The Top 20 Comics That You Should Be Looking Out For on 15 May 2013

Supergirl #20

Bane of Kings shows the Top 20 Comics that you should be looking out for on 15 May 2013.

Want to know what awesome comics are coming your way this Wednesday and this week? Look no further. Unfortunately  I can’t cover everything released due to space – If you’re interested in a full release list, check out ComicList, and if you want to organise your own pull list, then check  out iFanboy. If you’ve been regularly following The Founding Fields by now then you should know what you’re in for, but if not – each week I run down a list of the Top 20 Comics on the Wednesday that you should be looking out for. They’re purely based on previews/blurb/cover/title/creative team because I haven’t got the budget to read every single comic and most days I’m not able to make it to the local store on the Wednesday. So, without further ado, let’s get this show on the road:


Star Wars and the Ninth Assassin #2 (of 5)

Star Wars - Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #2

Writer: Tim Siedell | Penciller: Stephen Thompson | Inker: Mark Irwin | Colorist: Michael Atiyeh | Cover Artist: Ariel Olivetti

An unknown enemy obliterates a star destroyer. An attempt is made on the life of the Emperor. A new evil has made itself known in the galaxy, and Darth Vader is going to find it and crush it. But beware, warns the Emperor, this new adversary appears to wield a sorcery very old and very dark.


Batgirl #20

Batgirl #20

Writer:  Gail Simone | Art: Fernando Pasarin | Cover: Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira

There’s no time to catch your breath after last issue’s shocking ending as an emotionally unstable Batgirl must confront one of Batman’s most violent foes: The Ventriloquist!

Batwoman #20

Batwoman #20

Writers: J.H. Williams III & W. Haden Blackman | Art: Trevor McCarthy & Sandu Florea | Colours: Guy Major | Letters: Todd Klein | Cover: J.H. Williams III

Batwoman is being played right into a confrontation with Batman…and that’s the least of her problems after the final page of issue #20!

Birds of Prey #20

Birds of Prey #20

Writer: Christy Marx |  Art: Romano Molenaar & Jonathan Glapion | Colours: Chris Sotomayor | Letters: Taylor Esposito |  Cover: Romano Molenaar & Vicente Cifuentes

The traitor revealed!

• Who will aid Mr. Freeze as he continues his onslaught against The Court of Owls—and how can the Birds hope to stop him?

Justice League of America’s Vibe #4

Justice League of America's Vibe #4

Writer: Sterling Gates | Art: Pete Woods & Sean Parsons | Cover: Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund

• Why is Vibe battling Batman?

• Our hero is in way over his head when he’s forced to turn against A.R.G.U.S.!

Nightwing #20

Nightwing #20

Writer: Kyle Higgins | Art: Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund | Cover: Brett Booth & Norm Rapmund

After witnessing so much death in the past few months, how will Nightwing react when he learns a key figure in his life has returned from the grave?

Supergirl #20

Supergirl #20

Writer: Michael Alan Nelson | Art: Mahmud Asrar | Cover: Emanuela Lupacchino

Supergirl is dead—Long live Supergirl! Or so it seems as the strange connection between the Karas has Power Girl becoming Supergirl again.

Wonder Woman #20

Wonder Woman #20

Writer: Brian Azzarello | Art: Cliff Chiang | Cover: Cliff Chiang

Wonder Woman was certain there was one person in her life she could trust—but she thought wrong!


Battlestar Galactica #1

Battlestar Galactica #1

Writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning | Art: Cezar Razek | Cover: Alex Ross


2013 marks the 35th anniversary of the original Battlestar Galactica TV series and to celebrate Dynamite is launching a brand new series, written by cosmic supremos, Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (Legion, Nova, Guardians of the Galaxy)!

Set in classic BSG continuity, this series celebrates 35 years of epic space opera when, following a surprise Cylon attack, Adama and the crew of the Galactica are forced to deploy Dr Zee’s experimental temporal weapons with unexpected results that leave Apollo and Starbuck lost in time and space in an alternate reality with no Galactica and no way of returning home!

Green Hornet: Legacy #36

Green Hornet - Legacy #36

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

Snowfall blankets the city and peace is restored. The aftermath of the “Hornet’s Reign” arc leaves Century City without heroes and villains alike. That’s why there’s no one to stop the madman who is stealing bodies from the city’s morgues and funeral homes. Who can stop the dead from rising when the Green Hornet is dead?

