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 our picks for the week of Mar. 20th, 2013.
The Original Five X-Men get new costumes! Series main-artist Stuart Immonen returns! Mystique makes her big move.
A new arc begins! Great jumping on point! Cable’s team loses a member as Colossus goes to jail.
Deathbird! Terror from the skies as Captain Marvel confronts a new version of an old foe! Can’t keep our girl down. Captain America gives Carol new wings in the form of old wheels.What would happen if your enemies knew your most dangerous secret? Captain Marvel is about to find out!
The epic finale of DEAD PRESIDENTS! Not everyone gets out alive! I mean, besides the Presidents, duh.
The Illuminati have learned that Earth is the center point for the death of the Universe.If this is true, doesn’t that mean destroying it might save everything else? Enter the world eater, Galactus.
After last issue’s climactic ending, a very important rule has been broken. The fallout is going to be tremendous and makes this our Marvel Pull of the Week. After Spidey takes the life of the mass murderer Massacre, things are guaranteed to start falling apart for Ock-Spidey. With Spidey’s ‘No One Dies’ policy clearly thrown out the window, this might be the last piece of the puzzle behind the truth of Spidey’s change in behavior. This issue the new criminal duo of Screwball and Jester try to punk the Superior Spider-Man, which probably won’t go over well. At all.
The final showdown between Logan and Creed! Logan finally learns the truth about Mariko. Just when a chapter on his past is closed, a new mystery begins!
Joining together the teams from ASTONISHING X-MEN, AGE OF APOCALYPSE and X-TREME X-MEN! AoA Nightcrawler just wants to get home…and he doesn’t care if he takes out our world to get there. Wolverine versus Nightcrawler!
When Marvel’s premiere thief sets his sights on his biggest score yet, he may just end up in over his head. Desperately seeking a means to destroy the pilfered artifact that’s cursed him, Gambit journeys deep into the Guatemalan jungles in search of a lost temple — but finds an ancient god-monster accidentally loosed on Earth! It’s going to take more than just playing cards and southern charm to get out of this one! Then, coerced by a criminal mastermind, Gambit is sent to the United Kingdom to heist the greatest weapon in the history of man: Excalibur! Can the ragin’ Cajun dupe his extortionist while also escaping with a clear name? Or will Pete Wisdom and MI13 find him first?
Invincible Iron Man Vol. 10: Long Way Down
Simon Pooni was a normal kid with a great life, until multiple sclerosis hit. He lost the ability to walk, went blind in one eye and sometimes could barely speak. Every night, Simon would pray that his disease would somehow go away. “Somehow” turned out to be a magic monkey named Orman, who granted Simon one wish. And the 12-year-old boy stood transformed into a real-life version of legendary comic-book hero Superior! Simon spent one glorious week saving those in need, averting natural disasters — becoming the most beloved man on the planet. But Orman ominously cautioned Simon that all would be explained in one week. Will Simon be forced to go back to life in a wheelchair after being the world’s greatest hero? Faced with adversity, will he prove himself to truly be…Superior?
You don’t dare miss Grant Morrison’s stunning, extra-sized final issue of ACTION COMICS! It’s no small battle as Superman fights to save all of creation in this epic! This issue is destined to be a milestone in The New 52! Plus: In the backup story, whatever happened to the men of tomorrow(s)?
A new story arc begins here as Batwoman adjusts to her new partner and her new role in the war on crime. Guest-starring Batman!
The star of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK is unleashed in his all-new ongoing series! Liar, cheater, manipulator…John Constantine is all of these, and yet he uses these skills and more to protect the world from the darkest corners of the DC Universe. What Constantine learns in this first issue will shake the very foundations of the New 52…and only he knows how to deal with it!
“WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN” continues! The First Lantern has already devastated Kyle Rayner. Now he sets his sights on Carol Ferris and the rest of the New Guardians. How will the First Lantern’s unique, sadistic power shatter the lives of Larfleeze, Saint Walker, Arkillo and the rest?
Cyborg takes center stage as events fall into place for next month’s massive new story arc: “OFF THE GRID”! Also, Batman continues to be question the Superman/Wonder Woman alliance and Aquaman’s future with the League. Plus: The Shazam backup story reveals the origin of Black Adam—and what it means for Billy Batson’s survival!
Vibe makes a massive discovery when he learns of the secret of his power! Plus: Vibe’s first public outing with the Justice League of America team sends him into conflict with one of his teammates.
