What To Look Forward To – 9/09 – Featuring Phonogram #2, Harley Quinn: Road Trip #1, Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens #1 & 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 big list of tie-ins, and I’ve included a list of TPBs I recommend. There are only a couple things I really want to talk about this week, so let’s jump right in…

Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #2Phonogram The Immaterial Girl 2 – Written by Kieron Gillen; Art and Cover by Jamie McKelvie & Matt Wilson

  • If you haven’t read the previous series, no worries! The first issue pretty much covers what you need to know. For fans of The Wicked + The Divine, this is an entirely different entity in many ways. The writing style and approach storytelling is different, but the heart of the Gillen/McKelvie/Wilson team remains. Recommended for Wic/Div fans and music fans alike.

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Shattered Empire #1 – Written by Greg Rucka; Art by Marco Checchetto; Regular Cover by Phil Noto; Variant Covers by various

  • Marvel has been on fire with the new line of Star Wars books, and the prequel to what is arguably the most anticipated movie of the year is sure to be on par. I definitely won’t be missing this one. Plus, it’s written by Greg Rucka, so I’m doubly in.

Harley Quinn: Road Trip Special #1 – Written by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and Variant Cover by Brett Blevins; Regular Cover by Amanda Conner

  • I haven’t been the biggest fan of Harley since the New52 began, and the arcs overall have been hit and miss for me. However, I can’t pass up the reunion of the Gotham City Sirens.

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

Pixu: The Mark of Evil TPB (new this week)Pixu The Mark of Evil TPB

Daytripper TPB

DEMO Vols. 1-2 TPB

Zombies Vs Robots Vol 1 Inherit The Earth TPB (new this week)

Chrononauts Vol 1 TPB (new this week)

The Wake TPB

Descender Vol 1 Tin Stars TPB (new this week)

Batman: Lil’ Gotham Vols. 1-2 TPB

Saga Vols 1-4 TPB

Saga Vol 5 TPB (new this week)

Gotham Central Vol 2 Jokers and Madmen TPB (read my review here!)

(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 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:

  • 1602 Witch Hunter Angela #3Giant Size Little Marvel AvX 4
  • A-Force #4
  • Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #5
  • Civil War #4
  • Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX #4
  • Infinity Gauntlet #4
  • Korvac Saga #4
  • Deadpool And The Howling Commandos #4
  • Marvel #18
  • Planet Hulk #5
  • Red Skull #3
  • Secret Wars 2099 #5
  • Siege #3

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.