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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 12/24/13 Edition

Posted on December 24, 2013 at 12:01 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!

avengers24.nowcoverMarvel Releases

Avengers #24.NOW
Origin II #1 (Of 5)

Perfect Pulls: As you can tell from a quick glance at today’s Comic Corner, it’s a very light holiday week for comics. However, while both Marvel and DC only have two new books this week, their definitely must-reads. From Marvel we have the beginning of the next stage of the NOW movement, as the All-New Marvel NOW begins with Avengers #24.NOW. You’ll note the big “#1” on the cover as well… it’s confusing, but this isn’t a new series. It indicates the beginning of the “Rogue Planet” arc, a new storyline that serves as a great new jumping-on point for new fans, while not leaving the hardcore behind. Also this week is Origin II, the follow-up to Origin which is essentially the Year One for Wolverine. While not a Logan fan in the slightest, it’s written by Kieron Gillen, who has an astounding talent for making characters you don’t like interesting, so it’s definitely still worth a look.


FE4coverDC Releases

Forever Evil #4 (Of 7)
Justice League #26

Perfect Pulls: Just like Marvel, DC only has two books this week, but they’re also major books you can’t miss. The headliner is Forever Evil #4, which promises to advance the story of what may be one of the slowest moving major comic events of all time. According to the solicit, this issue promises a war between the villains, Luthor versus Batman, and Deathstroke’s Hunting Party finding the one hope against the Crime Syndicate, so it sounds like business is finally about to pick up. The other book this week is Justice League #26, which is also a Forever Evil tie-in, which promises to unveil more of the motivations for each member of the Syndicate. Justice League has been one of the best Forever Evil tie-ins so far, so this should also help get the ball rolling on this event.


saviors1coverImage Releases

Jupiter’s Legacy Giant-Sized Edition #1
Saviors #1

Perfect Pulls: This may essentially be a week off for the publishers, but don’t think for a second that that’s going to stop Image from putting out a new title. This week brings us Saviors #1, written by the legendary James Robinson, in which a man uncovers proof of an alien conspiracy to take over the world. But how does one man stop it from happening? We’ll begin to find out today. Also, if you haven’t been reading Jupiter’s Legacy, waiting on shelves today will be Jupiter’s Legacy Giant-Sized Edition #1, which collects the first three issues together. I was really critical of this series at first, but the third issue absolutely hooked me back in, so if you haven’t been reading it here’s your chance to see if you’ll be hooked too.


dec1coverIndie Releases

Archie Comics:
No releases this week

Avatar Press:
No releases this week

BOOM! Studios:
Deceivers #1

Dark Horse Comics:
No releases this week

Dynamite Entertainment:
No releases this week

IDW Publishing:
Doctor Who Special 2013 #1

Valiant Entertainment:
No releases this week

Perfect Pulls: It looks like most of the indie publishers are already on holiday break, but there are two indie books on the shelf today that may catch your interest. From BOOM! Studios comes Deceivers, a tale of two American con artists in Europe who get recruited by the CIA when their marks start getting targeted by more dangerous thieves. According to the solicit, this is ” perfect for fans of films like Catch Me if You Can and the Ocean’s 11 series,” so if you’re a fan of lovable criminals this is for you. Also, if you’re a Whovian, make sure you grab the Doctor Who Special that’s out today, celebrating the 50th anniversary of all things Doctor.

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, December 24th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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