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New Comic Wednesday – What’cha Buyin this Week?

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Ah New Comic Wednesday. Are there more beautiful words in the English language? Words that hold more promise? More wonder? More anticipation?

According to my wife there damn well better be! But for the purpose of this article let’s just say there aren’t.

So as I was saying, New Comic Wednesday. Here’s what I’m looking forward to, how about you…

Archer & Armstrong (2012- ) #6

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I’ve posted a review of this title so I won’t go into it here, let’s just say this series should be on your pull list.

The all-new Geomancer must battle the “Wrath of the Eternal Warrior”! Throughout all of human history, the sacred lineage of the Geomancers has protected the Earth from all who would seek to do it harm. But, now, a new Geomancer has been chosen – and she’s stuck keeping Archer & Armstrong out of harm’s way! But why has Kay McHenry been selected to wield this exceptional power? And just what is her connection to the Eternal Warrior’s blood vendetta? Only the Warrior knows for sure…but won’t be answering until he’s left Archer & Armstrong bloodied, broken and brutalized by his own fist and steel. Plus – more of the Eternal Warrior’s exploits throughout history revealed!
Writer: Van Lente, Fred
Artist: Lupacchino, Emanuela
Cover Artist: Lupacchino, Emanuela
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
On Sale January 16, 2013
Publisher Valiant
Diamond Id: NOV121338

B.P.R.D.: 1948 #4

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I absolutely love B.P.R.D. And the 1947 and 1948 series’ have been some of the best!

All signs point to the mysterious element discovered in the desert as the source of the horrific monsters entering our world as Bureau agents hunt down the creature that started this chaos.

Writer: Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artist: Max Fiumara
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Dave Johnson
Genre: Action/Adventure, Horror
Publication Date: January 16, 2013
Format: FC, 32 pages
Price: $3.50
UPC: 7 61568 18454 9 00411

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Batgirl (2011-) #16

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We’re losing Gail Simone, we’re not losing Gail Simone… Thank god we’re not losing Gail Simone! Ever since the cancellation of Secret Six (still a huge mistake DC) I’ve wanted Gail on more books, not less! I’m really glad the suits saw the light and re-hired her.

Oh the rest of the team rocks on this book as well!

“DEATH OF THE FAMILY” continues here!
In this issue you are invited to the wedding of Barbara Gordon and The Joker!
The entire Gordon family is on hand for the most terrifying nuptials of all time!

Writer: Simone, Gail
Artist: Benes, Ed
Cover Artist: Benes, Ed
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
UPC: 76194130639101611
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Publisher: DC Comics
Diamond Id: NOV120205

BATMAN #16

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I’m buying this book. Even if I didn’t read it already and love it. I’m buying this book for that unbelievable cover by Greg Capullo.

“DEATH OF THE FAMILY” continues!
Batman heads into his showdown with The Joker as the madman’s plan is finally revealed – in Arkham Asylum!
It all lead’s into next month’s terrifying conclusion!
And in the backup story, in the midst of The Joker’s assault on Batman and his allies, get a secret glimpse into what started The Crown Prince of Crime on his horrifying journey!

Written by: Scott Snyder
Backup Written by: Scott Snyder, James T Tynion IV
Art by: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion
Backup Art by: Jock
Cover by: Greg Capullo
Variant Cover by: Aaron Kuder, Greg Capullo
Color/B&W: Color
Page Count: 40
Price: 3.99
On Sale Date: Jan 16 2013

BATMAN AND ROBIN #16

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Not going to lie, I love this title but I’m quite behind in my reading, it’s one of the titles sitting in my unruly “to be read” pile…

“DEATH OF THE FAMILY” continues here!
Has The Joker broken Damian? Has Batman’s son met his fate at the hands of The Clown Prince of Crime?

Written by: Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Cover by: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray
Color/B&W: Color
Page Count: 32
Price: 2.99
On Sale Date: Jan 16 2013

Bloodshot #7

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Another title I already reviewed this month, check out that article here. Definitely worth the green!

In the beginning… Bloodshot: Harbinger Hunter! At last: discover Bloodshot’s hidden history in the Valiant Universe – and why he is so crucial to its future! Recently, the mysterious Dr. Kureitch freed the unstoppable, nanite-infused weapon known as Bloodshot, and implied that the two of them shared a past…and many, many secrets. Now, get ready to finally found out how far back their twisted, symbiotic relationship goes. Bloodshot and Dr. K used to be violently efficient at tracking and slaughtering [REDACTED], and the results of one botched mission in particular now threatens to rock the Valiant Universe to its core…
Questions will be answered. Alliances will be betrayed. And body counts will tallied.
It’s a moment that cannot be missed – and one that will be ESSENTIAL to the next year of the Valiant Universe.

Writer: Swierczynski, Duane
Artist: Clark, Matthew
Cover Artist: Andrasofszky, Kalman
Format: COMIC, Ongoing
Price: $3.99
UPC: 85899200305500711
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Publisher: Valiant
Diamond Id: NOV121336

Creator Owned Heroes #8

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Love, Love, Love this series. See my reaction to issue 6 here.

