New Comic Books For 1/18/12

Buzz Worthy Books!

Avenging Spider-Man #3 (Marvel Comics)
The Wells/MAD duo’s adventure into big action shots and bigger bad guys rolls along in this issue. While the last two issues have felt brisk I am still slightly entertained by the back and forth dialog between Red Hulk (Rulk) and Spidey. This book feels like the “go big or go home” I used to read when I was only in the single didgets age-wise.

Birds Of Prey #5 (DC Comics)
In the last issue a few of the Birds went missing, so I assume this one has them being found? This “girl power” series is fun and witty as well as easy to get into.

Blue Beetle #5 (DC Comics)
The re-imagining of Jamie’s Blue Beetle origin as a first story-arc is actually better than I had expected. There are not many hispanic main characters in comics and while I am not up on the whole “Cholo” lifestyle shown off in this book’s New Mexico setting I can still appreciate the change of pace. The story is well thought out and this series has not let me down yet.

Captain Atom #5 (DC Comics)
The new direction of this series feels more like Dr Manhattan (inspired/based on Captain Atom) than the Atom I became accustomed to in 2004. Not complaining, it is just a bold move since Watchmen seems like such an untouchable series in the comics world.

Catwoman #5 (DC Comics)
Since the series began focusing more on action/plot than getting it in I am happy to report that the series has really taken a turn down interesting lane. Expect more from this issue as we continue top explore Selina and her newfound self-reliance.

Mass Effect Invasion #4 (Dark Horse)
As a huge fan of BioWare’s ME series I was a little worried as to how this universe would translate into comics. The story of Aria and the battle over Omega comes to an end in this issue and I felt that it flows seamlessly into whatever world-changing decisions we have made as Shepherd in the game.

Nightwing #5 (DC Comics)
Dick Grayson may be traveling with his old circus crew again but that does not stop him from looking into the mystery at hand and kicking people’s faces in. This new direction is a strong showing from the once Batman and I look forward to seeing where we are headed next.

Superior #7 of 7 (Marvel Comics/Icon)
The grand finale of Millar’s “Make-a-wish” story is finally hitting stores! Will the devil win? Will the hero save the day? Will Hit-Girl come out of nowhere? Read this and find out!

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #6 (Marvel Comics)
I don’t know why Peter Parker is on the cover of this but I will be reading. Seriously, this is my PICK OF THE WEEK.

Here is a full list of this week’s new releases.

Animal Man #2 (Travel Foreman 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Batman #5 (Andy Kubert Variant Cover)
Batman #5 (Combo Pack Edition)
Batman #5 (Greg Capullo Black & White Variant Cover)
Batman #5 (Greg Capullo Regular Cover)
Batman Odyssey Volume 2 #4 (of 7) (Neal Adams Regular Cover)
Batman Odyssey Volume 2 #4 (of 7) (Neal Adams Variant Cover)
Birds Of Prey #5
Blue Beetle #5
Captain Atom #5
Catwoman #5
DC Universe Presents #5
Diablo #2 (of 5)
End Of Nations #3 (of 4)
Green Lantern Corps #5
Legion Of Super-Heroes #5
Nightwing #5
Red Hood And The Outlaws #5
Supergirl #5
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Volume 2 #3 (of 6)
Tiny Titans #48
Wonder Woman #5 (Cliff Chiang Regular Cover)
Wonder Woman #5 (Cliff Chiang Variant Cover)
Young Justice #12

