DC Selling Comics The Marvel Way?
As astute reader Eric von Schaik pointed out in this post's comments, DC is moving towards the Marvel model of charging $3.99 for 20 pages worth of content with the first issue of Batman/Superman #1 (and even worse with Superman Unchained that's going for $4.99 for a 20-page comic and a fold-out poster). It's too early to tell if this is a one-off thing or a sign of things to come, but if it's the latter, expect to see a lot less DC on my pull list, because I have no intentions of supporting that kind of pricing from either of the Big 2.
First off, The X-Files: Season 10 #1 by Joe Harris and Michael Walsh. I'm a fan of Mr. Harris' sci fi and Michael's art. I can not wait to see what they bring to the table. Mulder forever!
Coolest Things in June
THE WALKING DEAD #111
I've enjoyed a lot of Scott Snyder's work, both in DC proper and his Vertigo work. But man if something doesn't feel off about making Batman's new origin go on for 11 issues. Even if it takes place in flashabcks throughout an ongoing story in the present, it just seems.....unnecessary? Redundant? The payoff to Death of the Family wasn't groundbreaking, and the recent situation with Damian feels like the once unstoppable Batman brand is hitting a lot of bumps in the road so the easiest solution is to go back to Batman's past. I'm really not trying to pick on DC when it comes to the monthly solicits but there's something going on where no one seems to be playing devil's advocate in order to get a better product.
Coolest Things in June
Man, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark on a book, that's instantly grounds for a little love. Then you mix in the fact it looks like a cool premise and you know I'm all over this one.
Fatale Hits #15
Can we pause a moment and just realise how rad it is that this Brubaker/Phillips creation has been trucking along for so long. That's insane that we get such good comics and i hope we're not taking it for granted over a year later.
Joe Hill's Thumbprint
Another Joe Hill story adapted to comics, and again by Jason Ciaramella, and you all know I loved that they did with The Cape. And this time they've got Vic Malhotra along for the ride so it's thumbs up all the way down.
Edison Rex collected at IDW
This digital only book from MonkeyBrain comics written by Chris Roberson with art from dennis Culver is so much fun. It's like your childhood distilled and repurposed in a way you'lla ctually love more. Get onto this one, gang.
Matt Fraction Writes for Dark Horse Presents
Whatever could this mean for the future of Fraction? This feels like huge news, and I also hope it's a cool story.
Scott Snyder writes the man of Steel. I'm in. I am intrigued to see if I can dig this character through a Snyder lans.
The Best Thing in June
Daredevil: Dark Knights
An anthology, for eight whole issues, all about Daredevil. This is the ultimate news in my world right now.