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. 6th, 2013.
This week I’m going to take a bit of a step back and let the publishers hype their own comics, as I prepare the next Bats and Birds in response to last week’s epic revelation in Batman, Inc. #8.
Zeb Wells and Dale Keown spin a story bringing Iron Man and Beast together!Kathryn Immonen and David Lafuente tell the tale of Iron Fist and Doop’s first adventure!
For years the heroes of the Marvel Universe have lived in fear that the artificial intelligence known as Ultron would one day evolve to fulfill its desire to wipe out all organic life and take over the Earth — that day has arrived. This massive 10-part Marvel Universe-spanning event is brought to you by Eisner award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis and comics legend Bryan Hitch.
X-FORCE is officially on the run.Cable must face his daughter Hope, the savior of AVX.The Uncanny Avengers are hot on their trail!
THE GODKILLER ARC CONTINUES • THE SHI’ARD – race of aliens related to the Shi’ar – accuse Tony Stark of killing their god. • That god was the Phoenix! • Can Tony trust the ancient alien machine that has offered to help him?
Another explosive chapter in this Eisner Award-winning series! Both Walker and Pilgrim are now FBI agents, and they’re faced with a case so outrageous and so dangerous it will take more than just their expertise to solve. This all-new, all-different series focusing on federal powers crimes is a perfect jumping-on point for new readers. Plus: a new, never-award-winning POWERS letter column!
How many have to die before the Superior Spider-Man will kill a super villain? Spider-Man versus Massacre– with hundreds of lives in the balance.
Writer Jason Latour (Loose Ends, Wolverine) and artist Nic Klein (Dancer, Viking, Doc Savage) begin the second chapter of The Winter Soldier’s newest deadly mission.With only the enigmatic Robards at his side, Bucky wades into his dark past, visiting a treacherous school for young assassins…The Orphanage.And just who is The Electric Ghost?
The Avengers… IN SPACE! When Quasar intercepts an alien distress call, he finds a Rigellian colony completely destroyed and Jack of Hearts in a coma. Summoning a ragtag team of Avengers to investigate, Quasar and company are suddenly attacked by a horde of robots whose goal is to destroy the planet itself! And that’s just the beginning of the ad hoc Avengers’ troubles, as a planet-sized alien suddenly appears and begins reshaping the decimated world for its own mysterious ends. Who are the Infinites? What cosmic force could possibly play with planets as if they were toys? And what unknowable goal drives them to rearrange the entire universe? The Avengers must go all the way to the top to learn the truth, and that means contacting Eternity itself! Starring Thor, Tigra, Starfox, Moondragon and Monica Rambeau!
Hit-Girl spins off into her own blood-soaked saga! Mindy McCready attempts to settle into life as a regular schoolgirl, but desires nothing more than to be dispensing hot justice to the scum of New York City. Her mother thinks she’s doing her homework — but in reality, she’s taken Kick-Ass on as her sidekick. She’s training him up to punch, shoot and stab — just like Daddy would have wanted. And in return, Kick-Ass is helping her learn to survive middle school — without spilling anyone’s blood. But when Kick-Ass gets benched, leaving Mindy to take on the mafia solo, even Hit-Girl may be in over her head. Meanwhile, Red Mist pursues his goal of becoming a super villain — and faces a final test of his own.
“ROTWORLD” epilogue! The horrible tragedy of ROTWORLD weighs heavily on the Baker family. Nothing will be the same for Animal Man after this issue!
Batman vs. The Penguin! The stakes are high, and even if Batman wins he loses! Plus, in the backup feature, it’s the origin of Ignatius Ogilvy, the new criminal kingpin of Gotham City.
As Wotan holds The Flash’s mother hostage, Khalid must finally come to terms with his destiny as Doctor Fate!
The epic, universe-shattering “WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN” continues! Don’t miss the shocking fates of Hal Jordan and Sinestro! And the First Lantern continues his cosmic life experiments, but with a great cost to the Corps.
