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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 4/2/14 Edition

Posted on April 2, 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!


usm200covMarvel Releases

Black Widow #5
Captain America #19
Captain America Winter Soldier #1
Deadpool Vs Carnage #1 (Of 4)
Inhuman #1
Loki Agent Of Asgard #3
Magneto #2
Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Prelude #1 (Of 2)
Moon Knight #2
New Warriors #3
Punisher #4
She-Hulk #3
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #200
What If Age Of Ultron #1 (Of 5)

Perfect Pulls: Marvel’s list isn’t massive this week, but it really runs the gamut of brand new, classic and everything in between. If you’re looking for brand new, there’s a lot for you. Whether it be the oft-delayed Inhuman, the clash of killers in Deadpool vs. Carnage, or a double dose of Marvel movie adaptations, Marvel has you covered. Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the follow-ups to some of the best Marvel NOW titles, like Moon Knight, Magneto, Punisher, and She-Hulk. And if you came for the classic, look no further than Ultimate Spider-Man #200, celebrating the Ultimate Spideys of yesterday and today. No matter what you’re looking for, Marvel has you covered this week.


ac30covDC Releases

Action Comics #30
Aquaman And The Others #1
Batwing #30
Detective Comics #30
Earth 2 #22
Fairest #25
Green Arrow #30
Green Lantern #30
Looney Tunes #218
Movement #11
Stormwatch #30
Swamp Thing #30
Trillium #8 (Of 8)
Trinity Of Sin The Phantom Stranger #18
Vampire Diaries #4

Perfect Pulls: Not enough people are talking about what Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder are doing on Action Comics. Let’s be honest; unless you’re a die-hard fan of Big Blue, Super books all tend to suffer from the monotony of anything that focuses on a character who can’t really be challenged. Many writers try to circumvent that by either A. trying to force the “human” side of Superman, or B. trying to reduce his power level so he seems challenged. While these ideas are sound in theory, at the end of the day what you’re doing is making Superman boring in an attempt to make him less boring; see why this doesn’t work? But instead, Pak writes stories that embrace both the “super” and the “man” side of Superman at the same time, while Kuder brings to the table what might be the best drawn Supes I’ve ever seen. If you walked off this book ages ago, go read it, and I promise you you’ll be blown away by how much you enjoy it. Trust me folks: it’s good enough that I spent the entire DC paragraph of a Comic Corner to plead its case!


field1covImage Releases

Apocalypse AL #3 (Of 4)
Artifacts #36
Black Science #5
Elephantmen #55
Field #1 (Of 4)
Invincible Universe #12
Pretty Deadly #5
Revival #19
Secret #7
Self-Obsessed (One Shot)
Shotgun Wedding #1 (Of 4)
Sidekick #6

Perfect Pulls: I’ve started to notice that Image seems to stick with themes. We’d seen several fantasy titles come out, which were preceded by several science fiction books, which came in hot on the heels of a Wild West trend. Right now, that trend is leaning heavily towards crime and the criminals who commit them. Over the past weeks we’ve seen the premier of Deadly Class, Dead Body Road, Revenger, and One-Hit Wonder, and this week they’re joined by The Field and Shotgun Wedding. The first features a man with no identity who’s found himself bound to a Bible-selling, meth-addicted man on a criminal rampage. The second, an assassin who’s upcoming marriage to the lady of his dreams is about to be derailed by the lady assassin he once left at the altar. Crime is the new trend from Image, and while I have no idea what will come next, the books this trend brought us have all been a blast to read.


caliban1covIndie Releases

Archie Comics:
Betty And Veronica Double Digest #222

Avatar Press:
Caliban #1
Crossed Badlands #51
God Is Dead #10

BOOM! Studios:
Adventure Time The Flip Side #4 (Of 6)
Dead Letters #1
Garfield #24
Revelations #4 (Of 6)
Suicide Risk #12

Dark Horse Comics:
Angel And Faith Season 10 #1
Bad Blood #4 (Of 5)
Edgar Allan Poe’s The Premature Burial (One Shot)
Grindhouse Doors Open At Midnight #7 (Of 8)
Juice Squeezers #4 (Of 4)
Lobster Johnson Get The Lobster #3 (Of 5)
Terminator Salvation The Final Battle #5 (Of 12)
Veil #2 (Of 5)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Ash And The Army Of Darkness #5
Mark Waid’s The Green Hornet #11
Red Sonja #8
Red Sonja And Cub (One Shot)
Shadow Year One #8 (Of 10)
Turok Dinosaur Hunter #3

IDW Publishing:
G.I. JOE Special Missions #13
Gate-Way #4 (Of 4)
Judge Dredd Mega-City Two #3 (Of 5)
Monster And Madman #2 (Of 3)
Rogue Trooper #2
Sinister Dexter #5 (Of 7)

Valiant Entertainment:
Archer And Armstrong #19
Quantum And Woody #9

Perfect Pulls: I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve said this, but this week sees the start of a new book from Avatar, and it looks like a good one. Caliban is the latest from Garth Ennis, but this book isn’t about hard-edged cops or even harder-edged superheroes. Instead, this book tells the tale of a crew traveling the depths of hyperspace, a routine mission that goes awry when they somehow crash into an abandoned alien vessel. The situation spirals out of control after that, in an intergalactic horror story already being compared to Alien. If scares in space aren’t your thing, perhaps you’d rather have your terror on Earth? If that’s the case, Dark Horse has a one-shot featuring two Edgar Allan Poe adaptations from Richard Corben that focus on the terror of being buried alive. Or, if you’d rather shooting that scares, BOOM! has you covered with Dead Letters, a comic about an amnesiac stuck in a gang war that hearkens to the noir stories BOOM! is famous for. Whatever you’re looking for, the indies have it this week!

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, April 2nd. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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