Welcome back to another edition of CynicNerd’s Comic Cravings! NYCC is right around the corner so look for our coverage of the latest news from the comic book industry coming over the next couple weeks! So who’s ready for the fallout from Villains Month?! Or are you on an epic space trip with Marvel’s Infinity? What’s going on over at IDW, Dark Horse, Zenoscope, Image, Dynamite, and more?! Check out TFAW for the latest titles, popular back-books, preorders and more!
Featured Book of the Week:
Avengers Endless Wartime Ogn HC: Marvel Comics: The first in a series of all-new original graphic novels! An abomination, long thought buried, has resurfaced in a war-torn land. But now it wears an American flag. Faced with another nightmare reborn, Captain America will not stand for yet more death at the hands of a ghost from his past. Haunted by his greatest shame, Thor must renew the hunt for a familiar beast. At their side, an assemblage of allies united to end the threats no one of them could face alone. They are soldiers. Warriors. Comrades-in-arms. Mighty heroes led by a living legend, stronger together than apart. They are the Avengers.
Action Comics #24: DC Comics: When Brainiac shrunk Metropolis, they were infected in the process. Now, Superman battles their effects on the city-and the secrets of “The Twenty” are revealed!
Batman Black & White <#2 of 6>: DC Comics: The Eisner Award-winning series continues with a second amazing issue! Don’t miss new takes on the Dark Knight from legendary creators including Rafael Grampá, Dan DiDio and J.G. Jones, Rafael Albuquerque, Jeff Lemire and Alex Niño, and Michael Uslan and Dave Bullock! Plus, a cover by the amazing Jim Steranko!
Batman Superman #4: DC Comics: It’s the conclusion of the first arc in this series as one world dies and another lives! Plus: We discover why Superman and Batman have no memory of this tragic first adventure.
Captain America Living Legend <#1 of 5>: Marvel Comics: When a top-secret orbital research station is dragged from the sky by an unknown alien force, army-of-one Steve Rogers finds himself caught between two global superpowers on the brink of war! But how does it involve Volkov–a decorated Russian officer he last crossed paths with during the closing days of World War II, who disappeared on an ill-fated lunar mission over forty years ago? Andy Diggle and Adi Granov send living legend Captain America on a one-man mission into the heart of darkness–in search of another!
Earth 2 #16: DC Comics: The war against Steppenwolf and the Hunger Dogs is over . . . all hope is lost!
Fantomex Max <#1 of 4>: Marvel Comics: The X-Men’s own International Super-Thief in his own MAX miniseries! Sexy secret agents, weird weaponry, vintage champagne and a damsel in distress. All the uncensored action you could ever want in a comic . . . and MORE!
Forever Evil <#2 of 7>: DC Comics: The villains have taken over the world! The Teen Titans fight back! Can the inexperienced teen heroes do what the adults could not? (Answer: Nope. It goes very poorly.)
Frank Miller Robocop Last Stand <#3 of 8>: BOOM! Studios: OCP HAS FINALLY FOUND ROBOCOP’S ONE TRUE WEAKNESS…HIS HUMANITY. With a secret weapon up his sleeve, Old Man believes he has finally set in motion the perfect trap for RoboCop. Will RoboCop’s need to defend the people of Detroit finally lead to his downfall?
God Is Dead <#2 of 6>: Avatar Press: JONATHAN HICKMAN brings the wrath of the gods to comics with his new series, God is Dead! Modern man turns all his technology and destruction to bear against the deities of old. But what good are guns, tanks, and even nuclear missiles against the power of the divine? In their hubris, humans have ruled for too long. Now the gods of legend rule and to disobey them is death. But something is brewing just below the surface of the newly returned powers… A war of the gods themselves! Available with a Regular cover by Jonathan Hickman, End of Days cover and a premium Iconic card stock cover that is limited to just 5000 copies by Jacen Burrows, and a Pantheon Order Incentive cover by series artist Di Amorim.
Green Arrow #24: DC Comics: After months away, Green Arrow returns to Seattle with new ally Shado at his side. But a furious Count Vertigo is hot on their tail! Plus, the city’s mysterious new crimelord is revealed!
He Man And The Masters Of The Universe #6 : DC Comics: While the Masters of the Universe fight to stop the invading Horde troops from taking Castle Grayskull, He-Man struggles to pull Despara from the clutches of Hordak. Now that Despara knows the truth about her origin, whose side will she choose to fight on He-Man’s or Hordak’s?
Mark Waid Green Hornet #6: Dynamite Entertainment: Stripped of his resources, the Green Hornet is in danger of being exposed by the underworld–and they won’t take kindly to Hornet’s acts of gangland espionage!
Marvel Knights Spider-Man <#1 of 5>: Marvel Comics: From the haunted heights of a mysterious castle to the dizzying depths of the deep seas, the Amazing Spider-Man has to take on not one, not six, not twelve – but ninety-nine of the Marvel Universe’s deadliest villains to save the lives of countless innocents! Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and Marco Rudy (Swamp Thing) bring you a defining hour in the life of the webbed wonder in a race against time and a battle against evil.
Supercrooks TPB : Marvel Comics: One last heist. That’s what they all say, right? Just one final score, and everyone can retire and take up fishing. Thing is, the jails are filled with super villains who thought the same thing, and got busted. But the Heat’s in a jam. He’s run up the kind of gambling debt that – if he can’t pay it back in cash – will be paid in blood. Nobody wants to see the most beloved supercrook of all time rubbed out by the mob – especially his biggest fan, Johnny Bolt. And Johnny’s got a plan to help the Heat and make all his buddies disgustingly rich at the same time. Unfortunately for Johnny’s recruits, they have to head to Spain and rob the world’s most notorious super villain blind. And that’s where things get tricky. Collecting SUPERCROOKS #1-4 by Mark Millar and Leinil Francis Yu!
The Star Wars #2: Dark Horse Comics: The Empire is poised for an attack on the peaceful world of Aquilae, and only Jedi General Luke Skywalker seems concerned. When King Kayos is killed, Jedi in training Annikin Starkiller is ordered to find Princess Leia, while Skywalker sends his only squadron against the Empire’s powerful new battle station! * Official eight-issue adaptation of George Lucas’s original rough-draft screenplay for Star Wars!
Walking Dead #1 10th Anniversary Ed: Image Comics: The historic first issue of THE WALKING DEAD presented for the first time in FULL COLOR by colorist extraordinaire DAVE STEWART! Along with the original covers and variants done for this issue throughout the years and tons of other bonus material.
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