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Tyler’s Comic Corner – 9/5/12 Edition

Posted on September 5, 2012 at 5:00 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

Age of Apocalypse #7
Amazing Spider-Man #693
Avengers Academy #36
Dark Avengers #180
Deadpool #60
Defenders #10
First X-Men #2 (of 5)
Hawkeye #2
Invincible Iron Man #524
Mighty Thor #19
Punisher #15
Ultimate Spider-Man #14
Venom #24
X-Factor #243

Perfect Pulls: As unlikely a sentence as this may be, the new issue of Hawkeye may be the crown jewel of Marvel this week. After a surprisingly compelling first issue, it seems the least powerful Avenger may have the most interesting stories. Along with the trend of highlighting their less-marketed characters, Defenders promises to have some serious ramifications for the Marvel Universe, and is also a compelling read, especially for anyone with even a passing interest in Silver Surfer. In a book full of surprises, he’s stealing the show.

DC Releases

Action Comics #0
Animal Man #0
Batwing #0
Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #3 (of 4)
Detective Comics #0
Dial H #0
Earth 2 #0
G.I. Combat #0
Green Arrow #0
Green Lantern #0
Stormwatch #0
Swamp Thing #0
World’s Finest #0

Perfect Pulls: I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m a sucker for 90’s-era gimmicks, so this month of #0 issues is something I’ve been really looking forward to, and the opening salvo includes some great titles. Action Comics, Detective Comics and Green Lantern stand out, but Animal Man and Swamp Thing have been stellar and their #0 issues shouldn’t be missed. It’s also important to remember during this event that these will all establish the canon New 52 origins of each character. These are now the “official” beginnings, and while much remains the same, now is a great time to check out titles you normally wouldn’t to see if a character’s new beginning hooks you!

Image Releases

Black Kiss II #2 (of 6) 
Bloodstrike #30
Epic Kill #5
Guarding the Globe #1
Harvest #2 (of 5)
Hell Yeah #5
Mind the Gap #4
Near Death #11
Savage Dragon #181
Spawn #223
Thief of Thieves #8

Perfect Pulls: Lots of releases from Image, across both old and new favorites. The Guardians of the Globe get a new book, and any new offering from the Invincible-verse is welcomed. The often-forgotten-but-truly-classic Savage Dragon is on shelves, as well as Image stalwart Spawn, one issue closer to November’s election-result-related issue, which I’m sure won’t be controversial in the slightest!

Indie Releases

Dan the Unharmable #5 (Avatar) 
Fashion Beast #1 (Avatar)
Hypernaturals #3 (BOOM!)
Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm #1 (BOOM!)
Lady Death #21 (Boundless)
Army of Darkness #5 (Dynamite)
The Boys #70 (Dynamite)
Damsels #1 (Dynamite)
Flash Gordon Zeitgeist #6 (Dynamite)
Jennifer Blood #16 (Dynamite)
Lone Ranger #9 (Dynamite)
Peter Cannon Thunderbolt #1 (Dynamite)
Vampirella #22 (Dynamite)
Cape 1969 #3 (IDW)
The Crow #3 (of 5) (IDW)
G.I. Joe #17 (IDW)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro Series #8: Fugitoid (IDW)
Transformers Regeneration One #83 (IDW)
Transformers Robots in Disguise #9 (IDW)
True Blood #4 (IDW)
Archer and Armstrong #2 (Valiant)
Bloodshot #3 (Valiant)

Perfect Pulls: You may not be aware of Fashion Beast, but odds are your comic shop is already sold out of it before they open tomorrow. It’s the first public release of a screenplay written by Alan Moore and Malcolm McLaren (of Sex Pistols fame) that’s been adapted into graphic novel form, which retells the tale of Beauty and the Beast in a dystopian future. Peter Cannon Thunderbolt looks fantastic, with art from the incomparable Alex Ross, and this week’s release of The Boys leaves only two issues left in the series. Also, though the Summer of Valiant is over, their books have just gotten started and this week sees two new issues of some of their very best titles.

Those are the highlights for Wednesday, September 5th. Anything you simply can’t live without, or simply can’t imagine reading? Share it in the comments!

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