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Comic Book Day: Pull List for May 29th, 2013

By now, we hope, you’ve recovered from the barbecue, freedom, and beer-induced haze of Memorial Day weekend and are more than halfway into your four day work week. Let’s face it – sometimes the shorter work weeks are even more difficult, because you have to learn how to do your job all over again after wiping all work-related data from the flash drive of your mind. Routine helps, which is why it’s a real godsend that today is Comic Book Day and the pull list is jam-packed with beings of unparalleled destruction, senseless acts of violence, and the return of the best mohawk in the game. While you’re at it, take a peek at our exclusive preview pages of DC’s Earth 2 Annual #1, then head on down to your local comic book shop and get over Hump Day in style.

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X-Men #1 | Brian Wood and Oliver Coipel

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned – especially if that woman is an omega-level being that’s billions of years old and has revenge hardcoded into her DNA. The simply-titled X-Men #1 hits the ground running, keeping the action moving while reintroducing us to the core characters as well as dapper ne’er-do-well John Sublime. And his sister. You knew he had a sister, right? Well, he does and she’s apparently big trouble for Sublime and the X-Men. Playing out like the mutant version of Baby’s Day Out, X-Men #1 is a largely enjoyable opening for the new series, setting an action-packed, lighthearted tone that works well in Wood’s capable hands and Oliver Coipel’s kinetic artwork. For all the bluster about having an all-female X-Men team, it doesn’t feel like anything particularly revolutionary. That is not a slight against the book; rather, it just feels like a natural iteration of the X-Men and the fact that they happen to have the X-Gene and two X chromosomes is mere coincidence. Although much of what happens in this first issue is table-setting and the idea of Jubilee as a mom is quite worrisome, this is a solid opening salvo for what looks like one of Marvel’s hottest new books.

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Thief of Thieves #14 | Andy Diggle and Shawn Martinbrough

Picture an industrial-sized fan. Now picture it whirring at 7000 RPMs or whatever the industry standard is. Now picture a tractor trailer truck full of shit hitting it. This is exactly the situation in which Conrad and Augustus, the master thief and his prodigal son, find themselves in at the outset of Thief of Thieves #14. With Augustus being held hostage by a drug dealer he ripped off, it’s up to Conrad to assemble his old crew and pull off a heist in Venice that he’s been planning for years and years now. It’s all or nothing, as failure will result in a special delivery in the form of his son’s decapitated head. Diggle does a great job of stepping up to the plate, assuming writing duties from James Asmus, and manages to leave me satisfied and hungry for more at the end of 22 pages. Shawn Martinbrough’s visceral artwork has been outstanding through the entire series and the image of two suit-clad, Mexican sugar skull mask-wearing goons savagely beating Augustus is one that won’t soon leave my brain. And for more info on what’s coming down the pipeline in Thief of Thieves, read our interview with Andy Diggle!

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Next Testament #| Clive Barker, Mark Miller and Haemi Jang

Setting their sights on religion and faith, Clive Barker and Mark Miller are here with the start of a twelve-issue mini-series that is sure to leave a bloody trail in its wake. Tinged with horror, Next Testament‘s first issue revolves around a rich eccentric who, after having a dream, journeys to the desert and unleashes a being of unfathomable power, a rainbow-colored entity claiming to be God. Rather quickly, it becomes apparent that he’s a vengeful god indeed, using his influence and power to wreak havoc among mankind. While it would have been rad to see Clive Barker illustrate or paint the book, Haemi Jang’s interiors are nothing short of stunning, especially when the prismatic god-like entity is making it literally rain men (hallelujah). Barker and Miller have crafted a real mindfuck of a story in Next Testament and ended on a particularly gruesome cliffhanger, so I’m eager to see where this grisly mystery goes next.

