The Comic Wish List: July 8th 2015

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 have a new issue of something called Batman?! Never heard of it! The next issue of the Truth storyline in Batman/Superman #22, and Jeff Parker’s first issue on Justice League United! Marvel is in the midst of Secret Wars still, and even though we are a month or two in, there are still new series coming out each week, and this week we see Age of Apocalypse #1 and a couple more mentioned below. Image has a ton of books out this week, including SAGA, and the beautifully drawn Savior. While, Valiant has the next issue of Bloodshot Reborn, 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

jla2Justice League of America #2

Written by: Bryan Hitch

Art by: Bryan Hitch

Publisher: DC

It’s no secret that I absolutely loved the first issue of this series, it had everything I personally would want in a team book! Each character shone in moments, the story was gripping and the visuals were stunning, so I am pretty pretty pretty excited for this release and can’t wait to see where this goes!




stargreen1Star Trek/Green Lantern #1

Written by: Mike Johnson

Art by: Angel Hernandez

Publisher: IDW

WOW, 2 iconic franchises are coming together for a comic I am super excited for! I mean, this idea makes perfect sense and I can’t believe it hasn’t been done before, Green Lanterns are space police and Star trek explore space, I just can’t think of a better multiverse crossover idea! I’ve taken a quick peek at it and the set up is awesome so lets hope the whole event is going to be one big epic sci-fi explosion of geekiness!


Oscar Russell – Senior Editor

Marvel Previews 07.08.15 – 028Civil War #1

Written by: Charles Soule

Art by: Leinil Yu

Publisher: Marvel

This is the Secret Wars tie-in that I was waiting for the most, and now that it’s due to hit the shelf tomorrow, I am sceptical and uncertain about what to expect! Civil War is one of my favorite event comics, and when I saw the original Secret Wars mini-series line up this one obviously jumped out at me. Now having seen what is actually happening with these tie-in books, I’m not so sure! Either way, it is a chance to dip back into 2006 comics and get a new spin on it!


Josh McCullough – WTN Writer

Marvel Previews 07.08.15 – 011872 #1

Written by: Gerry Duggan

Art by: Evan Doc Shaner

Publisher: Marvel

Marvel superheroes as cowboys. That’s literally all I know about this series and that’s all I need to get me interested. Seriously. Cowboys. And. Marvel. Why do I need to fill the rest of this 150 word limit? Similar to the well-loved 1602 series by Neil Gaiman that saw superheroes redone as medieval heroes this new series has one subtle different that makes it a hundred times better. It’s a Western. In all honesty, Gerry Duggan has a pretty solid track record with Marvel, I don’t think I’ve ever read a comic by him that wasn’t an absolute blast so I’m hoping for a fun elseworld type story with this comic. A lot of the Secret Wars tie ins have been pretty stand-alone, so even if you aren’t reading it an elseworld story featuring Marvel characters in a western setting should definitely be worth a read.

Chris White – WTN Writer

strangefruit1Strange Fruit #1

Written by: J. G. Jones & Mark Waid

Art by: J. G. Jones

Publisher: BOOM!

When two powerhouses of the comic book world come together, people take note. When I heard about Strange Fruit #1, I was thrilled that Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil, Irredeemable) and J. G. Jones (Final Crisis, Wanted) would be tackling such an ethical and historical tale. Since becoming Chief Creative Director at Boom, Mark’s released some thought provoking and powerful work that has captured millions. Irredeemable was a masterclass in storytelling and character development; with this new story set around the great Mississippi Flood of 1927, Strange Fruit will be no different; dealing with racial tension and poverty, along with delivering a rich history that educates just as much as it entertains, Strange Fruit #1 should definitely be on your radar.

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