Friday, April 29, 2011

Previews HYPE!: July '11

Combing through the massive Previews Catalogue this month, here are the titles that I think could get overlooked, or that I'm just plain excited about, shipping to comic shops in July...

Kamandi, The Last Boy On Earth Omnibus (Volume 1) HC - The beloved series from Jack Kirby is collected in a format deserving of the material, to match DC's other Jack Kirby collections.

Tezuka's Book of Human Insects HC - More Osamu Tezuka goodness!

Walter Simonson's The Mighty Thor: Artist's Edition - What's sure to be the first of many projects from IDW featuring classic Marvel runs, this book will feature the original art, as close to Simonson's drawings as humanly possible, complete with corrections and blue pencils, showcasing the artist's incredible pencils.

Amazing Mysteries: The Bill Everett Archives (Volume 1) HC - Collects over 200 pages of stories from the master artist.  A companion to Fire and Water, this is also edited by Blake Bell.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen III: Century #2: 1969 - Finally!!

Rachel Rising #1 - A new series begins from Terry Moore, hot on the heels of Echo (which is also coming out in a complete edition this month).

Star Wars Adventures: Chewbacca and the Slayers of the Shadowlands TP - A prequel coming-of-age story following a young Chewbacca.

Big Questions TP - A collection of all of Anders Nilsen's Big Questions!

Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis (Volume 3) TP - Yay!  More classic awesomeness collected!!

The Hidden - Richard Sala's latest graphic novel was pushed back, but it looks like it's on the publishing schedule again!

Fables #107 - Terry Moore provides guest art for this tale, which may be the reawakening of the Snow Queen!

Any Empire HC - Nate Powell's follow-up to Swallow Me Whole.

Dollhouse: Epitaphs #1 (of 5) - Continuing the story where the recent Dollhouse one-shot left off, this furthers the adventures based on the Joss Whedon television series.

The New Teen Titans: Games HC - An original graphic novel taking place during the Marv Wolfman/George Perez run on the book, bringing the creative team back together again.

Classic Next Men (Volume 1) TP - In case the black and white omnibuses weren't enough, John Byrne's original run on Next Men will be released in full color in trade paperbacks.

Captain America #1 - Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven break out a new Cap series just in time for the new movie.

Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson HC - Featuring the short stories from the horror legend that were printed in Creepy and Eerie.

Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies TP - The back-up funnies in Savage Dragon from a variety of artists gets a collection, featuring new stories as well.  Look for talent such as Jim Rugg and Zack Soto.

Sergio Aragones Funnies #1 - Comedian Sergio Aragones has a new humor title debuting this month, with a blessing from Matt Groening.

X-Men: Schism #1 (of 5) - A new crossover featuring the mutants of the Marvel U starts here, and is sure to have lasting repercussions.

DC Retroactive - Legendary creators write stories that take place during the 1970's of popular DC characters,each followed by a classic tale.  Watch for titles from Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and the Justice League.

Nuts - A collection of Gahan Wilson stories form the National Lampoon.

Daredevil #1 - A new era begins for Daredevil in this new series by Mark Waid, Paolo Manuel Rivera and Marcos Martin, that sees him reborn.

The Red Wing #1 - Jonathan Hickman goes creator-owned with this new series from Image Comics, about fighter pilots.

Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot GN - The latest Jacques Tardi collection from Fantagraphics is another crime thriller!

The Stuff of Legend (Volume 3): A Jester's Tale #1 (of 4) - A new mini-series featuring the toys-come-to-life.

Brilliant #1 - A new Icon creator-owned series from Ultimate Spider-Man creative team Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley.

X-Men by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee Omnibus (Volume 1) HC - Lots of cool things happened to the X-Men during this time period.

Flight (Volume 8) GN - A new volume of the beloved anthology series.

Supergods: What Sun Gods Can Teach Us About Being Human HC - A prose exploration of superheroes from Grant Morrison.

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