JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED: FUTURES END #1 Jeff LeMire (writer) Jed Dougherty (artist) Gabe Eltaeb (colorist) 32 pg • FC • RATED T 3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US 2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US In the concluding chapter of the epic story that began in this month’s JUSTICE LEAGUE: FUTURES END #1, the armies of Mars rise against the unsuspecting population of Earth – and only the combined might of the Justice League and the Legion of Super-Heroes can stand against them! REVIEW: Like I'm not going to review a comic featuring a member of the Legion on the cover. I was surprised to discover that this story is a continuation of another comic, since it reads like it stands alone. It definitely has that going for it, and set "five years in the future," it lays out all of the mystery that teases a reader, much less a fan. At first glance the Futures End concept seems intriguing enough to get me involved, until I stop to think about it and realize that I read something like this before in Armageddon 2001. Sure, it's supposed to seem different, but I can't help but wonder when all of the foreseen changes will be undone or completely ignored.
RACHEL RISING #27 Terry Moore (writer & artist) BW • 24 pages • $3.99 Aunt Johnny & Earl discover they have a new serial killer on the loose, while Rachel spreads the word around town that she was murdered and she is looking for the man responsible! And to make it a perfect day, Zoe runs into an old classmate. REVIEW: I am a big fan of Strangers In Paradise, but I have no idea why I was so hesitant to pick up this title. I had some trouble getting into Echo, so that might have had me hesitant to pick up this title at a time when buying new comics was a luxury. Now that I can afford to buy comics, I tend to try out new things from time to time. After immediately remembering how much I liked SiP, I decided to give this, which I knew to be closer in tone to that series than Echo, a try.
It may be too late for most of you, but just in case you haven’t pulled the switch yet on Death of Wolverine #1, here’s my review. DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 CHARLES SOULE (W) STEVE McNIVEN (A/C) Variant COVER by Joe Quesada*Sketch Variant COVER by Joe Quesada*75TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT BY ALEX ROSS*Variant COVER by SCOTTIE
VAMPIRELLA #4 Nancy A. Collins (w) Patrick Berkenkotter (a) Terry Dodson, Jenny Frison (c) Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice! FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ In a desperate attempt to fight Lady Umbra’s growing control over her mind and body, Vampirella and her unlikely new ally, Lord Drago,
SAGA #22 Brian K. Vaughn (w) Fionna Staples (a) FC • 32 pages • $2.99 • Mature The family is tested. REVIEW: Boy, is that a teaser or what? After the first part of the story had Alana and Marko fleeing two armies that wanted them and their daughter dead. Now that they actually have to get down to being
The Multiversity #1 Written by GRANT MORRISONArt and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO1:10 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS1:25 Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM1:50 Variant cover by BRYAN HITCH1:100 Variant cover by GRANT MORRISONBlank variant cover availableOn sale AUGUST 20 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED TThe biggest adventure in DC’s history
KICK ASS 3 #8 Mark Millar (w) John Romita Jr (p) Tom Palmer (i) John Romita Jr (c) variant cover by Steve McNiven FC • 48 pages • $5.99 • Mature The epic series finale is here! Kick-Ass dons the costume one last time…will he be going to his death or a triumphant ride into the sunset? And has months in lock-up dulled Hit-Girl’s death-dealing reflexes just when she needs them the most? This milestone double-sized issue marks the end of one era and the start of a new Millarworld universe. Must not miss! Note: despite my best efforts, there may be spoilers in the review.
RED SONJA #0 Gail Simone (w) Noah Salonga (a) Gabriel Hardman (c) FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ On Sale: 7/30/2014 WHO IN THE HYBORIAN AGE IS RED MALAK? Sonja the Devil returns from war at sea, only to find that the entire coastline has been living in fear of a beastly marauder named
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #36 Script: Paul Kupperberg Art: Pat & Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Glenn Whitmore Variant Cover A: Mike Allred Variant Cover B: Francesco Francavilla Variant Cover C: Adam Hughes Variant Cover D: Ramón Pérez Variant Cover E: Fiona Staples On Sale: 7/16 FC • 48 pages • $4.99 History is in the making in this epic finale to the acclaimed series LIFE WITH ARCHIE, as America’s most beloved character makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a friend. The unthinkable happens: Archie Andrews dies! Fans will experience an epic tale of Archie’s future sure to make headlines, generate discussion and stand as one of the most-talked about Archie stories of all time. Do not miss this game-changing tale of love, friendship and true heroism.
ALL-NEW X-MEN #29 Brian Michael Bendis (writer) Stuart Immonen (pencils) Wade Von Grawbadger (inks) Marte Gracia, Jason Keith (colors) Stuart Immonen (c) FC • 32 pages • $3.99 After infiltrating the New Charles Xavier School, the Future Brotherhood – led by the son of Charles Xavier and Mystique have crushed the students and X-Men alike. As they all lay
SHERWOOD, TX #1 Shane Berryhil (w) Daniel Hillyard, Charlie Kirchoff (a) Andrew Robinson, Eben Matthews (c) FC • 24 pages • $1.00 In stores 7/16/2014 Re-imagining the legend of Robin Hood as a modern day Spaghetti Western, SHERWOOD, TX is set inside the world of biker gangs, drug wars, and human trafficking. After the same biker gang who murdered his father leaves ROB HOOD for dead, he
VAMPIRELLA #2 Nancy A. Collins (w) Patrick Berkenkotter (a) Terry Dodson, Jenny Frison (c) Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice! FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE: Terry Dodson Black & White retailer incentive cover In stores 7/2/2014 Continuing Dynamite’s celebration of Vampirella’s 45th anniversary! Upon learning of Vampirella being marked as a vessel for Lady Umbra, Demon-Queen of the Shadows, her contacts in Cestus Dei label her a threat and send an elite hit-squad of monster-killers--the Mallus Maleficarum, aka the Witch-Hammer--lead by the implacable Father Nicodemus, to dispose of her. With her world abruptly turned upside down, Vampirella finds herself unexpectedly allied with the strangest bedfellow imaginable.