Anthony’s Marvel and DC Comics picks for June 2019

Here’s my look at what’s coming out from Marvel and DC Comics for June 2019.

DC Comics

A full list of solicitations is available here.

Comics

  • Scooby-Doo Where Are You? #99, on sale June 19, $3

Trade paperbacks/graphic novels

  • Superman of Smallville TPB, on sale Aug. 28, $10

Marvel

A full list of solicitations is available here.

Comics

  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #45, $4
  • Spider-Man Annual #1, $5
  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man #7, $4
  • Magnificent Ms. Marvel #4, $4
  • Marvel Team-Up #3, $4
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #44, $4
  • Marvel Rising #4 (of 5), $4

Trade paperbacks/graphic novels

  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, vol. 7, $16
  • Miles Morales, vol. 1: Straight Out of Brooklyn, $18

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Squirrel Girl #45
“The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl” #45. Art by Erica Henderson.

No “Scooby-Doo Team-Up” this month, though the regular “Scooby” book is out.

“Superman of Smallville” is by Art Baltazar and Franco, of “Tiny Titans” fame. Despite its name, its premise is pretty much an old-school Superboy story—a 13-year-old Clark defends Smallville from disasters.

Speaking of the Last Son of Krypton, DC’s releasing the first issue of “Superman: Year One,” the $8-priced three-issue miniseries featuring Frank Miller’s retelling of Superman’s origin. This was supposed to be part of the launch of the “Black Label” imprint line of books, along with two other volumes (a DCU history by John Ridley, and a Wonder Woman story by Kelly Sue DeCormick). However, those two volumes either have a currently unknown status or are postponed indefinitely. Again, my opinion from a year ago (when this was announced) hasn’t changed—DC could’ve hired a fresher and/or less problematic voice to write a Superman origin story instead of Miller.

Marvel’s “War of the Realms” crossover event continues this month, including its spillover into the pages of Squirrel Girl’s comic.

Marvel’s solicitations for the Spider-books this month seem to be reflecting the success of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” at this year’s Golden Globes and Oscars. Spider-Ham himself appears in this year’s “Spider-Man Annual”; there’s also a trade paperback of Peter Porker’s original stories.

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