We’ve got a packed week on the Comic Pull List with several titles to check out from Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Wildstorm and IDW Publishing.
From Wildstorm we’ve got Supernatural: Beginning’s End. The story picks up several years after Rising Son, the Winchesters find themselves in a strange situation: monster-hunting in NYC.
From Marvel Comics, Daken: Dark Wolverine #1 hits the stands. We’ve also got the conclusion to the recent Amazing Spider-Man story arc, featuring the final conclusion to the Mary Jane and Peter Parker love drama. X-Men Forever 2 continues to impress so it’s a great time to hop on and see Sabertooth fighting for his life.
At DC Comics, the Bat-family continues to dominate the racks with four hot titles worth every dollar: Batman #703, Batman and Robin #14, Batman: Odyssey #3 (of 12), and Red Robin #16.
From Vertigo Comics, Cuba: My Revolution hits the stands as well as Daytripper #10 (of 10).
The BuzzFocus Must Read Title goes to American Vampire #6. If you don’t know why you should be reading this book yet, then it’s about damn time you picked up this title! This isn’t your typical vampire story and it’s a notch above any vampire drama in the business comic or otherwise.
Now onto the Pull List:
ADVENTURE COMICS #518 – DC Comics
Written by PAUL LEVITZ • Co-feature written by JEFF LEMIRE • Art by KEVIN SHARPE & MARIO ALQUIZA • Co-feature art by MAHMUD ASRAR & JOHN DELL • Cover by SCOTT CLARK & DAVID BEATY
It’s not easy being Superboy. He knows he’s destined for greatness as Superman, but how does a teenager deal with that knowledge? Not as well as you’d think…
Also: The Atom co-feature continues with Ray Palmer trying to learn who stole his shrinking technology!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #641 – Marvel Comics
COVER BY: Paolo Manuel Rivera; WRITER: Stan Lee, Joe Quesada; PENCILS: Marcos Martin, Joe Quesada, Paolo Rivera
This is it! The startling conclusion to ONE MOMENT IN TIME! How did the world REALLY forget Peter Parker was Spider-Man? And what does the future hold for Peter & Mary Jane? Every question is answered, the past laid to rest, and Spider-Man swings into a new direction for the future!
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #6 – Vertigo Comics
Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE • 1:25 variant cover by RAPHAEL GRAMPA
It’s Las Vegas circa 1935, and Skinner Sweet and our gal Pearl are about to learn the hard way that the bloodsuckers in Hollywood were nothing compared to what awaits them in Sin City.
In just a few short years, young police Chief Cash McCogan has watched his native city of Las Vegas go from cow-town to wild, glittering boom-town. And when the bodies of prominent businessmen start showing up drained of blood, Chief McCogan finds himself facing a threat much darker and deadlier than anything he could have imagined…and the only sure bet in town is that Skinner and Pearl are right in the thick of it!
So belly up to the bar and lay your chips on the table, because “Devil in the Sand,” the next cycle of AMERICAN VAMPIRE, begins now!
BATMAN #703 – DC Comics
Written by PETER MILLIGAN • Art and Cover by TONY DANIEL • 1:10 “DC 75th Anniversary” Variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
Celebrating the “Return of Bruce Wayne”! Those closest to The Dark Knight look back on the legacy he has created. Featuring appearances by Alfred, Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne, Selina Kyle and more!
BATMAN AND ROBIN #14 – DC Comics
Written by GRANT MORRISON • Art by FRAZER IRVING • Cover by FRANK QUITELY • 1:25 variant cover by FRAZER IRVING
In “Batman Must Die!” part 2 of 3, one of our heroes lies near death! Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne enter the ultimate, blood-soaked battle against two foes who almost destroyed the original Batman. Are the new Dynamic Duo up to this final confrontation with absolute evil? If they can’t truly bond as a team, they’re dead!
BATMAN: ODYSSEY #3 (OF 12) – DC Comics
Written by NEAL ADAMS • Art and Cover by NEAL ADAMS • 1:25 Sketch variant cover by NEAL ADAMS
Batman legend Neal Adams returns to The Dark Knight! In the third chapter of Adams’s epic Batman tale, Bruce Wayne and Alfred strategize the next steps on The Dark Knight’s odyssey…but appearances by both The Riddler and Talia al Ghul might spoil their plans!
