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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 5/8 Edition

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 4:21 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!

aa15auMarvel Releases

Alpha Big Time #4 (Of 5)
Astonishing X-Men #62
Avengers #11
Avengers Arena #9
Avengers Assemble #15AU
Avenging Spider-Man #20
Deadpool #9
Fearless Defenders #4
Secret Avengers #4
Thor God Of Thunder #8
Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #24
Uncanny Avengers #8
Uncanny X-Force #4
Wolverine #3

Perfect Pulls: As you’ll see as you scroll through today’s Comic Corner, you’ll see it’s a very light week for almost everyone as far as releases go, a phenomenon I like to think of as “the post-FCBD hangover.” But there are definitely some big titles in the small crowd, and Marvel is no exception. Avengers Assemble #15AU marks the first time this book has really crossed over into the “mainstream” Avengers territory, and I’m excited to see if it continues the trend of the tie-ins being more compelling than Age of Ultron itself. The rest of the Avengers titles also come to the table, with the excellent Avengers continuing to hurtle towards Infinity, Arena heading towards the “Boss Stage,” and Uncanny brings the Apocalypse Twins into the frey.


barh20DC Releases

Batman #20
Batman And Red Hood #20
Batman Arkham Unhinged #14
Constantine #3
Deathstroke #20
Demon Knights #20
Green Lantern Corps #20
Justice League Of America #3
Katana #4
Ravagers #12
Suicide Squad #20
Superboy #20
Team 7 #8
Threshold #5

Perfect Pulls: If Marvel’s theme this week is all-things Avengers, DC’s is definitely Batman. Batman #20 is the final issue before the start of Zero Year, Batman and the Red Hood continues Carrie Kelley’s story in the New 52, and Arkham Unhinged continues to breathe life into the Bat-world created in the Arkham series of games. Also, be on the lookout for a new JLA, Constantine gets another shot at winning over new fans, and the final issues of Deathstroke, Ravagers and Team 7 hit shelves this week as well.


chinmusicImage Releases

Chin Music #1
Prophet #35
Storm Dogs #5 (Of 6)
Walking Dead #110
Witchblade #166

Perfect Pulls: Just a handful of books from Image this week, but still they manage to drop a new title that sounds pretty great. Chin Music follows Shaw, a man on the run from something ancient, who’s also lost in time and ends up in prohibition Chicago. Now dealing with gangsters, cops and the demons that want him, Shaw finds himself fighting enemies from all sides, a fight that sounds like a lot of fun to read. If you’re not looking for something new, Image stalwarts like The Walking Dead, Prophet and Witchblade also hit shelves this week as well.


uber1Indie Releases

Avatar Press:
Ferals #14
Uber #1

BOOM! Studios:
Bravest Warriors #8
Grace Randolph’s Supurbia #7

Dark Horse Comics:
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 9 #21
Creepy Comics #12
Star Wars #5
X #1 (Of 4)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Damsels Mermaids #1
Dark Shadows #16
Garth Ennis’ Battlefields #6 (Of 6)
Grimm #1
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files Ghoul Goblin #4 (Of 6)
Red Sonja Annual #4
Vampirella #29
Warlord Of Mars #24
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #25

IDW Publishing:
Fever Ridge A Tale Of MacArthur’s Jungle War #3 (Of 8)
Memorial Imaginary Fiends #3 (Of 3)
Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #4 (Of 4)
Star Trek #20

Valiant Entertainment:
Archer And Armstrong #0
Harbinger #12

Perfect Pulls: Most of the indie publishers are feeling the FCBD hangover as well, but there are definitely some must-haves from the non-Big Two folks this week. Two brutal titles that had #0 issues that previewed big things coming get their #1 issues this week, and I can’t wait for both. Kieron Gillen’s Uber gets its proper first issue; this tale of Nazi metahumans in WWII is exactly as intense as you may expect, and definitely worth the read. And speaking of graphic titles, Dark Horse’s X also gets it’s #1 this week, and organized crime is about to get cut to shreds, quite literally. Finally, the excellently true-to-the-books Dresden Files comic has a new issue, and fans of the Grimm TV series get a new tie-in book as well.

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, May 8th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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