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This Week's Essential Comics: 04/24/13

BRACE YOUR WALLETS! NEW COMIC BOOK DAY IS COMING!

New comic book day: an event our eyes cherish yet our bank accounts fear, so let it never be said that collecting comics is a cheap hobby. Every week, we pay more than we can likely afford to follow our favorite stories and characters, and selecting issues from such a large selection isn't easy by any measure. Just take a gaze at all of the new issues hitting stands this Wednesday and you'll understand. Because of this, we've got a few recommendations to help you out. While they won't be for everyone, we're looking forward to each of these a good deal. As usual, quite a few made the honorable mentions list, too.

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #10

Writer Grant Morrison continues to wrap up his time with The Dark Knight, and this latest chapter sees the return of Michael Lane and introduces a new twist for Batman. As if trying to avenge the death of his son wasn't enough, he's now got all of Gotham City attempting to bring him down.

Get a look at the first few pages below.

DEADPOOL #8

Co-writers Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn proved they can bring the laughs and crazy action with the dead Presidents tale, but now it's time for some character development. With last issue's twist, you can bet we're going to see a whole lot of personality coming out in this brand new story. Yeah, there's sure to be plenty of one-liners and action, but diving into Wade's head is certain to bring some needed layers to the title.

Yes, it's sad to see Tony Moore go, but as you can tell in the preview below, Mike Hawthorne is a more than capable replacement.

EAST OF WEST #2

I'd praise how awesome last issue's ending is, but I'll be kind and avoid spoilers just in case some of you are late to the party. Let's just say the apocalypse is on the way and, with the nations of America shattered, they'll do everything possible to survive the crazy onslaught. In true Jonathan Hickman form, this is clearly just the beginning of something huge and don't be ashamed if it takes you a bit to wrap your noggin around the whole thing. Throw in Nick Dragotta's art and this is a series you've simply gotta check out. Do yourself a favor and jump onboard before it's too late and you get hit with unavoidable spoilers.

There's no preview for the 2nd issue, so here's Tony's review for issue #1.

FIVE WEAPONS #3

I will not stop annoying you until you give this book an honest shot. Jimmie Robinson's limited-series with Image is refreshing, lively and smart. Words cannot properly express how much joy I get reading this book and diving into the beautiful and sharp universe. The next issue will once again look into club rivalries, but an outside factor will also come into the mix, potentially ruining everything for our main character.

A preview hasn't been released, but here's my review of the last issue.

TMNT #21

The Turtles are back on Earth and prepared for an all-new adventure. Who better to illustrate their return to Earth than Kevin Eastman? You're probably going to get a heavy dose of nostalgia as the classic illustrator takes over art duties for the whole issue. It should go without saying this is an issue every Turtle fan needs to buy, but I'll say it anyway: PURCHASE THIS ISSUE, TURTLE FANS.

Apologies, but there's no preview for this one. Although, if you're a TMNT fan, do you honestlyneed a preview to sell you on it?

SPOTLIGHT: JUPITER'S LEGACY #1

Mark Millar (THE ULTIMATES, KICK-ASS) teams-up with Frank Quitely (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, NEW X-MEN) to create a brand new series that image is dubbing as "the comic-book event of 2013" and "unmissable." The golden age of heroes have come and gone, and now this new tale will focus on the apparently not-so great children of these former powerhouses. Let's be honest, it's virtually impossible not to pay attention to this one with the creative team involved and such bold statements attached to the project.

Visit CBR for the rest of the preview.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  • AVENGERS #10
  • CLONE #6
  • GAMBIT #11
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALXY #2
  • INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #4
  • INVINCIBLE #102
  • JUDGE DREDD: YEAR ONE #2
  • NEW AVENGERS #5
  • SCARLET SPIDER #16
  • TALON #7
  • UNCANNY AVENGERS #7

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Posted by dondave

DC

BATMAN INCORPORATED #10

BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #19

FLASH #19

FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MAN #19

I VAMPIRE #19

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #19

KATANA #3

RED LANTERNS #19

SAVAGE HAWKMAN #19

SUPERMAN #19

TALON #7

TEEN TITANS #19

MARVEL

A PLUS X #7

AVENGERS #10

DEADPOOL #8

DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #4

FF #6 NOW

GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #2

MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE #4

NEW AVENGERS #5

SCARLET SPIDER #16

ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #22

UNCANNY AVENGERS #7

UNCANNY X-MEN #5

WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #28

YOUNG AVENGERS #4

IMAGE

FIVE WEAPONS #3

INVINCIBLE #102

JUPITERS LEGACY #1

Posted by dscythe

no love for witch doctor?

Edited by Trevel8182

My Pull List.

