Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 8/2/23

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. Another slow week…. Gonna be good on the wallet. Always room for a surprise hit.

New #1’s
Astonishing Iceman #1 – Iceman sets his sights on heroic deeds like never before. But as a new situation develops that links Iceman to his Antarctic ice palace, he’ll have to be slicker than ever to accomplish his mission before ORCHIS knows what hit them!

Conan The Barbarian #1 – Titan picks up the Conan license with an all new #1. Copies of the SDCC Artgerm and SDCC Colleen Doran variants are out there.

Death Of The Venomverse #1 – CARNAGE has been building his powers up, extracting unique abilities from many villains throughout the MARVEL UNIVERSE to the point of traversing the Multiverse with ONE GOAL: KILL ANY AND ALL VENOMS! Some great looking covers on this, including the 1:10 Dell Otto Variant

Fire And Ice #1 – Legendary artist FRANK FRAZETTA and famed director RALPH BAKSHI crafted a unique vision of beauty and danger, of good versus evil, all cast against a hypnotic backdrop of savage prehistoric splendor. Now, at long last, this timeless vision is expanding into comics with the first new story to revisit Frazetta and Bakshi’s remarkable realm since 1982!

Quest #1 – In a land inspired by Southeast Asia, Princess Anya’s new husband Prince Devyan is violently abducted by three giant demons at their wedding. Anya sets out on an epic journey with a growing band of loyal warriors, crossing deadly landscapes and battling horrifying demons.

Sacrificers #1 – Image Comics – Rick Remender. Tomorrow is a harmonious paradise thanks to five families who make everything perfect…for the price of one child per household. Now, as that bill comes due, a son expected to give everything for a family that never loved him and an affluent daughter determined to destroy utopia must unite to end one generation’s unnaturally protracted reign.

Notable Reprint
Omega Men #3 Facsimile – Regular and foil editions available for this reprint of the first appearance of Lobo.

One and Done
What If Dark Venom #1 – Ben Grimm finds the Fantastic Four has trapped a helpless Klyntar symbiote in Reed’s lab! But is that symbiote really helpless? Or is it truly one of the most dangerous symbiotes in the galaxy? Witness the birth of a brand-new VENOM!

One to Watch
Star Wars Hyperspace Stories #7 – Boba Fett sells books. This issue features Boba Felt being hunted by bounty hunters. Worth a pick up.

Pick of the Week
Star Wars Dark Droids #1 – In a slow week, a new Star Wars title takes the top spot this week. Star Wars spec has slowed down, but this line has me interested, “Who or what is THE SCOURGE”

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