Four Comics I Want for NCBD: 2016/02/10

FCIW 20160210Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means there is no better time to treat yourself or your significant other to some comics! These are the four comics I’m looking forward to the most, what will you be picking up this Wednesday?

Dark & Bloody #1 ($3.99, Vertigo/DC Comics): I’m really enjoying Vertigo’s new horror lineup. This week has a new title will be added to their refreshed slate of books. Personally I hope this series ends up being exactly what the title suggests: DARK and BLOODY! The series takes place in a dry county in backwoods Kentucky where a returned Iraq war vet named Iris Gentry turns to running moonshine while avoiding a dangerous otherworldly presence. In the official press release, writer Shawn Aldridge stated that the inspiration came from his own childhood in Kentucky and local folklore like the Bell Witch and Southern Gothic fiction.This is definitely one to look forward to this week, especially singe Vertigo has been killing it with their horror titles lately (no pun intended).

Deadpool #7 ($9.99, Marvel Comics): Twenty-five years ago, the Merc with a Mouth blasted his way into the Marvel Universe, and quickly became one of the most popular anti-heroes in comics. Now Marvel is celebrating his anniversary with a huge 80-page comic full of Deadpool awesomeness! In the main story by Gerry Duggan and Scott Koblish, we will see how Deadpool reacts to being on the top of the world (my guess is not well).  We also get mini-stories from a slew of talented creators including Cullen Bunn, Amy Chu, Tim Seeley, Tyler Crook, Mike Norton, Phil Noto, and more! Hmmm…It seems like there was another exciting Deadpool event this week too… oh yeah, the Deadpool movie! If you live in the Kansas City area, come to the Alamo Drafthouse where Elite Comics, Planet Comicon, and the Super Sirens will be hosting a Deadpool premiere party.

Ms Marvel #4 ($3.99, Marvel Comics): Ms Marvel is hands down one of Marvel’s best series right now. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every arc so far. With each new story, Kamala Khan continues to grow as a superhero and as a person. Writer G. Willow Wilson is a perfect fit for Ms Marvel and I love how she perfectly balances the personal and heroic lives of Khan. This award-winning series shows no signs of slowing down and I highly recommend picking it up if you’re not already. Issue #4 starts an all-new storyline and I’m excited to see what else is in store for this teenage Avenger.

DC Comics Bombshells #9 ($3.99, DC Comics):The DC Bombshells line of statues is great, but when they announced they were doing a comic series based on Ant Lucia’s pinup-inspired character revamps, I was skeptical. Thankfully, I was wrong – the Bombshell series is actually really entertaining and way better than anyone would expect it to be. Bombshells places our female heroes in an alternate universe during the World War II-era. Writer Marguerite Bennett takes a lot of creative liberties with the characters and their origin stories, and I am really enjoying her fun and fresh new takes on these classic heroines. This week’s issue is particularly appealing to me because the story focuses on one of my all-time favorite DC characters, Mera, and the cover art by Ant Lucia makes her look even more stunning that usual!

For a complete list of all of the new books coming out tomorrow, check PreviewsWorld for the weekly shipping list.

As always, WCPE is so happy to be publishing #FCIW with the support of Elite Comics in Overland Park, KS. William and the Elite Crew run a friendly, clean, and safe comic shop which is welcoming to all and supportive of many local and national non-profits including The Hero Initiative. Stop in, pick up these four books, and let the gang at Elite Comics know that the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! sent you over.

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