Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 3/6/24

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

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What is up Wednesday Warriors? Decent week with some decent books.

Also, don’t forget to pick up a copy of Marvel Must Haves March 2024 #1, free from your local retailer. It reprints the Deadpool/Spider-Man #1, plus a few other stories, 80 pages of comic for free.

New Series/#1’s
Aliens What If #1 – Excited for this one, What If stories set in the Alien universe.

The Bat-Man First Knight #1 – Black Label Batman story set in 1939. A series of violent murders has begun in Gotham, and the recent emergence of the mysterious vigilante known as The Bat-Man has the power brokers of the city living in fear of institutional collapse. All of the evidence in the murder investigation defies logic: the perpetrators are all men who died in the electric chair. But when the Bat- Man comes face to face with one of these sickening anomalies, he barely escapes with his life–throwing into question his ability to survive in a world that is brutally evolving around him!

Golgotha Motor Mountain #1 – IDW – a high-octane redneck motor massacre!When a derelict chunk of a passing interstellar rock rains down on Elwood and Vernon Damnage’s meth lab in Golgotha Knob, Kentucky, their lives are turned into a redneck body horror nightmare. Still needing to make their deliveries to the buyers, mutations or not, they set off down Golgotha Knob only to be beset on all sides by crazed addicts, cannibal police, and mutated Neo-Nazis. It doesn’t matter what waits at the bottom of Golgotha Knob for the Damnage brothers because they must ride through a cosmic hell that they’re unlikely to survive… But if these brothers do survive, they’ll finally have made enough money to start over in the beautiful utopia that is Cincinnati.

Night People #1 – Release date is iffy, some have it this week and some have it on 3/13. Adapted from Gifford’s acclaimed novel by breakout writer Chris Condon and a rotating cast of stunning artistic talents, follow an uneasy company of wanted criminals, cartel killers, and lost souls through four interlocking tales as they travel a path of intoxication, lust, and spontaneous violence from New Orleans to Egypt City, Florida, and back again. Ultra violent, bloody, gory, and doesn’t shy away from nudity.

Spectacular Spider-Men #1 – That’s right, Peter Parker and Miles Morales are going to team up on the regular, comparing notes and using said notes to take on some of their most dangerous bad guys.

Notable Reprints
Detective Comics #411 Facsimile Edition – First appearance of Talia al Ghul gets the facsimile treatment.

Ultimate Spider-Man #1 3rd Ptg – New Ultimate Spider-Man goes back for a 3rd printing with a 4th on the way.

For the Cover

Poison Ivy #20 Sozomaika Womens History Month Cover – I am biased because I do love Poison Ivy covers and Sozomaika art, but just a stunner of a cover.

One to Watch
Sentry #4 – Final issue of the mini-series should see a new Sentry named.

Small Press Gem
The Fog #1 – Sumerian Comics has been putting out some great older movie adaptations. Forty years after the events of THE FOG(1980), this comic series tells a supernatural horror story that reconnects several surviving characters and/or their descendents from John Carpenter’s original story to a new series of paranormal events that plague Antonio Bay, a small fishing community turned ghost-hunting tourist destination. Now, in 2022, something far more malevolent from Antonio Bay’s dark past is roiling up from the depths of the sea.

Variant of the Week
Ultimate Spider-Man #1 3rd Ptg 1:25 Incentive – Hands down the winner of the week, with sold prices in the $80 range on eBay going into the week before release. Find it cheap if you can, grab and flip.

Small Press Pick of the Week
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Last Ronin II Re-Evolution #1 – More than a decade after the Last Ronin defeated the Foot Clan, New York City finds itself in a state of steady decline. Now, the disparate gangs vie for economic and political control and that the chaos is taking its toll. It’s clear to Casey Marie that if something isn’t done soon, the city she knows and loves will be lost forever. So, whether they’re ready or not, she and her young pupils must raise a new coalition and lead the charge to keep the peace. Witness the rise of the next generation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as they fight to restore peace to the streets they live below! Legendary TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman proudly presents the next epic chapter of The Last Ronin

Notable First Appearance
Weapon X-Men #1 – First appearance of Jane Howlett, an alternate female version of Wolverine.

Picks of the Week
Ultimate X-Men #1 – Already sold out and going to a second printing. Sold prices still hitting as high as $9.99 on eBay. This is going to be one to hold, especially cover A’s, until the cheap copies sell off. Still, all things Ultimate Marvel have been hot lately. (Check later tonight for copies)

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