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This Week's Essential Comics: 07/15/13

These are the comics you're looking for.

It's time to get stoked over this week's new comics! We've reviewed the full list of new releases and there's definitely something for everyone this Wednesday. From big events to lighthearted fun, this is looking like it'll be another rather awesome Wednesday. Once you're done reviewing what we're excited for, be sure to chime in with your own essentials!

Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero's picks

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6

This could almost be left blank. It should all speak for itself.

If you read last week's JUSTICE LEAGUE #22, you know Trinity War has kicked off with an explosive beginning. All the players have pretty much arrived and we saw the set up for the gigantic clash between some of DC's powerhouses.

Of course there was also a kind of big shocking event that happened during the battle. If you've read the solicit for this issue, it looks like we'll be seeing some immediate fallout as "one hero is arrested and another goes rogue." For those that were upset over the events, it also sounds like there will be some clarification over what happened and how.

If all that was not enough, how about the fact that Geoff Johns is reuniting with Doug Mahnke. That says it all.

FF #9

I've likely expressed my love and joy over Matt Fraction and Mike Allred's FF. I've said it many times, this is a hilarious and entertaining comic that has some serious dark elements underneath the surface.

As for this issue, how dark might things get? Well, check out the solicit:

* What happens? POOL PARTY.

* Who do they fight? POOL PARTY.

* What do we get? POOL PARTY.

Who doesn't want to read an issue featuring a pool party? It's a safe bet there will be more to the issue than just a pool party. But even if there wasn't, done in Fraction and Allred's style, it's guaranteed to be a great time.

THE X-FILES SEASON 10 #2

I was a huge X-Files fan. The show was different from the other stuff on the air. I've even recently started re-watching the series. Last month's first issue by Joe Harris and Michael Walsh brought us back into the life of Mulder and Scully. As a consequence of their years poking around in government secrets, they've been forced to live a discrete and quiet life.

Unfortunately, the peace and calm they've known has been shattered after getting visited by an old friend who informed them they all had a big target on their backs.

We had a pretty big cliffhanger and this issue is shaping up to be exactly what fans of the show would want. We may not be able to get new episodes but this is the next best thing.

CBR has the rest of the preview.

Honorable Mentions: Gail Simone's RED SONJA #1, 100 BULLETS BROTHER LONO #2, NOVA #6, UNCANNY X-FORCE #8

Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring's picks

WHAT IF? AVX #2

I've always been a sucker for WHAT IF? books. It's probably my favorite things about Marvel comics and it's a huge part of my childhood. Also, another one of my favorite things is the writing of Jimmy Palmiotti. Put both of these together, and my head explodes from trying to contain all that is fanboy within me.

Jimmy puts his own spin on the recent AVENGERS VS X-MEN event, and what I love best about this is that it is a 4-part series, not just a one shot. I loved the first issue and the spin Jimmy put on it. (No, I'm not spoiling it) I cannot wait to see the outcome of the end of issue one this week. The first issue, as well as this one, are two books you really need to buy.

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #25

If you've been coming to this site for a while, you know by now that I'm also a huge fan of the Marvel Ultimate Universe.

The last issue, featuring the origin of Cloak and Dagger was fantastic, and most Spidey-fans are waiting for Miles to put the costume back on. Could issue #25 be the one that makes Miles put the costume back on? We'll find out this week.

Another reason you need to jump on this book is the art of David Marquez. I've been following this guy (yes, I'm an art stalker) for a couple years now, and I love his style. It fits this book so well.

Gregg 'k4tz' Katzman's picks

DEADPOOL #13

Deadpool... with an afro. If that doesn't get your attention, I just don't know what will.

If you read DEADPOOL #7, then you know these "lost" issues have the potential for a big amount of laughter and overdose of fun as Wade dives into the past. This chapter jumps into the '70s and will co-star Power Man and Iron Fist. That alone should sell you on it, but I'll elaborate a little more just because I'm generous like that.

While chapter 7 seemed like a hysterical standalone adventure, it was used to pave the way for the next big story. Based on the preview alone, this issue is definitely sure to be another dose of great comedy, but if we're extra lucky, it'll also plant some plot points for Wade's next big story... a story which will co-star Captain America and Wolverine.

