SPOTLIGHT ON NEW RELEASES :: JUNE 20

July 20, 2011 at 8:33 am By:

1) Daredevil #1

Daredevil gets a new relaunch courtesy of Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, and Marcos Martin.  While DD has had his share of darker crime stories in recent years courtesy of writers like Bendis and Brubaker, it looks like this new series will at least kick off with a return to some of the character’s more swashbuckling tendencies.  Waid’s a good choice for this title, and honestly, who isn’t excited to see DD illustrated by Rivera and Martin?

2) Criminal Macabre/Goon: When Freaks Collide

A crossover featuring characters from Steve Niles and Eric Powell?  That should appeal to all kinds of horror fans.  Both creators co-write this one shot that also features art from Criminal Macabre artist Christopher Mitten.  Humor and horror should work together quite well in this one.

3) Sergio Aragones Funnies #1

Bongo Comics brings us a new series of previously unpublished Sergio Aragones strips.  The interesting thing about this particular series is that Sergio is writing the stories on his own, without the aid of his longtime collaborator Mark Evanier.  Come enjoy Sergio’s classic humor and art all presented from his own perspective.

4) Rocketeer Adventures #3

One of my favorite minseries of the year continues to feature modern artists paying respectful homage to Dave Stevens’ classic pulp character.  This issue is no exception, as contributers include Ryan Sook, Bruce Timm, Tommy Lee Edwards, and a beautful pin up from the talented Stephanie Buscema.

5) Overstreet Comic Price Guide vol. 41 HC/SC

Every year we get lots of questions about when the new price guides will be for sale.  For those who might be interested, it’s none other than this very week! And just like last year there are two covers to choose from, a Walt Simonson Thor, and an Amanda Conner Supergirl/Batgirl.  Both covers are available in both hard and softcover formats.

6) War of the Green Lanterns Aftermath #1

Building off the surprising cliffhanger in the last issue of Green Lantern, this week Tony Bedard and Miguel Sepulveda start a two part story that acts as both an epilogue for the War of the Green Lanterns story arc, and a prologue for that new Green Lantern reboot.  Green Lantern is still one of our biggest selling DC titles.  Come see how DC will start their next chapter for the popular character with this story.

> Bonus Picks of the Week: Batman: Gates of Gotham #3, Cinderella: Fables Are Forever #6Invincible Iron Man #506, Misadventures of Adam West #1, Locke and Key: Clockworks #1, and Ultimate Comics: Fallout #2.

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