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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 2/26/14 Edition

Posted on February 26, 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!

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Avengers Assemble #24
Cataclysm The Ultimates’ Last Stand #5 (Of 5)
Deadpool #24
Fantastic Four #1
George Romero’s Empire Of The Dead Act One #2 (Of 5)
Guardians Of The Galaxy #12
Hawkeye #15
Indestructible Hulk #19
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #23
Mighty Avengers #7
Miracleman #3
Origin II #3 (Of 5)
Revolutionary War Supersoldiers #1
Secret Avengers #16
Superior Spider-Man #28
Thunderbolts #22
Uncanny Avengers #17
Wolverine #2
Wolverine And The X-Men #42

Perfect Pulls: I made it clear pretty recently that I’m not a huge fan of the Fantastic Four. In fact, they’re probably my least-favorite iconic Marvel characters. That being said, I’m in for the new book. Why, you ask? Simple… this book seems to spell the end for Marvel’s first family! The FF are at their lowest point, losing the Baxter Building, public support, and even each other… yeah, I can get behind this. Plus, the return of Fin Fang Foom! What more do you need than that? Also from Marvel this week, Goblin Nation rolls on in Superior Spider-Man, an event that isn’t pulling any punches, and is rapidly revealing that the end of Otto-Spidey isn’t going to be a pretty one. And finally, Ragnarok Now concludes in Uncanny Avengers, a book that I feel like no one is reading, yet is telling some of the biggest stories in the Marvel U right now. In other words, stop sleeping on this book!

 

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100 Bullets Brother Lono #8 (Of 8)
Adventures Of Superman #10
All-Star Western #28
Aquaman #28
Batman Superman #8
Batman The Dark Knight #28
Beware The Batman #5
Catwoman #28
DC Universe vs. The Masters Of The Universe #5 (Of 6)
Dead Boy Detectives #3
Flash #28
Forever Evil A.R.G.U.S. #5 (Of 6)
Justice League Dark #28
Larfleeze #8
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #42
Superman #28
Superman Lois Lane #1 (One Shot)
Talon #16
Teen Titans #28
Wake #6 (Of 10)
Worlds’ Finest #20

Perfect Pulls: I’m not going to lie to you, this isn’t a massive week from DC. That’s not to say there aren’t a good number of new books from the Distinguished Competition, but there isn’t much on this list that’s going to rocket you to the comic shop the moment they open. Of course, that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything worth checking out, either. We see as unlikely a crossover as any in Batman Superman #8 and World’s Finest #20, bringing together Superman with his cousin and Batman with his daughter, assuming familial relations still count when they’re across alternate Earths. We also get a new issue of Aquaman, which really slumped during the Atlantis-heavy storyline following Throne of Atlantis, but has recently started picking back up again. Here’s hoping that trend continues this week. Finally, the over-the-top DC Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe gets its penultimate issue today, and while the wheels are kind of coming off as we wrap this up, the combination of Batman and He-Man in one book is something my inner child will always adore!

 

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Artifacts #35
Black Science #4
Bounce #10
Chew #40
Dead Body Road #3 (Of 6)
Deadly Class #2
Elephantmen #54
Five Weapons #7
Manhattan Projects #18
One Hit Wonder #1 (Of 5)
Rat Queens #5
Revenge #1
Satellite Sam #6
Sex #11
Sheltered #7
Super Dinosaur #22
Three #5
Umbral #4
Walking Dead #122

Perfect Pulls: Image has two new books in their lineup today, and though they aren’t related, they share a common theme. One Hit Wonder tells the story of a child star who’s life hasn’t turned out the way he expected, which to be honest is true of most child stars. However, this time he didn’t end up penniless or a hopeless addict; he became a hit man. The solicit describes this book as “the story of a glorious bastard,” which very much sounds like a reason to tune in. On the flip side, if One Hit Wonder is a crime-comedy, the other Hollywood-inspired book sounds anything but. In Revenge, we follow action star Griffin Franks, who was a washed-up nobody until he becomes “The Revenger” and rockets back to the top of Hollywood’s elite, only to have it all stolen away… right down to his face. Whether you’re looking for dark Hollywood humor or just the dark side of Hollywood, either way Image has you covered this week.

 

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Archie Comics:
Betty And Veronica Double Digest #221
Jugheads Double Double Digest #200
Life With Archie #34
Sonic Super Special Magazine #10

Avatar Press:
Crossed Badlands #48

BOOM! Studios:
Bravest Warriors #17
Deceivers #3 (Of 6)
Hacktivist #2 (Of 4)
Peanuts #16
Regular Show #10
Robocop Beta #1

Dark Horse Comics:
Captain Midnight #8
Furious #2 (Of 5)
Halo Escalation #3
King Conan The Conqueror #1 (Of 6)
Mass Effect Foundation #8
Massive #20
Mind MGMT #19
Pariah #1 (Of 8)
Serenity Leaves On The Wind #2 (Of 6)
Star Wars Legacy II #12
Tomb Raider #1
Vandroid #1 (Of 5)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Army Of Darkness Vs Hack Slash #6 (Of 6)
Black Bat #9
Cryptozoic Man #4 (Of 4)
Damsels #13
Dejah Thoris And The Green Men Of Mars #11 (Of 12)
Doc Savage #3
Legends Of Red Sonja #4 (Of 5)
Lone Ranger #22 (Of 25)
Robotech Voltron #2 (Of 5)

IDW Publishing:
Ghostbusters #13
Judge Dredd #16
My Little Pony Friends Forever #2
Powerpuff Girls #6
Samurai Jack #5
Samurai Jack Special Director’s Cut
Star Trek #30
Star Trek Khan #5 (Of 5)
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #6
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #31
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Utrom Empire #2 (Of 3)
Transformers Regeneration One #99
Wraith Welcome To Christmasland #4 (Of 7)
X-Files Conspiracy Transformers #1

Valiant Entertainment:
Bloodshot And H.A.R.D. Corps H.A.R.D. Corps #0
X-O Manowar #22

Perfect Pulls: Dark Horse has a long-standing tradition of quality licensed books, but this week it really flexes its muscles. There’s the new Tomb Raider comic, the official continuation of the latest game with none other than Gail Simone at the helm. There’s a new adaptation of the cult hit Vandroid. There are new offerings in their Star Wars, Mass Effect, and Serenity offerings. There’s enough here to make even IDW jealous… and if that wasn’t enough, they even have a new Conan title as well. Speaking of IDW, they’ve got a great showing as well, with both a new Samurai Jack as well as a director’s cut adaptation of the first three episodes of the show, along with multiple new TMNT books and another X-Files mashup, this time with the Transformers. And if you’ve been loving BOOM!’s new Robocop offerings, there’s yet another one-shot to get your fix, creep. It’s a great day for fans of indie books!

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, February 26th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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