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 May 1st, 2013.
In an attempt to defeat Ultron two Marvel Heroes take it upon themselves to create an all-new Marvel Universe. But is the one they have created better or worse than the one they left behind? The event of the year just got INSANE!!
The most acclaimed new book of the year continues! Who pulled the trigger? Where have you seen him before? Have you seen him before? Maybe. But not like this. It’s murder, mayhem, and greasepaint make-up for the money, kids — and that means playtime is over, Monsieur Hulot. Caw caw.
Death’s Head and Iron Man team-up to hunt down a genocidal criminal. Not the problem. A shipful of dead badoon. Not the problem. What Tony finds in the depths of that ship: the problem. Big problem. The lead into the biggest Tony Stark story of the year.
Iron Man meets his match with the Malevolent Melter! With technology similar to Iron Man’s, will the Melter bring the downfall of Stark Industries? It’s a battle of wits and might with Iron Man and War Machine leading the charge! Relive an old battle between Iron Man and the Melter in the classic reprinting of Iron Man #72!
The Superior era of Spider-Man comes to a dramatic turning point, which Slott promises will make fans angrier then they were after ASM #700! Such a huge statement obviously makes this the Marvel Pull of the Week! It looks like the showdown between Doc Ock and Peter Parker for control of Spidey’s body will happen here, which will set up just who will be the Superior Spider-Man for the foreseeable future. Whose side are you on?
Fortress Utopia! The Mutant Nation is Under Siege! And General Ross is leading the charge!! Can Kitty and Mach Two work together for the good of mutantkind?! Jimmy Hudson prepares for war!!
One Hell Lord stands victorious as the Earth is consumed in fire and brimstone.The few remaining members of X-Factor make one last ditch effort to save the world from its grim future. Not all will survive the final battle. And the last person you would expect winds up sitting on the throne of Hell…
Earth’s Mightiest action bounds off Disney XD and into your hands! Faced with a meteorite zooming toward Earth, only Ms. Marvel can save the day! Black Widow and the Wasp team up to take down Dr. Doom! When the Leader attacks with an army of monsters, Ant-Man holds the key to victory! Ultron seizes control of the Vision, but the android will prove you can’t reprogram a hero! Captain America must fight the deadly Nightmare in his own dreams! It’s a battle of mythic proportions as Thor takes on Hercules, the Prince of Power! When Captain America hulks out, only Bruce Banner can help him! Thor and the Avengers show Loki what it means to be a brother!
Iron Man’s friendship with War Machine is strained to the breaking point — and his new team, Force Works, is still working out the kinks. And if that wasn’t enough, the Mandarin has located the ancient alien artifact known as the Heart of Darkness — and that spells trouble for Tony Stark! Determined to end the age of technology and return the world to a feudal state, the Mandarin and his new Avatars begin an all-out assault on Hong Kong! Will Force Works rise to the occasion? Can War Machine’s badly damaged armor withstand the brutal battle? And how can the captured Iron Man possibly overcome the Mandarin’s new cosmic power?
Young, idealistic heroes Marvel Boy, Firestar, Nova, Namorita, Speedball and the mysterious Night Thrasher join forces as the New Warriors – determined to make a difference and fight the kinds of crime other heroes won’t touch! But as the naive Warriors dig deeper into a world of grey areas and moral compromises, can they maintain their youthful ideals? And with foes like Terrax, the Juggernaut, Psionex, the Punisher, the Sphinx and more – along with a shocking threat from within – can they even stay alive? Guest-starring Thor, X-Force, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and more!
Superman battles an enemy of his own making in the horrible Hybrid—but what else does Lex Luthor have in store for The Man of Steel and the people of Metropolis? Get set to learn some of the secrets behind Luthor’s role in The New 52!
The battle against the Rot has left Buddy’s family in ruins, and now they must withstand another force trying to subvert him: his own celebrity!
This issue answers the question that’s been on everyone’s mind: Who is Batwing?
Nelson and Roxie are on the run from the Centipede and The Fixer! Their only hope of rescue lies in the hands of Open Window Man! But who is that masked avenger?
Komodo and The Outsiders have destroyed Green Arrow’s life, but how far will Ollie fall before he’s forced to take desperate measures?
Heavy metal rock band “Smooch” is scared silly when the ghost of Johnny B. Badd shows up and puts on a show-stopping performance! Can Mystery Inc. crack the case and bring back the music?
It’s Swamp Thing vs. Superman for the fate of Metropolis—and why are all of Swamp Thing’s worst nightmares coming true? Plus: Who is the mysterious Capucine?
