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We’re now fully enveloped by big two big events. Secret Wars had a soft opening on Free Comic Book Day with the zero issue, but officially beings this week with #1. Please, please, please let it be better than Convergence.

Speaking of, DC’s dud is over the halfway point as all of the tie-ins are now on their second cycle, ie #2 issues. The highlighted tie-ins would probably be the Nightwing/Oracle #2 love story from Gail Simone, the Superman tale from long-time Supes writer Dan Jurgens, or battle heavy Speed Force #2.

The indies have some enticing titles available this week, with Image providing Descender #3, Jupiter’s Circle #2, Mimimum Wage: So Many Bad Decisions #1, and Wicked + The Divine #10. Dynamite has a pretty awesome looking battleworld book of their own in Swords of Sorrow #1. Archie has another installment of the acclaimed Afterlife with Archie #8 series.

Secret Wars #1 (Marvel)

Writer: Jonathan Hickman, Artist: Esad Ribic, $4.99
Writer: Jonathan Hickman, Artist: Esad Ribic, $4.99

Welp, it’s here. Let us all hope it is much better than Convergence.

Hulk #16 (Marvel)

 Writer: Gerry Duggan, Artist: Mark Bagley, $4.99

Writer: Gerry Duggan, Artist: Mark Bagley, $4.99

The globe-trotting Hulk finishes here with an epic showdown versus one of the only remaining hulks, the sensational She-Hulk!

Swords of Sorrow #1 (Dynamite)

Writer: Gail Simone, Artist: Sergio Fernandez Davila, $3.99
Writer: Gail Simone, Artist: Sergio Fernandez Davila, $3.99

First off, it’s Gail Simone. Secondly, this book collects some of the most bad-ass women characters like Vampirella, Red Sonja, Jungle Girl, and many more, face off in a giant battle royale to protect their homelands. This may be the best battleworld book this summer!

Roche Limit Clandestiny #1 (Image)

Writer: Michael Moreci, Artists: Kyle Charles + Vic Malhotra, $3.50
Writer: Michael Moreci, Artists: Kyle Charles + Vic Malhotra, $3.50

Years after the events of Roche Limit, which I learned is a scientific term for the minimum distance to which a large satellite can approach its primary body without being torn apart by tidal forces. Anyway, years after the previous book, the people who survived attempt to rebuild a dark and forgotten planet, which is not quite as it seems.

 

ABSTRACT

  • Rachel Rising #33

AC COMICS

  • Big Bang Universe #1

ACTION LAB

  • Nutmeg #2
  • Vamplets Nightmare Nursery #2

ANTARCTIC PRESS

  • Gold Digger #220
  • Steam Tales #3

ARCHIE

  • Afterlife with Archie #8
  • Jughead & Archie Comics Double Digest #12

ASPEN

  • Damsels in Excess #5
  • Shahrazad #2

AVATAR PRESS

  • Crossed Badlands #77
  • God is Dead #35
  • Uber #24

BLACK MASK

  • We Can Never Go Home #2

BOOM!

  • Arcadia #1
  • Cluster #4
  • Day Men #7
  • Dead Letters #9
  • Feathers #5
  • Halogen #3
  • Palmiotti & Brady’s Big Con Job #3
  • Regular Show #23

DARK CIRCLE

  • Fox #2

DARK HORSE

  • Angel and Faith Season 10 #14
  • Baltimore Cult of the Red King #1
  • Neverboy #3
  • Rat God #4
  • Witcher Fox Children #2

DC

  • Convergence #5
  • Convergence: Atom #2
  • Convergence: Batgirl #2
  • Convergence: Batman and Robin #2
  • Convergence: Harley Quinn #2
  • Convergence: Justice League #2
  • Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle #2
  • Convergence: Question #2
  • Convergence: Speed Force #2
  • Convergence: Superman #2
  • Convergence: Titan #2
  • Flash Season Zero #8
  • Scooby-Doo Team-up #10
  • Wonder Woman ’77 Special #1
  • Hinterkind #18 (Vertigo)
  • Wolf Moon #6 (Vertigo)

DYNAMITE

  • John Carter: Warlord of Mars #6
  • Masks 2 #2
  • Swords of Sorrow #1
  • Swords of Sorrow Chaos Special
  • Uncanny Season 2 #2

E-COMIX

  • Pussycats #1

HEAVY METAL

  • Heavy Metal #274

IDW

  • Orphan Black #3
  • Samurai Jack #19
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles Mutanimals #3

IMAGE

  • Descender #3
  • Elephantmen #64
  • God Hates Astronauts #8
  • Jupiters Circle #2
  • Minimum Wage So Many Bad Decisions #1
  • Nailbiter #12
  • No Mercy #2
  • Roche Limit Clandestiny #1
  • Rocket Girl #6
  • Savage Dragon #203
  • Thief of Thieves #28
  • Wicked + The Divine #10
  • Zero #16
  • Artifacts Lost Tales #1 (Image/Top Cow)

LEGENDARY

  • Epochalypse #6
  • Harvester #4

MARVEL

  • All-New Captain America Special #1 (“Inhuman Error” finale)
  • Amazing Spider-Man #18
  • Ant-Man #5
  • Avengers VS #1
  • George Romero’s Empire of the Dead Act Three #2
  • Guardians Team-Up #5
  • Hulk #16 (last issue)
  • Inhuman Annual #1
  • Kanan the Last Padawan #1
  • Operation S.I.N. #5
  • Punisher #18
  • Return of the Living Deadpool #4
  • Rocket Raccoon #11
  • Secret Wars #1
  • Spider-Gwen #4
  • Spider-Woman #7
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #5
  • Wolverines #17

POP! GOES THE ICON

  • Old Wounds #2

RED 5

  • Bodie Troll Fuzzy Memories #1
  • Drone Fatal Error #1

THINK ALIKE

  • Agency (Think Alike) #1

VALIANT

  • Dead Drop #1
  • Valiant Universe Handbook 2015 Edition

ZENESCOPE

  • Grimm Fairy Tales #110
  • Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Realm War #9
  • Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Return to Wonderland #1 ($1 reprint)

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