Now, I’m not one that usually goes after variant covers, but the movie-themed variants that DC is printing this month are really cool. Also, next week will bring a slightly different but more informative format to the weekly spotlight.
Anyways, all but a couple DC books finish up their run before Convergence begins (#0 issue next week!) and, since Marvel is behind schedule, this week there are THREE parts to the “Black Vortex” jamboree (in reading order: Guardians of the Galaxy #25, Nova #28, and Legendary Star-Lord #10). But let’s get to the specifics…
DC releases Arkham Manor #6, Batman ’66 #21, the final Batman & Robin #40, Catwoman #40, Deathstroke #6, Flash #40, Gotham Academy #6, Gotham by Midnight #5, the final Justice League Dark #40, the final Red Lanterns #40, and the final Secret Origins #11.
Marvel has All-New Ghost Rider #12Amazing X-Men #18, Daredevil #14, Darth Vader #3, Deadpool #44, Deathlok #6, Guardians 3000 #6, Inhuman #13, New Avengers #32, and the final Thanos vs. Hulk #4.
Image has Autumnlands Tooth & Claw #5, Chew #47, Dream Police #6, Invincible #118, and Walking Dead #139.
Multiversity Ultra Comics #1 (DC)
The penultimate issue of Multiversity takes us to Earth-33, the real world. Wait wait wait, superheroes AREN’T real??
Jem and the Holograms #1 (IDW)
The first opportunity to bring Jem and the Holograms into the 21st century is with this new comic series from IDW! Written by comics newcomer Kelly Thompson (The Girl Who Would be King, Storykiller) with art from Ross Campbell (Glory, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), this series is a great precursor to the movie coming out later this year. Plus all the action is going to be truly truly truly outrageous!
Intersect #5 (Image)
Intersect has been a pretty slow burn, but only because Fawkes is not bogging the book down with front-loaded exposition and instead dealing just with world-building. Plenty of reason to believe that Fawkes (Batman Eternal, Gotham by Midnight, Constantine) will deliver something that works, especially if you’re in to the magic and sorcery books that he has credits on. Plus his art style is a fresh and interesting perspective.
Aquaman #40 (DC)
The “Maelstrom” arc heats up and the truth behind Aquaman’s “dead” mother is finally revealed to Aquaman’s kingdom. That’s my mama!
Uncanny X-Men #32 (Marvel)
It’s been a pretty tough road for Scott Summers as of late. With the final will of Charles Xavier revealing what it did, plus the fallout from AXIS (among other things), it is quite a pivotal point for Cyclops.
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