Deadpool

Scarlet Spider

Guardians of the Earth

Injustice: Gods Among Us

Batman Incorporated

Future Foundation

Posted by Fenderxx

A lot of great books this week, but ya ... really excited for Deadpool !

Posted by reaperOnyx

Excited for the new deadpool comic

Edited by knightofthechronicle

Batman Inc. looks awesome as always. As long as Azrael isn't going to be like he was before in his old series, I think I'm going to like the character more in the New 52

Posted by HollowPrince65
  1. Talon #7
  2. Scarlet Spider #16
  3. UCSM #22 (? I can't remember the number >.<)
Posted by bob808

TALON #7

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #19

FLASH #19

TEEN TITANS #19

BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #6

MASKS #6

JUPITER'S LEGACY #1

Posted by odysseyuwrf

Seriously, there is never any love for Ultimate Spider-man. Also, this is the final issue of I, Vampire. You know, the much-loved-book-couldn't-believe-they-were-canceling-it, book. I am almost always disappointed with this list.

Posted by spinningbirdcake

Avengers #10

East of West #2

Fantastic Four #7

FF #6

Guardians of the Galaxy #2

Journey Into Mystery #651

Justice League Dark #19

New Avengers #5

Jupiter's Legacy #1

Posted by kriminal

injustice 4

superman 19

tmnt 21

uncanny x-men 5

Posted by Xwraith

Wasn't Boom Studios' Regular Show comic supposed to come out this week?

Edited by vPuik

New Avengers

Guardians,of the Galaxy

Fantastic Four

Judge Dredd Year One

East of West

I might also try Jupiter's Legacy

Posted by ScumDestroy

DC Comics:

batman inc 10

red lanterns 19

batman dark knight 19

Image:

invincible 102

morning glories 26

jupiter's legacy

Marvel:

A+X 7

Avengers 10

Avengers Arena 8

Deadpool 8

Guardians Galaxy 2

Morbius 4

New Avengers 5

Scarlet Spider 16

Uncanny Avengers 7

Uncanny Xmen 5

Wolv and Xmen 28

Young Avengers 4

Edited by judasnixon

This is going to be a great week for comics.......... HOLY %#!% I'M PICKING UP 16 BOOKS!?! I don't know how I will pay my rent!

Edited by cc1738

None of my comics come out this week. :(

Posted by lifeboy

Katana for me. And injustice because WW wears pants iin it. She would be wearing pants in her regular title but you losers went into an uproar and made dc back down! I hate you all!

Posted by Archfiend20xx

Pretty big week. But really quality week:

Amala's Blade #1

East of West #2

Five Weapons #3

Guardians of the Galaxy #2

Helheim #2

Judge Dredd: Year One #2

Jupiter's Legacy #1

Katana #3

Lost Vegas #2

Uncanny X-Men #5

Rogues #1 is not on my pull list, but I might grab it if my shop has a copy.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

i only need Superman 19, but i might buy Jupiters Legacy

Edited by bladewolf

Going to get Batman: TDK 19, All-Star Western 19, The Flash 19, and Jupiter's Legacy 1. Might get the new TMNT book if I'm feeling adventurous.

Edited by Raw_Material

Aquaman. TMNT. Avengers. Deadpool.

Posted by CombatSpoon86

Hickman Bonanza this week for me with East of West, Manhattan Projects, Avengers and New Avengers. Also following is Batman Inc and FF.

Posted by Smurfboy

GAMBIT #11!!!!! Can. Not. Wait!

Posted by DonFelipe

The Massive #11, Five Weapons #3, the final issues of The High Ways #4 plus End Times Of Bram And Ben #4, and most importantly East of West #2! On top of that another Dark Horse Presents anthology. What a great week ahead!

I may give Jupiter Legacy a try just because it's an Image comic but I have a feeling it won't be pleasing me at all. The preview isn't very exciting and I don't like the art style either.

Posted by Cavemold

East of west

Batman inc 10

Edited by RedX9

East of West

Aquaman

Avengers

New Avengers

Uncanny X-men

Justice League of America

Jupiter's Legacy

Posted by ULTRAstarkiller

So Batman is gonna put on the Suit of Sorrows and fight Heretic...........awesome.

Edited by blur1528

All-Star Western!!!

Posted by longbowhunter

Big week for me but I'm most excited for Witch Doctor: Malpractice #6.

Edited by Grey56

Great representation of how diverse the comic market has become. Great choices all the way across.

Edited by fkk1984

MARVEL is disappointing.

They always start new series with cool artist, then shift to mediocre ones…

  • Uncanny Avengers: Cassady to Acuña
  • Avengers: Opeña to Weaver
  • All-New X-men: Immonen to Marquez
  • Deadpool: Moore to Hawthorne
  • Superior Spiderman: Ramos is OK, but Stegman lasted onlty three issues! (As he did in Scarlet Spider)
  • Etc.