The DC Pull of the Week! Here’s why:
We are faceless. We are limitless. We see all. And we do not forgive. Who defends the powerless against the GREEDY and the CORRUPT? Who protects the homeless and poverty-stricken from those who would PREY upon them in the DARK OF NIGHT? When those who are sworn to protect us abuse their power, when toxic government calls down super-human lackeys to force order upon the populace…finally, there is a force, a citizen’s army, to push order BACK. Let those who abuse the system know this as well: We have our OWN super humans now. They are not afraid of your badges or Leagues. And they will not be SILENCED. We are your neighbors. We are your co-workers. And we are your children.
And we are interested.
As Power Girl returns to her classic look, DeSaad wreaks havoc on her tech empire—and PG and Huntress find themselves hunted by the talented torturer from Apokolips.
The first collection of GRANT MORRISON’S epic run on ACTION COMICS, with art by RAGS MORALES, ANDY KUBERT and more! In these startling tales, the people of METROPOLIS turn on their new champion! Plus, the SUPERMAN of today and the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES must save the jeans-wearing Superman of five years ago!
Collecting more of Jack Kirby’s epic tales from the 1970s and 1980s starring The Sandman, The Justice League, Atlas and many more.
Part 1 of a brand new arc! “The Return of the Maharaja” takes us to the exotic Fables world of the Indu (from which our own world’s India is but a shadow). We kick off the high-adventure with one of the fairest and most badass women to grace these pages yet. Meet Nalayani from story and song. It starts when her humble village under attack, which sends her on a quest that will transform all of Fables forever.
Vertigo presents the concluding volume of the official graphic novel adaptation of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO! In Book 2, the mystery of Harriet Vanger’s disappearance deepens as crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the indomitable Lisbeth Salander join forces to crack the decades-old case. Together they uncover a twisted secret that may end up costing them their lives. Don’t miss the gripping conclusion to one of the most thrilling books of all time!
The skies over Vietnam rain liquid fire as Brian Curliss, AKA Jungle Jim continues his epic quest to find the rotting, undead remains of Sergeant Jim Asher. Jim’s search carries him across the border into war-torn Cambodia, where the struggling occupants of an isolated French mission hold their own against hunger, madness and the ravenous dead.
In the dripping shadows of the rainforest, human life hangs on a hair trigger and to save himself and those who need him, Jim will have to face more than the living dead and swarms of vengeful Viet Cong… because here there be tigers.
Tom Judge and Tilly Grimes are not the only ones that know the hidden truths of the universe. The Catholic Church knows dark realities kept secret from the world and they have agents to protect us from those secrets, whether we want them to… or not. RON MARZ and new artist MARCO TURINI re-introduce one of Top Cow’s most popular characters into the “Rebirth” universe!
The series’ EPIC conclusion! Song’s uncle, her sole remaining family, is killed while in government custody. Enraged, will Song seek vengeance for his death, or try to find inner peace so she can finally lead a normal life?
Karic and his cause have been betrayed, and the fragile alliance he forged crumbles before him. Faced with ever-increasing loss, the courageous mouse makes a daring decision! Meanwhile, his surviving family and friends in hiding at the capital city face an even greater betrayal by one of their own; and Karic’s mother Mornae comes face-to-face with the wrath of the mad king Icarus!
It all ends here as the awful truth behind a multi-million dollar conspiracy is revealed, with deadly consequences. If young Jake is to survive, what kind of man must he become? And is it worth the price?
Who Is In Control? The Man? Or the Monster? “Complex Messiah” is an epic new story arc, serving as a jumping on point for new readers, as well as the next phase in Spawn’s evolution. As the worldwide fervor around Jim Downing’s miraculous gifts continues to grow, the darkness that lives within him begins to threaten his newfound fame. Meanwhile, a small group of online friends gain insight into their understanding of the Hellspawn, slowly piecing together a dangerous new theory about the world’s newest “messiah.” And, somewhere in the shadows, an old enemy lurks.
Also featured: Detective Craig Rowand came to New York looking for clues. That journey brought him face-to-face with evil in the form of the demonic temptress, Hel. Haunted by the encounter, a good man’s steady spiral into madness begins here.
Joe Fitzgerald was a mob enforcer until the day he met Laura, who convinced him to leave that world behind. Before quitting, Joe agreed to one last job, little realizing that the man he’d been sent to kill was deeply involved in demonlogy. He survived Joe’s attempt and came after him, fatally wounding Joe and killing Laura. As he lay dying, an angelic force (who may or may not be what she appears) pointed out that where she is going, he can’t follow, and where he is going, he wouldn’t want her to follow. But if he will agree to work for them as a different kind of enforcer, they will bring him to life and keep on bringing him to life every time he is killed in a righteous cause. The reward: for those five minutes of death, he will be with Laura again. Would you endure an eternity of pain and death, dying over and over, to be with the woman you love for just five minutes each time you died? Most people might say no. But Joe Fitzgerald isn’t most people.
