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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 12/16/15 Edition

Posted on December 16, 2015 at 6:15 am by Tyler Waterman

Welcome to Tyler’s Comic Corner, where I highlight the majority of this week’s new comic releases. My highlights include mainstream and indie titles, ensuring your pull list won’t be deprived of one of this week’s gems. My apologies if your favorite isn’t listed, but good news; you clearly already knew it was coming!


ss1covMarvel Releases

All-New Inhumans #2
All-New X-Men #2
Amazing Spider-Man #1.1
Dark Tower The Drawing Of The Three Lady Of Shadows #4 (Of 5)
Deadpool #3.1
Illuminati #2
Kanan #9
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season Two #14
Marvel’s Captain America Civil War Prelude #1 (Of 4)
Mighty Thor #2
Ms. Marvel #2
Silk #2
Squadron Supreme #1
Starbrand And Nightmask #1
Ultimate End #5 (Of 5)
Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #3
Uncanny Inhumans #3
Web Warriors #2
Weirdworld #1

Perfect Pulls: One of the new Marvel books I’ve been anticipating the most finally hits today! Spinning out of Secret Wars comes Squadron Supreme, one of the coolest parts of Marvel’s niche “Marvel Knights” line. Imagine a Marvel version of the Justice League; now, imagine that version shares a lot more in common with the Crime Society than it does with the JL. Putting what are essentially villains in charge of protecting the peace as they see fit? That’s cool anyway you slice it, but watching it try and exist alongside the Avengers, the Inhumans, and the rest of the Marvel Universe is going to be awesome! Some of the best new Marvel books also have new issues out today, including All-New X-Men, Uncanny Inhumans, and Mighty Thor, so don’t miss those either!


bme2covDC Releases

Batgirl #46
Batman ’66 #30
Batman And Robin Eternal #11
Batman Arkham Knight Genesis #5 (Of 6)
Batman Europa #2 (Of 4)
Clean Room #3
DC Presents Darkseid War 100-Page Spectacular #1
Harley Quinn #23
Justice League #46
Justice League United #16
Lucifer #1
Martian Manhunter #7
Red Thorn #2
Secret Six #9
Superman American Alien #2 (Of 7)
Teen Titans Go #13
We Are Robin #7

Perfect Pulls: There are a few gems on this list today, but first, a PSA: DC’s gone and done it again. If you’ve been digging the Darkseid War event (which I have), DC’s hoping to pull the wool over your eyes with yet another book that has nothing to do with the event at all, yet has the name emblazoned across the cover. Unless you’re really looking forward to reading barely-related stories from a DC Universe that technically doesn’t exist anymore and therefor has no relevance to this event, don’t waste your $7.99 (!) on Darkseid War 100-Page Spectacular. However, definitely spend your money on books like Batman Europa #2, Justice League, Superman Secret Alien or other great books that aren’t just throwaway compilations trying to scam you out of eight bucks. And seriously, DC… just stop. You’re embarrassing yourselves with these transparent money grabs. 


wicdiv17covImage Releases

Astronauts In Trouble #7
Autumnlands #8
Axcend #3
Beauty #5
Descender #8
From Under Mountains #3
Goddamned #2
Huck #2
I Hate Fairyland #3
Invincible #126
Phonogram The Immaterial Girl #5 (Of 6)
Sex #26
Southern Cross #6
Tales Of Honor Bred To Kill #4
Tech Jacket #12
Tithe #7
Tokyo Ghost #4
Wayward #12
Wicked + The Divine #17

Perfect Pulls: No new Image books this week, but plenty of major hits on the shelves. With Wicked and the Divine #17, Tokyo Ghost #4, Descender #8, Invincible #126 and more out today, any hopes you had of saving some of your comic money to spend on Christmas presents just went out the door. Well, unless you think of these as presents for yourself, in which case, great job Santa! You got yourself exactly what you wanted!


jd1covIndie Releases

Archie Comics:
World Of Archie Jumbo Comics Double Digest #55

Avatar Press:
Crossed Badlands #91
Crossed Plus 100 #12

BOOM! Studios:
Adventure Time With Fionna And Cake Card Wars #6 (Of 6)
Big Trouble In Little China #19
BOOM Box 2015 Mix Tape #1 (One Shot)
Cognetic #3 (Of 3)
Hacktivist Volume 2 #6 (Of 6)
Klaus #2 (Of 6)
Lumberjanes #21
Power Up #6 (Of 6)
Spire #5 (Of 8)

Dark Horse Comics:
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #138
Dark Horse Presents #17
Death Head #5 (Of 6)
Dragon Age Magekiller #1 (Of 5)
EVE Valkyrie #3 (Of 4)
Plants Vs Zombies #7
Rook #3 (Of 4)
Steam Man #3 (Of 5)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein Storm Surge #3 (Of 6)
Looking For Group #9

IDW Publishing:
Jem And The Holograms Holiday Special 2015
Judge Dredd #1
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #37
Pinocchio Vampire Slayer Versus The Vampire Zoo #1
Popeye Classics #41
Star Trek Starfleet Academy #1 (Of 5)
Transformers Robots In Disguise Animated #5
Uncle Scrooge #9

Legendary Comics:
Cops For Criminals #2

Oni Press:
Exodus The Life After #2

Valiant Entertainment:
Imperium #11
Ivar Timewalker #12
Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #2

Zenescope Entertainment:
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Coven #5 (Of 5)
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Wonderland #42

Perfect Pulls: Judge Dredd is an insanely popular character overseas, but he’s never really taken off here. Maybe it was the damage caused by the Stallone movie, a crater too deep to crawl out of? (Makes no sense to me, I love that movie, curse anyone who says otherwise!) However, IDW is taking another shot with Judge Dredd #1, a brand-new ongoing series starting today. I’m definitely going to check it out… bonus points will be awarded every time he says “I AM THE LAW!” BOOM! fans will want to check out their Boom Box 2015 Mix Tape, a one-shot compilation that touches on most of their most popular franchises. And finally, say goodbye to Ivar, Timewalker today, as Valiant wraps up one of their coolest titles… but I suspect it won’t really be the end!

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, December 16th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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