Comic Picks of the Week for Delivery 6/5/24

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 sized week this week. Here is what is on tap:

New #1’s
Beyond The Pale #1 – Dark Horse – War correspondent Hetta Sawyer is looking into the disproportional loss of black soldiers in the Vietnam War. Leads say losses are especially high at Firebase Tartarus, with most of them simply gone missing, their fate unknown. Something sinister is happening at Tartarus, and Hetta intends to uncover the truth. A new eldritch horror

Canto A Place Like Home #1 – Dark Horse – Fan favorite clockwork knight returns for a new mini series.

Cult Of The Lamb #1 – Oni Press – In a land pervaded by cruelty and evil, the most innocent among us-young Lamb, the last of their kind-was selected to become a final dark sacrifice. Their death would forever seal the darkest of the Old Gods from our realm and usher in a new age ruled by the four eldritch Bishops of the Old Faith. So Lamb died . . . then forged a deal of their own. At the crossroads of eternity, Lamb was met by the imprisoned deity known as the One Who Waits, who revealed the lies and distortions of the false prophets who rule the world above. And so, Lamb was bequeathed the power and responsibilities of the Red Crown and returned to the land of living with unholy powers to exact vengeance and deliver a new cult unto the earth.

Falling In Love On The Path To Hell #1 – A cover has a nice Star Wars homage cover. First Issue of their groundbreaking new series! The sun set on samurai and gunslingers at roughly the same time, but our two leads didn’t die off quietly. In the East, Asami, an Onna-musha warrior and female samurai, would rather die with her weapons than surrender them to a sword hunt. In the West, the gunslinger MacRaith follows his revenge to the bitter end and pays the ultimate price. The future lovers are mortally wounded a world apart and awake together in a purgatory ruled by a ruthless society of damned warriors. This one has it all-action, the dead, the dying, the undead, and of course… Romance.

Mammoth #1 – Mad Cave – Something is wrong in the deep forests of Broke Tree Valley. Something deadly. Something mammoth. The legends speak of something larger than human comprehension…A monstrous phantom that disappears for decades at a time. Now, it’s back, and things are about to go Very Bad if four people-Olivia, Jess, Kokoro, and Mason, scientists who have come to the small city of Kasbro to investigate a bizarre series of seismic activities in this heavily forested valley-can’t put the Mammoth to rest. One real problem with this is…Olivia’s dead.

Profane #1 – Solving murders in Los Angeles is the daily bread of private detective Will Profane, but something is strange about his latest case. When every clue points toward a famous detective novelist at the center of this mystery, Will’s world will transform into something truly unreal.

Scarlett #1 (GI Joe) – New mini series featuring the red-headed Joe as she investigates the mysterious rising power in Japan known as Clan Arashikage.

Notable Reprints
MAD Magazine #1 Facsimile Edition – First issue of Mad Magazine gets a facsimile. This is a must pick up for me. Cannot wait to read it.

For The Cover
Vampirella Dark Reflections #1 Jenny Frison Cover – Good looking Vampi cover by Jenny Frison.

Pick of the Week
Ultimates #1 – This will not sneak up on any retailer, the buzz behind the new Ultimate series is well known and there will be plenty of copies. Still, worthy of a pick up as we see the new Ultimates team come together. Already going for a second print

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