Staff Picks 7/12/17

Heather

Eternal Empire #3: Tair and Rion discover that they share a fire power when in close proximity with one another. But will they be able to control it? And what will they do now that they've defied the Empire?

Midnighter - The Wildstorm Collection: From his hometown to the Middle East to the Carrier in outer space, Midnighter must protect the ones he loves while battling for his and their lives. When a firm of professional fascist superheroes overrun Midnighter's hometown, he battles himself in the guise of Assassin8 and steals his genetic code in the hopes of destroying the Authority, pitting friend versus friend and Midnighter versus Apollo! This title collects MIDNIGHTER #1-20 and MIDNIGHTER: ARMAGEDDON #1!

Real Science Adventures #4: Action, Adventure, Excitement-oh wait, I'm sorry, what? We've already been sued? I'm sorry, how much? Okaaay, well! You better order a lot of these and help us out.

Wyn

Calexit #1: "What if a fascist, autocratic President took over the United States? And what if that President lost California, the sixth largest economy on Earth, by nearly 2-to-1...a margin of almost 3 1/2 million votes? What if the day after that President took power, the largest mass demonstration in history occurred, and the state with the largest turnout was California. And then, the following week, two of the largest international airports in the world, California's LAX and SFO, were blockaded by protesters? What if California refused to be ruled?"

This first issue follows Jamal, a courier just trying to survive and is tasked with delivering a VERY important package.

She-Hulk TP Vol 1: The first volume of Mariko Tamaki's Hulk series hits the shelves. Having barely survived her fight with Thanos, Jennifer Walters is trying to move on with her life. A new client seeks her help to prevent their eviction, but dark forces may be the real threat.

Wonder Woman #26: Shea Fortuna takes over writing Wonder Woman and Diana attends a wedding! What could possibly go wrong.....

Ryan

Amazing Spider-Man #30: SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN!  Otto Octavius is back, but he's not returning to his old ways...  No, this time, he's THE SUPERIOR OCTOPUS! And he's allied himself with Steve Rogers and Hydra!  What does Ock have planned for Peter and Parker Industries? Nothing good for Spider-Man, that's for sure!

Flash #26: "RUNNING SCARED" part two! Barry Allen and Iris West witness a chilling vision of the future courtesy of the Reverse-Flash, who reveals the couple's legendary romance will yield only darkness for the world of tomorrow. Now, Thawne forces The Flash to make a choice: spend forever alone or doom the future?

Planet of the Apes/ Green Lantern #6: The battle has infected Ape City. Cornelius' army of empowered mutants and apes lay waste to Grodd's Gorilla Army and Red Lanterns. This world's only hope lies with Hal Jordan and Sinestro, who must work together to save Cornelius from the corruption of the Universal Ring. 

Kay

STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #9: Aphra's back with a brand-new plan that's guaranteed to pay! There's just one teensy problem...It involves surrounding herself by some of the galaxy's biggest baddies, and they don't like Aphra's tricks!


DRAGON AGE KNIGHT ERRANT #3: With Varric's help, Vaea sets out on a rescue mission for the Inquisition. After dodging societal niceties with the stuffy prince Sebastian and the even stuffier Seneschal Granger, Vaea catches up to her quarry . . . only to discover the mission will be far from that simple!


STAR WARS DARTH VADER #3: Vader sets his sights on a Jedi who's avoided Order 66…a Jedi Master who's long lived in seclusion…a Jedi more powerful than any Vader has faced before…

Kat

Misfit City #3: I am loving this series. As a fan of the Goonies, seeing this homage to the film with an all female cast of characters is everything I've wanted from a comic. The art is awesome and the comic perfectly captures the aesthetic and attitude of the Pacific Northwest. I can't wait to see what happens next.

Kim Reaper #4: This comic is adorable. With a cute romance between the two leads, fanfiction worthy hilarity, and self aware absurdity, this is one of my favorite Oni Press titles. Sarah Graley's writing and art are delightful. Graley also has tapped into a much needed story: a cute, funny, and kind of cheesy love story between two girls. Nothing is too serious, despite the comic being about Grim Reapers, and that's what it needs to be. 

She-Hulk TP Vol 1 Deconstructed: I read anything Mariko Tamaki writes. I also love Jennifer Walters. Put them together and Marvel has created a book that I will gladly throw my money at. I'm incredibly excited to read this, as Tamaki unabashedly tackles heavy subjects in her original work, making her the perfect choice to write a superhero book about PTSD. I will definitely be picking this up when it comes out.