Hello Comic Book Fandom:

Each week Marvel ComicsDC ComicsImage ComicsDark Horse ComicsIDW PublishingBOOM! 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. Snyder once again dominates DC, Waid Marvel, more Image titles (shocker), and HAWKEYE.

The big one this week is the launch of DC’s Trinity War, the highly touted summer blockbuster even that’ll pit all three Justice Leagues (yep, there’s three) against eachother. Don’t know anything about the build up to this story? That’s fine, check this out and get ready to hop on board!

If you’d like to take a look at the full Diamond shipping List, click here.

It’s a big week for DC’s epic properties and Marvel’s more creative stuff. If you see anything I missed, or just want to point out another great title, drop a comment below!

So, how about that list?

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10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #1

By Kenny Byerly and Dario Brizuela

Spinning straight out of the hit Nickelodeon cartoon comes an all-new, all-ages book perfect for fans both old and new! When things take a dangerous turn on a covert mission, the Turtles will have to use their super-ninja skills as well as some moderately-Super gadgets to help save their friend from some big trouble!

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9. Indestructible Hulk #10

By Mark Waid and Mateo Scalera

“BLIND RAGE” PART 2!

• DAREDEVIL guest-stars!

• HULK vs. urban crime!

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8. Daredevil #28

By Mark Waid and Javier Rodriguez

There was one man young Daredevil feared and now Matt Murdock is representing him in court.The minor demons of Matt Murdock’s past lead to some Daredevil sized present problems.

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7. Astro City #2

By Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson

When the Honor Guard charges into battle, they’re not alone. They’re backed by a crack support staff, from researchers to threat assessment teams to hotline switchboard clerks. And when one young woman gets the job offer of a lifetime, it opens the way to a world of wonder, of possibilities—and possibly, the greatest mistake of her life. The return of the acclaimed series continues, with a closeup look at the humans behind the super humans.

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6. Sheltered #1

By Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas

A PRE-APOCALYPTIC TALE OF SURVIVAL AT ANY COST.
The men and women of Safe Haven have been preparing for any-and-all end of world scenarios for years. However, their bunkers, weapons and training can’t save them from the one threat they never could have expected: Their own children.

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5. Ghosted #1

By Joshua Williamson and Goran Sudzuka

A HORROR/CRIME MASHUP THAT’S EQUAL PARTS OCEAN’S 11 AND THE SHINING.
Jackson T. Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live…except he’s rotting in jail after his last, doomed score. But when a filthy rich collector breaks him out, he’s tasked with putting together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: Steal a ghost from a haunted house of horrors!

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4. Batman #22

By Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and Danny Miki

The second chapter of “Zero Year” delves into Bruce Wayne’s past with the Red Hood Gang and his run-ins with aspiring District Attorney Harvey Dent! And in the backup story, a secret moment from Bruce’s training abroad is revealed for the first time!

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3. Justice League #22

By Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, and Joe Prado

TRINITY WAR, the action-mystery event of the summer, begins with a full-length epic adventure! The death of a hero ignites a violent war among the Justice Leagues! It’s League vs. League vs. League as an impending darkness approaches the DC Universe. But the truth behind it all will lead to an evil that threatens every hero on the planet. And what does the Secret Society of Super-Villains have to with this? Everything.

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2. Hawkeye #12

By Matt Fraction and Francesco Francavilla

The sleeper hit of 2012 is now the can’t miss book of 2013 (and probably the overhyped book you’re sick of people talking about in 2014!) Reeling from the events of the last issue, even Hawkeye wants to know what his new status quo is. Who’s with him? Who’s against him? Who’s trying to kill him and why? So many dang questions! And just when Clint’s rock bottom couldn’t arrive fast enough… “Then Came Barney”

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1. Superman Unchained #2

By Scott Snyder and Jim Lee

The technological terrorists called Ascension are growing bolder with every attack, creating problems only can solve—and that’s with help from the world’s greatest detective, Batman! But the mystery that’s really got them both worried is the unknown figure that’s been shadowing Superman! And in this issue’s backup tale, Jimmy Olsen takes center stage as Metropolis reacts to an event that’s shaken the city to its core!
CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW PAGES (Thanks, IGN):
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So, what are you guys picking up this week?
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.

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