Posted by k4tzm4n (51181 posts) - - Show Bio

Just like almost every week that has come before this one, there's a crazy amount of new issues hitting the stands on Wednesday. Seriously, just take a look at this list of this week's new comics. Now, most of us out there don't have the disposal income needed to pick up every single issue that catches our eye and narrowing down the options is never easy. That's where we, the Comic Vine staff, step in to help you out. We think the following issues will be rather awesome and believe they're worth purchasing. When all is said and done, be sure to leave a comment with your "essential comics."

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #19

After a stunning swan song from Scott Lobdell (manly tears were almost shed), James Tynion IV takes over Jason Todd's book. If you've been reading TALON, then you know this is nothing but good news for the second Robin, Starfire and Arsenal. The solicit discusses the "horrors" beneath Todd's mask, and if you've been following along, you know he was recently the victim of an acid attack from Joker. While the physical damage allegedly won't be permanent (Alfred's words in the issue), suffering a second vicious attack from the Clown Prince of Crime can certainly take a strong mental toll.

Visit CBR for the rest of the preview.

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #8

It looks like the Avengers are finally seeing "Spider-Man" for who he really is -- a fake. Will they find out that it's not Parker in control? Probably not. I imagine Otto's wise enough to come up with some elaborate reason for his change in personality, but still, it'll be interesting to see the Superior Otto-Man go head-to-head with Marvel's team of A-listers and what that'll mean for his future as a hero. Besides, it looks like the octo-crawler will get a well deserved beatdown. Plus, more Cardiac!

Get a first look below.

TMNT VILLAIN MICRO-SERIES #1 KRANG

It's no secret I'm head over heels in love with IDW's work with the Ninja Turtles. The Micro-Series is a great way to give specific characters much more development, and now the publisher is giving the villains a chance to shine. Up first: Krang. This will take place after his battle with the Turtles but also dive into the Dimension X villain's past. Baxter Stockman, Old Hob and Alopex will also get their own Micro-Series issues down the road. So much win!

Go to Comics Alliance for the rest of the preview pages.

VENOM #34

We've waited months and the moment is finally here... it's time for Toxin vs. Venom! Yes, we previously saw the two battle during Rick Remender's time with the series, but Eddie Brock now appears to be far more than a brutish powerhouse. Throw in Declan Shalvey's amazing symbiote illustrations and this is sure to be a great time for any fan of the aliens.

Get an early look at the anticipated bout below.

X-O MANOWAR #12

Just like IDW's Ninja Turtles, I cannot say enough good things about Valiant comics. And while all of their titles are excellent for their own reasons, X-O MANOWAR is considered by myself and many others to be at the very top of the list. It's a brilliantly exciting sci-fi adventure and this is now the second chapter of brutal and emotional story, Planet Death.

Enjoy an action packed preview below.

Honorable Mentions

  • BLOODSHOT #10
  • DAREDEVIL #25
  • DAREDEVIL END OF DAYS #7
  • FIVE GHOSTS #2
  • JUDGE DREDD #6
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #19
  • NIGHTWING #19
  • NOVA #3
  • STAR WARS: DARTH VADER & NINTH ASSASSIN #1
  • WONDER WOMAN #19

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#1 Posted by Deathshade5611 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

The cover to Krang looks great

#2 Posted by saoakden (1076 posts) - - Show Bio

From here: Superior Spider-Man, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Venom, Daredevil, Daredevil: End of Days, Judge Dredd Nightwing, Wonder Woman, and maybe that Star Wars: Darth Vader & Ninth Assassin.

#3 Edited by bladewolf (833 posts) - - Show Bio

Shame they changed the Red Hood cover...the one with the skull was much cooler.

