The Top 20 Comics You Should Be Looking Out For on 22 May 2013

Uncanny X-Men #6

Bane of Kings delivers a List of the Top 20 Comics from various publishers that you should be looking out for on 22 May 2013.

Regular readers will know what to expect, but if not, each week I run down a list of the Top 20 Comics that you should be looking out for on the Wednesday, because everybody knows that Wednesdays are the best day of the week for Comic Book fans, with New Comic Book Day! Here’s a list of the Top 20 Comics Coming out today, and because I forgot to add the latest issue of Young Avengers and couldn’t find room for more, here’s a full list of titles out today. You can also add titles to your pullist here on Ifanboy, and if you’re looking for an aexmple, here’s my pullist for this week. But without further ado, let’s get this show on the road.


Aquaman #20

Aquaman #20

Story: John Ostrander | Art: Manuel Garcia | Colours: Sandra Hope | Cover: Paul Pelletier & Sean Parsons

• As the Scavenger compiles more Atlantean weaponry and artifacts, Aquaman enlists the aid of The Others to help find one missing relic in the Southwestern United States before his enemies can get to it.

• The issue also introduces a new member of the Others!

Batman Incorporated #11

Batman Incorporated #11Story: Grant Morrison | Art: Chris Burnham | Cover: Chris Burnham | Variant Cover: Guillem March & Chris Burnham

• Batman’s world has been devastated by his war against Talia, but is he willing to give up on his own humanity?

Batman: Li’l Gotham #2

Batman Li'l Gotham #2Story: Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs | Art: Dustin Nguyen | Cover: Dustin Nguyen

• In the second issue of the new, digital-first series, the search for a missing holiday choir leads Batman and Nightwing into a confrontation with Mr. Freeze! But in this heartfelt Christmas tale, the frozen fiend’s motives aren’t as nefarious as they seem…

• And on a festive New Year’s Eve, Catwoman thinks she’ll be spending a quiet night at home, contemplating her New Year’s resolutions—until Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn show up, that is!

Justice League #20

Justice League #20Story: Geoff Johns  | Art: Gene Ha, Andres Guinaldo, Joe Prado, Zander Cannon, & Gary Frank | Colours: Art Lyons & Hi-Fi  | Letters: Dezi Sienty | Cover: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Tyler Kirkham, Sandra Hope, & Alex Sinclair

• The PROLOGUE TO TRINITY WAR continues as a revelation about Batman could destroy Wonder Woman and Superman’s relationship!

• Plus, in the backup story, the penultimate chapter of the tale of Shazam finds Billy Batson learning the shocking secret of Black Adam!

Green Lantern #20

Green Lantern #20Story:  Geoff Johns |  Art: Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne, Marc Deering, Mark Irwin, Wade Von Grawbadger, Tom Nguyen, Patrick Gleason, Cully Hamner, Aaron Kuder, Jerry Ordway, Ivan Reis, Oclair Albert, Joe Prado, & Ethan Van Sciver | Colours by Alex Sinclair & Tony Avina Letters by Dave Sharpe | Cover by Doug Mahnke & Alex Sinclair


• It’s the final battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians in this, the extra-sized finale of Geoff Johns’ historic run on the title!

• Plus, don’t miss a special retrospective on Geoff’s run on GL!

Talon #8

Talon #8 Story: James T Tynion IV | Art: Miguel A Sepulveda | Cover: Guillem March

• Can the Talon escape the jaws of death? What will become of him if he doesn’t? Find out in this story that leads directly into next month’s BIRDS OF PREY #21!

The Flash #20

The Flash #20

Written: Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato | Art: Francis Manapul | Cover: Francis Manapul

• An all-new Flash epic begins here, and the stakes have never been higher as Barry races toward a confrontation with the Reverse Flash!

The Green Team #1

The Green Team #1

Story: Art Baltazar & Franco | Art: Ig Guara |  Cover: Amanda Conner | Variant Cover: Cliff Chiang

INVENTORS! EXPLORERS! ADVENTURERS! Do you need money to finance an important project? Then you should set up a meeting with THE GREEN TEAM!

• Nature of world-changing idea: _____

• Amount requested: _____

• Does your project have the potential to:

Fracture space-time? __

Replace the combustion engine? __

Attract extraterrestrial attention? __

Prove/disprove existence of deities? __

Piss off The Justice League? __

Render the human body obsolete? __

If any of the above are checked, please fill out liability release form GT2013-05. Send any 82 drawings, plans, models, or photos with request.

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Masks #7 (of 8)

Masks #7

Story: Chris Roberson | Art: Dennis Colero

All hope seems lost. The Shadow, Green Hornet, and the other masked heroes are outnumbered, outgunned, and surrounded by the Black Legion forces of the Justice Party, who are bent on expanding their chokehold on the surrounding countryside. Even the arrival of the new Zorro and Black Bat is not enough to turn the tide. But what of the Spider?


