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  • Writer's pictureTrusty Henchman

Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Indy Superhero

This batch features a fancy new hardcover for Michel Fiffe's COPRA, a thief masquerading as a hero, a new Patton Oswalt project, the first ever collection of the UK's premier superheroine, and a new printing of Peter Tomasi's evil Superman title The Mighty.



(W) Michel Fiffe (A/CA) Michel Fiffe

COPRA's 10th anniversary kicks off with an oversized hardcover compendium collecting its seminal first twelve issues. From writer/artist MICHEL FIFFE comes the opening salvo of the world's greatest superhero revenge series. Dive into a formalist battle royale of mercenary misfits and celebrate a decade of COPRA with style. Collects COPRA #1-12 JUL220098

Why this caught my eye:

I dragged my feet getting into COPRA because I thought it was just a Suicide Squad rip off. And while it's certainly an analog of the Squad (and so much more), it easily told the best Squad stories I've ever read. I'm glad to see it getting a nice Image hardcover treatment and I'll definitely need to upgrade from the last collections I picked up.



(W) Karl Kesel (CA) Karl Kesel (A/CA) David Hahn

Full throttle thrills by Karl Kesel and David Hahn! A thief pretending to be a superhero? It's not impossible-it's Impossible Jones! Read the explosive origin of the impulsive IMP as she tries to convince citizens, cops, and fellow superheroes that she's New Hope City's newest and coolest super-powered protector! But she's also a damn good thief, and with her new powers, pilfering and purloining have never been easier! Added bonus: Cops don't shoot at her, are glad to tell her exactly what they're up to, and everyone's happy to show her their security systems. But it's a high-stakes, high-wire balancing act, and even shape-shifting superpowers can be stretched thin!

Collects Impossible Jones #1-4. JUN221878

Why this caught my eye:

I missed this when it was offered via Kickstarter, so glad to see Scout picked it up.



(W) Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum (A/CA) Scott Hepburn

It's hard out there for a supervillain. Not the world conquerors, chaos engines, or arch-nemeses . . . but the little guys. The ones who put on uniforms, knock over jewelry stores, and get tied to poles. And things are about to get worse. The psychotic Stickman has murdered Kid Dusk, sidekick to Twilight City's premier crime-fighter, the Insomniac. The Insomniac's teammates are tearing Twilight apart, turning it into a police state-desperate to capture Stickman and stop the Insomniac from 'crossing that final line' in which he may never come back from. Caught in the middle are the small-time c-list villains, finding it impossible to walk down the street without being harassed by these heroes. With a bounty on the Stickman's head, former villain Playtime decides to assemble a ragtag team of villains to take down the Stickman and kill him themselves.


Why this caught my eye:

Oswalt wrote one of my favorite one-shot JLA stories, so I'm always game to see what he's working on.



(W) Ramzee (A) Giorogio Giorgetti (A/CA) Elkys Nova

The first ever collection of the UK's premier superheroine, this action packed comic is perfect for readers new to the meow-gnificent world of Cat Girl! Cathy Carter is not your average teen. She can jump further, fight longer and climb higher than anyone she knows - with the aid of a magic suit, she is Cat Girl! Facing off in glamorous, globetrotting adventures against supervillains and master criminals, Cathy often finds the hardest fight comes from her bumbling detective father, who doesn't believe Cathy can fend for herself. Can Cathy save the world when the person trying to hold her back is her dad?


Why this caught my eye:

The solicit is a little vague, but I'm assuming this is reprinting some of the new adventures of this character that I saw popping up a few years ago plus maybe some classic reprint material? I was interested in the credit to Giorogio Giorgetti, who you can read a little bit about here.



(W) Peter J. Tomasi, Keith Champagne (A) Chris Samnee, Peter Snejbjerg (A/CA) Dave Johnson

As the world's only superhero, Alpha One is a symbol of hope for all mankind...but at what price? While the population is inspired from a distance by their savior, police captain Gabriel Cole gets close enough to discover the mystery behind Alpha One's public origin-and that his twisted plans to create a utopia are more dangerous than anyone could've dreamed!

This THE MIGHTY edition collects all twelve issues of the acclaimed series, plus three rare eight-page stories and a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes sketches and scripts.

From PETER J. TOMASI (Superman, Batman and Robin, Blood Tree, Light Brigade, The Bridge), KEITH CHAMPAGNE (The Switch, Daybreak!, Frank N. Stein), CHRIS SAMNEE (FIRE POWER BY KIRKMAN & SAMNEE, Daredevil), and PETER SNEJBJERG (B.P.R.D.), with a new cover by DAVE JOHNSON!

Collects THE MIGHTY #1-12 JUL220125

Why this caught my eye:

Evil Superman analogs are big again with how popular the Homelander is in the Boys, so we get stuff like the return of Mark Waid's Irredeemable and a new printing of this often overlooked Dark Horse series. I love Tomasi and we get some great art by Samnee and Snejbjerg. I highly recommend checking this one out, plus it's nice to just have it all in one package with all the new extras.


That's it for this batch, we'll check out some LGBTQ books on the next installment!

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