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This Week's Essential Comics: 02/13/13

Not sure what to buy this week? Here's a few comics we recommend!

Another Wednesday, another pull list. Some of you out there are fortunate enough to not worry about a budget, but for the rest of us, deciding how to spend our limited funds is a tough task. Well, we're here to hopefully help you narrow down your options. We at Comic Vine love these titles and believe they'll be worth checking out come this Wednesday.

Remember, you can click to enlarge preview images. Also, here's this week's full list of new comics.

BATMAN #17

The time has finally come: the conclusion of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's dark and twisted 'Death of the Family' is here. We'll finally find out what's on the serving tray and how this story will impact Batman and the Bat-family. Personally, I don't care who gets hurt as long as Damian makes it out alive.

If you honestly can't wait until Wednesday to get your hands on a copy, check out CNN's preview. That said, I'd recommend another day for something like this.

== TEASER ==

BLOODSHOT #8

I can't praise BLOODSHOT enough. Simply put, it's the ultimate action book and it has a solid plot. Where we left off, Bloodshot was attacking Project Rising Spirit -- the shady government agency that made him -- but encountered a group of young Harbingers. He has no recollection of them, but they're trained to loathe him. So on top of having a bunch of psionic kids wanting him dead, Team: Chainsaw is still after him. That healing factor is about to go into overdrive again, isn't it?

Check out this 6 page preview.

SECRET AVENGERS #1

Do you love Agent Phil Coulson? Oh, who am I kidding? We all do. Well, he's not only going to live on in the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show... he'll also continue his awesomeness in the pages of SECRET AVENGERS. Written by Nick Spencer and illustrated by Luke Ross, this book claims to have missions so dangerous that not even the team members can know the true details. Plus, it'll allegedly have Taskmaster, so that's always a plus.

Visit CBR for the rest of the preview.

STAR WARS #2

Forget Jar Jar and the prequels (except for Darth Maul's fight... always remember that), this new series by Dark Horse is all about the classic trilogy. Focusing on an Imperial Officer that is somehow able to predict the Rebels' next steps, Princess Leia creates a "stealth squadron" to find out who the rat is. The team will include Luke Skywalker and the issue will also have appearance from Han, Chewbacca and Darth Vader.

Check out Dark Horse for the other page.

UNCANNY X-MEN #1

The primary X-Men book returns! Written by Brian Michael Bendis and with art by Chris Bachalo, this series is all about dealing with AvX's aftermath. It'll follow Cyclops and his X-Men as they try to gather more mutants and redeem their team's name.

Go to CBR for the rest.

Honorable Mentions

  • ARCHER & ARMSTRONG
  • CLONE
  • BATGIRL
  • BATMAN & ROBIN
  • FANTASTIC FOUR
  • SCARLET SPIDER
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Posted by Bigby_Wolf7

Can't wait for Uncanny X-men.

Posted by ME24601

I'm picking up:

  • Batman #17
  • Batman and Robin #17
  • Bedlam #4
  • Fantastic Four #4
  • Scarlet Spider #14
  • The Walking Dead #107
  • Wolverine and the X-Men #25
Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

Batman

Batman and Robin

Bedlam

and maybe other stuff.

Posted by Cafeterialoca

I bet you Batman ends in disappointment!

Posted by thenexusrebound

My picks this week:

  • Batman #17
  • Cyber Force #3
  • Scarlet Spider #14
  • Ultimate Comics X-men #22
  • Wolverine and the X-Men #25
Posted by Trevel8182

I hope Damian Dies.

Posted by GothamRed

Wolverine and the X-Men is always essential

Posted by Decoy Elite

Conflicted about getting Uncanny X-Men.

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

@Trevel8182 said:

I hope Damian Dies.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

From the list I am getting Batman, Uncanny X-men, Batgirl, Fantasitc Four, and Scarlet Spider

Posted by ccraft
  • Batman 17
  • Batman and Robin 17
  • Deathstroke 17
  • Team 7

I plan on getting some Marvel Now stuff after I collect Avengers vs X-Men.

Posted by saoakden

From this list: Batman, Secret Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, Batgirl, Batman and Robin, Fantastic Four and Scarlet Spider.

Posted by ccraft

@Trevel8182: Why, what has Damian done to you?

Posted by HollowPrince665

All about that Scarlet Spider!

Posted by Xwraith

Because of money, I can't go outside my pull list, so I'm only getting Star Wars #2.

Posted by John Valentine

My must-buy list for this week:

  1. Batman #17
  2. The Walking Dead #107
  3. Uncanny X-Men #1
  4. Batman and Robin #17
Posted by elayem98

@Trevel8182 said:

I hope Damian Dies.

same but only because i really really dont want alfred to die, even though im pretty sure he will.

Posted by Mr_Hudson

After that fantastic B&R annual Damian better not die.

Posted by Ren_

Uncanny and Secret Avengers!

Posted by Trevel8182

@DarkKnightDetective: If Damian dies I'm gonna play this song.

Posted by BCreatures16

Avengers Assemble, Batman, Batman and Robin... holding off until I read reviews to decide on Katana. A little hesitant because Nocenti is writing the book.

Posted by bladewolf

Batman 17, Demon Knights 17, Uncanny X-Men 1 are the must-haves for me.

