Welcome to this week’s comic book recommendations! Explore the vibrant realms of DC, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and IDW as they unveil their newest comic book releases this week, promising an exciting array of adventures and captivating storytelling. Whether you’re a fan of an ongoing series or seeking bold new narratives, there’s something for everyone in this week’s comic book lineup.
New Comic Book Recommendations | June 28, 2023
Action Comics #1056
(W) Philip K Johnson, Dan Jurgens & Dorado Quick (A) Max Raynor, Lee Weeks & Yasmn Flores Montanez
A shocking new character makes their debut as the thrill-packed Speeding Bullets concludes! Superman and Metallo must reluctantly join forces to stop the Cyborg Superman. With Tracy Corben’s life (or at least her humanity) hanging in the balance, the Super-Family fights to keep Metropolis standing. Meanwhile, Lois and the staff of the Daily Planet set out to uncover the mysterious leader–and shocking origin–of Blue Earth!
Batman The Brave and the Bold #2
(W) Tom King, Ed Brisson, Christopher Cantwell & Joelle Jones (A) Mitch Gerards, Jeff Spokes & Javier Rodriguez
Tick, tick, tick goes the clock as Gotham City prepares for another shocking murder at the hands of The Joker! The brutal and terrifying tale of The Joker and Batman’s first meeting continues as Tom King and Mitch Gerads once again deliver a shocking, bloody blockbuster tale! Stormwatch race to find an ancient sword that has long been buried in the darkest depths of the ocean. A sword of unspeakable horrors, capable of wiping out entire civilizations. But they may already be too late: a group of exiled Xebels have found the blade and are hell-bent on bringing humanity to its knees. For one member of Stormwatch, this may be the end. All-star creator Jo lle Jones (Catwoman, Wonder Girl) gives readers a Batman Black & White tale exploring Batman’s scars, both literal and psychological, revisiting the Dark Knight’s toughest fights and deepest wounds. In part two of Order of the Black Lamp from writer Christopher Cantwell (Briar, Iron Man) and artist Javier Rodriguez (Defenders, Daredevil), Superman uses a mysterious decoder ring to uncover a location with a shocking tie to his past!
City Boy #2
(W) Greg Pak (A) Minkyu Jung
Cameron Sun embraces a new power that he’s been running away from and travels through the shadows of the city…literally. But every power comes with a consequence. This upsets the city, and it doesn’t like City Boy very much. Does he have a choice to stay here any longer, or will he be forced leave to a safer place…like Lexcorp?
Green Arrow #3
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Sean Izaakse
Arsenal and Black Canary versus Peacemaker and the new Peacewrecker! While Arsenal and Black Canary’s quest for answers has sent them into danger, Green Arrow is lost in time and space–but at least he’s not alone now. Two members of the Green Arrow family join Oliver Queen in the last place you’d expect!
Carnage Reigns: Omega #1
(W) Cody Ziglar (A) Julius Ohta
Cletus Kasady finally gets what he’s been after and unlocks new and terrifying possibilities with his Extrembiote armor – and sets the stage for the next VENOM epic! Miles Morales can call in all the backup he wants – but don’t he and his super-hero pals get it yet?! CARNAGE RULES!
(W) Mike Mignola & Chris Roberson (A) Alison Sampson
When Hellboy is called to India to investigate a rash of mysterious animal attacks, he is reunited with a familiar face. Together they search for the strange beast terrorizing a small village, but the mystery–and the myth behind it–runs deeper than they thought.
Hell To Pay #6
(W) Charles Soule (A) Will Sliney
The bill has come due at last. The Devil has arrived, ready to collect what he is owed. The first chapter of the Shrouded College cycle comes to a close with an epic battle that sees Maia and Sebastian facing down all of Hell. There is no way out, not with this much on the line.
(W) Donny Cates (A) Ryan Stegman
The past, present, and future collide, and Oliver Harrison’s life will forever be changed! Will the decades-long battle over the ashes of Everkeep end here, or have we only seen the beginning of an inferno? The cataclysmic extra-length conclusion to our first VANISH storyline is here!
(W) James Tynion IV (A) Jordie Bellaire
W0RLDTR33 holds the key to understanding why Ellison Lane’s kid brother carried out such an unimaginable atrocity…but it may already be too late to stop the Undernet from destroying someone else Ellison loves.
Best Pick Up from Last Week | June 21, 2023
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Jamal Campbell
Silver Banshee is back–and more dangerous than ever! Given a massive power upgrade by Lex Luthor’s archenemies, Silver Banshee’s scream rocks Metropolis, and Superman must stop her from destroying his city while also saving her life. Be ready for the shocking ending that stabs this series in its heart!
Graphic Novel/ Trade Paperback Recommendation
Dark Crisis on Infinite Earth’s
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Guiseppe Camumcoli
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League are dead. The remaining heroes are left to protect the world from an onslaught of violent attacks by DC’s greatest villains! Leading the charge is a super-powered Slade Wilson…but this time there’s something dark fueling his rage.
Can the younger heroes, led by the 21st century Superman Jonathan Kent, step out of the shadows of the classic icons to form a new Justice League? And will that be enough to stop, a greater darkness than anything they’ve ever faced from destroying everything? The world burns as Pariah and the Great Darkness make their play for planet Earth!
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