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What Comics To Watch For On Wednesday, 7/20

Welcome to our weekly post where we tell you “What Comics to Watch For On Wednesday.”  We are doing our best to recommend a few titles worth your time this week.  It is good to note that we rarely suggest mid-run titles, because we try to provide good jumping on points or oddities that must be seen to believe.  A giant-sized, “sorry that we missed you last week” edition.




This week’s offerings:

Sombra #1

The Cartel is an underrated global power that most people don’t discuss, yet is a major player in the political climates of many nations.  In Sombra, Justin Jordan attempts to tackle this topic and Raul Trevino, who lives in Mexico, draws on first hand experiences to illustrate the tale.  Love, love, love, when BOOM! Studios puts out cool things.



Betty & Veronica #1

The long time trope of Betty vs. Veronica has driven sales of Archie Comics for years.  It’s only fitting that the new Archie Comics initiative ignites the feud.  I chose to feature the Cliff Chiang cover out of the 1,000,000 variants, because Cliff Chiang is bae.



Justice League #1

Bryan Hitch got me like: “meh.”  Tony S. Daniel got me like: “yeh.”  Cover is sweet.  I don’t know.  It’s a number 1!  That’s cool, right?



Faith #1

The plus-sized superhero goes from a mini-series to an ongoing series with this #1.

AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! Because you demanded it? the high-flying hero that captured the imagination of the world is back with a colossal new comics milestone! In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and even worse… celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence – like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe?and could they just be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless? Jump on board now to find out why Valiant’s one-of-a-kind hero is inspiring a whole new generation! Be here as FAITH moves from her sold-out mini-series?and into the history-making debut of her first-ever ongoing series!



Chew #56

The much anticipated last story arc begins here.  Do the flaming words in the sky spell doom for our favorite cast of heroes?!  Probably.



Deadpool And Mercs For Money #1

DEADPOOL has his very own team of D-List mercenaries in the latest DEADPOOL series from Cullen Bunn and artist, Salva Espin.  I am pumped for this for three reasons:

  1. Salva Espin’s art looks GREAT in the preview from Comic Alliance.
  2. Stingray has one of the best costume designs in Marvel history and looks great on the page.  Look at this variant!
  3. DEADPOOL, DEADPOOL, DEADPOOL!  All kidding aside, DEADPOOL! is the hottest property Marvel has going and to put weird D-list mercenaries and forgotten characters in a book with the best marketing tool ever does a great service to those characters.  I am sure that it will help out Max Bemis‘ Foolkiller book.



I Hate Fairyland #7

Skottie Young‘s I Hate Fairyland was a huge success.  Gert is the queen now and she is training dragons in this issue.  If you haven’t read issues 1-5 get them collected here for like $5!



Snotgirl #1

The latest from Bryan Lee O’Malley drops with the strangest solicitation that I have seen in awhile:

WHO IS LOTTIE PERSON? Is she a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a perfect life or a gross, allergy-ridden mess? Enter a world of snot, blood, and tears in this new ongoing series from New York Times Best Seller BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY (Scott Pilgrim) and dazzling newcomer LESLIE HUNG!



Hunt #1

If there is one thing that I have always said comics could use more of, it is creepy Irish mythology.  I mean…it’s super creepy.  Like leprechauns steal your baby creepy.



Black Hammer #1

A new Jeff Lemire story that promises to mix what is great about his superhero stuff with his deep, dark, character-driven stuff.

A new story from the prodigious brain of Jeff Lemire (Descender), amazingly realized by Dean Ormston (The Sandman) and Dave Stewart (Hellboy)! Once they were heroes, but that age has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City-Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien-now lead simple lives in a timeless farming town. Even as they try to find their way home, trouble has a unique way of finding heroes wherever they are!



Grant Morrison’s Avatarex #1

Grant Morrison is probably the most prolific writer of this decade and constantly churns out stories that question everything.  Avatarex is his latest imprint from Graphic India, the same imprint that put out his somewhat independent smash hit, 18 Days.  Check out this solicitation and see if it piques your interest:

Created and written by legendary icon, Grant Morrison, comes his newest hero Avatarex. In Avatarex, the epic world of living myth collides with the mundane realities and cultural upheavals of contemporary India. What happens when an all-powerful super-being awakens to fight the Last War of the Age – only to discover he’s been sent too early for the End Days and must somehow learn to exist in a world that’s too small and too frail to survive his presence? How does humanity react to the challenges of such a paragon in our midst? Will Avatarex raise us to his level – or will we drag him down to ours? Can the embodiment of our highest aspirations exist side-by-side with our all-too human failings or will the gulf between what we wish we could be and what we are destroy us?



True Believers: Deadpool Versus Sabertooth #1

It only costs a dollar and it has a Mike Allred cover.  That’s worth a dollar by itself.  Also, DEADPOOL.




~ Scott Deaux ~

Let me know what comics you are picking up or what you thought of these titles in the comments


About Scott Deaux

Favorite Comics: Lazarus, Essex County, Chew, Superior Foes Of Spider-Man, Age of Apocalypse stuff, The Nightly News, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Pax Romana, Avengers, NEXTWAVE: Agents Of Hate, Sweet Tooth, We3, others... Favorite Quote(s): "Journalism is just a gun. It's only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that's all you need. Aim it right, and you can blow a kneecap off the world." - Warren Ellis "People who hold signs go hold many other things" - Eddie Pepitone

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