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

FANTASTIC FOUR #4 NOW

$2.99

NEW AVENGERS #2 NOW

$3.99

NEW AVENGERS #3 NOW

$3.99

WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #25

$3.99

GUARDIANS OF GALAXY NOW POSTER NOW

$8.99

MARVEL NOW AGE OF ULTRON POSTER NOW

$8.99

MARVEL NOW MARCH WOLVERINE #1 POSTER NOW

$8.99

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

@Trevel8182: I'll bet you a cookie that he does not die.

Posted by Mediumflyer7

They should replace Damian with Harper Row!

Posted by Mandrewgora

Think I might try Secret Avengers.

Posted by MuyJingo

So...Joker has his purple suit back, and

It does seem that according to the CNN preview, something has happened to Alfred.

Posted by longbowhunter

Batman, Batman & Robin, Star Wars, Clone, Walking Dead.

Posted by darkwingdan

Damian isn't going to die... in Batman #17. Batman Inc is a whole other story.

Posted by Mini_Bat
  • Batman #17 (Alfred and Damian better not die)
  • Batman and Robin #1
  • Fantastic Four #4
  • Secret Avengers #1 (It looks great and I really want to know how the Hulk can be on a covert ops team)
  • Wolverine and the X-Men #25
Posted by pathtales

I'm just dying to know what's in all of the platters the Joker has!!

Posted by Cavemold

big week

batman 17 final issue for me for a while

Uncanny X-Men the art is to sexy to pass up

Bloodshot 8 Close to Harbinger wars!

Archer &Armstrong!!!!!!!! who has 20 for me!

Posted by VictorVonDoom_1

Bedlam and Uncanny X-Men.

Posted by snikt_0

Batman #17

Uncanny X-Men #1 - so glad Bachalo is back on an X-Men title!

Wolverine + the X-Men #25

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

BATMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and Waking Dead, Uncanny Xmen, Deathstroke, and Wolverine and the XMEN!

Posted by DonFelipe

Image's The End Times of Bram & Ben #2 (of 4): 

Bram's wild and very public response to the Apocalypse brings a cult of followers to his door - and warring agents of the End Times! Ben, meanwhile, gets blue balls and a trip to Hell. Destruction! Betrayal! Crotch-grabbing! And the violence kicks into high gear!
 
I'm also getting Bedlam #4 and some other stuff.

Tipul... from The End Times of Bram & Ben.
Posted by KnightofSteel

For me...

  • Batman #17
  • Batman and Robin #17
  • Fantastic Four #4
  • Star Wars #2
  • I've been digging Deathstroke lately but after hearing its pending cancellation I can't seem to get excited about this month's issue.
  • Also not on the list is The Highways by John Byrne, second issue hits this Wednesday...definitely getting that.
Posted by StMichalofWilson

Meh, let Damian be crippled.....horribly.

Posted by AWeekInGeekdom

My picks this week :)

1. Batman 17

2. Batgirl 17

3. Fantastic Four 4

4. Scarlet Spider 14

5. Superboy 17

6. Ravagers 9

7. Team 7 5 (might as well finish off the series since it's ending in May)

Undecided: Uncanny X-Men, not a big x fan unfortunately.

Posted by Fantasgasmic

after reading that CNN preview, for the first time all event, I'm worried for Alfred. My theory that Joker only targeted Alfred because it was a twist on his earliest crimes from The Man Who Laughs still holds up, but the whole Joker-toxin-Alfred doesn't feel like it could pay off that setup.

Posted by SavageDragon

Fatale, Bloodshot, Batman and

Posted by Cavemold

@darkwingdan said:

Damian isn't going to die... in Batman #17. Batman Inc is a whole other story.

sad but true

Posted by JakeN7

For me this week it's going to be:

  • Barman #17
  • Batman and Robin #17
  • Batgirl #17
  • Uncanny X-Men #1
  • Star Wars #2
  • Bloodshot #8

They pretty much featured my whole pull list. Lol.

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DC
BATGIRL #17
BATMAN #17
BATMAN AND ROBIN #17
DEATHSTROKE #17
DEMON KNIGHTS #17
KATANA #1
RAVAGERS #9
SUICIDE SQUAD #17
SUPERBOY #17 TEAM 7 #5
THRESHOLD #2

MARVEL
CABLE AND X-FORCE #4 NOW
FANTASTIC FOUR #4 NOW
SCARLET SPIDER #14
SECRET AVENGERS #1 NOW UNCANNY X-MEN #1 NOW
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #25
X-TREME X-MEN #10
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Posted by Yung ANcient One
I don't give a **** well I couldcare less. See, I like this Uncanny X-Men. Plus the art looks AWEsome I honestly want to get this on Wednesday. Not really interested in this new Secret Avengers. (+)
Posted by Dman1366

This week I am getting

Avengers Arena 4

Scarlet Spider 14

Uncanny Xmen 1

WatX 25

Team 7 5

and Star Wars 1 & 2

Posted by wowylied

Batman 17...i can already feel the disappointement, like rotworld.

Posted by MaxSchreck

@StMichalofWilson said:

Meh, let Damian be crippled.....horribly.

He already was crippled once .

Posted by Outside_85

I expect Alfred will be confirmed dead or at least mutilated in Batman 17 and Damian will bite the bullet over in Batman Inc

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