The Top 20 Comics That You Should Be Looking Out For On Wednesday 29 May 2013

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Bane of Kings gives a rundown on the Top 20 Comics that you should be looking out for this week.

It seems that this week’s Top 20 contains a lot of diversity. We’ve got Scott Snyder’s brand new horror series, The Wake, kicking off this week with the first issue out of ten, all the way to the first issue of the all female-cast X-Men book penned by Brian Wood, with everything from new Morning Glories to Adventures of Superman on board for the ride as well. You can view everything that’s released this week as well as create your own pullist here, and check out the previews for this week’s releases over on Comic Book Resources.

BOOM STUDIOS

Deathmatch #6

Deathmatch #6

Story: Paul Jenkins | Art: Carlos Magno

The arena isn’t the only thing to be afraid of anymore… After last month’s harrowing deathmatch, the heroes fear for their lives every waking moment as the secret combatant sealed up in the prison’s high security wing is unleashed…

DC COMICS

Adventures of Superman #1

Adventures of Superman #1

Story: Jeff Parker, Jeff Lemire, & Justin Jordan  | Art: Chris Samnee, Jeff Lemire, & Riley Rossmo  |Cover: Bryan Hitch & Chris Samnee

• Don’t miss the debut of this all-new series starring The Man of Steel, written and illustrated by some of comics’ finest talents! • Witness Superman’s first encounter with the work of Lex Luthor, brought to you by Jeff Parker (Hulk) and Chris Samnee (Daredevil)! • Also, Bizarro has his worst (best?) day ever, penned by Justin Jordan with art by fan-favorite Riley Rossmo! • Plus, from the mind of Jeff Lemire comes Superman vs. Brainiac! Or is it Luthor? Or Zod?? Find out in this month’s issue!

Batman: The Dark Knight Annual #1

Batman, The Dark Knight Annual #1

Story: Gregg Hurwitz  | Art: Szymon Kudranski |Cover: Alex Maleev

• In “Once Upon a Midnight Dreary” three of The Dark Knight’s greatest foes unite in to tackle the threat of Batman head-on! • Will the diabolical scheming of Scarecrow, Mad Hatter and The Penguin be too much for Batman to handle?

Catwoman Annual #1

Catwoman Annual 1

Story: Ann Nocenti | Art: Ardian Syaf | Cover: Emanuela Lupacchino

• It’s Cat vs. Bird for the dark heart of Gotham City! • Kicking off an explosive new storyline that continues into CATWOMAN, Selina must choose work for a master—or pay a high price for her freedom!

Earth 2 Annual #1

Earth 2 Annual #1

Story: James Robinson |Art: Yildiray Cinar, CAFU, & Julius Gopez | |Cover: Andy Kubert

• The new Batman of Earth 2 debuts as The Atom begins a mission to lead a new team of heroes—but are any of them prepared for the threat they’re about to face?

Justice League of America #4

Justice League of America #4

Story: Geoff Johns & Matt Kindt | Art: David Finch & Scott Clark | Cover: David Finch

• The League uncovers the leader of The Secret Society of Super-Villains—but can such a diverse group of heroes defeat the collective might of the Society? • And in the backup story, Manhunter goes behind the scenes to learn more about the Secret Society!

Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1

Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1

Story: James Tynion IV | Art: Al Barrionuevo |Colours: Javier Mena & BIT | Letters: Carlos M. Mangual Cover: Ken Lashley & Matt Yackey

• Arsenal finally confronts Green Arrow, but it may be a short-lived reunion as someone from their past has targeted them both. • Find out what the feud between Arsenal and Green Arrow is about, along with secrets from Roy Harper’s history.

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

Green Hornet Legacy #37

Green Hornet Legacy #37

Story: Jai Nitz | Art: Jethro Morales | Cover: Stephen Sadowski

The worst blizzard in fifty years has Century City snowed in. Little food, no power, and deadly weather would be bad enough for the scared citizens, but an army of undead creatures stalking the streets makes things worse. Can the emerald insect save the city when he’s a dead man himself? Can the Green Hornet rise again, or will he be dragged back into the grave? Undead action by Jai Nitz and Jethro Morales!

Shadow: Year One #3 (of 10)

The Shadow, Year One #3

Story: Matt Wagner | Art: Wilfredo Torres | Covers: Matt Wagner

Bear witness to the first time that The Shadow ever donned his costume in action! When mobsters meet in secret at a meatpacking warehouse, they become the unfortunate first criminals to see the Master of Men’s unsettling form. Will any survive the ensuing carnage to warn their master? Plus, Margo Lane and the debut of The Shadow’s ultimate nemesis!

Fans – each cover has its own UPC so you and your retailers can order the special first issue cover of your choice!

IDW ENTERTAINMENT

Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #5 (of 12)

Doctor Who, Prisoners of Time #5

Story: David Tipton | Art: Phillip Bond | Cover: Francesco Francavilla

Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary continues as the Fifth Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor!

