Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!
Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!
Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.
Dark Nights: Death Metal #2 (DC Comics) – DC’s event is beyond over the top and at this point, it’s the different spins on Batman that’s the real entertainment.
Empyre #1 (Marvel) – The big event officially gets underway. We’ll have our review later today.
Engineward #1 (Vault Comics) – The description is very Kirby-esque in a sci-fi adventure featuring god-like Celestials and grand concepts.
Snake Eyes: Deadgame #1 (IDW Publishing) – Rob Liefeld takes on G.I. Joe and we’re intrigued. Major X was a mess of a comic but still, it’s fascinating to see where he takes characters and stories.
Strange Adventures #3 (DC Comics) – The series has become a hybrid crime/mystery and political thriller and it’s been fascinating to see where it goes and what it delivers. Not what we expected as an issue and excited to read more.
Transformers ’84: Secrets & Lies #1 (IDW Publishing) – Simon Furman returns to the world of Transformers continuing the world of 1984’s series.
The action-packed stories of Aero and Sword Master, Marvel’s breakout heroes, will continue in the coming months with Aero #10-12 and Sword Master #10-12. These previously announced issues will be available both in print and digitally so readers everywhere can see the startling climax of these beloved new heroes’ first solo adventures. Don’t miss the exciting return of Aero and Sword Master and be on the lookout for more news about these beloved new heroes as they take their place in the greater Marvel Universe!
Brought to you by an all- star lineup of local creators, writers Zhou Liefen and Shuizhu with artists Keng and Gunji, Aero and Sword Master blend treasured elements of Chinese culture with the beloved storytelling Marvel is known for. These hit series have garnered millions of readers, making the wind manipulating Aero and the mystical sword-wielding Sword Master two of Marvel’s most promising heroes. See below for new on-sale dates for future issues of their debut series and keep your eye out for big news about upcoming Aero and Sword Master adventures!
Alex and Joe intend to talk about the oddly still relevant news regarding Michael Keaton playing Batman again and how the X-Men could enter the MCU. There is an award cut around 43 minutes with a bit of sound because the recording suddenly stopped. Yay technology.
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(W) Donny Cates (A) Iban Coello (CA) Ryan Stegman Rated T+ In Shops: Jul 15, 2020 SRP: $3.99
“VENOM BEYOND” BEGINS HERE! If you thought VENOM ISLAND was insane comic book action of the highest order, then shut your yapper and face front, True Believer, because we’re about to outdo ourselves! For months, the Maker has been fascinated with symbiotes. IN THIS ISSUE we find out why – and what he intends to do with any he can get his hands on…
(W) Karla Pacheco (A) Pere Perez (CA) Jung-Geun Yoon Rated T+ In Shops: Jul 15, 2020 SRP: $3.99
DOWN WITH THE SICKNESS! • Spider-Woman discovers the origin of her illness. Spoilers: It wasn’t bad sushi or that cold everyone at the office has. • What does Jessica’s illness have to do with the daughter of her old nemesis Otto Vermis? And how does a shipment of black-market spiders fit in? • Jessica Drew is fighting for her life while someone is pulling the strings of her web…BUT WHO?
(W) Tini Howard (A) German Peralta (CA) Juan Jose Ryp Rated T+ In Shops: Jul 15, 2020 SRP: $3.99
THE WOULD-BE QUEEN OF THE VRIDAI FACES OFF AGAINST THE FORMER QUEEN OF HEL! As Birgit leads the fae Vridai on an infiltration quest across the Ten Realms, Strikeforce is hot on their heels! But for Angela, the battle is about to get personal. Old demons abound in the swamps of Svartalfheim!
(W) Al Ewing (A) Mike Hawthorne (CA) Alex Ross Rated T+ In Shops: Jul 15, 2020 SRP: $3.99
• The war with the Minotaur is over – and a grateful humanity knows who saved them all. • Can Shadow Base come out of the shadows? Can the world believe in Bruce Banner? • Can there be a happy ending… for the IMMORTAL HULK?
(W) Al Ewing (A) Juan Cabal (CA) Ivan Shavrin Rated T+ In Shops: Jul 15, 2020 SRP: $3.99
• The true Guardians have formed at long last – and their first mission is to defend a vital energy pipeline from a gang of unscrupulous ecoterrorists… • …including a rogue Nova, Moondragon’s otherdimensional doppelganger, and a raccoon in a suit. And if you think you know where that’s going… remember one thing. • This is the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. It can always get worse.
(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Ramon K. Perez (CA) Ben Oliver Rated T+ In Shops: Jul 15, 2020 SRP: $4.99
HICKMAN & OLIVER MASTER MAGNETISM! Jonathan Hickman continues his one-shots showcasing some of Marvel’s best artists! This time, he teams with Ben Oliver (ULTIMATE X-MEN, THUNDERBOLTS) to bring a tale of Krakoan Ambassador and Master of Magnetism, Magneto! Krakoa may be only for mutants, but mutants still need to deal with the human world around them. Magneto has a plan for that.
(W) Saladin Ahmed (A) Luke Ross (CA) Mahmud A. Asrar Parental Advisory In Shops: Jul 15, 2020 SRP: $3.99
CONAN IN WAKANDA! • CONAN’s quest for the SERPENT CROWN has transported him and co-adventurer NYLA SKIN to WAKANDA! • The technologically advanced nation will certainly take the Barbarian by surprise…but not nearly as much as the even more ancient discovery hidden there! • And if Conan thinks he’s going to steal from a country protected by the BLACK PANTHER…he’s got another thing coming!