BRACE YOUR WALLETS, NEW COMIC BOOK DAY IS COMING! Most of us don't have the cash to buy every single new issue that catches our eyes, so that can make narrowing down your pull list pretty darn tough come Wednesday. That said, we think we're going to love the following issues and hopefully they'll live up to our praise.
ACTION COMICS #19
I'm sure this one comes as a double-edged sword for most of you. It's a brand new start for the Man of Steel and writer Andy Diggle is kicking off the story. That's exciting stuff, but at the same rate, many are sad to see Grant Morrison go, and even worse, Diggle has announced he's leaving after this issue! Hopefully it's a great start and Tony S. Daniel will pick up with #20.
Get a look at the first five pages below.
AGE OF ULTRON #4
Last issue's twist is exactly what this event from writer Brian Michael Bendis needed -- and if you claim you saw it coming, you're a terrible liar or a time traveler. Despite drawing strong connections to Apocalypse's bleak future, the event is still a nice change of pace from the usual events Marvel has thrown our way over the past few years and that's certainly something we welcome with open arms. Now if they could just give our wallets a nice change of pace, too (so many $3.99 titles!).
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ANIMAL MAN #19
In a publisher heavily populated by Batman and Superman family titles (oh shush, I of course love DC), it's nice to have some brilliant titles which have little to nothing to do with the universe's A-listers. Picking up after the events of Rot World, Jeff Lemire's latest chapter is the start of a whole new story as Buddy Baker deals with the devastating loss of his son.
Check out UPROXX for the rest of the preview.
HARBINGER WARS #1
What's better than Valiant's BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER? Throwing the chaos of both their titles into one book, of course! Joshua Dysart and Duane Swierczynski are joining forces to produce the publisher's first crossover event and I am absolutely thrilled for it. With art by Clayton Henry, the biggest players in these respective worlds are about to face off and we're sure to see a lot of dark secrets come to light. Prepare for madness.
CBR has the rest of the preview.
THANOS RISING #1
With Thanos getting a popularity bump in The Avengers and clearly set to appear in Marvel Studios' future films, it's no surprise the House of Ideas is going to bring him front and center in the panels. Illustrated by Simone Bianchi and written by Jason Aaron (if you're not reading THOR: GOD OF THUNDER, rectify that mistake at once), this comic promises to dive into the villain's earlier years and shine a whole new spotlight on his origin. This seems like mandatory reading for anyone remotely interested in the character or fans of the movies -- and honestly, who isn't?
- ABE SAPIEN DARK & TERRIBLE #1
- ALL-NEW X-MEN #10
- DEADPOOL #7
- DETECTIVE COMICS #19
- GREEN ARROW #19
- GREEN LANTERN #19
- SHADOWMAN #6
- SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #7
- VENOM #33