It’s new comic book day tomorrow and while there’s a lot of fantastic releases, particularly not by the big two, we’ve slimmed down the massive list to 10 comics for you to check out. This week, I’m flying solo for the top choices, so here’s what I look forward to this week.
Top Pick: Hacktivist #1 (Archaia/BOOM! Studios) – I’ve been looking forward to this series debut since it was announced at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Two of the world’s top tech industry leaders are also hacktivists during their free time. This look at politics in a technology age should be interesting.
All-New Invaders #1 (Marvel) – Marvel’s original super hero team is back to deal with a danger in the modern age.
Bo Plushy Gangsta #1 (Action Lab) – The images I’ve seen for this new series puts it on the list. A foul mouthed teddy bear is just too awesome to not check out and I recommend you do too.
Deadly Class #1 (Image Comics) – Rick Remender’s name is on this series. That alone makes it a pick for me. This deadliest school where the next generation of assassins sounds a lot like another Image series, Five Weapons, Remender’s name on it will make it stand out.
Hawkeye #16 (Marvel) – The fact this series topped numerous “best of” lists last year should be reason enough for you to check it out.
Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever #3 – From Microcosm Publishing, I found out about this series at last year’s SPX. Subversive and awesome, the series has two guys who look a lot like Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins and they’re much closer than band mates.
Jack Hammer #1 (Action Lab) – Great detective action from a solid independent publisher.
Mind MGMT #18 (Dark Horse) – Another series that was on a lot of “best of” lists last year. This is a series you’re probably best starting from the beginning and it is worth it.
Scribblenauts Unmasked: Crisis of Imagination #1 (DC Comics) – I love the Scribblenauts video game series. The fact this mixes that with DC characters makes it more awesome.
The X-Files: Conspiracy: Ghostbusters #1 (IDW Publishing) – The first issue of this series which has the Lone Gunmen looking at the various phenomenon in the IDW universe is amazing.