Another week, another list of Nerd Issues just for you. We’re going to be taking a look at an abundance of #1s this week, giving you five opportunities to start a new and fresh series. Let’s get started!
1. Black Market #1
Story by: Frank J. Barbiere
Art by: Victor Santos
Publisher: Boom! Studios
First up, we’ve got the new four-part series Black Market penned by Frank J. Barbiere and illustrated by Victor Santos. The story revolves around the character of Ray Willis, a genius of sorts who is essentially wasting his time working at a funeral home after having a terrible fall from grace. His life is sent down a much different track when his brother Denny, who always seems to find himself in some sort of trouble with the law, presents Ray with a new solution to end previously thought to be incurable diseases. The only catch here being that they need to extract the blood from superheroes, a feat easier said than done.
2. Teen Titans #1
Story by: Will Pfeifer
Art by: Kenneth Rocafort
Publisher: DC Comics
After ending in April earlier this year, the Teen Titans are back and better than ever in this relaunch of the series that will star Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker, and Best Boy. Keeping intact the same team from the last series, with the likelihood of other characters being introduced in the future, we’re gonna be spared the origin story and see these familiar heroes head off in a new direction. The series itself is going to explore the ideas of adolescence when mixed with superpowers, how much danger that can produce, and how these powerful teenagers grow to be superheroes or villains.
3. Army of Darkness Hitched #1
Story by: Steve Niles
Art by: Nacho Tenorio, Jae Lee
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
From the man who brought you the hit series 30 Days of Night, comes a new series that follows Ash, the hero of such cult classics as Evil Dead and Army of Darkness. In this new four-part series, Ash is finally reunited with his love interest from the film. This time around they are looking to ensure they don’t get separated again, with the only thing standing in the way being the Faceless Man who has spread evil across the land. It’s up to Ash to abolish this evil plague before he can rest easy with Sheila once again.
4. The Devilers #1
Story by: Joshua Hale Fialkov
Art by: Matt Triano
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Joshua Hale Fialkov has been a staple writer in the horror genre of comics for some time now, with works such as The Bunker, I, Vampire, and the Eisner Award nominated Tumor. His latest work, The Devilers, takes on a much darker path. In The Devilers, we see the world’s seven best exorcists matched up against Satan’s army of evil as the world as we know is now being threatened by a plague straight from the depths of hell. Pick up this issue if you’re looking for a scare from one of the best horror genre writers in the industry!
5. Doberman #1
Story by: Jack Lambert, Scott Marder
Art by: Brandon McKinney
Publisher: IDW Publishing
To end things on a lighter note, we’re also featuring the launch of the new comedy/cop series Doberman, created by Jack Lambert, Scott Marder, and Rob Rosell. To give you an idea on what kind of humor to expect, two of the three creators, Marder and Rosell, have worked on FX’s hit series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and are looking to bring that same gritty humor to the pages. Frank Doberman, the series’ star, used to be the hottest detective in town, but after a botched drug bust he saw his reputation amongst the Force decrease dramatically. Now Frank has been given a second chance. With revenge in his sights and a possible return to the spotlight, Frank has been called back to the Force to face off against an all new villain in this action and fun packed series.
Which comic will you pick up from our list? Is there something not included that grabbed your attention? Let us know in the comments below.
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