The Comic Wish List: June 24th 2015

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Posted June 23, 2015 by Joel Raivid in Comic Books

Welcome back to the Wish List! Bringing you what comics the WTN Contributors are looking forward to each and every week. So if you are deciding how to spend your money this week on New Comic Book Day, don’t worry, we got you covered!!

There are too many great books hitting the stands this week, DC are into their fourth week of DCYOU, Marvel are in the midst of Secret Wars and the many tie-ins, Image have their second issue of Ales Kot’s new series Material, BOOM! have Deep State (which is great BTW), and Valiant have a new issue of Ninjak, so many great things to read!! The list below are this weeks comics which we thought are most essential though, so read below to see why you have to pick these up!!

Joel Raivid – Senior Editor

super 41Superman #41

Written by: Gene Luen Yang

Art by: John Romita Jr

Publisher: DC

So apparently in this Truth storyline so far we have been getting a lot of information after the fact, i.e. how Superman’s identity was revealed, now we can finally understand Lois’ reasoning behind it and much much more! A new writer is taking over from Geoff Johns, and I for one am looking forward to where this story is going and how we got from pre convergence to the big reveal in Divergence, and to the truth storyline. It’s all so exciting!

 

 

rasputin 6Rasputin #6

Written by: Alex Grecian

Art by: Riley Rossmo & Ivan Plascencia

Publisher: Image

I was a late comer to this series having only started it once I heard about how good it was around issue 4. I was so glad I picked this series up as its pretty much a perfect story. Obviously it’s a somewhat loose depiction of Rasputin’s life, but the first volume was filled with a great mixture of mystery and superb storytelling. The surprising twist at the end of issue 5 though is that Rasputin is now in the future, so to see where this story is heading is quite exciting and I would definitely urge you to pick up the first trade and this new issue when it hits stores this week.

 

black hood 5Black Hood #5

Written by: Duane Swierczynski

Art by: Michael Gaydos

Publisher: Dark Circle Comics

Once of my favourite new series and one which I look forward to each month. From Duana Swierczynski, the story revolves around an injured cop who decides to don a hood and get to the bottom of the city’s crimes. It sounds like a familiar story but this certainly isnt any regular superhero story, its dark, gritty, and ultimately a really engrossing story about a truly messed up indivdual. This is a series everybody needs to be reading and in my opinion it is Dark Circle’s strongest series.

Oscar Russell – Senior Editor

walking dead 143Walking Dead #143

Written by: Robert Kirkman

Art by: Charlie Adlard, Stefano Gaudiano, & Cliff Rathburn

Publisher: Image

Something is definitely about to hit the fan in the Walking Dead. It has all been way to calm in Alexandria. With the fare now in full swing, we were left with the big reveal at the last issue that Alpha from the The Whisperers has secretly infiltrated the group and looks to be doing some snooping around of her own. Kirkman is the master at getting everyone thinking that all is going smoothly, and with this arc seemingly beginning to draw to a close, I am sure that it will only be a matter of issues before the group is back to their fighting for survival ways.

Josh McCullough – WTN Writer

Rumble_Vol1-1Rumble Vol. 1

Written by: John Arcudi

Art by: James Harren

Publisher: Image

Rumble has the ability to both be an incredibly big cosmic epic and a bare knuckle street level brawler. It’s a strange combination but one that John Arcudi manages to pull of expertly. The comic centres around a bartender pulled into an ancient conflict with a warrior scarecrow over an ancient sword. The plot sounds a little thin and hard to describe, but that’s really because the book is so bizarre it’s hard to pin down, it really needs to be read to be believed. The most definite draw of this series is the art of James Harren which captures the extreme, exaggerated nature of the plot and makes it look like the most spectacular anime you’ve ever seen. This first volume collects the first five issues so it’s definitely worth checking out as this series definitely works best in a collected format.

Chris White – WTN Writer

plan hulk 2Planet Hulk #2

Written by: Sam Humphries

Art by: Marc Laming

Publisher: Marvel

Planet Hulk #1 was a huge surprise for me; I wasn’t too sure what to expect from the big green monster’s happenings in Battleworld. The Secret Wars arc has given many writers and artists so much creative freedom to construct exciting new stories within the Marvel Universe and out of all of them, I was never expecting Planet Hulk to be one of the best. The story follows Captain America as a battle worn gladiator, with the colossal Devil Dinosaur at his side—both on a quest across the hulk-infested Greenlands. It is a dangerous, action-packed comic that feels like an amalgam of Mad Max, King Kong and Game of Thrones and it works remarkably well. I’m really pleased with where the series is heading and with Humphries and Laming at the helm, things can only get better (or worse if you’re the Cap!).

 

Which books are you looking forward to this Wednesday, let us know in the comments……


About the Author

Joel Raivid

Senior Editor at We The Nerdy, a family man, comic book lover, tv addict, sports fan and all round nice guy. Follow him on Twitter at Follow @Joel_Raivid