The Comic Lounge Picks of the Week (7/10)

July 8, 2019

Holy crap!!! I think this might be one of the best weeks of new comic books in recent memory. After two amazing debut series last week, SEA OF STARS and NO ONE LEFT TO FIGHT, we see have even more new series to be excited about.

 

Not only do we have a new issue of EVENT LEVIATHAN and CRIMINAL, but we start the final arc of Aaron's THOR. Plus we have four, that's right, four new #1's. We have the BITTER ROOT: RED SUMMER SPECIAL #1, BLACK HAMMER/JUSTICE LEAGUE, UNEARTH and REAVER.

 

I think it's safe to say that Image is winning this week, by a mile.

 

 

 

EVENT LEVIATHAN #2

 

After the events of last issue, our League of Detectives is beginning to come together to uncover the mystery of, "Who is Leviathan?".

 

Bendis and Maleev, in one issue, have shown how important this book is to the DCU. They are gathering an amazing group of characters and have built the tension expertly. This is one event you shouldn't miss.

 

 

 

Here's the solicit:

 

"The Detectives"! EVENT LEVIATHAN, the new miniseries by the award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, continues! As the mystery of Leviathan continues to rock the very foundations of the DC Universe, the world's greatest detectives gather for the first time anywhere to solve the mystery before it's too late! Lois Lane leads Batman, Green Arrow, Plastic Man, Manhunter, the Question and a couple of genuine guest sleuths in the search for who Leviathan is and how their plans have already unfolded. This issue also guest-stars Red Hood, Batgirl and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOR #15

 

After that stunning ending in WAR OF THE REALMS, Aaron is winding down to the end with his epic THOR run. What could Marvel possibly need to have classified? I guess you'll just need to read it to find out.

 

Don't miss the beginning of the end.

 

Here's the solicit:

 

WAR OF THE REALMS EPILOGUE! NEW STATUS QUO FOR THE GOD OF THUNDER! To end the War of the Realms, Thor made a sacrifice that will leave him forever changed. Now he must face the choices he's made. What lies ahead for the God of Thunder? Jason Aaron's legendary run draws to a close - don't miss the start of his final arc!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRIMINAL #6

 

I shouldn't need to sell you on this award winning series.

 

Brubaker and Phillips, nuff said!

 

Here's the solicit:

 

Teeg Lawless falls in love for the first time, and it might be the worst decision he ever made. THE SUMMER OF '88-the story of the last days of Teeg Lawless-continues! As always, CRIMINAL contains back page art and articles only found in the single issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNEARTH #1

 

Horror master Cullen Bunn returns with another supernatural nightmare to keep you awake at night. Along with co-writer Kyle Strahm, Bunn takes us to Mexico as a disease ravages a mall village.

 

Horror fans, trust me when I tell you, you HAVE to check out this book. It's fantastically terrifying.

 

Here's the solicit:

 

SERIES PREMIERE! When a flesh-warping disease ravages a remote village in Mexico, a scientific task force travels to the inhospitable area to investigate the contamination. Tracing the source of the disease to a nearby cave system, the team discovers a bizarre, hostile ecosystem and a supernatural revelation from which they may never escape. This new subterranean nightmare is brought to you by writers CULLEN BUNN (REGRESSION) and KYLE STRAHM (SPREAD), and rising-star artist BALDEMAR RIVAS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REAVER #1

 

Yes! Fellow fans of dark fantasy, this is the book you've been waiting for. Justin Jordan has delivered a book to fill that Game of Thrones sized whole. 

 

When a group of six of the most vile people come together to defend the world, what else could you call them but Hell's Half Dozen.

 

 

 

Here's the solicit:

 

SERIES PREMIERE! The continent of Madaras once promised a new start for settlers, but 200 years after its discovery, the war rages on. Deep within this savage and untamed land, a darkness builds at that must be stopped at all costs. To do so, the Imperials assemble six of its most despicable prisoners-a turncoat, a skin eater, a sorcerer and his bodyguard, a serial killer, and the Devil's Son-the only ones who can stop the end of the new world. They are Hell's Half-Dozen. Join JUSTIN JORDAN (LUTHER STRODE) and REBEKAH ISAACS (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) for REAVER-a dark, grim fantasy for a post-Game of Thrones world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BITTER ROOT: RED SUMMER SPECIAL #1

 

If you haven't read BITTER ROOT, then you're missing out on one of the best series of 2019.

 

With this special we get to dive deeper into the history of the monster hunting Sangerye family.

 

Come see what all the fuss is about with this special, and while you're at it go ahead and pick up that first trade. I promise, you won't regret it.

 

Here's the solicit: 

 

The first story arc of BITTER ROOT introduced readers to a family unlike any other. In this special issue, the creators of the critically acclaimed series are joined by a star-studded group of artists for six short stories that explore the history of the Sangerye family. Travel into the past-and to different worlds-to get a special look at a very special family!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK HAMMER/JUSTICE LEAGUE #1

 

Yes guys, the crossover you didn't know you wanted, but definitely need in your life.

 

Trust me when I tell you, that this book more than surpassed my expectations. What could have come off as a cheap novelty, is so much more.

 

Lemire and Walsh have crafted something unique and special. If you haven't read BLACK HAMMER, don't worry, Lemire has made this story very new reader friendly

 

If you're on the fence about this book, don't be, it's utter brilliance.

Here's the solicit:

 

DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics present the ultimate superhero crossover event of 2019!  

A strange man arrives simultaneously on Black Hammer Farm and in Metropolis, and both worlds are warped as Starro attacks! Batman, Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman, Superman, and more crossover with Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, and the rest of the Black Hammer gang!

 

 

 

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