New Comics Wednesday 7/16/14

Happy New Comics Wednesday! Here are the comics that I’ll be getting from this week, plus a look at July’s Previews!

New Comics this week (covers here)

I can’t believe how few comics I’m actually getting this week. It’s very weird. How did this happen?

  • BATMAN ETERNAL #15
  • NEW 52 FUTURES END #11
  • ORIGINAL SIN #6
  • ROBIN RISES: OMEGA #1: I am very much looking forward to reading this “Robin Rises” arc starting with this one-shot (not sure why it couldn’t be part of Batman and…, but whatevs). Check out this interview with Tomasi and tell me that you’re not excited to read this story.
  • SQUIDDER #1: Ben Templesmith on a new, creator-owned comic? Sign me up.
  • TRANSLUCID #4
  • WICKED & DIVINE #2

Go here for a complete list of comics releasing this week.

Previews!

Here are some thoughts about this month’s Previews catalog.

Dark Horse

  • In case you missed the floppies, the new Serenity limited series, Leaves on the Wind, is being collected for a hard cover treatment. I have to say, it was a pretty boring sequel to the movie, especially where Mal is concerned. But maybe this is just the first part of a longer narrative.
  • I’ve always liked the Grendel character, and the Shadow to some extent, so put the two together and what do you get? A three-issue limited series by Matt Wagner that Dark Horse is cleverly calling Grendel vs. the Shadow. Wagner doing Grendel! ‘Nuff said.
  • Ever wanted to dip your eyeballs into the comic Whedonverse but weren’t sure how? Well, DH is making it easy for you (I suppose) by giving you the Whedon Three Way: the number one issues of Buffy and Angel season 10 and the Serenity: Leaves on the Wind mini. It’s 72 pages for $1. How can you beat that?

DC

  • DC knows the big hitter in this month’s Previews is The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World #1. Boy, that’s a mouthfull, but that’s what Grant wants, isn’t it?
  • The final issue of Superman Unchained will arrive on September 10 (unless someone gets too busy to finish it).
  • In case you’re a John Romita, Jr. fan, you can preorder the Director’s Cut edition of Superman #32.
  • Jeff Lemire and the Dodsons are bringing us a Teen Titans Earth One graphic novel. This is a weird one to me. I mean, the whole Earth One line is bizarre enough, but a Teen Titans entry? We haven’t even got a Wonder Woman edition yet. I’m not complaining, per se, but it is weird, right?
  • Sigh. Adventures of Superman breathes its last with issue #17. Why do all the good ones get cancelled?
  • Speaking of weird ideas, DC solicits a 50 year celebration of the Teen Titans with a $75 hard cover, but doesn’t indicate what issues are being reprinted.
  • Finally, DC is getting into the oversized artist spotlight with its Gallery Edition, and the inaugural one features Kelley Jones’ Batman art.

Marvel

  • Marvel is killing Wolverine in the Death of Wolverine #1-4. Are you scared?
  • The next Spider-Man event continues with the Edge of Spider-Verse limited series. I’m actually picking up #2 because it features Gwen Stacy as an alternate universe Spider-Woman.
  • Hickman’s Avengers story is getting dark, threatening that in 8 months, time runs out (Avengers #35 and New Avengers #24). For all of the spotlight on Hawkeye and Bendis’ books, Hickman has been putting out fantastic Avengers stories every month.
  • Dan Slott’s first arc of Amazing Spider-Man comes to a close with issue 6 (and the first trade collecting #1-6 is also solicited this month). And it’ll be my last. I had such a good time reading Doc Ock as Spidey that the original just isn’t doing it for me.
  • While I dropped the series, I will be picking up Fantastic Four Annual #1 because of the focus on Sue and Valeria.
  • Thor: God of Thunder reaches #25, and I’m a little upset by this because I read about the new Thor coming in October. No, I’m not opposed to the female Thor, it’s just that I have had a great time reading Jason Aaron’s male protagonist that I want more. Fortunately, Aaron is staying with the relaunched at #1 title.
  • I’ll be picking up the next hardcover collection of Miracleman, The Red King Syndrome.
  • This is interesting: Many, many years after the story was released, Marvel is publishing a prose novel adapting the Kraven’s Last Hunt story. Why that story? Why now? Why prose?
  • Missed out on Warren Ellis’ and Declan Shalvey’s Moon Knight? Well, you can get the trade in October.

Image

  • None of the new #1s from Image (Roche Limit, Copperhead, God Hates Astronauts, and Oddly Normal) are gaining any traction with me.
  • But I will be getting the 8th volume of Morning Glories!
  • It seems like Southern Bastards just came out, and here’s the first trade already. Oh, no wonder: it collects only issues 1-4. Interesting choice, Image.
  • Finally! We get Jupiter’s Legacy #5. It’ll be six months after the previous issue. So much for the bi-monthly schedule.

Other

  • IDW is at it again with the Artist’s Editions. There is not one, but two being solicited. One is the second volume of Will Eisner’s The Spirit, and the second will feature Sal Buscema’s Silver Surfer.
  • There’s no new issue of Rachel Rising, but you can possibly get the Halloween ComicFest variant of issue 1, not to mention all four trades of the series.
  • Boom Studios might just be my new favorite publisher because through it, I am getting a new limited series with story and art by George Pérez titled Sirens. I. Cannot. WAIT!
  • I’ve indicated before that I loved the Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard New Deadwardians collaboration. Well, they’re back again with Wild’s End, taking the War of the Worlds into anthropomorphic animal land.
  • I really wanted to get Butterfly, but it sounded wayyyy too much like Alias (the tv show, not the excellent BMB comic).
  • Speaking of a comic I really want, it’s Annihilator by Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving (Legendary Comics). I didn’t even care what the story is about–I saw the two creators and added the book to my list.
  • Man, I really wanted to get Stumptown from Greg Rucka, Justin Greenwood, and Oni Press. I’ve heard the previous Stumptown stuff was so good, but I had to cut something this month, and this was it.
  • Twomorrows is publishing the American Comic Book Chronicles: 1965-1969. I have the 1980s book, and it’s gorgeous!
  • Finally, Taschen is doing the 75 years monster tome thing with Marvel this time. It’s 720 pages for $200 (same as the DC version)! I’d really like this one too.

 

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