Comic Book Day (25.06.14)

Here’s a heads up of all the brand new comic book series starting up today;

Amazing World of Gumball
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Writer: Frank Gibson
Artist: Tyson Hesse

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Gumball, Darwin, and all of their friends take on the world of comics. Gumball thinks he’s the coolest kid on the block, but his little sister Anais begs to differ, and Darwin just wants to keep them all out of trouble. There’s always another adventure to be had in their mixed-up world!

Dream Thief Escape
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Jai Nitz
Artist: Greg Smallwood

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Like his father before him, John Lincoln is a Dream Thief, possessed by vengeful spirits while he sleeps—a deadly instrument of revenge! Now he must defend the felon possessed by his father’s ghost . . . and get revenge against his killer! Continuing the supernatural drama of last summer’s acclaimed miniseries.

Super Secret Crisis War
Publisher: IDW
Writer: Louise Simonson
Artist: Derek Charm

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The devious demon Aku has called together a League of Extraordinary Villains composed of malevolent miscreants from different cartoon universes. When their evil robots show up in the world’s of The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory and (even) Ed, Edd and Eddy, it’s up to all these fearless heroes to band together and put an end to the League’s nefarious plot of interdimensional conquest

Savage Hulk
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Alan Davis
Artist: Mark Farmer & Alan Davis

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Alan Davis writes and draws a blockbuster story pitting the HULK against… the X-MEN!? Learn the startling secret of Professor Xavier’s connection to Bruce Banner! Guest starring the Leader and the Abomination!

Spider-Man Spectacular
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Joe Caramagna
Artist: Scott Koblish

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Four titanic tales set in Spider-Man’s past! Young Peter Parker has mastered his newfound spider-powers, but how will being the Amazing Spider-Man affect his personal life? Can Peter keep his secret identity from Aunt May, and his high-school crush Liz Allan? Spider-Man’s luck is about to get worse, as an experimental serum transforms millionaire Harry Osborn into the villainous Green Goblin! Spider-Man soon finds himself locked in a battle high above the streets — with Aunt May caught in the middle! Can Spidey triumph with a little help from his new fan club?

Emily and the Strangers: breaking the record
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Writer: Rob Reger & Mariah Huehner
Artist: Cat Farris

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Emily and her new band, the Strangers, won the battle of the bands and received a record contract with Awesomely Awesome Records, but can the girl who just figured out how to get along with her friends manage dealing with a major corporation?

Out of all of these brand new issues, Super Secret Crisis war is probably going to be the only one I grab from the comic book store, even if it’s just for nostalgic reasons. I grew up with Dexters Laboratory, and Ed, Edd, and Eddy so it’ll be awesome seeing them all in one comic together. I also really like Derek Charm’s style. He’s drawn a couple of Powerpuff Girls issues, and his work is always so vibrant and fun. I love his layouts.

I’m tempted to check out The Amazing World of Gumball aswell. I like what I’ve seen of the TV show, and if it’s anything like the Bravest Warriors comic, which is also illustrated by Tyson Hesse, then I’ll be a happy bunny. The only other issue I’m tempted by is Savage Hulk. Alan Davis has written so many great issues of X-Men that this has to be good; however I’ve never been a massive Hulk fan.

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