What a time to be a comics fan! This week is full of new #1’s and fun one-shots. Like, Chip Zdarsky’s take on PETER PARKER THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1; Gail Simone’s body-swap spy book CROSSWINDS #1; SHIRTLESS BEAR FIGHTER #1 (that title kinda says it all); classic DC and Warner Bros. characters meet in LOBO/ROAD RUNNER #1 and WONDER WOMAN/TASMANIAN DEVIL #1; LUMBERJANES FAIRE AND SQUARE #1 takes them to a renaissance faire; and there’s also SECRET EMPIRE UNDERGROUND #1, HEARTTHROB SEASON 2 #1, STAR WARS POE DAMERON ANNUAL #1 and WEAPONS OF MUTANT DESTRUCTION #1. And that’s just the #1’s. You’re on your own for the rest of the new comics!
Dark Days are coming! Literally, DC Comics’ DARK DAYS THE FORGE is coming out this week. So is SECRET EMPIRE #4, so it’s guns a-blazin’ for the big 2 publishers! Marvel also has DEFENDERS #1 and DC has LEGION OF SUPER HEROES BUGS BUNNY #1 out this week. There’s also a new issue of Bitch Planet (kind of) with BITCH PLANET TRIPLE FEATURE #1, a new issue of Cullen Bunn’s creepy past-life horror book REGRESSION #2, Hard Case Crime’s NORMANDY GOLD #1, Garth Ennis’ JIMMY’S BASTARDS #1 (some questionable langue in this week’s titles, for sure), the final issue of GREEN VALLEY #9 and VISION DIRECTOR’S CUT #1. Oh, and RICK AND MORTY ACTION FIGURES. June is shaping up to be a really great month for comics!
New Comics for June are especially horrific and heavy! GWAR ORGASMAGEDDON #1 and SLAYER REPENTLESS #3 bring the heavy (metal) and Donny Cates’ BABYTEETH #1(Sadie Ritter is sixteen years old, nine months pregnant, and scared out of her sweet nerdy mind. Having a baby that young is tough, but with the support of her loving family behind her, everything should be okay. OH YEAH, and also her baby is the antichrist) and Cullen Bunn’s UNSOUND #1(Ashli's first day as a nurse at Wiermont Psychiatric Hospital turns into a nightmare as a bloody riot sends her fleeing into a hellish world populated by lunatics and monsters) add to the horror. There’s also ALL TIME COMICS ATLAS #1, the final chapter of DARK KNIGHT III #9, STAR WARS DARTH VADER #1, GAME OF THRONES CLASH OF KINGS #1(Song of Ice and Fire vol 2), ICEMAN #1 and WICKED & DIVINE VOL 05. June is gonna be awesome!!
It’s the unofficial start of summer! It’s the last week of a 5-Wednesday month. It’s a great time to be a comics fan! BITCH PLANET VOL 2 is finally out! We know you’ve been waiting a long time for this book, and it’s finally coming out! Some other great graphic novels for the week include DOOM PATROL VOL 1, HAWKEYE VOL 1 (Kate Bishop), and Jillian Tamaki’s BOUNDLESS! Single issues of note this week include KILL OR BE KILLED #9, SECRET EMPIRE #3, SAGA #43, CABLE #1, HULK #6 and Ted Naifeh’s first super-hero comics, HEROINES #1. Can’t wait to see what June brings!