Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (HOT LUNCH SPECIAL, SMOOTH CRIMINALS & CARNAGE BORN). 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.
SMOOTH CRIMINALS #1 – $3.99
BOOM! Studios – Kurt Lustgarten, Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith, Leisha Riddel, Brittany Peer, Ed Dukeshire, Audrey Mok
There are certain things Brenda expects to find while hacking: money, secrets, occasional pictures of cats. She is NOT expecting to find a cryogenically frozen master thief from the 60s. Mia is everything Brenda is not-cool, confident, beautiful. And utterly unprepared for the digital age. Despite their differences, the two will need to team up to find out what happened to Mia-and how to pull off the heist of the century. Kiwi Smith and Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City) team with breakout artist Leisha-Marie Riddel (Goldie Vance) in a story about felonies and friendship.
WEB OF VENOM: CARNAGE BORN #1 – $4.99
Marvel Comics – Donny Cates, Danilo Beyruth, Ian Bederman
• Join DONNY CATES as he continues to snake his tendrils through the VENOM mythos – this time visiting the sickening sociopath called CARNAGE!
• A cruel cannibal obsessed with death and murder, few mourned Cletus Kasady after he seemingly died in VENOMIZED.
• But now a cult devoted to the madman has gathered, hoping to resurrect their fallen idol and return his madness to the Marvel Universe…
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #5 – $3.99
DC Comics – James Tynion IV, Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran, Clayton Crain
Wonder Woman’s magic act…banned! The DCU’s magical community collectively freaks out and forbids Wonder Woman and the JL Dark team from meddling in magic anymore after the disastrous events of the “Witching Hour” storyline. The team seeks refuge in the only place they can think of: Detective Chimp’s inherited, magical realm of Myrra-but not everyone is happy to bow to the new Nightmaster! So how can things get worse for the sorcery super-team? One word: dragons!
HOT LUNCH SPECIAL #4 – $3.99
Aftershock Comics – Eliot Rahal, Jorge Fornes, Taylor Esposito
A midwestern noir series set in the harsh landscape of the northern Minnesota Iron Range-HOT LUNCH SPECIAL is all about family, food and the fight for survival. Only one question is worth asking…is blood thicker than sandwiches?
Dorothy Khoury has accidentally created two more dead bodies.
The number one problem with most corpses is…they’re super hard to get rid of. Now, the frightened Khoury family must cover up the trail of blood they’re leaving behind, while also projecting strength. They finally have a hostage they can use to negotiate an end to the war with the Moran Family Mafia.
QUANTUM & WOODY #12 – $3.99
Valiant Entertainment – Eliot Rahal, Francis Portela, A.J. Jothijumar
The major leagues are calling!
Now that Eric and Woody Henderson know they have what it takes to save the day, they finally have a shot at going pro – and they’re in luck, because UNITY might just be making a comeback! But the brothers aren’t ready for primetime just yet…they still have to audition for their spots, under the watchful eyes of G.A.T.E. and X-O Manowar!