Calexit By Matteo Pizzolo and Amancay Nahuelpan £2.99.
California breaks away for the rest of the U.S.A to escape a tyrannical president. From Indy publisher, Black Mask comes this what if scenario that sounds like it could be probable.
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl 21 writer Ryan North (adventure time) Art Erica Henderson £2.99 on sale 14 June
If you have lost faith in marvel over the recent months then this could be the time to get back on board with one of Marvel’s craziest characters, Squirrel Girl. In this stand-alone issue Squirrel Girl, Nancy and Mary go off for a weekend in the Negative Zone, and leave the crime fighting to Koi Bpoi, Chipmunk Hunk and a robot to keep the city together, but return to a crime wave. Written by Ryan North of Adventure Time this issue will not be short of fun and action.
Jazz Maynard #1 written and art by Raule & Roger £2.99 On sale 21 June 2017
The scene is Barcelona. Trumpeter Jazz Maynard is a captive, tied to a chair in a seedy room. His long-lost sister is in the grip of New York sex traffickers and he’s about to sink even deeper into a maze of trouble. This is top-flight French Bande-Desinnee comic class with continental flair giving you something most comics on the shelves don’t’!
Edge of Venom-Verse #1 written by Matthew Rosenberg & art by Roland Boschi £2.99 On sale 28 June 2017
Forget multi-title story events, sometimes you just want insane 90s style, alien, fanged, black-tendril-clad versions of all of your favourite Marvel characters all in one comic! This summer the entire Marvel Universe will be venomised! In this series, the young mutant clone X-23, the child clone of Wolverine, collides with a cryogenic tube containing a strange alien symbiote during her escape from The Facility that created her. Bonding with the alien enhances her super abilities but also starts to alter her mind.
Adventures in Crime *1 written by Shane Berryhill & art by Hoyt Silva £2.99 on sale 7 June Jack Levi is an aspiring comic book artist living in New York City in 1939, but his attempts to get published put him at odds with a crime syndicate who control some of the market. A crime story with a wonderful retro feel and seems to tick all the boxes of great pulp fiction.
Bulletproof Coffin: The 1000 Yard Stare (One Shot) by Hine & Kane £2.99 on sale 7 June 2017
When indie publisher Image Nation hires Shaky Kane to write and draw his own comic book, the artist finally finds himself free from the tedium of visualizing the geriatric ramblings of washed-up hack, David Hine. See the awful consequences as jealous rivalry leads to a bloody showdown on the convention floor. Hine and Kane are back in this warped tale of bruised egos, complete with all the anarchistic art work and writing that you would expect from this team.
Winnebago Graveyard #1 written by Steve Niles & art by Alison Sampson £2.99 on sale 14 June 2017
A family out on a road trip discover one sleepy little town’s sinister secret. A gripping horror story rendered in beautiful detail by British artist Alison Sampson’s artwork.
Divided States of Hysteria #1 by Howard Chaykin £2.99 on sale 7 June 2017
Great as the cover is, and as much at Gnash we love Image Comic releases, this might be a bit too predictable, or it could be timely and perceptive political commentary. It’s all about an America that’s kind of gone to hell and then there’s a terrorist attack which triggers the second civil war. Certainly, worth a try.