As all the bat titles go through the grieving process this month, the reaction we are most interested to read (besides Bruce’s obviously) has to be Dick Grayson’s, which makes this our DC Pull of the Week. Grayson was Batman at the time that Damian became Robin, and the two had a connection that Bruce and Damian had never quite reached. The last goodbye between Dick and Damian in Batman, Inc #8 was pretty touching, and this issue will more than likely continue to rip out our hearts in Robin shaped pieces.
It’s a new dawn for the Girl of Steel after the nightmare of “H’EL ON EARTH”! Nothing will be the same for Supergirl as she embarks on a new mission that brings her face to face with one of DC’s deadliest villains!
We’ve seen the history Wonder Woman shares with Ares — but what does the God of War have planned for her future?
After a series of deadly discoveries, Bruce Wayne has learned that the Court of Owls is real — and a deadly threat out to control Gotham City! Unleashing their deadly assassins known as the Talons, Batman must stop the insidious Court of Owls before they claim the city for their own. In doing so, The Dark Knight will uncover dark secrets — not just about the city he’s sworn to protect, but about the history of the Wayne family.
At last, the wild WONDER WOMAN adventures from the late 1950s are collected in full color in a new ARCHIVES series!
In part 3 of “Snow White,” the newly established Fabletown in the former Castle Dark continues to yield dark secrets. Ruthless Prince Brandish locks one of Fables’ beloved princesses in a tower with no way out. And in Haven, Beast cooks up a scheme involving Geppetto and the Blue Fairy while Flycatcher enjoys a nice, relaxing bath—only to find more than a rubber duckie with him in the tub.
Tom Judge’s plans to recruit Witchblade bearer Sara Pezzini in his quest to overthrow Darkness bearer Jackie Estacado didn’t pan out quite the way he expected. In a desperate grasp to turn his fortunes in battle, Tom has turned his attention to attacking the perversion of the universe Jackie created at its core. But will Tom do what needs to be done when he must brace himself to end the life of an innocent bystander?
With half of Reconnect on the run and the other half in the morgue, agent Mark Thomas has to make a deal with the FBI in order to save his own life. However, it may be too late – a former Reconnect agent will not stop until he puts Mark in the ground. The big finale with an ending that will shock you!
After a tragic encounter with an artifact known as “The Dreamstone,” infamous treasure hunter Fabian Gray was possessed by five literary ghosts and has been granted access to their unique abilities. Join writer FRANK J. BARBIERE and artist CHRIS MOONEYHAM for the most exciting debut of 2013 as they introduce you to a unique world full of action, black magic, exotic locales, and literary allusion!
It Girl is trapped in the Alps trying to rescue a kidnapped scientist from a slippery supervillain, a scary gangster lady, and her two giant robot sons. Is the scientist’s coveted device the secret to getting out alive? It Girl’s just going to have to turn it on and find out!
What are the Wireheads? And why is a godforsaken frontier planet so important to the future of the human race? The stakes are raised as the murder team heads into the forbidden lands of the Elohi.
During its original run, MINIMUM WAGE racked up critical acclaim and a devoted following. Why? Because each page of Rob and Sylvia’s workaday saga boasted uncomfortable truths drenched in bleak humor, presaging squirmy shows like Louie and Girls. Set in a New York so real you can smell it, this definitive edition also includes a color bonus section featuring the original cover paintings and guest pinups by PETER BAGGE, DAVE COOPER, JOE DATOR, GUY DAVIS, HUNT EMERSON, GLENN FABRY, DEAN HASPIEL, GILBERT HERNANDEZ, JOE INFURNANI, DAVE JOHNSON, JOHN KERSCHBAUM, PETER KUPER, ROGER LANGRIDGE, PAT McEOWN, TED McKEEVER, MIKE MIGNOLA, KEVIN NOWLAN, DAN STEFFAN, JILL THOMPSON, JEFF WONG and BILL WRAY!
Following the deadly events of The Return of the Master, the reanimated director of the Russian occult sciences division leads a rescue mission through a blizzard as the B.P.R.D. engage in battle with more bat-faced monsters. Why are the Russians obsessed with a fallen radio tower in the middle of nowhere?
In this jam-packed issue of DHP, Mike Richardson interviews artist extraordinaire and Shaolin Cowboy creator Geof Darrow! Plus, delve into the alternate history of Howard Chaykin’sCuster, enjoy the return of Steve Moncuse’s Fish Police, and read new comics by Patrick Alexander! Howard Chaykin returns to the pages of DHP with Custer! Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories,Shannon Wheeler’sVillain House, and Caitlín R. Kiernan’s Alabaster continue!
