TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 10/18/17: SHERLOCK FRANKESTEIN, KID LOBOTOMY, & ANIMOSITY EVOLUTION

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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.

Animosity Evolution Aftershock

ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION #1 – $5.99

Aftershock Comics – Marguerite Bennett, Eric Gapstur, Rob Schwager, Marshall Dillon

A new, additional ongoing ANIMOSITY series!
One day, the animals woke up. They started thinking. They started talking. They started taking revenge. Now, they’ve started building. In a city by the sea, a new power is on the rise…and they’re making an animal kingdom all their own. From the brilliant mind of creator/writer Marguerite Bennett (INSEXTS, Bombshells and Batwoman) with artwork by Eric Gapstur–ANIMOSITY: EVOLUTION is an exciting new series that expands upon this already amazing world!

Dead of Winter ONI Press

DEAD OF WINTER #3 – $3.99

ONI Press – Kyle Starks, Gabo, Brian Hurtt, Bill Crabtree, Crank!

The zombie apocalypse keeps on keeping on.
Our heroes have escaped the clutches of the terrifying and psychopathic Officer Friendly but is he hot on their tails? You bet he is and hiding in that mall isn’t going to do the trick. Part three of the exciting adaptation of the popular Plaid Hat boardgame continues with all the zombies, explosions, drunk mall santas, terrifying situations and a sweet precious dog that always saves the day.

Kid Lobotomy Black Crown

KID LOBOTOMY #1 – $3.99

IDW Comics – Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler, Lee Loughridge, Aditya Bidikar
Kafka meets King Lear by way of Young Frankenstein in KID LOBOTOMY, a dark, demented, monthly satire that follows a dysfunctional family of hoteliers. Will sibling rivalry, seduction, and shapeshifting eventually lead to sanity or salvation?
Big Daddy is a rich hotelier who, in a cracked echo of King Lear, appoints his youngest descendant to manage The Suites, a peculiar hotel located behind the Black Crown Pub. Affectionately known as Kid, his good looks and swagger can’t hide a rough childhood of strange therapies and brain operations that have awakened inner demons and psychodramas. This of course makes him eminently qualified to perform lobotomies. A failed rockstar/successful madman gets one last change to prove his worth-and regain his sanity-by turning the hotel that was once his childhood sanctuary into a lucrative business, despite a host of obstacles-including his own sister-who would love nothing more than to see him fail miserably. 

Realm Image Comics

REALM #2 – $3.99

Image Comics – Seth M. Peck, Jeremy Haun, Nick Filardi, Thomas Mauer

Molly and company hit the road, Ben kills stuff, and Johnny Eldritch has a conference call with the Destroyer of Worlds.

Sherlock Franenstein Dark Horse

SHERLOCK FRANENSTEIN & THE LEGION OF EVIL #1 – $3.99

Dark Horse Comics – Jeff Lemire, David Rubin, Mike Mignola

Lucy Weber, daughter of the Black Hammer, grew up to become an investigative reporter for the Global Planet. Now she’s on the hunt for the true story about what happened to Spiral City’s superheroes after they defeated Anti-God and saved the world. All answers seem to lie with the dangerous super villain tenants of Spiral City’s infamous asylum. As she gets closer to the truth she uncovers the dark origin stories of some of her father’s greatest foes, and learns how they tie into the puzzle of what happened to Spiral City’s greatest hero.

Extra Pulls: Batman The Drowned, Generation Gone #4, Kill or Be Killed #13, Spy Seal #3, Thor #700

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