Welcome once again to a monthly look at the best new comics with echoes of the old. Comics took July to play catch up from the Coronavirus shut down. There are some comics in August that were originally solicited earlier which gets us about halfway to normal. September should feel even better and of course there are always big comics in October. So, while we’re still catching up to the original plans, let’s look at some new comics coming to stores that any Retro fan will love in the Retro Pull List – August 2020 edition.
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Batman asked the Joker’s real name. An answer came. Which one? This series will explore how and why there are three Jokers.
Superman vs Wonder Woman Tabloid Edition Hardcover
This is a reprint of an oversized comic book from 1978. I was born that year and I’ve been reading comics for well over 30 years but I have never come across this before. Superman and Wonder Woman battle each other over the idea of using nuclear weapons during World War II. Then they battle some Axis inspired super villains.
An oversized new TMNT story. Written by original creators Eastman and LAird. In this tale, there is one last Turtle left in the future. He still seeks justice for his late friends and family. Stay tuned for the backstory and origin of whichever Turtle is the last to survive.
Monsters, mid-1800s England, and wrestling. Are you in yet? In this world every town has their own monster. A destructive but loveable mascot giving some hometown pride. All but one. What use is a depressed monster with no desire to either attack or defend? This story is the inspiration for the upcoming WWE Studios animated film, Rumble.
Pearl Jam: Art of Do the Evolhttps://www.shareasale.com/m-pr.cfm?merchantID=8908&userID=638773&productID=1121607402ution from IDW
One of the last great videos when MTV still mattered. The video debuted in August 1998 and blew everyone’s minds. Co-directed by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane it was the perfect merger of rock and roll and comic books. This 200 page book reveals the whole history of the video.
These aren’t your trading card Martians. These are the Martians of old, the Hyborian Age in which Red Sonja also lives. Tech against steel. Green skin against red hair. Earth vs. Mars.
Heavy Metal #300 from Heavy Metal Magazine
The landmark 300th issue of the mature sci fi and fantasy comic magazine that started way back in 1977. Moebius contributes a story to this anniversary issue. Taarna returns with a new story, and one of three covers. Even if you’ve never read Heavy Metal, you have been influenced by the magazine.
Over on my site I’ll be going through my non retro picks for the month. Let me know what you’re excited for at the comic shop this month.