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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 6/11/14 Edition

Posted on June 11, 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!

 

os1covMarvel Releases

All-New Invaders #6
All-New Ultimates #3
All-New X-Men #28
Amazing Spider-Man #1.2
Avengers Undercover #5
Captain Marvel #4
Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu #2 (Of 4)
Deadpool #30
Figment #1 (Of 5)
Hulk #4
Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble #9
Mighty Avengers #11
New Avengers #19
Nightcrawler #3
Original Sins #1 (Of 5)
Savage Wolverine #20
Secret Avengers #4
She-Hulk #5
Uncanny X-Men Special #1
United States Of Murder Inc #2
Wolverine #8

Perfect PullsOriginal Sin hasn’t pulled a single punch since it started, and the last issue of the main series left everyone’s jaw on the ground with the last page. Now, the event that’s all about airing everyone’s dirty laundry starts to get specific with Original Sins #1. The solicits only describe this book with “Everybody has one,” but if you’ve been following along you know that a large number of secrets aren’t so secret anymore, and it looks like this is the place to start finding out just what they all are. If you’re looking for a crossover of a more random variety, you just may want to check out Uncanny X-Men Special #1, bringing together the UXM, Iron Man and Nova to answer one question: who kidnapped Cyclops? I know I’ll be reading it, but to answer an entirely different question: how is it that Iron Man and Nova are involved in the first place?!

 

sww9covDC Releases

Astro City #13
Batgirl #32
Batman Eternal #10
Birds Of Prey #32
Coffin Hill #8
Constantine #15
Detective Comics #32
FBP Federal Bureau Of Physics #11
Green Lantern Corps #32
Infinity Man And The Forever People #1
Justice League United #2
Legends Of The Dark Knight 100-Page Super Spectacular #3
New 52 Futures End #6
Royals Masters Of War #5 (Of 6)
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #46
Smallville Season 11 Lantern #3 (Of 4)
Superboy #32
Superman Wonder Woman #9
Worlds’ Finest #24

Perfect Pulls: There are lots of revelations and continuations today on your shop’s DC shelf, as well as something new to go with them. Doomed continues in Superman Wonder Woman #9, and this chapter promises a deadly showdown between Clark and Kara as the Red Lanterns make it clear they don’t want this “Doomsday Superman” anywhere near their new sector. Speaking of Lanterns, the Uprising event rolls on in Green Lantern Corps #32, and if you’ve been wondering this whole time just what the Durlans’ motivation was, this is the issue where we find out! GLC isn’t the only book with answers this week as well; be sure to check out Batman Eternal #10 to find out just what Falcone has been up to this whole time, and just what he’s after now. If none of these ongoing tales is for you, Dan DiDio’s latest foray into actually making books hits this week in Infinity Man and the Forever People, where the brightest students from New Genesis end up on Earth, which I’m sure will end well.

 

wf1covImage Releases

Manifest Destiny #7
Real Heroes #3
Red City #1
Revenge #4 (Of 4)
Shutter #3
Starlight #4
Tales Of Honor #3
That’s Because You’re A Robot (One Shot)
Walking Dead #128
Wildfire #1

Perfect Pulls: There’s a whole bunch of new stuff this week from Image, and it really covers the spectrum! The first is Wildfire, a book that takes a hard look at whether genetically modifying plant life is the answer to our problems or the cause of new ones instead. This question becomes even more relevant when an experiment goes wrong and turns LA into a disaster area, I suspect of the leafy variety. If plants aren’t your thing, how about a hard-nosed crime drama on Mars? Red City has everything you’d want in a scifi crime book; aliens, secrets, a system-wide civil war, and a kidnapped ambassador’s daughter. Throw in a protagonist with demons of his own and you’ve at least put my butt in a seat for this issue. Finally, That’s Because You’re a Robot is a oneshot with a great gimmick. There are two cops, and one of them is a robot, and neither of them know which it is… yup, I’m in.

 

em1covIndie Releases

Archie Comics:
Archie Double Digest #251
Sonic The Hedgehog #261

Avatar Press:
Crossed Badlands #55
Dicks End Of Time #1
God Is Dead #14
Uber #14

BOOM! Studios:
Bee And Puppycat #2
Bravest Warriors 2014 Impossibear Special #1
Dead Letters #3
Empty Man #1 (Of 6)
Lumberjanes #3
Returning #4 (Of 4)
Sons Of Anarchy #10

Dark Horse Comics:
Abe Sapien #13
Blackout #3 (Of 4)
Edgar Allan Poe’s Morella And The Murders In The Rue Morgue (One Shot)
Star Wars #18
X #14

Dynamite Entertainment:
Ash And The Army Of Darkness #8
Blood Queen #1
Legenderry A Steampunk Adventure #4 (Of 7)
Pathfinder City Secrets #2 (Of 6)
Sherlock Holmes Moriarty Lives #4 (Of 5)

IDW Publishing:
Angry Birds Comics #1
Crow Pestilence #4 (Of 4)
Dexter’s Laboratory #3 (Of 4)
Godzilla The IDW Era #1
Haunted Horror #11
Rocky And Bullwinkle #4 (Of 4)
Rogue Trooper Classics #2 (Of 12)
Sinister Dexter #7 (Of 7)
Star Mage #3 (Of 6)
Star Trek #34
Transformers Robots In Disguise #30
Wraith Welcome To Christmasland #7 (Of 7)

Valiant Entertainment:
Archer And Armstrong #21
Armor Hunters #1 (Of 4)
Bloodshot And H.A.R.D. Corps #23

Perfect Pulls: Are you one of those people who loves Angry Birds, but more because of the story than the gameplay? What’s that? That person doesn’t exist, you say? Well, IDW sure seems to think they do, because Angry Birds Comics hits shelves today. You hear that sound? It’s like a million comic fans all asking “why?” at the same time. But good news… there are some new indie books this week you actually do want to read! First up is Empty Man, the newest Cullen Bunn joint about a strange new disease that kills everyone it infects, or leaves them in an “empty” catatonic state, yet no one knows how or why it works. There is also the return of Garth Ennis’ Dicks, a subtle reminder that The Boys was actually not the most offensive version of superheroes he’s ever come up with. And over at Dynamite there’s Blood Queen, the latest entry in the recent boom of dark fantasy comics. What do all of these have in common? They’re unquestionably more compelling than Angry Birds Comics!

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, June 11th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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