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. I’m here to help you sift through the piles.
This following is a list of books I’m excited for this week, with an emphasis on those that are NEW-READER FRIENDLY. You got some Bat-goodness at DC, some brand new villains for Spidey at Marvel, and more jazzy pulp from Dynamite.
If you’d like to take a look at the full Diamond shipping List, click here.
It’s a pretty light load in comparison to last week, which was essentially the nerd apocalypse. I’ve heard one out of every ten comic retailers wound up in the hospital, though I’m pretty sure it’s higher than that.
So, how about that list?
10. Avengers AI #1
By Sam Humphries and Andre Lima Araujo
HARDER. BETTER. FASTER. STRANGER.
• The triumph of Hank Pym turns to tragedy for the human race…an unfathomable Pandora’s Box of destruction!
• When a brave new world is unleashed, only one team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes can save us from the future – AVENGERS A.I.!
• THE VISION! HANK PYM! VICTOR MANCHA! DOOMBOT! The mysterious ALEXIS! MONICA CHANG, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D.!
• The AGE OF ULTRON is over! The AGE OF A.I. is NOW!
9. Green Arrow #22
By Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino
Count Vertigo makes his debut in The New 52! And just when Ollie thinks he’s got it all figured out, another piece of his family mystery emerges…only this one is still breathing!
8. Ten Grand #3
By J. Michael Straczynski and Ben Templesmith
Joe Fitzgerald’s client is dead. The young woman he went searching for on her behalf is dead. And he’s not happy about it. Worse still, someone’s shaking the foundations of Heaven, in a move putting the spirit of his beloved Laura in jeopardy. Someone’s going to pay for it…even if that means walking into Hell itself.
7. Green Lantern #22
By Robert Venditti, Billy Tan, and Richard Friend
Larfleeze arrives on Oa to find the Corps at their most desperate, while Hal is forced to throw new Green Lantern recruits into a battle they might not win! And don’t miss the birth of a brand new threat.
6. The Owl #1
By J.T. Krul and Huebert Khan Michael
Fear the shadows, the Owl has returned! Lost for 50 years in an ethereal limbo, the Owl has come back to find a violent and desperate world of strangers. The woman he loved is gone, but he remains determined to continue his fight for justice. Can the Owl withstand the challenges awaiting him… or will this new reality crush his body and spirit?
5. Satellite Sam #1
By Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin
SEX – DEATH – LIVE TV!
NEW YORK CITY, 1951: The star of beloved daily television serial “Satellite Sam” turns up dead in a flophouse filled with dirty secrets. The police think it was death by natural causes but his son knows there was something more? if only he could sober up long enough to do something about it. This noir mystery shot through with sex and violence exposes the seedy underbelly of the golden age of television.
4. Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #10
By J.M. DeMatteis and Fernando Blanco
On the eve of “TRINITY WAR,” the Stranger is forced to make the most difficult choice he’s faced in thousands of years walking in the wilderness. What or who could pose such a challenge?
3. Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1
By Ray Fawkes, Daniel Sampere, and Vicente Sifuentes
The mysterious woman connected to the creation of the New 52 gets her own series! Pandora is on an action-packed, blood-soaked mission to hunt down the horrors she inadvertently unleashed upon the world. Can she save the DCU—and redeem herself in the process? A prequel to the upcoming “Trinity War”!
2. Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1
By Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber
BRAND NEW ON-GOING!
•Boomerang and some of Spidey’s deadliest baddies prove that with terrible powers come terrible responsibilities!
•Rising Star Nick Spencer teams with Eisner Award winning sensation Steve Lieber for a walk on the Spider-Verse’s evil side!
1. Batman, Incorporated #12
By Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham
Leviathan and the Heretic are on the ropes…could Batman be on the verge of avenging all he’s lost?
What are you guys picking up?
PJ is a comic, film, and TV nerd living in New York. He’s a contributing writer for Geek News Network, DarkZero, and others. Hit him up at twitter: @pjvangalen and check out his website, pjvangalen.com.