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This Week's Essential Comics: 04/03/13

Not 100% sure what to buy this week? We have a few recommendations!

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!).

Sorry, but there's no preview.

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?

Honorable Mentions

  • 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

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Posted by Cavemold

Batwing

Shadowman

Green arrow for me.

Id thought batwing might make it in the HM

Harbinger wars

Posted by dcfox

Is Thanos Rising an ongoing or a mini-series?

Posted by TeamUnitedNerds

Can't wait for that new Animal Man

Posted by Ghidoran

Looking forward to the new Batwing.

Posted by darkwingdan

Green Arrow and 'Tec for me.

Posted by DarthStorm

Thanos Rising

Indestructible Hulk

All New X-men

Deadpool

Earth 2

Age of Ultron

Edited by SwampPing

Animal man ,earth 2 and maybe deadpool for me.

Posted by doordoor123

Ugh I need to catch up on my Valiant. I got pretty deep into all of the books, but then just forgot to pick them all up. I'm not really sure what the release dates are for the books and I don't really care to look.

I probably won't get caught up until I'm in the mood. With trades. By the way, are there trades out for the Valiant books yet?

Sad that I won't be reading Harbinger Wars with everyone though.

Posted by RedX9

All New X-men

Green Arrow

Action Comics

Swamp Thing

Animal Man

Edited by Hanson724

Harbinger Wars

Venom

Shadowman

Green Lantern

Masks

and Action Comics

Posted by SmashBrawler
  • Action Comics
  • Animal Man
  • Detective Comics
  • Dial H
  • Earth 2
  • Green Arrow
  • Green Lantern
  • Superior Spider-Man
  • Swamp Thing

And hell yes! Harbinger Wars is here!

Posted by bob808

Phantom Stranger

Earth-2

Detective Comics

Masks

Posted by Xwraith

Just Green Arrow for me this week.

Edited by kilomac29

Really looking forward to Deadpool #7. Really want to check out Action Comics, but not sure its worth the effort.

Posted by CitizenJP

Animal Maaan!

Posted by Cavemold

Mini

Posted by Smurfboy

@dcfox said:

Is Thanos Rising an ongoing or a mini-series?

Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. It would be definitely cool if it's ongoing series.

Posted by ManOLegend101

Deadpool and Thanos

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

ANIMAL MAN!!!!!!!!!

Age of Ultron

Green Arrow

Venom

SwampThing

All New XMEN

Edited by sparty-dbq

Age of Ultron #4

All New X-Men #10

Deadpool #7

Venom #33

Winter Soldier #17

Posted by iaconpoint

I'll pick up 'Tec until Harper Row becomes Robin.

Edited by iWat

Deadpool. YEAH BUDDY!
Should i drop Age of Ultron? LOL

Posted by millennium
Posted by Smurfboy

@dcfox: @smurfboy: its a mini and i think its going for 6 issues

Thanks. According to Comiclist.com, it appears that it'll be going for 5 issues. So I assumed it'll be mini-series. I'm hoping that if it sells so well, Jason A. might will return and give another shot (possibly ongoing series). I suppose only time will tell.

Posted by The_Tree

Harbinger Wars and Green Arrow this week.

I. AM. PUMPED.

Edited by Queso6p4

Ugh I need to catch up on my Valiant. I got pretty deep into all of the books, but then just forgot to pick them all up. I'm not really sure what the release dates are for the books and I don't really care to look.

I probably won't get caught up until I'm in the mood. With trades. By the way, are there trades out for the Valiant books yet?

Sad that I won't be reading Harbinger Wars with everyone though.

I was gonna say just have the lcs hold all your stuff. I've had to go back and grab a month's worth of stuff, and it's never pretty, but you mentioned getting trades.

I'm two weeks behind so I'm not sure what I should get yet...

Posted by lifeboy

Tony danials superman looks bad a $$!

Edited by haydenclaireheroes

From the list I am getting Action Comics, Age of Ultron, All New X-men, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, and Superior Spider-man

Posted by Cavemold

Agreed!

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Action Comics

Earth 2

Smallville

Posted by SavageDragon

@cavemold:Its Harbinger Wars time my friend.

Im also getting Earth 2

Savage Dragon

All New X-men

and will read AOU in store.

Posted by TheAcidSkull

HULK

Deadpool

Online
Edited by iridechocobos

I have a bunch that I'll be reading in store..

But, I'm picking up Bedlam.

I guess I'm one of the few who reads Bedlam. o:

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

I have a bunch that I'll be reading in store..

But, I'm picking up Bedlam.

I guess I'm one of the few who reads Bedlam. o:

I love Bedlam oh so very much.

Posted by The Mighty Monarch

It's especially annoying that all of Marvel's $3.99 titles aren't any longer than their $2.99 titles. At least DC gives us extra content for that extra dollar.

Posted by Dud317

Why is Action on here? Poor Tony has been set up to fail. He's telling someone else's story, that hasn't been completed. If Tonys going to tell a story, at least let him tell his own and throw this on the cutting room floor. It's sad that DC would endorse a story that was never fully realized. This issue is at the top of my cancellations this week.

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@dud317 said:

Why is Action on here? Poor Tony has been set up to fail. He's telling someone else's story, that hasn't been completed. If Tonys going to tell a story, at least let him tell his own and throw this on the cutting room floor. It's sad that DC would endorse a story that was never fully realized. This issue is at the top of my cancellations this week.

I have wondered since the announcement that Andy Diggle was leaving Action Comics if the reason was because he said in a recent interview that he created an all new villian because Superman had an "uninspiring rouges gallery". I frankly don't know what he meant by that and (as much as I loved The Losers) if he didn't respect the source material, he was the wrong guy to write Action anyway.
Posted by Unkillable_Deadpool1

This week for me,

Venom- my god i LOVED last issue

All new xmen- can't wait to see if they fight the old cyclops

Superior Spiderman- just curious

age of ultron- love it

Posted by WWAJfan

Posted by bunkerbuster05

Considering Thanos is my favorite villain, and I love basically anything Aaron touches, Thanos Rising is a must buy. I'm so stoked.

Posted by Scout36

Can't wait for Superman Unchained and Batman/Superman!

Posted by Mucklefluga

Just Green Lantern for me

I like how Marvel have included the Iron Man ad, it's so much better than a big banner across the top of the comic.

Posted by Porcupeth

Getting Detective comics 19 and All new x men 10

Edited by SupremeHyperion

Thanos is a mini. should be a great look into the characters origin

Posted by AWeekInGeekdom

Earth 2

World's Finest

Superior Spidey

and maybe Thanos Rising :)

Edited by The Stegman

Detective Comics

Green Arrow

Green Lantern

Earth 2

Animal Man

Swamp Thing

and I'll give Action Comics a try now that Morrison is gone.

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Edited by kriminal
  • action comics 19
  • green lantern 19
  • age of ultron 4
  • all new x men 19
  • deadpool 7
  • superior spiderman
  • indestructable hulk 6
  • winter soldier 17
Edited by impossibilly

I'm definitely picking up Age of Ultron 4 and Thanos Rising 1.

The other comics on my list for this week are:

  • Earth 2 11
  • Green Arrow 19
  • Green Lantern 19
  • Superior Spider-Man 7

Wow, big week! I don't usually buy this many comics in one week.

Posted by Omega-Man

Action comics looks awesome. Defo getting that.

Earth 2 is already on my pull list anyway as well as Detective comics. I do prefer Detective comics over batman comics to be honest.

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