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Best New Comic Book Battles: 03/15/13

This week we feature action scenes from THE WALKING DEAD, INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, and BLOODSHOT.

Hey there, comic fans, and welcome back to 'Best Battles in New Comics.' Every Friday I'll highlight my favorite action scenes, of course providing plenty of scans for your eyes to enjoy as well. I won't provide all of the images, though. After all, I don't want to spoil all of the fun for ya, especially if you haven't picked up the comic yet.

"Why isn't *insert fight here* listed?" Well, it's because I don't read every new comic out there. However, I did create this thread quite some time ago for that very reason. You see, if there's a battle that you adore on new comic book day, it's basically your duty to suggest it in that thread.

Now, let's dive into the fun. Grab some popcorn (unless you're on a diet, and if you are, keep up the good work!) and enjoy the following fight scenes from THE WALKING DEAD, INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US and BLOODSHOT.

Michonne & Carl vs. Zombies (THE WALKING DEAD #108)

It's Michonne and Carl taking on zombies. Do I really need to elaborate on why I selected this encounter? It's rather obvious, isn't it? Michonne + sword + zombies = always a good time. Toss in someone with a gun -- someone being Carl in this case -- and even more fun is had.

Slice and dice, spud.

By this point, Michonne knows stabbing and slashing anywhere expect for the head is basically a waste of energy for her. So, we're treated to two smooth and gruesome decapitations. Carl won't let her outshine him, though, and the little Mr. Grimes gets two brutal headshots with his pistol.

Honestly, who can get tired of slaying zombies?

Being a kid in this universe ain't easy. Being a kid with only one eye in this universe is much worse, though. Despite his bravery, the poor kid technically has a blind spot now, and sadly for him, that proves to be his downfall. Luckily for the wee won, Michonne and her blade aren't far away.

You've got red on you (I love you if you get the reference).

I don't know about you, but I seriously hope we see Shiva maul some zombies. How can Robert Kirkman give us a pet tiger and not have it viciously tear apart some walkers?

Wonder Woman / Superman vs. an army / Ares (INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #9)

It's no secret I adore Tom Taylor's digital comic, but this week was especially awesome. Not only did it have an absurdly fun fight with Wonder Woman, it also had top notch artwork by David Yardin. Give your eyes a treat and check out Wonder Woman flying through a tank head first. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure "headbutt of doom" won't be a special move for her in the video game.

And the winner for "Best Headbutt Ever" goes to...

Prior to that, she was chopping apart fighter jets. Yes, I'm purposely leaving some big moments out to motivate you to go buy the digital issue. Anyway, Taylor has given Diana quite the physical upgrade because she's soon plowing through bullets like they're nothing. They just casually bounce off her face and the rest of her body. The soldiers naturally realize they're screwed (as if headbutting a tank wasn't enough, right?) and bolt. But she's not safe by any means. Ares has been observing, and all of this chaos has made him powerful. Too powerful for even Wonder Woman, in fact.

You know you're done for when a hero folds their arms like that.

Fortunately for Diana, Superman rocks Ares with a vicious punch to the face. This grants her a moment to follow-up with her sword and she does not show even a moment of hesitation. With no remorse, she swiftly removes the God's hand and then impales him into the ground.

Fatality!

Would you want to see Ares as a playable character in the game?

Bloodshot vs. Gamma (BLOODSHOT #9)

Gamma's crazy powerful, but Bloodshot is nothing if not persistent. In spite of her snapping his wrist, he's still going to give her all he's got. Tragically, it still doesn't mean much and she flat-out wrecks him. I love you, Bloodshot, but sometimes seeing you suffer is just so darn fun.

I'm starting a Kickstarter to give Bloodshot some health insurance. The dude needs it.

The nanites give our hero a wealthy amount of powers, and BLOODSHOT #9 shows off a new one. He doesn't have enough protein in his system to repair all of the damage done to his body, so he instead shifts his mass. One arm goes skinny as a stick and the other turns into a classic Arnold Schwarzenegger arm. He gets it hit in, but still, he's hopelessly outclassed here.

Well, at least you knocked off her glasses. A for effort, buddy.

Gamma feeds off the children's fear, but upon seeing Bloodshot's actually there to save them, they stand up to the big ol' lady. The last thing I'd wish upon anyone is a bunch of pissed off Harbingers, and that's exactly what Gamma's about to face.

If only she had those glasses...

Who else is stoked for 'Harbinger Wars?'

Honorable Mentions

Which is your fave from the above? Sound off below with your top 3, too!

Gregg Katzman is a freelance writer for Comic Vine and IGN Entertainment. This is the part where he shamelessly plugs his Twitter page in hopes of getting a new follower or two.

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Posted by dtschemmel

Injustice! :D

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Yeah Diana headbutting a tank is pretty epic...win!

