Five Graphic Novel Releases For June.

If the list below is anything to go by, it looks like June is a big release month for DC Comics and that will be good news for their fans.  As for me, I’m rather intrigued by ‘Bodies’, so I will be aiming to pick up a copy; check back later in the year for my review.

batgirlTitle ~ Batgirl Vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside (The New 52)
Author ~ Cameron Stewart
Illustrator ~ Babs Tarr
ISBN ~ 978-1401253325
Publisher ~ DC Comics; 52nd edition
Binding ~ Hardcover
Page Count ~ 176 pages
Series ~ New 52

Release Date ~ June 16, 2015

Description: Barbara Gordon’s ready for a fresh start. She’s packing her bags, crossing the bridge, and heading to Gotham’s coolest neighborhood: Burnside. And when a freak fire burns up her costume and gear, Babs has the chance to become a whole new Batgirl!

But she barely slips on her new DIY costume before Batgirl starts trending as Gotham’s first viral vigilante — and attracting a new wave of enemies who want her social-media spotlight for themselves. Meanwhile, the girl beneath the gear’s got a whole new crew of friends, college classes that are kicking her Bat-butt and a dating scene that can make anyone want to swipe left on life.

This bat’s done living in the shadows. But will the bright lights of Burnside burn her for good?

Red-hot creative team Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr reinvent Barbara Gordon from the boots up in BATGIRL: THE BATGIRL OF BURNSIDE (collects issues #35-40 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #10).

bodiesTitle ~ Bodies
Author ~ Si Spencer
Illustrator ~ Tula Lotay and Phil Winslade
ISBN ~ 978-1401252755
Publisher ~ Vertigo
Binding ~ paperback
Page Count ~ 208 pages
Series ~

Release Date ~ June 16, 2015

Description: LONDON, 1890. As Jack the Ripper stalks the streets, Inspector Edmond Hillinghead-the city’s most diligent detective-applies his skills to an even harder case. The victim is an unidentified male. The killer may have powerful allies. And Edmond’s darkest secret may be exposed if he gets too close to the truth….

LONDON, 1940. As the Blitz rains bombs down on the city, Inspector Charles Whiteman reigns over its streets. He escaped the Nazis in Poland only to run the very rackets he’s supposed to shut down. But when he discovers a mysterious murder victim, his double life may be destroyed…

LONDON, 2014. As racist rioters wreak havoc in the name of their prejudiced patriotism, Detective Sergeant Shahara Hasan leads the fight against them. As a Muslim cop, she’s English to the core. But the corpse she’s uncovered may reveal something rotten deep below the surface…

LONDON, 2050. As the mind-scrambling pulsewave plagues the last survivors of a terrifying techno-apocalypse, the amnesiac young woman known only as Maplewood can barely understand the body she’s discovered. But this ritual killing is identical to those from decades past-and the link between them all is stronger, and stranger, than anyone could dream…

In BODIES, writer Si Spencer teams up with Meghan Hetrick, Dean Ormston, Tula Lotay and Phil Winslade-four incredible artists, one for each era-to slice open the modern murder mystery and uncover the strange secret heart within!

aquamanTitle ~ Aquaman and the Others Vol. 2: Alignment: Earth (The New 52)
Author ~ Dan Jurgens
Illustrator ~ Lan Medina and Allen Martinez
ISBN ~ 978-1401253318
Publisher ~ DC Comics
Binding ~ Paperback
Page Count ~ 176 pages
Series ~ New 52

Release Date ~ June 30, 2015

Description:  Aquaman and his teammates, The Others, are a mysterious group of outsiders who have put aside past vendettas and personal histories to work together. However, when the secrets of their past are used against them and threaten their lives in the present day, can they keep their tenuous union intact? In facing deadly villains like the KGBeast, the King of Atlantis and his allies may not live to ask that question!

black canaryTitle ~ Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell
Author ~ Paul Dini
Illustrator ~ Joe Quinones
ISBN ~ 978-1401255497
Publisher ~ DC Comics
Binding ~ Paperback
Page Count ~ 144 pages
Series ~ Black Canary and Zatanna

Release Date ~ June 23, 2015

Description:  Black Canary. Zatanna Zatara. Two of the DC Universe’s brightest stars join forces to combat a deadly new threat-a chilling supernatural foe that preys on their weaknesses and unleashes their awesome powers against each other.

A year ago, Black Canary infiltrated a gang of female criminals set to pull a dangerous heist at a Las Vegas casino. Its leader was skilled in hand-to-hand combat and with more than a passing interest in the occult, specifically black magic, one nasty customer. Rather than be taken by Canary or the law, she went to her death, vowing she would get revenge on Canary and her own former gang members. Now, a year to the day later, death stalks those gang members, and Canary must turn to her friend Zatanna to help investigate.

he manTitle ~ He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Vol. 5: The Blood of Greyskull
Author ~ Dan Abnett
Illustrator ~ Pop Mhan
ISBN ~ 978-1401253394
Publisher ~ DC Comics
Binding ~ Paperback
Page Count ~ 144 pages
Series ~ He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Release Date ~ June 23, 2015

Description:  She-Ra has the power!

One thousand years ago, when Hordak first invaded Eternia, King Grayskull forged the mighty Sword of Power in the very fires of Eternity. The magic weapon defeated the monstrous conqueror, but could do nothing to stop a mutinous overthrow by the King’s closest allies. Though Grayskull had rescued his realm with a blade of peace, his blood was spilled that same night with a crooked blade of betrayal.

Now, Hordak’s hordes have returned and seized control of Eternia. With King Randor dead, He-Man steps forward to lead Eternia back to glory. Newly transcended as the Sorceress, Teela has told him of a secret on the forbidden island of Anwat-Gar that could turn the tide of the war. To retrieve this mysterious advantage, Adam must convince his long-lost sister Adora that she has a place amongst the Masters of the Universe, and the two will have to fight through the perilous Fright Zone… together!

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