TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 06/28/17: CLUE, BEAUTIFUL CANVAS & SECRET WEAPONS

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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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Batman/Elmer Fudd – $4.99

DC Comics – Tom King, Lee Weeks, Byron Vaughns, Lovern Kindzierski, Carrie Strachen

After a chance meeting with billionaire Bruce Wayne, Elmer Fudd’s obsession quickly escalates into stalking Batman through the dark alleys and high-class social settings of Gotham City. Welcome to Bat Season! And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters written by Tom King and artwork by Byron Vaughns. 

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Clue #1 – $3.99

IDW Publishing – Paul Allor, Nelson Daniel, Gabriel Rodriguez

When the mysterious Mr. Boddy turns up dead at his own dinner party, everyone’s a suspect! Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum-all the familiar faces from the famous board game are back, with a couple new twists. But will Boddy’s Body be the last to fall, or is it just the beginning? Follow the clues and solve the mystery in IDW’s new CLUE series!
•  A NEW TAKE ON THE CLASSIC DETECTIVE GAME-WITH NEW DESIGNS BY ARTIST NELSON DANIEL UPDATING ALL THE CLASSIC CHARACTERS!
•  Featuring three alternate endings! To help you get a clue, we’ve hidden multiple endings to this first issue across the regular and subscription variants that will help you solve the case!

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Beautiful Canvas #1 – $3.99

Back Mask Comics – Ryan Lindsay, Sami Kivela, Triona Farrell, Ryan Ferrier, Christian Ward


Lon Eisley is a hitwoman hired to kill a small child a few days after discovering her girlfriend pregnant. In a bold declaration of uncertainty, she saves the boy and hits the road, despire the fact her boss clearly wanted him dead for a reason. This warped crime dystopia delves into the emotional dichotomy of creator/destroyer as Lon tries to connect the two very different worlds she now inhabits. From Sami Kivela (Chum) & Ryan K Lindsay (Negative Space, DC Writers Workshop) comes a gonzo tale of personal discovery, animal/hybrid hit troupes, and reactive pyrokinesis.

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Edge of Venomverse #1 – $3.99

Marvel Comics – Matthew Rosenberg, Roland Boschi, Adam Gorham, Daniel Brown, Clayton Cowles, Francesco Mattina

The series that sets up the epic VENOM EVENT of 2017 STARTS HERE! Each issue introduces another major Venomized character that will feed into VENOMVERSE itself! THIS ISSUE, the young mutant clone designated X-23 collides with a cryogenic tube containing a strange alien symbiote during her frenzied escape from The Facility, . Bonding with the alien enhances her already considerable abilities, and aids in her escape, but it begins to alter her mind! On the run from the very people that made her, can X-23 hold it together or is she doomed to give in to Venom!

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Secret Weapons #1 – $3.99

Valiant Entertainment – Eric Heisserer, Raul Allen, Patricia Martin

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival) joins Harvey Award-nominated artist Raúl Allén (Wrath of the Eternal Warrior) for Valiant’s next prestige format limited series, starring Livewire and an extraordinary new team of heroes! The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive failures. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rexo seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…

Extra Pulls: Namwolf #3, X-O Manowar #4, The Dregs #4, Saga #44, Redneck #3

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