Geeks’ Picks for New Comics: June 17th, 2015

outright-geekery Logo NewNew Comics Wednesday is upon us again, and some of us here at Outright Geekery are running down the top pick on our comic stacks for this week. What are you looking forward to reading this week?

Taylor: Thors #1

Jason Aaron has demonstrated a complete mastery of all things Thor for the last several years, so it’s high time we took it to the logical conclusion and gave him stewardship over a whole army of thunder gods. In all seriousness though, this should be another great opportunity for Aaron to revel in the sort of insanity he loves using a character he’s done great work with. Looking forward to it.

(Writer) Jason Aaron (Artist/Cover) Chris Sprouse
• The Thors of every domain, together in one book! As cosmic cops!
• Whenever there’s trouble on Battleworld, the Thors answer the call. But a string of mysterious murders leaves some of them asking questions that may unravel all of reality!
• A hard-hitting Marvel Comics police drama. With hammers. Lots and lots of hammers.
Rated T+
Item Code: APR150714
In Shops: 6/17/2015
SRP: $3.99

David: Empty Zone #1

I picked Empty Zone this week because I know the artist, Jason Shawn Alexander, personally.  I consider him a friend. So my pick this week is to support my friend.  Jason is an incredibly talented artist, and to see how he has grown artistically over these many years is truly remarkable. Empty Zone isn’t actually a new series, it’s nearly 20 years old. It was originally published by Sirius, the original publisher of Dawn. Empty Zone is a futuristic cyberpunk/dystopian tale with a dark and gritty art style.


Empty Zone #1                                                                                                       Publisher: Image Comics                                                                                       (Writer, Artist and Cover) Jason Shawn Alexander
JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER of ‘CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DEAD’ returns with an ALL-NEW SERIES! In this sci-fi/horror saga, Corinne White attempts to reconcile with the ghosts of her violent past, literally, as she trudges through a world of dystopian cityscapes, reanimated corpses, & ganglands full of animal human hybrids
Item Code:  APR150504
In Stores: June 17, 2015
Cover Price: $3.50

 Gaumer: Transformers #42

There’s a whole lot of Wars going on in comic books this year, but none have had as many giant robots that changed into even more giant robots than Transformers: Combiner Wars. The war is now over, the dust is settling, but things will never be the same. This was a fun little TF event that I was truly happy I picked up. I’m anxious to see where things go from here, though, and this epilogue should tell us a lot. Despite a lot of DC debuts and Marvel’s OTHER War-event tie-ins, I’m reading this boo first.

(Writer) John Barber (Artist) Livio Ramondelli, Andrew Griffith (Cover) Andrew Griffith
THE AFTERMATH! The COMBINER WARS are over, and OPTIMUS PRIME faces the aftermath. Meanwhile on Earth, ARCEE confronts GALVATRON over the fate of two worlds.
Item Code: APR150375
In Shops: 6/17/2015
SRP: $3.99

Adam: Martian Manhunter #1

The Martian Manhunter is an odd fellow. He headlines in nearly every iteration of the Justice League, is arguably the second strongest hero behind Superman, and has super cool telepathy powers, yet for some reason he can’t seem to hold on to a solo book for very long. Let’s hope he finds the audience he deserves with this new volume.

Publisher: DC COMICS
(Writer) Rob Williams (Artist/Cover) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
Shape-shifting Martians are invading Earth – so where is J’onn J’onzz to stop them? Trust no one as the Martian Manhunter tries to stop these ruthless alien terrorists from destroying everything!
Item Code: APR150199
In Shops: 6/17/2015
SRP: $2.99

Jules: Runaways #1 and Armor Wars #2

Yes, I know it’s not BKV or Whedon but Noelle Stevenson is an awesome young writer, whose Lumberjanes and Nimona are totally worth checking out! Plus, just looking at the assembled cast I can say this Runaways looks awesome. Like the rest of Secret Wars it will be fun and sadly short lived but I will love the ride! It looks like an awesome pick up.

Also, Armor Wars was the the big surprise last time around. I picked it up on a whim and its certainly one of the most interesting regions on battle world! Imagine a society where everyone had an Iron Man Armor and no one could take it off! Now that’s gnarly! And even crazier imagine Iron Man is the biggest producer of the armors and is starting to question just why the hell is the world the way it is? When did life without armors end? It’s a strange and cool read and with James Robinson at the helm I’m ready for more!

(Writer) Noelle Stevenson (Artist/Cover) Sanford Greene
• The best and brightest teens from all corners of Battleworld are chosen to attend a prestigious school on the planet’s capital!
•  But what does the new class do when they discover the school’s beloved headmaster is actually a diabolical super villain? RUN AWAY!
•  A SECRET WARS story like none other from the remarkable minds of Noelle Stevenson (LUMBERJANES) and Sanford Greene (UNCANNY AVENGERS)!
Rated T+
Item Code: APR150727
In Shops: 6/17/2015
SRP: $3.99
(Writer) James Robinson (Artist) Marcio Takara (Cover) Paul Rivoche
•  The mystery of a TECHNOPOLIS super hero’s murder deepens
•  BARON TONY STARK and the Domain’s THOR – an armored JIM RHODES-uncover clues that could shake Technopolis to its very core!
•  Are WILSON FISK and ARNO STARK in league?
Rated T+
Item Code: APR150795
In Shops: 6/17/2015
SRP: $3.99

Those are our picks, what’s on the top of your stack this Wednesday?

This post brought to you by Comix City Too! in Madison Tennessee, Outright Geekery’s local comic shop of choice. Check out everything coming out this week in stores here, and be sure to get out to your local comic shop.

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