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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 7/2/14 Edition

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 7:05 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!

 

cap22covMarvel Releases

100th Anniversary Special Fantastic Four #1
All-New X-Factor #10
Black Widow #8
Captain America #22
Daredevil #0.1
Deadpool Vs X-Force #1 (Of 4)
Figment #2 (Of 5)
Guardians Of The Galaxy Galaxy’s Most Wanted #1
Iron Fist The Living Weapon #4
Legendary Star-Lord #1
Magneto #6
Miles Morales The Ultimate Spider-Man #3
Miracleman #8
Moon Knight #5
New Warriors #7
Original Sin #5 (Of 8)
Punisher #8
Rocket Raccoon #1
Thor God Of Thunder #24

Perfect Pulls: There’s a lot going on right now over in the pages of Captain America. Last issue’s surprise ending leads us into the second half of the outstanding Dimension Z storyline that kicked off Remender’s run on the book, which is one of my favorite Cap stories of all time. If you haven’t been reading this book, this Fourth of July weekend is the best time to get caught up! Fans of all thing Guardians of the Galaxy have a lot to look forward to this week as well, with new solo books for both Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon, as well as a miniseries combining new and old Guardians tales. Of course, we also have the latest chapter of this summer’s Marvel event Original Sin, the finest anti-hero books are represented with Magneto, Punisher and Moon Knight, and the Comic Corner Podcast’s consistent favorite Thor God of Thunder wraps up the “Last Days of Midgard” arc as well.

 

ac33covDC Releases

Action Comics #33
Aquaman And The Others #4
Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet #2 (Of 6)
Batman Eternal #13
Batman Superman #12
Batwing #33
Earth 2 #25
Fairest #27
Green Arrow #33
Green Lantern #33
Hinterkind #9
Justice League 3000 #8
New 52 Futures End #9
Scooby-Doo Team-Up #5
Superman Unchained #7
Swamp Thing #33
Tiny Titans Return To The Treehouse #2 (Of 6)
Trinity Of Sin The Phantom Stranger #21

Perfect Pulls: The Super-event Doomed kicks into high gear today over in Action Comics #33. Clark has done everything he can to fight it, but Doomsday finally takes control in this issue… and now the DC Universe has to prepare itself for Superdoom! Of course, Doomed isn’t the only event rolling through the DCU. Green Lantern #33 brings us to the final chapters of Uprising, and this issue promises to make or break Hal’s leadership of the Corps. Over in New 52 Futures End, Batman Beyond fights desperately to stop the doomed future he came from, but did he actually end up causing it himself last issue? If all of these sound too heavy for your holiday weekend, lighten it up with the Tiny Titans, and keep it light with the hilarious Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet. 

 

tj1covImage Releases

Black Kiss XXXmas In July Special
Clone #18
East Of West #13
Elephantmen #58
Field #3 (Of 4)
Hack Slash Son Of Samhain #1
Lazarus #9
Madame Frankenstein #3 (Of 7)
Morning Glories #39
Nailbiter #3
Protectors Inc #7
Satellite Sam #9
Sheltered #10
Sidekick #7
Southern Bastards #3
Tech Jacket #1
Thief Of Thieves #22
Witchblade #176

Perfect Pulls: Much ado it made at Image about Robert Kirkman’s darker titles, whether it be the multimedia juggernaut The Walking Dead, his about-to-be-a-TV-show Thief of Thieves, or his latest book Outcast. However, while all of these are great, I’ll never love anything he does more than his superhero books. Seriously, if you’ve never read Invincible, do yourself a favor and start right now. The book absolutely shines, and one of the main reasons for that is Kirkman’s collection of outstanding original characters. And speaking of those characters, one of my absolute favorites gets an ongoing starting today! Tech Jacket is one of Kirkman’s oldest and best ideas, and I feel like I’ve been scratching my head wondering how he never had more than the occasional miniseries. Combine that with new issues of Image greats like East of West, Morning Glories, and Nailbiter and you’ve got a mighty fine lineup from Image.

 

woods3covIndie Releases

Archie Comics:
Betty And Veronica #271
Sonic Universe #65
World Of Archie Double Digest #41

Avatar Press:
Caliban #4
Extinction Parade War #1
Uber #15

BOOM! Studios:
Big Trouble In Little China #2
Garfield #27
Robocop #1
Suicide Risk #15
The Woods #3

Dark Horse Comics:
Angel And Faith Season 10 #4
Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories #13
White Suits #4 (Of 4)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Black Bat #12
Chaos #3 (Of 6)
Doctor Spektor Master Of The Occult #2
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files War Cry #2 (Of 6)
New Vampirella #2
Shadow Midnight In Moscow #2 (Of 6)
Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 #4
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Echoes #1 (Of 4)
Twilight Zone #6

IDW Publishing:
Dexter’s Laboratory #4 (Of 4)
Indestructible #7
Rogue Trooper Classics #3 (Of 12)
Star Mage #4 (Of 6)
WEIRD Love #2

Valiant Entertainment:
Quantum And Woody #12

Perfect Pulls: When I read the first issue of The Woods, I was in. When I read the second issue, the series jumped up to become one of my absolute favorite indie books. I can only imagine what will happen when I read today’s issue! A great premise that combines fantastic writing with art and creature design that’s simply perfect for the title; what’s not to love? If you haven’t been reading this, start now! We also see two new titles this week that might seem like throwaway licensed books at first glance, but don’t judge these books by their covers. First is Robocop #1, also from BOOM! Studios. If the latest movie left you disappointed, fear not; this is a new title set in the old world, set firmly in the 1987 movie’s world, which everyone loves! Meanwhile, Dynamite brings us a new Splinter Cell comic, which you may assume is not worth your time until you look at who’s writing it. One of the most iconic video game spies combined with Nate Edmondson, arguably the premier espionage comic writer of our time? Yeah, this book is definitely worth a look.

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, July 2nd. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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