A walled utopia conceived by the elites of the former United States. A barbaric wilderness engulfed in the perpetual strife of tribal warfare. A crack soldier tasked with a clandestine mission to recover a lost comrade. Welcome to the American dark age of the 22nd Century. The first arc of Image’s dystopian espionage thriller is collected here! Already acclaimed by some of comics’ top creators and released just in time for readers to jump on board with issue 6!
Afghanistan. U.S. Marines face a never-ending onslaught of Taliban. But even hell can get worse. The dead are coming back to life in The Graveyard of Empires, and only together can both sides of the today’s conflict survive tomorrow’s undead assault. Writer MARK SABLE (Unthinkable, Two-Face Year One) reunites with his GROUNDED co-creator, PAUL AZACETA (Amazing Spider-Man) to tell this critically claimed, controversial tale of terror. Featuring an all-new story created by Paul Azaceta in his comics writing debut!
47 Ronin #4
After months of meticulous planning, Lord Asano’s retainers launch a daring midnight raid on the man who brought his ruin and death. The moment of reckoning arrives in this penultimate chapter of Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai’s authentic take on Japan’s greatest historical legend!
Following the Jackal’s faceoff with Faustus and an attack on the US infrastructure, the Victories face a plague of new evils threatening their city. Who is trying to destroy our nation? Can the Victories overcome their own spiritual demons to keep the team together and save the world?
Mister X: Eviction #1
Star Wars: Dark Times – Fire Carrier #4
Jedi Master K’Kruhk goes to war against the soldiers of a local militia in order to give the Padawans he’s vowed to protect a chance to escape. But the Padawans have encountered a new, unexpected danger in the forest. What’s worse is that the Empire has become suspicious of the militia’s activities and is bringing in troops to investigate. The Force is a powerful ally, but even a Jedi Master can’t fight a battle on three fronts!
Tragedy strikes a peaceful Moon Elf village-and at the heart is Tos’un and Sinnafain’s children: their half-drow daughter Doum’wielle and her brother Tos’un. And driving the tragedy is the bloodthirsty sentient sword Khazid’hea-a blade known for driving its wielders into savage madness!
The second story arc comes to a close as little Tommy Bailey and the Nova Viras continue their contributions to the war effort to devastating effect! See science and robot mayhem play out on a global scale! Don’t miss any of the action in this runaway hit series from John Layman and John McCrea!
Aliens have landed in the separatist town of Carbon Falls… and-worse-they’ve reanimated the town’s dead, too. As Hux Robertson and the rest deal with these crises, they also have to contend with a traitor within and the ATF, too!
Jack Davis is one of the founding fathers of EC Comics, he is a master of horror, humor, and nearly every other genre EC published. Aside from his work at EC, Davis is one of the most prolific and popular commercial artists of all time. His instantly recognizable style has graced covers of Time Magazine and TV Guide, as well as movie posters and stamps. Jack Davis’ EC Stories: Artist’s Edition will present not only a beautiful selection of some of Davis’ best and most memorable stories-such as FOUL PLAY-and an extensive cover gallery-and all at the same size as originally drawn!
Michael Wm. Kaluta has been creating beautiful imagery for more than 40 years. Highlights of his career include what many consider to be the definitive version of The Shadow, the still in-progress Starstruck, and a myriad of stunning covers illustrated for nearly every comics publisher-as well as being part of the legendary The Studio (along with Jeffery Catherine Jones, Barry Windsor-Smith, and Bernie Wrightson).
He is a warlord, a genius, and a squishy pink brain. He is General Krang. One of the most signature villains in TMNT history, Krang has an arsenal and wit unlike any other and his master plan sees the TMNTs come into direct confrontation with one of their mightiest enemies!
Transported through time to 2013, the original pulp heroine is tasked with hunting down cloaked Nazi secret agents in modern-day Washington. But as she suffers ever worsening mental flashes back to the 1940s and to a war-ravaged future, Miss Fury is forced to question her own sanity. Is any of this real? What are the giant triangular craft hovering over future Manhattan? And is the man she’s supposed to assassinate really a Nazi agent, or is this just murder?
