June is full of cool new releases in all age comic books and regular ole books. Take a look.
Writer Mark Evanier
Artist Andy Hirsch
Out on 6/4
The artwork for Garfield is becoming slightly experimental (read: occasionally different from the 36 year old formula). This new approach is breathing a little bit of life back into the comic. It’s as though KaBOOM saw Garfield Minus Garfield and realized it was time to switch things up. Take a peek at the updated Garfield and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Writer Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith
Artist Ty Templeton
Out on 6/4
Batman and Robin partner up with The Green Hornet and Kato to take on General Gumm. The general must be planning an especially dastardly crime to get these rivals to team up.
Writers Art Baltazar and Franco
Artist Art Baltazar
Out on 6/4
This issue kicks off a six-issue miniseries about a missing treehouse. Specifically, Superboy and Supergirl’s missing treehouse. A simple premise for adorableness and laughs from Art Baltazar and Franco, the guys behind Itty Bitty Hellboy.
Author Eve Silver
Katherine Tegen Books
Out on 6/10
The Game series is similar to The Hunger Games (you can’t walk two feet in a bookstore without something like The Hunger Games these days), but this time teenagers are pulled into an alternate reality where they’re forced to fight aliens. Part of the mystery will be revealed in this fast-paced sequel. Book three will be out in 2015.
Writers Natasha Allegri and Garrett Jackson
Artist Natasha Allegri
Out on 6/11
Bee and Puppycat is a new comic book series based off the animated show of the same name. The first issue has completely sold out at the distributor level and is headed for a second printing to keep up with demand. This is an eye-catching, experimental comic chock full of cuteness, temp jobs, and Puppycat (an animal that is either an adorable dog the size of a cat or a pudgy cat the size of a dog. Either way, I want to see more of it. Lots more.).
The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds
Author Neil Gaiman
Illustrator Eddie Campbell
Out on 6/17
This is a re-release of Neil Gaiman’s novelette, but this time it’s accompanied by gorgeous, four-color illustrations by the renowned Eddie Campbell. It’s also our first selection for the All Ages Summer Book Club! Do not miss this one.
Writer Josh Elder
Artist Adam Archer
Out on 6/18
Superman and Maxwell find new partners to battle against General Zod while the rest of their team are trapped in the Phantom Zone. Scribblenauts Unmasked is always cute and clever; a fine addition to any pull list.
Author Chris Grabenstein
Out on 6/24
A dozen sixth-graders struggle to puzzle their way out of Luigi Lemoncello’s mysterious library. Mr. Lemoncello is written in the spirit of Willy Wonka and the library is much like the Chocolate Factory. This fantasy will thrill readers old and young.
Writer: Rob Anderson
Artist: Rei Renato
Big Dog Ink
Out on 6/25
Out just in time for the hundredth anniversary of the publication of Tik Tok of Oz, this is a three issue extension of Legend of Oz: The Wicked West. A small and unique addition to your comic book collection.