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New Comic Wednesday June 23, 2021
The Comic Source Podcast
Jace takes a spoiler-free look at some of the titles hitting comic shops the week of June 23, 2021. Spawn’s Universe from Todd McFarlane and company is the start of something incredibly big. Better grab a copy because this is a book that people may look back on in 20 years and say it all started here! Stray Dogs comes to an end with #5 and it is just as poignant, emotional and impactful as each and every issue of the series has been. Amazing Spider-Man #69 brings on Ed Brisson as co-writer and we wonder how long he will be around because this issue is really solid. Action from cover to cover and so many storylines! Fantastic Four Life Story works very well if you look at it as a What If story because so much of this version of the FF’s history is completely different from the team and family we know, but that’s ok because it is very compelling. Captain Marvel #29 is a wonderful character issue for Carol where she shows so much self-awareness. Perfect example of how much Kelly Thompson understands who Carol is. Plus we get incredible line work and a gorgeous cover. Gamma Flight #1 ties into the Immortal Hulk storyline and we are glad because the story of these characters may not fit into the pages of the Immortal Hulk book, but it is a story worth reading. Lan Medina handles the art and it looks great. Heroes Return finishes up the Heroes reborn event, but we are left feeling a bit like this one may be forgotten quickly. It was all a bit predictable and while at times it was fun, it’s impact is questionable. Nuclear Family #5 finishes this series up in a way that fits the feel of the series overall. All your questions may not be answered and you are left to ponder the implications. Just like some of the best episodes of the Twilight Zone not everything is wrapped up in a nice, neat package. Way of X #3 has Nightcrawler more confused than ever when it comes to the answers he seeks about finding a way to stem the spiritual malaise he feels is spreading on the island of Krakoa. Kurt has always been a character whose faith has been strong, but what may matter most here is that Kurt believe in himself. We have not one but two Books of the Week this time out, both have surprising twists in the narrative that we were not expecting based on the previous issues. Shadecraft #4 show us we may not be getting the family drama we expected, but may be getting a much more action-packed one. Lee Garbett & Antonio Fabela are at the height of their artistic powers as well. In Blue Flame #2 a huge event happens within the first two pages that will have a huge impact on the dual narrative going forward and we wonder how Sam may view it. Will he begin to believe that perhaps humanity is not worth saving? All this, plus Jace gives a rundown on some other titles you may want to be on the lookout for.