Top 5 Comics To Look Out For On Wednesday 4 September 2013

Superior SPider-Man #17

Milo, aka “Bane of Kings”, runs down the Top 5 comics that you should be looking out for on Wednesday 4 September 2013, from DC, Vertigo and Marvel. 

Wow. What an epic week we have here comic book wise. Not because of the fact that there’s loads of books coming out, but there’s three main event issues coming out this week. We have Forever Evil, X-Men: Battle of the Atom and Infinity on our hands, so if you’re an event reader like myself, then this is something that you should be brimming with anticipation for. Also, who isn’t looking forward to Forever Evil #1 after the cliffhanger ending in Justice League #23? The conclusion of Trinity War wasn’t really a conclusion, but it certainly sets the stage for DC’s first Universe-Wide event since the start of the New 52. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds, and although I’m only getting one villain’s month comic this week, Count Vertigo – it’s going to be very awesome to see how things play out. My full pulllist can be found here, whilst the full list of releases can be found over on ComicList. Now without further ado, let’s get on with the books that I’m looking forward to from this week. 

Forever Evil #1

Forever Evil #1

Story: Geoff Johns | Art: David Finch | Publisher: DC Comics | Price: $3.99

The first universe-wide event of The New 52 begins as FOREVER EVIL launches! The Justice League is DEAD! And the villains shall INHERIT the Earth! An epic tale of the world’s greatest super-villains starts here!

WHY? I’m actually going to be reviewing this book on Friday in the Friday Flash review with Shadowhawk (following a Trinity War review on Thursday), so it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. It’s said to feature Nightwing heavily so I’m automatically sold for this, although something seriously bad is rumoured to happen to Dick Grayson in the pages that unfold so it’ll be very interesting to see what it is and how they handle it. And the prospect of Lex Luthor teaming up with multiple other villains such as Catwoman, Black Adam and more really probably makes this book the most anticipated of the week for me.

Green Arrow #23.1 – Count Vertigo

Green Arrow 23.1

Story: Jeff Lemire | Art: Andrea Sorrentino | | Publisher: DC Comics | Price: $2.99

Get set for the twisted origin of Count Vertigo! Why is the Count in Vancouver on the hunt for Green Arrow, and what could have happened to make him such a sadistic adversary?

WHY? One of the few issues to regain its creative team for Villain’s Month, Count Vertigo looks to delve into a character who I’ve seen before not just on Arrow (looking slightly less dramatic than he does now, coming  across as Joker-lite than as someone unique), but in the previous issues of Jeff Lemire’s run. It’ll be interesting to see how this affects Ollie and the origin behind the character in the comics.

Superior Spider-Man #17

Superior SPider-Man #17

Story: Dan Slott | Art: Ryan Stegman | Publisher: Marvel Comics | Price: $3.99

* HE’S BACK…BECAUSE YOU (LOUDLY) DEMANDED IT! THE RETURN OF SPIDEY 2099!

* (and an Osborn you have not seen in a while)

WHY? Superior Spider-Man is a great comic but normally never makes these Top 5 comics to look out for lists. However, with the return of Spidey 2099, and some killer art from Ryan Stegman on the cover, how could I not leave this out? This book is a lot of fun at the moment and I can’t wait to see how the Superior Spider-Man vs. Spidey 2099 meeting unfolds, especially as it solicits them coming to blows in the next issue. This is a comic that everybody should be reading and although this may not be the best jumping on point (go back and read from #1, or Volume 1, it’s well worth it) – it’s certainly something to look out for. Very fun and very awesome.

Trillium #2 

Trillium #2

Story: Jeff Lemire | Art: Jeff Lemire | Publisher: Vertigo Comics | Price: $2.99

In the heart of the Amazon jungle, Nika, a scientist from the year 3797, and William, an explorer from 1921, struggle not only to survive but to make sense of the mind-bending events that have pulled them together across space and time. The mysteries continue to pile up as Vertigo’s new sci-fi epic launches into high gear!

WHY? Trillium #1 would have been my Pick of the Week last month if not for the fact that Green Arrow #23 came out in the same week. We get double Lemire goodness again this week and it’s going to be a very hotly contested spot for Number One with some excellent books coming out across a variety of publishers.

X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1

X-Men Battle of the Atom 1

Story: Brian Michael Bendis | Art: Frank Cho | Publisher: Marvel Comics | Price: $3.99

* The past, present and future of the X-Men collide in this 50th Anniversary event crossover! When investigating a new mutant, something truly horrible happens to the All-New X-Men that shakes time and space to its core. This is so dire that X-Men come from THE FUTURE with a message: THE ALL-NEW X-MEN MUST RETURN TO THE PAST!

* The ten-part crossover starts here with superstars BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS and FRANK CHO!

WHY? I’ve been talking enough about this event on previous posts, like the Top Marvel Comics for September, where you should know that it’s one that I’m really looking forward to. I can’t wait to see how this unfolds and I’m pretty much subscribed to all of the X-Books anyway (aside from Wolverine and the X-Men), so I’d be getting the main brunt of the storyline whether I picked up this issue or not. I’ll certainly check this out though.

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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