Ahh yes, the glory of a bright new Monday. So much promise. So much excitement. So much coffee. Yes, we’re back, and it’s time for your weekly serving of new stuff! This wednesday is many things, including a national holiday for a certain caped crusader! Plus, there’s a fat stack of Original Sin, the premiere of the longest title in the New 52, the new Overstreet, new previews, new Doctor Who, and much, much more. grab your bat-shark repellant and read on. It’s time for the Monday Update.
The spotlight this week goes to Batman, because this wednesday is Batman Day! In celebration of the caped crusader’s 75th anniversary, DC has declared that Wednesday shall be a celebration of all things Bat. There will be all sorts of goodies, like masks, capes, and even a free comic, but that’s not all. There’s also a trio of big Batman books coming out! First, there’s the latest issue of Batman Eternal, which brings all sorts of members of the Bat family together. Then, there’s Batman & Robin #33, wherein “Robin Rises” picks up after last week’s Robin Rises Omega #1. Finally, there’s the grand finale of Zero Year in Batman #33. That’s some seriously big bat-stuff. Heck, we’ve even got a totally awesome/adorable Bat-Buddy t-shirt coming in!
In other DC news, there’s a new addition to the New 52 family, and it’s got a seriously long title. This week marks the release of Star Spangled War Stories Featuring GI Zombie #1. As you can probably guess, this is a book about an american soldier who dies for his country. A lot. Because he’s a zombie. If you’re looking for something a little different, this pretty much fits that bill. Next, the second chapter in Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr’s run on Superman arrives in Superman #33. Who is the mysterious Ulysses, and what does his presence mean to the world? Finally, Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang’s spectacular run on Wonder Woman is coming to an end, but not before they tell one last story. The first part of their grand finale begins this week in Wonder Woman #33. Who will dethrone First Born, and what will happen to Olympus in his wake?
On the Marvel side of things, it’s all about Original Sin. This week’s tie-ins are Amazing Spider-Man #4, Daredevil #6, Deadpool #32, Mighty Avengers #12, Original Sin #5.2, and Original Sins #4. That’s 6 Original Sin books in one week! Then, the fake anniversaries continue in 100th anniversary Special: Avengers #1. America has been sucked into the negative zone, and the badoon tried to invade Earth. What will the avengers of 2061 do with themselves? Finally, the X-man with the classiest mohawk in town gets her own ongoing book starting with Storm #1. Even though she’s the headmistress of a school, she still manages to find time to have some of her own adventures around the globe. She stops tsunamis, zaps bad guys, and keep the sides of her head closely shaved. Don’t miss all the action!
Meanwhile, some Captain America 2 platinum legends figures are on the way, a pair of new ongoing Doctor Who series CENTERING AROUND THE 10th and 11th doctors begin this week, and the aftermath of Archie’s death is dealt with in Life with Archie #37. Plus, the annual Overstreet price guide arrives, Transformers vs. GI Joe #1 shoots multicolored lasers in every which direction, and the new Diamond Previews catalog will be here!
Still not enough for you? Well have a look see at the bottom of this very post for a more complete look at all the greatness headed your way this Week. Careful though! While this list is mostly accurate, it does occasionally contain items that won’t actually be available this week. Be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, everything you see here will not be available until Wednesday, July 23rd.
What will, you be reading this week? Will Bart find a way to keep himself occupied on a hot summer day in Bart Simpson #91? Has Conan finally met his match in Groo vs. Conan #1? What does the T in T-shirt stand for? Let us know on our Facebook page.
See you at the store, and here’s the list.