Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (HOT LUNCH SPECIAL, RELAY & NAOMI). If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but how can anyone fault us for reading. Here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop.
Like many readers I try to budget my purchases, which can become difficult when there are so many quality books being published each week. So here are 5 titles to consider picking up this week.
HOT LUNCH SPECIAL #5 – $3.99
Aftershock Comics – Eliot Rahal, Jorge Fornes, Taylor Esposito
The murderous meal that the Moran Mafia have been serving is finally coming to an end. The plates are cleared. And now it’s time for their just desserts.
Both sides have blood on their hands. Both families have lost more than they can bare. The remaining Khoury’s flee back to the safety of Minnesota as the Irish Mafia chases them across state lines to finish what they started. There can only be one victor, but in war, anyone can die.
In this final chapter, we finally find out who is a “gyro” and who…is very dead.
RELAY #4 – $3.99
Aftershock Comics – Zac Thompson, Dalibor Talajic, Donny Cates, Jose Villarrubia, Charles Pritchett, Andy Clarke
In the future, the galaxy is united under a monolith known as the Galactic Relay. Although the towering monument is meant to inspire conformity of ideas, technology and progress, it is not without its enemies, and many have begun to resent the foreign structure. And now, Jad Carter, a Relay employee, has found the Relay’s mythological creator.
Jad is lost in deep space searching for the farmer and the first world. Are the legends of Hank Donaldson merely fiction? Too bad he may never find out. Legions of derelict space pirates and the entirety of the Relay’s forces will stop at nothing to keep Jad from the truth.
BLACK WIDOW #2 – $3.99
Marvel Comics – Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, Flaviano, Clayton Crain
BLOODY, BLOODY BLACK WIDOW!
• Black Widow came to Madripoor looking for trouble – and boy has she found it!
• With a lead on the worst men in Madripoor, Natasha cuts a swath through the island’s underworld, leaving bodies in her wake.
• An assassin, a ballerina and an Avenger walks into the Princess Bar. Tyger Tiger says, “Hey, Natasha.”
NAOMI #2 – $3.99
DC Comics – Brian Michael Bendis, David F. Walker, Jamal Campbell
The most startling and intriguing mystery in the DC Universe continues as Naomi searches to uncover the secrets of her own origin. What do her small town’s oversized mechanic and the last time a super-powered person appeared in her hometown have to do with the day she was adopted? Big emotions, new characters and a last page cliffhanger that can’t be missed lead off this issue drawn by breakout sensation Jamal Campbell. Don’t miss your chance to meet the most exciting new character in the DC Universe!
CODA #9 – $3.99
BOOM! Studios – Simon Spurrier, Matias Bergara, Michael Doig, Jim Campbell, David Lafuente, German Garcia
Hum is at rock bottom-no Serka, no Nag, all alone in the wilderness of the dystopian wastelands. But just when all hope seems lost, a familiar friend appears…