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In a new feature, Bane of Kings offers a glimpse at the Top 20 comics from various publishers hitting the shelves in store today that you should be looking out for.
With this new series, I thought I’d showcase 20 comics coming out this week, something to make things a little different from the normal reviews that you see every day from various Founding Fields members. With the wide variety of comics coming out today (Link) it was almost impossible to select only 20 of them, but I’ve made my choices at last and even if I’m not following them, I know that some people out there might be. Rather than be in order from least anticipated to most anticipated, I thought I’d show them alphabetically by publisher.
Star Wars #4
Writer: Brian Wood | Artist: Carlos D’Anda | Cover: Alex Ross
As Princess Leia’s stealth squadron lays a trap for the spy within their ranks, she soon realizes that the Rebels are ill prepared for the Empire’s zealous pursuit. Meanwhile, Han Solo flees from the Empire through the lower levels of Coruscant, and Luke Skywalker enjoys being grounded with a female friend . . .
Writer: Gail Simone | Art: Daniel Sampere, Vincent Cifuentes | Cover: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreia
• Will a battle of sibling rivalry lead to a death in the family?
Writer: Scott Snyder | Backup Writer: Scott Snyder & James Tynion IV | Art: Greg Capullo | Backup Art: Alex Maleev | Cover Art: Greg Capullo
Who would cause Bruce Wayne to use a gun?
Batman and Red Robin #19
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi | Art: Patrick Gleason, Mick Grey | Cover: Patrick Gleason, Mick Grey
On the darkest of nights, who is the one person Batman meets that could change his life forever?
Saucer Country #14
Writer: Paul Cornell | Art: Ryan Kelly | Cover: Ryan Kelly | Imprint: Vertigo
Arcadia finally learns the “truth” about the alien invasion—but what she chooses to do with that information will change the world forever! Don’t miss the FINAL ISSUE of this mind-bending series!
Green Hornet Legacy #34
Writer: Jai Nitz | Art: Jethro Morales
Welcome to Century City, the home of the Green Hornet! The new Green Hornet has the support of the police and City Hall and the people love him. Will that be enough to stop a terrorist group bent on detonating a dirty bomb? The new Green Hornet may need a new partner!
Writer: Chris Ryall | Art: Drew Moss | Cover: Dave Sim
Part 1: “Minutemen in Black” – In this all-new miniseries, a spaceship crashes into a separatist camp and manages to reanimate the dead as well! It’s aliens vs. zombies vs. militiamen in a carnage-filled tale from the co-creator of Zombies vs Robots! And if that ain’t enough, covers for this series will be by acclaimed Cerebus creator, Dave Sim!
G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #1
Writer: Mike Costa | Art: Antonio Fuso
A SNAKE IN THEIR MIDST! Her name is CHAMELEON-and she used to be a COBRA agent. Now she’s made her way into the G.I. JOE team-the honest way. But even with the best of intentions, does she have what it takes to fight on the side of the angels? FLINT thinks she does, and he’s willing to gamble the lives of this teammates on her… Unfortunately, with the Crimson Twin called TOMAX pulling the strings, no bet is a sure thing.
Invincible Universe #1
Writer: Phil Hester | Art: Todd Nauk, John Rauch
In the aftermath of INVINCIBLE 100 and “The Death of Everyone,” Dinosaurus has left his mark on the world. Can heroes from across the universe – Invincible, the Guardians of the Globe, Tech Jacket, the Astounding Wolf-Man and more – contain the damage done? Or are the end times of the Invincible Universe ahead?
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan | Art: Fiona Staples
Prince Robot IV makes his move.
The Walking Dead #109
Writer: Robert Kirkman | Art: Charlie Adlard
Maggie and Sophia pick up the pieces and continue their lives at the hilltop.
Writer: Jonathan Hickman | Art: Dustin Weaver
“NEW UNIVERSE” Watch as the most dangerous weapon in the Universe is unleashed.Two Universal SYSTEMS collide.What good is a White Event if only leads to the destruction of the planet it was meant to transform?
Fantastic Four #6
Writer: Matt Fraction, Art: Mark Bagley
The F4 travel back to the literal dawn of time to witness the big bang.
To their surprise, they are not alone!
Writer: Matt Fraction | Art: David Aja
More ladies, more problems. Featuring: The Girlfriend, the Work-Wife and the Ex-Wife.Plus the tracksuits are back and aim to kill.Good luck, Hawkeye.
Thor: God of Thunder #7
Writer: Jason Aaron | Art: Esad Ribic
GODBOMB Part One of Five Somewhere at the end of the time, all the gods of the universe are enslaved, working to build a machine that will forever change the face of creation.What is…the Godbomb? And what can Thor, the last free god in all the cosmos, do to stop it?
Uncanny X-Men #4
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis | Art: Chris Bachalo
How is Magik the only one of the Phoenix Five to come out of the experience unscathed? • And there is something strange going on with one of the other members of the UNCANNY X-MEN.
Writer: Paul Cornell | Art: Alan Davis
HUNTING SEASON, PART 2! Wolverine has to track down a boy on a rampage before he does the unthinkable!
Archer and Armstrong #9
Writer: Fred Van Lente | Art: Emanuela Lupacchino
It’s all over for the Eternal Warrior! Gilad and Armstrong must set aside their sibling rivalry long enough to defeat the deadly new champion of The Null. . . ARCHER!
It’s win or go home (i.e. ‘die’) as ‘Wrath of the Eternal Warrior’ reaches its bone-crushing conclusion!
Writer: Joshua D.M. Dysart | Art: Khari Evans
All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point!
HARBINGER WARS continues in a standalone, four-part arc of HARBINGER, featuring the return of original series artist Khari Evans (Carbon Grey)!
The world has just become a much bigger, much more dangerous place for Peter Stanchek and the Renegades. . .
How will they react to the revelation of Project Rising Spirit’s secret mission and the harbinger hunter known as Bloodshot?
Find out in PART ONE of HARBINGER WARS: HARBINGER!
Grimm Fairy Tales Madness of Wonderland #3
Writer: Dan Wickline | Art: Jim Webb | Cover: Paolo Pantalena
The mind-bending sequel to Call of Wonderland is here!
As detective Legrasse begins to close in on the killer’s trail secrets from her past come back to her haunt her with revelations that could very well destroy her own sanity.
Meanwhile, the story of Lovecraft’s journal continues as Lovercraft finds himself held hostage by Jacob Hall as they descend below the surface towards an icy grave that holds the remains of creatures from another realm. Creatures whose disturbed slumber could mean the end of us all.
Don’t miss the comic that ties directly into Zenescope’s ongoing Wonderland series!
So now that that’s out of the way, what comics are you intending to pick up? Are there any that I’ve missed that should be on this list? Age of Ultron #5 is one example that I can think of, but personally – I’ve stopped following that title now, preferring to wait for the trade release despite the fact that it was picking up a bit in #4. So the comics that are on my pull list are: Batman, Batman and Red Robin, Hawkeye, Thor: God of Thunder, Uncanny X-Men and Uncanny Avengers – and maybe Wolverine. Of course, I’d love to get all of the 20, but my budget is limited and I haven’t caught up with stuff like The Walking Dead and Saga yet.