Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New Comics: June 5, 2014


Kick-Ass, Herobear and Astro City all return for new runs!

There's a good amount of variety coming out this week. In addition to the normal big name series fare like Action Comics, Spawn and the latest installment of All-New X-Men, we finally get to see the long delayed fifth issue of Ursa Minor along with the return of some old favorites. There's also plenty of new material to take in, even within old, familiar titles like Green Lantern. We also begin to wind down to the conclusion of both Age of Ultron and Lock & Key, but this week, we're featuring the following:

Big Dog Ink
Ursa Minor #5
This is seriously one of the coolest titles going it seems like nobody's ever heard of. Vampires are ruling the world alongside humans, but, of course, they're harboring secrets and are eliminating all their enemies as quietly as possible. We all know about werewolves and even some werecats, but they're no threat. Werebears? Totally different story ... and there's only one of them left! Issue #5 has been a while in coming, but the series has been awesome so far. Lady Bathory makes an appearance in this issue and that just can't be good, can it?

Boom! Studios
Herobear and the Kid Special #1
Quick quiz. What do Mike Kunkel, Boom! Studios and the Eisner Awards have in common? If you answered Herobear and the Kid, then you probably read the title above and are a smart cookie. And a cheater. Kunkel bring back his all ages series for another run as he picks up with picture day at school for Tyler! The problem? Von Klon and his Sub-of-Doom are attacking Simpleton Bridge and Tyler and Herobear must put a stop to it!! Let's hope Tyler remembers his hall pass.

DC Comics
Green Lantern #21
This is the first issue of the post-Geoff Johns era. Now that the First Lantern story arc is complete, what happens to Hal Jordan, Sinestro and even Simon Baz, the newest of Earth's Green Lanterns? Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, X-O Manowar) takes over writing duties as Hal Jordan takes over the Green Lantern Corps with Billy Tan (Uncanny X-Men) taking over the pencils from Doug Mahnke. Onward into the blackest night!!

Astro City #1
The Samaritan and Honor Guard are back as Astro City returns for another run! There are some old favorites and promised new heroes and villains coming your way as DC brings back an old favorite for another ongoing run. The biggest question is, who is The Broken Man?

IDW Publishng
Colonized #3
Zombies vs. Aliens. What more can you ask for? So far, this series has been absolutely hilarious. You're missing out if you haven't been watching as aliens coming to Earth goof and accidently abduct something they've never seen before and have absolutely no idea how to deal with it. They just want to make contact, but so does their subject. With their flesh. But don't forget about the humans in all this, either, as they continue to politic as humans do even while zombies and aliens run all around them.

Walking Dead TP Vol. 18 What Comes After
This trade paperback covers issues #103 to 108. If you thought the governor was deranged, well, you're right. But the new big bad, Negan, is even more deranged and frightening, as he's got an entire army behind him. These issues deal largely with Rick's plan concerning Negan, and how Negan rules The Saviors. There's an inside glimpse of Negan's compound and his insanity. Finally, another major player in the ongoing plot is introduced and he's truly a ... unique ... character. And it's not just because he has a pet lion.

Daredevil: Dark Nights #1 (of 8)
Daredevil must get to a young man before he dies. Normally, this isn't a problem, but New York is in the grip of a heeeeyuge blizzard. Lee Weeks returns to pen Daredevil yet again. The plot couldn't be as simple as a rescue, can it?

Kick-Ass 3 #1 (of 8)
Mark Millar continues his hit series that spawned a hit movie. Sadly, this is the last run for him and John Romita, Jr. on this title. We'll start off with Hit-Girl in jail, obviously making busting her out priority #1. After that, Millar promises that our main character will show that he is seeing the world a little differently and decides maybe there's more to life than being a hero and ... well ... kicking ass.