Here are the books and comics I'm most looking forward to that come out in June!
Something Is Killing the Children is a new series from BOOM! Studios written by James Tynion IV and drawn Werther Dell'Edera, with Miguel Muerto on colors. This first volume of the series finds a small town plagued by a number of missing and murdered children. Not great! When one kid named James does return, the police don't believe his gruesome story of monsters in the woods being responsible for the dismemberment of his friends. The mystery escalates when a woman going by Erica Slaughter shows up in town, saying she believes James and that she's come to take care of the problem.
Something New is a graphic memoir from Lucy Knisley. This is the third of Knisley's books that I've read, all of which have been auto-biographical and none of which I've read in order. It's an interesting experience getting different snippets of Knisley's life a bit out of order. I first read An Age of License (which is good) and then read Relish (which is magnificent). I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books I'd read and was very excited to read Something New.
Green Lantern: Legacy finds a brand new take on Green Lantern, albeit featuring some familiar faces. The main character of the book is 13 year old Tai Pham. Tai's grandmother is a Vietnamese immigrant who owns a local neighborhood shop called the Jade Market. What Tai soon finds out is that there's a lot more to his grandmother than he knows. These developments launch him into his adventure as a full-fledged member of the Green Lantern Corp.
I picked up a copy of Kakushigoto: My Dad's Secret Ambition Vol. 1 through Net Galley. The premise of the book sounded interesting: a single-father manga artist writes dirty manga series and is terrified what it will mean for his daughter should she find out.
Joe Golem: Occult Detective volume 2 brings back the same creative crew as volume 1 (Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, Patric Reynolds, Dave Stewart, and Clem Robbins) for the second entry in the series. Much like volume 1, the second entry in the series was a bit uneven.
Joe Golem: Occult Detective, Vol. 1: The Rat Catcher and the Sunken Dead is the first volume of the Joe Golem series. This volume is written by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden with Patric Reynolds on art and Mignolaverse legend Dave Stewart on colors. Most of the names here are familiar to anyone who's read Hellboy and BPRD and, as you'd expect, they bring a certain floor to the quality of a book they're involved in. I found that to be true of Joe Golem.