The staff of Brainstorm Comics and Gaming is dedicated to helping you, the comic collector and comic reader, find the comic book picks that are in line with your tastes. While many places simply want to make the sale, placing a book in your hand regardless of what you’re looking for, we pride ourselves on wanting you to find the book that will make you salivate with desire for that next issue. In order to assist with that goal, the staff is now putting together a list of the books we are looking forward to each week. Find the staff member that most resembles your tastes. Be warned, though–reading Top of the Stack may cause you to find more great reads.

We want to hear from you as well. Let us know what’s on top of your stack. Afterwards be sure to check out Stormwatch on YouTube where we highlight the top 3 DC, Independent and Marvel books we think you should keep an eye out for this week!

Let’s get to the staff’s picks though. Buckle up because these comic book picks are going to take you for a wild ride!

BALMORY’S PICK

SWAMP THING #8

THE SOLICIT

IN MY INFANCY, PART 3

A terrifying reunion! With Levi making his choice, the new avatar of the Green draws one step closer to escaping the clutches of the Suicide Squad! But is it already too late? Has the Squad bolstered themselves to an unstoppable end? Or will an unexpected guest help him to victory at a terrible cost?

WHY TOP OF THE STACK?

Ram V has completely redefined Swamp Thing as a character and his take on the sacredness of the environment through The Green really has spoken to me in this run. As Swamp Thing comes to a close in the next couple of issues, I’m excited to see the finale of this amazing run.

CHANDLER’S PICK

WONDER WOMAN 80TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

THE SOLICIT

IN MEMORIAM / DREAMERS / FRESH CATCH / DEAR DIANA… / DATED / BETTER ANGELS / SATURN RISING / IMMORTAL MYSTERIES / LOW ORBIT

Put on your tiaras and prepare your indestructible bracelets! DC is inviting you to join us for a one-of-a-kind special showcasing Wonder Woman’s past, present, and future to celebrate the legacy she has created and those she will continue to inspire with her adventures for years to come. This oversize super spectacular features work from some of the very best in the comic industry along with bright young stars ready to share the spotlight with Diana. You won’t want to miss these new stories that capture timeless messages of hope and empowerment presented together in this gorgeous keepsake issue!

WHY TOP OF THE STACK?

Eighty years ago one of the greatest superheroes ever was created and she absolutely deserves this 100 page special. In this epic book, you get 10 original stories from superstar writers as well as some awesome variant covers (the Jen Bartel cover is gorgeous). If you are a Wonder Woman fan, this is a must read. However, if you like superheroes at all, I would still recommend you checking this out.

JOHN’S PICK

CHICKEN DEVIL #1

THE SOLICIT

With the blood dry at Gotham’s fourth gruesome murder scene in as many weeks, Batman is stumped. The same

Mitchell Moss is about as regular as it gets. He’s married with two children, and co-owns a successful chain of Memphis Hot Chicken restaurants. It’s not the life that screams hero/vigilante…until he discovers that his business partner is in bed with the mob and owes them $2 million. Unfortunately, Mitch is ill-equipped to be a badass-he’s just a guy who makes really good chicken. Can he protect his family from cold-blooded gangsters? Absolutely not.But maybe the CHICKEN DEVIL can…    

WHY TOP OF THE STACK?

I describe this book as the moving Falling Down (a must watch for those of you who have never seen it) crossed with Kick-Ass. Mitch is an ordinary guy until his business partner smashes his life to pieces. Their company is $2 million in the hole to the mafia and the entrepreneur wants some semblance of his life back. This book is non-stop after the first few pages. Those readers who started collecting before the “writing for the trade” philosophy took hold will appreciate the speed of the action without sacrificing story or character building.

IN CLOSING

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