Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Comic Pull List for July 1st

Some of my favorite books continue this week, while another ends with its current creative team. Only a few numbers ones but mainly it's a good week for comics outside of the big two. Check out all I'm reading including my top picks below. 

Picks of the Week:

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #12 (last issue with Eric Powell and Brian Churilla)
Boom! Studios
(W) Eric Powell (A/CA) Brian Churilla
Lo Pan's revenge is almost complete, but Jack Burton and Wang are coming back to
Chinatown, and they're bringing new friends with them!

Dynamite Entertainment
(W) Brian Hall & Various (A) Frank Forte & Various (CA) Frank Forte
Bob's Burgers is back for more! Join the Belcher family for the second-ever series of the Bob's Burgers comic book! Brought to you by the producers and animators of the hit TV show, this series brings back your three favorite Belcher kids, along with some brand-new stories from the minds of Bob and Linda. Each comic includes new installments of Tina's Erotic Friend Fiction, Louise's Unsolved Mysteries and Curious Curiosities, Gene's Rhymey Rhymes That Could Someday Be Songs, Linda's Attempts to Take a Nice Family Picture in Front of the Restaurant (And How It Always Goes Wrong), and Bob's Fantasy Food Trucks (If Money Were No Object).

SAVED BY THE BELL TP Vol 1 (for absurdity alone! Also in time for the Lifetime movie)
(W) Joelle Sellner (A) Chynna Clugston Flores, Tim Fish (CA) Chynna Clugston Flores
All your favorite characters-Zack, Slater, Kelly, Lisa, Screech, and Jessie (and Mr. Belding, of course!)-are back at Bayside High for freshman year, trading in brick phones and mullets for iPhones and Twitter accounts.

Ongoing Titles:

Dark Horse Comics
(W/A/CA) Ricardo Delgado

 Ricardo Delgado delivers a stunning, elaborate prehistoric parable that evokes classic spaghetti westerns and noble samurai tales of yore! Traveling through a dense swamp teeming with primordial danger, a solitary Spinosaurus aegyptiacus is the unpredictable and deadly antihero of Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians.

MASKS 2 #4
Dynamite Entertainment
(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Eman Casallos (CA) Butch Guice
Heroes from across time meet, the bizarre origins of the Red Death are revealed, and an insidious trap springs shut. A dangerous adventure unlike anything you might expect awaits as the masked vigilantes of three different eras! The epic team-up of The Shadow, Black Terror, Miss Fury, Peter Cannon, Green Hornet, The Spider, and more continues, courtesy of Deadpool writer Cullen Bunn.

SWORDS OF SORROW #2 Dejah Thoris and Irene Adler
Dynamite Entertainment
(W) Leah Moore (A) Francisco Manna (CA) Jay Anacleto
On Barsoom, the Princess of Helium is missing, and Irene Adler is the number one suspect. As Adler struggles to maintain her liberty and capture her own quarry, there are now two Martians roaming the dark, puddled streets of London, and Princess Dejah Thoris is not dressed for the weather. An official tie-in to the epic Swords of Sorrow crossover event, written by acclaimed writer Leah Moore (Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes).

IDW Publishing
(W/A) Various (CA) L. B. Cole

Another terror-ific must-have issue of the fan-favorite with never-before-reprinted Pre-Code classics! Listen to the critics scream: Bloody Disgusting says Haunted Horror is "The best in classic horror comics."

Image Comics
(W) Keenan Keller (A/CA) Tom Neely

Drinking all day at a strip club leads Johnny to some unwanted attention from the locals. All the while a turn-coat makes a play to rat out The HUMANS.

Image Comics
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Mike Henderson
One of the biggest secrets of the serial killers is revealed!

Image Comics
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Jamie McKelvie & Various (CA) Jamie McKelvie, Kate Brown
The aftershocks from the Fandemonium apocalypse are tearing the gods apart. Join us for a new arc of guest artists working alongside Team WicDiv, starting with KATE BROWN (Young Avengers).

(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Michael Dialynas
Karen goes deeper into the uncharted part of the woods, where even Nigel has never fully explored. He doesn't know what kind of wildlife she might encounter there, but it becomes clear there are more dangerous things than creatures waiting for her in the wilderness.

(W) Joshua Williams (A) Luca Pizzari (CA) Riley Rossmo
One of the most vile villains of the Marvel Universe gets his very own twisted Secret Wars series!
Red Skull should be dead but his legend grows, so a team of villains that includes Winter Soldier, Magneto and Lady Deathstrike are sent on a dangerous odyssey to the Deadlands to prove it...but no one ever comes back alive from the Deadlands!
  Forced to overcome zombies, Ultron drones and the Annihilation Wave, the rag-tag team of villains will find that they may bitten off more than they can chew...

Marvel Comics
(W) C. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett (A/CA) Jorge Molina
With monsters appearing on the utopian island of Arcadia and threatening its inhabitants, She-Hulk and her team of Avengers set out to discover the source.
But when they stumble upon a conspiracy that reaches far beyond Arcadia, She-Hulk may just find herself on the wrong side of the law!

(W) Ryan North (A/CA) Erica Henderson
Our friend Squirrel Girl doesn't like our new friend Girl Squirrel! In this issue we'll discover if this dislike is... POTENTIALLY JUSTIFIED??
Also: if you don't care whether or not these two people like each other, perhaps me telling you that THE WORLD HAS GONE MAD AND SQUIRREL GIRL HAS TO FIGHT THE AVENGERS IN THIS ISSUE will attract your attention?
It did? Well guess what: she also fights Ratatoskr, the Norse God of squirrels!
Also, Old Guy Thor is in this issue! As is New Lady Thor! We don't have Frog Thor, though.
That seems like an oversight, actually??

Marvel Comics
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Mike Norton (CA) Arthur Adams
Freed from their military prison, the X-Men race through the ruins of the city to rescue their teammates from a terrible fate!
Horrified by what mutants must do to survive, Kate Pryde and her family must struggle to find a way to save their people--and seek out the haven where a dire weapon waits.

DC Comics
(W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Cliff Richards
Lobo battles fiendish robotic surgeons in the horrific "flesh factory"!

(W) Sholly Fisch (A/CA) Dario Brizuela
When peace talks between two rival nations are threatened, the call goes out to the ultra-top-secret International Sneaky Service's number one agent: Secret Squirrel! And since the thing threatening the talks is a medieval ghost, the call also goes out to the not-so-secret Scooby gang!