Top 20 Comics You Should Be Looking Out For On Wednesday 17 April 2013

Cable and the X-Force #7

Continuing last week’s post, Bane of Kings takes another look at the Top 20 comics that you should be looking out for today, from various publishers.

For those of you who’ve seen last week’s post, then you’ll no doubt be aware that this is a fairly new weekly feature to TFF. Now obviously, I can’t cover every single comic coming out this week, as there’s just too many new releases, but I’ve managed to reduce it to a nice and stable list of 20 new comics a week, from the big publishers such as Marvel and DC, to smaller publishers such as Boom! Studios and Valiant Entertainment. You can find the full list of comics that are being released this week here, but you will only have this week to see the list before it switches over to next week. But regardless, let’s get on with the show, and like last time, it’s in alphabetical order by Publisher.

Also, a new feature this week – if the comic is part of a limited series, for example – Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin, it will have a number next to the current issue which will tell you how many issues there are in that limited series – like this: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #1 (Of 5).

BOOM! STUDIOS

Fanboys vs. Zombies #13

Fanboys vs. Zombies #13

Writer: Shane Houghton | Art: Jerry Gaylord

BRAND NEW ARC!

PERFECT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS!

In space, no one can hear you recite the entire Night’s Watch oath. . . and, thankfully, they can’t see your zombie-bitten Jon Snow costume, either! C’mon, you knew it was coming. It’s Fanboys vs. Zombies. . . IN SPACE. Yuuup.

From the z-ream team of Shane Houghton (REED GUNTHER) and Jerry Gaylord, don’t miss the next chapter of the FvZ epic!

DARK HORSE COMICS

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin  #1 (Of 5)

Star Wars - Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #1

Writer: Tim Siedell | Art:  Stephen Thompson | Penciller: Mark Irwin | Colourist:  Michael Atiyeh | Cover: Ariel Olivetti

Eight assassins hired to murder Darth Vader-eight assassins dead. Now the man who enlisted them seeks a ninth assassin. The price? A cost higher than all the credits in his bottomless coffers. But when it comes to avenging his son, no sacrifice is too great to acquire the one man who can kill the Dark Lord of the Sith . . .

The Hunt for Darth Vader is on!

DC COMICS

Batwoman #19

Batwoman #19

Writers: J.H. Williams, III, Haden Blackman | Art: Trevor McCarthy | Cover: Trevor McCarthy

• What is the shocking family revelation that can turn Batwoman’s world upside down?

Birds of Prey #19

Birds of Prey #19

Writer: Christy Marx | Art: Romano Molenaar, Vicente Cifuentes

• There is a traitor on the team—so who is the member that threatens to tear the Birds of Prey apart?

Nightwing #19

Nightwing #19

Writer: Kyle Higgins | Art: Brett Booth, Norm Rapund | Cover: Brett Booth, Norm Rapund

“Death of the Family” is over, but the laughs continue to plague Nightwing. But it can’t be him—can it?

 Justice League #19

Justice League #19

Writer: Geoff Johns | Art: Ivan Reis, Joe Padro | Backup Art: Gary Frank | Cover: Ivan Reis, Joe Padro

Who is the one person dangerous enough to use Kryptonite against Superman?

Wonder Woman #19

Wonder Woman #19

Writer: Brian Azzarello | Art: Tony Akins, Dan Green | Cover: Cliff Chiang

 What is the one way Wonder Woman can stop Orion?

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Green Hornet #35

Green Hornet #35

Writer: Jai Nitz | Art: Jethro Morales, Stephen Sadowski

There’s only enough room for one Green Hornet and Kato in Century City!

One Green Hornet is back from the dead, the other is loathe to let go of his mantle. The legacy of the emerald insect looms large over this battle to the death. Did we mention a dirty bomb is poised to go off and the city hangs in the balance? 

IDW PUBLISHING

Doctor Who #8

Doctor Who #8

Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov | Art: Horacio Domingues, Mark Buckingham

‘Space Oddity,’ Part 2 of 2

The conclusion of a special two-part story written by I, Vampire’s Joshua Hale Fialkov!

When a cosmonaut attempts the first space walk in 1965, the rest of his crew watches in horror as he’s swallowed whole by shadow. Only the Doctor can save the spacecraft and the historically important mission!

GI Joe: A Real American Hero #189

G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #189

Writer: Larry Hama | Art: SL Garant

G.I. JOE takes to the high seas to stop the BLACK MAJOR from eliminating the hostages aboard an oil survey ship. Can SCARLETT, STALKER, TORPEDO, GUNG-HO and BEACH HEAD storm the ship and get the hostages to safety?

G.I. JOE is in for choppy waters in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #189!