Fables #113
Hellblazer #287

Amazing Spider-Man #678 (Michael Del Mundo Regular Cover)
Amazing Spider-Man #678 (TBA Venom Variant Cover)
Avengers #21 (Carlo Barberi Venom Variant Cover)
Avengers #21 (Daniel Acuna Regular Cover)
Avenging Spider-Man #3 (Humberto Ramos Amazing Spider-Man 50th Anniversary Variant Cover)
Avenging Spider-Man #3 (Joe Madureira Regular Cover)
Daredevil #8 (Lee Bermejo Variant Cover)
Daredevil #8 (Paolo Rivera Regular Cover)
Deadpool MAX 2 #4
Defenders Tournament Of Heroes #1 (One Shot)
Fear Itself The Fearless #7 (of 12)
Generation Hope #15 (Jorge Molina Regular Cover)
Ghost Rider #8
Halo Fall Of Reach Invasion #1 (of 4)
Invincible Iron Man #512 (Salvador Larroca Regular Cover)
Invincible Iron Man #512 (TBA Venom Variant Cover)
John Carter A Princess Of Mars #5 (of 5)
John Carter The World Of Mars #4 (of 4)
Legion Of Monsters #4 (of 5)
Moon Knight #9
New Mutants #36
Six Guns #4 (of 5)
Superior #7 (of 7)
Thunderbolts #169
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #6 (Kaare Andrews Regular Cover)
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #6 (Mark Bagley Variant Cover)
Uncanny X-Force #20 (Leinil Yu Regular Cover)
Uncanny X-Force #20 (Paul Renaud Variant Cover)
Uncanny X-Men #2 (Carlos Pacheco 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Uncanny X-Men #5 (Greg Horn Venom Variant Cover)
Uncanny X-Men #5 (Greg Land Regular Cover)
Venom #12 (Mike Del Mundo Venom Variant Cover)
Venom #12 (Tony Moore Regular Cover)
Wolverine And The X-Men #2 (Chris Bachalo 2nd Printing Variant Cover)
Wolverine Punisher And Ghost Rider Official Index To The Marvel Universe #6 (of 8)

Caligula #6 (of 6) (Jacen Burrows Regular Cover)
Caligula #6 (of 6) (German Nobile Wraparound Cover)
Caligula #6 (of 6) (Jacen Burrows Golden Age Of Rome Variant Cover)
Crossed Psychopath #7 (of 7) (Jacen Burrows Regular Cover)
Crossed Psychopath #7 (of 7) (Jacen Burrows Black & White Retailer Bonus Edition)
Crossed Psychopath #7 (of 7) (Jacen Burrows Red Crossed Cover)
Crossed Psychopath #7 (of 7) (Raulo Caceres Torture Cover)
Crossed Psychopath #7 (of 7) (Raulo Caceres Wraparound Cover)

Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Masterpieces #6
Planet Of The Apes #10 (Cover A Declan Shalvey)
Planet Of The Apes #10 (Cover B Mitch Gerads)
Planet Of The Apes #10 (Cover C Mitch Gerads)
Steed And Mrs Peel #1 (of 6) (Cover A Ian Gibson)
Steed And Mrs Peel #1 (of 6) (Cover B Ian Gibson)
WordGirl Volume 3 Word Up GN

Conan Road Of Kings #12
Mass Effect Invasion #4 (of 4) (Massimo Carnevale Regular Cover)
Mass Effect Invasion #4 (of 4) (Paul Renaud Variant Cover)

Green Hornet #21 (Brian Denham Regular Cover)
Green Hornet #21 (Jonathan Lau Regular Cover)
Green Hornet #21 (Phil Hester Regular Cover)
Kirby Genesis Dragonsbane #1 (Alex Ross Negative Art Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis Dragonsbane #1 (Alex Ross Regular Cover)
Kirby Genesis Dragonsbane #1 (Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis Dragonsbane #1 (Jack Herbert Black & White Variant Cover)
Kirby Genesis Dragonsbane #1 (Jack Herbert Variant Cover)
Lord Of The Jungle #1 (Alex Ross Negative Variant Cover)
Lord Of The Jungle #1 (Alex Ross Regular Cover)
Lord Of The Jungle #1 (Alex Ross Sketch Variant Cover)
Lord Of The Jungle #1 (Lucio Parrillo Regular Cover)
Lord Of The Jungle #1 (Lucio Parrillo Virgin Variant Cover)
Lord Of The Jungle #1 (Paul Renaud Regular Cover)
Lord Of The Jungle #1 (Ryan Sook Black & White Variant Cover)
Patricia Briggs’ Alpha And Omega Cry Wolf Volume 1 #4
Red Sonja #62 (Wagner Reis Regular Cover)
Red Sonja #62 (Walter Geovani Regular Cover)
Red Sonja Raven (One Shot)
Robert Jordan’s Wheel Of Time The Eye Of The World #19
Voltron #2 (Alex Ross Negative Variant Cover)
Voltron #2 (Alex Ross Regular Cover)
Voltron #2 (Alex Ross Virgin Variant Cover)
Voltron #2 (Sean Chen Red Variant Cover)
Voltron #2 (Sean Chen Regular Cover)

