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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 4/30/14 Edition

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 7:15 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!


asm1covMarvel Releases

All-New X-Men #26
Amazing Spider-Man #1
Avengers #28
Avengers A.I. #12
Avengers World #5
Hulk #2
New Avengers #17
Origin II #5 (Of 5)
Silver Surfer #2
Uncanny Avengers Annual #1
What If Age Of Ultron #5 (Of 5)
Wolverine #5
X-Force #4

Perfect Pulls: Where one era ends, another begins… even when it’s an era that technically already ended! Amazing Spider-Man returns today, with Peter firmly behind the mask again. However, as we saw in the final issues of SuperiorPeter may have his life back, but it’s far from the way he left it. How will Peter repair the damage Otto did to his reputation, both as Peter and as Spider-Man? We’ll find out starting today! Avengers fans also have a lot on their plates today, with five Avengers titles represented, ranging from the Illuminati-loving New Avengers to the “supernatural Avengers” in Uncanny Avengers Annual #1 to the final issue of Avengers A.I. (sorry Doombot!). Finally, get a peek at Wolverine new and old in both the final issue of Origin II as well as the latest issue of his most current solo book… you know, before he dies. Again.


bvb1covDC Releases

Adventures Of Superman #12
Batgirl Annual #2
Batman ’66 #10
Batman Beyond Universe #9
Batman Eternal #4
Batwoman Annual #1
Flash Annual #3
Forever Evil Aftermath Batman Vs Bane #1 (One Shot)
Green Lantern New Guardians Annual #2
He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe #12
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Two #4
Scribblenauts Unmasked A Crisis Of Imagination #4
Vertigo Quarterly Cyan #1

Perfect Pulls: No, you aren’t reading the words on the top of that cover correctly… despite the fact that Forever Evil isn’t actually over yet, this week brings us the first of the Forever Evil Aftermath titles. Now, while your eye-rolling at the way DC’s handled this event is merited, that doesn’t mean we should ignore the fact that this issue looks awesome! During Forever Evil Bane did everything he could to take over Gotham in Batman’s absence, even taking on the mantle himself. However, Batman is back, and once again the two heavyweights find themselves battling for Gotham’s crown! If potential spine-breaking isn’t your bag, several other Bats are well represented today, with Batgirl and Batwoman both getting the annual treatment, as well as the latest Batman Eternal and print versions of the digital exclusive Bat-titles Batman Beyond Universe and Batman ’66. Also, don’t miss the Green Lantern New Guardians and Flash annuals out today as well, as both are extremely important to the stories launching in each book.


sb1covImage Releases

Black Science #6
Chew #41
Deadly Class #4
Dream Police #1
Egos #4
Elephantmen #56
Southern Bastards #1
Tales Of Honor #2
Ten Grand #9
Umbral #6

Perfect Pulls: Jason Aaron, the mind behind the glory that is Thor God of Thunder, is bringing a new book to Image comics that’s far different than the superheroics we’ve come to expect from him at Marvel. Southern Bastards tells the story of… well, southern bastards. A crime drama set in deep Alabama, the solicit promises this book is “like the Dukes of Hazzard meets the Coen Brothers… on meth.” Yup, that sounds nothing like Thor. That’s not the only new book this week from Image, either. Dream Police is the latest JMS joint from the publisher, and focuses on longtime “dream detectives” who’ve been tasked with keeping the peace in the realm of dreams to protect us here in the real world. But when one disappears and is replaced by a partner who claims she’s always been there, Detective Joe Thursday is left wondering what’s real and what isn’t. If you’re a fan of Inception, it seems a safe bet that this book should be on your radar today.  



swrh1covIndie Releases

Archie Comics:
Betty And Veronica Double Digest #223
Jughead And Archie Double Digest #1
Mega Man #36

Avatar Press:
Uber #12

BOOM! Studios:
Adventure Time 2014 Annual #1
Clockwork Angels #2 (Of 6)
Garfield Pet Force 2014 Special #1
Loki Ragnarok And Roll #3 (Of 4)

Dark Horse Comics:
Blackout #2 (Of 4)
Captain Midnight #10
Furious #4 (Of 5)
King Conan The Conqueror #3 (Of 6)
Pariah #3 (Of 8)
Serenity Leaves On The Wind #4 (Of 6)
Star Wars Rebel Heist #1 (Of 4)
Vandroid #3 (Of 5)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Battlestar Galactica #10
Battlestar Galactica Six #1 (Of 5)
Doc Savage #5
Grimm #12

IDW Publishing:
Dexter’s Laboratory #1 (Of 4)
G.I. JOE #15
Ghostbusters #15
Judge Dredd Mega-City Two #4 (Of 5)
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #28
V-Wars #1
X-Files Season 10 #11

Valiant Entertainment:
Rai #1
Shadowman End Times #1 (Of 3)

Perfect Pulls: The Star Wars Expanded Universe may have been flipped upside-down this week, but that’s not going to stop Dark Horse from putting out quality Star Wars books nonetheless! Today’s release is particularly exciting for me, and if you count Han Solo as your favorite character you should be excited too. In Star Wars: Rebel Heist, one of the Rebellion’s youngest and most promising agents is partnered with Han Solo for an important mission. But as the young agent begins to realize Han isn’t the altruistic hero he thought he was, will his faith be shaken so badly that the mission fails? I know I can’t wait to find out! IDW also comes out swinging today, riding the success of their fantastic Samurai Jack and Powerpuff Girls comics to bring another Cartoon Network classic to their roster… Dexter’s Laboratory! If this book is even half as good as their other adaptations, you can be sure everything you loved about the show will be intact and shining here! And vampire fans will want to check out V-Wars, which brings a cool new spin to the classic monsters. Imagine if the Secretary of State was assassinated, and the terrorist cell that claimed responsibility were vampires? The phrase “war on terror” takes on a whole new meaning in IDW’s latest.

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, April 30th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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