HARBINGER WARS #4

It's the conclusion to Valiant's first big event! If you've been following along, then you know this is going to be an explosive issue. All of the key groups are finally in Las Vegas and you can bet it's going to be an absolutely insane serving of epic chaos. Who will reign supreme? How will this impact all of the titles? This issue is going to deliver a huge punch to the Valiant universe and you really shouldn't miss it.

And if you haven't been following along, you have two days to fix that gigantic mistake. The publisher provides a more than thorough and highly detailed introduction with every chapter, so go buy issues one through three and catch up before Wednesday. Unless you happen to hate good stuff. Then please feel free to ignore this. But if you do enjoy reading things that are quite awesome, you may want to consider giving this a shot.

Honorable Mention: TMNT Villain Microseries #4 Alopex

Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder's picks

BATWOMAN #22

JH Williams and Haden Blackman have taken a great character and completely reinvented her in a way that seems both organic and groundbreaking. Not only is Batwoman Gotham's resident supernatural expert AND D.E.O. agent, but she's even taking on the #1 Bat in the city. I personally can't wait as I believe Batman's metapopularity may have even gone to the Dark Detective's head, in a strange way, and I can't think of anyone better to take him down a peg than Katherine Kane. I am truly excited to see how this all shakes out.

INVINCIBLE #104

The Image book that just keeps on giving. Invincible has been one of the most consistently fantastic books over the last several years with one of the best rogue's galleries and absolutely some of the most mind-wrenching cliffhangers I've ever encountered. Last issue left off on one of the biggest yet with Eve in dire straits at the hands of Angstrom Levy, who just doesn't seem to know how to stay down. Oh and Invincible is trapped in another dimension with the most unlikely (or perhaps likely) of his enemies. Oh and the Maulers are back...so I'm happy as can be.

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Posted by Mandrewgora

Yay FF!

Posted by blkson

Superman or Shazam gets arrested and Batman goes rouge.

Posted by BattheMan008

Nice! Great picks as usual. I'm going to pick up JLA #6, Deadpool #13, X-Files #2, and Fantastic Four #10.

Posted by Wolverine08

No Thor God of Thunder?

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Posted by The Stegman

My list is fairly short this week.

JLA

Animal Man

Batman & Catwoman

Birds of Prey

GL:NG

Supergirl

Vibe

Wonder Woman

Edited by TheManInTheShoe

FF's covers are almost always great.

Posted by Overlander

FF is a must read for me. I mean, who doesn't love a POOL PARTY?

Posted by darknightspideyfanboy

JLA

Animal Man

Batman & Catwoman

GL:NG

Vibe

Wonder Woman

Constantine #5(Trinity War tie in)

All new x-men

He-man

Posted by EvilPenguin543

Harbinger Wars is sure to be awesome.

Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie

I just recently resolved to drop Deadpool although I really didn't want to. Why did you have to remind me, k4tzm4n? Why!?

Posted by CaptainHoopla

Harbinger Wars

Archer & Armstrong

Batwoman

Wonder Woman

All-New X-Men

Avengers

Deadpool

Thor: God of Thunder

Superior Carnage (maybe)

Posted by eldestrisk

Glad for the Invincible mention.

Posted by batmannflash

All New X-Men, Wonder Woman, Thor God of Thunder, Deadpool. JLA, Batman & Catwoman

:D

Posted by Wolverine08

I'm definitely getting Savage Wolverine #7 this week! Joe Mad's art is incredible!

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Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642

JLA #6

Avengers #16

Thor God of Thunder #10

that's all for me this week.

Posted by Xwraith

Just TMNT Micro-Series for me.

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Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

Superior Carnage, Kick Ass, Thanos Rising, Nova, Savage Wolverine, Uncanny XForce, FF, A+X, Fantastic Four, Thor, Deadpool, Thunderbolts, All New Xmen, Iron Man, Avengers, Animal Man, Batman and Catwoman, JLA, Wonder Woman, Invincible, Revival, Harbinger Wars.

Edited by Cavemold

Harbinger wars

Archer and Armstrong

Posted by SavageDragon

Harbinger Wars, Mara, JLA

Posted by Al_capOWN

Anyone excited for red sonja vol. 5 issue 1?

Posted by monsterduc

100 BULLETS: BROTHER LONO #2

ALL-NEW X-MEN #14

BATMAN AND CATWOMAN #22

FF #9

SCARLET #7

Posted by kriminal

supergirl 22

all new xmen 14

deadpool 13

superior carnage 1

thanos rising 4

what if avx 2

jla 6

thor god of thunder 10

Posted by Hawkguy

Yeeeessss Invincible!

