Hot Comics for August 22, 2018

What are the Hot Comics Releasing this Week?


Can’t Miss


Batman Kings of Fear #1 (DC)

Artist Kelley Jones returns to illustrate the Batman miniseries written by former Batman editor Scott Peterson. Combined with a dark storyline featuring the Scarecrow and this is instantly a must-read for any Bat-fan.


Obliv18n #1 (Scout Comics)

After the recent success of Zinnober, Scout Comics releases its newest hit, Obliv18n. Written by Netflix’s The Punisher, Ken Kristensen, the premise is truly captivating and original. In addition to Zinnober, Scout Comics has had some great series including Once Our Land, Girrion, and Graveland. And looking through their store, they have several others that I’m going to have to check out.


Must Read


Punisher #1 (Marvel)

The 11th volume of the popular character, Punisher has been perhaps Marvel’s, second-most published character over the past year behind Venom, including taking the role of Warhammer, Ghost Rider, Cosmic Ghost Rider, Hydra Agent and the Vietnam-based origin story, Platoon. However, the latest series, written by Matt Rosenberg with art by Szymon Kudranski, looks to be as promising as Marvel’s latest revival of Hulk, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, and Thor series.


Cold Spots #1 (Image)

While well established as an A-list writer for Marvel and DC, writer Cullen Bunn’s best work comes outside of the superhero genre, as a horror writer. Harrow County, Dark Ark, The Damned, Regression, and Unholy Grail are among some of his notable work that makes Cold Spot, along with the series description, “Psychological terror, the undead, and a supernaturally bitter cold come together…” an easy pick up this week.


Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men #1


Artifact One #0

The premise looks amazing and should appeal to all fantasy/adventure fans. This #0 issue is only $1.50, so it’s definitely worth giving a chance to see if you want to delve into it.


Black Hammer: Age of Doom #4 (Dark Horse Comics)

If you haven’t gotten into the Black Hammer series yet, what are you waiting for? Jeff Lemire’s Eisner Award-winning superhero saga is hitting new strides and is arguably the most under appreciated comic series out there.



Blazing Covers

This week’s covers don’t meet last week’s gluttony of amazing covers, but there are still several worth noting. These will mostly be cover-priced variants that are cool for collectors, but not necessarily for flippers.


Die Die Die #2 Cover E Incentive Retailer Appreciation Gold Foil Variant Cover


Venom #5 (Regular Cover)


Grimm Fairy Tales #19 (Metcalf Variant)


Teen Titans #21 (Tarr Variant)


Batman Beyond #23 (Johnson Variant)


Flash #53 (Jonboy Meyers Variant)


X-Men Red #7 (Regular Frision Cover)


Britannia Lost Eagles of Rome #2 (of 4) (Cover B – Hong)



Could be Cool


West Coast Avengers #1

Marvel continues to revive successful bronze age series to attract the older comic fan generation with modern characters to attract the younger generation. Led by guy-Hawkeye, who also led the original team in 1984, the roster fills out with newer characters who Marvel’s pushing to become popular characters, including gal-Hawkeye, Gwenpool, America Chavez, Kid Omega, along with a new character named Fuse. It’s definitely a stronger cast than 2016’s Great Lakes Avengers, but it looks to be equally as silly as the GLA.


Avengers: Wakanda Forever #1

Many of the post-movie Black Panther series have been solid, but you’ve got to wonder how long until these miniseries become nothing more than gimmicks as they begin adding the Avengers, Spider-Man, Deadpool, etc. to keep them relevant. I’ll still be picking this one up, but I’d prefer they stuck to more core Black Panther/Wakanda series than adding gimmicks to sell issues. 

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