The Comics Stash | Books Worth Reading The Month Of April 2021 

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Welcome to The Comic Stash where I go over comic publisher’s title being released for the month, and pick ones from them that need to be read and added to your collection.  I love reading comics because for me it is a way to just relax and enjoy the artwork and writing from many talented people from across the world.  Reading, listen to music, or watching movies or shows is a great way to just decompress from a busy life.  Last month I mentioned getting a copy of a new book called Eniac #1 from Bad Ide Comics.  That book is what I like to call the “Hot Potato”, they sold out their first issue from this new company.  The second prints are going for a good cost as well, if you have one in your collection a great add.  If not it will cost $100 for a first print starting, just remember the first print will have the title in white not black that’s the second print.  But a second print only goes for $20, so that’s not bad considering the cover price is only $3.99 at the time.  They kind of underestimated how well the first book was going to go as well that they only had selected comic shops that could sell their books.

Now let’s start with Marvel Comics releases for April, Blackcat #5 starts a new story arc written by Jed MacKay with art by Michael Dowling.  Worth reading to see what she is up to after she completed a long task of collecting stolen items.  Children of the Atom #2 is written by Vita Ayala and art by Bernard Chang.   Daredevil #29 still continues with Electra wearing the mantle of Daredevil, and this has been a fun story written by Chip Zdarsky and art by Marco Checcetto.  Maestro: War and Pax #4 is written by Peter David and art by Javier Pina and German Paralta. The story lets the reader see how the Incredible Hulk becomes such a dark figure in the future.  If you enjoyed the first series, this one is not as great but worth picking up to see the evolution of Maestro.  New mini-series called Spider-Man: Spider Shadow #1 is released this month, with a story of what if Peter became Venom.  This will be a fun read and look forward to the art by Pasqual Ferry, as well as the story by Chip Zdarsky.

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Other titles coming out this month from Marvel are Non-Stop Spider-Man #2, written by Joe Kelly, and art by Chris Bachalo.  Alien #2 written by Phillip Johnson and art by Salvador Larroca.  Black Knight: Curse of the Ebony Blade #2 written by Simon Spurrier with art by Sergio Davila.  Carnage Black, White, and Blood #2 written by Chip Zdarsky, art by Donny Cates and Ram V.  The Mighty Valkyries #1 written by Jason Aaron and Torunn, with art by Erica D’Urso.  The Trials of Ultraman #2 written by Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom with art by Franceso Manna.  Way of X #1 written by Si Spurrier and art by Bob Quinn.  Silk #2 written by Maurene Goo and art by Takeshi Miyazawa.  X-Men Legends #3 written by Louise Simonson and art by Walter Simonson.  SWORD #5 written by Al Ewing and art by Valerio Schiti.

 

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DC Comics have been coming in on Tuesdays now because of the distribution company they are using, but still sold on Wednesdays at most comic shops.  If you are a Scooby-Doo fan and Batman fan well here you go, The Batman and Scooby-Doo Mysteries #1 will be out this month.  Written by Ivan Cohen and art by Dario Brizuela.  A great book from DC is The Joker #2 written by James Tynion IV and Sam Johns with art by Guillem March and Mirka Andolfo.  The reason such a great book is that we get more backstory of Punchline and is said to have some surprises in the storyline. The new title coming out this month is Robin #1, and this should be a fun series with Bruce’s son Damian leading this series.  Written by Joshua Williamson and art by Gleb Melnikov.  

Also out this month from DC will be Batman: Urban Legends #2 written by Brandon Thomas and Chip Zdarsky with art by Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira.   Rorschach #7 written by Tom King and by Jorge Fornes.  Wonder Woman #771 written by Becky Cloonan, and Michael Conrad with art by Travis Moore.  Batman and Catwoman #5 written by Tom King art by Clay Mann.  Catwoman #3 written by Ram V, and art by Fernado Blanco.  Batman: Black and White wrote by Kieron Gillen, MarikoTamaki, Jorge Jimenez, Jamel Campbell, and art by Lee Weeks, Jamie McKelvie.  Harley Quinn #2 written by Stephanie Phillips and art by Riley Rossmo.  RWBY and Justice League #1 written by Marguerite Bennett and art by Aneke. Teen Titans Academy #2 written by Tim Sheridan and art by Rafa Sandoval.

