July’s going to be one heck of a month. DC has lined
up some incredible writers for its Superman and Batman
lines, and Marvel has Civil War tie-ins coming out the
- ABSOLUTE DARK KNIGHT HC – A hardcover collection
of “The Dark
Knight Returns” and “The Dark Knight Strikes
- BATMAN #655 – Written by Grant Morrison, with art
by Andy Kubert
- DETECTIVE COMICS #821 – Written by Paul Dini.
- ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #5 –
Still by Frank Miller.
- ALL STAR SUPERMAN #5 – still written by Grant
- SUPERMAN #654 – written by Kurt Busiek
- ACTION COMICS #841 – written by Kurt Busiek and
- SUPERMAN/BATMAN #28 – written by Mark Verheiden,
with art by Ethan
Van Sciver. One of my four DC pull list titles.
- THE ALL-NEW ATOM #1 – written by Gail Simone,
developed by Grant
- CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE SPECTRE #3 – Part 3 of a 3
- CRISIS AFTERMATH: BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN #6 – Part 6
- 52: WEEKS 9-12 – This is ambitious, but it adds up
- THE FLASH: FASTEST MAN ALIVE #2 – I admit that I’m
not tempted enough.
- GREEN LANTERN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP –
This one is a
serious temptation, too.
- GREEN LANTERN #14 – Geoff Johns goes through
another art team.
What is with this title and its artists? One of my
four DC pull list
- GREEN LANTERN CORPS #2 – The third of my DC pull
- ION #4 – The fourth title on my list, though I
confusion is issue #1. The last time I saw Kyle, he
needed a ring,
and how he doesn’t. I assume that this change took
place somewhere in
the “Infinite Crisis” series; if someone can tell me
if it happened in
the main series or on of the spin-off series, I’d
- JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0 – A relaunch written
Meltzer. Give me a chance to take a deep breath
before listing the
artists: Art by Ed Benes, George Perez, Jim Lee, J.H.
Ha, Dick Giordano, Eric Wright, Tony Harris, Kevin
Jurgens, Howard Porter, Luke McDonnell, Rags Morales,
Ethan Van Sciver
and Phil Jimenez
- JSA #87 – The solicitation text refers to it as a
- OMAC #1 – A new series spun off of Infinite
- WONDER WOMAN #2 – Allan Heinberg continues his
reboot of Wonder
Woman. This and the new “Flash” are very
- THE HALO GRAPHIC NOVEL HC – A graphic novel based
on the game.
I’ve never played the game (well, at least not with a
controller), so I’ll give it a pass.
- ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #32 – The last issue of
the Mark Millar
and Greg Land run. My pull list includes the entire
which amounts to this and the next two items this
- ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #97 – Part one of the Ultimate
Expect strong reactions.
- ULTIMATE X-MEN #72 – Robert Kirkman’s run
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #534 – A Civil War tie-in.
(I’ll be getting
the entire Civil War.)
- BLACK PANTHER #18 – T’Challa and Storm finally
make it to the
altar. Marvel tradition would dictate an attack from
but since this is a Civil War tie-in, I’d almost bet
that the guests
start fighting amongst each other.
- CIVIL WAR #3 (OF 7) – The main Civil War title, by
Mark Millar and
Steve McNiven. I admit, I’m very excited about this
one. It sounds
far more interesting than most of the gimmick summer
- DAILY BUGLE: CIVIL WAR SPECIAL EDITION – Like the
of the Pulse for House of M, this is a look at the
Daily Bugle during
the Civil War, written by Peter David, J. Michael
- CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #3 & 4 (OF 10) – Paul
Jenkins continues this
in place of “The Pulse.”
- CIVIL WAR: X-MEN #1 (of 4) – A David Hine
- CIVIL WAR: YOUNG AVENGERS & RUNAWAYS #1 (of 4) –
Zeb Wells is
writing this one.
- FANTASTIC FOUR #539 – A Civil War tie-in set on
- NEW AVENGERS #22 – The Civil War sparks a new
- THUNDERBOLTS #104 – The ex-villains are hunting
- CABLE & DEADPOOL #30 – Deadpool faces Daredevil.
Fabian Nicieza, so it’s got my interest.
- WOLVERINE #44 – More Civil War tie-in.
- X-FACTOR #9 – Peter David is writing this Civil
War tie-in, which
is the last Civil War tie-in listed for this
- FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #10 – Peter David
Wieringo have done good work on this title so
- SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #28 – This is listed as a
tie-in to the
Civil War tie-in found in Amazing Spider-Man,
so I don’t know
if it really counts a
- SPIDER-GIRL #100 – This title has been teetering
on the brink of
cancellation only to be rescued by fan action more
times that I’d care
to count. This is another possible final issue for
- ANNIHILATION: RONAN #4 (of 4) – This series is
wrapping up, making
way for the main title.
- ANNIHILATION: SUPER-SKRULL #4 (of 4) – Another
- ANNIHILATION: SILVER SURFER #4 (of 4) – The third
such series wraps.
- ANNIHILATION: NOVA #4 (of 4) – The most tempting
miniseries wraps up.
- BEYOND #1 (OF 6) – Dwayne McDuffie writes this
Spider-Man and an assortment of B-list characters
- CAPTAIN AMERICA #20 – As I’m sure you’re tired of
hearing from me,
Wizard picked this as the best title of 2005, and I
still haven’t read
- ETERNALS #2 (of 6) – Neil Gaiman and John Romita
the old Kirby title.
- DAREDEVIL #87 – I’m three issues into the
Brubaker/Lark run and
I’m loving it. This is the most interesting the title
has been since
Murdock was outed.
- MOON KNIGHT #4 – Man, thems pretty pictures.
- RUNAWAYS #18 – Another story arc wraps.
- SHE-HULK #10 – She-Hulk marries Man-Wolf. My
whomever has to clean the honeymoon suite.
- SQUADRON SUPREME #5 – Billed as a great jumping-on
point, and a
place to get familiar with the series before the
Ultimate Power series
launches. I’ll be getting it anyway. This is a great
- EXILES #84 – Tony Bedard’s run continues, as
Claremont needs time
for medical reasons.
- UNCANNY X-MEN #475 & #476 – Ed Brubaker takes over
I’m quite happy to hear.
- WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #4 – A really tempting series,
given the quality of the Supreme Power:
this creative team made.
- THE THING: IDOL OF MILLIONS TPB – I’ve heard great
this Dan Slott title.
- CAPTAIN AMERICA: RED MENACE VOL. 1 TPB – Brubaker
wrote this, too.
- SUPREME POWER: HYPERION TPB – I’m way behind on
but it’s good.
- ESSENTIAL MARVEL TEAM-UP VOL. 2 TPB – It’s been
way too long in
coming, but it’s here now.
Battlestar Galactica #1 ships from D. E. this
well. I’ll be collecting it, but I’m not sure I’ll be
right away, as I’m following the series on DVD (which
I can import
faster than Canadian broadcasters pick it up) and
don’t know if it’ll
contain spoilers or not.