Join me in welcoming another New Comic Book Day! Having new released comics, like DEAD DAY & ROGUE PLANET, for the second week is the right amount of normalcy that I need right now.
My To-Be-Read pile is drastically smaller after an absence of weekly comics. The number of issues each publisher is releasing is still not close to the number originally solicited, but I will take any new comic I can get. Here are my Top 5 Comics to consider buying, so be sure to stop by (or call) your Local Comic Shop this week.
DEAD DAY #1 -$4.99
Publisher – Aftershock Comics
Creators – Ryan Parrott, Evgeny Bornyakov, Juancho Velez, Charles Pritchett, Andy Clarke, Francesco Francavilla
If the dead could come back for just one night, would we want them to?
Meet the Haskins, a seemingly normal suburban family, as they prepare for the annual macabre holiday known as “Dead Day” – when the deceased rise from the grave from sunset to sunrise. Some come back to reunite with family and friends, others for one last night of debauchery, still others with only one thing on their decomposing mind: revenge.
ROGUE PLANET #1 – $3.99
Publisher – ONI Press
Creators – Cullen Bunn, Andy MacDonald, Nick Filardi, Crank!, Kyle Strahm
Salvage vessel Cortes tracks the Lonely Orphan, a planet with no star system to call its own. Somewhere on this hostile rock is a payload fit for a king. To attain it, though, the crew of the Cortes must brave razor rock, poisonous vapors, treacherous footing, and… the most mind-numbing horrors imaginable. Something nightmarish is at work on Lonely Orphan. Something cruel. Something hungry.
SERA & THE ROYAL STARS #7 – $3.99
Publisher – Vault Comics
Creators – Jon Tsuei, Audrey Mok, Raul Angulo, Karina Plaja, Jim Campbell
After a devastating tragedy, Sera and Antares flee the besieged Setareh, while Aldebaran and Fomalhaut are ambushed in the Forgotten Sea. Separated and growing ever weaker, the Royal Stars must seek forbidden help–from Algol, the Demon Star.
KING OF NOWHERE #2 – $3.99
Publisher – BOOM! Studios
Creators – W. Maxwell Prince, Tyler Jenkins, Hilary Jenkins, Andworld Designs, Martin Morazzo, David Rubin
Now an honorary citizen of Nowhere, Denis joins one of the locals on a doomed-to-fail money-making scheme at the outskirts of town, while John Doe’s mysterious killer continues to leave bodies in his wake…
MERCY #2 – $3.99
Publisher – Image Comics
Creators – Mirka Andolfo, Gianluca Papi, Fabio Amelia, Laura Braga, Tony Sandoval
The Woodsburgh Devil strikes again when another innocent victim falls into the clutches of the elusive killer. Meanwhile, Lady Hellaine invites the local bourgeoisie to a social event, attracting the attention of the powerful Lady Swanson. Subterfuge and lies emerge as the second chapter of MIRKA ANDOLFO’s new project divulges a shocking revelation.