The Longbox Short-List - Week of June 6, 2018

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Welcome back to Critical Blast’s long-running weekly look at what new comics you should check out each week.   Just a warning, I make these picks pretty much a week BEFORE I actually get to read any of these comics, so if something is a stinker, I take no blame on that.  Let's get to it!

Comics shipping this week


  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 - I have to admit, NO JUSTICE didn't do much for me. I am really looking forward to the new JUSTICE LEAGUE books, but the lead in seemed liked a bit of a waste to me. Hopefully they will pick up. JUSTICE LEAGUE has been the one real weak area of DC since REBIRTH to me.
  • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP #1 - I know this is just to capitalize on the movie, but I love both Nadia and Scott Lang, so any excuse to get them in a comic is okay with me.
  • DOCTOR STRANGE #1 - Mark Waid is taking Doctor Strange on some cosmic adventures. Why not! Count me in; this sounds like fun!
  • IMMORTAL HULK #1 - Al Ewing quickly became one of my favorite comic writers. I think he is a great fit for a new HULK series. I actually did like Amadeus Cho as the Hulk, but Marvel seems obsessed with the status quo all the time, so I am not surprised to see Bruce Banner back.
  • DAZZLER X-SONG #1 - I have always liked Dazzler. The reluctant superhero with the real unique super powers. I know a lot of people look down on the character because she was so disco when she was created, but I think Marvel has always done a great job of keeping her up the with times.
  • BATMAN: PRELUDE TO THE WEDDING NIGHTWING VS HUSH #1 - Hush is back!! I've always thought that DC could do a lot more with the character. Too often, the Batman books seem stuck in using one-shot villains that we never see again or using the same villains over and over again. I've always thought Hush had a lot of potential, and I hope we see more of him. And we also have BATMAN #48 which is a lead in to the wedding issue too!
  • Dark Ark #7
  • Archie #31
  • Saban's Go Go Power Rangers #10
  • Exit Stage Left The Snagglepuss Chronicles #6 (Of 6)
  • Green Arrow #41
  • Green Lanterns #48
  • Man Of Steel #2 (Of 6)
  • Wonder Woman Annual #2
  • Spawn #286
  • Ben Reilly The Scarlet Spider #19
  • Hunt For Wolverine Weapon Lost #2 (Of 4)
  • Infinity Countdown #4 (Of 5)
  • Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #31
  • Star Wars #49
  • Weapon X #19