What's up comic-wise for the first day of August? Marvel has a litany of new books on the stands tomorrow, including issues of Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe ("What if everthing you thought was funny about Deadpool was actually just disturbing?"), Neal Adams' The First X-Men (interview about that here), and Matt Fraction and David Aja's Hawkeye series:
With ex-Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he's out to prove himself as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes!
The one-shot Neighborhood Watch also compiles recent tales featuring Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson's pet detectives, the absolutely wonderful Beasts of Burden ("The four-legged occult-investigating team-a heroic gang of dogs and one cat-are doing their best to protect their home, Burden Hill, from a chicken-stealing goblin, a frightful basilisk, and a strange lost herd of sheep!") Other debuts include Howard Chaykin's erotic thriller Black Kiss II and the IDW horror series Infected.
In the grab bag of returning books, there are new issues of Avengers vs. X-Men, Dial H, The Boys, Daredevil, Mind MGMT, Action Comics, Animal Man, Before Watchmen: Nite Owl, Swamp Thing, Sweet Tooth, and the final issues of both iZombie and Jeff Smith's RASL.
For graphic novels, we have the first volume of Greg Rucka's Punisher on trade paperback and the most recent collection of Kaja and Phil Foglio's Girl Genius ("Agatha Heterodyne And The Hammerless Bell") out to boot.