The Six Unmiss able Su­per­hero Comics of 2015

From a high- pro­file death to the end of a uni­verse, Stephen Jewell has the lowdown on this year’s must - buys…

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Un­canny In­hu­mans

Marvel ( April) A year af­ter In­hu­man’s launch, ef­forts to el­e­vate the enig­matic su­per­hu­mans’ po­si­tion in the Marvel Uni­verse ahead of 2018’ s cin­e­matic block­buster are step­ping up with the ar­rival of this com­pan­ion ti­tle. Also writ­ten by Charles Soule and pen­cilled by Steve McNiven, the use of the familiar “un­canny” ad­jec­tive con­firms that Marvel in­tends the In­hu­mans to ri­val the X- Men, whose cin­e­matic rights are owned by Fox. And while In­hu­man in­tro­duced a host of new char­ac­ters fol­low­ing the wide­spread re­lease of the trans­for­ma­tive Ter­ri­gen Mist, this se­ries will fo­cus on their pre­vi­ously AWOL monarch, Black­bolt. With Soule helm­ing a third on­go­ing monthly, At­ti­lan

Ris­ing, from May, it looks like the In­hu­mans are here to stay.

Di­ver­gence

DC ( June) Af­ter re­boot­ing its en­tire line with the ad­vent of the New 52 in 2011, the DC Uni­verse is un­der­go­ing an­other rad­i­cal over­haul this sum­mer. While popular ti­tles such as Bat­man and Won­der

Woman re­main un­changed, 24 new se­ries will launch in June, as less em­pha­sis is placed on con­ti­nu­ity and more on di­ver­sity and ac­ces­si­bil­ity. Spring­ing out of the retro- es­que

Con­ver­gence cross­over, there’s spec­u­la­tion that some much- loved char­ac­ters phased out af­ter the New 52 will be re- in­tro­duced. But with Bryan Hitch writ­ing and drawing Jus­tice League

Of Amer­ica, Garth En­nis and Jon McCrea re­viv­ing Hit­man in six- is­sue mini Sec­tion

Eight and Rob Wil­liams and Ben Oliver tack­ling Mar­tian Man­hunter, some lapsed read­ers could be tempted to sam­ple DC’s out­put once again.

There’s an In­hu­man who needs some new clobber.

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