10 Comic Books Worth Checking Out This Week (7/17/2013)

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. The goal of this list is to highlight ten comic books that are worth checking out for this week.

This week we got more Trinity War, the return of Carnage, and the print collection of Batman 66. A fairly light week from the big two, but Dark Horse, Image, and IDW are touting some pretty impressive titles.

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

So, how about that list?

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10. X-Files Season 10 #2

By Joe Harris, Chris Carter, and Michael Walsh – IDW

“Believers,” Part 2 of 5. Dana Scully has survived abduction, cancer, motherhood by mysterious means, and surrendering her “miracle” baby. But she’s never encountered anything like these “Acolytes” before, or the mysterious “Deacon” who’s saved her from them. Plus, Mulder follows a lead to Arlington National Cemetery and the final resting place of the “Lone Gunmen.”

Bullet points:

• Agents Mulder and Scully are back!

• From Executive Producer Chris Carter!

• Continuing the story where the TV show and movies left off!

• Ask your retailer about the Joe Corroney variant cover!

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9. Wonder Woman #22

By Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang – DC

Welcome to New Genesis! Wonder Woman makes her first visit to Orion’s homeworld and comes face to face with the Highfather…and sees the strange hold he has over his uncontrollable son!

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8. All-New X-Men #14

By Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen – Marvel

• Jean Grey vs. Mastermind!

• Years ago, one run in with this famous Brotherhood of Evil Mutants member was the beginning of the end of Jean Grey.

• Will history repeat itself?

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7. Thanos Rising #4

By Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi – Marvel

Thanos kills a lot of people.

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6. Nova #6

By Zeb Wells, Paco Medina, and Juan Viasco – Marvel

• Now that we’ve seen his origin, there’s only one thing standing between Nova and being an Avenger…

• He needs to ask his mom.

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5. Star Wars Dark Times – A Spark Remains #1

By Randy Stradley and Douglas Wheatley – Dark Horse

Reunited with the ragtag crew of the Uhumele, Jedi Dass Jennir is surprised to find them plotting with another Jedi to take down the iron fist of the new Galactic Empire-Darth Vader himself! Having only just found love and a reason to live, Jennir is reluctant to join-but their plan may be too good to pass up . . .

* Artist Doug Wheatley returns!

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4. Superior Carnage #1

By Kevin Shinick and Stephen Segovia – Marvel

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MONTH GETS SINISTER WITH THE RETURN OF CARNAGE!

• LOCKED AWAY IN AN ASYLUM, IT LOOKS LIKE CARNAGE IS GONE FOR GOOD—BUT HIS FELLOW INMATES HAVE OTHER PLANS…

• WILL THEY SUCCESSFULLY WAKE THE MONSTER?

• OR WILL THIS HIDEOUS EXPERIMENT CREATE THE MOST POWERFUL, DANGEROUS, MANIACAL CARNAGE YET… A SUPERIOR CARNAGE?

• KEVIN SHINICK (Avenging Spider-Man, Robot Chicken) and STEPHEN SEGOVIA (Extreme X-men, Thor) come together to create a story so grotesquely gratifying you wont be able to look away!

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3. Blood Brothers #1

By Mike Gagerman, Andrew Waller, and Evan Shaner – Dark Horse

Nick and Tree have smoked opium with Genghis Khan, had orgies in Michelangelo’s studio, and even fronted a death metal band. But after a century of friendship, these inseparable vampire buddies are on the verge of splitting up. Terrible timing, as an apocalypse-obsessed villain is plotting an end to humanity.

Best friends . . . forever.

* Covers by Juan Doe (Legion of MonstersIron Man Legacy)!

* Interiors by Evan Shaner (Buddy CopsEerieGreen Hornet Year One)!

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2. Justice League of America #6

By Geoff Johns, Jeff Lemire, Doug Mahnke, and Christian Alamy

TRINITY WAR CHAPTER 2! The War of the Justice Leagues continues as one hero is arrested and another goes rogue. Who is responsible for the evil that has infected the League? And who is the true killer? Only the Question knows the answer…

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1. Batman 66 #1

Put on your go-go boots and get ready to “Batusi” back to the Swingin’ 60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV series in comics form for the first time! These all-new stories portray The Caped Crusader, The Boy Wonder and their fiendish rogues gallery just the way viewers remember them. In this first adventure, The Riddler’s out to steal some valuable artwork from under the noses of Gotham’s police. But Batman gets help from an unlikely source: a certain femme fatale dressed in feline finery!

PRINT COLLECTION OF THE DIGITAL FIRST SERIES.

Preview Pages:

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What are you 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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