TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 04/25/18: DEEP ROOTS, SHADOWMAN & THE WILDS

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Wednesday is nearing, which means a new week for new comics (DEEP ROOTS, SHADOWMAN & THE WILDS). If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but how can anyone fault us for reading. Here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop.

Like many readers I try to budget my purchases, which can become difficult when there are so many quality books being published each week. So here are 5 titles to consider picking up this week.

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BABYTEETH #10 – $3.99

Aftershock Comics – Donny Cates @Doncates, Garry Brown @GarryBoom, Mark Englert @markenglert, Taylor Esposito @TaylorEspo

The end of our first year finally brings us to Palestine, and it is there that we unleash our biggest reveal in the series so far. It’s all been leading to this, folks. And after this issue, nothing will ever be the same again! From Donny Cates, the writer of Thanos, Dr. Strange, Buzzkill, Paybacks, Redneck and the breakout hit God Country, comes a pulse-pounding new series with art from THE REVISIONIST’s Garry Brown!

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DEEP ROOTS #1 – $3.99

Vault Comics – Dan Watters @DanPGWatters, Val Rodrigues @_val_rodrigues, Triona Farrell @Treestumped, Aditya Bidikar @adityab

Roots, once suffocating under cement, tear through the streets of London to throttle buildings. Vegetable homunculi hold up banks with automatic weapons. There is a green and blooming world beyond our own, fighting back against the human pollutant. We will launch a rescue mission to this Otherworld. But it is cruel and unknowable, and should we become tangled in its vines, more than cities will fall. From Dan Watters (Limbo, The Shadow, Assassin’s Creed) and Val Rodrigues comes a story of two worlds, of myth and man, of science and fiction, and the roots they share.

exiles valkyrie

EXILES #2 – $3.99

Marvel Comics – Saladin Ahmed @saladinahmed, Javier Rodriguez @javiercaster, Alvaro Lopez @BakadoriSan, Jordie Bellaire @whoajordie, Chris O’Halloran @ChrisOHalloran, Joe Caramagna @JoeCaramagna, David Marquez @DaveMarquez, Matthew Wilson @COLORnMATT
SHE COMES FROM THE LAND OF THE ICE AND SNOW!

…and enchanted hammers! The Exiles land in Asgard just in time to aid Valkyrie in a fight against the fire demon Surtur! But the Lord of Ragnarok is the least of their problems. The Time-Eater is hot on the team’s heels, and when he takes Asgard, no Valhalla awaits Valkyrie or her new friends. Good thing they’re about to pick up a Wolverine! And he’s got red on his claws. The mystery of the stolen pies starts here as Blink completes her new team of multiversal champions!

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SHADOWMAN #2 – $3.99

Valiant Entertainment – Andy Diggle @andydiggle, Stephan Segovia @StephenSegovia, Ulises Arreloa, Simon Bowland @SimonBowland, Tonci Zonjic @tozozozo

Baron Samedi calls! Jack Boniface has only just returned home to New Orleans…but the Deadside won’t let him stay gone! From across the veil of life and death, the malignant presence of Baron Samedi – a ravenous voodoo deity bent on consolidating power at all costs – now seeks to infiltrate the mortal plane and claim the legacy of Shadowman for himself! But even as Jack and Alyssa marshal a defense to Samedi’s inhuman agenda, a monstrous new force – driven by killer instinct and a rabid hatred of the Shadowman – is about to turn the Big Easy’s back alleys into a hunting ground… “FEAR OF THE DARK” stalks forward as superstar writer Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One) and incendiary artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK) bring a hard-hitting reckoning of magic and might to Valiant’s must-read new series launch of 2018!

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THE WILDS #2 – $3.99

Black Mask – Vita Ayala @definitelyvita, Emily Pearson @emishlyart, Marissa Louise @marissadraws, Jim Campbell @campbellletters, Natasha Alterici @alterici

Something frightening is happening in the outside world – Abominations are acting strangely, dragging victims away instead of killing them, amassing into hordes and working together as if they have a purpose. Inside The Compound, tensions rise as Runners lose freedoms in the wake of Teddy’s disastrous return. Amid the increased threat outside the walls and the unrest within, Daisy has to say goodbye to Heather, whose latest run will take her through the worst of the dangers that the wilds have to offer. From writer Vita Ayala (Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, Wonder Woman Annual) and Emily Pearson (Cult Classic) with colors by Marissa Louise (Spell On Wheels) and covers by Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider) and Natasha Alterici (Heathen), comes the second chapter in this bold tale of surviving in bleak times.

Extra Pulls: Redneck #12, Doctor Strange #389, Return to Whisper #2, Reactor #3, Thanos Annual #1

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