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Furious Five to Watch For – 06.21.11

June 22, 2011 by
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Another week, another round of Flashpoint tie-ins. Give DC credit though – these are probably the strongest tie-in books to an event that we’ve seen in a while. But there’s more to the event madness going on this week too:

5) Brightest Day Aftermath : The Search for Swamp Thing #1

Two big Vertigo characters have made their way to the DCU courtesy of last month’s finish to the Brightest Day event. Probably more a prep for the September re-launch, but it will still be interesting what transpires for the next 3 issues as Constantine tries to convince the Justice League that having Swamp Thing back might not be kosher.

4) Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance #1

The one thing you can say about this event is it has made this whole Atlantean/Amazonian war very appealing. And having Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning taking charge after a great start to their Wonder Woman tie-in is just going to make much more appealing.

3) Flashpoint: The Reverse Flash #1

He’s been hovering over this event for a couple of months now, but has yet to show his hand and intentions. That’s changing with this issue. I’m still not sure how I feel about Scott Kolins taking on writing chores, but it’s hard to do this character wrong.

2) Batman: Gates of Gotham #2

We have a thing on this site – if a Scott Snyder issue comes out, it gets talked about no matter what else releases that same week. Period. The next issue in the history of Gotham is out and it’s got me giddy to find out more about its families’ ties to this new steampunk villain.

1) Ultimate Spider-Man #160

As if there was any doubt. Marvel’s pushing out the hype for this final chapter in the Death of Spider-Man storyline – even doing the pollybag treatment again like they did for Fantastic Four earlier this year. All I know is it will be yet another solid issue in the long run that Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley have had together.

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