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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 5/21/14 Edition

Posted on May 21, 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!


asm2covMarvel Releases

All-New Doop #2 (Of 5)
All-New X-Factor #8
Amazing Spider-Man #2
Amazing X-Men #7
Avengers World #6
Daredevil #3
Deadpool Annual #2
Elektra #2
Hulk #3
Magneto #4
Miracleman #6
Nova #17
Original Sin #2 (Of 8)
Powers Bureau #10
Savage Wolverine #19
Thor God Of Thunder #22
Ultimate FF #2
Uncanny X-Men #21
Wolverine And The X-Men #4
X-Men #14

Perfect Pulls: Peter Parker has just returned and already the Parker luck is in high gear. The first issue of the new iteration of Amazing Spider-Man showed us Pete’s got a lot of Otto-problems to deal with, but Electro might just spare him having to deal with any of them by killing him first. Yeah, sounds like Peter’s back alright.  We also have a new issue of the always-perfect Thor God of Thunder, the dark and outstanding Magneto, and of course the brand new Daredevil as well. Speaking of DD, if you skipped the first issue of Elektra, you may not want to sleep on this book. The second issue hits stands today, and the first was a triumphant reminder of why Elektra is one of Matt Murdock’s best leading ladies. (Please don’t tell her I called her that.)


b&f31covDC Releases

American Vampire Second Cycle #3
Batman ’66 #11
Batman And Frankenstein #31
Batman Beyond Universe #10
Batman Eternal #7
Batman Superman #11
Batwoman #31
Birds Of Prey #31
Forever Evil #7 (Of 7)
Green Lantern New Guardians #31
Harley Quinn #6
Justice League #30
Justice League Of America #14
New 52 Futures End #3
Red Hood And The Outlaws #31
Scribblenauts Unmasked A Crisis Of Imagination #5
Sinestro #2
Supergirl #31
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #11
Unwritten Volume 2 Apocalypse #5
Wonder Woman #31

Perfect Pulls: We are getting so close to what just might be the end of my hopes, or the beginning of my happiest feels all over again! The penultimate chapter of The Hunt for Robin continues in Batman and Frankenstein #31, continuing Batman’s hunt for the remains of his fallen son. I’m still holding out hope that this will end with the return of Damian Wayne, whole and alive and kicking bad guy butt all over Gotham again. Of course, this is comics, where the obvious rarely happens. Also, the last time Batman met with Frankenstein he cut him to pieces to study him… so I’m sure this will go well. We also have the follow-up to the smashing premier of Sinestro, the latest chapter of the Age of Ultron-ish (but so far in a good way) Futures End and your weekly dose of awesome that is Batman Eternal. 

Oh, and Forever Evil #7 is out. Finally, time to find out all the things we already know by reading any of the books DC’s put out in the last month! /endsarcasmIpromise


mph1covImage Releases

Artifacts #37
East Of West #12
Ghosted #10
Invincible #111
Mercenary Sea #4
Mind The Gap #17
MPH #1 (Of 5)
Prophet #44
Rocket Girl #5
Saga #19
Undertow #4 (Of 6)
Velvet #5
Voice In The Dark #7
Zero #8

Perfect Pulls: Let’s take another jaunt into the Millarverse, shall we? Hot on the heels of the just fantastic Starlight, Mark Millar brings us MPH. What happens when two teenagers stumble across a drug that gives them superspeed? Probably nothing good! This latest Millar book promises to shine a new light on superspeed, and as I’ve always felt that was one of the most under-appreciated superpowers, I am all about reading this book. We also have a new issue of my favorite Image title Zero, which admittedly is starting to get a bit too weird (see also: Bounce), but I still love it anyways. Combine those with a new East of West and it’s a great week from Image.


lb1covIndie Releases

Archie Comics:
Archie’s Funhouse Double Digest #5
Sonic Super Special Magazine #11
Sonic The Hedgehog #260

Avatar Press:
No new releases this week

BOOM! Studios:
Adventure Time #28
Last Broadcast #1 (Of 7)
Translucid #2 (Of 6)

Dark Horse Comics:
Axe Cop The American Choppers #1 (Of 3)
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #119
Brain Boy The Men From G.E.S.T.A.L.T. #1 (of 4)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #3
Dark Horse Presents #36
Star Wars Darth Maul Son Of Dathomir #1 (Of 4)
Witcher #3 (Of 5)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Battlestar Galactica #11
Flash Gordon #2
Magnus Robot Fighter #3
Mark Waid’s The Green Hornet #12
Pathfinder City Secrets #1 (Of 6)
Shadow Midnight In Moscow #1 (Of 6)
Shadow Year One #9 (Of 10)
Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #3
Solar Man Of The Atom #2

IDW Publishing:
7th Sword #2
Danger Girl May Day #2 (Of 4)
Dexter’s Laboratory #2 (Of 4)
Indestructible #6
Monster And Madman #3 (Of 3)
Popeye Classics #22
Rogue Trooper #4
Star Mage #2 (Of 6)
Star Slammers Re-Mastered #3
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary Special
Transformers Windblade #2 (Of 4)
V-Wars #2

Valiant Entertainment:
Unity #7
X-O Manowar #25

Perfect Pulls: Are you like me? Do you stare at any abandoned building you see trying to figure out how you could get in it? Well, we have so much in common! Also, we’re probably both going to enjoy The Last Broadcast. The latest from BOOM! mixes together conspiracies, magicians, and urban exploration into what sounds like an awesome stew. BOOM! isn’t done there either, with a new issue of Translucid, the first issue of which was probably the most impressive indie book I’ve read in a while. And speaking of impressive indie titles, you’d better not still be skipping the return of the Gold Key comicverse characters. If you have been, you get a double dip this week with a new issue of both Magnus Robot Fighter and Solar Man of the Atom, both of which have been stellar so far. This is the best return/reboot since Valiant, so don’t miss these books!

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, May 21st. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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