On The Radar: Comic Book Coming Attractions 06/03/15

Radar Each week, countless titles see release from all the various comic companies out there. Some will be good, some will be bad, and some will be downright excellent. Of course, we don’t know which will be which but what we do know is which are our most anticipated. With that said, it is time once again to highlight the upcoming comics that I’m looking forward to the most, the ones that are On My Radar:

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Bizarro #1
Bizarro #1 (of 6) 
Creative Team

Heath Corson and Gustavo Duarte
Solicitation
“Hate HARLEY QUINN? Then you will super hate BIZARRO! Bizarro star of worstest comic ever! Go ahead and miss it! If there’s one thing this issue not have it these two things: Jimmy Olsen and Chupacabras!’ Don’t miss the start of this six-issue all-ages miniseries!”
Why I’m Looking Forward To It
NEW SERIES ALERT! I really enjoyed the preview of this series that was featured in one of the Convergence minis. It was a lighthearted and visually attractive snippet of what was to come and I can’t wait to see more.

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Groot #1
Groot #1
Creative Team

Jeff Loveness and Brian Kesinger
Solicitation

“For the first time ever, the most famous talking-tree-thing in the Marvel Universe is starring in his own series! You might recognize him from Guardians of the Galaxy, the biggest movie of 2014. When Rocket and Groot are on an intergalactic roadtrip and calamity strikes, the two get separated – and for the first time in years, Groot’s on his own! Written by comedic ace Jeff Loveness (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) and drawn by Marvel Comics newcomer Brian Kesinger (Disney Animation), get a front row seat for EXPLOSIONS, SPACE SHARKS, ALIENS, AND INTERGALACTIC HITCHIKING (YEAH, BABY! YOU READ THAT RIGHT.)! Whatever may be coming Groot’s way, one thing’s for sure — it’s going to be a GROOT adventure! ”
Why I’m Looking Forward To It
NEW SERIES ALERT! I am Groot! Translation: Nothing but fun!
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Justice League #41
Justice League #41
Creative Team

Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok
Solicitation
“The critically acclaimed team of Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok present the much anticipated, extra-sized first chapter of ‘DARKSEID WAR’! When the Justice League investigate a series of unexplained murders on Earth, it leads them to the frontlines of a war unlike any the DC Universe has ever seen – a battle between the two most powerful villains in existence: Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor! Meet Darkseid’s daughter – a mysterious force of evil with a bizarre connection to the Justice League! Plus: The horrible secret of Superwoman’s baby! The ultimate temptation of Batman! Lex Luthor vs. Superman – no holds barred! New villains! New allies! And so much more in the DC Event that has been building since JUSTICE LEAGUE #1!”
Why I’m Looking Forward To It 
Basically, Reid covered everything I wanted to say so see his thoughts further on down.
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Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6
Creative Team

Ryan North and Erica Henderson
Solicitation
“The start of a new arc! Squirrel Girl meets some potential new allies, including… GIRL SQUIRREL?? I don’t know why we put question marks there; it’s actually what happens! Also a hippo named ‘Hippo’ is in this issue! This character already existed and we absolutely did NOT make him up at the last minute! ALSO THERE’S FIGHTS!! AND EVEN SOME FEELINGS!”
Why I’m Looking Forward To It
If that solicitation above doesn’t show you why I simply love this series then there really is no convincing you. Simply put, this series is so awesome that the word awesome doesn’t do it justice!
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The Wicked + The Divine #11
Wicked & Divine #11
Creative Team

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie
Solicitation
“The end of Fandemonium. The end of Ragnarock. The end of the arc. The start of something else. Everything’s going to be okay.”
Why I’m Looking Forward To It
Bleeding Cool mentioned that we will be needing a box of tissues…
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Reid Vanier’s Top Pick
Justice League #41
Justice League #41

Creative Team
Written by Geoff Johns; Art by Jason Fabok.
Solicitation
“The critically acclaimed team of Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok present the much-anticipated, extra-sized first chapter of ‘DARKSEID WAR’! When the Justice League investigate a series of unexplained murders on Earth, it leads them to the front lines of a war unlike any the DC Universe has ever seen – a battle between the two most powerful villains in existence: Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor! Meet Darkseid’s daughter – a mysterious force of evil with a bizarre connection to the Justice League! Plus: The Horrible secret of Superwoman’s baby! The ultimate temptation of Batman! Lex Luthor vs. Superman – no holds barred! New villains! New allies! And so much more in the DC event that has been building since JUSTICE LEAGUE #1!
Why He Is Looking Forward To It
Geoff Johns is a bit of a figure of controversy. Widely regarded as one of the best writers at DC Comics, he is simultaneous accused – rather frequently – of missing the mark. As with all things, it’s a matter of opinion, but from my perspective, Johns is a master of events of the largest scale, tending to falter more when the action and stakes are more subtle. Luckily, “Darkseid War” looks to play to his strengths. With the Justice League caught between Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor, this arc has the potential to be as cosmically shattering as Blackest Night or Flashpoint – both of which were originally pitched simply as single-title events. The teases and glimpses we have received so far show lots of potential new ground in the mythologies of the New Gods, the Anti-Monitor himself, and the Amazons, whose connection to the cosmic battle will be intriguing to see play out. A battle between the most powerful bad guys in the universe with Wonder Woman playing a central role? Sign me up.

To check out the rest of Reid’s Pull List, go HERE and ready yourselves for his Review of the issue later on in the week!
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Radar SpinOther Comics I’ll Be Purchasing
Action Comics #41
Amazing Spider-Man #18.1
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1
Arcadia #2
Armor Wars #1
D4VE #5
Death Vigil #7
Giant-Size Little Marvel AVX #1
Green Arrow #41
Green Lantern #41
Secret Wars #3
Spider-Woman #8
Superior Iron Man #9
TMNT Mutanimals #4
Wonder Woman Annual #1
The Woods #13
X-tinction Agenda #1
Years of Future Past #1
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And the title of my Most Anticipated Comic Book For 06/03/15 goes to….
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6 
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6

Dare I say that it is in my Top 3 Marvel series coming out currently? Yes I do!
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With that said, the final tally stands at DC Comics (6 Issues), Marvel (11 Issues), and Independent (6 Issues). So that’s my Pull List for the week. What’s yours? What comics are you most looking forward to? Comment below!

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3 thoughts on “On The Radar: Comic Book Coming Attractions 06/03/15

  1. I wasn’t feeling all that adventurous on Wednesday because I’m fighting the worst cough I remember having, so I didn’t pick up Groot 1. How was it?

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