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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 7/30/14 Edition

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 6:05 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!


ims1covMarvel Releases

100th Anniversary Special Guardians Of The Galaxy #1
All-New Ghost Rider #5
Avengers #33
Avengers World #10
Cyclops #3
Deadpool Dracula’s Gauntlet #4 (Of 7)
Guardians Of The Galaxy #17
Hawkeye #19
Iron Man Special #1
Iron Patriot #5
New Avengers #21
Original Sin #3.3
Secret Avengers #6
Ultimate FF #5
Uncanny Avengers #22
Uncanny X-Men #24
X-Men #17

Perfect Pulls: Are you a fan of all things Iron Man? Than there’s a lot for you to love from Marvel today. The Iron Man/Uncanny X-Men/Nova crossover continues in Iron Man Special #1, where Cyclops has been captured and Iron Man just may be the least likely person to save him. We also have Original Sin 3.3, continuing to unravel Stark’s involvement in the gamma bomb explosion that created the Hulk, and while the fingers are pointing all over, I suspect Hulk is more interested in smashing everyone and letting them sort it out. If Iron Man isn’t your guy, there’s still lots to love today, with a new issue of the excellent Cyclops series, a double-dose of the Hickman Avengers epic in both Avengers and New Avengers, and a new issue of the outstanding All-New Ghost Rider as well.


wake10covDC Releases

Adventures Of Superman #15
Aquaman Annual #2
Batman Eternal #17
Bodies #1 (Of 8)
DC Comics Presents Batman Adventures #1
Detective Comics Annual #3
Harley Quinn #8
Justice League #32
New 52 Futures End #13
Red Lanterns Annual #1
Sandman Overture #3 (Of 6)
Sinestro #4
Smallville Season 11 Special #5
Vertigo Quarterly Magenta #1
Wake #10 (Of 10)

Perfect Pulls: If last Wednesday DC was all about the Bat, this week it’s all about Vertigo. After some quiet weeks from DC’s dark side, this week sees an explosion of titles, both new, old and in-between. First and foremost is the conclusion to the Eisner-winning under-the-sea series The Wake, and as I’ve been waiting until it finished to read it, I couldn’t be more excited for this to be here. As one series ends, we also see another begin, this time with Bodies, a murder mystery spanning over four time periods, with four bodies, all set in London. The face of Vertigo is also represented in another issue of Sandman Overture, because you can’t have a Vertigo-themed day without Sandman. And finally, Vertigo Quarterly Magenta sounds like a good jumping on point for folks unfamiliar with the Vertigo brand. If you love the skeletons in DC’s closet, this is the week for you!


low1covImage Releases

Black Science #7
C.O.W.L. #3
Chew Warrior Chicken Poyo #1
Drumhellar #7
East Of West #14
Fatale #24
Five Weapons #10
Fuse #6
Low #1
Manhattan Projects #22
Mercenary Sea #6
Mice Templar IV Legend #12
Outcast By Kirkman And Azaceta #2
Prophet #45
Sovereign #5
Ten Grand #10
Witchblade #177

Perfect Pulls: DC isn’t the only company headed under the sea today. While The Wake comes to a close, fill that void with The Low. Set in a world where humanity has fled under the sea to escape the expanding sun, humanity lives in massive cities awaiting word from probes sent out into space of new worlds we could inhabit. After years of nothing, a probe has returned, but it’s landed on the surface. Now, that probe must be recovered, but what the surface has become since man fled it is unknown, and unlikely to be friendly! If you’re a fan of Rick Remender, Bioshock, or science fiction in general, you should be reading this book.


worm1covIndie Releases

Archie Comics:
Archie Comics Digest #253

Avatar Press:
Caliban #5
Crossed Badlands #58
George R.R. Martin’s In The House Of The Worm #1
God Is Dead #17

BOOM! Studios:
Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #3
Day Men #4
Evil Empire #3
Regular Show #13

Dark Horse Comics:
Baltimore The Witch Of Harju #1 (Of 3)
Captain Midnight #13
Deep Gravity #1 (Of 4)
Emily And The Strangers Breaking The Record #2 (Of 3)
King Conan The Conqueror #6 (Of 6)
Massive #25
Mind MGMT #24
Pariah #6 (Of 8)
Star Wars Rebel Heist #4 (Of 4)
Veil #4 (Of 5)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Doc Savage #8
Red Sonja #0 (One Shot)
Shadow Over Innsmouth (One Shot)

IDW Publishing:
Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #2 (Of 6)
Danger Girl May Day #3 (Of 4)
Ghostbusters #18
Samurai Jack #10
Star Slammers Re-Mastered #5
Transformers Robots In Disguise #31
V-Wars #4

Valiant Entertainment:
Armor Hunters Harbinger #1 (Of 3)
X-O Manowar #27

Perfect Pulls: The indies have lots of new titles today, and one in particular is a guaranteed can’t-miss. George R.R. Martin, mastermind of the Game of Thrones series, has a brand new original comic out today from Avatar that looks fantastic. In the House of the Worm spins a new tale of medieval mystery that starts with vengeance and gets worse from there. Pair Martin’s storytelling with Ivan Rodriguez’s art and this is a no-brainer. Dark Horse brings two new books today, both a new Hellboy spinoff in Baltimore: The Witch of Harju as well as a new deep-space epic Deep Gravity. Even Dynamite, who’s lineup is lighter than usual today, still manages to bring two great looking one-shots this week. Red Sonja #0 tells the tale of Red Malak, a tyrant that’s dominating the coastline and claims to be Sonja’s husband! (Sure that will end well.) On the other side of the Dynamite coin, Shadow Over Innsmouth combines the worlds of The Shadow and H.P. Lovecraft; two great tastes that taste great together!

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, July 30th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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