Welcome back to the Weekly Comic Pull List! Let's take a look at this week's slate of upcoming issues, as well as a few of my picks for the week of Mar. 13th, 2013.
As expected, the first issue of the epic Avengers event that is supposed to change the Marvel Universe started off with a bang. I wouldn’t expect anything less from the next issue, which will continue to explore this unique team of survivors in the new Age of Ultron. Bendis has been building up to this event for a while, and a lot of the teasers coming out from Marvel have been raising a number of questions. After seeing the final page of the first issue, this is easily my Marvel pull of the week.
Alpha, inarguably the greatest super hero of his or any past and future time, has been restored to power by the Superior Spider-Man!He’s saving damsels in distress! He’s leaping tall buildings! He may have accidentally murdered someone! Wait…what?! Josh Fialkov & Nuno Plati (Amazing Spider-Man) reunite for the tale of the next great hero!
Time to pay the piper… or the psychopathic lizard girl. Black Widow and Hawkeye stand in judgment for the sins of their pasts.Spider-Woman caught in the middle.Natasha don’t drink that, it’s–! …Uh-oh.
The F4 travel back to ancient Rome and dine with Caesar on the Ides of March.Did somebody say, “Pass the knife”?
DANI MOONSTAR joins the Defenders!Valkyrie and Misty prepare to take on the Doom Maidens.Plus: A closer look at our sadistic new villain!
“Bagalia” Nick Fury knows who he wants for the new Secret Avengers–the deadly mercenary known as Taskmaster!Trouble is, how to extract S.H.I.E.L.D.’s newest prospective agent from the only prison cell in Bagalia – the nation-state built by and for super villains!
The team reaches the bloody end of their first mission!The final deadly team member is revealed!
Everything has changed for Magneto in the last few weeks. Can he prove he is still the Master of Magnetism?Cyclops and the rest of his crew take the revolution on the road gathering up more new mutants.
PROLOGUE TO X-TERMINATION With reality pulling apart and their Xavier driven mad, the team scrambles to find the tear between dimensions and repair it before it’s too late.But without their Xavier, they’re unprepared for the threat that awaits them.
The future’s greatest heroes meet the mightiest heroes of the present day! The Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers join forces, but will even the combined might of two millennia be enough to stop the deranged demigod Michael Korvac? Then, the Guardians’ adventures in the 20th century continue as they team up with Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, the Thing and Adam Warlock; encounter the High Evolutionary; and meet the enigmatic Her! But when the team comes face to face with Vance Astro’s younger self, will they accidentally change their own past — and annihilate their timeline?
War looms in X-Factor’s future! First, get a behind-the-scenes look at how, in a typical day, Pip the Troll holds the entire team together without their knowledge. Then, a newly married X-Factor couple attempts to honeymoon in the happiest place on Earth, but instead must face off with a villain hoping to bring about hell on Earth instead! Who says romance is dead? And when a familiar face hovers between life and death, Monet is the only one who can save them — but it will require reliving the most horrific experience of her life. Finally, X-Factor investigates a series of eerie portents that leads them to a mysterious, previously unknown race of beings called the Warders. Their job? To prepare the world for its end. And it’s closer than X-Factor thinks!
This month will be full of some pretty dark stories across the Bat titles as the Bat family deals with the repercussions from the death of Damian Wayne. This issue sees Bruce dealing with his son’s death, which is sure to put him into a pretty sever downward spiral, which always makes for some great bat stories. Harper Row will also be featured in a backup story, which may be important as she is one of the leading candidates to take on the legacy of Robin. While I will be picking up all the bat titles, Snyder and Capullo’s take on Batman continually makes this my DC pull of the week.
Based on the hit videogame Batman: Arkham City! A mob of criminals lays siege to a church to capture Mayor Sharpe. With Batman nowhere to be found, will Azrael save the day?
Finally! Deathstroke vs. The Teen Titans! You want more? You got more, as The Ravagers join the fight!
“WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN” continues! After having ripped apart Guy Gardner, the First Lantern now directs his singular and horrific power at John Stewart, forcing the Corps to see the light and darkness of their lives in a frightening new way!
Katana has joined the deadly Sword Clan in the hope that they’ll lead her further down her path to vengeance! Katana has been contacted by Steve Trevor—but what does the Justice League of America want with her?
In the tale from the recent past, Team 7 is on a mission to rescue Caitlin Fairchild when a team member dies! And in the present day, Deathstroke hunts down his former Team 7 partners! But why?
In this second New 52 collection, Andrew Bennett finds himself in a place he never thought he’d reach during his countless decades walking the Earth. But his absence on Earth signals a deadly loss of order in the vampire hierarchy, as the savage attack on humanity he’s long feared looks like it’s coming to pass. Plus, the vampire pilgrimage begins—but along the way, they encounter an ancient enemy: the Van Helsings!
