Hello Comic Book Fandom!
Each week Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, BOOM! Studios, and others release comic books every Wednesday and sometimes fantastic comic books get lost in the shuffle. This list will highlight ten comic books that are worth checking out for this week.
Some comic books might be a great jumping on point, others are one-and-done stories, or some are just worth the price of admission.
This week, artist Mike Norton (Battlepugs) has a big week, Deadpool will face Abraham Lincoln and Moby Dick (AWESOME), Jonthan Hickman continues his big scope story in Avengers #3, and Snoopy will have some high-fly aerial combat? YES PLEASE.
Alrighty then, let’s get this ball rolling…
10. FF #3
The new FF take to the streets to celebrate 2013!
How does the world respond?
How do the kids of the Future Foundation feel about these new grown-ups running the show?
And what does Scott Lang have in store for Doom?
The war begins…
9. Deadpool Killustrated #1
Deadpool has already killed every hero in the Marvel Universe. He isn’t through. This time…Deadpool’s gonna take most famous characters in classic literature!
YOU NEVER KNEW HOW BADLY YOU NEEDED THIS SERIES!
8. Justice League #16
‘THRONE OF ATLANTIS’ continues!
Aquaman can barely hold on against Ocean Master even with the League by his side!
The United States loses faith in the Justice League and enters the battle against Atlantis, setting in motion the creation of the Justice League of America!
More on the Superman/Wonder Woman alliance!
Plus: In the backup story, the origin of SHAZAM! continues!
7. Peanuts #5
Peanuts is back for the new year with Snoopy’s most beloved personality taking center stage, The Flying Ace! Will his Sopwith Camel hold up against the Red Baron long enough for Snoopy to make it back to the café for a cold, tall root beer? Charles Schulz’s beloved creations keep going strong with all-new stories mixed in with Schulz original Sunday strips.
6. Avengers #3
The birth of the New Adam.
On Mars, the Battle between The Avengers and the Garden comes to a dramatic conclusion.
‘If you want LIFE and all the good things living entails, then you’ll have to earn it.’ –Ex Nihilo
5. Revival #6
A great jumping on point for new readers. Dana investigates the murder of a prominent psychologist who specialized in coping with returned love ones. Cooper gets a visitor. And May Tao visits the hopsital.
4. Deadpool #4
The grudge match you’ve been waiting for: DEADPOOL VS. LINCOLN!
Deadpool de-undead-ifies AT LEAST twelve Presidents, easy.
Guaranteed to make you better looking to potential mates!
3. Uncanny X-Force #1
THE DARKEST CORNERS OF THE MUTANT UNIVERSE: EXPOSED! The X-Men: sworn to protect a world that fears and hates them. UNCANNY X-FORCE: charged to deal with situations the X-Men fear and hate! Psylocke and Storm lead a new team of outcasts and scoundrels, including fan-favorite Puck, the villainous Spiral, and the mysterious Cluster. The first adversary to strike out from the darkness? X-legend BISHOP!
2. The Answer #1
Devin McKenzie is an insomniac librarian with a knack for solving puzzles. The Answer! is a masked crime fighter with a giant exclamation point on his face. Aside from a penchant for late nights, they share nothing in common . . . until both become embroiled in a deadly mystery surrounding a sinister motivational speaker!
* Eisner Award-winning creator of Battlepug!
* Superhero mystery with explosive action!
* Written by Dennis Hopeless (Cable and X-Force, Avengers Arena)!
1. Young Avengers #1
Legacy isn’t a dirty word… but it’s an irrelevant one. It’s not important what our parents did. It matters what WE do. Someone has to save the world. You’re someone. Do the math.
The critically acclaimed team of Gillen/McKelvie/Wilson (with added Norton Sauce) decide to reinvent the teen superhero comic for the 21st century, uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Hawkeye with Loki, Marvel Boy and Ms. America. No pressure. Young Avengers is as NOW! as the air in your lungs, and twice as vital. It’s the book that knows Hyperbole is the BEST! THING! EVER!
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* This article was compiled while listening to the album Book Burner by the band Pig Destroyer.