Previews for June 2014

It’s another mega month of Previews with many exciting upcoming projects from creators and publishers, new and old. The following recommendations are from the April Previews for books shipping mostly in June. Hit the individual pictures and links for info, previews, ordering info, etc. Other thoughts and tidbits will follow. Preorder when you can and spread the word!

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OTHER THOUGHTS & LINKS…

BOOM!
Boom Studios stepped up their game this month. Along with the Big Trouble in Little China series, check out these new titles: the Empty Man and Thomas Alsop.
www.boom-studios.com/the-empty-man-01-cover-a-available-for-pre-order.html

www.boom-studios.com/thomas-alsop-01-cover-a-available-for-pre-order.html

DARK HORSE
I have yet to read even one page of any Elfquest comic. So the Complete Elfquest tpb vol.1 by Wendy and Richard Pini could be a good way to change that.
www.darkhorse.com/Books/25-341/The-Complete-ElfQuest-Volume-1-The-Original-Quest-TPB

DC COMICS
When the initial titles of DC’s New 52 were announced, I knew OMAC would be a sleeper hit even though some prejudged the title based on Dan Didio’s involvement with the writing. That same creative team of Dan Didio and Keith Giffen and company is now on the new Infinity Man and the Forever People series. Here’s hoping it captures the same tone and can last a bit longer than eight issues. Also this month, DC finally puts mega-stars on its flagship character: Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. take over the Superman book with #32. And two collections worth mentioning: the complete Deluxe Edition Kevin Smith/Green Arrow run with Phil Hester. And Cinder & Ashe, an obscure 80s miniseries by Gerry Conway with gorgeous Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez art.
www.dccomics.com/comics/infinity-man-and-the-forever-people-2014/infinity-man-and-the-forever-people-1
www.dccomics.com/comics/superman-2011/superman-32
www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/green-arrow-by-kevin-smith-deluxe-edition
www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/cinder-and-ashe

DRAWN & QUATERLY
Julie Delporte’s heartbreaking diary-drama Everywhere Antennas.
www.drawnandquarterly.com/shopCatalogLong.php?st=art&art=a52a8c0fe4a979

FANTAGRAPHICS
For the comics history crowd: Pirates in the Heartland: The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson vol.1 and Heroes of the Comics: Portraits of the Pioneering Legends of Comic Books.
www.fantagraphics.com/browse-shop/pirates-in-the-heartland-the-mythology-of-s.-clay-wilson-vol.-1-4.html
www.fantagraphics.com/browse-shop/heroes-of-the-comic-books-75-portraits-of-the-pioneering-legends-of-american-comic-books-4.html

IDW
It’s the 30th Anniversary of the G.I. Joe Silent Interlude issue; Kill Shakespeare returns with the four issue Mask of Night mini-series; and Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever original teleplay adaptation features art by J.K. Woodward.
www.previewsworld.com/Home/1/1/71/916?stockItemID=APR140409
www.idwpublishing.com/news/article/2758
www.idwpublishing.com/news/article/2754

MARVEL
Marvel has been releasing early Star-Lord stories in small compendiums, now there’s a one volume tpb coming up simply titled Star-Lord.
www.previewsworld.com/Home/1/1/71/918?stockItemID=APR140784

ONI PRESS
I Was the Cat – just quirky enough to warrant a place on this list of suggestions. Featuring artwork by Paul Tobin.
www.onipress.com/title/i-was-the-cat
www.paultobin.net