It’s actually a pretty impressive thing in comics these days, when a book (especially a creator-owned one) can last for 250 issues. Spawn (Image comics) hits that milestone this week, almost 23 years after it debuted. That book along with Savage Dragon are the only two books still being published from the original Image Comics lineup when the label debuted in 1992.
DC has a double dose of the Man of Steel with Action Comics #39 and Superman #38 plus Aquaman and the Others #10, Batman Eternal #44, Batman ’66 #19, Detective Comics #39, Grayson #7, Green Lantern #39, Swamp Thing #39, and Wolf Moon #3 (DC/Vertigo).
Marvel has the first issue in a new Captain America four-issue mini, Captain America: Fear Him #1, plus Angela Asgard’s Assassin #3, Ant-Man #2, Avengers #41, Hawkeye #21, Hulk #11, Ms. Marvel #11, Operation S.I.N. #2, Punisher #15, Return of the Living Deadpool #1, and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2.
Image rolls out C.O.W.L. #8, East of West #17, Nailbiter #10, Nameless #1 by Grant Morrison, Saga #25, Velvet #9, and Wytches #4.
Elsewhere, IDW Publishing has G.I. Joe #5, Archie has Mega Man #45 and Sonic Universe #72, and BOOM! Studios has Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #3, Escape from New York #3, and Woods #10.
Superman #38 (DC)
The fact that Geoff Johns and JRJR are writing a Superman book is enough to put them in the highlights, especially when it’s been so entertaining. What makes this oversized installment so remarkable is they are gifting Superman with a new power. With new powers come even more responsibilities for the Man of Steel.
American Vampire Second Cycle #6 (DC/Vertigo)
When Scott Snyder says that he is proud of this new arc in American Vampire Second Cycle….that means you need to read this new arc.
Guardians Of The Galaxy & X-Men Black Vortex Alpha #1 (Marvel)
The latest X-Men family jamboree drags in the Guardians of the Galaxy as they come face-to-face with a ancient and powerful relic, the Black Vortex. It’s up to the legendary Star-Lord to take back this dangerous weapon.
Star Wars #2 (Marvel)
The first issue didn’t disappoint on its lofty expectations, although some disappointment was had because stores were short-shipped. However, the last page of the first issue dropped a nice cliffhanger and, with such a prestigious creative team, this series is bound to be action-packed and worth the price of admission.
Birthright #5 (Image)
The first arc of Birthright comes to a conclusion featuring a battle to the death with one of the greatest warriors.
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