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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 8/7/13 Edition

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 7:18 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!

ANXM15coverMarvel Releases

All-New X-Men #15
Avengers #17
Avengers A.I. #2
Cable And X-Force #12
Daredevil Dark Nights #3 (Of 8)
Dark Tower The Gunslinger So Fell Lord Perth #1 (One Shot)
Deadpool Kills Deadpool #2 (Of 4)
Emerald City Of Oz #2 (Of 5)
Hunger #2 (Of 4)
Iron Man #14
Kick-Ass 3 #2 (Of 8)
Superior Carnage #2 (Of 5)
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #2
Superior Spider-Man #15
X-Factor #260

Perfect Pulls: Superior Spider-Month may be over, but this week’s releases clearly aren’t aware of that, as we get a trifecta of Superior-themed books this week. Superior Spider-Man #15 picks up after the explosive events (literally) of the last issue, Superior Carnage tries to convince us to give a damn about Carnage again (not convinced so far), and Superior Foes takes the same kind of magic we’ve been seeing in Hawkeye and applies it to a lovable group of loser villains (READ THIS BOOK!). The X-side of Marvel is also well represented this week, with the under-appreciated Cable and X-Force seeing a new release, X-Factor getting one month closer to coming to a close, and All-New X-Men seeing love bloom between Jean Grey and… Hank McCoy?! Yea, this whole “bringing the past X-Men to the present” thing is going just great… 


trilliumcoverDC Releases

Action Comics #23
Batwing #23
Detective Comics #23
Dial H #15
Earth 2 #15
Fairest #18
Green Arrow #23
Green Lantern #23
Legends Of The Dark Knight #11
Movement #4
Stormwatch #23
Swamp Thing #23
Trillium #1 (Of 8)
Trinity Of Sin The Phantom Stranger #11

Perfect Pulls: DC Comics has been quietly making magic over in its Vertigo brand, and this week is no different. Trillium joins The Wake and Collider as yet another book that sounds like it should have come from Image, featuring a love story between two people thousands of years apart, whose love will destroy the universe itself. Trillium promises to be the last love story ever told; so long as it promises to be even half as good as the other new Vertigo books, I’m sold. On the super-side of DC, Green Lantern brings us its last issue before the start of Lights Out, and judging from the previews, it’s just another bad day to be a Lantern. Also, be sure to check out Detective Comics #23; while I’m not completely on board with “Wrath the Anti-Batman,” this issue sees Wrath face off against Alfred, and anything with Pennyworth-badassness is a must-read book.


sidekick01coveraImage Releases

Activity #14
Artifacts #30
Blackacre #9
Burn The Orphanage: Born To Lose #1 (Of 3)
Cyber Force #5
Fatale #16
Invincible Universe #5
Legend Of Luther Strode #6 (Of 6)
Manhattan Projects #13
Miniature Jesus #4 (Of 5)
Prophet #38
Satellite Sam #2
Sheltered #2
Sidekick #1
Ten Grand #4

Perfect Pulls: Been spoiled by Image having a big new title nearly every week? Well, get ready for double-spoiling, as Image has two of them this week! First up is the next big thing from JMS, the dark superhero tale Sidekick. When the most popular and powerful superhero is killed, what becomes of the sidekick that’s been the butt of everyone’s jokes for so long? Spoiler: nothing good. Along with Sidekick also comes Burn the Orphanage, part one of the Born to Lose trilogy, which asks what happens when an orphan who was left for dead comes back for vengeance against those who, well, burned the orphanage!


robocopLScoverIndie Releases

Avatar Press:
Crossed Badlands #34
George R.R. Martin’s Skin Trade #2

BOOM! Studios:
Garfield #16
Higher Earth #9
Planet Of The Apes Cataclysm #12
Robocop Last Stand #1 (Of 8)
Suicide Risk #4

Dark Horse Comics:
Abe Sapien #5
Catalyst Comix #2 (Of 9)
Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories #4 (Of 5)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Black Bat #4
Damsels #9
Dark Shadows #19
George R.R. Martin’s A Game Of Thrones #16
Lady Rawhide #1 (Of 5)
Lords Of Mars #1 (Of 6)
Owl #2 (Of 4)
Pathfinder Goblins #1 (Of 5)
Shadow #16
Vampirella #31
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #28

IDW Publishing:
Dungeons And Dragons Cutter #4 (Of 5)
G.I. JOE The Cobra Files #5
Godzilla Rulers Of Earth #2
Transformers Monstrosity #3 (Of 4)
Transformers Robots In Disguise #20

Valiant Entertainment:
Quantum And Woody #2
Shadowman #9

Perfect Pulls: Robocop, one of the most iconic 80’s/90’s action movie characters, is all over the place again, with varying levels of success. Whether it’s new action figures (which have been great), or a new movie coming next year (which looks… potentially less great), Robocop is another example of “what’s old is new again.” This week sees what is potentially the coolest of these Robocop sightings, with BOOM’s Robocop: Last Stand, which finally brings to light an adaptation of a screenplay written by none other than Frank Miller himself, telling the final chapter of the Robocop story. Needless to say, this is a must-buy title for any fan of gritty robot action.  Another character making a surprise come-back this week is Lady Rawhide, a 90’s staple that Dynamite is looking to make relevant again; I’m not optimistic that will happen, but I credit them for trying!

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, August 7th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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