PICK OF THE MONTH: BLOODSTRIKE #1 Why: Sometimes you don't want an Oscar winner or a Sandman. Sometimes you just want an Arnie flick or the kind of comic Rob Liefeld's Extreme Studios used to do. And now one's back. Image says: Liefeld returns with a new ongoing series, a lively romp that reveals a more mature side to Liefeld than fans have previously experienced. A new recruit to the Bloodstrike program (his identity as a mystery man from the historical Extreme Universe soon to be revealed!) struggles on a covert mission and loses his life as well as his junk to the mysterious Tragedy Ann! (W&A) Rob Liefeld
JUMP ON HERE: WE STAND ON GUARD #1 100 years from now, a heroic band of Canadian civilians must defend their homeland from invasion...by the United States of America! The hyper-detailed combat between badass freedom fighters and giant f***ing robots begins with a spectacular 40-page first issue for the regular price of just $2.99!
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Steve Skroce.
SOUNDS LIKE AWESOME: ISLAND #1 A new ongoing and oversized comics magazine. Each issue holds three 20- to 30-page, ad-free, issue-length chapters of new work from around the globe. #1 features a text piece by Kelly Sue DeConnick. 112 pages. (W) Brandon Graham, Emma Rios and Ludroe.
THE REGULAR READS
THE WALKING DEAD #144 No story information released. (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard
SAGA #30 Sooner or later, everything dies. (W) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Fiona Staples
SAVAGE DRAGON #207 New story arc. Malcolm Dragon, Battle Girl, and Rex Dexter go into Dimension-X to rescue Angel Dragon and bring Mr. Glum to justice. (W&A) Erik Larsen.
What do you think? Full Image Comics July 2015 solicits here.