This Wednesday marks the beginning of July. For those lucky enough it will mark the beginning of their Independence Day (USA) celebrations. Here at Comics Bulletin, we’re celebrating a different kind of independence, as neither Marvel nor DC are releasing new issues this week. Free from the tyranny of the Big Two, we’re able to explore and discover and indulge in independent publisher offerings. So let’s get to it and see what looks good for this week!
Devil’s Highway #1 (AW&A)
(w) Benjamin Percy (a) Brent Schoonover
A week without a Big Two release is all the reason to check out something new, especially from an upstart publisher like AW&A. I honestly don’t know much about this, but Ben Percy is an oft overlooked talent, and Brent Schoonover did great things for DC’s Batman ‘66 comic. Seems like a team worth taking a chance on.
Ben Percy (Wolverine) and Brent Schoonover (Batman ’66) present a nerve-racking thriller examining murder in the dark underbelly of America’s heartland. A young woman with a dark family secret embarks on a quest to hunt down the serial killer that brutally murdered her father – only to discover he is just one piece of a national network of evil that snakes across the country and hides in plain sight. To catch the devil she must first embrace the darkness within.
The Plot #5 (Vault Comics)
(w) Tim Daniel & Michael Moreci (a) Joshua Hixson (c) Jordan Boyd (l) Jim Campbell
The Plot was one of my favorite series of last year and blew me away with what a horror comic could be. The creative team behind the tale knows how to craft a haunting tale, with some of the best chilling visuals out there. Not chilling in a gore way, but in the manner that will make you scared to turn the page. – Jason Jeffords Jr
Discovering a journal in the attic, Chase drowns in the dark waters of his family’s history.
TMNT Urban Legends #24 (IDW Publishing)
(w) Gary Carlson (a) Frank Fosco
Over twenty years after being unceremoniously cancelled by Image, Volume 3 of TMNT comics finally gets its due conclusion. IDW has done phenomenal work as caretakers of the Turtles IP for almost a decade, and this just lends further credence to that assertion. After rereleasing the first 23 issues with all new colors (TMNT Volume 3 was originally in good old black and white), this bizarre chapter of TMNT mythology finally gets its due. I can’t wait to see what the original creative team has in store for us.
The end is nigh… twenty-one years in the making, the final three issues of Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco’s legendary TMNT run are here!
Who is the Lady Shredder? The Turtles believe they’ve found the answer in Karai, but it soon becomes apparent that not all is as it seems. With Master Splinter on his deathbed and Warlord Komodo knocking at their door, what are they supposed to do now?!