IMAGE COMICS

Morning Glories #27

Morning Glories #28

Story: Nick Spencer | Art: Joe Eisma | Cover: Joe Eisma

“THERE IS NO BEGINNING”

The double-sized Season 2 premiere! With an astonishing array of covers by some of the hottest artists working today: JENNY FRISON, ROB GUILLORY, SHAWN MARTINBROUGH, JAMIE McKELVIE, EMMA RIOS and MORNING GLORIES’ own JOE EISMA!

Thief of Thieves #14

Thief of Thieves #14

Story: Andy Diggle & Robert Kirkman | Art: Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serrano

Heist master Andy Diggle joins the THIEF OF THIEVES team for the start of a brand new arc! Meet Lola, the Cartel boss. And what Lola wants, Lola gets – and Conrad’s going to learn that the hard way. Get ready for the most EXPLOSIVE story arc of THIEF OF THIEVES yet!

MARVEL COMICS

Captain America #7

Captain America #7

Story: Rick Remender | Art: John Romita Jr. & Klaus Janson |Colours: Dean White | Cover: John Romita Jr.

• Zola’s master plan revealed! • Ian’s fate decided! • Captain Zola’s quest for lies and injustice!

Indestructible Hulk #8

Indestructible Hulk #8

Story: Mark Waid | Art: Walt Simonson | Cover: Walt Simonson

• The Frost Giants prepare to invade Earth! • Not even Hulk and Thor can stand in their way–so they’ll have to call in some help! • Plus–the secret of the Portal to Jotunheim is revealed!

New Avengers #6

New Avengers #6

Story: Jonathan Hickman | Art: Steve Epting, Rick Magyar | Colours: Frank D’Armata | Letters by Joe Caramagna | Cover: Jock

• “BLUE” • Using the knowledge gained from the Black Swan, the Illuminati rework all their plans and cross the uncrossable line. • The first secret alliance is formed. • If an incursion is normally RED, what does a BLUE one mean?

Uncanny X-Force #5

Uncanny X-Force #5

Story: Sam Humphries | Art: Adrian Alphona & Dexter Soy | Colours: Christina Strain & David Curiel | Letters: Cory Petit | Cover: Kris Anka

• Guest-penciler ADRIAN ALPHONA (co-creator of RUNAWAYS) joins UXF! • Psylocke digs deep into Bishop’s head and what she finds will shock you! • One of the biggest X-Villains of the past 20 years threatens the Uncanny X-Force!

Wolverine and the X-Men #30

Wolverine and the X-Men #30

Story: Jason Aaron | Art: Pasqual Ferry, Pepe Larraz, & Salva Espin | Colours: James Campbell | Letters: Clayton Cowles: Cover: Nick Bradshaw & Laura Martin

• PRELUDE TO THE HELLFIRE SAGA! • Students are missing and Wolverine and Rachel Summers intensify their search for the Hellfire Club. • Beast goes to the SWORD orbital HQ to ask an X-Villain for help with Broo’s sad state.

X-Men #1

X-Men #1

Story: Brian Wood | Art: Olivier Coipel | Cover: Olivier Coipel, Joe Madueira, Skottie Young, Terry Dodson, & Milo Manara

• Because you demanded it! The X-Women finally get their own book, from critically acclaimed superstars Brian Wood (X-MEN, ULTIMATE X-MEN, DMZ, The Massive) and Olivier Coipel (AVX, HOUSE OF M, THOR)! • An old enemy shows up at the X-Men’s door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to earth. • Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she’s brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the earth’s survival…or its destruction. • Against a backdrop of what seems like an alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life on earth!

VERTIGO COMICS

The Wake #1 (of 10)

The Wake #1

Story: Scott Snyder | Art: Sean Murphy | Cover by Sean Murphy & Adam Kubert

“THERE’S SOMETHING DOWN THERE…”

When Marine Biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines, but quickly realizes they won’t take no for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oilrig where they’ve discovered something miraculous and terrifying…

Writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN, AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and artist Sean Murphy (PUNK ROCK JESUS) bring their acclaimed talents to this sci-fi/horror epic that explores the horrors of the deep, probes the origins of human history, and leaps far beyond to a frightening future.

ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT

Grimm Fairy Tales #85

Grimm Fairy Tales #85

Story: Pat Shand | Art: TBD | Cover: Jamie Tyndall

The biggest event in Zenescope history continues in this double-sized issue! The Being stands watch as vampires, werewolves, zombies and demons terroize Earth. Sela, Belinda and the hunters are reeling in the face of a seemingly unstoppable foe. And as they join together for a last standa gainst the most powerful evil they’ve ever faced, the horrifying truth of Belinda’s resurrection comes to light.  One of our heroes has already died, and all bets are off as Sela and crew head towards Antartica to face an army of vampires led by Samira, the Being’s right hand general. 

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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