a deranged succubus who oppresses men by turning them into her slaves.
Punchline The Gotham Game #1 – Rumor that Punchline gets her own Royal Flush Gang. Spoilers later.
Riddler Year One #1 – Batman tie in one shot from the Black Label imprint.
Strange Academy Finals #1 – From day one, people have been wondering – who is the savior of Strange Academy, and who can bring it all down? The future of Marvel Magic is going to be decided here and it will take FAR more than the Sorcerer Supreme and his school if magic has a chance!
Lots of good horror books out this week, just in time for Halloween.
Chopping Block #1 – Chopping Block is an all-new scarily funny horror series about a neurotic serial killer that’s a cross between Johnny The Homicidal Maniac and The Addams Family! Sold out at Midtown and TFAW. Check Mycomicshop this evening.
Dead Mall #1 – New Dark Horse Horror series. Five teens sneak into the mall to take a last look around before its gone. However, while Penn Mills has been closed for years, the mall is far from abandoned. A night of exploration becomes a shopping spree from hell. The teens must contend with the sprawling, transformative cosmic horror of Penn Mills or be trapped forever within the Dead Mall.
Doctor Rigby Where Dwells The Ghostly Baron #1 – Source Point Press. A thrilling hybrid of weird horror and stylish 60’s spy adventure! Shrouded in mystery, Doctor Rigby is an impeccably dressed soldier in a secret, ancient war of magic, monsters, and cosmic madness. In this one-shot tale, Rigby discovers horrors beyond imagining in a theme park haunted house ride turned hellishly real!
Nightfall Double Feature #1 – ’64 PAGE DOUBLE FEATURE! Grab your popcorn and clamber into your sleeping bag for two tales of terror from the creative teams of The Autumnal, The Plot, and Resonant!
Return Of Chilling Adventures In Sorcery #1 – Archie Comics Horror. Return of Madam Satan.
Cover of the Week
A.X.E. Judgment Day #6 Cover E Variant Stanley Artgerm Lau Cover – Great looking Artgerm Dazzler cover
Small Press Gem
Image 30th Anniversary Anthology #7 – New Wytches story, my favorite horror comic.
Small Press Pick of the Week
Damn Them All #1 – New Boom series with hype. In this new dark supernatural thriller for fans of We Have Demons and Something is Killing the Children, meet Ellie ‘Bloody El’ Hawthorne: occultist-for-hire. Following the death of Ellie’s uncle, an infamous magician and occult detective, the 72 devils of the Ars Goetia are mysteriously freed from their infernal realm. It’s now up to Ellie to track down each of these exiled demons and damn them right back to Hell by any means necessary
Venom #12 – Codex Returns! spoilers tonight.