Pull List

DARK HORSE COMICS
AMALAS BLADE #2 $3.50
ANGEL & FAITH #22 STEVE MORRIS CVR $2.99
BPRD VAMPIRE #3 $3.50
DRAGON AGE UNTIL WE SLEEP #3 $3.99
KING CONAN HOUR O/T DRAGON #1 $3.50
LAST OF US AMERICAN DREAMS #1 (2ND PTG) $3.99
LAST OF US AMERICAN DREAMS #2 $3.99
STAR WARS OMNIBUS WILD SPACE TP VOL 01 $24.99
DC COMICS
ABSOLUTE TOP TEN HC $99.99
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 $3.99
BATMAN NOIR EDUARDO RISSO DELUXE ED HC $24.99
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT ANNUAL #1 $4.99
CATWOMAN ANNUAL #1 $4.99
EARTH 2 ANNUAL #1 $4.99
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US #5 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4 $3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4 COMBO PACK $4.99
LUCIFER TP VOL 01 (MR) $29.99
NEW TEEN TITANS OMNIBUS HC VOL 03 (RES) $75.00
PHANTOM STRANGER TP VOL 01 A STRANGER AMONG US (N52) $14.99
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS ANNUAL #1 $4.99
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 SPECIAL #1 $4.99
SUPERBOY TP VOL 02 EXTRACTION (N52) $14.99
WAKE #1 (MR) $2.99
WATCHMEN THE DELUXE ED HC $39.99
IDW PUBLISHING
DANGER GIRL TRINITY #2 [DIG/P+] $3.99
DEFINITIVE FLASH GORDON & JUNGLE JIM HC VOL 03 $75.00
DOCTOR WHO PRISONERS OF TIME #5 [DIG/P+] $3.99
GI JOE #4 [DIG/P+] $3.99
GI JOE FIELD MANUAL SC VOL 02 $19.99
GODZILLA ONGOING #12 [DIG/P+] $3.99
JERICHO SEASON 4 #3 [DIG/P+] $3.99
JINNRISE #5 [DIG/P+] $3.99
KILL SHAKESPEARE TIDE OF BLOOD #4 [DIG/P+] $3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #2 4TH PTG $3.99
MY LITTLE PONY MICRO SERIES #4 FLUTTERSHY [DIG/P+] $3.99
POPEYE CLASSICS ONGOING #10 [DIG/P+] $3.99
STAR TREK CLASSICS TP VOL 04 BEGINNINGS $19.99
STAR TREK ONGOING #21 AFTER DARKNESS PT 1 [DIG/P+] $3.99
TMNT ONGOING #22 $3.99
TRANSFORMERS IDW COLLECTION HC VOL 08 $49.99
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #17 [DIG/P+] $3.99
TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS #1 [DIG/P+] $3.99
TRUE BLOOD HC VOL 05 SHAKE FOR ME $24.99
IMAGE COMICS
CHEW #34 (MR) [DIG] $2.99
CLONE #7 [DIG] $2.99
CLONE TP VOL 01 [DIG] $12.99
EAST OF WEST #2 2ND PTG $3.50
ELEPHANTMEN #48 (MR) [DIG] $3.99
ELEPHANTMEN REVISED & EXPANDED HC VOL 01 (MR) [DIG] $39.99
FIVE WEAPONS #4 [DIG] $3.50
LOST VEGAS #3 CVR A LEE [DIG] $3.50
LOST VEGAS #3 CVR B FLEECS $3.50
MIND THE GAP #10 CVR A ESQUEJO [DIG] $2.99
MIND THE GAP #10 CVR B OBACK $2.99
MORNING GLORIES #27 CVR A EISMA (MR) [DIG] $3.99
MORNING GLORIES #27 CVR B FRISON (MR) $3.99
MORNING GLORIES #27 CVR C GUILLORY (MR) $3.99
MORNING GLORIES #27 CVR D MARTINBROUGH (MR) $3.99
MORNING GLORIES #27 CVR E MCKELVIE (MR) $3.99
MORNING GLORIES #27 CVR F PITARRA (MR) $3.99
MORNING GLORIES #27 CVR G RIOS (MR) $3.99
MORNING GLORIES #27 CVR H WARD (MR) $3.99
THIEF OF THIEVES #14 (MR) [DIG] $2.99
IMAGE COMICS/MCFARLANE TOYS
TMP MLB SERIES 31 AF (RES) PI
TMP MLB SERIES 31 BRYCE HARPER AF PI
TMP MLB SERIES 31 CLAYTON KERSHAW AF PI
TMP MLB SERIES 31 DEREK JETER AF (RES) PI
TMP MLB SERIES 31 STRASBURG AF (RES) PI
MARVEL COMICS
AGE OF ULTRON #5 2ND PTG HITCH VAR $3.99
ALL NEW X-MEN PREM HC VOL 02 HERE TO STAY $24.99
AVENGERS COMPLETE COLL BY GEOFF JOHNS TP VOL 01 $29.99
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #21 $3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA #7 NOW2 $3.99
CAPTAIN UNIVERSE HERO WHO COULD BE YOU $7.99
DARK AVENGERS #190 $2.99
DEADPOOL TP VOL 01 DEAD PRESIDENTS NOW $15.99
DOCTOR STRANGE TP OATH NEW PTG $19.99
FURY MAX #12 (MR) $3.99
GAMBIT #13 $2.99
HAWKEYE #9 2ND PTG AJA VAR $2.99
INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #8 NOW $3.99
IRON MAN #258.4 $3.99
MARVEL NOIR TP SPIDER-MAN PUNISHER $34.99
MONSTERS INC DIGEST TP $9.99
