Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 8/30/23

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? Welcome to the dreaded Fifth Week Edition. What is the fifth week? Well, it is the 5th Wednesday of the month where publishers put out annuals, one-shots, and specials, to not mess up their regular schedule of books. So here is what is on tap:

New #1’s
Black Hammer The End #1<./a> – Jeff Lemire’s Superhero series returns.

Gunbreed #1 – Blood Moon Comics- Gunbreed is a supernatural western anthology about Powder Cain, a Sheriff who witnesses the killing of his son and the people of his town at the hands of a criminal gang that practices black magic. After coming back from the dead himself, Powder Cain protects his ghost town from demons and monsters creeping from Hell.

Kaptara Universal Truths #1 – Image – A new chapter in ZDARSKY’S charming, off-the-wall space comedy.

Ms Marvel The New Mutant #1 – Ms Marvel is back in the land of the living, thanks to the revelation she is now a mutant.

Plot Holes #1 – new Sean Gordon Murphy series, the Plot Holes are a squad of fictional warriors who transport themselves into the pages of other books, using their unique skills to save the plots in order to stop them from being destroyed.

Toxx #1 – Blood Moon Comics- In a dystopian wasteland where humanity has long since been sterilized by radiation, a woman miraculously becomes pregnant and must find a way to stay alive as multiple groups vie for control of her and her unborn child’s future.

One and Done
Action Comics Presents Doomsday Special – Doomsday rules in her from his thrown of skulls. Superman and Batman have to stop him from returning to Earth.

Marvel Age #1000 – the math isn’t right on this one as there were only about 145 total issues of all previous series But anyway, this special spotlights stories from the Marvel Age of comics.

Notable Reprints
Giant Size X-Men #1 Facsimile Edition – A new printing of the first appearance of the New X-Men team.

Wonder Woman #1 Facsimile Edition – The classic George Perez drawn 1980’s Wonder Woman first issue gets the Facsimile treatment.

For the Cover

Godzilla Rivals vs Spacegodzilla #1 (One Shot) Cover B Variant Alexis Ziritt Cover – Alexis Ziritt’s colors and art are perfect on the cover of this book.

Cover of the Week

Gnorts Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Adam Hughes Cover – Adam Hughes does some great covers, and other times he absolutely knocks it out of the park. This cover is a home run.

Small Press Pick of the Week
Devils Cut #1 – The Devil’s Cut is your introduction to DSTLRY, a new publisher redefining creator-owned comics work from Founding Creators including Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tula Lotay, Mirka Andolfo, Jock, Becky Cloonan, Brian Azzarello, Marc Bernardin, Elsa Charretier, Lee Garbett, Joelle Jones, Stephanie Phillips, Ram V, Jamie McKelvie, Junko Mizuno

Pick of the Week
Wolverine #36 – Well, slow week so this first appearance and first cover of Hellverine, a mashup of Wolverine and Ghost Rider, wakes the #1 spot.