They just hire good artists for three or four issues, then crap. They don´t care about readers. DC is doing a better job keeping artist for, at least, one year.

I remember good times, when artists got their work for two or three years… is this Disney´s fault? Please be a little more generous with your artists BUDGET.

Does any one agree with me, or am I crazy?!

Edited by nappystr8

I was very worried when I learned that Tony Moore was off of Deadpool for the second arc, since Tony Moore's work was the main reason I got back on board Deadpool after dropping off the previous series. But judging by the preview, Hawthorne seems to be a pretty great replacement.

Jupiter's Legacy looks great as well, I had forgotten all about it until last week when Brian K. Vaughn mentioned that it was coming soon in the Saga letters column. Millar is and will always be on a very short list of my favorite writers, but I must admit I hope this is less indulgent than some of his other works.

A I'm going to surprise myself by saying that I think I'm more excited for the release of Avengers #10, than for New Avengers #5. I've been forcing myself to buy Avengers in hopes that it would eventually get good, and I think it actually might have in issue 9.

Last week, the only thing on my pull list was Wonder Woman, this week is quite oppositely packed with books to buy!

Posted by jwalser3
  • Talon
  • Katana
  • Judge Dredd: Year One
  • Justice League Dark
Edited by MadeinBangladesh

ALL STAR WESTERN

JLA #2

Uncanny XMEn

Wolverine and the XMEn

CLONE

Dropped EAST of WEst. Didn't like the first issue much.

Posted by Hawkguy

The Hickman this week... And Invincible. This wednesday is going to be glorious.

Posted by JamesKM716

I'm thinking of shifting from normal superhero comics to Image/Indie comics that are actual stories with a beginning, middle and end. I want full stories, not just arcs. It's bothering me.

I want: East of West 2, and Jupiter's Legacy

Any other amazing Indie comics coming out that I should get?

(Other than Walking Dead and SAGA)

Edited by Mrfuzzynutz

Yeah, we laugh about it "Brace your Wallets", but damn this hobby/obsession of mine is getting damn expensive.

Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

Really looking forward to getting Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Posted by Reignmaker

Deadpool

FF (how did FF not get any mention?!)

All-Star Western

The Flash

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

My holds for this week are Justice League of America #3, Red Lanterns #19, Superman #19, and Teen Titans #19. Fourteen dollar total.

Edited by MuyJingo

@k4tzm4n Do you pick these, or do all the comic vine staff chime in?

Edited by JakeN7

DC

  • Batman Incorporated #10
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us #4
  • Talon #7

Marvel

  • Avengers #10
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #2
  • Uncanny Avengers #7
  • Uncanny X-Men #5

Image

  • Jupiter's Legacy #1 (Mark Millar and Frank Quietly!? Seriously!? It's like a creative team from the heavens!)

Maybe

  • Teen Titans #19 (I really want to know what's going on with Tim Drake because he's one of my favorite characters...but the book itself is just SOOO bad! *ugh*)
Online
Edited by manwithoutshame

Batman Inc. #10

Justice League Dark #19

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #21

East of West #2

Manhattan Projects #11

Avengers Arena #8

Fury Max #11

Posted by AWeekInGeekdom

DC:

Aquaman

Batman Inc

Talon

Teen Titans

Marvel:

Guardians of the Galaxy

FF

F4

Ultimate Spider-Man

Scarlet Spider

Edited by Mezmero

This week is just going to be Deadpool, New Avengers, FF, and All Star Western.

Edited by RedQueen

Yay Game of Thrones reference :D I'm pretty much getting everything on this list- minus a few of the honourable mentions. Looking forward to picking up Jupiter's Legacy - should be a good read.

Edited by knighthood

Big Week

Avengers Arena #8 2.99

FF #6 2.99

Young Avengers #4 2.99

Avengers #10 3.99

GotGalaxy #2 3.99

New Avengers #5 3.99

Uncanny Avengers #7 3.99

Uncanny X-Men #5 3.99

WatX-Men #28 3.99

Jupiters Legacy #1 2.99

Nowhere Men #5 2.99

East of West #2 3.50

Edited by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

Marvel; A+X, Avengers, Deadpool, GoTG, New Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, Uncanny Xmen, Scarlet Spidey, Fury Max, Wolvie and the Xmen. DC; Batman Inc., Talon, Flash, JLA, Aquaman, Red Lanterns, Batman The Dark Knight. Image; East of West, Manhatten Projects, Invincible, Jupiters Legacy and from IDW Judge Dredd Y.O.

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