 

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Image Comics has Karmen #2 coming out this month and the art is spot on for the story.  Guillem March writes the story as well as doing the art for this series.  The coloring and art are very detailed, and incredibly beautiful, very worth picking up.  But not for kids for mature readers only.  Another adult-only book from Image is Scumbag #7 written by Rick Remender and art by Francesco Mobili and Moreno DiNisio.  HaHa #4 written by Maxwell Price and art by Patrick Horvath.  Old Guard: Tales through Time #1 written by Greg Rucka, and Andrew Wheeler with art by Jacopo Camagni.  This will be the third series for the Old Guard and worth getting if Netflix decided to continue making these movies.

 

Other titles from Image are Post America #5 written by Steve Skroce and art by Dave Stewart.  Radiant Black #3 written by Kyle Higgins and art by Marcello Costa.  Stray Dogs #3 written and drawn by Tony Fleecs with Trish Forstner.  The Walking Dead DLX #13 written by Robert Kirkman and art by Charlie Adlard.  Crossover #6 written by Donny Cates and art by Geoff Shaw and Dee Cunniffe. Department of Truth #8 written by James Tynion IV and art by Martin Simmonds.  Two Moons #3 written by John Arcudi and art by Dave Stewart.  

Zenscope Entertainment has Man Goat and Bunny #1 written by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, and Dave Franchini with art by Edgar Salazar.  Grimm Spotlight: Mystery Voodoo Dawn a one-shot written by Joe Brusha and art by David Nakayama.  Belle King of Serpents one-shot, written by Dave Franchini and art by Igor Vitorino.  Neverland Annual 2021 written by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, and Dave Franchini with art by Igor Vitorino.  

Ablaze Comics will be releasing Eros/Psyche #2 with art and story by Maria Llovet.  Mirka Andolfos Unsacred Vol2 #6 written by Mirka Andolfo and Davide Goy art by Llaria Catalani.  Gung-Ho: Sexy Beast #4 coming out is written by Benjamin Von Eckartsberg and art by Thomas Von Kummant.  Scout Comics will be releasing Stake #2 written by David Byrne and art by Francesca Fantini.  Antarctic Press will be releasing Valkyrie Saviors #1 written by Ron Z and art by Gian Bernal.  Absolute Comics Group will be releasing White Widow #6 written by Benny Powell and art by Jamie Tyndall and Iwan Nazif.  Vault Comics will be releasing Witchblood #2 written by Matthew Erman and art by Lisa Sterle.  

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Dynamite is releasing Red Sonja: The Superpowers #4 written by Dan Abnett and art by Jonathan Lau.  Vampirella: The Dark Powers #5 written by Dan Abnett and art by Paul Davidson.  Sacred Six #8 written by Christopher Priest and art by Julius Ohta.  Vampirella Vs Purgatori #2 written by Ray Fawkes and art by Alvaro Sarraseca.  

From Aftershock Comics there is Maniac of New York #3 written by Elliott Kalan and art by Andrea Mutti.  This book is great and a must for any fan of horror, please pick this up.  Another great title to pick up is Scouts Honor #4 written by David Pepose and art by Luca Casalanguida.  I breathed a Body #4 written by Zac Thompson and art by Andy MacDonald.  

IDW Publishing has TMNT Jennika II #6 the final issues in this mini-series.  This is written by Ronda Patison with art by Jodie Nishijima.  Sleeping Beauties #6 written by Rio Youers and art by Alison Sampson.  Usagi Yojimbo: Wanderers Road #6 final issues in the mini-series, written and drawn by Stan Sakai.  The covers for this series have all been done by fan-favorite Peach Momoko.  Abstract Studios is releasing Serial #3 written and drawn by Terry Moore, and a great addition to your collection

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Titan Comics will have Blade Runner: Origins #3 coming out is written by K. Perkins, Mike Johnson, and Mellow Brown with art by Fernando Dagnino.  Boom! Studios with have Luna #3 out that is written and drawn by Maria Llovet.  Specter Inspectors #3 written by Bowen McCurdy and Kaitlyn Musto with art by Bowen McCurdy. BRZRKR #2 written by Matt Kindt and Keanu Reeves with art by Ron Garney.   Dark Horse Comics will be releasing Orphan and Five Beast #2 written and drawn by James Stokoe.  Source Point Press will be releasing 20 Fists #1 written by Frankee White and art by Kat Baumann.  Blackbox Comics will be releasing Devils Dominion #4 written by Brian Hawkins and art by Sara Ianniello.  Action Lab will be releasing Carmine #5 written by Colleen Douglas and art by Alvaro Sarraseca.  

There will be a lot of books coming out this month and I am looking forward to reading most of them.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read this column and hope your collecting is growing each month!  Hope this column helped you find what you are looking for this month at your comic shop.  Please look around our site for other columns, articles, stories to read, and watch some videos.

 

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