A monthly feature featuring graphic strips and material by DARWYN COOKE, plus: “LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS: INDEPENDENT SPIRITS” a profile feature by CHRISTOPHER IRVING and SETH KUSHNER featuring JAMIE & GILBERT HERNANDEZ.

“KILL SWITCH,” Conclusion
The game of death continues in it’s final chapter as Kill Switch, surrounded by an army of blood thirsty assassins and dealing the last issue’s betrayal, vows to hunt down and punish the person responsible no matter how long it takes!

“MEATBAG,” Part Two
Potbelly Sanders is dead, deceased, expired. Now Detective DeSanto is on his own, and falling further and further into darkness. Part Two of “Meatbag” concludes with a twist of bizarre noir by SCOTT MORSE and STEVE NILES in their first CREATOR-OWNED HEROES collaboration.

Interviews, contests, art galleries, con photos, and original articles, all celebrating the creator-owned spirit.

By: Steve Niles, Scott Morse, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Jerry Lando, Paul Mounts, Darwyn Cooke, Scott Morse
Variant Cover by: Amanda Connor & Paul Mounts
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: NOV120550
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Series: Creator Owned Heroes

Extermination #8

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I’ve enjoyed this series, shame to see it end. If you haven’t gotten around to this one I really hope a trade is released soon.

FINAL ISSUE! It all ends here — in the heart of the Abattoir, Nox and Red Reaper attempt to unleash Absolute on the world. Will their final gamble succeed in ridding our dimension of the EDDA infiltration? Will they both survive the encounter? And what will become of the post-post-apocalypse? The superhero epic comes to its conclusion, straight from the minds of Simon Spurrier and artist V Ken Marion!

Writer: Spurrier, Simon
Artist: Marion, V Kenneth
Cover Artist: Derenick, Tom
Format: COMIC
Price: $3.99
UPC: 84428400302500811
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Diamond Id: NOV121004

Frankenstein, Agent of SHADE (2011-) #16

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I am a huge Matt Kindt fan so this is another series I’d hate to see end but at least he’s still writing Mind MGMT.

Don’t miss this final issue finale! (The final issue finale? DC really?)
Frankenstein and his team of misfit S.H.A.D.E. agents are sent in to stop a group of super-powered biological terrorists from detonating a
dirty bomb in Central City!

Writer: Kindt, Matt
Artist: Ponticelli, Alberto
Cover Artist: Ponticelli, Alberto
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
UPC: 76194130504201611
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Publisher: DC Comics
Diamond Id: NOV120232

Hoax Hunters #6

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Have I spoken about Hoax Hunters before? Why yes I do believe I have.

“HAUNCHYVILLE”
At Reality Con, the Hoax Hunters cross paths with the Hoax Hunters Hunters and are issued a challenge: Disprove the legend of the Haunchyville gnomes and their albino king! The start of an all new arc!

Story by: Michael Moreci & Steve Seeley
Art By: Axel Medellin
Cover By: Jenny Frison
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: NOV120466
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Series: Hoax Hunters

Saga #9

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This is definitely the runaway hit of 2012. It’s an amazing book, check out the trade. But buy this issue too!

“The Will finally has a good day.”

Writer: Vaughan, Brian K.
Artist: Staples, Fiona
Cover Artist: Staples, Fiona
On Sale: January 16, 2013
Publisher: Image’
Diamond Id: NOV120578
Format: COMIC
Price: $2.99
UPC: 70985301166800911

X-Factor #250

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Peter David continues his superb run on this must read title. I’ve collected it for years and can honestly say it never disappoints.

If you follow comic news you know that Mr. David suffered a stroke earlier this month. (details here) According to his wife’s updates his recuperation is coming along well. Click the link above to find details on helping the family with the catastrophic medical bills. Any and all help is appreciated.

* A year of X-FACTOR stories culminates here in the first part of “HELL ON EARTH WAR”!
* The various Hell lords battle for domination in a war that was triggered by the seven billionth soul born on Earth, and only X-Factor can avoid the entire world going up in flames!
* This is the beginning of the end for X-Factor as you know it…

Writer: David, Peter
Artist: Kirk, Leonard
Cover Artist: Yardin, David
Format: FC, COMIC
Price: $2.99
UPC: 75960605878525011

Ok let me have it. What did I miss? What is this pull list sorely lacking? Please keep in mind I’ll probably buy a bunch more than this based on what I see on the shelf tomorrow.

About Author

Chuck Suffel is the Owner/Editor-in-Chief of Whatchareading.com. He loves comics, movies, tv shows. When it comes to comics his first loves are independents and small publishers. Feel free to drop him a note anytime at chuck@whatchareading.com

1 Comment

  1. Batgirl. Batgirl. Batgirl. Oh, Savage Wolverine and All New X-Men.

    More beautiful words than Comic Book Wednesday? Other than “Here’s Tom Hiddleston, wrapped in a Loki-green bow for you,” I can’t think of any.

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