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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 4/23/14 Edition

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 6:33 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!


os0covMarvel Releases

All-New Invaders #4
Avengers Undercover #3
Daredevil #2
Dexter Down Under #3 (Of 5)
Elektra #1
Fantastic Four #3
George Romero’s Empire Of The Dead Act One #4 (Of 5)
Guardians Of The Galaxy #14
Iron Patriot #2
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #25
Original Sin #0
Savage Wolverine #17
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #12
Thunderbolts #25
Uncanny Avengers #19
What If Age Of Ultron #4 (Of 5)

Perfect Pulls: The next big thing to hit the Marvel Universe starts today, as Original Sin #0 introduces the event with the question “Who is the Watcher?” In this issue, Sam Alexander (the newest Nova) apparently witnesses… something that has to do with who the Watcher really is, and it doesn’t sound like it’s good news. Having Nova kick off this event is a sure-fire way to guarantee I’m in, so I’m really excited to see this begin. Along with the latest big event is the final issue of the excellent Superior Spider-Man Team Up, with the conclusion to a fascinating final arc involving Otto and the Green Goblin. Finally, be sure to check out one of Daredevil’s finest leading ladies getting her own spotlight again, with a new Elektra series on shelves today as well.


jlu0covDC Releases

All-Star Western #30
Aquaman #30
Batman Eternal #3
Batman Superman #9
Catwoman #30
Dead Boy Detectives #5
Flash #30
Justice League Dark #30
Justice League United #0
Larfleeze #10
Red Lanterns #30
Secret Origins #1
Superman #30
Teen Titans #30
Teen Titans Go #3

Perfect Pulls: The best part of the New 52 reboot is seeing the changes to the origins of DC characters we all know and love. Some have been drastically different, while others only have subtle differences, but getting to “relearn” the mythos all over again is one of the best parts of comics. That’s why I’m so excited for the start of Secret Origins today; just like the New 52 itself, it’s the perfect blend of new and classic. Plus, getting to see more of New 52 Dick Grayson Robin’s outfit is ALWAYS a plus… that costume is awesome. Along with the is the huge Flash #30, bringing us Van Jensen, Robert Venditti and Wally West all in one fell swoop. And of course, don’t let me forget about our neighbors to the north, as Justice League United brings us the Justice League Canada that I can’t recall anyone ever asking for but I’m sure will be cool regardless! I mean, it’s Jeff Lemire… you know it’s going to be good.


sw4covImage Releases

Dead Body Road #5 (Of 6)
Five Ghosts #11
Fuse #3
Ghosted #9
Lazarus #8
Manhattan Projects #20
Mice Templar IV Legend #9
Protectors Inc #6
Saviors #4
Sheltered #8
Shotgun Wedding #4 (Of 4)
Skullkickers #26
Sovereign #2
Thief Of Thieves #20
Undertow #3 (Of 6)
Walking Dead #126
Zero #7

Perfect Pulls: It’s the last issue of Shotgun Wedding today, which means this is my last opportunity to tell you to READ THIS BOOK. Seriously, it’s four issues long, and while it may not reinvent its genre, it sure as hell hits every single high point along the way. This is going to inevitably be a sweet $10 trade someday, and you’d be crazy not to buy it. Also this week is the penultimate issue of Justin Jordan’s Dead Body Road, the only comic I’ve ever seen absolutely nail car chases in comic form. Another insanely easy recommendation, and to be honest, if you like one of the books I’ve mentioned here, guess what, you’re totally going to like the other. Image has the “badass action movies turned into comics” genre on lock right now.


7ths1covIndie Releases

Archie Comics:
Betty And Veronica #270
Sonic The Hedgehog #259

Avatar Press:
Crossed Annual 2014
Crossed Badlands #52
Gravel Combat Magician #3
Uber #11

BOOM! Studios:
Bravest Warriors #19
Evil Empire #2
Hacktivist #4 (Of 4)
Herobear And The Kid Saving Time #1 (Of 5)
Midas Flesh #5 (Of 8)
Peanuts #17
Regular Show #12

Dark Horse Comics:
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #2
Conan The Avenger #1
Eltingville Club #1 (Of 2)
Halo Escalation #5
Mass Effect Foundation #10
Massive #22
Mind MGMT #21
Star Wars Legacy II #14
Tomb Raider #3
Witcher #2 (Of 5)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Ash And The Army Of Darkness #6
George R.R. Martin’s A Game Of Thrones #20
Lady Rawhide #5 (Of 5)
Robotech Voltron #3 (Of 5)
Shadow Now #6 (Of 6)
Sherlock Holmes Moriarty Lives #3 (Of 5)
Warlord Of Mars #35

IDW Publishing:
24 #1
7th Sword #1
City The Mind In The Machine #3
Danger Girl May Day #1 (Of 4)
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #201
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #11
Popeye Classics #21
Rogue Trooper #3
Star Trek #32
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #7
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #33
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #10
Transformers Robots In Disguise #28

Valiant Entertainment:
Eternal Warrior #8
Harbinger #22

Perfect Pulls: There is a lot to look forward to today from all the publishers, but I have to be honest, I think IDW’s 7th Sword is the book I’m actually looking forward to most today. A combination samurai/scifi setting with a deadly sword, a reluctant hero and robot armies? This is completely in my wheelhouse. Top that off with spectacular art and you’ve got me sold immediately. Dark Horse also comes out swinging today, with a new Conan title as well as the follow-up issues to it’s two surprisingly excellent video game tie-ins, The Witcher and Tomb Raider. Don’t sleep on those books just because they’re based on games; they’re both excellent comics in their own right. We also get the final issue of Dynamite’s Shadow Now, which I can only hope leads into an All-New Shadow Now… isn’t that how this works now?

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, April 23rd. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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