#5 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22794 posts) - - Show Bio

NIGHTWING 19 LOOKS AWESOME

#6 Edited by kriminal (654 posts) - - Show Bio

justice league 19

age of ultron 6

captain america 6

daredevil 25

iron man 8

superior spiderman 8

#7 Edited by bob808 (6780 posts) - - Show Bio

Justice League #19

Justice League of America's Vibe #3

Nightwing #19

Red Hood and The Outlaws #19

#8 Edited by haydenclaireheroes (9251 posts) - - Show Bio

From the list I am getting:

Superior Spider-man

Nightwing

Nova

#9 Posted by Loki2u (225 posts) - - Show Bio

MAPONE!

#10 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

The image-viewer is still terrible. There is literally no way to enlarge it. I've clicked every part of my screen looking for a way to make it bigger, but it is impossible.

It is weird because image-viewer was great before the update.

#11 Posted by Bossmoss4l (242 posts) - - Show Bio

Venom, Daredevil and End of Days (MAPONE) and my favorite X-Men Legacy

#12 Edited by Cap10nate (2672 posts) - - Show Bio

small week for me. only AoU and Cap.

#13 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

X-O Manowar #12 and Justice League #19 for me.

If I had more money, I'd get He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #1, and DC Universe Presents #19. Amazingly, nothing in Marvel's lineup this week for me.

#14 Posted by Xwraith (20614 posts) - - Show Bio

The image-viewer is still terrible. There is literally no way to enlarge it. I've clicked every part of my screen looking for a way to make it bigger, but it is impossible.

It is weird because image-viewer was great before the update.

Try right-click and "view image."

#15 Posted by LiveForever (312 posts) - - Show Bio

Awful week for me... nothing I want to read but Captain Marvel. Probably skipping the LCS this week.

#16 Posted by spinningbirdcake (1430 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems like it's a small week for most people around here. It is for me as well.

Superior Spider-Man

Nova #3

and I might pick up that Star Wars mini.

#17 Posted by ccraft (5497 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm definitly getting that Krang issue, can't wait for that Alopex issue tho

#18 Edited by WWAJfan (242 posts) - - Show Bio

Venom 34

#19 Posted by Zeeguy91 (1172 posts) - - Show Bio

From this list:

  • Wonder Woman #19 (One of the best series out there, people. Read it!!)
  • Nightwing #19
  • Daredevil #25
  • Red Hood & the Outlaws #19
  • Superior Spider-Man (possibly)
  • Krang (possibly)
#20 Posted by darkwingdan (190 posts) - - Show Bio

Nightwing and Wonder Woman for me this week. I just started reading Daredevil, so it's going to take some time to get caught up (I'm only on issue #8).

#21 Posted by regalbum (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Woot! Grabbing Nightwing and Red Hood for this week. Gotta do some major catchup for Wonder Woman though.

#22 Posted by Smurfboy (480 posts) - - Show Bio

Nothing for me this week. I'm too poor to buy most of them. :( I'm looking forward to Gambit #11 on 24th, though.

#23 Posted by knighthood (1725 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh week.

Wolverine & the X-Men

Wolverine Max

Age of Ultron

Batwoman

#24 Edited by Trodorne (2596 posts) - - Show Bio

HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1, come on guys. im getting the variant cover done by the dodsons

and BODIE TROLL #1 $2.99

#25 Edited by MuyJingo (1936 posts) - - Show Bio

Surprised Justice League isn't on the list. Not even as an honorable mention.

For me:

  • Catwoman
  • Green Lantern New Guardians
  • Supergirl
  • Wonder Woman
  • Nightwing
  • Injustice
  • Justice League

Question, are these essential comics based on the input of all Comic Vine staff?

#26 Edited by dreamfall31 (578 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil, Wonder Woman, Batwoman and all the issues from last week my shop forgot to order Hawkeye and Constantine!

#27 Edited by TheCommissar (143 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Hood and the Outlaws

Vibe

X-Factor

X-O Manowar

#28 Posted by MSzekeresh (94 posts) - - Show Bio

Danger Club, Revival, and BPRD

It's a great week for Image and Dark Horse comics.

#29 Posted by nappystr8 (1145 posts) - - Show Bio

Only getting Wonder Woman this week.

