The comic book column with an early Image shipping schedule! The month is almost over and one of these days I’m going to get ahead of the game. But that month is not this one!
Welcome to a look at some of the retro themed content coming to comic book shelves this month. Each and every month I go through the hundreds of pages in the new Previews catalog to find what’s new with a wink and a nod to yesterday. Your best bet is to stop in to your local comic book store and make some friends. Add these titles to your subscription list, buy right off the racks, or maybe find some other treasures not mentioned in this article.
Gwen Stacy #1 from Marvel Comics.
Ever stop to think what Gwen Stacy was up to without Spider-Man? This five issue mini series tells Gwen’s story for the first time. Read her adventures from before her debut in Amazing Spider-Man #31. Featuring Peter, the Osborns, the Kingpin and more.
Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown #1 from Marvel Comics.
I’m going to sell you on this comic in just a few words. Conan. In Las Vegas. Current day Marvel Universe Las Vegas. Looking for the infamous Serpent Crown from Atlantis Attacks. Drawing the attention of Vegas’s resident devil, Mephisto.
Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 from Marvel Comics.
What happened to Vader right after The Empire Strikes Back? He finds out he has a son, offers him the galaxy, and the kid would rather cut off his own arm than hang out with his dad! It’s enough to make a father go searching for answers. Answers that take him to new corners of the Star Wars universe that fit seamlessly between the movies.
Young Justice #13 from DC Comics.
The teen heroes, but not the titanic ones, of the DCU meet a name you haven’t thought of in years. Warlord! That’s right. From the classic Mike Grell 1980’s comic books and the action figures that took a couple bucks away from He-Man.
Death to the Army of Darkness #1 from Dynamite.
Your boomstick slinging hero is six months removed from the events of Army of Darkness. All seems well until Deadite possessed people keep attacking Ash. What’s a guy to do but try a little magic help? Things go haywire and the result is Team Ash! Ash’s personality traits split into separate living breathing humans. Um, maybe living. Maybe human.
Archie Meets the B-52’s #1
Is Archie allowed to enter the love shack with either Betty or Veronica? Roam to your nearest comic book shop to find out what happens when a band full of in fighting and drama needs to get it together in time for a concert. Am I talking about the Archies or the B-52s? Don’t be a Deadbeat, read the comic!
Transformers: The Manga Volume 1 from Viz Media.
Does your kid love the manga/anime and have zero interest in your beloved 1980’s properties? Properties like the Transformers. Finally, a book the two of you can enjoy together! Viz media had taken the original Japanese manga which was released for the original cartoon and finally translated it into English!
All of these great titles and without exaggeration hundreds more are waiting for you at all great comic book shops. This column wouldn’t be possible without my local shop. Find the one nearest to you and make some friends!