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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 5/15 Edition

Posted on May 15, 2013 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!

avengersewMarvel Releases

Age Of Ultron #8 (Of 10)
Avengers: The Enemy Within #1
Cable And X-Force #8
FF #7
Gambit #12
Iron Man #10
Nova #4
Thunderbolts #9
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #23
Wolverine And The X-Men #29
Wolverine MAX #7
X-Factor #256

Perfect Pulls: Another smaller week from Marvel, and one that comes with an odd surprise. The tagline for Avengers: The Enemy Within declares it “the opening salvo to the hotly anticipated Avengers/Captain Marvel four part event.” The part that comes as an odd surprise is that I’ve never heard of this book or event until now. In all the comics circles I frequent, not one person has ever mentioned this title, or any anticipation for it, hot or cold or anywhere in between. But marketing works, because I’m sure as hell going to check it out now! Also, Marvel NOW highlight Nova has a new issue today, and if you’re still sleeping on Cable and X-Force, it’s time to wake up!


bw20DC Releases

Batgirl #20
Batwoman #20
Birds Of Prey #20
Catwoman #20
Fables #129
He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe #2
JSA The Liberty Files The Whistling Skull #6 (Of 6)
Justice League Of America’s Vibe #4
Legion Of Super-Heroes #20
Nightwing #20
Red Hood And The Outlaws #20
Supergirl #20
Sword Of Sorcery #8
Wonder Woman #20

Perfect Pulls: DC also has another quiet week this week, with only a handful of titles hitting shelves. Nightwing #20 should be interesting, as someone from Dick’s past will be returning from the grave, and that never ends well. The spectacular new Masters of the Universe comic gets another issue this week, as Despara leads Hordak’s forces into Eternia, intent on killing pretty much everything that moves. Also, DC is teasing that Batwoman’s secret identity might not be so secret after the end of Batwoman #20, so that’s a book worth checking out. (In fact, it always is, not just this week!)

dreammerchImage Releases

Dream Merchant #1 (Of 6)
Fatale #14
It Girl And The Atomics #10
Legend Of Luther Strode #5 (Of 6)
Non-Humans #4 (Of 4)
Think Tank #7
Vescell #8

Perfect Pulls: Yet another week with an awesome new book from Image! Dream Merchant comes from the excellent Nathan Edmondson, and tells the tale of a boy named Winslow who dreams impossible dreams while being hunted by impossible beings, protected only by an old traveller. But the dreams aren’t impossible; they’re memories that everyone else has been made to forget, and they want Winslow to forget them too! Sounds like another awesome Image offering, one I’ll definitely be checking out.


dday1Indie Releases

Avatar Press:
Night Of The Living Dead Aftermath #8

BOOM! Studios:
Fanboys Vs Zombies #14
Regular Show #1

Dark Horse Comics:
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #107 (Wasteland Part 1 Of 3)
Conan The Barbarian #16
Dream Thief #1 (Of 5)
Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall Of The House Of Usher #1 (Of 2)
Star Wars Darth Vader And The Ninth Assassin #2 (Of 5)
To Hell You Ride #4 (Of 5)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Battlestar Galactica #1
Bionic Man Vs The Bionic Woman #5 (Of 5)
Garth Ennis’ Jennifer Blood #27
Green Hornet #36
Kevin Smith’s The Bionic Man #20
Lord Of The Jungle #15
Mark Waid’s The Green Hornet #2
Pathfinder #7
Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #9
Shadow #13
Voltron #12

IDW Publishing:
Doomsday.1 #1 (Of 4)
G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #190
G.I. JOE Special Missions #3
Transformers Regeneration One #91

Valiant Entertainment:
Bloodshot #11
X-O Manowar #13

Perfect Pulls: Two particularly awesome new books from indie publishers this week, along with some ongoing greats. Dark Horse premiers Dream Thief this week, about a man who steals an aboriginal mask, only to find it’s possessing him at night, and he’s waking up to find blood and bodies he can’t explain. (Hate when that happens.) Also, IDW premiers Doomsday.1, about a team of astronauts forced to watch Earth be decimated by a solar flare, and then be forced to return to the planet they no longer know. As for continuing greats, Planet Death and Harbinger War continue in X-O Manowar and Bloodshot respectively, and my podcast partner’s favorite Fanboys vs. Zombies has a new issue out as well. And if you’re looking for a fun compare-and-contrast, pick up both Green Hornet titles from Dynamite this week, and be as stunned as I am that they’d even dare release those two books next to each other. Waid’s Hornet is outstanding, and the once fantastic monthly Hornet continues to spiral into an unrecognizable mess…

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, May 15th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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