Another month, another day, another comic to be read. It’s Wednesday my dudes, which means it’s New Comic Book Day! There are tons of new comics hitting the shelves of your local comic shops. It’s not always easy deciding what to get, let alone what you should add to your pull boxes. We’ve put together the Rogues Portal Pull List to show you the best comics that you might have missed! Let’s see what’s new for July 4th. Here’s what we’re getting and what you should check out today!

Rogues’ Essentials

Batman #50

  • It’s wedding season! – Anelise
  • King has reached the halfway point of his 100-issue run. He has had more ups than downs so far, and I look forward to the final 50. Don’t let the spoilers stop you from reading this issue. It’s one of the best Batman issues I’ve ever read. – Cory
  • King has done a remarkable job bringing out the human side of Batman. The issues leading up to the wedding have really raised questions about Batman and all of his villains. I’m sure there will be a twist, but what will it be? – Greg

Batman By Grant Morrison Omnibus Volume 1 HC

  • I’ve been waiting to read Morrison’s run on Batman for awhile now. What better time than now that it is all collected in one glorious omnibus. – Cory
  • Grant Morrison is one of my favourite writers, and Batman is one of my favourite superheroes. It is only logical I get this giant book of awesomeness. – Josh

Catwoman #1

  • With the wedding night barely over, Catwoman is back to work! I’m excited to see how this #1 and Batman #50 work together. – Anelise
  • Joelle Jones and Laura Allred were meant to make comics together. This book has the look and feel of Jones’ Lady Killer…and that is a great thing. – Cory
  • Since they are telling you that you should read Batman #50 first, then we must have a big reveal here. I’m a huge fan of Jones’ art, and I’m looking forward to her writing Catwoman. – Greg

Captain America #1

  • Coates on Cap has me all sorts of excited! As a bonus, he is bringing non-comics readers into the fray. So, welcome!! – Cory
  • Coates taking over Captain America? After a rough start on Black Panther, he really found his groove, so I cannot wait to see his take on this iconic Marvel character. – Greg

Quantum Age #1

  • Jeff Lemire has created a wonderfully unique, complex, and original superhero universe with Black Hammer. This spinoff looks to be more off the same greatness we’ve already come to expect. – Cory
  • New series spinning out of Black Hammer. Definitely worth checking out at least twice. – Josh

Quantum And Woody Volume 1 Kiss Kiss Klang Klang TP

  • I’ve never read any Valiant, but from what I’ve heard about the humor and action in this one, I have to give it a whirl. Who knows? Maybe it’ll get me into Valiant…? – Cory
  • Funny and heartfelt brotherly drama. And they’re superheroes. – Josh
  • Josh forgot to mention the all-important goat. but I ditto everything else he said. – Anelise

Rogue And Gambit Ring Of Fire TP

  • Kelly Thompson is one of my favorite writers in comics, and her take on R&G is such a blast to read! – Anelise
  • With the new series starting soon this is a great chance to see how well Thompson wrote the couple. – Greg

Anelise’s Picks

Deadpool #2
The art. The writing. The perfect Deadpool characterization. No. 1 was SOOOOOOOOOO amazing. I can’t wait to see if #2 continues to deliver greatness.

Death Or Glory #3
I love it when a series I didn’t think I would enjoy manages to capture my attention. And that’s precisely what has happened here.

Immortal Hulk #2
#1 of this was the first Hulk comic I’ve read, and I was blown away. It was so dark and so relatable and so brilliant. I’m excited to see what’s next!

Shade The Changing Woman #5
It’s Shade. So, OF COURSE you should be reading this.

Cory’s Pick

Project Superpowers #0
A 10-cent zero issue that relaunches the original Project Superpowers. Ten cents is not a bad price to check out an original superhero universe, especially if you have Big Two fatigue.






Frank’s Picks

Elvira Mistress Of The Dark #1
With Joe Linsner covers and goofy Elvira stories, how can you go wrong?

Hillbilly #11
This book really hits me where it counts: creepy back country folk, witches, scary monsters and Powell’s gorgeous art. Truly worth a read!

Lady Mechanika la Belle Dame Sans Merci #1
Every Lady Mechanika series has been fun to read, if overly wordy at times. Benitez’s art is consistently great. I look forward to this book every series.



Greg’s Picks

Astonishing X-Men #13
Rosenberg takes over and introduces a new team.

Jim Henson’s Beneath The Dark Crystal #1
There have been a couple of new series focusing on The Dark Crystal recently. For someone who grew up loving the movie I feel like I need to at least check out these dives into other parts of the universe.




Graphic Novels

Betty And Veronica Vixens Volume 1 TP
I read an issue of this and wasn’t wowed by it, buuuuuut I want to like it so much that I think I’ll give the trade a read. Hoping for the best! – Anelise

Scales And Scoundrels Volume 2 Treasurehearts TP
Rich with atmosphere and medieval political drama, this book definitely deserves a read. – Frank

Witchblade Volume 1 TP
The new version of Witchblade has been an exciting and interesting take on the ancient relic. Great chance to catch up on the whole story here. – Greg


That’s all for this week! Thanks for checking out the Rogues Portal Pull List! We’ll be back next week with a brand new list for you to check out. Same Bat-Time. Same Bat-Channel!

Josh Rose
Basically a hobbit, Josh is always enjoying food and drink, and going on unexpected adventures. Beware if you see him without a cup of coffee: caffeination deprivation makes this boy go loco.

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