So instead of a few emails for the various publishers, I thought this month since I’m running behind time a bit I’d just combine them all into one email.  I’ll still send out a June Previews email, but that probably won’t be till next week.  So, here are some highlights for what’s coming up to order from the June Previews.

There is some really nice work to look forward to.  Be sure to look at the full listings, especially Image and IDW who are putting out some interesting stuff, more than I can realistically highlight in one email.  Click this link to be taken to CBR’s page where you can see the links for all the publishers latest listings.  I have this link permanently placed on the front page of the Dunedin Comics website too, so just go there if you’re ever looking for this handy shortcut.

Enjoy browsing, and drop me a line with any questions and orders.

MICHAEL AVON OEMING’S THE VICTORIES #1 (of 5) – DARK HORSE

Looks interesting.  A ‘ensemble’ hero team (which seems to be quite popular at the moment, go figure!) but with a darker edge perhaps.  It suggests that if you like Brian Michael Bendis’ Powers, then you’ll like this.  It also boasts that its raunchiness is up there with The Boys, a bold claim indeed!  So, for a five-parter, if you want a team with a difference, take a look.

THE ROCKETEER: CARGO OF DOOM #1 (of 4) – IDW

Big one this!  Written by Mr Comics himself, Mark Waid, this’ll be a nice change of pace from the great anthology approach we’ve had with the last two Rocketeer series.  This 4 parter is one story, dealing with an exotic cargo from a far flung place which is alive!  Should be great fun in true Rocketeer tradition.  Do yourself a favour, go get the movie if you haven’t watched it in a while and you’ll soon be in the mood for this if you’re not already.

 

 

 

MICHAEL AVON OEMING’S THE VICTORIES #1 (of 5) – DARK HORSE

Looks interesting.  A ‘ensemble’ hero team (which seems to be quite popular at the moment, go figure!) but with a darker edge perhaps.  It suggests that if you like Brian Michael Bendis’ Powers, then you’ll like this.  It also boasts that its raunchiness is up there with The Boys, a bold claim indeed!  So, for a five-parter, if you want a team with a difference, take a look.

DEADWORLD: WAR OF THE DEAD #1 (of 5) – IDW

Deadworld is a classic zombie series from the late 80’s, some refer to as the forefather of all zombie comics.  This on its own should be a great yarn, basically a group of scientists are holed up from the hordes that have overrun the earth.   They create a living dead creature with flesh even a Zombie won’t eat – the Leper!  One issue released per week over the month so no waiting for ages to see how it all goes down.

 

 

 

BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH #1 AND DR. MANHATTAN #1 – DC

Of all the mini-series making up the ‘Before Watchmen’ event, these two are probably going to be the ‘must haves’ given they focus on two of the main characters from Watchmen.  I put a link up recently on the Dunedin Comics Facebook page to a sneak-peek review CBR had of the first issues.  Overall, it was positive so we wait now to see if this event sinks like sh*t or swims like a swan….

 

 

 

SUPERMAN EARTH ONE. VOL. 2 – DC

Regardless of the change of the New 52, this alternative world for (so far) Batman and Superman continues.  Superman Earth One Vol. 1 came out last year and won largely glowing praise for its fresh take on Superman’s origin.  This chapter, released in a HC graphic novel format is again written by J. Michael Straczynski and will deal with a young Superman coming to grips with his powers, a love interest and the big target that you become when you can fly in your pyjamas.

 

 

 

BLACK KISS II #1 (of 6) – IMAGE

Howard Chaykin brings back his legitimate 80’s classic.  This will tell the story behind the story of Black Kiss.  I would expect it to be as sensational and risqué/explicit as the original – and hopefully as memorable!

 

 

 

WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1 AND DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #1 – MARVEL

I’m highlighting these for all of you who are Alan Davis fans who is both writing and drawing these.  Also, both annuals are part’s two and three of a story started in the Fantastic Four Annual #33 which was in last month’s previews and is still available for order.

 

 

 

 

GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #1 – DC

Apparently everything, and they emphasise everything, changes here (that being within the pages of this annual, not over there by the cat/dog/tv).  Given it’s written by Geoff Johns, and his very positive history with Green Lantern, I’m likely to believe him.

 

 


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692 – MARVEL

This is the 50th anniversary issue of the amazing Spider-Man, that’s pretty impressive.  This will likely be a very nice, retrospective issue though Dan Slott who has been writing this title for a while has been doing some great stuff so it shouldn’t be a fluff piece.

 

 

 

 

HAWKEYE #1 – MARVEL

Well, no surprises here.  Hawkeye, with his profile being ramped up mightily with The Avengers movie, get a new series.  What’s notable about this is Matt Fraction will be writing it so we can expect good things.

 

 

 


DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1 (of 4) – MARVEL

Deadpool is primarily played for laughs, and some of those laughs have been very, very good.  He’s a fan favourite but never really has any involvement in the big picture stuff Marvel does.  So, this title caught my eye.  It will be a ‘what if’ type story but it appears it will be quite dark, even stating “what if everything you thought was funny about Deadpool, was just disturbing?”  A great hook.  Garth Ennis did a great job many years back with Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe which has gone on to be a classic.  Now, he’s not writing this, and I don’t know much about the author (Cullen Bunn) but this could be one of those gems that quiets comes and goes before anyone knows what happened.