On election night, Arcadia’s chances of reaching the highest office in the land are too close to call…just like Prof Kidd’s chances of holding on to his sanity. In Part Two of “President’s Day,” our heroes are forced to ask: Whose side are the flying saucers on?
Jackie crafted the world as he saw fit. For the longest time, nobody noticed. As master of the shadows, he knows that he must operate outside of the spotlight if he wants to get what he truly wants. But there are those who know the unbalance Jackie caused. Witchblade bearer Sara Pezzini knows what Jackie stole from her and the time has come for her to make Jackie pay.
An in-depth look at the first decade of the ongoing war inside Oppenheimer’s brain. How far is too far behind enemy lines when the enemy is yourself? MY GOD… IT’S FULL OF OPPENHEIMERS!
“PARIS” Conclusion. The aftermath of a dangerous rescue mission leaves the group fractured and forever changes the face of their war.
Who is the deadly assassin Triggergirl 6 and why was she sent out on a mission to kill the president of the United States? Who is behind her creation and what is their end game? All these questions are answered as this unforgettable epic is collected for the first time, with bonus sketch pages featuring the art of award-winning illustrator PHIL NOTO.
EXPLOSIONS! MONSTERS! BEER! Dark Horse proudly(ish) presents Buddy Cops, the classic tale of a demoted space cop and a 1970s android that hate each other and beat up evil things. Get ready to enjoy the laugh-inducing odd couple of Uranus and T.A.Z.E.R. as they take on gigantic orangutan and vegetation beasts while debating the sexualization of toasters! MONSTERSWAT!
Emily’s ready to rock ‘n’ roll, but to attain her dream of making the strangest, coolest tunes ever to grace a radio, she needs to learn to play with others—no easy task with five styles in the mix. There’s a chance that the group can make it big if they find a common tune.
August 1944: a man in a suit of iron armor drops from an American warplane onto a French battlefield, where he attempts to fight his way through an army of Nazis and the massive war machine they keep protected in an armory.
Conan and his companions pursue a grand treasure through lands beset by civil war, murderous cults, and demonic horrors. And while the mighty Cimmerian will—and does!—spit in the very face of death itself, he and his comrades discover that not all treasures are of gold and precious gems.
It’s 1991, the last days of Japan’s bubble economy, and money and elegance run through the streets. So do the currents of darkness beneath them, nourishing evil spirits that only the arts of the onmyoji—Japan’s legendary occultists—can combat. The two most powerful onmyoji are in the unlikely guises of a handsome young veterinarian, Seishiro, and the teenage heir to the ancient Sumeragi clan, Subaru.
The ghost of a notorious killer has begun to haunt New York, and The New Ghostbusters have to stop him before he can pick up where he left off! Meanwhile, the Original Ghostbusters compare notes-trying to figure out where they are, and how to get home…
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.
As excitement builds for the upcoming film sequel, the ongoing STAR TREK comics series shows fans the events that shaped the lives of the beloved Enterprise crew! In this issue we discover what led young Montgomery Scott to devote himself to engineering, as we witness his first steps on the journey that would take him across the galaxy! Overseen by Trek writer/producer Roberto Orci, this all-new tale sheds light on a classic character!
A solo story following Donatello on an adventure to remember! Donatello meets a reclusive artist by the name of Kirby in his building’s basement apartment. No ordinary artist, Kirby has a magic pencil that makes his drawings come to life! Before they know it, Donatello and Kirby are in over their heads and stuck in a dangerous dimension of Kirby’s creating!
The Ghostbusters arrive back in New York, expecting a backlog of cases to clear through. Instead, things are strangely quiet on the supernatural front, and it’s all thanks to the city’s newest paranormal investigation and elimination service! But the science behind their methods is making Egon nervous. Can the Ghostbusters talk their competition off a potentially dangerous road?
THE CROW is reborn-in Tokyo. The spirit of the Crow is back, transfiguring Jamie Osterberg, an American studying in Tokyo and deeply in love with his Japanese girlfriend, Haruko… until the love of his life is stolen. The Crow must once more make the wrong thing right-but this time he might have to do it by killing his own true love…
Things go from bad to dark, hopeless and stomach-churningly gruesome for the Princess of Helium. She’s been kidnapped by rogue Thark, Voro, a black marketeer for green men with a certain forbidden taste. When she’s locked in a dungeon with other doomed red-skinned women, Dejah Thoris is in for a fate that really is worse than just death. Voro’s keeping the women alive and performing one amputation after another on them. Nothing but the freshest red meat for his customers.
The Shadow, along with faithful sidekick and pilot Miles Crofton and new partner in adventure George Orwell, pursues The Black Sparrow across the war-torn Spanish countryside. Cranston must decide how he’s going to confront the woman who is both former lover and current adversary, but there is a new player in the mix! Just who is the maniacal El Rey? The Shadow must thwart El Rey’s plot to rise from the debris of a war shattered nation and install himself as supreme ruler.