#30 Posted by RedX9 (75 posts) - - Show Bio

Only getting Wonder Woman and Justice League this week

#31 Posted by DonFelipe (1200 posts) - - Show Bio
@trodorne said:

HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #1, come on guys. im getting the variant cover done by the dodsons

Yeah baby! The variant is way cooler and sexier than the regular cover.

She-Ra & Swift Wind!

#32 Edited by marvelman2099 (201 posts) - - Show Bio

no thunderbolts #8 :(

#33 Posted by gotwillpower (679 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely Bloodshot, X-O, and both Daredevils. Maybe I can find the money for Superior Spider-man next week?

#34 Posted by M3th (2099 posts) - - Show Bio

Because of the sophisticated set of circumstances I have, I cannot buy my trades, but next month I'm planning on getting a boat load if I can.

2 TMNT I gotta catch up.

punk rock Jesus.

(agent) Venom.

Scarlet Spider.

Minimum Carnage.

2 Wolverine and the X-Men.

and that is it... for now. XP [=]

#35 Posted by G_Money_Christmas (884 posts) - - Show Bio

I wasn't going to get the individual TMNT Micro-Series Villains and just wait for the trade but now I might have to pick it up

#36 Posted by longbowhunter (7524 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil and Five Ghosts. Pretty light week, may make a tpb order on Amazon to compensate.

#37 Posted by CaptainUseless (730 posts) - - Show Bio

So glad that Cardiac is back

#38 Edited by yo_yo_fun (643 posts) - - Show Bio

From this list I'm getting Wonder Woman #19 for sure. I'm so tempted to get Nightwing #19 and Justice League #19 (I just love Ivan Reis' art!:/)

I'm also getting Sword of Sorcery #7 and maybe Birds of Prey #19 (I actually enjoyed the last issue).

#39 Posted by manwithoutshame (654 posts) - - Show Bio

Conan The Barbarian - 15

Justice League - 19

TMNT - Krang

Daredevil - 25

Daredevil - End of Days - 7

#40 Edited by johnkmccubbin91 (3487 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm getting:

Batwoman #19

Catwoman #19

Green Lantern New Guardians #19

Justice League #19 (brilliant)

Nightwing #19 (looking forward to seeing Brett Booths art)

Red Hood and the Outlaws #19 (Jame Tynion IV should be amazing on this)

Wonder Woman #19 (brilliant series)

Savage Wolverine #4 (really liking this so far)

Age of Ultron #6

Captain America #6

Daredevil End of Days #7

Cable and X-Force #7

Superior Spider-Man #8

Daredevil #25

Thief of Thieves #13

#41 Edited by vPuik (86 posts) - - Show Bio

Superior Spider-Man

Nova

Age of Ultron

Masks

Masters of the Universe

#42 Edited by dondave (38809 posts) - - Show Bio

DC

BATWOMAN #19

BIRDS OF PREY #19

CATWOMAN #19

GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #19

JUSTICE LEAGUE #19

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICAS VIBE #3

NIGHTWING #19

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #19

SUPERGIRL #19

SWORD OF SORCERY #7

WONDER WOMAN #19

MARVEL

AGE OF ULTRON #6

CABLE AND X-FORCE #7

CAPTAIN AMERICA #6

IRON MAN #8

NOVA #3

SAVAGE WOLVERINE #4

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #8

THUNDERBOLTS #8

ULTIMATE COMICS WOLVERINE #3

WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #27

X-MEN LEGACY #9

#43 Posted by DC_LegacyMan (16 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly didn't think I would ever get into RHatO when the new 52 started, but it's definitely one of my top five reads between DC/Marvel. With Tynion jumping on board I am incredibly excited, I love Talon (another one of my top five).

Can't forget Nightwing #19 =)

#44 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

My pull list for the day is Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #4, Justice League #19, Supergirl #19, Green Lantern: New Guardians #19, JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull #5 (of 6), and G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero #189. So excited to go in a few hours!