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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 7/16/14 Edition

Posted on July 16, 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!


os6covMarvel Releases

100th Anniversary Special X-Men #1
All-New X-Factor #11
Avengers World #9
Deadpool Dracula’s Gauntlet #2 (Of 7)
Elektra #4
Magneto #7
Ms. Marvel #6
Nova #19
Original Sin Hulk vs. Iron Man #2
Original Sin #6 (Of 8)
Savage Hulk #2
Savage Wolverine #21
Secret Avengers #5
She-Hulk #6
Silver Surfer #4
Thunderbolts #28
Ultimate FF #4
Uncanny X-Men #23
X-Men #16

Perfect Pulls: Marvel’s summer event Original Sin is hurtling towards its conclusion, yet every issue seems to bring more questions than answers. Who is pulling the strings of the Marvel Universe? What’s the deal with all these Nick Fury LMDs? And who really killed the Watcher? One can only hope we start to find out today! Original Sin also rolls through several other titles this week. First is the continuation of Hulk vs. Iron Man, where Bruce has learned the gamma bomb accident may not have been as accidental as he thought. Second, how will the new Nova deal with the revelation that his dad may not have been the hero he thought he was? And finally, Uncanny X-Men #23 something that can’t possibly go well: the last will and testament of Charles Xavier. There are lots of dirty secrets being aired today from Marvel, and I can’t wait to learn all of them!


rr1covDC Releases

Batman Eternal #15
Batwoman #33
Fables #142
Green Lantern New Guardians #33
Infinite Crisis Fight For The Multiverse #1
New 52 Futures End #11
Red Hood And The Outlaws #33
Robin Rises Omega #1 (One Shot)
Scribblenauts Unmasked A Crisis Of Imagination #7
Supergirl #33
Teen Titans #1

Perfect Pulls: Quite possibly the most exciting thing ever is happening to me today thanks to DC, though I suspect it might not only be for me. Robin Rises Omega is a one-shot spun directly out of the Hunt for Robin story arc that just wrapped up in the pages of Batman and…, and while anything could happen, it looks extremely likely that this is going to be at least the launching point for the return of Damian Wayne. While no death in comics is permanent besides Uncle Ben, there hasn’t been any character I’ve wanted to come back more than Damian, so I can not wait to read this book! Speaking of Robins, this week also sees the launch of the second New 52 iteration of Teen Titans, a book that I always wanted to be good that never quite got there. Hopefully this second attempt highlights what should be one of the best team books coming out of DC!


de1covImage Releases

Aphrodite IX Cyber Force #1
Burn The Orphanage Reign Of Terror #3 (Of 5)
Cap’n Dinosaur (One Shot)
Dark Engine #1
Manifest Destiny #8
Rat Queens #7
Stray Bullets Killers #5
Umbral #7
Wicked + The Divine #2
Wildfire #2

Perfect Pulls: There is a brutal new book coming out this week from Image, by the name of Dark Engine. A gore-covered lady assassin sent back in time by alchemists, wielding a sword made from a massive rib bone, powered by a sentient engine that promises to be the death of us all? Yup, definitely going to check this book out. Also this week is one of my absolute favorite Image books, Manifest Destiny. This book is consistently outstanding, both with the art and writing, with an insanely compelling alternate telling of the Lewis and Clark expedition. If you have interest in horror, monsters, history, or any combination of these things, you need to read this book!


lwa36covIndie Releases

Archie Comics:
Archie Double Digest #252
Life With Archie #36
Mega Man #39
Sonic The Hedgehog #262

Avatar Press:
Crossed Badlands #57
Dicks End Of Time #2
God Is Dead #16

BOOM! Studios:
Adventure Time #30
Black Market #1 (Of 4)
Clive Barker’s Next Testament #11 (Of 12)
Last Broadcast #3 (Of 7)
Sons Of Anarchy #11
Translucid #4 (Of 6)

Dark Horse Comics:
B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #121
Brain Boy The Men From G.E.S.T.A.L.T. #3 (Of 4)
Eye Of Newt #2 (Of 4)
Ghost #6
Star Wars Darth Maul Son Of Dathomir #3 (Of 4)
Witcher #5 (Of 5)
Witchfinder The Mysteries Of Unland #2 (Of 5)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Army Of Darkness Ash Gets Hitched #1 (Of 4)
Captain Action Cat The Timestream Catastrophe #3 (Of 4)
Devilers #1 (Of 7)
Doodle Jump Comics #2 (Of 6)
Lady Zorro #1 (Of 4)
Legenderry A Steampunk Adventure #5 (Of 7)
Shadow #0 (One Shot)

IDW Publishing:
24 #4
Borderlands The Fall Of Fyrestone #1
Doberman #1
Judge Dredd #21
Last Fall #1 (Of 5)
Littlest Pet Shop #3 (Of 5)
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #21
Squidder #1 (Of 4)
Star Trek Special Flesh And Stone #1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #36
X-Files Year Zero #1 (Of 5)

Perfect Pulls: There are a lot of people who have died in comics. After burying the likes of Superman, Batman, Captain America, and even Peter Parker (sort of), we’ve definitely reached the point where a death rarely carries the impact in comics anymore. However, today brings a death that no one ever expected, and once again proves comics can still shock us all. Today is the day that Archie dies! In Life of Archie #36, Archie dies sacrificing himself for another, and from this spins a book that examines the impact death can have on those who still go on. Early reviewers have been absolutely blown away; even if you’ve never read an Archie book, this should be on your radar. If you’d rather something new, the indies didn’t let you down this week either. From Dynamite comes Lady Zorro #1 and Satan-battling exorcists in Devilers #1, IDW brings an over-the-top cop drama in Doberman #1 and a brutal scifi war-epic in Last Fall #1, as well as new Star Trek and X-Files titles, and BOOM! brings us Black Market #1, where the cure to all diseases might just be in the DNA of superheroes. There are plenty of great books on the indie shelf today, no matter what you like!

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, July 16th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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