Before President Chong and the military can react to the attack on Insurgent Command, thousands of technologically enhanced Insurgent soldiers launch a hostile takeover of Manhattan! But what are their motives? As John Ravane fights for his life after his battle against the deadly Eve, Insurgent Affairs expert Cindy Ford uncovers the truth behind Ravane’s daughter’s kidnapping—and is shocked to learn that it’s connected to a senior member of her team.
The Nelson family’s sojourn is almost over—but will they make it out alive? ”Only the Devil knows for sure.”
In order to face Bart’s demons, Superman and Impulse confront a reluctant ally: the JSA’s Jay Garrick! Lois’s investigation into Lex takes a surprising turn. Chloe’s journey through her doppelgänger’s memories turns dangerous.
After being attacked by a group connected to the missing Mr. Terrific, Power Girl and Huntress take the fight to Holt Industries, where they make a shocking discovery! Plus: Huntress is personally affected by a tragedy in The New 52!
A new edition of the classic starring the Victorian-era! Includes GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT and MASTER OF THE FUTURE, tales that pit The Dark Knight against Jack the Ripper and a death dealer from the skies over Gotham City!
An attack in Opal City kicks off a globe-hopping, centuries-spanning quest that will irrevocably change The Shade’s life and shed light on his true origin!Collects the 12-issue miniseries.
In the conclusion of “The Hidden Kingdom,” will Rapunzel discover what happened to her long-lost children—or will the Japanese Fables have their final, bloody revenge? Lies, secrets and betrayals fold into each other like origami in the finale to Lauren Beukes’ and Inaki Miranda’s acclaimed story arc!
Collecting POINT BLANK #1-5, SLEEPER #1-24, COUP D’ETAT: SLEEPER #1 and COUP D’ETAT: AFTERWARD #1, SLEEPER tells the story of agent Holden Carver, a reluctant double agent without hope of rescue. Tao, the criminal mastermind whose organization Carver has infiltrated, had Carver’s only lifeline, spymaster John Lynch, shot, leaving him in a coma. Tao’s cut off every means of escape, and he’s persuaded Carver to join him…for real this time.
After a chain of disastrous events, Hull lands in a remote and unforgiving new territory. As Sinclair scrambles to get a handle on the operation from inside BlackAcre’s walls, a powerful rival smells blood.
The penultimate issue of ROSS CAMPBELL and JOE KEATINGE ‘s GLORY saga ties threads together from its very beginning amidst the most brutal war Glory has ever fought. Destinies will be realized. Lives will be destroyed. The end begins here.
Felicia hones her little teleportation trick, and picks up a few new ones, while training with Mars to become a cold-blooded assassin. At least, that’s what they expect her to be. But Felicia learns that while it might be no trouble for her to get next to her target, pulling the trigger isn’t as easy. And living with her conscience afterwards is even tougher.
Seeing her friends and supporters abandon her, and instead of trying to suppress her newfound powers, Mara goes public. Openly displaying her rapidly developing abilities, she challenges the bias and discrimination. People start to see her as not a freak, but rather someone who can’t be stopped, and that starts to make a lot of very serious people very concerned. Socially-aware superheroics in a world we’ve never seen. Brian Wood, Ming Doyle, and Jordie Bellaire bring the goods.
FIRST ISSUE – COLLECTOR’S ITEM! Finally, a good reason for you come in the comicbook store — to buy SEX! Simon Cooke has retired from his own “alternative lifestyle” and returned to the city he’d previously sworn to protect. Now he’s just another average citizen — or is he? The term “adult” has never been so appropriate as it is when it applies to SEX.
Sara Pezzini moved to Chicago to escape her failures and to leave her demons behind her in New York. Her new life in the Windy City has been far more difficult and far stranger than she ever expected. Until now, her past has stayed buried. But when Rapture bearer Tom Judge and Darkness bearer Jackie Estacado come a knocking, Sara risks the discovery that her new life in Chi-town may not have been a decision that she made for herself.