CUBA: MY REVOLUTION – Vertigo Comics
Written by INVERNA LOCKPEZ • Art by DEAN HASPIEL • Cover by DEAN HASPIEL
From the moment Fidel Castro captures Havana in 1959, 17-year-old Sonya believes in the promise of the Cuban Revolution. A medical student who dreams of becoming a painter, she joins the militia and finds herself caught between idealism and ideology. As a volunteer medic at the Bay of Pigs, she’s imprisoned and tortured by her own comrades. Physically and emotionally scarred upon returning home, Sonya searches for fulfillment in art. But when she realizes that none of her efforts, by gun or brush, fall in line with Castro’s regime, Sonya must make agonizing choices between her family, her lover and her beloved country.
This graphic novel is inspired by the true experiences of first-time author and Havana-born artist Inverna Lockpez, with stunning art by the Eisner-nominated Dean Haspiel (THE ALCOHOLIC, THE QUITTER, AMERICAN SPLENDOR) in a lush red-and-black palette created by colorist José Villarrubia.
DAREDEVIL # 510 – Marvel Comics
COVER BY: JOHN CASSADAY; WRITER: Andy Diggle, ANTONY JOHNSTON; PENCILS: MARCO CHECCHETTO
SHADOWLAND TIE-IN! As New York City crumbles under the weight of Matt Murdock’s new order, his former friends and allies struggle just to hold their lives and world together. But as the pressure builds, Foggy Nelson will make an alliance no one saw coming while Black Tarantula takes a stand against Daredevil and learns the consequences of crossing the Man without Fear.
DAYTRIPPER #10 (OF 10) – Vertigo Comics
Written by GABRIEL BÁ & FÁBIO MOON • Art by GABRIEL BÁ & FÁBIO MOON• Cover by GABRIEL BÁ
A great writer once said that we have to die to prove that we’ve lived. For nine beautiful issues, Bá and Moon have chronicled the different deaths of Brás de Oliva Domingos, so what’s left to say? Now, with the final chapter, there’s no turning back – for them or Brás. How brave must you be to keep going when you know death is the final outcome?
DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE # 1 – Marvel Comics
COVER BY: GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI; WRITER: Marjorie Liu, Daniel Way; PENCILS: Giuseppe Camuncoli
For decades, Daken, the son of Wolverine, remained hidden in the shadows of the Marvel Universe, methodically plotting how he would one day dominate the world around him. And now, with his father’s soul hanging in the balance, that day has come. This is the beginning.
GREEN LANTERN #57 – DC Comics
Written by GEOFF JOHNS • Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY 1:10 White Lantern Variant cover by RYAN SOOK, FERNANDO PASARIN and JOEL GOMEZ
BRIGHTEST DAY continues as what readers have been asking for finally arrives: a male Star Sapphire in the form of the Predator. But how is this entity unlike the others? And what does it want with Carol Ferris? Meanwhile, the White Lantern is defended by an unlikely hero…
INVADERS #1 – Marvel Comics
COVER BY: Alex Ross; WRITER: CHRISTOS GAGE, Alex Ross; PENCILS: CAIO REISS
The greatest super heroes of World War II blaze into action this time in the modern world! For the first time in decades, the original Invaders are alive and active at the same time! But what mysterious force has drawn them all together…and how does it relate to the darkest moment in Invaders history, an event so horrifying it threatens all life on Earth today? Featuring: Captain America! The Sub-Mariner! The original Human Torch and Toro! The Golden Age Vision! Spitfire! Union Jack! And Steve Rogers!
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #30 – Marvel Comics
COVER BY: Salvador Larroca, WRITER: Matt Fraction, PENCILS: Salvador Larroca
The only thing more shocking than the first three pages are the last three pages! It’s the meeting 30 issues in the making: Tony Stark and Sasha Hammer, at long last, face to face. The gang at Stark Resilient burn the midnight oil against an impossible deadline — but if they don’t get Project Daylight off the ground they’re doomed before they start. They’re not the only one manufacturing their world-changer, though — the Hammer Girls are building an army of drone bombers as air support for Detroit Steel!
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #9 – DC Comics
Written by JUDD WINICK • Breakdowns by KEITH GIFFEN • Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO • Covers by CLIFF CHIANG • 1:10 Variant covers by KEVIN MAGUIRE
DC’s biweekly JUSTICE LEAGUE event continues! Fire has been keeping a dangerous secret from the team, and her past literally comes back to haunt her when she’s forced to confront the darkest of demons!
Meanwhile, still hot on the trail of Max Lord, the former members of the Justice League International pick themselves up after their disastrous battle at Checkmate headquarters. But can they locate Max while The Dark Knight himself is hot on their trail?
KILL SHAKESPEARE #5 – IDW Publishing
In the suspenseful fifth issue of the series Ain’t It Cool News proclaims as “a smashing success”, Hamlet strikes out on his own, away from both Prodigal leader Juliet and Richard’s lieutenant Iago. But is the Prince of Denmark delivering himself into even greater danger?
