What To Look Forward To – 08/12/15 – feat. Phonogram #1, DC Bombshells #1, JL: Gods And Monsters #1, Marvel’s Secret Wars & More!

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 Here is a quick look at some highlights on the shelves this week. Marvel’s Secret Wars continues with a bunch of tie-ins, and I’ve included a list of TPBs I recommend. A lot of number 1’s this week, so let’s take a look…

Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #1Phonogram 1 – Written by Kieron Gillen; Art and Cover by Jamie McKelvie & Matt Wilson

  • Returning to the original series that made them household names, the creative team of Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, & Matt Wilson bring us the long-awaited third volume of the critically acclaimed music/magic based phenomenon! Where music once ruled, now video is taking over; how will Emily Aster survive? According to Gillen, this is the perfect jump-on point for new readers, but if you’re a fan of this team like I am, I highly recommend checking out the previous volumes as well, Vol. 1 Rue Britannia and Vol.2 The Singles Club. Also, pick up The Wicked + The Divine.

DC Comics Bombshells #1DC Bombshells 1 – Written by Marguerite Bennett; Art by Marguerite Sauvage; Regular Cover by Ant Lucia, Variant Cover by Emanuela Lupacchino

  • One of DC’s most creative and popular variant-month themes comes to its own series! From the writer of Sleepy Hollow, A-Force, and Earth 2: World’s End, and the artist of 1602 Witch Hunter Angela and Thor Annual #1 comes this stylish and imaginative Elseworld tale. This title is already out digitally and has been receiving major buzz, so get yours this week! (If nothing else, that Black Canary Bombshell variant is finally printed!)

Justice League: Gods And Monsters #1Justice League Gods And Monsters 1 – Written by J.M. DeMatteis & Bruce Timm; Art by Tony Silas; Regular Cover by Darick Robertson, Variant Cover by Darwyn Cooke

  • So far we’ve been treated to tie-ins featuring Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, but now the official lead-up to the movie is here. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I have been enjoying the books. See below for a list of other great Elseworld stories from DC.

Sleepy Hollow: Providence #1 – Written by Eric Carrasco; Art by Victor Santos; Regular Cover by Joe Quinones, Variant Covers by Rob Guillory & Faith Erin Hicks

  • The second limited series based on the hit TV show. With a new creative team, this series may differ a bit from the previous, but should still be solid.

If you’re looking for more #1’s to get in on, check out the following out this week:

Americatown #1String Divers 1 – Written by Bradford Winters & Larry Cohen; Art and Variant Cover Daniel Irizarri; Regular Cover by Mike Choi, Variant Cover by Sonny Liew

BOY-1 #1 – Written by H.S. Tak; Art and RI Cover by Amancay Nahuelpan; Regular Cover by Zach Howard

String Divers #1 – Written by Chris Ryall; Art by SUB Variant Cover Nelson Daniel; Regular Cover by Ashley Wood

X-Files Season 11 #1 – Written by Joe Harris; Art by Matthew Dow Smith; Regular Cover by menton3, SUB Cover by Brian Miller, RI Cover Miran Kim

Beauty #1 – Written by Jeremy Haun & Jason A. Hurley; Art and Cover A by Jeremy Haun; Cover B Jenny Frison; Cover C by Kevin Wada


Collected Editions

If you’re having a dry week trying to find new stories, check out these TPBs soon…
Alex + Ada Vols. 1-3Hellboy and The BPRD 1952

Century West

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1952 (new this week)


Phonogram Vols. 1-2

Satellite Sam Vols. 1-3

X-Files Season 10 Vols. 1-4 (vol 5 coming soon)

100 Bullets Vol. 9 Strychnine Lives

100 Bullets Vol. 10 Decayed

(see my review of these 100 Bullets issues here)

Enjoying Justice League: Gods And Monsters series and movie?3. Flashpoint If you’re looking for more “Elseworld” stories to get into, here’s a list of some popular and critically acclaimed series to check out…

  • Kingdom Come
  • Flashpoint, as well as its numerous tie-ins such as Batman: Knight of Vengeance, Project: Superman, Emporer Aquaman, Wonder Woman & The Furies, Lois Lane & The Resistance, and more
  • DC: The New Frontier
  • DC: One Million
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Superman: Red Son
  • Batman: Gotham By Gaslight

(For more recommendations, see previous “What To Look Forward To” TPB sections, starting from 06/10/15)



While I won’t be keeping up with Secret Wars myself, check outGhost Racers 3 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:

  • A-Force #3
  • Ghost Racers #3
  • Inhumans: Attilan Rising #4
  • Master of Kung Fu #4
  • Secret Wars #5
  • Secret Wars Battleworld #4
  • Star-Lord And Kitty Pryde #2
  • The Korvac Saga #3
  • Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos #3
  • Planet Hulk #4
  • Secret Wars 2099 #4
  • Years of Future Past #4


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

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


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