Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 1/31/24

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. The dreaded fifth week is just that, the fifth Wednesday of the month, where publishers push out one shots, annuals, and specials to not throw off their publishing schedule. With that being said, there are actually a few worth looking at. Here is what is on tap:

New Series/New #1’s
Dead X-Men #1 – When the world turned against Krakoa, these five mutants lost their lives…but their mission as X-Men is just getting started. To preserve Xavier’s dream, they must accomplish the impossible – or die again trying! (On

Jill And The Killers #1 – One Press – a new kind of game where even murder is much more than it seems . . . Returning to school after the unsolved disappearance of her mother, teenager Jill Estrada can’t wait for things to return to normal . . . even as her friends become compulsively obsessed with Box Killers, a true-crime subscription game where each month’s “unsolved case” is custom-tailored to the life of its player. There’s only one catch: Jill’s game seems to be all too real . . . and when her clues begin to connect to a series of disappearances in her town, Jill and her friends must uncover the truth behind these mysterious crimes before one of their own becomes the next victim. (On

Kid Cudi Presents Moon Man #1 – Image – Superstar musician Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi makes his comics debut alongside creative director Kyle Higgins (Radiant Black), Eisner Award-winning writer David F. Walker (Bitter Root, Naomi) and breakout artist Marco Locati in the extra-length first issue of the biggest book of 2024! Scott Townsend is ready for a quiet life. Whatever went wrong on that failed moon mission, whatever happened in the missing minutes the cameras didn’t capture, all he really wants is to settle down back home. But those missing minutes hold an Earth-shattering secret-and, with all eyes turned to him, Scott will soon find himself becoming something the world has never seen before.

Lilo & Stitch #1 – a new adventure with LILO & STITCH as the irrepressible pair launch their very first ongoing comic series

For the Read
Shook A Black Horror Anthology – With over 200 pages of terrorizing material, the anthology is filled with stories from a range of award-winning Black writers and artists. Stemming from a love of Southern gothic horror, this anthology boasts a cadre of award winning or nominated writers representing awards such as the Will Eisner Awards, the Ringo Awards, the Hugo Awards, and is the largest collection of Glyph Comics Awards winners and nominees in a single publication. Including work by David Walker (Bitter Root, Black Panther Party), John Jennings (Kindred, The Blacker the Ink), Rodney Barnes (Killadelphia), and more!

Notable Reprint
Amazing Spider-Man #252 Facsimile Edition – Reprints the debut of Spider-Man’s black suit – the alien costume that would one day become Venom. Normally I do not like variants on Facsimile editions, but the Charles Vess cover is amazing as is all his work.

Gone but not Forgotten
Resident Evil Infinite Darkness The Beginning #5 – Thanks to the forum for this one. Last issue of a small press book that ties to a major franchise. May be worth holding one as the first issue already sells for decent money on eBay.

First Appearance
Miguel Ohara Spider-Man 2099 #5 – There have been no heat in any of these new characters but Man-Thing 2099 appears.

One to Watch
Incredible Hulk #8 – This has been a great read with a horror twist. The WW1 Era Ghost Rider is back to fight the War Devils

Pick of the Week
Avengers Twilight #2 – The first issue is already popping, this one features potentially the first appearance of the new Iron Man as well as potentially a new Bullseye. (On

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