Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 7/25/23

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

What is up Wednesday Warriors. Slow week this go round. Tons of new #1’s from Scout and Source Point, both companies I like but not worth going over all of them. Some interesting Marvel Books and a killer small press pick of the week. See what is on tap below:

New #1’s
Alice Never After #1 – Modern remake of Alice in Wonderland gets second series. While the first series didn’t hit spec gold, it was a good read.

Batman Beyond Neo-Gothic #1 – New limited series featuring Batman Beyond teaming up with Kyle the Catboi (worst name ever). Anyway, he appears on the Ward Cardstock cover

Charm City #1 – There is a saying that Maryland is not a state but a cult, it is true, we put our flag on everything. Anyway, this new Scout series is about a serial killer targeting Baltimore’s underground witch community.

Purr Evil #1 – Rita loves her daughter Deb, but a dark evil from her past threatens the lives of anyone who gets too close to it. Can the bond between two women overcome a life built on blood and lies? And what secret is lurking in the Morando family’s apartment? Written by Harvey Award-winning superstar MIRKA ANDOLFO

What If Dark Spider-Gwen #1 – Gerry Conway returns to his most famous Spider-Story for this WHAT IF along with co-writer Jody Houser! WHAT IF Gwen Stacy didn’t die on the bridge that day, but Spider-Man DID?!

Notable Reprint
All-New Marvel Now Point One #1 Facsimile Edition – First full Kamala Khan gets the facsimile treatment. Pricey reprint at $7.99.

One to Watch
Incredible Hulk #2 – Some heat behind this one based on new characters appearing. Spoilers later.

Small Press Pick of the Week
Ribbon Queen #1 – Looking forward to this one! Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows team up again for more horror. There is something ancient and terrible loose in the world of men. Something that hates them with burning passion, that bears a grudge born of ten thousand years. Something that wants its revenge. NYPD Detective Amy Sun has a problem: Three years ago, a young woman was rescued from a serial killer by a police tactical unit. Now she’s dead, and Amy has a bad feeling that the SWAT team leader is responsible. As she investigates the existence of a corrupt cabal within her own precinct, Detective Sun soon discovers that there is something else on their trail – a force of vengeance older than the human race itself has awoken, invoked by the tormented murder victim in the weeks before she died, and is out for the blood of the guilty, who soon find themselves suffering a fate more gruesome than anything they could have dreamed of. The Ribbon Queen has come to New York City…and when she learns the truth, Amy is not at all certain that it should be stopped.

Pick of the Week
Venom #23 – Slow week, so a new symbiote takes the #1 spot. A new version of Toxin appears and also Black Widow bonds with a symbiote, but apparently only shown on the CAFU Spoiler Cover

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