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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 2/13 Edition

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 12:57 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!

uncanny1Marvel Releases

Age Of Apocalypse #12
Avengers Arena #4
Avengers Assemble #12
Cable And X-Force #4
Dark Tower The Gunslinger Sheemie’s Tale #2 (Of 2)
Fantastic Four #4
Fury MAX #9
Scarlet Spider #14
Secret Avengers #1
Ultimate Comics X-Men #22
Uncanny X-Men #1
Wolverine And The X-Men #25
X-Men #41
X-Treme X-Men #10

Perfect Pulls: Another week, even more Marvel NOW premiers, but this weeks are particularly awesome. Needless to say, the biggest attraction is definitely Uncanny X-Men #1, without question the Marvel NOW premier I’ve been anticipating the most. We’ve been watching Cyclops and his team build their answer to the Jean Grey School in the pages of All-New X-Men, but finally we get the book that’s going to focus on just exactly what they’re up to, and how Scott plans to redeem himself now that he’s considered the greatest mutant terrorist on Earth. Don’t let the excitement around this book make you miss Secret Avengers, though. While never the strongest Avengers title, Secret Avengers has always been a distinctly original title, and those tend to be rare nowadays!

 

DC Releases

bats17Ame-Comi Girls #5 (Of 5)
Batgirl #17
Batman #17
Batman And Robin #17
Batman Arkham Unhinged #11
Before Watchmen Comedian #5 (Of 6)
Deathstroke #17
Demon Knights #17
Django Unchained #2 (Of 6)
Katana #1
Ravagers #9
Saucer Country #12
Suicide Squad #17
Superboy #17
Team 7 #5
Threshold #2

Perfect Pulls: It’s finally here, and I can’t decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Batman #17 is the conclusion to the epic Death of the Family storyline, and if you’ve been reading along, you understand my trepidation; what’s on the dinner platters?! As for DC releases this week that don’t terrify me, Batgirl and Batman and Robin look to pick up the pieces after DotF, and H’el on Earth concludes in Superboy #17. Also, I’m tentatively excited for Katana to start this week; Katana isn’t a well-known character, but she’s always commanded the respect of Batman, and if she’s good enough for him, she’s good enough for us all.

 

Image Releases

twd107America’s Got Powers #5 (Of 6)
Bedlam #4
Change #3 (Of 4)
Clone #4
Cyber Force #3
Elephantmen #46
End Times Of Bram And Ben #2 (Of 4)
Fatale #12
Hoax Hunters #7
Manhattan Projects #9
Morning Glories #24
Peter Panzerfaust #9
Storm Dogs #3 (Of 6)
Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #2 (Of 4)
Walking Dead #107
Walking Dead The Governor Special

Perfect Pulls: Fans of brains and those that eat them rejoice, you’re getting a double-dose of Walking Dead goodness this week, though it might not seem as plentiful as it sounds. Obviously the new monthly issue is cover to cover zombie joy, but if The Governor Special is anything like the Michonne Special, expect a little new content and a lot of stuff you already read. Along with the zombie horde, many of Image’s most acclaimed titles also see new issues this week, so be sure to keep your eyes out for Morning Glories, Manhattan Projects and the exceptional America’s Got Powers as well.

 

Indie Releases

path5Crossed Badlands #23 (Avatar)
Bravest Warriors #5 (Of 6) (BOOM!)
Grace Randolph’s Supurbia #4 (BOOM!)
Planet Of The Apes Special #1 (BOOM!)
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #104 (Dark Horse)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #18 (Dark Horse)
Creepy Comics #11 (Dark Horse)
Ex Sanguine #5 (Of 5) (Dark Horse)
Star Wars #2 (Dark Horse)
Strain #11 (Of 12) (Dark Horse)
To Hell You Ride #3 (Of 5) (Dark Horse)
Bionic Man Vs The Bionic Woman #2 (Dynamite)
Evil Ernie #4 (Dynamite)
Garth Ennis’ Battlefields #4 (Of 6) (Dynamite)
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files Ghoul Goblin #2 (Of 6) (Dynamite)
Kevin Smith’s The Bionic Man #16 (Dynamite)
Pathfinder #5 (Dynamite)
Red Sonja #73 (Dynamite)
Red Sonja Unchained #1 (Of 4) (Dynamite)
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #22 (Dynamite)
Ghostbusters #1 (IDW)
High Ways #2 (Of 4) (IDW)
Mars Attacks #7 (IDW)
Transformers Regeneration One #88 (IDW)
True Blood #9 (IDW)
Archer And Armstrong #7 (Valiant)
Bloodshot #8 (Valiant)

Perfect Pulls: Fantasy comics in general are pretty rare, and good fantasy comics are even harder to find. That being said, let me point you towards one of the good ones. Dynamite’s Pathfinder, based on the tabletop game of the same name, has really been quite excellent so far. It stays true to the source material, but if you aren’t familiar with the game and just like fantasy settings, you won’t feel like you’re missing anything. Definitely check this out if you feel your comics are lacking in swords and sorcery. Speaking of licensed comics, IDW premiers a new Ghostbusters title this week, and no one treats their licensed properties with the same care that they do. Also, another issue of Dark Horse’s new Star Wars drops this week, and after the first issue I can definitely say no Star Wars fan should be missing this book.

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, February 13th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

    • Man, I can't stand the amount of X-Men titles we have to deal with every month.

      Batman #17 started off pretty strong, but the payoff wasn't there at the end. So many books and all for nothing. Bleh. I understand what was meant by "a story that will change everything," but I'll just wait for Tyler's review to comment further. This way I don't have to worry about spoiling anything.

      • thejerd

        That's my biggest complaint ith Marvel… they find success with something and then over-saturate with it. X-men and Avengers are out of control!

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