The Top 20 Comics That You Should Look Out For On 3 July 2013

Green Arrow #22

Bane of Kings runs down the Top 20 Comics That You Should Look Out For on 3 July 2013.

After last week’s massive week, I can imagine that everyone’s having a light week for this week. Several fun titles are released though, including my most anticipated book of the week, Jeff Lemire & Andrea Sorrentino’s Green Arrow #22. You can check out the full releases of the comics here, and check out my pulllist here. (I didn’t get Daredevil: Dark Nights #2 or The Movement #3 though as they didn’t arrive in store, but managed to get all the other issues).

Also introduced this week is the price-tag of each comic, usually either a $3.99 or a $2.99. If you’re a UK reader (like myself, as you can probably tell by my choice of Colours over Colors) – then the price exchange is as follows: $3.99 = £3.25, and $2.99 = £2.75. Now, without further ado – here’s the list:


Action Comics #22

Action Comics #22

Story: Scott Lobdell | Art: Tyler Kirkham, Batt, & Philip Tan | Cover: Tyler Kirkham & Batt | Price: $3.99

A group of warriors from space come to Earth in search of their new king—and they’ve set their sites on Superman to lead them!

Batman Incorporated #12

Batman Incorporated #12

Story: Grant Morrison | Art: Chris Burnham | Colours: Nathan Fairbairn | Letters:  Dave Sharpe | Cover: Chris Burnham, Nathan Fairbairn, & Guillem March | Price: $2.99

Leviathan and the Heretic are on the ropes…could Batman be on the verge of avenging all he’s lost?

Batwing #22

Batwing #22

Story: Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti | Art by Eduardo Pansica & Julio Ferreira | Cover: Ken Lashley | Price: $2.99

Batwing returns to Gotham City, unaware that his actions in Africa have set in motion a dangerous plan of retaliation that will not only target him personally but also Wayne Enterprises!

Plus: An attempt to reconcile with his father is interrupted by the arrival of the mercenary swarm of the Marabunta! Will Batwing be able to protect his family without revealing his secret identity?

Detective Comics #22

Detective Comics #22

Story: John Layman | Art: Jason Fabok & Andy Clarke | Cover: Jason Fabok | Price: $3.99

Meet The Wrath! In Gotham City, he’s the anti-Batman, and the body count is about to shoot through the roof!

And in the backup story, Man-Bat makes a startling discovery!

Earth 2 #14

Earth 2 #14

Written: James Robinson | Art: Nicola Scott & Trevor Scott | Cover: Juan Doe | Price: $2.99

The bells of war ring loudly as Green Lantern, The Flash and Doctor Fate attack Steppenwolf head on— with the future of Earth 2 hanging in the balance!

Green Arrow #22

Green Arrow #22

Written: Jeff Lemire | Art: Andrea Sorrentino | Cover: Andrea Sorrentino | Price: $2.99

Count Vertigo makes his debut in The New 52! And just when Ollie thinks he’s got it all figured out, another piece of his family mystery emerges…only this one is still breathing!

Green Lantern #22

Green Lantern 22

Story: Robert Venditti | Art: Billy Tan & Richard Friend | Cover: Billy Tan, Richard Friend, & Rags Morales | Price: $2.99

Larfleeze arrives on Oa to find the Corps at their most desperate, while Hal is forced to throw new Green Lantern recruits into a battle they might not win! And don’t miss the birth of a brand new threat.

Swamp Thing #22

Swamp Thing #22

Story: Charles Soule | Art: Kano & Alvaro Lopez | Colours: Matthew Wilson | Letters: Travis Lanham |Cover: Guillem March & Tomeu Morey | Price: $2.99

The mysterious Seeder has given a desperate town in Scotland an astonishing gift: a tree that bears whiskey like fruit! It’s a disturbance in the natural order that draws the Swamp Thing’s attention—trouble is, it’s caught the eye of John Constantine as well!

The Movement #3

The Movement 03

Written: Gail Simone | Art: Freddie E Williams II | Cover by Amanda Conner | Price: $2.99

The Movement takes on the entire police department in an attempt to rescue one of their own!

Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1 

Trinity of Sin - Pandora #1

Story by Ray Fawkes | Art: Patrick Zircher, Zander Cannon, Daniel Sampere, & Vicente Cifuentes | Colours: Hi-Fi | Letters: Dezi Sienty | Cover: Ryan Sook, Pasqual Ferry, & Brad Anderson | Price: $2.99

The mysterious woman connected to the creation of the New 52 gets her own series!

