I love that this series is biweekly, because it means we get more of Hickman’s amazing Avengers every month. As we continue to learn more about the new team and the plans of Ex Nihilo and the Garden. This issue we’ll learn more about Hyperion, the cross dimensional powerhouse who has been marvel’s version of Superman for years, despite not having a leading role pretty much ever. Another unique thing about Hyperion? There are a lot of him, and they aren’t all good. And this Hyperion is one we’ve never seen before, which means he’s either a really powerful teammate, or the next threat the Avengers have to face?
Fraction and Aja’s Hawkeye is such a great read with absolutely fantastic art, that there shouldn’t need to be another reason for you to pick it up.There is, of course, as this issue is Marvel’s answer to Hurricane Sandy (proceeds will be going to charity) and sees Clint and Kate dealing with the ramifications of a hurricane on the east coast. Split into two stories, this issue is the calm before the storm as the next issue sees the start of Fraction and Aja’s ‘mini-opus’ that features a villain reveal nobody is expecting. If you pick up any comic this week, make sure it’s Hawkguy.
As if you aren’t picking this issue up. With the huge reveal at the end of the first issue, things aren’t quite as they seem as Otto Octavius continues to try and prove that he is Superior to Peter Parker in every way. As he takes on the new Sinister Six, he’s forced to deal with the team he created as Doctor Octopus. Otto also continues to reap the benefits of being Peter Parker, like his budding relationship with Mary Jane Watson. This series is just amping up, and if you dropped it after the death of Peter Parker in Amazing Spider-Man #700, I suggest you pick it back up again immediately.
A crisis in the United States forces the Ultimates into action — and Cap, Iron Man and Thor finally reunite! Meanwhile, Kitty Pryde makes her stand — and as the X-Men fight for their lives in the Sentinel-controlled states, the war for mutant liberation begins! And with the nation under siege, Miles Morales — the new Spider-Man — decides to become a member of the Ultimates. And he will do absolutely anything it takes to earn that right. The Ultimate event of the year is here! Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #13-18, ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #13-18, ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #13-17.
Aquaman is cool. Did anybody see this coming? Could anybody have predicted that one of the best parts of the New 52 was going to be Aquaman? His epic crossover with the Justice League continues in this penultimate chapter as he’s forced to make a choice between Ocean Master and the League for the Throne of Atlantis. All while the Trench return from the depths to feed and look menacing.
Ethan van Sciver takes over pencils this issue, which should automatically include it in your pull list. Also we get to see a unique case that leads to the Mad hatter, but it might be unlike anything we’ve seen form him before. As Batman follows the trail of dead bodies, we enter a world of chaos that will no doubt be beautifully drawn by van Sciver. Seriously, Ethan van Sciver. Buy this book. Also Batman.
These digital release issues see print for the first time as the prequel explains the events leading up to the monumental video game. Why are our beloved heroes fighting each other? What do the villains have to do with it? During one of the happiest times of Superman’s life which he chooses to share with his bff Batman, one of Bat’s deadliest foes arrives in Metropolis to ruin everything! Featuring a great look at some of the costumes and mythology behind the newest DC fighter from the makers of Mortal Kombat!
H’el on Earth continues as Superman, Superboy and the Justice League continue the fight to take back the Fortress of Solitude from H’el and Supergirl. I am loving Kenneth Rocafort’s pencils throughout this series, and the dramatic turn of Supergirl has been shocking. While I’m still not quite used to the Superman family not being a family in any way, I think this first crossover between the super teams has been going great. So if you’re looking for some well drawn Kryptonian action, this would be the issue to pick up.
Death of the Family continues as the Teen Titans and the Outlaws look for Red Robin and Red Hood, while dealing with the madness of the Joker that is infecting Gotham City. Arsenal takes control of the team which is bound to be an interesting mix of attitude, arrows, and probably some T & A with Starfire involved. Meanwhile, Tim and Jason have to work together to survive the latest deathtrap from the Joker, which is all leading up to the final issue of this epic crossover in Batman #17.
“BREAKING DARK” CONCLUSION!
There is something terribly, terribly wrong with Jackie Estacado’s daughter Hope. But with Jenny’s fragile mental state and the empire he created for himself crumbling around him, Jackie has failed to notice that his greatest problem isn’t the Bulgarian mob, Aram the Witch King, or the ancient powers he’s allowed back into the world – it’s Hope!
10th ANNIVERSARY LANDMARK 100 th ISSUE SPECTACULAR!
THE DEATH OF EVERYONE: CONCLUSION! It’s all been building to this. Mark Grayson’s entire life as a superhero, all he’s learned, all he’s endured, it’s all been leading to this one moment. Will he become the hero he was meant to or will he choose… a DIFFERENT path? The aftermath of this EXTRA-SIZED issue will shock you.
When a cute little alien named ZED demonstrates his invention to the Hierarchy of the Galaxy, something goes wrong – terribly wrong! Before long, ZED’s universe is thrown into complete turmoil and our little hero must face nearly insurmountable odds trying to survive and save the very fate of his home world.
Imbued with a dark edge, peppered with pure silliness, and wrapped up in a childlike sense of wonder, ZED’s adventures will keep readers tickled and captivated from start to finish.
Originally published in comic book form over a period of eleven years, ZED has been completely revised and remastered for this definitive edition.
With the help of her trio of troublemaking cats, Emily is determined to make the most rockin’ song the world has ever known and win a legendary haunted guitar… but can she do it solo? Only one thing is for sure – what Emily wants, Emily gets… sometimes.
The only thing worse than Earth having an inter-dimensional stargate that led to the Zombies vs. Robots catastrophe are Martians using one of their own to lead a sneak attack on Earth. But what will happen when zombies get a scent of those big, exposed Martian brains…? Zombie-Robot-Martian chaos from the co-creator of ZvR, Chris Ryall, and TMNT artist Andy Kuhn!
The events of Arms Race leave the Green Hornet family in ruin. Beaten, broken, dead, and missing, the vigilantes of Century City sink into the shadows. But the city still stands, and it still needs a champion. A new Green Hornet flies across the skyline. A new chapter begins here!
THE HOTTEST ALL-AGES COMIC CELEBRATES ITS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
BMO’s sick, but it’s not just any virus…it’s a magical virus! And now, Finn and Jake have to seek out a sorta-no-good-very-bad wizard to set things right! Don’t miss the latest issue of what critics called “the best series of 2012!”
That does it for this week’s Comic Pull List! Enjoy New Comic Wednesday and support your LCS!