MONDAY, JUNE 1
Stargirl, “Icicle” (DC Universe)
TUESDAY, JUNE 2:
DC Comics (not Diamond)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3
This debut graphic novel by Emei Burell retells her mother’s stories of growing up in China during the Great Leap Forward. Coming from Boom! Studios, it’s a solid read about a bit of history this writer had never encountered before.
DC COMICS (Diamond)
Not sure about this one:
WRITER / ARTIST / COVER: MICHEL FIFFE
JUNE 3 / 56 PAGES / FC / T+ / $4.99
NEW STORY ARC
Heads of Ochizon, Annihilate
The Ochizon Saga is upon us! A showdown that has been forever hanging over our crew is finally here. Included in this double-length issue, the world of COPRA expands with the bonus, out-of-print rarity Negativeland, presented here in full!
WRITER: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
ARTIST / COVER: MIKE HENDERSON
JUNE 3 / 40 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
JOSHUA WILLIAMSON & MIKE HENDERSON’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HIT HORROR SERIES RETURNS!
Sixteen of the world’s worst serial killers were all born in the same small town—but Agent Finch and Sheriff Crane solved and buried that mystery.
Violent copycat murders imitating the infamous Buckaroo Butchers have begun in Portland, Oregon, and if Finch wants the killings to stop, he’ll have to team up with the daughter of the Nailbiter himself.
A brand-new mystery begins in this EXTRA-LENGTH FIRST ISSUE!
WRITER: Matt Fraction
ARTIST / COVER A: Elsa Charretier
JUNE 3 / 80 pages / FC/ M / $16.99
One phone call for help and all hell breaks loose for three strangers connected by bad luck, a twist of fate, and a gun in a puddle of rain. In the middle of a dense criminal underworld, these strangers' lives collide on one fateful and bloody night in this epic novelistic thriller by MATT FRACTION and ELSA CHARRETIER, with colors by MATT HOLLINGSWORTH and stunning hand-crafted lettering by cartoonist KURT ANKENY. One night. One city. Three women. NOVEMBER.
WRITER: PAOLO BARON
ARTIST / COVER: ERNESTO CARBONETTI
JUNE 3 / 128 PAGES / FC / T+ / $16.99
TRIM SIZE 6.5 x 9.5
November 1966. London.
John Lennon can’t speak. He can’t take his eyes off the photo of a car in flames with Paul McCartney’s body inside. His friend is no longer here, and that means the Beatles are no longer here either. But John wants to know the truth, and with George and Ringo, he will begin to re-examine the final hours of Paul’s life.
Set in the magical atmosphere of Abbey Road Studios during the writing sessions for Sgt. Pepper, PAUL IS DEAD is the definitive version of the legend of Paul McCartney’s death.
WRITER: BRYAN HILL
ARTIST / COVER: RAFFAELE IENCO
JUNE 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
The Eden Killer snaps and invades Mark and Maggie’s home, catching them off guard and leaving behind a bloody trail of carnage—and death.
WRITER: JUSTIN JORDAN
ARTIST: NIKO HENRICHON
COVER: BECKY CLOONAN
JUNE 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Breaker and Rekala are on the verge of finding out what's happened to the lost children of Haas Haaden, but the truth is far worse than they could have ever dreamed.
STORY: DOUG WAGNER
ARTIST: DANIEL HILLYARD, ADAM HUGHES, CULLY HAMNER, TOMM COKER, CHRIS BRUNNER, DOUG DABBS
COVER: ADAM HUGHES
JUNE 3 / 144 PAGES / FC / M / $16.99
After a 15-year stint in prison, disgraced former detective Samantha Vega works as a bouncer. But when she discovers the exotic dancers in her care are in danger, Vega must decide if she’s willing to risk her freedom to help the people with nowhere else to turn.
From the award-winning PLASTIC team, DOUG WAGNER & DANIEL HILLYARD, and acclaimed comics artists ADAM HUGHES (Wonder Woman), CULLY HAMNER (Red), TOMM COKER (BLACK MONDAY MURDERS), CHRIS BRUNNER (Spider-Gwen), and more.
Collects THE RIDE: BURNING DESIRE #1-5
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, “Know Your Onions” (ABC)
FRIDAY, JUNE 5
Harley Quinn, “Dye Hard” (DC Universe)
SUNDAY, JUNE 7
Snowpiercer, “Without Their Maker” (TNT, 8 p.m.)
"I’m interested to see what they pick for the DC Goes to War HC"
Catch a glimpse of what it was like to live through two World Wars through the eyes of characters including Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, the Boy Commandos, Blackhawk, and many others. From tales of rebellion to surviving the battlefield, this title collects some of the greatest war stories of their time. Collects Sgt. Rock Special #2, Enemy Ace: War in Heaven #1-2, Showcase #57, Our Army at War #67, #83, #233, and #235, Boy Commandos #1, Star Spangled War Stories #87 and #183, All-American Comics #48, Weird War Tales #3 (1972), G.I. Combat #87, Our Fighting Forces #49 and #102, The Losers Special #1, and Military Comics #1.
Thanks, Jeff. Except that I don't know Our Army at War #67 from Our Army at War #167! So I don't know what's in that list of books above. War comics are a huge gap in my comics knowledge, because I really never cared for them when I was younger. My interest now is primarily historic.
I expect a lot of Kubert and some Kirby (Boy Commandos) in the book, which will be welcome, and maybe some origins. But what about Russ Heath? Mort Drucker? There are some odd corners in DC's war comics I hope they explore.
I do have an idea what to expect from Military Comics #1 (first Blackhawk), which they've already reprinted a time or two. And I think The Losers Special might something I have, if it's the one by Kirby. I also have Enemy Ace: War in Heaven, which I think was a two-part, perfect-bound affair. And I have Showcase #57 as well, which is the first appearance of Enemy Ace -- in fact, I have all of Von Hammer's Showcase appearances. And since I bought the first couple of years of Weird War Tales, I've doubtless read WWT #3, although I don't remember what's in it or why it would be special.
Say, maybe I know more about war comics than I thought!
DC GOES TO WAR: This did NOT ship to my LCS today, despite the fact that the listing I posted above is from my store’s web-site which is fed directly from Diamond. The owner checked and it’s not on next week’s invoice, either. His best guess: June 17. Chalk it up to COVID and expect many more shipping irregularities in the weeks to come.
PAUL IS DEAD: This did ship but my LCS ordered only one copy for the shelf ad it was sold out by the time I got there. (If I would have really wanted it, I would have pre-ordered it.) If only this had shipped 30 years ago I would have been all over it. I never did buy into the “cover up” or “conspiracy” or whatever you want to call it, but I was fascinated by it. Somewhere I have a list of 68 (yes, you read that right: “68”) supposed “hints” from song lyrics and album cover art that Paul McCartney was dead. I’ll give it a look when the re-order ships, but if anyone here does buy it, please post about it somewhere here on this board.
Diamond's site still lists June 3 for DC Goes to War. Bleeding Cool has an article about delayed books, putting DC Goes to War on June 9 -- but it also has several books listed as late that weren't.
Instocktrades doesn't list DC Goes to War as far as a I looked, which was June 17. Amazon lists it as June 2.
I suspect discrepancies such as this will persist for quite some time.
Incidentally, a collection titled Atlas at War (collecting stories from Marvel's "Atlas" era) was solicited for June 17 release. When it will actually ship is anyone's guess.