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
Hey Wednesday Warriors. Small week this week.
Atonement Bell #1 – New series from Red 5. Months after a brutal tragedy, young Jake and his mother travel to St. Louis to visit their estranged family during the holidays. Soon, Jake, his cousin Baby Al, and their Bosnian friend Sara must fight for their very lives when they discover the truth about the city’s devastating secret past.
Door To Door Night By Night #1 – Very interesting looking series from Vault. From all-star creators Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Last Book You’ll Ever Read) and Sally Cantirino (I Walk With Monsters, Human Remains) comes the story of a motley crew going to battle against supernatural evil throughout the American South. Perfect for fans of ‘The Boys,’ ‘B.P.R.D.’ and ‘Proctor Valley Road.’ The Heritage Mills sales team travels from town to town, knocking on doors. They’re the best at what they do… which also means they’re the worst. They’re broken, each and every one of them, haunted by closets so full of skeletons, they’re bursting. When they discover a terrible secret behind one fateful door, it opens their eyes to a world full of real monsters hidden in every small town.
Gold Goblin #1 – Norman Osborn get’s his own series as the hero Gold Goblin.
I Hate Fairyland #1 Scottie Young’s I Hate Fairyland returns.
Mystery Brothers #1 – Small press book from Red 5. When teenage Jin Huang goes to spend the summer with his estranged scientist father, Huang Ming Guang, he gets an unexpected surprise. Jin meets Adam, another teen who is introduced as his stepbrother. As Jin explores the research facility on the private island, he soon realizes his strange new brother holds a mysterious secret
Resident Alien Book Of Love #1 – one of the recent comic TV shows that have been successful, and good.
Stargirl The Lost Children #1 – An epic teenage DC hero event brought to you by Teen Titans writer Geoff Johns and iconic Young Justice illustrator Todd Nauck! When Stargirl of the Justice Society and Green Arrow’s ally Red Arrow discover a tragic teenage hero from the past has gone missing, they set out to find him…only to discover he’s not the first teenage hero of the Golden Age to have vanished without a trace. But where have they gone? Who are they? And what does the Childminder want with them?
Voyagis #1 – Interesting concept on this new Image miniseries. What if one of the VOYAGER probes was found by aliens on an uninhabitable planet laid to waste by a wandering black hole? Their resources dwindling and under the thumb of a relentless tyrant, alien hero Sen’s discovery of the probe leads to adventure – and possible salvation – for her and her people
One and Done
Murderworld Avengers – Noticed this one has sold out at Midtown. READY. SET. DIE! Hundreds are killed every year in an elaborate secret tournament run by a sadistic man with nearly limitless resources at his fingertips. It’s not an urban legend. It’s not a myth – MURDERWORLD is real! It’s online, and the gruesome truth has been hidden from everyone except its victims – until NOW. Meet Paul Pastor, the extraordinary young documentarian who’s going to expose it all with some super-powered help. The Black Widow has a personal grudge to settle with Murderworld mastermind Arcade – but can she stop this game before it kills again? MURDERWORLD is the wildly violent ride you’ve been waiting for. Gut-wrenching twists, unbelievable deaths, the Avengers bloodier than you’ve ever seen them before – the tormented minds of Jim Zub
Wonder Woman #204 Facsimile Edition – Reprinting the first appearance of Nubia
Small Press Pick of the Week
Kroma By Lorenzo De Felici #1 – Read this early on and it is really good. Worth the pickup for the read alone.
Pick of the Week
Star Wars Hidden Empire #1 – New Star Wars series with a few first appearances. Always a good pickup. Looking forward to seeing Qi’ra’s plans revealed. Check Mycomicshop tonight for all covers.