TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 05/03/17: PESTILENCE, NOBLE, & STAINED

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Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics. 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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Black Bolt #1 – $3.99

Marvel Comics – Saladin Ahmed, Christian Ward, Clayton Cowles

THE KING OF THE INHUMANS’ FIRST SOLO SERIES!
Black Bolt imprisoned! But by who? And where exactly? The answers to both will shock you! But to learn those answers, Black Bolt must first win a fight to the death with a fellow inmate – The Absorbing Man! Award-winning science fiction writer Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) crafts a story as trippy as it is action-packed, with truly mind-bending art from the one and only Christian Ward!

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The Dregs #3 – $3.99

Black Mask Comics – Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, Eric Zawadzki, Dee Cunniffe, Dariusz Zawadzki

A city with a past, a girl with no present and a hero with no future.

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Noble #1 – $3.99

Lion Forge – Brandon Thomas, Roger Robinson, Juan Fernandez

Catalyst Prime has begun! One year after “The Event”, missing astronaut David Powell has resurfaced! With dangerous new abilities and no memory of the man he once was. While desperately trying to regain his identity David quickly finds himself a man on the run from shadowy forces as well as his forgotten past. From writer Brandon Thomas (Horizon, Civil War II: Choosing Sides), artist Roger Robinson (Batman: Gotham Knights, Solo Avengers), and colorist Juan Fernandez.

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Pestilence #1- $3.99

Aftershock Comics – Frank Tieri, Oleg Okunev, Rob Schwager, Marshall Dillon, Tim Bradstreet

NEW SERIES! It’s the late 14th Century, and a Great Pestilence-the “Black Death”- is sweeping across Europe, killing over 100 million people. BUT, what if history as we know it was a lie? What if, in reality, this was no straightforward plague, but the FIRST non-recorded Zombie Infestation of man? Ex-Crusader Roderick Helms and his fellow “black ops” agents the Church, Fiat Lux, must seek out the cause of this undead outbreak and vanquish it before mankind ceases to exist! Written by the master of violence, gore, and mayhem, Frank Tieri (Marvel vs Capcom, Wolverine, Deadpool), with spectacular art from Disney illustrator, Oleg Okunev, and covers by Eisner Award-nominated artist Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher, Hellblzer)!

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Stained #1 – $3.99

451 Media Group – David Baron, Yusuf Idris, Simon Bowland, Jock

Meet Emma London: recovery artist and bounty hunter for hire. She is strong, possibly indomitable, and did we mention…part machine. Emma is the type that dives head first into things that most wouldn’t and shouldn’t. Those dark places that no one else will go to track down the subhuman criminals lurking in the underbelly of society and brings them to justice. STAINED first comes to life with Emma trying to take down a pair of international diamond smugglers, but her story explodes forward when initially what was thought to be a hunt for a priceless painting with a record high bounty, leads her to something darker and more monstrous than she could have ever imagined.

Extra Pulls: Batman #22, Extremity #3, Helena Crash #3, Paper Girls #14, Spider-Man #16

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