Top 20 Comics That You Should Be Looking Out For On Wednesday 1 May 2013

All New X-Men #11

Interested in finding out the Top 20 comics that you should be looking out for this week from the likes of DC and Marvel, as well as the independents?  Then you’ve come to the right place, for Bane of Kings has the full details. 

You should know the drill by now if you’re a regular Founding Fields member. Basically, this is a list that runs down the Top 20 comics of the week (although there are loads more out there) that you should be looking out for. Whilst I haven’t read any of them yet (picking up my Haul on Friday) this list gives you a rough idea as to what is coming out this Wednesday, from not just DC Comics and Marvel but also other publishers such as Boom! Studios and Image. You can find the full list of upcoming comics here.

BOOM! STUDIOS

Polarity #2 (Of 4)

Polarity #2

Writer:  Max Bemis | Art: Jorge Coelho

With great power comes great responsibility, but who has time for that in the New York City art scene? Tim is finally realizing that his powers are not just a manifestation of his manic depression, and what better way to use them than to exact total revenge on the hipsters and jocks that have tormented him? Tune in to issue #2 of POLARITY where Tim defames and debases hipsters as only SAY ANYTHING frontman Max Bemis could write.

Each issue comes with a free download for a new original song written and performed by Max Bemis!

Hypernaturals #11

Hypernaturals #11

Writers: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning | Art: Andres Guinaldo, Brad Walker, Mark Irwin

The penultimate issue! As Thinkwell contemplates making the ultimate sacrifice, the Hypernaturals rally, along with the help of their greatest enemy, Sublime, to try and save the universe as they know it, be it with the Quantinuum’s help or not!

DARK HORSE COMICS

Star Wars: Dark Times – Fire Carrier #4 (of 5)

Star Wars - Dark Times, Fire Carrier #4

Writer: Randy Stradley | Art: Gabriel Guzman

Jedi Master K’Kruhk goes to war against the soldiers of a local militia in order to give the Padawans he’s vowed to protect a chance to escape. But the Padawans have encountered a new, unexpected danger in the forest.

What’s worse is that the Empire has become suspicious of the militia’s activities and is bringing in troops to investigate. The Force is a powerful ally, but even a Jedi Master can’t fight a battle on three fronts!

DC COMICS

Action Comics #20

Action Comics #20

Writer: Andy Diggle | Art: Tony S. Daniel

Superman battles an enemy of his own making in the horrible Hybrid—but what else does Lex Luthor have in store for The Man of Steel and the people of Metropolis? Get set to learn some of the secrets behind Luthor’s role in The New 52!

Aquaman #19

Aquaman #19

Writer: Geoff Johns | Art: Paul Pelletier

The Ice King takes the throne as the true king of Atlantis—but who will be the first to kneel before him?

 Detective Comics #20

Detective Comics #20

Writer: John Layman | Art: Jason Fabok

The superhuman transformation of Ignatius Ogilvy is just the tip of the iceberg when an extremely unexpected character comes to The Penguin’s aid! And in the backup story, Emperor Penguin makes a trip to Blackgate Prison he won’t soon forget!

Earth 2 #12

Earth 2 #12

Writer: James Robinson | Art: Nicola Scott

The drums of war begin to sound as the heroes of Earth 2 rally behind Dr. Fate—and a threat from Apokolips becomes all too real!

Green Arrow #20

Green Arrow #20

Writer: Jeff Lemire | Art: Andrea Sorrentino

Komodo and The Outsiders have destroyed Green Arrow’s life, but how far will Ollie fall before he’s forced to take desperate measures?

The Movement #1

The Movement #1

Writer: Gail Simone | Art: Freddie E. Williams III

We are faceless. We are limitless. We see all. And we do not forgive.

Who defends the powerless against the GREEDY and the CORRUPT? Who protects the homeless and poverty-stricken from those who would PREY upon them in the DARK OF NIGHT?

When those who are sworn to protect us abuse their power, when toxic government calls down super-human lackeys to force order upon the populace…finally, there is a force, a citizen’s army, to push order BACK.

Let those who abuse the system know this as well: We have our OWN super humans now. They are not afraid of your badges or Leagues. And they will not be SILENCED.

We are your neighbors. We are your co-workers. And we are your children.

Swamp Thing #20

Swamp Thing #20

Writer: Charles Soue | Art: Kano

It’s Swamp Thing vs. Superman for the fate of Metropolis—and why are all of Swamp Thing’s worst nightmares coming true? Plus: Who is the mysterious Capucine?

World’s Finest #12

World's Finest #12

Writer: Paul Levitz | Art: Kevin Maguire

As Power Girl returns to her classic look, DeSaad wreaks havoc on her tech empire—and PG and Huntress find themselves hunted by the talented torturer from Apokolips.