Read the review of Kill Shakespeare #5.
NEW AVENGERS #4 – Marvel Comics
COVER BY: STUART IMMONEN; WRITER: BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS; PENCILS: Stuart ImmonenSTUART IMMONEN
With reality under furious attack by arcane power far beyond anything anyone on Earth has ever dealt with before, the Avengers have to start getting creative or forfeit all that we know. The rules of magic and mysticism in the Marvel Universe are about to change in a gigantic way and it’s all going to happen here! All this plus a brand new chapter in the oral history of the Avengers.
RED ROBIN #16 – DC Comics
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA • Art and Cover by MARCUS TO & RAY MCCARTHY
The new Anarky has his own version of Red Robin’s Hit List! Ulysses Armstrong has made a record of Gotham City teens who could be Red Robin – and he’s murdering them one by one. With an incapacitated Tim Drake crossed off his list, can Red Robin stop Anarky before the villain attacks his next target? And with the deaths of innocents weighing on his conscience, how far will Red Robin go to cross Anarky off his own Hit List?
SHADOWLAND: BLOOD ON THE STREETS #2 – Marvel Comics
COVER BY: FRANCESCO MATTINA; WRITER: ANTONY JOHNSTON; PENCILS: WELLINTON ALVES
Silver Sable. Paladin. Misty Knight. The Shroud! Four very different heroes, all ensnared in a mystery spinning out of Shadowland! Is Daredevil using The Hand to kill mobsters untouchable by the law? Or is something even more sinister spreading throughout the city? Each hero approaches the puzzle from a different angle, and now they must race to discover the truth but The Hand has other ideas, and time is running out! Can this quartet of strange bedfellows put their differences aside and come together before death strikes again? Join writer Antony Johnston (DAREDEVIL) and artist Wellinton Alves (THUNDERBOLTS) for a trip down the mean streets of Shadowland!
SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON VOL. 2 – DC Comics
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, JAMES ROBINSON and STERLING GATES • Art by RENATO GUEDES, PETE WOODS, JAMAL IGLE and others • Cover by ALEX ROSS
Don’t miss this second volume of the mega-event that alters The Man of Tomorrow down to his core, with stories from SUPERMAN #682 and 683, ACTION COMICS #872 and 873 and SUPERGIRL #35 and 36, now in trade paperback!
After a long-lost section of Krypton is miraculously resurrected on Earth, The Man of Steel greets thousands of Kryptonians who are suddenly able to walk among humans. But a jarring culture clash destroys relations between the two species and violence erupts!
SUPERNATURAL: BEGINNING’S END – Wildstorm
Written by ANDREW DABB and DANIEL LOFLIN • Art by DIEGO OLMOS and MATTHEW DOW SMITH •?Photo cover
Picking up several years after RISING SON, the Winchesters find themselves in a strange situation: monster-hunting in NYC! This gripping story from the 6-issue miniseries – courtesy of television series writers Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin – explores what makes the Winchesters unique.
X-FORCE: SEX AND VIOLENCE #3 – Marvel Comics
COVER BY: Gabriele Dellotto; WRITER: Craig Kyle, CHRISTOPHER YOST; PENCILS: Gabriele Dellotto
The blood soaked conclusion!! Wolverine is the best he is at what he does. Domino is the luckiest there is at what she does. But this time, it’s not going to be enough. The full force of the Assassins Guild is coming down on our heroes, and it’s not going to be pretty. Except for the art.
X-MEN #3 – Marvel Comics
COVER BY: ADI GRANOV; WRITER: VICTOR GISCHLER; PENCILS: PACO MEDINA
MUTANTS VERSUS VAMPIRES, PART 3 In a desperate bid to fend off an endless horde of vampires, the X-Men do the unthinkable: They resurrect Dracula. Will the former Lord of the Vampires go along with Cyclops scheme to take down Dracula’s upstart son, Xarus? Meanwhile, Wolverine sets off to rescue Jubilee, unaware of the chilling transformation she has undergone. To attempt to free his former teammate, Wolverine must embark down his darkest path yet.
X-MEN FOREVER 2 #7 – Marvel Comics
COVER BY: THOMAS VAUGHN GRUMMETT; WRITER: Christopher Claremont; PENCILS: RONALD LIM
It’s double the danger as Sabretooth fights for his life against. SABRETOOTH!? The cover says it all, folks, as the X-Men’s resident bad boy faces off with his Marauder self. He’s blind and down a hand but Victor Creed is angling to prove it ain’t the prettier killer who walks away but the one who’s willing to go the furthest. Just how far will the reformed villain go? Find out as X-Legend Chris Claremont whips up a throw-down that’ll leave fans salivating!