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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 1/8/14 Edition

Posted on January 8, 2014 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!

ANMNPoint1Marvel Releases

A+X #16
All-New Marvel NOW Point One #1
All-New X-Factor #1
Avengers A.I. #8.NOW
Avengers World #1
Black Widow #1
Cable And X-Force #18
Cataclysm The Ultimates’ Last Stand #3 (Of 5)
Cataclysm Ultimate Spider-Man #3 (Of 3)
Daredevil Dark Nights #8 (Of 8)
Deadpool #22
Fantomex MAX #4 (Of 4)
Infinity Heist #4 (Of 4)
Inhumanity The Awakening #2 (Of 2)
Iron Man #20
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #4 (Of 5)
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble #4
Painkiller Jane The Price Of Freedom #3 (Of 4)
Revolutionary War Alpha #1
Savage Wolverine #14.NOW
Wolverine #13
Young Avengers #15

Perfect Pulls: The All-New Marvel NOW is here! While technically it began with Avengers #24.NOW, this week marks the first major roll out of new and connected titles, as we all find out if the NOW idea is so nice it works twice. (And I suspect it will.) Feeling overwhelmed by all the NEW coming your way? Then make sure you grab All-New Marvel NOW Point One today; just like the beginning of Marvel NOW, the All-New version has this handy guide/preview to make sure you know what’s coming, what’s leaving, and what’s staying around. We also have the beginning of several new series, including the new Black Widow, yet another Avengers book in Avengers World, and the reinvention of a classic in the All-New X-Factor #1. Today isn’t just about the new stuff, however; some of the classics are showing up in a big way too. If you were ever a fan of any Marvel UK character, be sure to grab Revolutionary War Alpha #1, the start of a major event that brings all the Marvel UK characters back together for the first time in two decades.


DC27coverDC Releases

Action Comics #27
Batman Black And White #5 (Of 6)
Batman Superman #7
Batwing #27
Detective Comics #27
Earth 2 #19
Fairest #22
FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #7
Forever Evil Arkham War #4 (Of 6)
Green Arrow #27
Green Lantern #27
Hinterkind #4
Movement #8
Smallville Season 11 Alien #2 (Of 4)
Stormwatch #27
Swamp Thing #27
Trinity Of Sin The Phantom Stranger #15
Vampire Diaries #1

Perfect Pulls: Today has several great books from DC, but none as exciting as Detective Comics #27. Celebrating the Detective Comics #27 of old, which is of course the first appearance of Batman himself, this giant-sized issue brings together several of the biggest names in comics to tell standalone stories in the Bat-world, while Layman and Fabok begin the major new Batman storyline, Gothtopia. Combine that with new issues of Batman Superman, Batman Black and White and the startlingly improved Batwing and today is a great day for Gothamites. On top of that, Lantern fans should look forward to Green Lantern #27, which is the beginning of Saint Walker becoming a major character in the titles, and the best of the Forever Evil tie-ins continues with a new issue of Arkham War.


MD3coverImage Releases

Aphrodite IX #7
Drumhellar #3
Elephantmen #53
Fatale #19
Five Ghosts #8
Hoax Hunters #13
Invincible Universe #9
Manifest Destiny #3
Minimum Wage #1
Morning Glories #36
Sex Criminals #4
Sheltered #6
Spawn #239
Three #4
Walking Dead #119

Perfect Pulls: Image has a new title today, but it technically isn’t new at all. Minimum Wage marks the return of Bob Fingerman’s critically acclaimed title after a fifteen year hiatus. It’s now a monthly title, and picks up three years after where it left off, and fans of the previous work will want to make sure they dive back in. Speaking of diving in, it isn’t too late to get into one of my favorite books coming out of Image right now, Manifest Destiny. This takes the Lewis and Clark legend and takes it to a brutal, dark and fascinating place where the Wild Frontier is a whole lot more terrifying than just natives and wildlife, and has so far been a joy to read. And since I mentioned dark places, I’d be remiss if I didn’t remind you that All Out War continues this week in The Walking Dead #119.


3241243-alwarchie#3varwmIndie Releases

Archie Comics:
Afterlife With Archie #3
Archie #651
Archie Double Digest #247
Fox #3
Kevin Keller #12

Avatar Press:
Crossed Badlands #44

BOOM! Studios:
Adventure Time The Flip Side #1 (Of 6)
Hawken Melee #4 (Of 5)
Protocol Orphans #3 (Of 4)
Regular Show Skips #3 (Of 6)
Robocop Last Stand #6 (Of 8)
Sons Of Anarchy #5
Suicide Risk #9

Dark Horse Comics:
Abe Sapien #9
Halo Escalation #2
Shaolin Cowboy #4 (Of 4)
Star Wars #13

Dynamite Entertainment:
Ash And The Army Of Darkness #3
Black Bat #8
Cryptozoic Man #3 (Of 4)
Dejah Thoris And The Green Men Of Mars #9 (Of 12)
George R.R. Martin’s A Game Of Thrones #18
Grimm The Warlock #2 (Of 5)
L’il Vampi #1 (One Shot)
Lords Of Mars #6 (Of 6)
Shadow #21

IDW Publishing:
Star Trek Khan #4 (Of 5)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Volume 2 #3
X-Files Season 10 #8

Valiant Entertainment:
Bloodshot And H.A.R.D. Corps #18
Quantum And Woody #7
Shadowman #14

Perfect Pulls: Surprisingly, there aren’t any new titles out of any of the indies this week, only the continuations of several great ongoing series. Well, that is assuming you don’t count Lil’ Vampi, where Dynamite Comics brings us the cute kid version of… Vampirella? It’s only a one-shot, and I’m not sure why it exists, so really there is nothing new today. That being said, if you’re sad that the indie shelves don’t have many new titles to offer this week, they will have new issues of the two Archie series that are so good it made me add Archie to the Comic Corner. Both Afterlife with Archie and The Fox completely eradicate any expectations you may have of titles coming from that brand; jump in now if you need new books, you won’t be sorry you did!

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, January 8th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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