Mark Waid

Painted Staff Picks (04/11/2018)

It has been awhile... Too long! Since we posted some Painted Staff Picks. So we want to catch up! We have talked about most of the titles below, but, if you missed a few.... We wanted to catch you up! Here are this week's Painted Staff Picks.

Adam's Pick I

Venomized #2 (of 5)

Adam's Pick

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Iban Coello
Colorist: Matt Yackey
Letterer: VC's Joe Caramagna

Venom and the X-Men have returned from the extraterrestrial adventures of "Poison-X" to find dozens of heroes and villains bonded with Klyntar symbiotes - and none of 'em are happy about it! The grand plans of the Poisons begins to make themselves known...including their designs for Cletus Kasady! And one Avenger might not make it out in one piece!

The Venomized Event has begun! (Well.. It did last month... It is now well underway.) And the entire world is in peril! And it is up to... Venom? To save us! The Symbiotes have taken over and it is only now that we can truly understand their reasons of domination. Can Venom save us all? And what will the consequences be?

Funky's Pick I

Oblivion Song #2

Funky's Pick

Writer: Robert Kirman
Artist: Lorenzo de Felici
Colorist: Annalisa Leoni

Nathan's obsession with Oblivion has put a strain on every aspect of his life. His love for Heather is really put to the test now that he's closer than he's ever been to finding what he's truly looking for.

Adam's Pick II

Doctor Strange #388

Adam's Pick

Writer: Dinny Cates
Artist: Niko Henrichon
Colorist: Laurent Grossat
Letterer: VC's Cory Petit

Doctor Strange has tried playing it straight and he's tried cheating - is the only way to win Mephisto's game not to play? While he tries to check out of the Hotel Inferno, Wong and the Midnight Sons try to break in! With the souls of the living and the dead on the line, is the Sorcerer Supreme willing to follow his former assistant's lead?

Funky's Pick II

Avengers: No Surrender #14 (Legacy #688)

Funky's Pick

Writers: Mark Waid, El Ewing & Jim Zub
Artists: Kim Jacinto & Stefano Caselli
Colorist: David Curiel
Letterer: VC's Cory Petit

THE AVENGERS WEEKLY EPIC CONTINUES! As the final battle for Earth begins, one Avenger will sacrifice everything to give his teammates a fighting chance.

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Painted Staff Picks (01/10/2018)

Oops... We almost put 2017. But... No! It is our first Painted Staff Picks of 2018! Happy New Year, Comic Fans! Let's get started and jump right into what books we think you should be reading...

Adam's Pick

Old Man Hawkeye #1 (of 12)

Adam's Pick

The super heroes have fallen.  The country has been divided into territories controlled by super villains.  Among the wastelands lives CLINT BARTON - one of the few Avengers to survive.  But it's been 45 years, and he's no Avenger.  Trying to eke out a living anyway he can, the former HAWKEYE is confronted with a startling discovery:  the sharpshooter is going blind.  With time running short, Clint realizes there's one last thing he wants to see: revenge for his fallen comrades-in-arms. Rising-star writer Ethan Sacks (Secret Empire: Brave New World) and superstar artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars Shattered Empire) take you back to the Wastelands in a story set five years before the original classic OLD MAN LOGAN.  


Barton is not as young as he used to be. And, though he does not call himself an Avenger anymore, his heart and sole have not changed. Even with age getting the better of him, he still seeks justice for those whom he once loved.

If you are a fan of the original Wolverine Old Man Logan series from Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsmen: The Secret Service) and Steve McNiven (Secret Empire), you will want to dive into this story. #1 is now out on shelves.

Funky's Choice I

Judas #2 (of 4)

Funky's Pick (Part I)

Judas comes face-to-face with Satan, and the Great Adversary begins to win him over.

The story of the man went from Disciple to Betrayer. But he was not just one who took a few coins to give up one of the holiest men in history. There was darkness, evil and even light behind Judas' actions.

This book is a MUST in your collection. From Emmy Winner Jeff Loveness (World Reader) and artist Jakub Rebelka (Namesake), #2 is on the shelf now and is going fast!

Funky's Pick II

Avengers #675

Funky's Pick (Part II)

NO SURRENDER Part 1 - AVENGERS goes WEEKLY for the stunning sixteen-part saga that will write the end of an era!
The Earth has been STOLEN! The sky burns while mysterious cosmic objects crash down from above, wreaking havoc across the world! The Avengers are the last line of defense between Earth and the mysterious forces threatening to tear it apart. It's time to ASSEMBLE! The teams you know and love from AVENGERS, UNCANNY AVENGERS, U.S.AVENGERS and OCCUPY AVENGERS come together to face a threat beyond any they've faced before in a weekly epic adventure that will define the future of Earth's Mightiest Heroes!

It is such a big week that Funky needed to double up on the Staff Picks! The Avengers' world is rocked and it will take all of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes to work together. Avengers is now WEEKLY! And it is worth every second. Come in and pick up this new Earth Shattering series from writer Mark Waid (Archie) and artist Pepe Larraz (Star Wars: Kanan)!

Phew! What a week. Our first Staff Picks are up but we always have many more books to offer. Come on in and we will happily give you more and more and more... And more!