A classic pulp from the 30′s returns in this modern take on a seminal character that inspired several well-known comic icons. Tony Quinn is a brash Defense Attorney to the mob who compromises his ethics for financial gain. When he refuses to cross the line and commit murder, he is tortured and blinded by his gangster employers. But when a fortuitous meeting with a covert agency gives him a chance to make amends, Tony transforms into the Black Bat and embarks on a redemptive quest to right the wrongs of his past.
Receiving aid from the most unexpected of places, Vampirella and Janus are back on the trail of the missing angel general as the mystery of what sent the divine military leader into hiding is revealed. Who are the mysterious children that Evanuel has sworn to protect, and what do they have to do with the eventual extinction of the angelic species? And, what terrible fate has befallen the customers of the Club Switzerland? All will be revealed in the thrilling, penultimate issue of the On the Side of Angels story line.
Hail to the Third Omnibus, Baby! Dynamite’s Army of Darkness saga, based on the cult hit movie, continues with this collection of issues #13-27. Volume Three promises more gory chainsaw action, more buckshot blasts to undead faces, more Deadite threats than ever before… and even more Chosen Ones! Featuring stories written by Mike Raicht (Dark Shadows) and Jim Kuhoric (Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash) with art by Scott Cohn, Mario Gully, Dave Simons, and Pablo Marcos, these tales of heroism gone horribly wrong are sure to amaze and delight.
WHAT DANGER LURKS IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE? Still recovering from the terrible cataclysm that rocked the planet, Doctor Zaius tries to maintain the fragile coalition of apes, chimps and orangutans, in an effort to ensure that the rebuilding of Ape City continues apace. But the cataclysm also shook something loose in the Forbidden Zone that could fracture Ape society as we know it…
Heroes are dying, and cops are dying twofold. Humanity is underpowered in the face of their onslaught, and people are suffering untold casualties trying to stem the flow. After barely surviving a super-powered bank heist gone horribly wrong, beat cop Leo Winters vowed to try and find a way to stop them. Following a lead, he discovered two lowlifes who seemed to be able to grant a person powers…for the right price. Thing is: you don’t get to choose which power. It’s seemingly random, a crap-shoot, a risk. Will Leo decide to take that risk? And why is it that even the heroes in this world eventually break…bad?
Dilton Doiley invented a machine that opened a wormhole between Riverdale and an alternate, mirror-verse with kids exactly like the Archie gang. Now Dilton and his new BFF Artie are trying to rebuild the Portal-Porter before the delicate balance between universes is disrupted by a kiss between star-crossed teens. Even the possibility of a Betty-Puck romance would set off a chain-reaction of cataclysmic events ending with not one, but two worlds imploding!
It’s Sonic versus Mega Man – Round One! The fight that every fan of both the Blue Blur and Blue Bomber has been waiting for is here at last, and it looks like Sonic’s got the hometeam advantage! Can Mega Man cope with the Blue Blur in a land of loops? Meanwhile, Dr. Wily is concerned his old rival might cause problems, which sets Dr. Eggman’s sites on Dr. Light! Don’t miss a moment of this historic crossover event as the heroic fights and evil friendships rage on! Continues in this month’s Mega Man #25!
Alan Moore’s visionary tale reveals the truth and horror behind the lavish trappings of Celestine’s fashion empire. As the world teeters on the verge of self-destruction, and Doll witnesses the final moments of her benefactor, a choice must be made. And Doll does the unthinkable by proclaiming who the phoenix of Celestine’s empire will be… The end is near and the choices made will either spell the salvation of it or usher in its utter ruin.
The jungle adventure continues as Mowglii and Tobaqui find out that they are not alone in the caves under Kipling Island while Baloo and his group continue to search the jungle high and low for their missing friends. Meanwhile, the conflict between Dewan and Bomani escalates to a deadlier new level.
For hundreds of years the Shadowmen have guarded our world from the horrors of the nightmare realm known as the Deadside and opposed the mysterious sorcerer known only as Master Darque. Should Darque make his way to Earth, all life as we know it could cease to exist. But who is Master Darque? Where did he come from? And does current Shadowman Jack Boniface have any hope of defeating this seemingly unstoppable force? Don’t miss this special standalone issue and discover why this is the series IGN calls “all kinds of great” right here in Shadowman #0!
One Dollar Debut
On May 1st, jump into all of Valiant’s ongoing series for only a dollar apiece! Just in time for Valiant’s one-year anniversary and Free Comic Book Day 2013, Valiant is proud to announce a new line of reprints, re-presenting the sold-out first issue debuts of the series that launched the all-new Valiant Universe.
That does it for this week’s Comic Pull List! Enjoy New Comic Wednesday and support your LCS! Let us know what’s on your personal pull list in the comment section below!
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