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, Valiant Entertainment is kicking off a huge crossover with “Harbinger Wars #1,” Comic book legend, Walter Simonson, joins Mark Waid‘s “Indestructible Hulk” with issue #6, “Detective Comics” celebrates its 900th issue with issue #19, and Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi tackle the origin of Thanos with “Thanos Rising #1.”
So, how about that list…
[Honorable Mention] Locke & Key: Omega #4
Chapter Four – Human Sacrifices:
The bottomless pit of the Drowning Cave threatens to become a mass grave, as Dodge springs a fatal trap on the senior class of Lovecraft Academy. Hope is as fragile as a candle-flame wavering in the night. . . and as easy to extinguish.
10. Animal Man #19
As Animal Man’s popularity grows, the paparazzi follow him everywhere. But is there one place he wishes they just wouldn’t go?
9. Deadpool #7
• First…flashback to Deadpool’s adventures in yesteryear with Iron Man!
• Then…Deadpool is hired by a demon to reclaim damned souls!
• Plus…Wade gets in touch with his feminine side!
8. Green Arrow #19
What startling secret is revealed on the island that gave Green Arrow birth?
7. Age of Ultron #4
The impossible has happened! The Earth has been taken by Ultron… what few super hero survivors there are try desperately to stay alive. And it is Luke Cage who discovers the secret behind Ultron’s victory over all of mankind. A secret that will have fans of Marvel comics arguing for years to come!
6. Batwing #19
Batwing quits-and what new member of the Batman family is ready to take his place?
5. Indestructible Hulk #6
Banner takes his lab team to Jotunheim!
Hulk vs. Frost Giants!
4. Action Comics #19
Lex Luthor is in jail and his battlesuit is back in action. But if he’s not wearing it, who is?
3. Detective Comics #19 (900th issue)
In a special oversized celebratory issue, Batman is challenged by the ‘Mystery of the 900!’
2. Thanos Rising #1
What comes after ‘Marvel NOW!’? Whatever it is, it starts HERE.
The vile face left movie audiences in shock after last summer’s Marvel Studios’ ‘The Avengers’ movie, but who is this eerily disturbing villain?
Thanos rises as the unrivaled rogue of wretchedness in this gripping tale of tragedy, deceit and destiny. Where did this demi-god of death and destruction come from and. . . more importantly what does he want?
The answers come from the incredible creative team of Jason Aaron (Wolverine, X-Men Origins) and Simone Bianchi (Wolverine, Astonishing X-Men) as they take you on journey that will not only change the course of one boy’s life. . . but will soon change the very nature of the Marvel Universe.
1. Harbinger Wars #1
HARBINGER WARS, Valiant’s first family crossover event, begins here!
A decades-old secret is about to put BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER on an inescapable collision course — and, soon, the most powerful forces in the Valiant Universe will be drawn into a battle without sides, without rules, and without mercy.
Two dozen undisciplined, untested and untrained superhuman children have just escaped from a top-secret research facility and into the world.
When Bloodshot, Toyo Harada and Peter Stanchek join the chase, will the Valiant Universe be ready for its first all-out superhuman showdown?
Start reading here for a high-stakes tale that will put Valiant’s greatest heroes to the ultimate test!
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