Anthony’s independent comics picks for May 2019

Here’s a look at what non-Big Two comics are coming out for May 2019.

Boom! Studios

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • The Avant-Guards #5, $4
  • The Avant-Guards, vol. 1 TPB, $15
  • Lumberjanes #62, $4
  • Lumberjanes, vol. 12 TPB, on sale July 2019, $15
  • Lumberjanes: Somewhere That’s Green #1, $8

IDW

A full list of solicitations is available here.

  • Star Wars Adventures Annual 2019, $8
  • They Called Us Enemy GN (b&w), on sale July 2019, $20
  • Marvel Action: Black Panther: Stormy Weather (Book One) TPB, on sale July 2019, $10
  • Atomic Robo and the Dawn of a New Era TPB, on sale July 2019, $20

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They Called Us Enemy
“They Called Us Enemy” GN. Art by Harmony Becker.

The first trade paperback for the new series “The Avant-Guards” is out this month. We’re also getting (in July) a new trade of “Lumberjanes,” plus what I assume is a new one-shot special (the solicitation didn’t make it clear).

“They Called Us Enemy” is a black-and-white graphic novel. It’s about “Star Trek” actor George Takei‘s early childhood experiences in a Japanese internment camp during World War II.

Despite the miniseries-like cover, “Archie” #705 kicks off a five-part storyline where Archie’s dating Sabrina Spellman. Meanwhile, the “Betty and Veronica” miniseries comes to a close with the girls’ graduation day.

This year’s “Star Wars Adventures Annual” features, of all characters, Jaxxon. For the unfamiliar, he’s a six foot (1.8 meters) tall, green-colored rabbit pilot. Jaxxon first appeared in the 70s/80s Marvel “Star Wars” comics, and has been seen sporadically in comics (but not the movies) since. The annual’s written by Cavan Scott, with art by Mauricet and coloring by Stan Sakai. Sakai’s known for his long-running series about a more prominent comic book rabbit, “Usagi Yojimbo.” On a related note, Sakai has just moved his long-running comic about the “rabbit ronin” from its longtime home at Dark Horse to “Star Wars Adventure”‘s publisher, IDW.

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