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

George RR Martin’s A Game of Thrones #14

Game of Thrones #14

Writers: George R.R. Martin, Daniel Abraham | Art: Tommy Patterson

George R. R. Martin continues. When three lords owing allegiance to Riverrun come to King’s Landing to complain of Ser Gregor Clegane, it falls to Eddard Stark, in the absence of the king, to pass judgment. He declares the brutish Clegane, a bannerman of House Lannister, guilty of treason and dispatches men to bring him to justice. Knowing that this will increase the enmity of the powerful Lannisters, Eddard decides that he must send his daughters, Sansa and Arya, home to Winterfell. Meanwhile, another Lannister, Tyrion-the Imp-gains savage new allies in his quest for vengeance against Lady Stark. And Eddard, enlightened by the unwitting Arya, moves against Cersei Lannister . . . yet acts with a mercy he may come to regret.

IMAGE COMICS

Artifacts #27

Artifacts #27

Writer: Ron Marz | Art: Marco Turini

“TRUTHS & DESTINIES”

Tom Judge and Tilly Grimes are not the only ones that know the hidden truths of the universe. The Catholic Church knows dark realities kept secret from the world and they have agents to protect us from those secrets, whether we want them to… or not. RON MARZ and new artist MARCO TURINI re-introduce one of Top Cow’s most popular characters into the “Rebirth” universe!

MARVEL COMICS

Age of Ultron #7

Age of Ultron #7

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis | Art: Brandon Peterson

In an attempt to defeat Ultron two Marvel Heroes take it upon themselves to create an all-new Marvel Universe. But is the one they have created better or worse than the one they left behind? The event of the year just got INSANE!

All New X-Men #11

All New X-Men #11

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis | Art: Stuart Immonen

One of the ALL-NEW X-MEN leaves to join Cyclops and his crew! Jean Grey pushes her power to the limit, shaking her and the rest of the X-Men to the core.

Hawkeye #10

Hawkeye #10

Writer: Matt Fraction | Art: David Aja

The most acclaimed new book of the year continues!

Who pulled the trigger?

Where have you seen him before? Have you seen him before? Maybe. But not like this.

It’s murder, mayhem, and greasepaint make-up for the money, kids — and that means playtime is over, Monsieur Hulot. Caw caw.

Indestructible Hulk #7

Indestructible Hulk #7

Writer: Mark Waid | Art: Walter Simonson

‘GODS AND MONSTER’ CONTINUES!!! FEATURING THOR!

Hulk and Thor–together versus the Frost Giants!

But what’s wrong with Thor–and why doesn’t he recognize Hulk?

And Bruce Banner lands a bombshell surprise on his assistants!

Superior Spider-Man #9

Superior Spiderman #9

Writer: Dan Slott | Art: Humberto Ramos

IT ENDS HERE!

SUPERIOR NO MORE! 

The hottest comic in comics comes to a turning point that will get you angrier than you were after Spidey #700! 

The time has come to see who will live, who will die, and who will emerge as the one, true Superior Spider-Man!

Winter Soldier #18

Winter Soldier #18

Writer: Jason Latour | Art: Nic Klein

Jason Latour (Loose Ends, Wolverine) and artist Nic Klein (Dancer, Viking, Doc Savage) bring to life the penultimate chapter of THE WINTER SOLDIER’S newest deadly mission.

Seated high above Earth in a S.H.I.E.L.D. satellite, The ELECTRIC GHOST has set her world-shattering plan in motion. A plan that only Bucky knows the truth behind.

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

Harbringer Wars #2 (of 4)

Harbringer Wars #2

Writer: Joshua D.M. Dysart | Art: Clayton Henry

The HARBINGER WARS heat up Las Vegas! After decades of secret conflict, Toyo Harada has managed, in one fell swoop, to cripple Project Rising Spirit through the masterful manipulation of key players in the Valiant Universe. Now he wants the psiot children Bloodshot rescued from the bowels of a nightmarish PRS facility. Too bad. This rogue band of super-powered escapees have begun to call themselves GENERATION ZERO and they’ve declared a war of their own. First strike: Vegas, baby! And while PRS fashions a radical plan for getting the kids back, Peter Stanchek and the Renegades are following visions right into the heart of the Harbinger Wars.

So, there’s the rundown of the Top 20 comics that you should check out this week. Of course, there’s more, such as Batwing and Animal Man for DC Comics, but there’s also a few graphic novels hitting shelves today which I thought I’d briefly share with you. Superman fans will be glad to see that Grant Morrison’s first two Volumes of Action Comics for the New 52 are released today, Superman and the Men of Steel (TPB) and Bulletproof (HC). On the Marvel side of things we have the first volume of Cable and the X-Force hitting shelves today in TPB format.

The comics that I’ve got on my pullist are Aquaman #19, Green Arrow #20, Age of Ultron #7, All New X-Men #11, Hawkeye #10 and Superior Spider-Man #9. But as mentioned earlier I won’t be picking them until Friday, but I might pick up a few back issues or a few other issues as well depending on how things go. I also should be picking up Astonishing X-Men Vol. 2: Dangerous, which should be good indeed because I loved the first volume and have put off picking up Vol.2 for too long. But now that’s out of the way, what comics are on your pullist? Let me know in the comments below.

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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