Indie Spotlight Series 36


Hello everyone and welcome back to another week of Indie Spotlight Series.  There are some heavy hitting books coming out this week and a little something for everyone. Without wasting any time, let’s jump right in.


Canto 1


Canto 1 comes to us this week written by David Booher and Art by Drew Zucker.  Both writer and artist had a hand in creating this masterpiece and I think it's amazing!  With inspiration from Dante's Inferno and The Wizard of Oz this book will move you in so many ways.  I had the privilege of reading an advanced copy and can personally tell you that it does not disappoint!  The story follows the journey of Canto, a little tin man with a big heart who is in the fight of his life to save his friend.  Don't sleep on this book Wednesday if you can find it! Cover A is already selling on the secondary market for above cover and the 1:10 incentive is going for $20 plus.


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 40

Boom! Studios

This is the big one, the event that we have all been waiting on for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!!!  But what will it all be… new teams, new suits, new appearances , answers to burning questions???  What I can tell you after talking to Arune Singh from Boom! Studios  is that if you’re an old school power ranger fan then you will not be disappointed!  B.O.L.O for the story variant that will kick off the new huge storyline.  The image for this has not been released yet.  Also, a 1:40 incentive variant is out there as well.  Once again I will say, don't sleep on this book!


The Crow Hack Slash 1


Billed as an all new Crow like you have never seen before.. this could be a dumpster fire or a huge success in my book for writer Tim Seeley.  The Crow has a massive fan base and if done right this could be in IDW’s favor.  However, if done at a level any less than 100 percent the masses may turn against this book.  To many, the Crow is iconic and not just because of the movie in 1994.  The Crow was first published by Caliber Comics in 1989 and was written by James O’Barr.  The story was created by O’Barr as a means to deal with the death of his girlfriend and it immediately captivated fans once released!  If The Crow is your thing then this might be one worth checking out. There is a 1:10 and 1:20 variant to this book as well.


Samurai Grandpa 1

Source Point Press

I was lucky enough to meet Eastin Deverna at Heroes Con a couple weeks ago and picked up a copy of his new book, Samurai Grandpa and I must say it was phenomenal.  The story follows an old man who is hanging up his sword for good when he is forced into one last conquest.  He is on a mission to avenge the death of his son and find his granddaughter at the same time.  Story and art are both on point and the last page of this book is just breathtaking from Shawn Daley!  This book is already selling for above cover and has a store variant homage that is on fire!


Last Page**



Amped 1 White Widow Variant

Red Giant Ent.

I will be honest, there are so many of these White Widow tie ins and variants releasing it’s hard to keep track of what's what.  I do love the cover on this one, and I know that sales have been strong in the past on this character.  Might be one to pick up if you like the cover and can find it cheap.  Keep in mind it is limited to 500 and has a cover price of $9.99.  



Sleeper Pick



The Weatherman Vol. 2 #1

Image Comics

I absolutely love this series and am glad it's coming back!  This has been a great read and I can't wait to dive into this issue.  This is a series that I would not sleep on if you’re  a speculator as there have been a lot of rumblings about media deals from what I understand. Love the cover B and it's the one that I will be looking for tomorrow.


*** Also watch out for Metalshark Bro from Scout Comics releasing in TPB this week ***




Also Watch Out For These Titles Releasing This Week



Ascender 3

Image Comics

Deadly Class 39

Image Comics

Kick – Ass 15

Image Comics

Middlewest 7 second print

Image Comics (one of my favorite titles going right now)

Redneck 21

Image Comics

Spawn 298

Image Comics (this is the one EVERYONE is talking about and bound to be over ordered so tread lightly in my opinion)  

Bad Luck Chuck 4

Dark Horse Comics

Fight Club 3 # 6

Dark Horse Comics

Stranger Things 6 # 2

Dark Horse Comics

Disney Afternoon Giant 5


Ghost Tree 1 Third Print


Ghost Tree 2 Second Print


Ghost Tree 3


My Little Pony Spirit of The Forest 2


Road of Bones 1 Second Print


Road of Bones 2


Transformers Ghostbusters 1

IDW (huge crossover that is probably a solid long term hold)

Bone Parish 10

Boom Studios

A.O.C and Freshman Force Who Dis 2

Devil's Due Publishing

Angel 2

Boom Studios

At the End of your Tether 1

Lion Forge Ent. (could be a sleeper pick for sure)

Battle Cats Vol. 2 # 2

Mad Cave Studios

Bloodshot Rising Spirit 8


Category Zero 2

Scout Comics (great first issue that left us with a cliffhanger.. can't wait for this one)

Cold Blood Samurai 4

Action Lab Ent.

Dark Red 4

Aftershock Comics

Floppy Cop 3

Source Point Press

Goon 3

Albatross Funnybooks

Honor and Curse 2 Second Print

Mad Cave Studios

Killer Groove 2


Life Is Strange 6

Titan Comics

Nobody is in Control 2

Black Mask Studios

Operation Overlord 1

Rebellion / 2000 A.D. (another possible sleeper)

Punk Mambo 3

Valiant Ent.

Rick and Morty 51

Oni Press

Riverdale Season 3 #4

Archie Comics

Steel Cage 1

Ahoy Comics

White Widow 2

Red Giant Ent.



Last Week’s Updates



The No Ones

Cave Pictures Publishing

I enjoyed this one enough to go for issue 2.  Real superheroes that call the paparazzi on the way to save the day is an interesting premise and I am very interested to see what direction this book goes next.  Doing well on the secondary market as this is now a $9 book on eBay.


Crucified 1

Scout Comics

This one was my read of the week and I can't wait for issue 2 to drop.  Great storyline and magnificent character development make this a home run for me.  Modern day Messiah who is now in the crosshairs of the most dangerous hitman around.  Some sales above cover price, but this book can still be found cheap.  Don't sleep on this one with Scout Comics media ties.


Trout Hollowest Knock 1

Dark Horse Comics

I have not had the time to sit down and read this one but it's high on my list.  Can be found for under cover price, and who doesn't like cheap speculation.  This was such a great cover!


Usagi Yojimbo 1


The 1:50 incentive variant is going for a little over ratio and everything else under. I have heard good things about this storyline and think it will be a great long term hold.


Lab Raider 1

Black Mask Comics

Haven't read this one yet and from what I have heard I am not missing much.  I will judge for myself though.  Still available at cover everywhere.


As always, thanks for reading and for all the feedback. Good luck tomorrow and see you next week.



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    Samurai grandpa #1 is a wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated book. It is a 4 issue mini, but additional material has already been written to continue story. Not going to be an easy book to find, especially at cover, because source point press has micro print runs. If you see it, grab it!

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    Always a bummer when a book you’re hoping to get the next morning hits one of these lists the day before NCBD lol

    eBay it is!

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    im thinking that canto 1 1:10 is gonna blow up

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