New Comic Books For June 25, 2008

DC COMICS

FINAL CRISIS #2
GREEN LANTERN #32
SUPERMAN #677
TEEN TITANS #60
TRINITY #4

MARVEL COMICS

CAPTAIN AMERICA #39
DAREDEVIL #108
FANTASTIC FOUR #558
HULK #4
IMMORTAL IRON FIST #16
MARVEL 1985 #2
MIGHTY AVENGERS #15
NEW AVENGERS #42
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #123
ULTIMATES 3 #4
UNCANNY X-MEN #499
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #26
X-MEN LEGACY #213

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

MAN WITH NO NAME #2
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS #4

Okay, I have to ask this. What the hell is up with Marvel this week? This is an insanely large collection of comic books from the House of Ideas. Are they releasing absolutely all of their titles for the month on Wednesday? Good lord. It is bordering on ridiculousness.

All right, let’s check out the comic books for this week. It appears that we have a huge shipment of comic books headed to the Bunker this week with a whopping total of 20 titles. Yeah, that’s right. 20 damn titles. I seriously need counseling.

Which DC comic book am I most looking forward to reading? This is an easy choice. It has to be Final Crisis #2. Why? Two words: Barry. Allen. Nuff said.

Which DC comic book am I least looking forward to reading? This is also an easy choice. I cannot say I am all that excited to read Trinity #4. This title isn’t as horrid of a read as Countdown was. But, this title is definitely no 52. Trinity is floundering as a resolutely average read. And that is unacceptable for a weekly title.

Which Marvel comic book am I most looking forward to reading? Well, since Marvel is throwing everything including the kitchen sink at us today, this is one really tough decision. The House of Ideas is spoiling us with numerous strong reads this week. Daredevil #108 should be a great read as it appears that Brubaker has gotten this title back on track.

Fantastic Four #558 should be a good read. Anytime Doctor Doom comes calling, you know you are in for a wild ride. Also from Millar comes Marvel 1985 #2. I loved the first issue of this title and expect Marvel 1985 #2 to be just as good.

We get double barrel Secret Invasion action from Bendis with Mighty Avengers #15 and New Avengers #42. For the most part, these Secret Invasion tie-in issues have been excellent and certainly better than the story itself on Secret Invasion. I expect these two issues to be strong reads.

However, the Marvel comic book that I am most looking forward to reading is Captain America #39. Yeah, what a surprise. Captain America is Marvel’s 800 pound gorilla and whatever week this title is published, it is almost a lock to be the Marvel comic book that I am most excited to read.

Which Marvel comic book am I least looking forward to reading? This is a tough choice. Ultimates 3 #4 is sure to be a dreadful read. Loeb’s take on the Ultimates has been a huge disappointment to this point.

However, the Marvel comic book that I am least looking forward to reading is Wolverine Origins #26. Way has consistently delivered practically unreadable issues during his entire run on this title. I see no reason for that to change now.

As always, I’ll try my best to start posting reviews as soon as possible. I hope everyone enjoys their new comic books for this week.

8 Comments

  1. Whoa man. Why no Thunderbolts?

  2. Last week I had only one new title (plus an issue that I didn’t get the week before), this week I’ve got eleven titles, nine of them from Marvel.

    Most notably, in a scheduling pile-up, Runaways, Young Avengers Presents, and Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers (plus an issue of Avengers Fairy Tales focussed on the Young Avengers characters; and yes, I’m buying Avengers Fairy Tales; don’t judge).

  3. For me, it’s Trinity #4, Hulk #4, She-Hulk #30, Mighty Avengers #15, New Avengers #42, and Avengers: The Initiative #14 (thought I’d give a new title a try). I hope all goes well for me, and everyone else too!

  4. Read somewhere that this is all a Marvel conspiracy to bury any hype that DC has for Final Crisis through sheer numbers.

    I’m not sure I believe that theory, but I certainly can see the logic behind it.

  5. I’ve heard that theory, but I’m not sure how it would work.

  6. I already read my haul for the week, and since the only books I bought that match yours were Final Crisis and Superman, I’ll have to pass on voting for the worst of the week.

    Final Crisis was really good, and I was happy with Robinson’s first Superman issue, even though I wish it had a little more story.

  7. Marvel can do whatever they want, but putting out so many books at once, at the end of the month no less, puts a huge squeeze on the smaller comic shops.

    They don’t have a choice but to stock the Big Two’s books, so that means that they can’t afford as many indies that week for fans to sample.

    Pretty lame. I only bought on Marvel this week, and it was the Mike Weringo tribute book.

  8. As I read this book, I had a few things in mind:

    * This is freaking awesome
    * Lois can’t be dead, if she were, DC would have made a big deal out of it and got it into the USA TODAY or a similar periodical
    * I want a Japanese Superhero ongoing. Now.

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