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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 9/4/13 Edition

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 8:50 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!

XMenBOTA1coverMarvel Releases

All-New X-Men #16
Avengers A.I. #3
Daredevil Dark Nights #4 (Of 8)
Deadpool Kills Deadpool #3 (Of 4)
Emerald City Of Oz #3 (Of 5)
Infinity #2 (Of 6)
Iron Man #15
Superior Foes Of Spider-Man #3
Superior Spider-Man #17
Takio #4
Venom #40
X-Factor #262
X-Men Battle Of The Atom #1 (Of 2)
X-Men Legacy #16

Perfect Pulls: Don’t let that short list fool you; today is a massive day for all things Marvel. First off, the Infinity event rolls on in Infinity #2, and if this issue is anything like the first then we can expect another interstellar roller coaster ride. While every Avenger is dealing with that, the X-Teams begin their own event, as Battle of the Atom kicks off today. When Beast brought the original X-Men to present day, we all knew there would be severe consequences; starting today, those consequences begin. (Special note: today’s All-New X-Men #16 is actually part 2 of Battle of the Atom, so be sure to read BotA #1 first.) Spider-Man fans get another double-dose of webheads, as Spider-Man 2099 comes to the pages of Superior Spider-Man, and we also get another issue of the unexpectedly fantastic Superior Foes of Spider-Man to go along with it. Throw in Daredevil Dark Nights and Iron Man and you’ve got a killer showing from Marvel this week!


foreverevilcoverDC Releases

Action Comics #23.1
Batman #23.1 (The Joker)
Batman And Robin #23.1 (Two-Face)
Batman Black And White #1 (Of 6)
Batman The Dark Knight #23.1 (The Ventriloquist)
DC Universe vs. The Masters Of The Universe #1 (Of 6)
Detective Comics #23.1 (Poison Ivy)
Earth 2 #15.1 (Desaad)
Fairest #19
Flash #23.1 (Grodd)
Forever Evil #1 (Of 7)
Green Arrow #23.1 (Count Vertigo)
Green Lantern #23.1 (Relic)
Justice League #23.1 (Darkseid)
Justice League Dark #23.1 (The Creeper)
Justice League Of America #7.1 (Deadshot)
Legends Of The Dark Knight #12
Superman #23.1 (Bizarro)
Trillium #2 (Of 8)

Perfect Pulls: Trinity War is over, and starting today, evil reigns supreme! Villains Month is officially underway, with every regular New 52 book being replaced by a villainous oneshot, such as Joker replacing Batman or Relic taking over the pages of Green Lantern. Along with all these individual books comes the first issue of Forever Evil. If the oneshots are designed to give us a glimpse into the minds of DC’s baddest villains, Forever Evil is the twisted heart of Villains Month, telling the story of how the world survives with no more heroes and villains who reign supreme. Also, don’t let all this villainy distract you from two other great books from DC this week. Trillium is another of DC’s fantastic new Vertigo books, and if you aren’t excited for DC Universe vs. The Masters of the Universe, you might want to check for your pulse!


realitycheckcoverImage Releases

Blackacre #10
Chew #36
Distant Soil #41
Hoax Hunters #10
Invincible #105
Invincible Universe #6
Love Stories To Die For #1 (One Shot)
Reality Check #1
Satellite Sam #3
Sheltered #3
Spawn #235
Witchblade #169

Perfect Pulls: Two great new offerings this week from Image, one a new series, and another a fascinating oneshot. The new series is Reality Check, where a struggling comic artist creates an unexpected hit, and now can’t come up with where to take the story. What’s worse, he doesn’t have much time for brainstorming, as the character he created has come to our reality and needs his help… finding a girlfriend? If this wasn’t bad enough, the villain of the story has come to our world as well, and he’s got less amiable plans. Speaking of love, Love Stories to Die For is the oneshot, telling two full-length stories in one flipbook format. One side of the book tells the tale of a monk looking to save a child amongst vikings and vampires, while the other finds a woman on a space stations trying to decide whether to take her husband or her lover on a two-seat escape pod. Man… love hurts!


godisdeadcoverIndie Releases

Avatar Press:
Absolution Rubicon #3
God Is Dead #1 (Of 6)
Uber #5

BOOM! Studios:
Deathmatch #9
Garfield #17
Hit #1 (Of 4)
Suicide Risk #5

Dark Horse Comics:
Baltimore The Infernal Train #1 (Of 3)
Catalyst Comix #3 (Of 9)
Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories #5
Star Wars #1 (Of 8)(Lucas Draft)

Dynamite Entertainment:
Army Of Darkness Vs Hack Slash #2 (Of 6)
Black Bat #5
Codename Action #1 (Of 6)
Lords Of Mars #2 (Of 6)
Mocking Dead #1 (Of 4)
Owl #3 (Of 4)
Pathfinder Goblins #2 (Of 5)
Shadow Year One #5 (Of 10)
Warlord Of Mars Dejah Thoris #29

IDW Publishing:
Danger Girl The Chase #1 (Of 4)
G.I. JOE The Cobra Files #6
Haunted Horror #6

Valiant Entertainment:
Quantum And Woody #3
Shadowman #10

Perfect Pulls: After some quiet weeks, the indie publishers come out swinging this week with several great looking new offerings. The biggest of the bunch comes from Avatar, with God is Dead #1, the latest original story from comic superscribe Jonathan Hickman (Avengers, Infinity, East of West). Humanity is under attack from an enemy we never expected; the gods of old. Zeus, Odin, and all the “former” gods have returned, and intend to retake the world that no longer believes in them… by force! Dynamite brings us Codename Action, where a young Cold War-era secret agent has to mold the masked heroes of his day, as well as Mocking Dead, a zombie tale where the living are sometimes stupider than the undead who hunt them. And BOOM! joins the part as well with Hit, a gritty noir tale of the clandestine LAPD hit squads of the 50’s.

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, September 4th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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