Seriously, there is so much avenging going on in this week’s comics, you don’t even know. Besides an insane amount of Avengers-related comics from Marvel, the first trade of Steed and Mrs. Peel (the original Avengers) it seems like everybody has some avenging to do in this week’s comics!
• X #1: Dark Horse’s violent vigilante of the ‘90s returns to take on the criminal triumvirate known as the Three Pigs, with both criminals and cops standing in his way.
• Other releases: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #21, Creepy Comics #12, Star Wars #5.
• Batman #20: Bruce Wayne — not Batman — battles Clayface, and a very special visitor stops by Gotham City.
• Katana #4: Katana deals with the aftermath of Killer Croc’s devastating attack.
• Team 7 #8: The final issue, revealing how — and why — Team 7 broke up.
• Other releases: Batman and Red Hood #20, Batman: Arkham Unhinged #14, Constantine #3, Deathstroke #20, Demon Knights #20, Green Lantern Corps #20, Justice League of America #3, Ravagers #12, Smallville: Season 11 #13, Suicide Squad #20, Superboy #20.
• Star Trek #20: The origin stories conclude as Sulu has his first encounter with Chekov.
• Other releases: Fever Ridge: MacArthur’s Jungle War #3, Memorial: Imaginary Friends #3, The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror #4.
• The Walking Dead #110: Michonne vs. Ezekial. ‘Nuff said.
• Other releases: Chin Music #1, Prophet #35, Storm Dogs #5, Witchblade #166.
• Fearless Defenders #4: Valkyrie discovers her origin is a lie as Caroline LeFay releases her Doom Maidens.
• Ultimate Comics Ultimates #24: The Ultimates battle the West Coast Ultimates. I can’t decide which is more ridiculous; the fact that there’s a West Coast Ultimates or that Marvel is still calling this thing “Ultimate Comics Ultimates.”
• Deadpool #9: I’ll let Marvel field this one: “Deadpool targets a MAN with AQUATIC powers! Then he teams-up with your SUPERIOR Neighborhood SPIDER-MAN! I PROMISE HE KILLS ONE OF THOSE TWO!”
• Uncanny Avengers #8: The Apocalypse Twins decide to take over the world on the same day Thor accidentally causes Ragnorak.
• Other releases: Alpha Big Time #4, Astonishing X-Men #62, Avengers #11, Avengers Arena #9, Avengers Assemble #15, Avenging Spider-Man #20, Castle: A Claim Before the Storm #5, Iron Man #258.2, Marvel Universe Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #14, Secret Avengers #4, Thor: God of Thunder #8, Uncanny X-Force #4, Wolverine #3.
• Grimm #1: NBC’s hit series comes to comics, revealing the adventures of Nick’s mom as she sets off to destroy the Coins of Zakynthos.
• Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin #4: Harry tries to protect a small Midwestern town from a curse and the terrifying monsters it has unleashed.
• Bravest Warriors #8: The Bravest Warriors must stop a nefarious villain from conquering the universe via beauty pageant.
• Other releases: 12 Reasons to Die #1, Critter #11, Dark Shadows #16, Executive Assistant Assassins #10, Fathom Vol. 4 #9, Ferals #14, Garth Ennis’ Battlefields #6, Legend of the Shadowclan #4, Legend of Oz: Scarecrow #1, Legend of Oz: The Wicked West #7, Life with Archie #29, Mylo Xyloto #4, Supurbia #7, Uber #1, Vampirella #29, Warlord of Mars #24.
Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers
• Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 Vol 3: Guarded: Kennedy gets Buffy a bodyguard job for a tech mogul on the run from demon assassins.
• Freaks’ Amour: Mutants created by the aftermath of a nuclear bomb take any job in order to pay for surgeries to turn them normal.
• Other releases: Chronicles of King Conan Vol. 5: Black Dragons, Criminal Macabre: No Peace for Dead Men.
• Batman Inc Vol. 1: Demon Star: Damian’s mother Talia al’Ghul is determined to take her revenge on Batman by killing their own son.
• Batman: Death by Design: Gotham City’s many, many construction projects turn into deadly traps, and Batman must stop an architecturally minded villain.
• Other releases: Hellblazer Vol. 5: Dangerous Habits, Legion of Super Heroes Vol. 2: Dominators, Ravagers Vol. 1: The Kids from Nowhere.
• The Rocketeer: Adventures Treasury Edition: The collected works of Dave Stevens’ return to The Rocketeer from his two “Adventures” anthologies.
• Thief of Thieves Vol. 2: Conrad’s latest heist doesn’t go as planned, with disastrous — and extremely violent — results.
• Other releases: Bomb Queen Deluxe Edition Vol. 2, Comeback.
• Spider-Men: Spider-Man and Ultimate Spider-Man team-up, as Miles Morales meets the grown-up version of his idol and Peter Parker discovers a world where he died young.
• Avengers Vs. X-Men Companion: Every single Avengers Vs. X-Men tie-in that wasn’t actually an Avengers Vs. X-Men or AvX issue.
• Avengers Arena Vol. 1: Kill or Die: An insane villain drops 16 superhuman teens off on Murder Island and announces only one of them gets to leave.
• Other releases: Avengers: Heart of Stone, Avenging Spider-Man: Threats and Menaces, Essential Defenders Vol. 7, The Stand Vol. 6: Night Has Come, Thunderbolts Vol. 1: No Quarter, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 3.
• Steed and Mrs. Peel Vol. 1. Very Civil Armageddon: The original Avengers — the far more debonair and British ones — face their own version of the Hellfire Club.
• Raven Girl: When a mailman falls in love with a raven, the result is an unhappy raven child trapped in a human body.
• Other releases: Benny Breakiron Vol. 1: Red Taxis, Claymore Vol. 22, Don Quixote, Fanboys Vs. Zomboys Vol. 2, Hellraiser: The Road Below Vol. 1, Heroman Vol. 4, Naruto Vol. 61, Nothing can Possibly Go Wrong, Paying For It, Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm Vol. 1, Prophecy, Savage Beauty, Shadowgirls, Snake Pit Gets Old, Treasury of Murder, Walt Disney’s Donlad duck Vol. 3: Castle’s Secret, We Can Fix It, Westward Vol. 1m You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack.
As usual, here's the list of everything being released to comic stores tomorrow, and you can find your nearest comic retailer here.