Edited by longbowhunter

Really looking forward to FF and Animal Man.

Posted by cc1738

I'm not getting any of these.

Posted by dreamfall31

Oh god...Agent Doggett is in the new X-Files comic? My intrest just nearly went from 10 to 0 in an instant. Doggett and Reyes killed the last few seasons of that show.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

I love invincible. I'm up to issue 102. So close to caught up!

Posted by Cap10nate

So excited for Harbinger Wars. In preparation, I am reading all of Bloodshot, Harbinger, and Harbinger Wars before Wednesday.

Also very excited for the conclusion of the Thor arc.

Edited by BishopSummers

All New X-Men and Thor please

Posted by jstndmnd

Getting Vibe and Batman 66

Posted by fables87

FF and Batwoman for me. FF looks like a "splash" and Batwoman looks "cool." hardy-har-har ;)

Posted by darkwingdan

Batman '66, Wonder Woman and FF per usual. JLA makes a guest appearance on my pull list this week thanks to Trinity War.

Posted by Hawkguy

Really pumped for WW, Avengers and Thor as well...

Oh Thor...

Posted by gunmetalgrey

The constant lack of Thor love is disappointing.. Nay! Appalling!

Posted by EvanTheMexiJew

If Johns were to go down the obvious road, Supes would be arrested and Batman would go rogue. But, let's be honest, Johns has been throwing twists at us like (insert simile here).

Posted by G-Man

@al_capown: it's in my honorable mentions. Too many good books. Also, I reviewed the first issue back in May. I gave it a 5. I'll repost the review.

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Edited by Hanson724

GL New Guardians

Supergirl

All New X-Men

Superior Carnage

Thanos Rising

Thor God of Thunder

and Harbinger Wars

Posted by TheFirstLantern

JLA 6

GL:NG

X-Files

Batwoman

and catching up w/scarlet spider

Posted by BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow

Only one I'm getting this week is Deadpool.

Sad I know

Posted by Trodorne

That is right. He-man is getting his new costume this month. lets see how it translates with Pop Mhans art style.

Posted by WWAJfan

Superior Carnage

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Batman 66 #1, Green Lantern: New Guardians #22, Justice League of America #6, Supergirl #22 and a few others for me ^_^

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This Week I got a pretty cool list, I've been meaning to cut down on it and have already dropped some titles so these are only the ones I've selected to keep on my pull:

  1. Justice League of America #6
  2. Justice League of America's Vibe #6
  3. Deadpool #13
  4. Avengers #16
  5. TMNT Villain Micro-series #4 Alopex
  6. Thanos Rising #4
  7. Superior Carnage #1
  8. Green Lantern: New Guardians #22
Posted by Bokkie

Love the Deadpool cover art !

Posted by That60sGuy
  • All-New X-Men #14
  • Harbinger Wars #4
  • Savage Wolverine #7
  • Archer & Armstrong #11
Edited by kev0153

Kind of big week for me. Think I might drop What if and Aphrodite IX

Blood Brothers

Day Men

Numbercruncher

Cable and X-Force

FF

A+X

Avengers

Fantastic Four

Deadpool

Uncanny X-Force

Savage Wolverine

All-New X-Men

Thanos Rising

Thor: God of Thunder

Harbinger Wars

X-Factor

Dream Thief

What If? AVX

Aphrodite IX

Archer and Armstrong

Red Sonja

Prophet

Revival

Posted by DonFelipe
@trodorne said:

That is right. He-man is getting his new costume this month. lets see how it translates with Pop Mhans art style.

I prefer Adam's original look and armor. Besides, he looks too young and boyish on this month's cover.

Posted by DonFelipe

@gunmetalgrey said:

The constant lack of Thor love is disappointing.. Nay! Appalling!

Well, Thor (times 3) could get rid of Gorr already! :P

Maybe the conclusion of the epic story will be essential and mentioned here again next month?!?

Edited by DrellAssassin

If Deadpool's Black Dynamite-esque cover doesn't get on the best covers of the week post, I'll riot. Can't wait for that issue.

Posted by Trodorne

@donfelipe: The main cover was done by axel gimenez. it looks good but im reserving judgement till I see Pops art on it.

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