Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 12/14/22

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. Here is what is on tap:

New #1’s
Art Brut #1 – W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man and Haha) new comic.

Assassins Apprentice I #1 – Fitz was only known as ‘boy.’ The bastard/illegitimate son of a powerful noble, Fitz is taken in by his uncle, Prince Verity, who prepares the boy for a journey to the capital to meet his royal grandfather. But Fitz is not a normal child. An ancient power stirs inside him, something that will change the destiny of the Six Duchies forever! The first comics installment of best-selling author Robin Hobbs’s Assassin’s Apprentice!

Bonecheck #1 – Thirteen people have gone missing from the Trustworthy Motel. With an ancestral bar tab hanging over his head at the local saloon, a shadow-infested stranger, with an ever so sinister smile, accepts a bounty to investigate and eradicate. Armed with savage instruments of pain, luxurious cigars, and a flask full of damn near poisonous hard liquor, the cryptic bounty hunter will set out to collect his Bonecheck.

Danger Street #1 – Oddball DC characters first introduced in 1st Issue Special- Lady Cop and the Green Team join Manhunter and the Creeper on a a quest for membership with the Justice League. A silly and dark story by Tom King.

Darkland #1 – In the 24th-century, a young girl named Rose finds haven in an abandoned mall. When she is inadvertently thrust into the deadly remnants of America, Rose must learn to adapt if she wants to survive.

Frank Frazettas Dawn Attack #1 – master artist Frank Frazetta also explored the far reaches of science fiction with Buck Rogers and John Carter of Mars. Now, Frazetta’s epic painting Dawn Attack springs to life in collaboration with Frazetta Girls!

Night Club (2022) #1 – Mark Millar comic for $1.99You’re 17 years old and you’ve been bitten by a vampire. Do you live in the shadows and drink human blood, or do you use your newfound gifts for the dream costumed superhero life you’ve always wanted? You’re bulletproof, you can crawl up walls, and you can turn to mist, bats, or even a wolf. Why not have a little fun?

Invincible Iron Man #1 – 4th volume of Invincible Iron Man. Assassins coming after Stark. It’s the beginning of the end, as the Golden Avenger must fight for his life and find out what it really means to hit rock bottom.

Monica Rambeau Photon #1 – Universal powerhouse MONICA RAMBEAU stars in her very own all-new adventure! The hero known as PHOTON has been charged with making a very special, very cosmic delivery – should be light work (get it?) for Monica…if family drama doesn’t hold her back. 1:50 and 1:100 Ratios available on this one.

My Brothers Blood Machine #1 – A new era of slasher horror is born! A teenage girl desperate to escape from an abusive home. A high school misfit wrongfully accused of murder. An abominable secret waiting in the woods. Margretville is troubled, but they’ve no idea the disturbing truths looming beneath the surface of their otherwise picturesque town.

Notable Reprints
Crypt Of Shadows #1 2022 (One Shot) 2nd Ptg – Second printing of the Halloween special from Marvel that gave us the first full appearance of Blade’s daughter.

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1 Facsimile Edition – Miles solo series gets the facsimile treatment.

Clay People Colossus Tour Sgn Ed – sold out at Midtown. A signed edition of the comic based on the Clay People’s first album. Crossover potential. Limited to 500 copies.

One and Done
Harley Quinn Uncovered #1 – Spotlighting variant covers from Harley’s books.

Scary Christmas Vol 3 Santas Revenge #1 – Mixing horror and Christmas. One I will be picking up.

Happy Horrordays – Archie Horror for Christmas. The holidays are horrifying in this special horror anthology, that reunites the team of Jughead: the Hunger!

Variant of the Week

Sweetie Candy Vigilante #3 Rock Album Homage – If you are a regular here you know my love for the Misfits. The Die Die My Darling cover was ripped from Chamber of Chills #19 and the homages tend to do well.

Small Press Gem
A Vicious Circle #1 – Lee Bermejo art, looks great. Shawn Thacker is a trained assassin from the future who seeks revenge on the only other man with his affliction-each life they take forces them both to travel between vastly different past and future eras. Spanning from 22nd century Tokyo to 1950s New Orleans to the Cretaceous Era and beyond, the two mortal rivals are locked in a battle of wills that spans millions of years, all to alter the course of history.

Small Press Pick of the Week
Theyre All Terrible #1 – Bad Idea may have a lot of gimmicks, but their books sell. Only copies on eBay are $40 and up, with sold copies hitting as high.

Pick of the Week
Batman Spawn #1 – Let me preface it by saying there are a ton of covers and this will have a massive print run, but still, it is going to be a fun read.

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