MORBIUS LIVING VAMPIRE #5 NOW $2.99
NEW AVENGERS #6 NOW $3.99
PUNISHER TP ENTER WAR ZONE $16.99
SAVAGE WOLVERINE #5 NOW $3.99
SPIDER-MAN 2099 TP VOL 01 NEW PTG $24.99
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 01 MY OWN WORST ENEMY NOW $17.99
THOR GOD OF THUNDER PREM HC VOL 01 GOD BUTCHER $24.99
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN BY BRIAN WOOD TP VOL 01 $19.99
UNCANNY X-FORCE #5 NOW $3.99
UNCANNY X-MEN #4 2ND PTG BACHALO VAR NOW $3.99
VENOM #35 $2.99
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #30 $3.99
X-MEN #1 NOW $3.99
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
ADVENTURE TIME ANNUAL #1 $4.99
ANNOYING ORANGE GN VOL 02 ORANGE YOU GLAD $6.99
ANNOYING ORANGE HC VOL 02 ORANGE YOU GLAD $10.99
ARCHIE #644 ARCHIE MEETS GLEE PT 4 [DIG/P+] $2.99
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #240 [DIG/P+] $3.99
ASTRONAUT ACADEMY RE ENTRY GN $9.99
BOYS OF STEEL THE CREATORS OF SUPERMAN YR HC $16.99
BREATHER GN [DIG/P+] $6.95
CAGE OF EDEN GN VOL 10 $10.99
CAT ON A HOT THIN GROOVE TP $35.00
CAVEWOMAN UNCOVERED PINUP BOOK BUDD ROOT SP ED (MR) PI
CLIVE BARKER NEXT TESTAMENT #1 (MR) [DIG] $3.99
COMPLEX GN VOL 01 WAYS OF LIFE (MR) $11.99
CROSSED BADLANDS #29 (MR) $3.99
CROSSED BADLANDS #29 TORTURE CVR (MR) $3.99
CROSSED BADLANDS #29 WRAP CVR (MR) $3.99
DARK SHADOWS VAMPIRELLA TP $19.99
DEAD MANS RUN #5 CVR A PARKER [DIG] $3.50
DEAD MANS RUN #5 CVR B OUM $3.50
DEATHMATCH #6 MAIN COVERS [DIG] $3.99
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #11 CVR A CAFARO $3.99
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #11 CVR B OUM $3.99
FUTURAMA COMICS #67 $2.99
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #85 A CVR TYNDALL (UNLSHD PT2) (MR) $5.99
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #85 B CVR CAFARO (UNLSHD PT2) (MR) $5.99
GFT REALM KNIGHTS ONE SHOT A CVR REYES (MR) $5.99
GFT REALM KNIGHTS ONE SHOT B CVR TOLIBAO (MR) $5.99
GFT REALM KNIGHTS ONE SHOT C CVR QUALANO (MR) $5.99
GFT WONDERLAND #11 A CVR CUMMINGS (MR) $2.99
GFT WONDERLAND #11 B CVR BROOMALL (MR) $2.99
GFT WONDERLAND DOWN RABBIT HOLE #1 A CVR SPAY (MR) $2.99
GFT WONDERLAND DOWN RABBIT HOLE #1 B CVR HORN (MR) $2.99
GFT WONDERLAND DOWN RABBIT HOLE #1 C CVR CAFARO (MR) $2.99
GFT WONDERLAND DOWN RABBIT HOLE #1 D CVR CHA (MR) $2.99
GHOST IN SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX GN VOL 04 (MR) $10.99
GOLD DIGGER PLATINUM TP VOL 05 $14.95
GOOD DOG HC $16.99
GREEN HORNET LEGACY #37 $3.99
GREEN HORNET TP VOL 05 OUTCAST $19.99
IN KITCHEN WITH ALAIN PASSARD INSIDE WORLD OF MASTER CHEF $16.95
JENNIFER BLOOD FIRST BLOOD #5 (MR) $3.99
JOHN CARPENTERS ASYLUM #1 (MR) $3.99
JOURNALISM TP $22.00
LIMIT GN VOL 05 $10.95
LIO TP VOL 02 MAKING FRIENDS $9.99
MERE GN (MR) $19.95
MOTHER TERESA SAINT O/T SLUMS GN (RES) $11.99
OBITUARY MAN GN (MR) $15.00
ODD DUCK GN $15.99
PIRATE EYE ONE SHOT PIRATES LIFE [DIG] $3.99
PRINCELESS VOL 2 #3 [DIG] $3.99
RED SONJA #76 $3.99
RESURRECTIONIST LOST WORK OF DR SPENCER BLACK HC $24.95
SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 11 $10.99
SHADOW YEAR ONE #3 CVR A WAGNER $3.99
SHADOW YEAR ONE #3 CVR B ROSS $3.99
SHADOW YEAR ONE #3 CVR C SAMNEE $3.99
SHADOW YEAR ONE #3 CVR D CHAYKIN $3.99
SIMPSONS SUMMER SHINDIG #7 $4.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #249 REG CVR [P+] $2.99
SPIDERBABE DLX PACK W/ DVD (MR) $9.99
TALES O/T BUDDHA BEFORE HE WAS ENLIGHTENED TP (MR) $14.99
TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #80 (MR) [DIG] $2.95
TOMMYSAURUS REX GN VOL 01 $10.99
TOMMYSAURUS REX HC VOL 01 $19.99
WARLORD OF MARS #25 (MR) $3.99
WESTWOOD WITCHES #1 (MR) $3.99
WITCHBLADE DEMON REBORN TP $16.99

 

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