June 13, 2012 at 9:14 am By:

It’s hard to believe that the 30th Anniversary of HeroesCon will be here next week!  While we make sure all our i’s are dotted and t’s crossed, all of you make sure to go ahead and purchase your advanced 3 day pass.  Simply click over HERE and you’ll soon be on your way to joining us for all the comics fun!  Now to the new releases.

1) Spider-Men #1

In what looks to be one of the summer’s biggest events, Brian Bendis and Sara Pichelli bring together Peter Parker Spider-man with Ultimate Spider-man Miles Morales for the first time.  While it’s no coincidence that this meeting takes place in Spidey’s 50th Anniversary year, it’s already getting positive early reviews.  Also available is our very own Heroes variant cover for the book.  It’s another cool part of our own 30th Anniversary of HeroesCon.

2) Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1

It’s week two of the huge Before Watchmen event, and as with last week’s Minutemen, this one features some great talents. Minutemen writer Darwyn Cooke handles the story for this series, while artist extraordinaire Amanda Conner provides the art.  It’s like I said in last week’s Spotlight: regardless of where you stand on these new prequels, it’s hard to deny the fact that there are some quality creators tackling this huge project.

3) The Massive #1

Dark Horse brings us Brian Wood’s latest new series, which ponders the question “Can you save a planet that’s already doomed?”  Wood and artist Kristian Donaldson offer up a story of environmentalists trying to live and work on a post apocalyptic Earth.  If you’ve read previous Wood books like DMZ, you know he’s got a knack for handling stories that are both political and intriguing, and this series looks to be a fine follow up to that title.

4) Conan the Barbarian #5

If you only read the recent Brian Wood/Becky Cloonan issues of this new series, you owe it to yourself to hunt down issue 4 and this week’s issue 5.  Wood is still on board for the story, but he’s joined by rising artist James Harren, who some of you might remember from the recent B.P.R.D.: The Long Death mini series.  Harren, who will be one of our guests next week at HeroesCon, is producing art that is both frightening and kinetic.  He’s definitely an artist to keep your eye on, and the Conan  fans among you should really enjoy his work on this series.

5) Kiss #1

Kiss remains a popular entertainment venture, and whenever they appear in a new comic, it always sells quickly.  This new series from IDW stars the band as ordinary guys in the 1920’s, who then undergo some typically Kiss-type transformations courtesy of writer Chris Ryall and artist Jamal Igle (who will be joining us at HeroesCon next week).  This one’s guaranteed to fly off the shelves, so pick it up early!

>Bonus Picks of the Week: Batman #10, Uncanny X-force #26, Avenging Spider-man vol. 1 HCGreen Lantern #10, Carnage U.S.A. HC, Ravagers #2, Daredevil (by Mark Waid) vol. 2 HC, Avengers Assemble #4, and Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #10.


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