What To Look Forward To – 06/17/15 – Featuring Mad Max: Furiosa, Astronauts In Trouble, DC’s New Series & Marvel’s Secret Wars Tie-Ins!

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Here is a quick look at some highlights on the shelves this week. DC is kicking off a few new series this month and Marvel’s Secret Wars continues with a bunch of tie-ins. If you’re trying to find a new place to start on some series, I’ve also included a list of TPBs I’d recommend checking out this week…


Mad Max: Fury Road – Furiosa #1Mad Max FuriosaWritten by George Miller, Nico Lathouris, & Mark Sexton; Art by Tristan Jones; Cover by Tommy Lee Edwards

  • Another prequel to the film, this series tells the story of how Furiosa helped Immortan Joe’s wives escape his clutches. Co-written by the original creator, this is a must-have for any fan.

Astronauts in Trouble #1 – Written by Larry Young; Art and Cover by Charlie Adlard

  • Previously the flagship graphic novel of AiT/Planet Lar Comics, Astronauts in Trouble’s artist Charlie Adlard caught the attention of Robert Kirkman, leading them to create the Walking Dead! So far, I’m unable to tell if these are new stories or reprints of the original.

The Fiction #1 – Written by Curt Pires; Art and Regular Cover by David Rubin; Variant Covers by Frazier Irving and Tula Lotay

  • As kids, four friends read from ancient books and travelled to wonderful imaginative lands. After one of the kids went missing, the rest closed the books and vowed never to tell anyone what happened. Now, as adults, another of the friends has disappeared, and the remaining two seek to find a connection through those old books.

Southern Bastards #9 – Written by Jason Aaron; Art and Cover Jason Latour

  • The third arc of this critically acclaimed series begins! If you haven’t read the rest of the series, Vols. 1 & 2 collecting issues #1-8 are out now. If you liked Aaron’s Scalped, I highly recommend checking it out.


If you’re having a tough week trying to find new stories, check out these TPBs soon…

Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell TPB – Written by Paul Dini; Art by Joe Quinones

Clockwork Angels TPB – Written by Kevin J. Anderson; Art by Nick Robles

Gotham Academy Volume 1 TPB – Written by Becky Cloonan & Brenden Fletcher; Art by Karl Kerschl

Adventure Time: Banana Guard Academy TPB – Written by Kent Osborne & Dylan Haggerty; Art by Mad Rupert

Batman: The Long Halloween TPB – Written by Jeph Loeb; Art by Tim Sale

100 Bullets Vol. 1 First Shot, Last Call TPB – Written by Brian Azzarello; Art by Eduardo Risso

Runaways Vol 1. Pride & Joy TPB – Written by Brian K. Vaughan; Art by Adrian Alphona

Hawkeye Vol. 1 My Life As A Weapon TPB – Written by Matt Fraction; Art by David Aja

Chew Vol. 1 Taster’s Choice TPB – Written by John Layman; Art by Rob Guillory


DC’s NEW #1’s & ARCS!

Convergence is over, as are Futures End and Batman: Eternal, meaning every title should be taking place in present day; no more time jumps to confuse some of us readers! Most DC titles this month are either new series or new arcs which makes this a great time to pick up any long-running series you’ve been curious about or get in on the ground floor of a new series. Here’s a list of some of the highly-anticipated new books and arcs coming out this week…

Black Canary #1Black CanaryWritten by Brenden Fletcher; Art and Regular Cover by Annie Wu; Variant Cover by Babs Tarr

  • Fletcher (Gotham Academy) and Wu (Hawkeye) come together to give this singing bird her first solo series in years!

Harley Quinn and Power Girl #1 – Written by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, & Justin Gray; Art and Variant Cover by Stephane Roux; Regular Cover by Amanda Conner

  • From the creators of the current ongoing Harley Quinn, this mini-series brings together the most unlikely, yet successful, duo!

Justice League of America #1 – Story, Regular and Variant Covers by Bryan Hitch by Bryan Hitch; Art by Bryan Hitch & Wade Von Grawbadger; Joker Variant Cover by Howard Porter

Martian Manhunter #1 – Written by Rob Williams; Art and Regular Cover by Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira; Variant Cover by Gabriel Hardman

  • I’m glad to see J’onn J’onzz is getting his own book! I’ve been wanting to read more about him where he’s the focus instead of part of a team, and now that time is here!

Robin: Son of Batman #1Robin SoBStory and Regular Cover by Patrick Gleason; Art by Patrick Gleason & Mick Gray; Variant Cover by Robbi Rodriguez

  • From the artist of one of the best Batman-related series in recent years (Batman & Robin) comes a new story all about Damian! Definitely a must-have for any Bat-fan or anyone who’s been following Damian’s New52 adventures, pre- or post- death/resurrection.

Doomed #1 – Written by Scott Lobdell; Art and Regular Cover by Javier Fernandez; Variant cover by Ken Lashey

Dr. Fate #1 – Written by Paul Levitz; Art and Regular Cover by Sonny Liew; Variant Cover by Ibrahim Moustafa

Prez #1 – Written by Mark Russell; Art and Regular Cover by Ben Caldwell; Variant Cover by Bret Blevins


Superman/ Wonder Woman #18 – Written by Peter J. Tomasi; Art by Doug Mahnke; Regular Cover by Paolo Siqueira; Joker Variant Cover by Cliff Chiang

  • Superman epic arc “Truth” continues!

Wonder Woman #41 – Written by Meredith Finch; Art and Regular Cover David Finch & Jonathan Glapion; Joker Variant Cover by Brian Bolland

  • Our Amazonian Princess/God of War is facing a new foe!



While I won’t be keeping up with Secret Wars myself, check out Paul Miranda’s Secret Wars Declassified for all the details and what’s been going on. Here’s a checklist of all the tie-ins coming out this week:

Secret RunawaysWars #4

Runaways #1 (Battleworld)

Magneto #19 (Last Days)

Ms. Marvel #16

A-Force #2 (Warzones!)

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #2 (Warzones!)

Armor Wars #2 (Warzones!)

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #2 (Warzones!)

Future Imperfect #2 (Warzones!)

Guardians of Knowhere #1 (Warzones!)

Infinity Gauntlet #2 (Warzones!)

Years of Future Past #2 (Warzones!)


What else are you getting this week? Looking for another recommendation? Find me on Twitter @4ColorPhil

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