The hit horror comic of 2012 will be released as a complete trade paperback. 12-year-old Jack Garron runs away from home to find his biological father, a wayward minstrel. Along the way he meets up with a traveling salesman whose winning smile is fake, beneath which hide his real teeth… jagged spikes that he uses to eat children. Eisner Award Winning Writer SCOTT SNYDER (BATMAN, SWAMP THING, AMERICAN VAMPIRE), SCOTT TUFT & NY Times Best Selling Artist ATTILA FUTAKI (THE LIGHTNING THIEF) bring you the collected paperback that everyone has been talking about.
In the wake of Asano’s tragic death, Oishi and his loyal samurai set their revenge in motion, with a plot that will span many months while taking a tremendous toll on its participants. Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai continue the famous fact-based legend from Japan’s history. This is the definitive modern retelling of the tale of the 47 Ronin!
The champagne is poured and the chandeliers are hung for Chicago Mayor Bobby Chamber’s annual Black and White Ball-but Ghost, Vaughn, and Tommy are crashing the party, determined to stop the imposter before he claims another life and tears open a rift between two worlds!
Darth Vader grooms a new tool for the Empire—a new assassin. Meanwhile, Jedi Master K’Kruhk flees across the countryside with a group of young Padawans. His hope is to find a safe haven and prevent the impressionable younglings from experiencing any more tragedy. But tragedy is exactly what awaits them . . .
Last Day in Vietnam recounts Will Eisner’s own experiences with soldiers engaged not only in the daily hostilities of war but also in larger, more personal combat. Some of the stories in this novel are comical, some heartrending, some frightening, yet all display the incredible insight into humanity characteristic of Eisner’s entire oeuvre.
When a quartet of robbers leaves a trail of slaughter through a town, the mayor looks to hire a pair of bounty hunters to bring them to justice. But their path is blocked by an army of soldiers! If they want to survive the journey, they must enlist the help of the Vampire Hunter known only as D.
The threat in Benzheen has been averted! G.I. Joe has made it out of their most dangerous mission yet. But it’s out of the fire and into the frying pan for America’s elite unit, as Jinx returns from her secret mission with some shocking information. G.I. Joe has to act fast or face the consequences in A Real American Hero #188!
Having learned the secrets of her past from The Sleeper On The Ocean Of Story, Augusta returns to Nowhere Island, only to find it under attack by the forces of the Terrible Something. Is this the end of Augusta’s adventures-or just the beginning of her cosmic quest?
Cliff Secord and the Rocketeer take to the skies once again as Mark Waid and Chris Samnee spin a yarn in the best tradition of Dave Stevens, bringing us a tale of great adventure, suspense, and humor! A ship docks in Los Angeles harbor from a far-off and exotic locale-with a big, mysterious… and living… cargo! Danger and mayhem abound as our hero leaps into the fray! Plus, the emergence of a lovely new character who will be vying against Betty for Cliff’s affections!
Korea, 1951, and Anna and Mouse find themselves still in the air- but only just. An old enemy intent on our heroine’s downfall has reappeared, and her dangerous past may be about to catch up with her. Then again, with the Korean skies filled with lethal American jet fighters, her problems may be over sooner than she thinks…
Three words: Venus Death Probe. When a clandestine Chinese spacecraft crash lands north of Alaska, its a race against time between China and the United States–each anxious to salvage valuable high-tech secrets–to hunt down an errant rover built to survive the greenhouse hell of the Venusian atmosphere! OSI Agent Steve Austin tests the limits of his bionics as he hunts down an independent-minded machine determined to complete its mission no matter where it has landed!
The Rules: in which our heroes take a further step down a very dangerous road and lay out their battle plan. But not everyone is happy with the unit’s new direction, especially some of the other players in the game…
The beginning of a bold new arc that takes the Lone Ranger and Tonto across the Mississippi to the eastern half of the United States. The Ranger wants answers from a federal agent who used and betrayed the West’s most iconic heroes. Getting satisfaction proves costly, as neither the Lone Ranger or Tonto are ready for what may be the deadliest setting they’ve ever faced- the back rooms and hidden agendas of the “civilized” world. Back East, part one of four.
The angel general, Evanuel has made a deal with devils-but why? What secret would be so dire as to make one of the most powerful angel soldiers in Heaven’s legions give up his blood willingly?
