This Week in Comics – 9/1/14

Well, it’s official. Summer’s over. We’re into September and both DC and Marvel will have exciting new books on the stands this week.

DC Comics is celebrating the third year of the New 52, with Futures End one-shots, complete with 3D lenticular covers.  Will these be as hot as the Villains Month one-shots from last September? Don’t wait to find out. Grab the ones that you want on Wednesday:

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  • Action Comics Futures End #1
  • Aquaman Futures End #1
  • Batwing Futures End #1
  • Detective Comics Futures End #1
  • Earth 2 Futures End #1
  • Grayson Futures End #1
  • Green Arrow Futures End #1
  • Green Lantern Futures End #1
  • Swamp Thing Futures End #1
  • Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger Futures End #1

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Over on the Marvel Comics side, the book of the week is going to be The Death of Wolverine #1. Is this really the end of everyone’s favorite feral mutant? Sure looks like it.  Writer Charles Soule and artist Steve McNiven kicks things off with a very strong first issue, full of bonus features. Trust me, it’s good (I’ve read it already).

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One of the most satisfying Marvel event books in recent memory, Original Sin, wraps up with issue #8 this week. Customers at Alter Ego Comics will get a free Watcher eyeball with the purchase of any Original Sin comic, while supplies last.

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Also, Hawkeye vs Deadpool #0 is out this week and it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s written by regular Deadpool scribe, Gerry Dugan.

Plus, look for Ex Con and Alice Cooper from Dynamite Entertainment and Cloaks from Boom Studios.

It’s gonna be a great week. Hope to see you soon at Alter Ego Comics.

New Comics to Add to Your Pull List

September is here, and with it, a new batch of solicitations for new comics shipping in November.  We’ve scoured the new Previews catalog to bring your this list of new comics to add to your pull list.

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Wonder Woman #36: The new creative team of writer Meredith Finch and artist David Finch take Wonder Woman in a new direction. Great jumping on point!

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Gotham by Midnight #1: Ben Templesmith brings his unique art style to this new series written by Ray Fawkes where cop Jim Corrigan takes the lead.

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Batman: The Complete Television Series Blu-Ray and Book Set: OK, this isn’t a comic book, but it is super cool and this set is exclusive to comic shops. Click here for details.

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Batman ’66: The Lost Episode #1: Based on an un-produced story for the Batman 1966 TV series by legendary sci-fi writer, Harlan Ellisn (City on the Edge of Forever), this story would have introduced Two-Face to the TV series. Adapted by Len Wein with amazing art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.

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Shadow Show #1 (of 5): Acclaimed writers pay tribute to the work of Ray Bradbury in this anthology series. First up, a story by Joe Hill (Locke & Key).


ODYC #1: Writer Matt Fraction gives us his take on The Odyssey in this gender-bending, eye-popping, psychedelic sci-fi story.

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Superior Iron Man #1: Spinning out of the events of Axis, Tony Stark is more stylish, more confidents and more cunning than ever before. He’s superior to the other great minds in the Marvel Universe and he’s out to prove it. Don’t miss this new chapter in Iron Man’s life written by Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us.

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All-New Captain America #1: Sam Wilson is Captain America! Written by Rick Remender with art by Stuart Immonen, come see what all the excitement is about.

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Spider-Woman #1: Jessica Drew and Silk team up in this new series by Dennis Hopeless and Greg Land.

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Deep State #1: Writer Justin Jordan (Legend of Luthor Strode, Spread) presents a series about conspiracy theories and who keeps the lid on them.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #1 (of6): If you’re a fan of the recent Planet of the Apes films, you won’t want to miss this series that bridges the gap between the two films. Witness the fall of humanity and the rise of Caesar’s civilization.

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Django/Zorro #1 (of 6): The first ever Quentin Tarantino original story in comics!

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John Carter, Warlord of Mars #1: Dynamite officially has the John Carter license now and they’ve tapped veteran writer, Ron Marz, to launch this new series. “This is literally the job I’ve been wanting to do since I was 12 years old.”

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The Lone Ranger: Vindicated #1 (of 4): Again, Dynamite is assigning quality talent to breath life into an older title. Writer Justin Gray (All-Star Western) takes the reigns of this new series.

Add any or all of these November releases to your Pull List at Alter Ego Comics by September 18th.

This Week in Comics 8/26/14

I loved baseball when I was a kid, and one of the highlights of my week was watching This Week in Baseball on Saturday mornings. Mel Allen would run down highlights of recent games and air interviews with players. This was before ESPN Sports Center, and, in fact, we didn’t have cable at my house until I left for college, so this was a great way for pre-teen and teenage me to stay plugged into what was happening in the world of Major League Baseball.

Now I care a lot more about comics than I do about baseball, so I’m introducing This Week in Comics to run down the comics that you should be looking for when you hit your local comic shop every week.

DC Comics
DC Universe vs Masters of the Universe TP: If you missed this series in single issues, and you’re a fan of Masters of the Universe, grab this trade paperback collecting the six issue miniseries as well as DC Comics Presents #47 starring Superman and He-Man.

Image Comics
Outcast #3: This new series by Robert Kirkman (the creator of The Walking Dead) is red hot, and is now being developed for TV by Cinemax. The central character is a man who has been plagued by demonic possession all of his life who is now on a quest to help others and try to prevent hell on earth. Noble intentions, indeed.

Saga #22: The best comic book being published today. If you’re not buying it, you should be.


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Wayward #1: A teenage girl of Irish/Asian heritage, moves to Japan to live with her mother and ends up tacking Japanese demons a la Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Written by Jim Zub (Skullkickers).

Marvel Comics
Deadpool vs Carnage TP: Attention Deadpool fans – come and get it! Collects the 4 issue mini-series and Superior Carnage Annual #1.

Guardians of the Galaxy #18: An Original Sin tie-in that reveals what happened to the original Nova, Richard Ryder, and why didn’t he emerge from the Cancer Verse when Star Lord and Thanos did. This is a must-buy for Nova fans.

Other Comics Worth Checking Out
Attack on Titan Vol. 13: The latest volume in the very popular Manga series is here! Any comic book shop worth their salt will have every volume of Attack on Titan in stock, so if you’ve only seen the Anime series, you have to check out the comics.

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Bob’s Burgers #1: If you’re a fan of the animated show on FOX, check out this new comic book by the creators of the show.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Countdown to Chaos Vol. 1 TP – Sonic continues to be one of the best-selling All-Ages titles in comics. This collection spins directly out of the Sonic/Mega Man crossover and launches into brand new comic stories.

So there you have it. Something for everyone at the comic shop this week, and that’s just scratching the surface. Remember that new comic books come out every Wednesday.

See you at Alter Ego Comics.