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March-for-May solicitations upcoming comic book release

A quick introduction as to what we have planned for this monthly segment. Pretty straightforward, we take a look at the PREVIEWSWORLD monthly solicits for upcoming comic book releases, and recommended to you our MUST COP picks! We do the heavy lifting for you so you don’t have to! With credits to Jacqui Quinn for the idea. Thanks Jacqui! Speaking of, first up…

Jacqui Quinn’s Pick —
Don’t Avert Your Eyes #1
by creators Patrick Kindlon and Maria Llovet with artists Kelsi Jo Silva, Andy Duggan, Valentina Pinti, and Simone Sellecchia, and letterer Jim Campbell

Hedonist socialites performing a sex-magick-fueled demonic conjuring — that’s the backbone premise of 2017’s There’s Nothing There, in which celebutante Reno Selleti awakes with fuzzy memories and a newly-found sixth sense. Now, six years later, Kindlon and Llovet are revisiting their ghost-filled world of social media obsessives with the Don’t Avert Your Eyes one-shot. With teaser pages that exude the same depth of unfiltered grittiness as the original, I will admit to being a bit salty that this “direct market” copy is less than half the price of the Kickstarter-funded version, but my loss is your gain.

Adults Only | Cover by Duski Loveless | Black & White Interiors | 36 Pages | $6.99
Black Mask Studios | May 31, 2023 | Lunar Distribution Order Code: 0323BM282

Don't Avert Your Eyes #1 Black Mask Studios upcoming comic book release
Don’t Avert Your Eyes #1 (Black Mask Studios)

Jairin Ervin’s Pick —
Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow #2 (of 6)
by writer Kenny Porter and artist Jahnoy Linsday

It amazes me that we live in a day and age where Superman and his Super-Family can be seen in such a public way. A prime example of this is Conner Kent, the clone of Superman and Lex Luthor, who will once again be venturing out on his own in Superboy: The Man of Tomorrow. And from his time with Young Justice and House of Kent, we gather that his team no longer needs him and his Super-Family is too busy for him. What I like about this, though, is that instead of him licking his wounds, he’s striking out on his own and leaving Earth altogether. It stays true to the Superboy science fiction genre with a hint of rock & roll. What crazy adventures will the emptiness of space have in store for him?

Ages 13+ | Cover by Jahnoy Lindsay | 32 Pages | $3.99
DC Comics | May 16, 2023 | Lunar Distribution Order Code: 0323DC090

Superboy The Man of Tomorrow #1 (DC Comics) upcoming comic book release
Superboy The Man of Tomorrow #1

Oscar Osorio’s Pick —
Avengers #1
by writer Jed Mackay and artist C.F. Villa

Another Avengers book? After Avengers, Avengers Assemble, and Avengers Forever, it seems like a lot… but it isn’t. The last Avengers #1 was released five years ago, and that series is ending with the epic conclusion of Jason Aaron’s run. The new team of Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America (Sam Wilson), Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, and Vision will face threats such as Terminus and Kang. With an MCU-inspired lineup, I’m excited for this new age of adventures.

Ages T+ | Cover by Stuart Immonen | 40 Pages | $4.99
Marvel Comics | May 17, 2023 | Diamond Order Code: MAR230597

Avengers #1 (2023) by Stuart Immonen upcoming comic book release
Avengers #1 (2023)

Sergio’s Pick —
Mullet Cop: License to Krill #1
by writer and artist Tom Lintern

The Mullet Cop series of one-shots from cartoonist Tom Lintern have been some of the funniest reads that I’ve had the pleasure of checking out. In fact, the initial installment was nominated for a 2021 NERDIES award in the Fan Favourite of the Year category. If that’s not enough of an endorsement, then how about the fact that Mullet Cop is being developed as an animated series. Think Paul Blart meets Judge Dread meets Eastbound & Down. Ridiculousness. In the Best. Way. Possible. License to Krill looks to continue the zaniness as the solicits tell us that a restaurant owner/aspiring scientist turns himself into a havoc-wrecking crustacean named Shrimp Man. Can Mullet Cop save the day once again? Presented in a special shrimp-sized 5×5 format!

No Appropriate Age Specified | Cover by Tom Lintern | 32 Pages | $3.99
Scout Comics | May 24, 2023 | Ordering Code: MAR231855 [Diamond] / 0323SC342 [Lunar]

Mullet Cop License To Krill #1 (Scout Comics) upcoming comic book release
Mullet Cop License To Krill #1 (Scout Comics)

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