Anthony’s DC Comics picks for July 2015

Here’s what’s of interest coming out from DC Comics in July. A full list of solicitations is available here.

Comics

  • Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #12, on sale July 15, $4 (digital first)
  • Starfire #2, on sale July 8, $3
  • Bizarro #2 (of 6), on sale July 1, $3
  • Bat-Mite #2 (of 6), on sale July 1, $3
  • Batman ’66 #25, on sale July 22, $3 (digital first)
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #11, on sale July 1, $3
  • Astro City #25, on sale July 1, $4

Trade paperbacks

  • Green Lantern: A Celebration of 75 Years (HC), on sale Sept. 30, $40

Comments

This month’s listings show it’s still back to business as usual for DC, even if they’ve dropped the New 52 name. Sword-wielding Wonder Woman dating Superman? Check. Ugly 90s-derived costumes? Check. Superman looking like a cross between his “Li’l Abner” “early days” New 52 costume and some “dudebro?” Check. Thus, DC’s “canonical” line’s still largely “auto-ignore” on my part… but I’m still suggesting “Starfire” (for now) and the two miniseries above, “Bizarro” and “Bat-Mite.”

Elsewhere, “Batman ’66” introduces Harley Quinn into the book’s universe, slightly renamed “The Harlequin” and engaged in what looks like deadly…roller derby?

This year’s the 75th anniversary of Green Lantern, so Alan, Hal, and (presumably) John are getting the hardcover anniversary special¬†treatment.

“Scooby-Doo Team-Up” features a pairing of the gang with, of all characters, Secret Squirrel. It looks like his original 60s version from the artwork, versus the hilarious “Super Secret Secret Squirrel” shorts of the 90s. I gather the series is moving into the full range of Hanna-Barbera characters, including the anthropomorphic animal ones (versus Scooby, who’s “just” a talking animal)? Wonder if we’ll also see Atom Ant, or the various other 70s “mystery solving teens with wacky sidekicks” like Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels?

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