Weekly Comics Discussion – June 22, 2011

The complete list of titles is available here. I’ve also put the Boom and Dynamite titles at the bottom in a generic “other companies” section this week, and will likely do that every week.

Dark Horse Comics

  • GUILD BLADEZZ ONE SHOT #1
  • STAR WARS JEDI DARK SIDE #2

DC Comics

  • ACTION COMICS #902 – Reign of Doomsday
  • BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #40
  • BATMAN GATES OF GOTHAM #2 (OF 5)
  • BRIGHTEST DAY AFTERMATH THE SEARCH #1 (OF 3)
  • FLASHPOINT KID FLASH LOST #1 (OF 3)
  • FLASHPOINT LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #1 (OF 3)
  • FLASHPOINT THE OUTSIDER #1 (OF 3)
  • FLASHPOINT THE REVERSE FLASH #1
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #58
  • SUPERMAN #712
  • ZATANNA #14

IDW Comics

  • COBRA ONGOING #2
  • INFESTATION OUTBREAK #1 (OF 4)
  • JOHN BYRNE NEXT MEN #7
  • ROCKETEER ADVENTURES #2 (OF 4)
  • TRANSFORMERS 3 MOVIE ADAPTATION #3 (OF 4)

Image Comics

  • ALL NIGHTER #1 (OF 5)
  • HACK SLASH #5
  • MISSION #5
  • WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #25

Marvel Comics

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA #619
  • CARNAGE #5 (OF 5)
  • CARS 2 #1 (OF 2)
  • DEADPOOL #39
  • DISNEY PIXAR PRESENTS CARS 2
  • INCREDIBLE HULKS #631
  • IRON MAN 2.0 #6 – Fear Itself
  • MIGHTY THOR #3
  • NAMOR FIRST MUTANT #11 – Final issue, I believe.
  • NEW MUTANTS #26
  • SECRET AVENGERS #14 – Fear Itself
  • SILVER SURFER #5 (OF 5)
  • THUNDERBOLTS #159 – Fear Itself
  • ULTIMATE AVENGERS VS NEW ULTIMATES #5 (OF 6) – Death of Spider-Man
  • ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #160 – Death of Spider-Man. For real.

Other Companies

  • CHARMED #11
  • CHIP N DALE RESCUE RANGERS TP WORLDWIDE RESCUE
  • DUCKTALES #2
  • VAMPIRELLA #7

5 replies on “Weekly Comics Discussion – June 22, 2011”

  1. JD DeLuzio says:

    Superman 712: with the reboot that will undue all they’ve done since Infinite Crisis/52 a couple months away, and Superman’s tromp across the country needing a strong conclusion– DC decides to show us an untold story of Infinite Crisis/ 52— the mournful quest of a lonely Krypto.

    WTF, DC?

    • It sounds like a lot of creators had very little warning about the reboot. Roberson was expecting to have until Christmas to wrap up Grounded, and would need that much time to strictly adhere to JMS’ outline. I suspect (though haven’t heard for sure) that he needed time to restructure the story to end it that quickly, and DC decided to commission a fill-in again to keep product on the shelves.

      • JD DeLuzio says:

        …All of which makes me very skeptical of the reboot. They took forever to plan Crisis and it resulted in a continuity seemingly comprised of loose ends.

        Why are they rushing this one, again?

        • The original plan was to relaunch a portion of the universe as a result of Flashpoint, which ends August 31 with #5. That was originally solicited as DC’s only product on the market that day, but now Justice League #1 is being retroactively solicited for the same day. In any event, it was only a relatively recent decision to relaunch line wide. Current stories may be cut short, but interviews I’ve checked out with creators are promising. It sounds like a big part of deciding what would and would not make the cut in September was pitches from invited creators. Essentially, the creators came in with plans and passions that convinced DC it was worth a shot, so it made the lineup. It’s a gimmick, but it’s one that could well end up producing some great stories given the approach. Unfortunately, that meant some of the long term plans from existing creators got cut short.

          • octa says:

            Isn’t that the case with most, if not all, “events?” Because of the need for secrecy they usually don’t inform existing teams until the decision for a reboot/retelling/event is made.

            I forgot where I read it (some Marvel blog I think) that even Secret Wars was jammed in the continuity to meet a target date for a toy line release. That was quite depressing to read. I’m a bit embarrased to admit it wasn’t until my 20s that I realized how many comic storyline decisions are directed by toys and merchandising objectives :( Spiderman’s metal arm, the Bat Plane, Carnage. I’m surprised the industry is still kicking as it is.

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