Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 8/9/23

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. Super slow week this week. Hoping for a surprise winner. Here is what is on tap.

New #1’s
Children Of The Vault #1 – The Children of the Vault are back, and they are determined to be humanity’s salvation! But not everything is as it seems, and every utopia has its costs. What is the motivation behind these highly evolved beings gifting the world with their advanced technology? And how do Bishop and a now-Orchis-captured Cable figure into their plans?

Enfield Gang Massacre #1 – The THAT TEXAS BLOOD duo returns to Ambrose County, Texas with an all-new MINISERIES set 150 years in the past! Gunslinging action meets dark frontier drama in this original Western thriller, as Montgomery Enfield and his gang of outlaws find themselves in the crosshairs of an aging Texas Ranger and a newborn county that’s hungry for law

Mech Cadets #1 – Fans of the highly anticipated Netflix series won’t want to miss this perfect companion series. Sky Corps Academy-must assemble a team of heroes to protect humankind from alien invasions. Follow up to

Scarlett Couture Munich File #1 – THE COVERT INVESTIGATION GROUP’S MOST DEADLY SPY RETURNS Agent Scarlett Carver and her team embark on a thrilling game of cat and mouse as they’re thrown into the high stakes world of technological espionage. It soon transpires that the effects of Project Stardust reach further than anyone had anticipated – there are new threats emerging, and this time, it’s personal. SDCC Variant is out there as well

One and Done
Cocaine Kaiju Sketchbook One Shot Black Ed – Got a lot of newfound energy (and maybe some recent movie-based inspiration), and you’re not sure how to channel it? Grab yourself one of these top-quality sketchbooks, cut with-FROM the purest paper sources, roll up your sleeves, and go to town! The next monster hit could be yours!

Duchennes Smile #1 – The strange on on the list, Doctor and researcher Guillaume Duchenne de Boulogne became obsessed with smiles. His electrical experiments allowed him to conclude that a truly happy smile is formed not only by the muscles of the mouth but also by those of the eyes. That kind of smile is called a Duchenne smile. Many researchers have suggested that the Duchenne smile indicates spontaneous and genuine emotion since most people cannot contract the orbicularis muscle at will. Duchenne’s Smile is a psychological horror thriller that addresses the traumas of those who, in the abandonment of their own mind, can only glimpse at their dark past.

Notable Reprint
Werewolf By Night #33 Facsimile Edition – Second appearance of Moon Knight gets the facsimile treatment.

Small Press Gem
Madness #1 – It’s Kill Bill meets The Avengers in this superhero revenge epic. Sarah Ross’s godlike powers made her the perfect candidate for the world’s toughest wetwork jobs until her government employer decided she wasn’t needed anymore. To close the books on Sarah, her handlers decide the smart move is to assassinate her-along with anyone who happens to be nearby. Now, stark-raving mad and laser-focused on revenge for the murder of her family, Sarah faces an army of super-powered operatives determined to stop her.

Small Press Pick of the Week
Dwellings #1 – SHOCK! TERROR! FUN! SATURDAY MORNING MEETS THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT IN AN ALL-NEW, BI-MONTHLY LIMITED SERIES PRESENTED IN PRESTIGE FORMAT, 72-PAGE CHAPTERS WITH TWO COMPLETE TALES IN EACH ISSUE! Welcome to Elwich – an oasis of American perfection, where the schools overflow with cheery-eyed children, lovingly adorned homes line the historic boulevards … and only the crows can see the deep, festering rot that lurks beneath the pristine surface. Murder. Demonology. Possession. Obsession. Elwich has them all on offer-and behind every DWELLING awaits a horrifying new story to be told!

Pick of the Week
Amazing Spider-Man #31 – in a slow week, this is the one with the most potential upside. Mary Jane takes on the costume for Jackpot.