Pathfinder #7

Pathfinder #7

Writer: Jim Zub | Art: Jake Bilbao | Colours: Ross A. Campbell | Letters: Marshall Dillon | Cover: Lucio Parrillo, Carlos Gomez

A new evil is rising in Varisia! When Valeros and his companions are tasked with tracking down a mysterious beast scaring the locals of Sandpoint, they find far more than they bargained for! The hit comic series based on Paizo’s incredible award-winning fantasy world, fiction line, and tabletop RPG continues, featuring exclusive Pathfinder bonus materials like the fan-favorite region Maps!


G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #190

G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #190

Writer: Larry Hama | Art: S.L. Gallant | Inkers: Garry Erskine & Tom Simmons | Colours: James Brown

EVERYTHING COMES TO HEAD! G.I. JOE’s high seas rescue mission has gone from bad to worse. Now, each team present must regroup and rally in hopes of stopping the BLACK MAJOR and his RED SHADOWS once and for all. The action heats up in G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO #190!

G.I. Joe Special Missions #3

G.I. Joe Special Missions #3

Writer: Chuck Dixon | Art: Paul Gulacy | Cover: Sean Chen

CRUSH DEPTH continues! Scarlett, Mainframe, and the Special Missions team are seeing their first operation fall apart as the weather and overwhelming odds thwart them at every turn. Things aren’t any easier for the Baroness as she faces a mutiny from the crew of scurvy dogs she hired to recover COBRA’s loot off the ocean floor. And now Serpentor has taken an interest and that spells mayhem for everyone!


Fatale #14

Fatale #14

Writer: Ed Brubaker | Art: Sean Phillips & Dave Stewart | Cover: Sean Phillips

The final standalone FATALE FLASHBACK issue – World War Two! Nazi cultists and monsters are after Jo, as she searches for answers and comes face to face with Mr Bishop for the first time!

And remember each issue of FATALE contains extra content, articles and artwork that are not available anywhere but the printed single issues.


Age of Ultron #8 (Of 10)

Age of Ultron #8

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis | Art: Brandon Peterson | Colours: Paul Mounts | Cover: Brandon Peterson, 7th Orange, Rock-He Kim

• With the Marvel Universe turned inside out, who will take responsibility for breaking the world? And is there any way to put it back?

• Wait until you see who is in charge of the new world order and how they got there…!

• A reality-spanning choice is made this issue that will affect the Marvel Universe for years and years to come.

FF #7

FF #7

Writer: Matt Fraction | Art: Michael Allred | Colours: Laura Allred | Cover: Michael & Laura Allred

• Field trip…into the heart of the Negative Zone!

• Scott Lang has already lost a daughter… watch what happens when he puts it all on the line to save… Bentley-23?

• The shocking reveal of the villain pulling the strings and pitting family against family — and a rescue mission unlike anything you’ve ever seen — FF vs FF!

Iron Man #10

Iron Man #10

Writer: Kieron Gillen | Art: Dale Eaglesham | Cover: Greg Land

• Many years ago, Howard and Maria Stark had a baby. There’s something you don’t know.

• Learn the truth about Las Vegas and Area 51 as the two great myths of Nevada collide.

• Meanwhile, in a distant galaxy, Tony Stark screams!

• The story that will shake Iron Man to his very core starts here!!!

Nova #4

Nova #4

Writer: Jeph Leob | Art: Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines | Colours: Marte Garcia | Letters: Albert Deschense | Cover: Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines, Marte Gracia, & Stephen Platt

• The comic everyone is talking about continues!

• The mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Sam’s dad deepen and the helmet leads Nova into intergalactic conflict that will affect the entire Marvel Universe!

Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #23

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #23

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis | Art: David Marquez | Colours: Justin Ponsor | Cover: David Marquez & Justin Ponsor


• Will tragedy force Miles to quit?!

• Bombshell is back!

• An all new Cloak and Dagger!!!

Wolverine and the X-Men #29

Wolverine and the X-Men #29

Writer: Jason Aaron | Art: Ramon Perez | Colours: Laura Martin | Cover: Ramon Perez

• See the Jean Grey School of the future!

• The students of JGS put a time-capsule together that you can follow into the future and see what happened to all your favorite X-Men.

That’s it for now. I’m picking up Age of Ultron #8, Batwoman #20, Nightwing #20 and  Nova #4 for definite, and I might end up picking up Wolverine and the X-Men #29 and Supergirl #20 as well. Mainly because Wolverine has a cool concept and Jason Aaron is an awesome writer, and Supergirl #20 has some fantastic artwork. I’m probably going to be able to make it to the store today as well rather than a Friday, so we’ll see how that goes.


Bane of Kings is one our most senior book reviewers here at The Founding Fields, based in England. He’s a prolific reviewer that has contributed to many things here and around the internet.


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