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It’s that time again where we look at the new, exciting upcoming releases in the world of comics in our July 2020 Solicitations. Though these titles are listed in July, they’ll come out in September. Alas, the complexities of the comic book industry.

Battle of Britain Special – Rebellion

Battle of Britain Special in July 2020 Solicitations

If you’re into British comics you know all about Battle, the most popular British war comic of all time. So the fact that Rebellion is relaunching the line is pretty special. But the fact that they’re doing it with Garth Ennis is enough to pay $15.99 for it. Oh and did I mention that 2000AD veterans Rob Williams, Alan Grant, Alan Hebden and Alex De Campi are on it as well? So don’t be a cheapskate and open your wallet because you want this. No you actually need it.

Detective Comics 1027 – DC Comics

Detective Comics 1027 in July 2020 Solicitations

Wait a minute. Didn’t we recently have a Detective Comics milestone with the big bad issue numbered 1000? Yes we did but lest we forget, Batman’s first appearance was actually in Detective Comics #27. And if my math is correct 1027-27 = 1000. So now we can finally celebrate 1000 issues of Batman appearing in Detective Comics. So who’s actually contributing to this thing? Well I’m glad you asked.

*Clears throat*

  • Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, KELLY SUE DeCONNICK, MATT FRACTION, TOM KING, GRANT MORRISON, GREG RUCKA, SCOTT SNYDER, MARIKO TAMAKI, PETER J. TOMASI, JAMES TYNION IV, MARV WOLFMAN, and others
  • Art by CHRIS BURNHAM, JAMAL CAMPBELL, JOSÉ LUIS GARCÍA-LÓPEZ, EMANUELA LUPACCHINO, DAVID MARQUEZ, DAN MORA, IVAN REIS, EDUARDO RISSO, JOHN ROMITA JR., RILEY ROSSMO, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, WALTER SIMONSON, BRAD WALKER, CHIP ZDARSKY, and others

Whew.

The Immortal She-Hulk – Marvel Comics

The Immortal She-Hulk from Marvel Comics

To say that Al Ewing destroyed the Comic Book Universe with the Immortal Hulk is an understatement. I haven’t read anything like it in real time in, well, ever. Immortal Hulk is a reminder what you can do with comics and how powerful they can be. And Al Ewing continues his magic with this new stand-alone issue The Immortal She-Hulk with super-duper-star artist Jon Davis-Hunt.

We Only Find Them When They’re Dead – Boom! Studios

We Only Find Them When They're Dead

Speaking of Al Ewing, the hottest man in comics is releasing a creator driven project over at Boom! Studios, a publishing house that is making quite a splash from their Faithless and Something is Killing the Children series. Here’s the synopsis so we can all understand what this is…together.

  • For fans of Decorum and Something is Killing the Children comes a new sci-fi epic from Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) and Simone Di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) on the edge of space where humanity is harvesting the corpses of giant alien gods to survive.
  • No one has ever seen a living god, but Captain Malik is obsessed with being the first.
  • Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II harvest the only resources that matter from the giant corpses of alien gods found on the edge of human space. While other autopsy ships race to salvage the meat, minerals, and metals that sustain the human race, Malik sees an opportunity to finally break free from this system.
  • But Malik’s obsession with the gods will push his crew into the darkest reaches of space, bringing them face to face with a threat unlike anything they’ve ever imagined – unless the rogue agent on their trail can stop them first…

And those are my picks from the July 2020 Solicitations. Interested in reading some of my earlier picks? Then head on over to the Previews Category page, aptly named before DC dumped Diamond.

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