New in Comics: Batman and Robin of 1960’s TV Returns to Comics

By | July 17, 2013
A few choice selections from the comics due out July 17th (Note that the release dates are tentative on some of these titles):

Batman 66 #1
DC Comics

Description: Put on your go-go boots and get ready to “Batusi” back to the Swingin’ 60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV series in comics form for the first time! These all-new stories portray The Caped Crusader, The Boy Wonder and their fiendish rogues gallery just the way viewers remember them. In this first adventure, The Riddler’s out to steal some valuable artwork from under the noses of Gotham’s police. But Batman gets help from an unlikely source: a certain femme fatale dressed in feline finery!

By: Jeff Parker, Jonathan Case, Michael Allred

Star Wars: Dark Times – A Spark Remains #1
Dark Horse

Description: Reunited with the ragtag crew of the Uhumele, Jedi Dass Jennir is surprised to find them plotting with another Jedi to take down the iron fist of the new Galactic Empire-Darth Vader himself! Having only just found love and a reason to live, Jennir is reluctant to join-but their plan may be too good to pass up .

By: Randy Stradley, Douglas Wheatley, Dan Jackson, Benjamin Carré

Red Sonja #1
Dynamite Entertainment

Description: THIS IS IT. Red Sonja gets a fresh new attitude by the dream team of writer GAIL SIMONE (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) and artist WALTER GEOVANI (Prophecy, Witchblade), on the book they were born to create. Sonja pays back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect, even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths!

This thrilling new series features covers by the top female artists in the industry, including Nicola Scott, Colleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Fiona Staples, Amanda Conner and more. You do NOT want to miss this re-introduction the She-devil with a Sword!

By: Gail Simone, Walter Geovanni, Amanda Conner

Mysterious Strangers #1
Oni Press

Description: Protecting the world from the strange is what Verity, Michael, and Sandoval do best, and on the island nation of Hidalgo, things have been getting very strange indeed. The president has declared martial law, sending everyone to excavations in the jungle. But the strangest thing of all is the involvement of the mysterious organization O.C.C.U.L.T. What could they want with an island with no strategic value? It’s up to the Strangers to find out!

By: Chris Roberson, Scott Kowalchuk

The Strain: The Fall #1
Dark Horse

Description: Dr. Ephraim Goodweather’s failure to kill the Master-the ancient vampire behind the epidemic infesting New York City-has led the former alcoholic to relapse as the city burns around him. It’s the end of the world, but Eph, beaten but not dead, has still got to protect his son Zack from his mother, who’s now a bloodthirsty vampire that craves her child more than any artery.

* From the mind of visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan.

* Ongoing series continuing the story of the critically acclaimed comic The Strain.

By: David Lapham, Mike Huddleston, Dan Jackson, E. M. Gist

Five Color Comics #1
Art of Fiction

Description: All new, original characters from The Art of Fiction featuring art by some of the greatest names in the comics and animation industries. 48 pages of action and adventure with pirates, zombies, jungle girls, and a giant ape!

By: Erik Warfield, Troy Nixey, Bruce Timm

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