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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 9/13 Edition

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 10:18 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!

Marvel Releases

Avengers Assemble #7
AvX #11 (of 12)
Avenging Spider-Man #12
Captain America #17
Captain America and Black Widow #636
Fantastic Four #610
Incredible Hulk #13
Journey Into Mystery #643
New Avengers #30
Scarlet Spider-Man #9
Ultimate X-Men #16
Uncanny X-Force #31
Uncanny X-Men #18
Winter Soldier #10
Wolverine and the X-Men #16
X-Men #35
X-Men Legacy #273
X-Treme X-Men #3

Perfect Pulls: Fans of all things X are broke this week, with nearly every major X-Title seeing it’s monthly release. These books are all tied into the events of the also-released AvX #11, the penultimate issue and reminder that Marvel NOW! isn’t far away. I may be a bit biased because of my (misplaced) affection for the name, but Scarlet Spider has proven to be a consistently enjoyable read. If you’ve been avoiding it because of bad Spider-Clone memories, this book really shares nothing but the name, and definitely deserves a chance.

DC Releases

American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #4 (of 5)
Batgirl #0
Batman #0
Batman and Robin #0
Before Watchmen: Comedian #3 (of 6)
Deathstroke #0
Demon Knights #0
Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE #0
Green Lantern Corps #0
Grifter #0
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #2 (of 6)
Legion Lost #0
Punk Rock Jesus #3 (of 6)
Ravagers #0
Resurrection Man #0
Shade #12 (of 12)
Suicide Squad #0
Superboy #0
Team 7 #0

Perfect Pulls: Both a Grifter origin issue and the return of Team 7 in one week; for “vintage” Image fans like myself, this week feels like Christmas. The new He-Man reboot, both in print and in surprisingly mature digital-only issues, has been exceptional. It’s easily one of the best surprises of the year. Also of note, Resurrection Man #0 and Shade #12 are both the final issues of their respective series.

Image Releases 

Activity #8
Chew #28
Darkness #106
Haunt #26
Hoax Hunters #3
It Girl and the Atomics #2
Manhattan Projects #6
Memoir #6 (of 6)

Perfect Pulls: Another strong week from Image, this time for fans of their less-mainstream titles, particulary titles like Chew and Manhattan Projects. Darkness #106 begins a new story arc for Jackie that promises to reveal something even the Darkness itself should fear. A new issue of Haunt also hits shelves, a series that’s struggled to regain its momentum since losing its original powerhouse creative team.

Indie Releases

Crossed Badlands #3 (Avatar) 
Dicks #8 (Avatar)
Stiched #7 (Avatar)
Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #3 (BOOM!)
Fanboys vs. Zombies #6 (BOOM!)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #13 (Dark Horse)
Conan the Barbarian #9 (Dark Horse)
Creep #1 (of 4) (Dark Horse)
Massive #4 (Dark Horse)
The Victories #2 (of 5) (Dark Horse)
Orchid #9 (Dark Horse)
Star Wars Knight Errant Escape #4 (of 5) (Dark Horse)
Star Wars Last Tribe of the Sith: Spiral #2 (of 5) (Dark Horse)
Star Wars The Crimson Empire Saga Hardcover (Dark Horse)
Strain #8 (Dark Horse)
Bionic Woman #4 (Dynamite)
Dark Shadows #7 (Dynamite)
Game of Thrones #10 (Dynamite)
Green Hornet #28 (Dynamite)
Jennifer Blood First Blood #1 (of 6) (Dynamite)
Thun’da #2 (Dynamite)
Warlord of Mars #21 (Dynamite)
Doctor Who Annual 2012 (IDW)
Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom #2 (of 4) (IDW)
Transformers: More than Meets the Eye Annual 2012 (IDW)
Harbinger #4 (Valiant)
X-O Manowar #5 (Valiant)

Perfect Pulls: The Force is strong with Dark Horse this week. Along with two Star Wars single issues, they’re also releasing the entire Crimson Empire Saga (all three miniseries) bound in a hardcover trade. I don’t normally mention trade releases here, but it’s a great piece of Star Wars mythos spanned nineteen comics for only $35. Fanboys vs. Zombies continues to impress, mostly by being far less condescending than the title implies. The new Stitched reveals the end of it’s first story arc, and two of IDW’s biggest franchises get the annual treatment.

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, September 12th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

    • JediJay

      I agree! Star Wars: Crimson Empire is definitely worth picking up. That was always one of my favorites set in the classic SW universe.

    • Prince Adam

      I'm a noob, How do I go about reading digital comics? I'm curious about reading He-Man.

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