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My Comics Reading List For June 2022

 

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In ‘Thanos’ (2018) #17, Silver Surfer (The Fallen One) falls into a trap set by Thanos before facing future Thanos. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

IN READING GUIDES, LISTS, REVIEWS

This is My Comics Reading List for June 2022. For anyone just jumping onto comics, we are recommending the following single issue comics as jumping on points into regular subscriptions or continuations. You will not regret it!

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1. THE THING (2021-) #3 (OF 6) (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

WALTER MOSLEY’S FORAY INTO THE MARVEL UNIVERSE CONTINUES! It’s time for the greatest rematch in the cosmos as Ben Grimm collides with his old sparring partner the Champion of the Universe once more! But this time, it’s no prizefight! The stakes are life or death – not just for the Thing, but also his newfound friends and maybe the world itself! A pugilistic parade of paragon perfection.



2. HOUSE OF X #6 (OF 6) SARA PICHELLI APOCALYPSE FLOWER VARIANT (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

Cover by Sara Pichelli. THE INEVITABLE FUTURE. The revolutionary tale of Mutantkind’s rise comes to a conclusion that will lay the groundwork of the X-Men’s stories for years to come! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR, SECRET WARS) and Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS) wrap the series that changes everything!



3. JUSTICE LEAGUE INCARNATE (2021-) #4 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

THIS ISSUE…A HERO DIES! Doctor Multiverse discovers there is a threat greater than Darkseid! Is the Justice League Incarnate’s only option to work with the Lord of Apokolips? Meanwhile, on Earth-7, Orion and Aquawoman lead the rest of the team to gain control of the Oblivion Engine! But by the time this issue is over…a member of Justice League Incarnate meets their end!



4.  BATMAN/SUPERMAN: WORLD’S FINEST (2022-) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

The Dark Knight. The Man of Steel. They are the two finest superheroes that the world has ever known…and they’re together again in an epic new series from the legendary talents of Mark Waid and Dan Mora! In the not-too-distant past, Superman’s powers are super-charged from a devastating chemical attack by the villain Metallo…and the only ally that the ultra-powerful Man of Tomorrow can turn to in this turbulent hour is Gotham’s own dark vengeance: the Batman. A nearly fatal burst of power drives Bruce Wayne to his own extreme measures to help his friend…enlisting none other than the Doom Patrol for aid. It’s the world’s greatest superheroes from the world’s greatest comic book talent in an epic comic book experience that kicks off the next big events in the DCU. Get ready, it’s time to soar.



 

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5. IMMORTAL HULK (2018-2021) #49 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

This is the gate into the city of suffering. To the hurt that never ends. This gate is for the lost. The gate is a thing of divine power – a thing of forever. But even for the strongest one there is, it bears the warning: ABANDON HOPE, ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE.



6. ONE-STAR SQUADRON (2021-) #3 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Things just keep getting worse for Red Tornado as he’s called in to face his most ferocious foe yet…the Board! This group of money-hungry investors are willing to do just about anything to turn a profit, and that could mean the end of Heroz4U. Now, as the company’s stock plummets, our hero questions why he got into the lifesaving business in the first place. When the time comes, will there be anyone left to save him?



7. MONKEY PRINCE (2022-) #1 (MONKEY PRINCE (2021-)) (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Introducing the newest hero in the DCU, the great sage, equal to the heavens, better than his predecessor the legendary Monkey King, even better than the Justice League-and definitely the Teen Titans-(actually, all the heroes combined), everyone put your hands together for…the Monkey Prince! Marcus Sun moves around a lot because his adoptive parents are freelance henchpeople, so this month he finds himself as the new kid at Gotham City High School, where a mysterious man with pig features asks Marcus to walk through a water curtain to reveal himself as who Marcus really is…someone who has adventured through The Journey to the West, can transform into 72 different formations, can clone himself using his hairs, and is called…the Monkey Prince!