Cobra #9 (Cover A Dave Wilkins)
Cobra #9 (Cover B Antonio Fuso)
Cobra #9 (Nick Runge Variant Cover)
Danger Girl Revolver #1 (of 4) (Cover A J. Scott Campbell)
Danger Girl Revolver #1 (of 4) (Cover B Chris Madden)
Danger Girl Revolver #1 (of 4) (J. Scott Campbell Sketch Variant Cover)
Ghostbusters #5 (Cover A Dan Schoening)
Ghostbusters #5 (Cover B Nick Runge)
Ghostbusters #5 (Jose Holder Variant Cover)
Memorial #2 (of 6) (Michael WM Kaluta Black & White Variant Cover)
Memorial #2 (of 6) (Michael WM Kaluta Regular Cover)
Star Trek #5 (Photo Variant Cover)
Star Trek #5 (Sharp Brothers Be A Redshirt Variant Cover)
Star Trek #5 (Tim Bradstreet Regular Cover)
Star Trek #5 (Tim Bradstreet Sketch Variant Cover)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (Global Conquest Edition)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 (Global Conquest Edition)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 (Global Conquest Edition)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4 (Global Conquest Edition)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5 (Global Conquest Edition)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series #1 (Raphael) (Global Conquest Edition)

Artifacts #13 (Foil Symbol Variant Cover)
Bomb Queen VII Queen’s World #2 (of 4)
Chew #23 (Rob Guillory Front And Back Covers)
Hack Slash #12 (Cover A Tim Seeley & Mark Englert)
Hack Slash #12 (Cover B Mark Dos Santos)
Morning Glories #15
Near Death #5
Prophet #21 (Marian Churchland Regular Cover)
Prophet #21 (Rob Liefeld Variant Cover)
Xenoholics #4

Princeless #3

Dark Axis Rise Of The Overmen #2 (of 4)
Helldorado #2 (of 3)

Archie And Friends Double Digest #12
Jughead #211
Jugheads Double Digest #177
Sonic Universe #36

Charismagic #4 (Cover A Khary Randolph)
Charismagic #4 (Cover B Siya Oum)
Charismagic #4 (Cover C Micah Gunnell)
Charismagic #4 (Cover D Nicola Hwang)
Charismagic #4 (Emilio Lopez Sudana Variant Cover)
Dead Man’s Run #1 (Cover A Tony Parker)
Dead Man’s Run #1 (Cover B Joe Benitez)

The Wicked West #2 (Alisson Borges Cover)
Legend Of Oz The Wicked West #2 (Nei Ruffino Cover)

Mis-Adventures Of Adam West #4 (of 4)

Simpsons Comics #186

Tarot Witch Of The Black Rose #71 (Deluxe Edition)

Comic Shop News #1283

Horrorhound #33 (January/February 2012)

Knights Of The Dinner Table #182

Wasteland #33

Disney Fairies Volume 7 Tinker Bell The Perfect Fairy GN

Mazeworld GN

CLiNT #13
Supernatural Magazine #30 (February/March 2012) (Newsstand Edition)

Back Issue #54 (February 2012)

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