Posted by Bluefox170

Deathstroke vs Tomo was great. Fighting vertically on the side of a skyscraper.

Posted by sanityisoverrated

Nice Shaun of the Dead reference...

Posted by Ellie_Knightfall

You are REALLY into Injustice, huh?

Posted by DonFelipe

@sanityisoverrated said:

Nice Shaun of the Dead reference...

Indeed!

... and thanks for reminding me to watch the movie, again.

Posted by ccraft

Injustice comic is awesome! Also u forgot to add Batman vs light pole from B&R 18

Posted by Alchemax_7

Haha, Shaun of the Dead :)

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

Ares would be an interesting addition, but I'd rather have another character honestly.

Posted by ravisher

think i gotta start reading bloodshot

Posted by ptigrusmagus

Avengers Arena! A good throw down there that was coming to the surface for 2 issues.

Posted by rico_3088

I always wondered why someone that can trade punches with supes is blocking bullets with her bracelets. it never made sense. maybe she just likes to show off

Posted by batman_begins

Had to look at deviantart for David Yardin. That it one impressive and beautiful looking Diana!

Posted by Zeeguy91

What about the Demon Knights vs. a horde of vampires??

Edited by SNascimento

Last issue of Injustice was the best one yet, and the battle which pretty much was the whole issue was amazing, the writing, the art, everything. Anyway, Diana does have headbutt attacks in Injustice!

Also, the headbutt wouldn't be as great without Ares: "Did you just headbutt a tank?", "You left Themyscira as an embassador for peace and now you headbutt tanks?"... oh God of Ponies, I hope you are playable.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@Alchemax_7 said:

Haha, Shaun of the Dead :)

@DonFelipe said:

@sanityisoverrated said:

Nice Shaun of the Dead reference...

Indeed!

... and thanks for reminding me to watch the movie, again.

@sanityisoverrated said:

Nice Shaun of the Dead reference...

I love you all.

@Zeeguy91 said:

What about the Demon Knights vs. a horde of vampires??

"Why isn't *insert fight here* listed?" Well, it's because I don't read every new comic out there. However, I did create this thread quite some time ago for that very reason. You see, if there's a battle that you adore on new comic book day, it's basically your duty to suggest it in that thread.
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Posted by ceruleanlantern

I wonder if there's anyone who didn't get a little choked up reading B+R18. and if there is, are you a robot?

as for me I was wiping away tears by the end

Posted by Onemoreposter

@k4tzm4n: Let's not lie to ourselves. Partick Gleason's final page owned everybody this week. None of the those other combatants would have a chance.

Posted by sho3s22
Posted by Vortex13

The line from the kid talking about the woman having an itch and for her to go ahead and scratch it was very remonstrant of Firestarter when the father say's "you're blind" to the soldier and the guy suddenly can't see. I always thought that was bad ass.

Posted by Mowgli22

Walking Dead was nice this week.

Posted by RedQueen

Overall, a really great week in terms of battles, and a really great article. Love reading these :)

Posted by nerdork

I love everything Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. To a movie dork, like myself, i always appreciate your references.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@RedQueen: @nerdork:

Thanks!

@Onemoreposter said:

@k4tzm4n: Let's not lie to ourselves. Partick Gleason's final page owned everybody this week. None of the those other combatants would have a chance.

Hey now, I never said it's a fair fight ;)

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Posted by FlyingGrayson22

Patrick Gleason's Final Page vs. Our Emotions for the win this week.

Posted by kid Apollo

love CARL GRIMES, hands down my favorite character in all of the Walking Dead, liked Abraham and Michonne too but Carl is something else

Posted by bsavelli

Batman punching teenage girl on the face consequently breaking her nose was cool too (ok, maybe not)

Posted by hazmat103

Batman & Robin #18: first time I've ever rolled tears due to a comic. But loving the Injustice art so far.

Posted by Hanson724

Bloodshot and Gamma!!

Posted by Reignmaker

Didn't realize that the art on Injustice was that good.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@hazmat103 said:

Batman & Robin #18: first time I've ever rolled tears due to a comic. But loving the Injustice art so far.

A sea of manly tears were shed on Wednesday.

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Posted by TheLog

1. Patrick Gleason's final page

2. Patrick Gleason's final page

3. Patrick Gleason's final page

Edited by k4tzm4n
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Posted by Dreadmaster
Posted by Cavemold

Love bloodshot fight with GAMMA

Posted by powerhouse1122

Aweesoomeee! Thumbs up dude!

Posted by k4tzm4n

@powerhouse1122 said:

Aweesoomeee! Thumbs up dude!

Thank you! You get a thumbs up for reading it!

@dreadmaster said:

:D

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Posted by Queso6p4

Nice picks!

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

deathstoke vs tomo was my favorite