8. IRON MAN #1 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

Cover by CAFU. BIG IRON! Tony Stark is looking to restart his engine. He decides he’s going back to basics, putting away his high-tech toys and high-profile image so he can get his hands dirty again. It’s time to dig into the guts of real machines, put on some old-fashioned metal and fly. But can he really lay that Stark-sized ego down? Life isn’t that simple, something that old friends and frustrating foes are quick to point out. If you strip down a billionaire to his bolts, does he run solid or just overheat? Tony’s going to find out once a threat to the entire universe rears its head from the past. As he suits up again, Tony remains sure of one thing: he’s still IRON MAN down to his flesh and blood core




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My Comics Reading List For April 2022

 

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In ‘Thanos’ (2018) #17, Silver Surfer (The Fallen One) falls into a trap set by Thanos before facing future Thanos. AP Photo/Marvel Comics

IN READING GUIDES, LISTS, REVIEWS

This is My Comics Reading List for April 2022. For anyone just jumping onto comics, we are recommending the following single issue comics as jumping on points into regular subscriptions. You will not regret it!

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1. THE THING (2022) #1 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

THE NEXT BIG THING Begins Here! Renowned storyteller Walter Mosley brings his signature style to a sweeping saga of Yancy Street’s favorite son that will range from the urban sprawl of the back alleys of Manhattan to the farthest reaches of the cosmos itself! A lonely evening and a chance encounter (or is it?) sends Ben Grimm embarking on a sojourn that will have him encountering – and battling – figures both old and new. Featuring guest appearances from figures drawn from throughout the Marvel Universe as well as precision artwork by Tom Reilly, THE NEXT BIG THING will remind audiences why the Thing is one of the most popular and beloved characters in the history of comics! 



2. HOUSE OF X (2019) #4 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

HOUSE OF X #4 (OF 6) MARVEL COMICS (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Pepe Larraz Xavier’s dream turns deadly for some of his students as they fight back against the humans’ plan to eliminate them. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR, AVENGERS, SECRET WARS) continues his reshaping of the X-Universe alongside Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS). The Future of the X-Men begins here! Rated T+



3. JUSTICE LEAGUE INCARNATE (2021) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

After the shocking ending of Infinite Frontier, Justice League Incarnate defends the Multiverse from Darkseid across infinite Earths! Following a devastating defeat at the hands of the one true Darkseid, the Superman of Earth-23 leads a team of superheroes from myriad worlds that includes Flashpoint Batman, China’s Flash from Earth-0, Captain Carrot from Earth-26, and the brand new superhero DR. MULTIVERSE from Earth-8 in a last ditch effort to stop the end of every possible universe as we know it! Written by Joshua Williamson and Dennis Culver with first-issue art by Brandon Peterson and Andrei Berssan and a rotating cast of artists exploring the many different worlds of the DC Multiverse, this can’t-miss series is the next thrilling chapter in the Infinite Frontier saga!



4.  NIGHTWING (2021) #79 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Dick Grayson has inherited Alfred’s fortune, a puppy, and a whole lot of questions. Who is Mayor Zucco, and what is her relation to the man who murdered Dick’s parents? What sinister plans does Blockbuster have for Blüdhaven? What kind of dog food is best for a three-legged puppy? To answer these questions, Dick’s going to need a little help from his friends-past and present.



 

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5. IMMORTAL HULK (2021) #47 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

Last time, it was just business – and they destroyed a town and left the Immortal Hulk in pieces. Now they’re in the middle of New York City, fighting a very different kind of Hulk… …and the AVENGERS are taking it personally.



6. ONE-STAR SQUADRON (2021) #1 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

Who you gonna call? One-Star Squadron! Meet DC’s superhero team where heroism meets capitalism. This ragtag group of heroes led by Red Tornado is here to provide service with a smile. All you must do is send a request via their on-demand hero app and they’ll answer any call. Whether it’s a children’s birthday party or an alien invasion, no job is too small or too big! Brought to you by Eisner nominee Mark Russell (The Flintstones, Wonder Twins, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles) and Eisner winner Steve Lieber (Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen), you’ll want to invest early in this one-of-a-kind miniseries that promises a story filled with heart, heroism, and humor.



7. TEEN TITANS ACADEMY (2021) #6 (DC)

SYNOPSIS

When an entire town in upstate New York turns on the students of Teen Titans Academy, while the adult Titans are on a mission, Gorilla Greg, Chupacabra, and the other new students find themselves fighting for their lives against a chaotic mob. But is there something driving the town’s madness more than just intolerance?



8. MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN (2021) #30 (MARVEL)

SYNOPSIS

HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY, MILES MORALES! This is it, ten years as Spider-Man and his future has never looked brighter. A who’s who of Miles Morales Spider-Creators has been webbed together to make this the best Anniversary Special of all time! MMSM TEAM-SUPREME Saladin Ahmed and Carmen Carnero show off Miles’ new suit (designed by Chase Conley) and kick off his eleventh year (AND BIGGEST ONE YET)! And the creative minds behind the Miles movies PHIL LORD, CHRISTOPHER MILLER and two-time Oscar nominee KEMP POWERS celebrate Miles’ birthday in style with Miles Co-Creator SARA PICHELLI! And that’s not even all the candles we’re putting on Miles’ cake! Don’t miss this Anniversary Special!




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Fan Theory: At DC Comics and Image Comics, The Superman Analogues Are Guardians Of The Bleed

 

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Supermen of the Multiverse. DC Comics.

IN COSMIC HIERARCHY

DURING CRISES, THE DC MULTIVERSE ACTIVATES ITS DEFENSE SYSTEM

In Justice League Incarnate #4, the true purpose of Superman is revealed. During crisis events, the DC multiverse is threatened. In order to protect its survival, the DC multiverse activates its immune system: superheroes. Importantly, Frank Martin at ScreenRant argues Superman represents the archetype of the ultimate hero.

In fact, Final Crisis reveals Superman and his analogues are the guardians of the Bleed. In Superman, The Greatest Story, I argue that the Bleed is a living 4D space that connects the DC multiverse’s shared history. During the final battle, the Supermen of the Multiverse arrive on New Earth in order to battle Mandrakk, the Dark Monitor. Let’s look at Superman and analogues in DC and Image that protect the Bleed and its analogues.

In 'Superman Beyond' (2008) #1, Superman upgrades to 4-D vision to see 4-D space.
The Bleed. DC Comics.

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SUPERMAN (DC COMICS)

To begin, Darkseid threatened the DC multiverse with the Anti-Life Equation. With Nil, Monitrix Zillo Valla chose Superman and the champions of the DC multiverse. Importantly, their mission was to stop Mandrakk. In order to succeed, Zillo Valla promised the Man of Steel the Ultramenstruum.

Dangerously, Mandrakk bottled this Bleed droplet. In fact, the Bleed was the only substance capable to save a critical Lois Lane. Heroically, Superman merged with Ultraman and became Thought Robot. Successfully, the Doomsday Weapon defeated Mandrakk in Nil and retrieved the Bleed.

 

MISTER MAJESTIC (DC COMICS)

During Captain Atom: Armageddon, a new peril faced the Wildstorm Universe. As matter of fact, Captain Atom had accidentally quantum jumped in the Wildstorm Universe. Now, his power threatened the existence of Wildstorm. And his presence triggered conflict with the heroes, namely in Captain Atom vs Mister Majestic. According to Majestic, Captain Atom would explode like a time bomb and Majestic needed to stop him

To protect the Bleed, the Authority kidnapped a near-critical Captain Atom aboard the Carrier. Moreover, they intended to kill him to prevent the Captain from blowing up the universe. When Mister Majestic attempted to stop the Authority, he was frozen in time by the Doctor. In the end, Void solved the problem by allowing the destruction of Wildstorm. In addition, she teleported Captain Atom back into his universe.

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SUPREME (IMAGE COMICS)

At Image Comics, Alan Moore revamped Supreme as a Superman analogue in 1999. In The Story Of The Year, Supreme returns to Earth after exile in space. Strangely, he notices reality flickering between the 1940s and the 1990s. There, he meets Supreme duplicates such as Original Supreme, Sister Supreme and Superion.

Soon, they travel to the Supremacy. Here, he learns it is a limbo realm where every possible version of Supreme lives. Similarly to the Bleed, it acts to create revisions in Supreme continuity. Moreover, it constantly erases or replaces friends and foes. Similarly, the Supreme duplicates act as guardians of the Supremacy. Indeed, they help Supreme and the Image Universe in moments of need.


LINKS

Justice League Incarnate #4 in DC Comics.
Superman’s Epic True Purpose in the Multiverse Confirmed by DC in ScreenRant.
Ethan Crane in Image Comics Database.