THE HONOR ROLL: June 15, 2016 Releases

While everyone was at Heroescon this weekend new comics still came out this week. Great comics and we have some spoiler filled picks for you to check out. Let’s get to it!

BATMAN #1 – James Kaplan

This is it. This is the promise of DC Rebirth. This is one of the most fun, well-paced, engaging single issues I’ve read in a while. It’s a new story with a new take on Batman and his relationship to Gotham. I really like Tom King’s take on Batman, you can see how Batman is a master technician and strategist, but his Batman is also a more thoughtful, introspective, considerate hero. King gets the voice on Batman and also does a great job with the Batman/Alfred dynamic. David Finch on pencils, Matt Banning on inks and Jordie Bellaire on colors do fantastic work in this issue. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen better work from David Finch, who really creates some dynamic, exciting action in this issue. King looks to be subverting the fundamental idea that Batman is the hero that Gotham needs and deserves, and I’m excited to see where the story goes.


About Me: James is a lawyer by day, and an avid reader of comics whenever he can.  He loves his family, friends, and getting all of them into comics. He writes longer comics reviews at and is on Twitter @sinisterjhk. 

TITANS: REBIRTH #1 – Scott Keys

Titans: Rebirth was my favorite pick this week, hands down! How can you not love the reunion of the Titans with Wally West! Titans Together, indeed!


About Me: Scott Keys is a father, Butler University grad, pharmacist, and full-time comic nerd. You can follow his adventures around the spinner-rack and his Incoherent Comic Book Ramblings on: Twitter: @Like_car_Keys Instagram: Like_car_Keys Facebook: Scott Keys (Likecarkeys) Google+: Scott Keys Pinterest: LikecarKeys

BLACK WIDOW #4 –  Tom Barnett

This panel from Black Widow kinda creeped me out. Here the reader sees a man entering a cabin where the Widow is in bad shape. Certainly not fighting shape. The man’s shadow is reflected in the eye of a stuffed deer head on the wall, presumably one he shot. It made me do a double take.


About Me: I’m Tom. Slightly addicted to comics, Doctor Who, Star Wars and Star Trek. I also try to spend some time behind the lens of my camera. Love Bronze Age comics and the Black Hole movie from Disney. Follow me @tphoto10

THE SIXTH GUN #50 – Aaron Meyers

An epic ending to an epic story.


About Me: Aaron Meyers loves reading comics, collecting comics and talking about comics. He’s grateful to share his love of comics with all of his friends on the Internet. From Twitter at @aaronmeyers, to his new podcast, Comics Therapy with Andrea Shockling, it’s all about the love of comics. He also loves his family, especially his wife, Chrissy Meyers. And while you were taking the time to read this, Aaron went and bought all the best issues from your store’s dollar bin. You lose, Aaron wins. #AllTheComics



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