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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 3/5/14 Edition

Posted on March 5, 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!

mk1Marvel Releases

Avengers A.I. #10
Captain America #18
Iron Man #22
Loki Agent Of Asgard #2
Magneto #1
Moon Knight #1
New Warriors #2
Night Of The Living Deadpool #4 (Of 4)
Nova #14
Punisher #3
She-Hulk #2
Uncanny X-Men #18
Wolverine And The X-Men #1

Perfect Pulls: This week is a week of firsts from Marvel, which isn’t terribly uncommon as the All-New Marvel NOW launch continues. What is new is how downright dark these firsts are this time around. First up is Moon Knight, the return of one of the least appreciated classic Marvel characters. With Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey at the helm, both the writing and the art promise to be dark, shadowed and gritty, which is perfect for the Fist of Khonshu. Second, we have Cullen Bunn taking on Magneto, the first ongoing Magneto solo book. Splitting from the X-Men, Magneto is on a mission all his own, and this time he isn’t taking prisoners. I’ve seen several previews describe this as Magneto becoming the Punisher for mutants… yep, I’m sold. Third is the re-launch of Wolverine and the X-Men, which admittedly isn’t actually very dark, but the first two are dark enough to make up for it. Also, don’t miss the latest She-Hulk, Nova, Uncanny X-Men or Captain America, rounding out a small but loaded week from Marvel!


fe6DC Releases

Action Comics #29
Batman Superman Annual #1
Batwing #29
Detective Comics #29
Earth 2 #21
Fairest #24
Forever Evil #6 (Of 7)
Forever Evil Arkham War #6 (Of 6)
Green Arrow #29
Green Lantern #29
Hinterkind #6
Movement #10
Scooby-Doo Team-Up #3
Stormwatch #29
Swamp Thing #29
Trillium #7 (Of 8)
Trinity Of Sin The Phantom Stranger #17
Vampire Diaries #3

Perfect Pulls: Holy smokes… a Forever Evil comic that’s ending?! And here I thought this thing didn’t actually end at all! All jokes aside, DC’s long-running event finally starts to come to a head, especially in the penultimate issue of the titular miniseries. Forever Evil #6 promises the reveals we’ve been waiting, well, forever for. Nightwing’s fate, a clash with the Syndicate, and the identity of the man in the hood; all of this and more in this issue. If you’re like me, and you’ve been dying for a payoff in this event, it looks like we get our wish this week. Also, Batman Superman gets an annual that depicts the New 52 first meetings of several members of the Bat and Super families, while Green Lantern #29 continues to make us all paranoid that Durlans are all around us. Unless you’re a Durlan, in which case you probably aren’t paranoid at all.


sl1Image Releases

Apocalypse Al #2 (Of 4)
Burn The Orphanage Born To Lose #3 (Of 3)
Clone #15
Darkness Vicious Traditions #1 (One Shot)
Drumhellar #5
Invincible Universe #11
Jupiter’s Legacy #4
Revival #18
Saviors #3
Secret #6
Starlight #1
Tales Of Honor #1
Velvet #4

Perfect Pulls: Hey, remember Mark Millar? All’s been quiet on the Millarverse front, but all that changes today. Starlight tells the story of a clearly Flash Gordon-inspired character who was an intergalactic hero, but has since settled down and raised a family. Now, kids gone and wife buried, he has one last chance to be a hero again, in an epic tale that promises to tie together many of the characters Millar fans love. Also from Millar comes a new issue of Jupiter’s Legacy. I was hard on the first two issues, but blown away by the third, only to not see another issue for months. Today, I find out if it’s still got me hooked, or if issue #3 was a flash in the pan. Finally, if you’re a fan of David Weber’s Honor series of novels, it finally hits comic form this week, in what promises to be a huge expansion of the universe, even including iOS game tie-ins, etc. If you’re a fan, don’t miss out!


dec130388Indie Releases

Archie Comics:
Afterlife With Archie #4
Archie Double Digest #249
Mega Man #34
Sonic Super Sized Super Digest #6
World Of Archie Double Digest #37

Avatar Press:
God Is Dead #8
Rover Red Charlie #4 (Of 6)

BOOM! Studios:
Adventure Time With Fionna And Cake #6 (Of 6)
Day Men #3
Evil Empire #1
Rubicon TP, $14.99
Suicide Risk #11 (Cover A Tommy Lee Edwards), $3.99

Dark Horse Comics:
Bad Blood #3 (Of 5)
Catalyst Comix #9 (Of 9)
Grindhouse Doors Open At Midnight #6 (Of 8)
Juice Squeezers #3 (Of 4)
Lobster Johnston Get The Lobster #2 (Of 5)
Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories #10
Terminator Salvation The Final Battle #4 (Of 12)
Veil #1 (Of 5)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Lady Rawhide #4 (Of 5)
Mark Waid’s The Green Hornet #10
Miss Fury #9
Noir #5 (Of 5)
Shadow Now #5 (Of 6)
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #2
Twilight Zone #3
Warlord Of Mars #34

IDW Publishing:
Gate-Way #3 (Of 4)
Rogue Trooper #1
Sinister Dexter #4 (Of 7)
Wild Blue Yonder #4 (Of 5)

Valiant Entertainment:
Archer And Armstrong #18
Quantum And Woody The Goat #0

Perfect Pulls: I have often used this space to praise IDW’s use of licensed characters for all the right reasons. Instead of cashing in on recognizable characters by pumping out lousy books often and fast, IDW instead treats these characters like Marvel treats Spidey or DC treats Batman. That being said, this week might see their first major challenge. Rogue Trooper spins almost inexplicalby out of a lackluster console action game that came out years and years ago, and generated little excitement or fanfare. Yet here we are, welcoming the character from the game back into relevancy, premiering in his own new original comic. I’d be lying if I said I was excited; that being said, I’d also be lying if I didn’t admit curiosity will have me investigating it. Also this week, Dynamite has the follow-up to the strong premier issue of the new Turok reboot, and Dark Horse reveals Veil, from comic legend Greg Rucka. You know, if old video game references aren’t your thing.

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, March 5th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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