Anthony’s Marvel Comics picks for July 2018

Here’s a look at what comics Marvel’s releasing in July. A full list of solicitations is available here.

Comics

  • Captain America #1, $5
  • Champions #22, $4
  • Marvel Two-in-One #8, $4
  • Black Panther #3, $4
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #34, $4
  • Ms. Marvel #32, $4
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #33, $4
  • Marvel Rising: Squirrel Girl/Ms. Marvel #1, $6 (one-shot)
  • Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Ms. Marvel and the Teleporting Dog #1, $4 (one-shot)

Trade paperbacks/graphic novels

  • Champions, vol. 3, $16
  • Rise of the Black Panther, $18
  • Lockjaw: Who’s a Good Boy?, $16

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #33
“Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” #33. Art by Natacha Bustos.

Marvel’s rebooting a lot of their books with new #1’s this month. The main one of interest for this month is probably the new Captain America run by Ta-Nehishi Coates. That said, it sounds like it’s still affected by that ill-conceived “Secret Empire” storyline (from the solicit’s remarks about Hydra).

Nick Spencer (the writer on the aforementioned “Hydra-Cap”) is the new writer on “Amazing Spider-Man,” which is also getting a new #1.

Marvel is publishing a “Cosmic Ghost Rider” miniseries, some bizarre sounding mix of Frank “The Punisher” Castle as the latest incarnation of Ghost Rider.

Another miniseries starting this month is “Death of the Inhumans.” Between that and Disney’s buyout of Fox, I wonder if it’s a sign Marvel’s done with trying to make the Inhumans a thing (Kamala Khan aside).

Man-Thing, Marvel’s counterpart/answer to DC’s Swamp Thing, appears in this month’s “Champions.”

This month’s “Squirrel Girl” marks the first issue without long-time artist Erica Henderson, who’s departed from the book. However, she’ll still do the covers for the series. Her replacement’s an artist named Derek Charm. Charm’s previous works, per his Twitter profile, include Archie’s recent “Jughead” series and “Star Wars Adventures.”

“Moon Girl” offers another nice-looking photo-based cover this month. Some of the stuff on the (live-action) desk include toys of Galactus, Howard the Duck, and lots of variants of MODOK.

Two kid-friendly one-shots are out this month. One ties into “Marvel Rising,” while the other is more general. However, both feature Kamala.

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