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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 3/19/14 Edition

Posted on March 19, 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!

angr1Marvel Releases

All-New Ghost Rider #1
All-New Invaders #3
Avengers World #4
Daredevil #1
Dexter Down Under #2 (Of 5)
Iron Man #23.NOW
Marvel Knights Hulk #4 (Of 4)
Ms Marvel #2
New Avengers #15
Nova #15
Revolutionary War Warheads #1
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #10
Superior Spider-Man Annual #2
Thor God Of Thunder #20
Thunderbolts #23
Uncanny X-Men #19.NOW
Winter Soldier The Bitter March #2 (Of 5)
Wolverine And The X-Men #2
X-Men #12

Perfect Pulls: The new titles continue to roll in this week, although some are less new than others. Daredevil is definitely a new beginning for The Man Without Fear, but it doesn’t mean he’s leaving his friends behind, as Mark Waid and Chris Samnee continue their iconic run on the book. On the flip side, we have All-New Ghost Rider, which isn’t just new because of the shiny “#1” on the cover. This book also flips what we’ve all expected from our Ghost Riders, with the Spirit of Vengeance possessing someone far younger, and also… no motorcycle?! Ghost Rider rides a hot rod from Hell this time around, and today we get to find out if that’s awesome or, well, not. Other greats are represented as well, such as Uncanny X-Men, Thor God of Thunderand New Avengers, and also don’t sleep on Winter Soldier The Bitter March. This isn’t just a cash-in on the upcoming movie, but is instead a kick-ass new miniseries that harkens back to when SHIELD was cool and wars were cold, and you should definitely check it out.


bmamDC Releases

American Vampire Second Cycle #1
Animal Man #29
Batman ’66 #9
Batman And Aquaman #29
Batman Beyond Universe #8
Batwoman #29
Birds Of Prey #29
Green Lantern New Guardians #29
Harley Quinn #4
Red Hood And The Outlaws #29
Scribblenauts Unmasked A Crisis Of Imagination #3
Suicide Squad #29
Supergirl #29
Superman Unchained #6
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #9
Unwritten Volume 2 Apocalypse #3
Wonder Woman #29

Perfect Pulls: While I may have fallen all over myself praising last week’s Batman #29, this week holds a Batman title I may possibly be looking forward to even more. Batman and… has continued to be one of the most powerful Bat-books, regardless of the loss of Damian, but this week Robin once again becomes the focus of the title. Batman and Aquaman #29 doesn’t just bring together a team-up you don’t see often enough, it also starts the Hunt for Robin storyline, in which Batman begins the search for Damian and Talia’s remains. The only thing I’m dying to see more than Damian back at the end of this is the limits Batman is willing to break to make that happen, and I suspect very strongly this storyline is going to be extremely important to the Bat-mythos. Speaking of Batman, we also have a double-dose of new books from Batman scribe Scott Snyder, but they have no bats involved… well, maybe one of them does. Of course the epic pairing of Snyder and Jim Lee continues in Superman Unchained #6, but today also marks the return of one of Snyder’s favorite projects, American Vampire. If you’ve been waiting desperately for it to return, or wanted to find a good jumping-on point, either way today is your day.


sovImage Releases

Aphrodite IX #9
Five Ghosts #10
Fuse #2
Ghosted #8
Lazarus #7
Prophet #43
Rocket Girl #4
Sex Criminals #5
Sovereign #1
Ten Grand #8
Undertow #2 (Of 6)
Voice In The Dark #5
Zero #6

Perfect Pulls: The hardest part about writing this article is finding something to talk about from Image on the days when Zero comes out. It’s not that the other titles aren’t great; Fuse had a fantastic first outing, Lazarus is widely renowned, and Rocket Girl, Ten Grand and Five Ghosts are some of my favorite books from the publisher. There is definitely no lack of quality books from Image this week, but Zero is just so dang good I have a hard time thinking about anything else. Of course, we also have a new title, naturally, this week in the form of Sovereign, a fantasy title that promises a Game of Thrones feel with that unmistakably Image feel. Probably a safe bet this one will be great too… go ahead Image, just take the whole wallet.


witchercovIndie Releases

Archie Comics:
Archie’s Funhouse Double Digest #3
Sonic The Hedgehog #258
World Of Archie Double Digest #38

Avatar Press:
Crossed Badlands #49
God Is Dead #9
Gravel Combat Magician #2

BOOM! Studios:
Adventure Time #26
Clockwork Angels #1 (Of 6)
Curse #3 (Of 4)
Loki Ragnarok And Roll #2 (Of 4)

Dark Horse Comics:
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #117
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #1
Dark Horse Presents #34
Skyman #3 (Of 4)
Star Wars Darth Vader And The Cry Of Shadows #4 (Of 5)
Star Wars Dawn Of The Jedi Force War #5 (Of 5)
Strain The Fall #9
Terminator Enemy Of My Enemy #2 (Of 6)
White Suits #2 (Of 4)
Witcher #1 (Of 5)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Bad Ass #3 (Of 4)
Battlestar Galactica #9
Grimm #11
Legenderry A Steampunk Adventure #3 (Of 7)
Shadow #23
Spider #18

IDW Publishing:
G.I. JOE #14
Illegitimates #4 (Of 6)
Magic The Gathering Theros #5 (Of 5)
Maxx Maxximized #5
Other Dead #6 (Of 6)
Popeye Classics #20
Samurai Jack #6
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Utrom Empire #3 (Of 3)
Transformers Regeneration One #100
Transformers Robots In Disguise #27

Valiant Entertainment:
Harbinger Bleeding Monk #0.2014
Shadowman #16
X-O Manowar #23

Perfect Pulls: While you can always count on all sorts of things coming out of the indie publishers, I think this week might really go from one extreme to the other. Easily the most random book of them all is the comic adaptation to Rush’s Clockwork Angels album, which seems a few decades late, but will likely have fans clamoring for their copy. Dark Horse has two new offerings in the mix, with one of their most beloved licenses along with what could become the next. The next season of Buffy begins this week, further proof that comics are a greater medium than TV, while The Witcher makes its comic premier. The novels gave birth to some excellent games, and I suspect the comic is going to feel just as polished. And speaking of licenses, Transformers fans hit a major milestone today, with Transformers Regeneration One #100 hitting stands.

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, March 18th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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