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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 6/18/14 Edition

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 7:33 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!

os4covMarvel Releases

Avengers #31
Avengers World #8
Daredevil #4
Elektra #3
George Romero’s Empire Of The Dead Act One #5 (Of 5)
Iron Man #28
Iron Patriot #4
Nova #18
Original Sin #4 (Of 8)
Punisher #7
Silver Surfer #3
Thor God Of Thunder #23
Thunderbolts #27
Ultimate FF #3
Uncanny X-Men #22
Wolverine And The X-Men #5
X-Men #15

Perfect Pulls: Marvel’s list may not be terribly long this week, but don’t think for a minute that it means there aren’t big things happening on the Marvel shelf at your local shop. Of course, first and foremost is Original Sin #4, the latest chapter in the summer event tearing through the Marvel U. If you read the last issue you know how insane the ending was; I can’t wait to see where we go from there. If team books are your thing you’re also well taken care of this week, regardless of whether you’re an A or and X. Mutant fans have a new title for all three of the major X-Men titles, while Avengers fans have both the flagship title as well as a new issue of Avengers World. The latter has been doing a great job of fleshing out some of the less-known Avengers members, while also advancing the plot points laid out in the other Avenger titles, so if you’ve been skipping this book you should definitely jump on board. Finally, if you prefer your hero books laden with ninjas and ninja-related action, be sure to grab the latest issues of Daredevil and Elektra today too!


bmrag32covDC Releases

Batman And Ra’s Al Ghul #32
Batman Eternal #11
Batwoman #32
Green Lantern New Guardians #32
Harley Quinn #7
New 52 Futures End #7
Red Hood And The Outlaws #32
Scribblenauts Unmasked A Crisis Of Imagination #6
Supergirl #32
Teen Titans Go #4
Trinity Of Sin Pandora #12
Unwritten Volume 2 Apocalypse #6
Wonder Woman #32

Perfect Pulls: Just like Marvel, DC’s list today is short as well, but also doesn’t skimp on quality. Needless to say, the book I’m looking forward to the most this week is Batman and Ra’s Al Ghul #32, the final chapter in the Hunt for Robin. Is this the book where we finally get Damian back? I know I shouldn’t get my hopes up, but despite knowing that, my hopes are totally all the way up. The Bat-family is also represented with yet another issue of Batman Eternal, our weekly reminder of how great having a weekly Batman title really is, as well as a new issue of Batwoman to go with it. Over in Green Lantern New Guardians, Kyle is introduced to the body-snatching Psions, a new evil force being introduced to the New 52 that follows the trend of evil beings from space that can look like someone else. (Here’s looking at you, Durlans!) And finally, the you-know-what has really started to hit the fan in Wonder Woman; if you’ve been waiting for the payoff, it looks like it’s about to start coming in spades.


wad1covImage Releases

Alex + Ada #7
Aphrodite IX #11
Drumhellar #6
Fatale #23
Manhattan Projects #21
Mice Templar IV Legend #11
Minimum Wage #6
MPH #2 (Of 5)
Savage Dragon #195
Sex Criminals #6
Wicked + The Divine #1

Perfect Pulls: This week sees the release of what just might be the most hyped book to come from Image in a long time, which is definitely saying something. The Wicked and the Divine is the latest Kieron Gillen/Jaime McKelvie joint, the masterminds behind Young Avengers and Phonogram. The premise is simple; every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate themselves as teenagers and live exactly as you’d expect teenage gods to live. The catch? They die in two years. This is one of those creative teams that can do no wrong, and early reviews have been explosively great. Don’t sleep on the book that looks very much to be Image’s next Saga-level mainstream smash.


tmnttit1covIndie Releases

Archie Comics:
Archie #656
Archie Funhouse Double Double Digest #6

Avatar Press:
No new releases this week

BOOM! Studios:
Adventure Time #29
Clive Barker’s Next Testament #10 (Of 12)
Last Broadcast #2 (Of 7)
Loki Ragnarok And Roll #4 (Of 4)
Regular Show 2014 Annual #1
Thomas Alsop #1 (Of 8)
Translucid #3 (Of 6)

Dark Horse Comics:
Axe Cop The American Choppers #2 (Of 3)
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #120
Brain Boy The Men From G.E.S.T.A.L.T. #2 (Of 4)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #4
Eye Of Newt #1 (Of 4)
Star Wars Darth Maul Son Of Dathomir #2 (Of 4)
Witcher #4 (Of 5)
Witchfinder The Mysteries Of Unland #1 (Of 5)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Doodle Jump Comics #1 (Of 6)
Lone Ranger #25 (Of 25)
Magnus Robot Fighter #4
Red Sonja #10
Red Sonja Sanctuary (One Shot)
Twilight Zone Annual 2014

IDW Publishing:
Judge Dredd Mega-City Two #1
Kill Shakespeare The Mask Of Night #1 (Of 4)
Littlest Pet Shop #2 (Of 5)
My Little Pony Friends Forever #6
Popeye Classics #23
Powerpuff Girls #10
Samurai Jack #9
Star Trek Harlan Ellison’s The City On The Edge Of Forever The Original Teleplay #1 (Of 5)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #35
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtles In Time #1 (Of 4)
V-Wars #3
Winterworld #1

Valiant Entertainment:
Harbinger #24
Unity #8

Perfect Pulls: If you’re a fan of fantasy and magic, Dark Horse definitely has you covered this week. Witchfinder is the latest Hellboy spinoff from the publisher, focusing on Edward Grey investigating a mysterious death that turns out to be the first of several mysteries. Along with the comes Eye of Newt, a new fantasy title being billed as the perfect choice for fans of The Hobbit, as it follows the adventures of a wandering apprentice wizard in a dangerous world of magic. Combine those with Dark Horse’s excellent Witcher title and they’ve got your fantasy needs covered! If fantasy isn’t your thing, perhaps you’re looking for a light escape from reality instead? If you’ve been getting your fix of the popular Doodle Jump video game, this week you can double your exposure by reading the new comic from Dynamite as well. Hey, if Angry Birds has a comic, anything can! Finally, fans of the Ninja Turtles, make sure you check out Turtles in Time #1. No, it isn’t a comic adaptation of the least-popular TMNT motion-picture; it’s a brand new miniseries where the Turtles are falling through time, and the first stop is prehistory! Turtles versus dinosaurs? Yes please!

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, June 18th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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