Everything I have read and heard is that people want Mutants not Inhumans, the new Champions book that is supposed to be the future of Marvel, is lacking major interest and sales have been poor, and finally the change of all the original characters being changed to be more diversified have turned people away from their favorite books. I don't know if that is just is San Diego, but from what I read on message boards, I think not. Hopefully they can get their act together because that have a plethora of great backstories and characters and changing them to diversify is not the answer. Introduce new characters and grow a new fan base, don't shove it down fans throats because that is how you lose fans. This reminds me of the end of the New 52, I was down to Bat books and Justice League and buying mostly Marvel. Now, I am buying mostly DC and just Spiderbooks and a couple holdovers not related to Civil War II. Rant over. Here we go, new books this week.
|W: Matt Kindt A: David Rubin|
From "New York Times" best-selling author Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, Past Aways, Super Spy, Dept. H). Stunning artwork from David Rubfn!
Worth Checking out- I am a Matt Kindt fan and science mixed with magic mixed with interdimensional travel sounds like fun. Throw in a crime element and this sounds like an interesting read with a lot of potential.
|W: James Robinson A:Tom Feister|
Maybe - Romance comics are really not for me, but reminds me of Sex Criminals, which makes it a maybe. This seems like a tricky one to get right. Very few can, like The Fix, dark funny crime, or Sex Criminals, Crime Romance, but mixing all of them together will be difficult, but if done right can be great.
|W: Amit Chauhan A: Eli Powell|
Maybe - On name alone this gets a maybe. The Yakuza mixed with demons, sounds a little wacky, but could have great potential.
|W: Jeff Lemire A: Mike Deodato|
Maybe - This one gets a maybe only because Jeff Lemire is writing this. Thanos has really never been my thing. He seems overpowered and a little one dimensional as in evil just to be evil. Sometimes it takes every hero in the Marvel universe to stop him. How do you make a book interesting about him? We shall see.
|W: Pamela Ribon A: Veronica Fish|
Nah - Roller Derby and Roller Girls have never really interested me. However, I thought the same thing with Paper Girls and that was worth a read. So who knows.
Harbinger Renegades #1 - Six months ago, a secret team of renegade whistleblowers leaked the existence of these extraordinarily dangerous individuals to a stunned world. Today, all across the country, crude, DIY psiot activation attempts have left hundreds brain damaged, or worse. The emergence of a new psiot in a community often leads to riots and mass violence. Gun sales are through the roof. With this revolutionary upheaval now in motion, Kris Hathaway, John 'Torque' Torkelson, Faith 'Zephyr' Herbert, and Peter Stanchek are about to discover their calling. Together, the HARBINGER RENEGADES are moving from town to town, building their ranks, and subverting authority one mind at a time, and setting out to prove once and for all that behind their power, there has always been a purpose.
Maybe - Valiant is very hit or miss for me. This is a team up book with characters that I like and characters that I don't really care for. This is a little reminiscent of Generation Zero. That is the only reason I will give this a chance.
|W: George Mann A: Alan Quah|
Nah - Video game comics are typically not good unless you are a fan of the game. There are a few exceptions, but with no knowledge of the Dark Souls universe, this seems like a pass for me.
Think I am crazy, let me know if the comments.