We had an amazing time at Smallville Comic Con last weekend and we still have lots of con coverage coming up this year. Luckily there is no convention on Wednesday so you can head to your local shop and pick up new comics! Everybody’s working for the Wednesday! Everybody wants some new comics!
Solitary #4 (of 4) ($3.99, Devils Due / 1First Comics): The first arc of the Solitary universe comes to a close but what will happen. This book has been marketed as Superman on death row and it has more than lived up to that description. Local writer CW Cooke (listen to our interview with him as a part of our O Comic Con coverage here) and artist Nando Souzamotta keep spinning a fantastic tale. Our protagonist has had quite a rough time of it so far. Will he break out of prison, will he get revenge on his tormentors, will he take a shank to the kidneys? This Wednesday these questions and so many more will be answered!
We Are Robin #1 ($2.99, DC Comics): When the title for this book was announced many folks thought it was a comic teaming up all the previous Robins. A bit of familiarity with author and cover artist Lee Bermejo and the released cover image had me skeptical. I’m glad I was right. The central character is an African-American kid named Duke Thomas. Duke joins a new Robin movement that has the goal to protect and serve Gotham. Bermejo wants to focus on a new and more varied group of teenagers. Lee and artists Rob Haynes and Khary Randolph want to look at issues occurring right now in our cities and how a dedicated group of young people can make a difference. I’m really excited for this one folks!
Ant-Man: Larger Than Life #1 ($3.99, Marvel): With the Ant-Man movie starring local boy Paul Rudd just weeks away, I felt that I had to include this issue even though there are some big differences between the movie version and the comic version of Ant-Man. The costume here seems very intentionally similar to the movie version but the man in the suit is not the same. While Hank Pym is the creator of the suit in both scenarios, in the comic he is wearing the suit instead of passing it on to another man, Scott Lang. The issue will also reprint the first appearance of Hank Pym and the first appearance of Ant-Man in costume. The new story is penned by Will Pilgrim and penciled by Andrea DiVito.
Aquaman #41 ($2.99, DC Comics): We discussused the new Aquaman story with writer Cullen Bunn at O Comic Con (listen here) and he has some very exciting plans for the King of Atlantis. Oops, I spoke too soon. Atlantis wants to hunt our hero down and they are acting under the orders of Queen Mera! What happened between our two lovebirds (or lovefish?) to create this situation? And where did Aquaman get all these crazy new abilities or are they in the trident itself? With Cullen at the helm and Trevor McCarthy supplying the artwork you can sign me up as being ready to jump in the pool!
As a bonus, below are the top ten books in terms of pulls for June 24th per Comixology (as of June 22nd). This does not necessarily represent the best selling books, just the information that they have via their website.
- The Walking Dead #143 – Image
- Superman #41 – DC Comics
- The Flash #41 – DC Comics
- Batgirl #41 – DC Comics
- Daredevil #16 – Marvel
- Black Widow #19 – Marvel
- Grayson #9 – DC Comics
- Uncanny Avengers #5 – Marvel
- Infinity Gauntlet #2 – Marvel
- The Fade Out #7 – Image
As always, WCPE is happy to be publishing #FCIW with the support of Elite Comics in Overland Park, KS. William and the Elite Crew run a friendly, clean, and safe comic shop which is welcoming to all and supportive of many local and national non-profits including The Hero Initiative. Stop in, pick up these four books, and let the gang at Elite Comics know that the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER! sent you over.