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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 8/27/14 Edition

Posted on August 27, 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!


gotg18covMarvel Releases

All-New Invaders #9
All-New Ultimates #7
All-New X-Men #31
Amazing Spider-Man #1.4
Avengers #34
Avengers Undercover #9
Cyclops #4
Fantastic Four #9
Guardians Of The Galaxy #18
Inhuman #4
Marvel Universe Ultimate Spider-Man #29
Original Sin #5.4
Savage Hulk #3
Silver Surfer #5
Thunderbolts #30
Uncanny Avengers #23
Wolverine #12
Wolverine And The X-Men #8

Perfect Pulls: There have been several Original Sin tie-ins that have ranged from outstanding to barely connected, but outside of Uncanny X-Men‘s “Last Will and Testament of Charles Xavier” I don’t think there’s any OS tie in I’m more excited for than today’s Guardians of the Galaxy #18. Long time Marvel Cosmic fans know that that previous “modern era” of Cosmic titles ended with Thanos, Star-Lord and Richard Rider seemingly all leaving this mortal coil, but as we all know, Star-Lord and Thanos are anything but dead. That left all of us asking the same question: what happened to Richard Rider? In today’s Guardians we find out, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Speaking of interstellar books, another issue of the utterly fantastic Cyclops hits shelves today as well, another can’t-miss title. Throw in the latest AvengersAll-New X-MenAll-New Invaders and Ultimate Spider-Man and you’ve got an amazing day from Marvel.


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Adventures Of Superman #16
All-Star Western #34
Aquaman #34
Batman ’66 #14
Batman Beyond Universe #13
Batman Eternal #21
Batman Superman #13
Bodies #2 (Of 8)
Catwoman #34
Dead Boy Detectives #8
Flash #34
Harley Quinn #10
He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe #16
Injustice Gods Among Us Year Two #10
Justice League Dark #34
New 52 Futures End #17
Red Lanterns #34
Secret Origins #5
Sinestro #5
Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #2
Superman #34

Perfect Pulls: With all the different Bat and Super books that exist, and the fact that many of them have been embroiled in major events for months, it’s easy to forget how good Batman Superman can be, even when it does did its toes in current events. If you’ve yet to be introduced to this book, today’s issue starts a brand-new arc that relates back to the first arc of this title, involving young Batman and Superman teaming with an older version of the same dup. In other words, it’s clearly awesome, and this is a great time for new folks to both jump on and have an excuse to buy the first trade. Also this week is a double-dose of off-color lanterns with both Red Lanterns and Sinestro seeing new entries, the latest issue of DC’s too-good-to-be-true Masters of the Universe, and the final issue of All-Star Western, a book that I liked and even I can’t believe it got this far.


ww1covImage Releases

Black Science #8
C.O.W.L. #4
Dream Police #4
Drumhellar #8
Genius #5 (Of 5)
Low #2
Manhattan Projects #23
Mice Templar IV Legend #13
Outcast By Kirkman And Azaceta #3
Revival #23
Saga #22
Sex #15
Spawn #246
Wayward #1
Wildfire #3

Perfect Pulls: There is no shortage of books out there that claim to be “the next Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” However, it often turns out that most of the books making that claim end up being pretty good, so when the solicit for Image’s latest book Wayward calls itself “Buffy for a new generation” I’m inclined to pay attention to it. Rori Lane has moved to Japan to reunite with her mother, but things that go bump in the night sense a power in her that she’s going to need if she wants to survive those that will come after it. With quality inspiration and a killer creative team, this book seems like a no-brainer next-big-hit for Image.


mm40covIndie Releases

Archie Comics:
Jughead And Archie Jumbo Comics Digest #5
Mega Man #40
Sonic Universe #67

Avatar Press:
No new releases this week.

BOOM! Studios:
Bee And Puppycat #3
Bravest Warriors #23
Evil Empire #4
Regular Show #14
Steed And Mrs. Peel We’re Needed #2 (Of 6)

Dark Horse Comics:
Baltimore The Witch Of Harju #2 (Of 3)
Captain Midnight #14
Conan The Avenger #5
Deep Gravity #2 (Of 4)
Dream Thief Escape #3 (Of 4)
Emily And The Strangers Breaking The Record #3 (Of 3)
Goon Occasion Of Revenge #2 (Of 4)
Groo Vs Conan #2 (Of 4)
Halo Escalation #9
Massive #26
Mind MGMT #25
Pariah #7 (Of 8)
POP #1 (Of 4)
Star Wars Legacy II #18
Sundowners #1
Tomb Raider #7

Dynamite Entertainment:
Army Of Darkness Ash Gets Hitched #2 (Of 4)
Bobs Burgers #1
Flash Gordon #5

IDW Publishing:
24 #5
7th Sword #4
Borderlands The Fall Of Fyrestone #2
Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War #3 (Of 6)
Ghostbusters #19
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #15
Kill Shakespeare The Mask Of Night #3 (Of 4)
Last Fall #2 (Of 5)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtles In Time #3 (Of 4)
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #32
Transformers Vs G.I. JOE #2
V-Wars #5

Valiant Entertainment:
Rai #4
X-O Manowar #28

Perfect Pulls: The final chapter of the Mega Man/Mega Man X crossover World’s Collide takes place in today’s Mega Man #40, and I know I should be excited for it, but is it wrong of me to be even more excited that this means the ongoing monthly Mega Man X is about to begin? This is definitely a gift that keeps on giving. If Mega Men aren’t your thing, first of all shame on you, and second don’t worry because there’s plenty more to be excited for. Dynamite jumps into the hilarious cartoon adaptation game with Bob’s Burgers #1, a show I don’t think will translate into comics but is funny enough that I’m certainly going to find out. Dark Horse also has two new books today, one imagining a world where celebrities are created products in POP, and the other delving into a group sworn to protect the human race from a threat they may be imagining in Sundowners.

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, August 27th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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