The Lone Ranger and Tonto ride once again in this classic western tale set against the cruel backdrop of winter on the badlands of North Texas. Acting alone, the Ranger takes it upon himself to stand in the way of Kiowa war parties who have broken from their reservation in Oklahoma. If the renegades make it far enough into Texas and meet up with their Comanche brothers then the entire Lone Star State will become a battlefield. The masked rider of the plains and Silver follow the stories of a mythical spirit horse, an animal of legend that’s been sighted by the tribes and incited them to ride the warpath. The Ranger believes that this spirit horse is real and is determined to find it to bring peace to the land once again.
The world of Fablewood, where all of the stories that have ever been told live side-by-side, is a sinister place indeed! The thrilling adventure of Red Riding Hood and her Wolf continues as they try to escape and find sanctuary in a mysterious place called the Real World, all the while staying one step ahead of the dreaded Mister Grimm and his Think Police! Written by industry legend Paul Jenkins (SENTRY, DEATHMATCH) and drawn by comics superstar Humberto Ramos (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN), the smash Kickstarter success story, FAIRY QUEST, is now available in single issue format for the first time!
BEGINNING OF A NEW ARC! IDEAL FOR NEW READERS! As the Quantinuum’s greatest menace, Sublime is used to having every single hyper-powered hero in the galaxy chasing after him. But now a mysterious new force has both the heroes and villains of the universe in fear for their very lives…
Archie is no stranger to exciting crossovers but you’re not going to believe this one until you read it! FOX’s hit TV series GLEE is next in line to cross paths with the Riverdale gang! Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (GLEE) teams with superstar artist Dan Parent (Archie Meets KISS) in a story which sees the Archie-verse collide with the cast of GLEE. How will Archie and friends react when they meet their counterparts? Are their alternate universes two sides of the same coin? A new year of Archie stories starts here with this epic event that answers those questions and more!
It’s the most world-shattering story to ever hit Knuckles the Echidna, and it all ends here! As Team Fighters make their way to the Arctic, Thrash and Knuckles collide in an explosive final battle for the fate of the Echidnas. So why is Silver the Hedgehog in the mix? Find out in this exciting finale!
The “Best comic of 2011″ as voted by: Wizard World, Pop Culture Addict, Comic Buzz, Talking Comics, and Geekadelphia continues! A powered up Francis has kidnapped a helpless Mary. Now Eddie and the Hero must join forces to stop the unstoppable. Will they find a way to defeat the Francis or will they both fall to the power mad villain bent on getting his revenge against the man who destroyed his life? Set in a world where the super heroes aren’t really heroes at all…how far would you go to FLY? From the writer of the Wonderland Trilogy, Irresistible, and The Waking, Fly is sure to stay on your pull list! Featuring over 29 pages of content for the mind blowing conclusion and final issue to the new FALL story arc!
The coming of Master Darque is upon us. Jack Boniface has just been to Hell and back. After surviving the horrors of the Deadside, Jack is taking his new abilities to the limit and discovering more about the legacy of the Shadowman with each passing night. But what if he wasn’t the only thing that managed to escape back to Earth? Something dark has arrived in New Orleans, leaving death and madness in its black wake. What’s more, the city’s deadliest cartel assassin is after Jack, and he refuses to die – literally!
Collected for the very first time–Ninjak’s solo debut in the original Valiant Universe by Mark Moretti (Bloodshot) & comics icon Joe Quesada (Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man)! Colin King–sophisticated British playboy by day, elite super-spy by night! Codenamed Ninjak, King is gifted with a brilliant mind and lethal training in the world’s most dangerous fighting techniques. Both will be put to the ultimate test as he is drawn into globe-spanning mission to apprehend and execute Dr. Silk, mastermind of the WEBNET terror network, before the mysterious weapon known as “Black Water” goes online. From the British Isles to the land of the Rising Sun, Ninjak will leave an indelible imprint on the Valiant Universe – or die trying.
That does it for this week’s Comic Pull List! Enjoy New Comic Wednesday and support your LCS!