What To Look Forward To – 06/08/16 – Featuring DC’s Rebirth, Action & Detective Comics, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1, Midnight of The Soul #1 & More

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Here is a quick look at some highlights on the shelves this week. A fan-favorite crossover, another favorite ending soon, a checklist of Rebirth titles are included at the bottom of the page, plus a stack of new TPBs and HCs, so without further ado let’s dive in…

New This Week:

Lumberjanes Gotham Academy 1Lumberjanes / Gotham Academy #1 – The summer crossover no one (I think) was expecting! Very interesting choice, though what’s more interesting is that neither original creative teams will be working on it. The students of Gotham Academy and the Lumberjanes are separately led to investigate a mysterious building in the woods. Based on the previews, I’m already intrigued.

Action Comics #957 – I’m mostly excited for this one returning to the original numbering. I didn’t read the title before New 52 and liked a few arcs during it, so I’ll be picking this one up for awhile. And…

Detective Comics #934 – Also returning to original pre-New 52 numbering, but I’m a bigger Batman fan so this was always a definite pick-up for me. The story sounds interesting and Tynion already has some Bat-success under his belt. Should be a good one.

Darth Vader 21Darth Vader #21 – It was announced a few weeks ago that this series will be ending with issue #25. I’m bummed it will be over, but for a series meant to take place between Episodes IV & V I guess is only so much time before you catch up, huh? Gillen and LaRocca have made a great story over several arcs, and I’m interested to see where this one will wrap up.

Midnight of the Soul #1 – Howard Chaykin writes and draws this tale of a WWII American soldier seemingly running from his own demons.

Other issues I’m looking forward to:

Birthright #16, Civil War II: The Amazing Spider-Man #1, Civil War II: Gods of War #1Constantine: The Hellblazer #13Howard the Duck #8Injection #10Shutter #22Star Wars: Poe Dameron #3, Prometheus: Life and Death #1, Sherlock: A Study in Pink #1

Collected Editions:

Rachel Rising Vol 7Batman: Shadow of the Bat Vol. 1 TPB – A popular series in it’s time, this first arc saw the origins of Jeremiah Arkham and Mr. Zsasz!

Captain Marvel: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes TPB

Color Your Own Young Marvel by Skottie Young TPB

Rachel Rising Vol. 7 Dust To Dust TPB – This series recently ended, and if you’re looking for something spooky and cool to read this summer, I suggest you head back to vol. 1 and enjoy the ride from there.

Supergirl – The Silver Age Omnibus

Rebirth:

Wonder Woman RebirthAquaman: Rebirth #1

Flash: Rebirth #1

Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1 – I’m a big fan of Greg Rucka and I’ve been enjoying his work with Nicola Scott on Black Magick, so this should be a treat as he returns to Wonder Woman for the first time in over 10 years (not counting the ‘Blackest Night’ mini-series in ‘10).

Up next week: Titans Rebirth #1, then the regular series begin! Batman, Superman, Green Arrow, and Green Lanterns!

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That’s it for now, happy reading everyone! See you next week.

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