Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 11/22/23

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? Couple of ones to chase this week. Check out what is on tap:

New Series
Batman Off-World #1 – DC – A routine night in Gotham City for a young Batman proves to be anything but routine when the crime-fighter is confronted with a sort of foe he’s never faced before–one from beyond the stars! A universe of possible alien threats leads Batman to make a daring decision–to venture alone into the far reaches of the cosmos for the very first time, where the Dark Knight will face the fight of his life!

Carnage #1 – Marvel – Every symbiote needs a host. And for CARNAGE, there has only ever been one host who has made it feel whole, and it’s time for a reunion…

Daredevil Black Armor #1 – Marvel – D.G. Chichester returns to Hell’s Kitchen to spin an all-new DAREDEVIL story set during his landmark run with the character!

Holy Roller #1 – Image – Everyone was sitting around wondering when comedy legend ANDY SAMBERG would write a comic about a vigilante hero who smashes people’s faces with a bowling ball—and everyone’s dreams have come true!

Lip Stick Cliqa #1 – Scout – Part of the recently optioned deal with Scout. Selling between $14 and $19 on eBay

Lunar Lodge #1 – Dark Horse – Marriage ain’t easy, especially when your spouse is hiding a monstrous secret. Just ask Rob Moreland, who knows things aren’t great lately with his wife, Fiona, but is hoping to fix that… until the Lunar Lodge calls to confirm her stay. Rob decides to shadow his wife to the hotel but what he finds reveals even more horror than he thought. Rob will soon discover there’s much more to the Lunar Lodge-and to his wife-than meets the eye.

Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars Battleworld #1 – Marvel – Get ready for an ALL-NEW cataclysmic battle from when SPIDER-MAN first got his ALIEN COSTUME, when a mysterious being called the BEYONDER assembled super heroes and villains from Earth to do battle on a patchwork planet – yes, witness now an untold adventure set during the original SECRET WARS!

Mortal Terror #1 – Dark Horse – A vampire-flipped Dracula in which mortality means life… and life means death. Vampires Jonathan Harker, Lucy Westenra, and Mina Murray live in underground London, trying to keep the undead city safe from the rumored mortals above who seek to give them life, only to kill them. But when the authorities refuse to believe mortals, let alone the mysterious Count Dracula, are anything more than myth, they are on their own to keep their city eternally dead.

Somna A Bedtime Story #1 – Dstlry – Set amidst the terrifying backdrop of the witch hunts in a quiet 1600s English village, SOMNA follows one woman’s descent into an erotic escape from the confines of her puritanical world.

Notable Reprint
X-Men #141 Cover F Facsimile Edition – Classic cover and issue, Days of Future Past in facsimile format.

For the Cover

Catwoman #59 Jorge Fornes Card Stock Cover – Love the retro style cover on this one.

Variant of the Week

Harley Quinn Black White Redder #5 David Nakayama Variant – David Nakayama provides a knock out Cowgirl Harley cover. Sales on this 1:25 at $45-$47 on eBay with asking prices pushing up.

Small Press Pick of the Week
Darkling #1 – Revamped 1980’s Archie character timing into the Archie Horror-verse. From the outside, Darla Lang looks like a normal college student-save for the peculiar voluminous black cloak she wears everywhere. Her peers and professors chalk this up to Darla’s eccentric, introverted, slightly creepy persona, but Darla is a young woman with a secret… and a mission. Darla’s cloak is actually a mystical artifact that she can use as a melee weapon, trapping her enemies inside and teleporting them away. Darla’s power and connection to the supernatural world have always been a curse, and now she’s enrolled in Ivy Hollow University which harbors some dark secrets of its own. Will Darla find within its hallowed halls the answers to the questions about herself and her powers that she’s been seeking? Copies of the Mighty Crusaders #4 have been moving in advance of this coming out.

Pick of the Week
Incredible Hulk #6 – We have been talking about this one over on the forum for a while. We get a new, World War I era Ghost Rider this week. Pretty cool issue over all. In these slow weeks, new characters are king. Cover A is first cover and first appearance so it is worth a grab.

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