Concrete, Captain Marvel, and The Secret History Of DB Cooper: New Comics For July 18th
Despite the grand finale of the Nerd State Fair (apologies to the AV Club for stealing that one, but it works better than Nerd Prom), comics seem to keep coming out, week after week. So here’s some we’re looking forward to, despite having a four color hangover bigger than that “So Many Wonderful Sundays” collection of Little Nemo strips we covet so hard:
First of all, we’re basically just going to snag anything with the Dark Horse logo this week, as every title they’re publishing is a winner. The tops, though, is CONCRETE: THREE UNEASY PIECES, collecting Paul Chadwick’s short stories from Dark Horse Presents. The lead story in particular is a doozy, intricately plotted and drawn. We’re also looking forward to the excellent southern horror ALABASTER WOLVES #4, which has some big revelations this issue, and ramps up the danger for our heroine considerably. And RESET #4 brings the crankiest sci-fi series in recent memory to a rather sweet close.
Over at Image, there’s a trio of our favorite titles, too, led by GLORY #28. Marvel may have snatched up writer Joe Keatinge for their Thanos mini, but we’re hoping he keeps with this violent, insanely twisty take on Wonder Woman for a while longer, as it’s a hell of a ride. Also, SAGA #5 comes out, and that’s pretty much the best book being published. Oh, and SKULLKICKERS #16 continues the surprising story of the gun, and one of the funniest fantasy series ever published.
Over at DC, we’re curious about BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE #2, as Amanda Conner’s art was superb in issue one. BIRDS OF PREY #11 is our favorite team book since, well, the previous version of Birds of Prey. And UNWRITTEN #39 continues to spin this story about stories in surprising directions.
At Marvel, we’re in the homestretch on AVENGERS VS X-MEN #8, but our heart calls out for CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick and pencils by Dexter Soy. We’ve only heard superb things about the book, and the preview look in last week’s Avenging Spider-Man was a ton of fun. Fingers crossed, we have a huge, surprise hit on our hands.
Oh, and we’re guessing that DAREDEVIL #15 is just a photo of three Eisner Awards, with a Chris Samnee pencilled drawing of Mark Waid mooning the reader, with “Suck” written on one cheek, and “It” on the other. That’s just a guess, though, we might be slightly off.
What else we got, my fellow exhausted Con-goers? FINDING GOSSAMYR #1 was one of our favorite Free Comic Book Day offerings, so we’re excited to see if it holds up in monthly form. ROGER LANGRIDGE’S SNARKED #10 is now three issues from the end of its run, so stop making us sad. THE SECRET HISTORY OF DB COOPER #5 hit some pretty big twists last issue, so we’re excited to see where it goes next.
And that’s it! We’ll see you next week, when we wake up again.
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