Comics Alternative Podcast Episode 91: The July Previews Catalog

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Lots o’ Summer Stuff

It’s that time of the month for the Two Guys with PhDs…that is, it’s time for the July Previews catalog! On this episode, Andy and Derek take their monthly gander at some of the great comics being solicited in Previews and due out in the next couple of months. All of the major publishers, and many, many of the smaller ones, are represented here, and the guys comment on how this is a particularly July2014Previewsfat month when it comes to new and upcoming comics. They begin the show by looking at some of the titles being offered for this year’s Halloween ComicFest, and then they get into the nitty-gritty of the catalog. Some of the titles that they highlight include Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly’s The New York Four and Satoshi Kon’s Opus (Dark Horse), Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez’s The Names #1 and Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy’s The Wake hardcover (Vertigo/DC Comics), Will Eisner’s Spirit, Vol. 2: Artist’s Edition and Craig Yoe’s The Worst of Eerie Publications (IDW Publishing), Jay Faerber and Scott Godlewski’s Copperhead #1 and Ryan Browne’s God Hates Astronauts #1 (Image Comics), Gary Scott Beatly and Aaron Warner’s Number One #1 (Aazurn Publishing), Roberto Aguirre Sacasa and Robert Hack’s Sabrina #1 (Archie Comics), Hubert and Marie Caillou’s Adrian and the Tree of Secrets and Julie Maroh’s Skandalon (Arsenal Pulp Press), George Perez’s Sirens #1 (BOOM! Studios), Duane Swierczynsky and Keith Burns’s Ex-Con #1 (Dynamite Entertainment), Gilbert Hernandez’s Bumperhead (Drawn and Quarterly), Dash Shaw’s Doctors and Joe Sacco’s Bumf 1: I Buggered the Kaiser (Fantagraphics), Paul Pope and J. T. Petty’s Battling Boy: The Rise of Aurora West and Farel Dalrymple’s The Wrenchies (First Second), Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving’s Annihilator #1 (Legendary Comics), Greg Rucka and Justin Greenwood’s Stumptown: The Case of the King of Clubs #1 (Oni Press), and Jorg Tittle and John Aggs’s Ricky Rouse Has a Gun (SelfMadeHero). And this is just the tip of the solicitation iceberg. You really do have to listen to the entire episode to get the full scope, and warm fuzzy feelings, of this month’s Previews.

Be sure to preorder your copies of some of the titles discussed in this episode:

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