The weather ain’t the only thing to heat up this week, as the highlighted books get straight to the point with plenty of exciting adventure. Marvel has the follow up to the jaw-dropping conclusion of Original Sin #3 and a few tie-ins, plus Iron Man #28 and sister title Iron Patriot #4. DC has the conclusion to “The Hunt for Robin”, and a handful of rad bombshell variant covers featuring the ladies of DC in classic pinup variants for select titles. Image has Sex Criminals #6 by Matt Fraction, Savage Dragon #195, and MPH #2. The gnarliest titles this week belong to IDW, with not only a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #35, but the first issue in their “Turtles in Time” mini-series which is ripe with SNES nostalgia as nerd worlds collide!
Batman and Ra’s Al Ghul #32 (DC)
“The Hunt for Robin” reaches its chilling conclusion, but who will be the next Robin? Batman has been on a journey to find the body of his deceased son Damian but also on a journey to finally coming to terms with happened way back in Batman Incorporated #8. DC has already teased upcoming books based on Robin, but no word yet as to who will actually be Robin. The recent events for Annie Aguila in Manapul’s Detective Comics are pretty close to the origin of the original Robin, Dick Grayson, but then again, Ra’s Al Ghul currently has possession of Damian’s body.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time #1 (IDW Publishing)
It is one of the best beat ’em ups on the SNES and now IDW is turning it into a mini-series. After re-launching the Turtles, IDW is using TMNT one-shot writer Paul Allor to pen this time traveling adventure that sounds like it is going to be somewhat faithful to the classic video game. The new series has be well received so why not pick up this mini-series.
Original Sin #4 (Marvel)
If this wasn’t your reaction to Original Sin #3 then you’re not doing it right. This crossover has been very entertaining and it seems like the fallout is only just beginning, as all the chickens come home to roost in the Marvel U and all the secrets have been revealed. Seriously, how will Aaron top last issue?
Iron Man #28 (Marvel)
Issue #28 finishes the “Rings of the Mandarin” storyline but it is also the last issue for writer Kieron Gillen, who has been writing Iron Man since it was relaunched during Marvel NOW! He will stay on to finish the Original Sin tie-in issues 3.1-3.4, in which the Hulk is seriously pissed about something Iron Man did, and no secrets are kept anymore after the events in Original Sins #3. The really interesting part about this issue is that Iron Man and sister title Iron Patriot have not been in Marvel solicitations for July, August, or September. No official word about the future of this series but Marvel may be teasing something that will unfold after tie-in issues #3.1-3.4.
Silver Surfer #3 (Marvel)
It’s the Superior Spider-Man meets FF. Well, not really, but it has the Spider-Man writer Dan Slott penning one of the most cosmic characters in the Marvel Universe and pop artist Michael Allred providing the art. This book has been subject to delays, but has plenty of incentive to check it out with such a solid creative team.
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