Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (BLOODSHOT, DEUCE OF HEARTS, & SNAGGLEPUSS). 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.
THE BALLAD OF SANG #1 – $3.99
ONI Press – Ed Brisson, Alessandro Micelli, Shari Chankhamma, Crank!
Kidnapped off the streets of the Philippines as an infant and trained as a child assassin, Sang has never had a childhood. All he’s even known is killing and the kindness of his master, Chen, the closest thing Sang has to a father. When Sang’s enthusiasm botches a job, it bring the wrath of Don Minchella down on the pair and Chen is brutally murdered. Barely escaping with his own life-and with Minchella’s severed arm in tow-Sang swears revenge, while every gang in the city mobilizes to return him to Minchella, dead or alive.
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #7 – $3.99
Valiant Entertainment – Jeff Lemire, Renato Guedes
Master storyteller Jeff Lemire takes the helm for the year’s most terrifying, most memorable special issue – told entirely in PITCH BLACK DARKNESS!
Deployed into the demonic realm called Deadside in search of a cure for his ailing infant daughter, Bloodshot has lost the one sense he needs most to navigate the land of the dead: his sight. Blinded with only his four-legged ally, Bloodhound, to aid him, Ray Garrison must fight onward as one man against the darkness – even as he is beset from all sides by a horde of inhuman entities that crave only death, suffering, and slaughter…
DEUCE OF HEARTS #2 – $3.99
Vault Comics – Ricardo Mo, Tony Gregori, Claudia Aguirre, Ryan Ferrier
With recent developments raising questions about Sully’s backstory, he’s hoping that a visit to a shaman can provide some answers. But with an otherworldly hitwoman closing in, and a deadly confrontation on the cards, perhaps he should be more concerned about the present. How many more hearts will break in the story of Sullivan Husk?
EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES #3 – $3.99
DC Comics – Mark Russell, Brandee Stillwell, Mike Feehan, Mark Morales, Gus Vazquez, Paul Mounts, Ben Caldwell
On Broadway, there’s always more drama off the stage than on. Snagglepuss navigates a world of love affairs, intrigue, and backstage backstabbing the best he can, aware that he holds the careers and lives of others in his paw. And in an all-new Sasquatch Detective bonus backup feature, written by Brandee Stilwell with art by Gus Vazquez. In this chapter, Tonya is on the case of UNSOLVED MYSTERIES for the LAPD.
GIDEON FALLS #1 – $3.99
Image Comics – Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart, Steve Wands
A brand-new ongoing series from the acclaimed bestselling creative team of Old Man Logan and Green Arrow! The lives of a reclusive young man obsessed with a conspiracy in the city’s trash, and a washed-up Catholic priest arriving in a small town full of dark secrets, become intertwined around the mysterious legend of The Black Barn, an otherworldly building that is alleged to have appeared in both the city and the small town, throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. Rural mystery and urban horror collide in this character-driven meditation on obsession, mental illness, and faith.
Extra Pulls: Assassinistas #3, Batman #42, Oblivion Song #1, Shade the Changing Woman #1, Doctor Strange Damnation #2