Exploring the galaxy . . . Solo style! Despite her famous heritage, Ania Solo is just a girl trying to make her way in a galaxy gone bad. But it all gets worse when she comes into possession of a lightsaber and an Imperial communications droid—and discovers she has been targeted for death! She’s Han and Leia’s great-great granddaughter introduced to the Legacy saga! In the aftermath of War, the Solo clan lives on! A new ongoing series! From the acclaimed creators of Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes!
In this first volume of Brian Wood’s new, sprawling post-apocalyptic epic, follow the crew of the Kapital from the flooded remnants of Hong Kong to Unalaska, with stops in Antarctica and Mogadishu, as post-Crash ethics and economics are explored across a broken world. Collecting issues #1–#6 of the series, plus three eight page stories from Dark Horse Presents.
A classic run of Tarzan comics, reprinted for the first time! In the 1960s, believing Tarzan to have fallen into the public domain, Charlton Comics enlisted Joe Gill (Flash Gordon,House of Mystery) and Sam Glanzman (Hercules, Our Army at War) to create a new comics version of the Lord of the Jungle. Only four issues were produced before Charlton was forced to end the series, and much of the original print runs were destroyed.
The G.I. Joe team battles Cobra to the death on American soil! COVERL GIRL, DOC, and the newest member, HASHTAG (yes, HASHTAG) have been separated from the rest and have to fight their way through hundreds of kill-crazy Cobra sympathizers-with a teammate’s life hanging in the balance! Plus: The BARONESS has DUKE in her clutches. So why isn’t DESTRO happy about that?
“The Long Hard Road” begins here! In an all-new adventure from Joe Dredd’s early days as a Mega City-One Judge, writer (and Eagle-award-winning 2000 AD Editor) Matt Smith presents a tale where “all the young juves, carry the news,” only in this case, the news is delivered with a lethal blow!
Return to the world of Memorial in “Imaginary Fiends,” an all new 3 issue series! The fantasies and fears that seem so real to children are often forgotten in adulthood. But after the events of the first Memorial miniseries, forgotten memories are being recovered all over the world. Can those lost fears and fantasies be far behind? Brought to you by Chris Roberson (EDISON REX, iZOMBIE), Rich Ellis (STARS BELOW, TWILIGHT ZONE), and Grace Allison (WANDER).
The Mystery Society returns! Our outlandish heroes plumb the depths of the ocean to carry out an exchange with an eccentric collector who isn’t what he seems. What horrors await Nick Mystery, Anastasia, Secret Skull and the rest of the team at the bottom of the sea?
Everything has gone wrong, and the growing mass of Hollows threatens even the tenuous security that the residents of the tree-cities thought they had. In this concluding issue, Ryall and Kieth might leave nothing but a scorched earth in their wake.
RISE OF THE DINOBOTS! Searching for a missing teammate, GRIMLOCK leads his team deep into SHOCKWAVE’s citadel-and they’ll pay for their trespass with their lives! It’s the origin of the Dinobots as you’ve never seen it before!
The saga continues as a fallen Sirian is consigned to his fate and Lyra is consumed by her inner demons. Loki’s designs draw near their terrible conclusion, but Gus G returns to Eternal Descent, offering a glimmer of hope for our heroes. Can Gus and his unlikely guide rescue Sirian in time to halt the dire machinations of the Damned?
SNAKE EYES should have stayed dead! G.I. JOE has mobilized to hunt down their most dangerous quarry ever: one of their own. Has the silent commando gone over to the other side? Is he playing his own game? Only Snake Eyes knows the answer.
The all-ages Turtles action continues in this collection of TMNT Adventures! Enjoy classic Turtles tales like “The Final Conflict,” “Leave Heaven Alone,” “The Howling of Distant Shadows,” and “Dredging The Ocean Blue.”
From the tales of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Snow White comes Damsels! As Rapa, Red, Talia and Heinrich journey through the Enchanted Forest toward Villeneuve, Rapa’s memories begin to return in earnest. The royal cavalcade is ambushed on the road to the kingdom, forcing Queens Talia and Rapunzel to fight for their lives. Meanwhile Queen Belle, plagued by her conscience begins to wonder if she herself might be cursed.
June 6th, 1965. Samuel Victor Blute is thirteen years old in a time and place that doesn’t give a damn about tender years or innocence. And over the course of one long and bloody summer’s day, he makes the choice that will define him – and his family – for the rest of their lives.
