Below are the new series and miniseries I’m looking forward to seeing at my local comic store the week of July 18, 2018.
The Thrilling Adventure Hour (#1 of 8)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Words/Story: Ben Acker, Ben Blacker
Art/Colors: MJ Erickson
“Frank and Sadie Doyle are the toast of the upper crust. Headliners on the society pages. And they see ghosts. Follow the Doyles on a night when having a drink (or ten) with friends goes horribly, and perhaps predictably, wrong at a haunted house.”
Category: Returning to a Beloved World
Why I’m Excited: It’s like a modern take on the Thin Man movies of Golden Age Hollywood. Need I say more? Well I might—Ben Acker and Ben Blacker have hilarious credentials that include MPR’s Wits and joke contributions to the CW’s Supernatural (which I think of as a sitcom with demons). I look forward to all of the hilarity of the stage show and podcast on which this series is based, combined with art that makes me want to wear suits all the time.
Life of Captain Marvel (#1 of 5)
Words/Story: Margaret Stohl
Art/Colors: Carlos Pacheco
“Carol Danvers was just a girl from the Boston suburbs who loved science and the Red Sox until a chance encounter with a Kree hero gave her incredible super-powers. Now, she’s a leader in the Avengers and the commander of Alpha Flight. But what if there were more to the story? When crippling anxiety attacks put her on the sidelines in the middle of a fight, Carol finds herself reliving memories of a life she thought was far behind her. You can’t outrun where you’re from—and sometimes, you have to go home again. But there are skeletons in Captain Marvel’s closet—and what she discovers will change her entire world.”
Category: Like They Need Any Promotional Help
Why I’m Excited: After the character assignation that took place in the Civil War II event, and the inconsistent treatment of Carol Danvers in her solo series of books (sometimes costarring Alpha Flight) over the last few years, I truly think that this might be the book that gets people excited for the upcoming Captain Marvel movie. Brie Larson looks well cast, and I’m desperately hoping that the movie soars to the heights achieved by the Kelly Sue DeConnick comic run from a few years ago.
It looks to be a light week. Did I miss anything you’re looking forward to?