For years, Voltron fans all over the world have wondered—why this specific team of space explorers? How did they receive the important mission to bring back Voltron? Were they sent because their superiors hoped they would succeed, or because they knew they would fail? Voltron: Year One is written by multiple Glyph Award nominee Brandon Thomas (The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury, Robin), and illustrated by Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award nominee Craig Cermak, featuring issues #1-6 of the series as well as a complete cover gallery!
From PAUL SCHEER and NICK GIOVANNETTI, the comedic minds that brought you ADULT SWIM’S NTSF:SD:SUV::! Set in the not so distant future, a group of SPACE-EX employees spend their days doing what they always do: getting sent all over the universe to mindlessly load and unload cargo bays. In the hierarchy of cool space jobs, these guys are on the bottom rung. Their only relief is playing WARFIGHTER, a massive multi-player online game, against punk-ass children from back home and seeing if there’s anything good to eat in the mess hall. That is, until, they have to deliver a package marked “classified” to a planet more dangerous than they’ve ever faced before. The rag-tag team of slackers, malcontents, and gamers have to put all their skills (or lack-there-of) to good use simply to stay alive
It’s summertime in SUPURBIA! Dion and Jeremy take Eli and Zari on a vacation as Tia attempts to rescue Batu from Mongolia, her first superhero excursion after coming out of retirement… Hector’s dark magic slowly begins to take hold of Sara as her burgeoning friendship with Hella takes her down a dark path… Eve joins Robbie as he heads to the annual Superhero & Weapons Expo, but will Ruth’s devious plan throw a wrench into the works? The superhero soap continues, only in SUPURBIA!
Archie just scored a date with the one and only Cheryl Blossom! Now there’s just one problem – keeping Betty and Veronica from finding out. Figuring the circus to be the perfect hideaway date, Archie sneaks Cheryl to the big tent, but little does he know that scheming Reggie is out to sabotage the date with a “chance” meeting. Can Archie avoid detection from his best gal pals by filling some very big clown shoes, or will he be forced to run away with the circus?
Happy Birthday, Mega Man! The city celebrates their hero in style and Rock receives the recognition he deserves! What could ruin such a perfect day? How about a vengeful Dr. Wily and the mysterious Break Man?! Don’t miss this issue on the eve of the Sonic/Mega Man crossover!
The full ORIGIN of The Dark One, is finally revealed here! Before the war between the council of the realms, and the Dark Horde, before the Dark One set out to conquer the nexus, there was the warlord Malec. The son of a king captured and forced into slavery until he escaped his captors. Malec would raise up an army whose brutality would know no match as his path of vengeance and revenge swept across the land of Myst…a path that would end with the creation of the most evil being in the Grimm Universe…The Dark One. This is the one issue of the year YOU CANNOT MISS!!! Written and drawn by Art Director Anthony Spay.
Aspen’s Ten Year Anniversary celebrates the return of SHRUGGED! You think you’re prepared, but you’re not. You’ve been decisive in your actions up to this point, but now things have been turned upside down. You feel you’ve conformed your mindset and are ready to accept what you’re about to experience, but you haven’t. That’s because SHRUGGED is back and ready to blow your mind! Theo and his friends are entering their final year of high school, and even though Ange and Dev are still along for the ride, a host of new characters have joined in on the adventure! But, everything isn’t all fun and games this time around as an evil force has also returned and is preparing to silence those voices inside their heads…permanently. If you thought you knew what fear was, you haven’t seen anything yet! Created by Michael Turner and Frank Mastromauro, with illustrations by newcomer Jonathan Marks and colorist Beth Sotelo, make sure to listen to the voices inside your head and pick up a copy of SHRUGGED #1 today!
The undead have overrun Sin City! As the first powerful arc of the new Night of the Living Dead Aftermath series screams toward a violent and horrific end, the few living people left in the city are infected one by one. With the military enforcing quarantine and the ghouls stripping flesh from bone, there is no place left for civilians caught in the line of fire. Zombies are back and these monsters don’t just watch the drama unfold. They devour it. Available with Regular cover by Matt Martin, and Wraparound, Gore, and Terror Retailer Incentive covers by Raulo Caceres.
Nothing is forever. So say the Null. “The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior” gears up for its universe-shattering penultimate issue! “Nothing is Forever.” That is the motto of the Null, the enemies of the Geomancers for centuries. Now, at last, the Null have found the key to the utter destruction of all that is — and his name is Obadiah Archer! Can Aram and Gilad set aside their differences long enough to team up against Armstrong’s best friend — and will any of them survive the final battle?
That does it for this week’s Comic Pull List! Enjoy New Comic Wednesday and support your LCS!