Pandora is on an action-packed, blood-soaked mission to hunt down the horrors she inadvertently unleashed upon the world. Can she save the DCU—and redeem herself in the process?

A prequel to the upcoming “Trinity War”!



The Owl #1

The Owl #1

Story: J.T. Krul | Art: Heubert Kahn Michael | Colours: Vinicius Andrade | Letters: Marshall Dillon | Cover by Alex Ross | Price: $3.99

Fear the shadows, the Owl has returned!

Lost for 50 years in an ethereal limbo, the Owl has come back to find a violent and desperate world of strangers. The woman he loved is gone, but he remains determined to continue his fight for justice. Can the Owl withstand the challenges awaiting him… or will this new reality crush his body and spirit?


Satellite Sam #1

Satellite Sam #1

Story: Matt Fraction | Art: Howard Chaykin | Price: $3.50


NEW YORK CITY, 1951: The star of beloved daily television serial “Satellite Sam” turns up dead in a flophouse filled with dirty secrets. The police think it was death by natural causes but his son knows there was something more? If only he could sober up long enough to do something about it.

This noir mystery shot through with sex and violence exposes the seedy underbelly of the golden age of television.

Thief of Thieves #15

Thief of Thieves #15

Story: Andy Diggle & Robert Kirkman | Art: Shawn Martinbrough & Felix Serran | Price: $2.99

It’s go time for Conrad’s Italian heist!


G.I. Joe Special Missions #4

G.I. Joe Special Missions #4

Story: Chuck Dixon | Art: Paul Gulacy | Price: $3.99

CRUSH DEPTH concludes! The handpicked G.I. JOE team takes on a hazardous mid-ocean assault in the middle of a violent tropical storm system. Aboard the ship skippered by the BARONESS, a mutiny threatens to wrest control of COBRA’s booty. And dropping right into the middle of this perfect storm is a unit of SERPENTOR’s fanatical Coil assassins. Will the Special Missions team play both sides against the middle or be caught in a deadly vice of intrigue?


Avengers #15

Avengers #15

Story: Jonathan Hickman & Nick Spencer | Art: Stefano Caselli  | Cover: Leinil Francis Yu | $3.99


• Prelude to INFINITY: Part Two.

• Aliens races fleeing an intergalactic terror crash to Earth, just as the Avengers are occupied with the now-active Origin Sites!

• Captain Universe and Manifold take a trip across the universe.

Avengers A.I. #1

Avengers A.I. #1

Story: Sam Humphries | Art: Andre Aruajo | Colours: Frank D’Armata | | Cover: Dustin Weaver, Andrea Aruajo, Skottie Young, & Matthew Waite | Price: $2.99


• The triumph of Hank Pym turns to tragedy for the human race…an unfathomable Pandora’s Box of destruction!

• When a brave new world is unleashed, only one team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes can save us from the future – AVENGERS A.I.!


• The AGE OF ULTRON is over! The AGE OF A.I. is NOW!

Daredevil: Dark Nights #2 (of 8)

Daredevil Dark Nights #2

Story: Lee Weeks | Art: Lee Weeks | Colours: Lee Loughridge | Letters: Clayton Cowles | Cover: Lee Weeks & Lee Loughridge | Price; $2.99

• A gorgeous new series featuring the greatest talents in comics brings you the rest of the Man Without Fear’s story!

• The mother-of-all blizzards has completely shut down NYC, Daredevil’s recovering from a severe concussion – and is the only hope for a little girl in desperate need of a heart transplant!

• Daredevil Legend Lee Weeks returns for Angels Unaware!

The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1

The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1

Story: Nick Spencer | Art: Steve Lieber | Cover: Marcos Martin, Skottie Young, Shane Davis, & Matthew Waite | Price: $2.99


• Boomerang and some of Spidey’s deadliest baddies prove that with terrible powers come terrible responsibilities!

• Rising Star Nick Spencer teams with Eisner Award winning sensation Steve Lieber for a walk on the Spider-Verse’s evil side!

What if?… AvX #1 (of 4)

What if... AvX #1

Story: Jimmy Palmiotti | Art: Jorge Molina & Norman Lee | Colours: Rachelle Rosenberg |Letters:  Clayton Cowles |Cover: Jorge Molina | Price: $3.99

• The biggest event of 2012 is now the biggest miniseries of 2013!

• We all know what happened to the Avengers and the X-Men… but what if the story had gone differently?

• The one and only Jimmy Palmiotti brings his signature style to a mind-blowing reinterpretation of a key event in the history of the Marvel Universe.

• Featuring Magneto, Hope, and every Avenger and X-Man you can imagine!


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