Every great hero has a worthy nemesis. At last, the Spider’s great pulp-era enemy, The Fly, is reborn in the modern era. A wealthy playboy, with all the power and resources of his enemy, The Fly is as committed to the perfect crime as the Spider is to perusing justice. Determined to destroy the Spider before he can get in the Fly’s way, he issues his challenge, and the Spider must find a way to save a building full of innocent hostages while avoiding the tightening noose of the police. Now the Spider will have to face the one man who has the drive, the means and the intelligence to bring him down.
Kirsty Cotton no longer rules in Hell, but her throne did not remain vacant for long. There’s also a new detective working supernatural cases in Manhattan, but one with a connection to Kirsty. And who are the Puzzle Guardians? Clive Barker continues his collaboration with Brandon Seifert (WITCH DOCTOR, HELLRAISER: THE ROAD BELOW) with art by Tom Garcia as one of horror’s greatest franchises begins a new chapter.
Something exciting is happening in Riverdale! The all-new quarterly Archie Comic Super Special Magazine rolls on with this romance-themed edition! Love is in the air in this issue featuring the greatest love stories from the Archie vault to share with that someone special. All this plus creator spotlights, the latest Archie news, a brand new multi-color foil-enhanced cover and much, much more in this jam-packed magazine!
Celebrate 50 issues of Sonic Universe and 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog comics with this double-sized anniversary spectacular! Metal Sonic has been one of Dr. Eggman’s deadliest creations. But what happens when the fastest robot around has to track down itself? It’s a clash of metallic titans as Metal Sonic is sent to take down his original model – now known as the Secret Freedom Fighter Shard! All this plus a special bonus presentation of the very first race between Sonic and Metal Sonic! Featuring a brand-new, bone-chilling cover from Sonic artist supreme Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and special foil cover enhancements available exclusively for comic shops!
Michael Turner’s epic fantasy adventure surges forward into a new era! Possessed by the chaotic spirit of Oris, Grace seems all but unstoppable as her reign of terror storms across the globe. Cities are being destroyed. People are dying. In the Everlands, one of Malikai’s closest friends is facing death from Grace’s violence. Can the combined power of magic and technology save them? And if so, will the result be a miracle…or an abomination?” From veteran SOULFIRE scribe J.T. Krul, and featuring the amazing art of Michael DeBalfo along with fan favorite colorist Nei Ruffino, this is the SOULFIRE tale three volumes in the making! New and returning fans will NOT want to miss out as the biggest SOULFIRE story ever told continues right here!
X-O Manowar’s one-man invasion of the Vine’s alien homeworld starts here! At long last, Aric of Dacia will take his revenge on the alien race that have pursued him at every turn. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome, so too will Aric of Dacia bring a devastating assault to the doorstep of his oppressors. Taking the battle directly to the Vine planet of Loam, he will decimate their armies, he will level their cities – and he will not stop until the whole of their empire is reduced to ash. But when one man declares war on an entire world, what painful consequences will he reap for himself – and for the whole of human race? Featuring the return of superstar penciller Cary Nord, PLANET DEATH is THE event that will define X-O Manowar’s place in the Valiant Universe. Don’t miss this juggernaut of a storyline when X-O Manowar descends on PLANET DEATH in March!
Jonathan Gabriel: Supreme Lycar of the secretive, xenophobic, and insular Wildfur clan. Tycho Brahe: the “fresh meat” in an elite, Top Secret werewolf-killing squad known only as “The Werewolf Killers.” But there is a thirst beyond thirst – a thirstening Jonathan Gabriel knows only too well. Tycho feels it too; to be drunk on moonlight, entwined in the super hairy arms of some kind of man/wolf type dude. PASSION’S HOWL, or whatever. Listen! This is just solicit copy. Everything inside is Penny Arcade comics. Specifically, all the Penny Arcade comics from 2009.
The mind-bending follow-up to Call to Wonderland continues here! Detective Legrasse’s investigation into the recent brutal murders lead her to discover a similar case in the past. A case that was covered up by someone with powerful friends. The case of Johnny Liddle and if her guess is right all signs point toward his murderous return. Meanwhile, Lovecraft’s journal reveals the return of Jacob Hall and his continued plans to use the power of Wonderland for his own sinister motives. And Lovecraft is the only person standing in his way. From the minds of the creators of the original Wonderland trilogy. Don’t miss the series that ties in directly with the Wonderland ongoing series!
That does it for this week’s Comic Pull List! Enjoy New Comic Wednesday and support your LCS!