TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 09/20/17: DARK ARK, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, & BATMAN THE RED KNIGHT

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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.

Red Knight Dark NightsBatman The Red Death – $3.99

DC Comics – Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Ivan Plascencia, Jason Fabok

As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can even the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful, nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!

Bloodshot Salvation ValiantBloodshot Salvation #1 – $3.99

Valiant Entertainment – Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, Mico Suayan, Brian Reber, Kenneth Rocafort

A BLOCKBUSTER NEW ONGOING SERIES! From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), a bloody and vengeful new era for Bloodshot begins this September as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he’d earn: a family. But when a hateful secret from his true love’s past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear…
Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future…in the form of the couple’s unborn child. But when Magic’s estranged family – a cruel and sadistic clan of homegrown criminals – re-emerge to lay claim to their lost daughter, Bloodshot will be pushed back to the brink of madness, mayhem, and warfare…
Soon: Eight years from today, Bloodshot’s daughter has inherited her father’s incredible abilities. Hunted by a high-tech kill squad called Omen, Jessie must hone her powers…and learn how to survive before the world is swallowed whole by the darkness that now pervades America…

Dark Ark AftershockDark Ark #1 – $3.99

Aftershock Comics – Cullen Bunn, Juan Doe, Ryane Hill
The wickedness of mankind has moved the Creator to destroy the world by way of the flood. Noah has been tasked with building an ark to save his family and the animals of the world. But this is not Noah’s story. For darker powers have commanded the sorcerer Shrae to build his own ark and save the unnatural creatures of the world-such as the vampires, the dragons, the naga, and the manticore. But what will happen on a vessel crawling with monsters, where insidious intrigue and horrific violence are the rule of law? 

Generation GoneGeneration Gone #3 – $3.99

Image Comics – Ales Kot, Andre Lima Araujo, Chris O’Halloran, Clayton Cowles, Lizzie Kaye, Tom Muller

Breaking point.

Black Hammer Dark HorseBlack Hammer #13 – $3.99

Dark Horse Comics – Jeff Lemire, David Rubin

It was the greatest superhero event of all time, a multiversal crisis. Black Hammer, Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Barbalien, Colonel Weird, and even Madame Dragonfly-they united to take down Anti-God, the ultimate evil, on the streets of Spiral City. For ten years, the former heroes have been living in exile. But a new arrival from the main timeline brought new hope. And maybe, finally, it’s time for them to relaunch . . .

Extra Pulls: Secret Weapons #4, Headlopper #7, Shirtless Bear Fighter #4, Spider-Men II #3, Venomverse #3

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