Judge Dredd #6

Judge Dredd #6

Writer: Duane Swierczynski | Art: Nelson Daniel, Zach Howard

Due to massive (and mysterious) technology glitches, Mega-City One continues to spiral into chaos, and Judge Dredd has no weapon, no ride, and no backup. Which wouldn’t be a problem if he didn’t have to square off against an alcoholic face-breaking robot and an entire city seemingly out to kill him! 

Ghostbusters #3

Ghostbusters #3Writer: Erik Burnham | Art: Dan Schoening

New York loves the New Ghostbusters — so much so that PCOC’s liason Jack Hardemeyer would like them to downplay efforts in finding their predecessors in order to devote more time to their loving public. Janine would happily tell him where to shove a neutrona wand if she and the others didn’t have to contend with the restless spirit of a mythological monster! Meanwhile, in limbo — Egon and Ray think they’ve come up with a way to escape their ethereal prison!

IMAGE COMICS

Thief of Thieves #13

Thief of Thieves #13

Writers: Robert Kirkman, James Asmus | Art: Shawn Martinbrough

Conrad and Augustus are trapped with nowhere to run from the cartel and FBI. Can father and son’s first heist together end in any way but death or capture? Find out in the conclusion to THIEF OF THIEVES second arc!

MARVEL COMICS

Age of Ultron #6

Age of Ultron #6

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis | Art: Brandon Peterson

The heroes take the fight to Ultron…with a near-broken Captain America taking the lead! • Meanwhile, Wolverine takes it upon himself to make one of the most controversial decisions in the history of Marvel comics… …and you’ll never believe who goes along with him!

Cable and the X-Force #7

Cable and the X-Force #7

Writer: Dennis Hopeless | Art: Salvador Larroca

Cyclops comes face-to-face with his son Cable.

Colossus isn’t faring well in prison.

Captain America #6

Captain America #6

Writer: Rick Remender | Art: John Romita

THE ODD WAR OF DIMENSION Z continues! Steve Rogers is dead–long live Captain Zola!A traitor strikes.Arnim Zola gets everything he wants.

Savage Wolverine #4

Savage Wolverine #4

Writer: Frank Cho | Art: Frank Cho

Enter: MAN-THING!

The Savage Land holds many secrets, among them what could be the key to resurrection. . . but at what cost?

Superior Spiderman #8

Superior Spiderman #8

Writer: Dan Slott | Art: Humberto Ramos

“Troubled Mind” Part 2 • Peter Parker takes a stand! • With a villain acting like a hero and a hero acting like a villain, one man has decided that enough is enough! • More with Cardiac! More surprises! And a moment that will break a lot of hearts! • To save the life of one of Spider-Man’s enemies, Peter Parker fights to regain control of his body, his mind, and his destiny! • Is this the beginning of the end for Otto Octavius?

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

X-O Man of War #12

X-O Man of War #12

Writer: Robert Venditti | Art: Cary Nord, Marko Djurdjevic

What lurks beneath the surface of PLANET DEATH?

Aric of Dacia has taken his one-man war to the Vine’s homeworld, Loam, and is using their own X-O Manowar armor to wage it. Finding an ally in the unlikeliest of places, Aric will discover that his mission to reduce Loam to ash will come with a high price. Past, present, and future are about to collide, and if Aric isn’t careful, he will be the common thread that undoes them all.

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

Grimm Fairy Tales #84

Grimm Fairy Tales #84

Writer: Tony Brownfield | Art: TBD, Alfredo Reyes

Jack Frost Part 2

Bullies have preyed on the weaker students of the campus for years. But not anymore. Jack Frost is here, serving cold revenge and leaving terror in his wake. Can Sela save her students before this new supernatural threat grows beyond her control? The key to stopping him could lie in the recesses of Frost’s horrible past, but Sela needs to live long enough to find it.

So I think you’ll agree that this is yet another strong week to be a comics fan. I’m picking up four new books on Friday, as I won’t be able to make it til the store to them, but I have them reserved – Superior Spiderman #8, Batwoman #19, Justice League #19 and  Nightwing #19. I also have two Marvel releases from last week that I’m picking up – Hawkeye #9 and Thor: God of Thunder #7 that I’ve reserved as well. So in total, that’s six books. I’d love to get the rest of the books that I’ve highlighted above, but, I’m not caught up on all the series and I don’t have enough money to get them all.

So what comics are you picking up this week? Let me know in the comments section.

Milo, aka Bane of Kings, is a SFF/Comic reader, and watches a lot of TV. His favourite authors are Neil Gaiman, China Mieville, Jim Butcher, Brandon Sanderson & Iain M. Banks, whilst his favourite TV shows are Battlestar Galactica (2003), Person Of Interest, Firefly, Game of Thrones, & Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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