Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 5/10/23

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

New #1’s
Batman White Knight Presents Generation Joker #1 -DC- Sean Murphy’s White Knight series continues.

Green Lantern #1 – DC – New Green Lantern series kicks off.

Kong The Great War #1 – Dynamite – The World at War! While men of all nations fight on foreign shores, an Imperial German U-Boat is lost at sea! The crew now faces terror beyond imagination! Monsters from creation’s dawn! Gruesome, blood-stained death from above and below! Impossible beasts, reigning by fear and violence in the South Pacific! And looming over all, the gargantuan ape-god that knows no master! These brave men have faced death before, but now they must contend with… Kong!

Murder Inc Jagger Rose #1 -Dark Horse – Bendis and Oeming team up again. Discover a world in which the five families of organized crime never lost their stranglehold on the United States. Now, half the country is a smorgasbord of sex and sin ruled by loyalty and “family values” and the rest of the world looks on in awe, rage, or jealousy

Silk #1 – New Silk series kicks off.

Spirit World #1 -DC- Xanthe is a master of the dark arts who’s here to give Constantine a run for his money…literally. When Constantine shows up saying Xanthe scammed him into buying something, he finds them and Batgirl Cass Cain fighting an abnormal influx of jiangshi (Chinese hopping vampires) and joins in to help. But when a portal opens up that drags Batgirl into the Spirit World, it’s up to Xanthe and Constantine to travel to the land of the spirits to rescue her!

Something Epic #1 -Image- Very cool Ready Player One feel to this new Image series.

For the Cover

Amazing Spider-Man #25 Greg Land Cover – I have loved Mary Jane in Spidey Costume since ASM Annual 19. Just a great looking cover.

Variant of the Week

Silk #1 Nakayama Variant – Not much to say, good looking cover.

Just Because
Cartoon Puppet Horror Theater #1 – Muppets meets Nightmare on Elm Street.

Small Press Pick of the Week
Ghostlore #1 -Boom Studios- New Cullen Bunn series. After a deadly accident of which they were the only survivors, Lucas and Harmony Agate can see the dead-an overwhelming amount of the deceased, all with their own warnings, cries for help, and malevolence alike. But Lucas and Harmony aren’t the only ones with this ability; there are other nearly-deads, some of which have malicious motivations… the most eye-opening spectral story since The Sixth Sense!

Picks of the Week
Spider-Man 2099 Dark Genesis #2 – First appearance of Blade 2099, aka Wesley Nakao, the undead (flesh eating zombie) son of the original Blade.

Extreme Venomverse #1 – In a slow week, a book with new variants of Venom is worth looking at.