The Wednesday One
And I thought last week was slow! There are only five comics in my pull list coming out this week (in case you are wondering BLACK CLOUD, BUG: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER, CINEMA PURGATORIO, DARK DAYS: THE CASTING and EDGE OF VENOMVERSE), which must be an all-time low. It’s the kind of week where writing this becomes a necessity in order to figure out what I may have forgotten and need to look for.
|Batgirl & The Birds of Prey #12 Kamome Shirahama Cover
Pretty cool cover and Catwoman teaming up with the Birds of Prey … Don’t expect this to go big, but with the latest B cover craze, you just never know. Can’t wait for Shirahama to do more than covers in a US comic!
|Dark Days: The Casting
The latest event at DC keeps getting preludes and this issue gives us the first glimpse of a few new characters (thanks, Sad Lemon!) that are going to be big for the next few months.
|Skin & Earth #1
I will admit it, I don’t know who Lights is or even what alt-pop is supposed to mean, but whenever music and comics collide, there’s always the possibility of the first issues getting hot, as non-comic readers suddenly are faced with the timeless question: Where do you buy them?
|Spider-Men II #1 Tedesco 1:50 Variant
Another one of my favorite cover artists doing what he does best. Great design, flawless execution and a 1:50 too. This should do well!
Black Mask should probably get ahold of Howard Chaykin and let him do whatever he wants to, but, in the meantime, here’s California as the resistance to a US president turned dictator.
|After Eden #1
Adam and Eve as survival horror could be interesting. It’s a great concept and you just know it’s not going to have a huge print run. This kind of pitch is what makes Hollywood turn, so keep an eye on this.
|The Howling: Revenge of the Werewolf Queen #1 Bill Sienkiewicz Variant
Bill S going through a golden age of fan adoration and doing a variant for a comic with a tiny print run. Also, a tie-in to a movie series that some people might want to read just for nostalgia’s sake. This will be difficult to find.
|Lola XOXO vol.2 #1 Tyler Kirkham Cover
Siya Oum’s title is back and it will be fun to see her doing interiors again. Funnily enough, I will mention Kirkham’s cover because he’s been on fire lately. There are also a couple of Oum covers and a more limited Rocafort cover which is pretty cool too.
Swipe of the week – it’s a tie!
Yes, I know, there are way too many of these lately (well, not really lately, let’s say the last 10-20 years), but sometimes they go to such an effort to replicate another cover that I need to mention them. Whether it’s a ring-crazy ape or someone going crazy aping John Byrne, these are kinda cool.
|Planet of the Apes / Green Lantern #6 Paul Rivoche 1:25 Variant
||Green Lantern #49
||Captain America #250
That’s it for this week. What would you buy? There can be only one!