Doctor Who #9

Doctor Who #9

Story: Andy Diggle | Art: Andy Khun, Mark Buckingham

The TARDIS has recently been on the fritz, but now it has gone completely out of control. And the Doctor is nowhere to be found! Meanwhile, white holes have been forming throughout time and space, sucking in everything around them. What does the Hypothetical Gentleman have to do with it all? Find out in the four-part story ‘Sky Jacks’!

G.I. Joe: The Cobra Files #2

G.I. Joe The Cobra Files #2

Story: Mike Costa | Art: Antonio Fuso

SNAKES AND TIGERS! A break-in at a top-secret research base sends the covert G.I. JOE team into action-and CHAMELEON, eager to redeem herself, takes charge! But what she and FLINT uncover will lead the team straight into the jaws of an enemy unlike any other: a hidden force within COBRA and impossible to track… unless CHAMELEON risks everything to draw it out of the shadows.

Judge Dredd #7

Judge Dredd #7

Story: Duane Swierczynski | Art: Nelson Daniel, Bill Sienkiewicz

Deadly technology glitches continue to plague Mega-City One, and Judge Dredd has been targeted for assassination by one of his own! But Dredd continues to investigate and realizes that the machines aren’t just trying to ruin humanity’s day. They’re part of a much larger plot to hijack our very soulsÖ


A+X #8

A+X #8

Story: Gerry Duggan & Christopher Hastings | Art: Salvador Larroca & Reilly Brown | Colours:  David Ocampo & Brad Armstrong  | Letters: Clayton Cowles

• Captain America and Wolverine fight a villain unlike any you’ve ever seen!

• Deadpool and Hawkeye do not see eye-to-eye!

Avengers #12

Avengers #12

Story: Jonathan Hickman & Nick Spencer | Art: Mike Deodato | Cover: Dustin Weaver & Daniel Acuña


• A day in the life of the Avengers…in the Savage Land.

• The boys go hunting for dinosaurs and end up catching something else entirely.

• Hyperion and Captain Universe begin the godlike education of the transformed Savage Land children.

Daredevil #26

Daredevil #26

Story: Mark Waid | Art: Chris Samnee Colours: Javier Rodriguez  | Cover: Chris Samnee & Paolo Rivera

• A DOUBLE-SIZED EXTRA-vanagnza celebrating the third-year of the acclaimed series!

• Face to face with his opposite number–a foe Daredevil cannot beat!

• What is his connection to the accident that created Daredevil?

• PLUS: As Foggy deals with his cancer, Matt turns to one of the brightest guys in the galaxy for help. • Here comes…Iron Man!

Deadpool #10

Deadpool #10

Story: Brian Posehn & Gerry Duggan | Art: Mike Hawthorne | Colours: Val Staples | Cover: Tony Moore

• Deadpool targets a MAN with AQUATIC powers!

• Then he teams-up with your SUPERIOR Neighborhood SPIDER-MAN!


The Superior Spider-Man #10

Superior Spiderman #10

Story: Dan Slott | Art: Ryan Stegman | Cover: Marcos Martin


• A perfect jumping on point as The Green Goblin returns…and Spider-Man is nowhere to be found!

Uncanny Avengers #8AU

Uncanny Avengers #8AU

Story: Rick Remender & Gerry Duggan | Art: Adam Kubert | Colours: Laura Martin Cover: Jim Cheung

• Kang and the The Apocalypse Twins enter the Age of Ultron, but what do they want?

• Havok and Rogue, leaders of the Morlocks, must fight to save the man who condemned their people!

• What secret will Rogue unearth about the Twins hidden past?

Uncanny X-Men #6

Uncanny X-Men #6

Story: Brian Michael Bendis | Art: Frazer Irving | Cover: Frazer Irving

• The Uncanny X-Men face evil sorcerer DORMAMMU! Don’t miss this new take on the evil sorcerer demon courtesy of Bendis and Irving.

• Discover the secrets Magik has been hiding since the Phoenix Force left her in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN.


The Sixth Gun #37

The Sixth Gun #31

Story: Cullen Bunn | Art: Brian Hurtt | Cover: Bill Crabtree

Lost and unarmed, Becky Montcrief wanders the Winding Path… and she is not alone. Menacing skinwalkers pursue her, pursue her, hoping to kill the girl while she is at her most vulnerable, and the Hungry Ones lurk on the outskirts of the Path, awaiting anyone who might take a careless step. With the help of an unexpected ally, Becky is poised to learn the darkest secrets of the Sixth Gun.

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