Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 5/8/24

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? Coming off a money maker week last week, this one is a little tougher, unless you can find one variant. Hopefully something else pops.

New Series/#1’s
Aint No Grave #1 – Ryder put her violent past behind her when she fell in love and became a mother. But that was before she learned it was all going to be taken away. Now she’ll have to pick up her guns once again and ride to kill the one who’s behind the threat. Which just happens to be Death.

Blood Hunters #1 – Anthology series set in Blood Hunt story.

The Boy Wonder #1 – The young prince Damian Wayne was raised to be the heir to the fearsome League of Assassins–to follow in the footsteps of his deadly mother, Talia, and the Demon’s Head himself, his grandfather Ra’s al Ghul. But everything changed when his father, the Batman, reclaimed him and brought him back to Gotham City. As Robin, young Damian suddenly discovered he was merely one of a number of princes, preceded in the role by his “brothers” Nightwing, Red Hood, and Red Robin…and Damian doesn’t care to be merely anything. But when his father is forced to leave the city on urgent business, and a rash of abductions is accompanied by whispers of a demon stalking Gotham’s dark alleys, Damian will find himself battling alongside his adoptive brothers–and in the process, learning what the mantle of Robin really means! Visionary writer/artist Juni Ba makes his mark on the timeless story of Batman and Robin, synthesizing the characters’ complex history into an accessible and heartrending fairy tale!

Witcher Corvo Bianco #1 – New Witcher series. Geralt acquires a taste for a simple life-good wine and good company. With Yennefer at his side, the routines of a witcher are eclipsed. But the stains of history are deep, and with blood and wine, every drop attracts those who want more. The U.S. comics debut of Italian comics legend Corrado Mastantuono!

For the Cover

Washed In The Blood #2 FLOPS Cover – Normally not big on the books from Whatnot Publishing, but FLOPS has a pretty decent following for his art. This is a cool cover.

Notable Reprints
Our Army At War #81 Facsimile Edition – Sgt. Rock and his legendary World War II fighting force make their first appearance together in “The Rock of Easy Co.!” This full facsimile edition also features three other explosive battle-action stories from legendary DC war artists Joe Kubert, Russ Heath, and more.

One to Watch
Venom #33 – former Venom Lee Price returns from the grave thanks to the Blood Hunt cross-over.

Variant of the Week

Amory Wars Good Apollo Im Burning Star IV Vol 2 No World For Tomorrow #1 Tula Lotay Variant – This one will be hard to find. Only 1 copy listed on eBay and only two sold copies. Midtown is asking $80 for it already. Good Luck!

Small Press Pick of the Week
Crocodile Black #1 – Boom – What makes someone turn to crime-especially in a modern, pandemic-riddled dystopia? Danny, a seemingly mundane young man lost in escapism, with a spiraling lack of control over his life, witnesses something during a delivery job that will change him forever, turning things as dark as the black, crocodile skin boots that he can’t take his eyes off of…

Giant Size X-Men (2024) #1 – As previously mentioned in the Catalog and FOC articles, this book introduces a new villain for Angel. Not a strong endorsement for this one, but in picking a “pick of the week” I tend to lean towards new characters. Should be easy enough to find.

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