Comic Book Haul Friday – 26 April 2013

Here’s my Haul for this week, featuring several comics that I found in the bargain boxes of my local store as well as four new releases.


26 April 2013

So yeah, as you can probably tell from the image, I finally took advantage of the bargain bins at my local comic store, and picked up six extra back issues, including two Nightwing ones from 2003, among several others. But without further ado, here’s my Haul:

Talon #7

Talon #7

Writers: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV | Art: Guillem March | Publisher: DC Comics

If the Court of Owls isn’t responsible for killing Talon, then who is?

The Flash #19

The Flash #19

Writer: Brian Buccellato | Art: Marcio Takara | Cover: Francis Manapul | Publisher: DC Comics

What is the latest and greatest threat to The Flash and all those closest to him?

Uncanny Avengers #7

Uncanny Avengers #7

Writer: Rick Remeder | Art: Daniel Acuna | Cover: John Cassaday | Publisher: Marvel Comics

Enter The Apocalypse Twins! The beginning of the end begins with their arrival!Why do they seek to anger The Celestials? What is their connection to Kang? How is Thor responsible for their mighty power?! A death at the hands of an Avenger divides the team! Will Sunfire torture an S-Man to save mutant lives?

Uncanny X-Men #4

Uncanny X-Men #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis | Art: Frazer Irving | Publisher: Marvel Comics

FRAZER IRVING (Batman and Robin) joins the creative team of UNCANNY X-MEN! • Learn what it’s like to be a student at Cyclops’ new school.


And now that the new releases are out of the way, here are the six issues that I got from the bargain box for 50p each.

Nightwing Vol. 2 #79

Nightwing Vol. 2 #79

Writer: Devin Grayson | Pencils: Rick Leonardi | Inks: Jesse Delperdang | Colours: Gregory Wright | Cover: Dave Johnson | Publisher: DC Comics

Nightwing scrambles to find the source of a madness that’s gripping the Bludhaven Police Department. But Bludhaven’s Finest aren’t just lapsing into a murderous mania–they’re also exhibiting super human strength and speed!

Nightwing Vol.2 #80

Nightwing Vol. 2 #80

Writer: Devin Grayson | Pencils: Rick Leonardi | Inks: Dan Davis, Jesse Delperdang | Colours: Gregory Wright | Publisher: DC Comics

“Venn Diagram” part 1! Deathstroke’s in town and he’s here on business! Can Nightwing stop the DCU’s premier “terminator” from taking out his target–a target who’s close to home for Dick Grayson?

Cable Vol. 2 #1

Cable Vol. 2 #1

Writer: Duane Swierczynski | Art: Ariel Olivetti | Publisher: Marvel Comics

Cable has been tasked with safeguarding the Messiah of the mutant race! To protect the infant savior, Cable heads to the future. But hot on his trail is a relentless enemy who won’t stop until blood is spilled!

The First X-Men #1

The First X-Men #1

Writer: Christos N. Gage | Art: Neal Adams | Publisher: Marvel Comics

X-Men legend Neal Adams returns to Marvel’s Mutants! The secret history of the X-Men…before Xavier’s team! Starring Wolverine and Sabretooth!

Civil War: Front Line #3 (Of #11)

Civil War Front Line #3

Writer: Paul Jenkins | Art: David Aja, Ramon F. Bachs, Steve Lieber, Lee Weeks | Inks: Robert Campanella | Publisher: Marvel Comics

The survivor of the team that caused the Stamford Tragedy has been found. But living through a superhuman disaster may be the worst thing that could happen, as this vilified hero is placed under arrest for the deaths of an entire town.

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #0

Star Wars - Dawn of the Jedi #0

Writer: John Ostrander | Art: Jan Duursema | Cover: Rodolfo Migliari

It began with the mysterious pyramid ships–the Tho Yor–scattered to the eight corners of the galaxy, and ended with the establishment of an Order that would change the universe forever. Here’s your first look at the Star Wars of 25,000 years ago–before there were lightsabers, when the ties to the Force were new, and before the Jedi spread out into the galaxy. The official guide for readers of Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi! The Ostrander/Duursema team returns to Star Wars!

Now that that’s out of the way, I certainly will be delving into the bargain box more often now, and I’m going to try and hunt down the rest of the Nightwing arc featuring Deathstroke. My pick of the week is probably Talon #7 though, as that issue was really, really awesome. I might not be able to buy some back-issues next week though as  I’m picking up New Avengers #5, Young Avengers #4 from this week, Hawkeye #10, Superior Spider-Man #9, Age of Ultron #7, All New X-Men #20 Green Arrow #20, Aquaman #19 and maybe even Astonishing X-Men Volume 2 as well. And it’s also Free Comic Book Day next Saturday, so I might go to the shop then depending on whether they’re participating in it or not and pick up lots of issues and the TPB then.

What comics have you picked up this week, or are planning to get on the weekend? Let me know in the comments sections below.


4 comments on “Comic Book Haul Friday – 26 April 2013

  1. Cable is an awesome character. He really is a natural born leader: he’s self confident, he always has everything under control and he always knows the right thing to do.
    Cable, exactly like his creator Rob Liefeld, became a symbol of 90s comics, a period usually remembered as full of excesses — excessive violence, excessive masculinity, excessive pouches and so on.
    I don’t think the 90s were so terrible: yes, the characters became ruthless instead of light hearted, manly instead of teen aged and so on, but I liked this process, and I don’t think it was as ridiculous as many readers describe it.
    Also, some changes the 90s introduced in comics definitely are positive. For example, before the 90s it was impossible to see a decent action packed scene: neither the superhero nor the villain used weapons, so they used to fight by using only their fists. In the 90s, both of them started using guns, submachine guns, bombs and so on, so the action packed scenes became less predictable, more varied and more spectacular.
    Another positive innovation the 90s gave us: the characters became less politically correct. Before the 90s, a superhero was supposed to be irreproachable, so all of them were so full of political correctness that they became ridiculous. When they started holding weapons, killing their enemies and acting in a ruthless way without any resentment, they became more realistic and enjoyable, in my opinion.
    I think that all these changes the comics faced in the 90s were due to the success of the movies Arnold and Sly used to make during those years. Boys loved those movies, so they wanted to see the same things in the comics they used to buy: both Marvel and DC decided to give them what they wanted, and, while many readers think it was a wrong move, I did appreciate it. Maybe it’s because I started reading comics exactly in the 90s, or maybe it’s because I love action packed comics and movies – especially when Arnold or Sly is involved.
    To make Cable’s connection with that resentfully remembered period more flebile, Marvel subsequently modified his outfit, making him less manly, removing some pouches from his costume and so on. I didn’t appreciate it: it’s like drawing a smile on the Punisher’s T – shirt instead of the skull. The costume is part of the identity of the character, so, if you change it so much, you distort him, in my opinion. Give us back Cable’s pouches, Marvel! : )
    Now that I think about it, while the action movies of the time certainly played a role in the tonal shift of comics during that time, a great deal of the credit must be given to 1986′s Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller and 1987′s Watchmen by Alan Moore as well.
    Also, you made a great bargain buying those Nightwing issues for 50p each. I love Nightwing far more than Cable, and I could write a far longer comment about him, but I’ve already written way too much, so I’d better end my comment here. : )

    • Thanks for the background about Cable, didn’t know that Liefeld created him. The issue itself was fairly average, nothing too groundbreaking or spectacular. And yeah, I was so happy when I found those 2 Nightwing issues, and he’s quickly becoming one of my favourite DC characters, so hopefully the store will have more Nightwing books in the bargain bin next week, or more than likely the week after because of the large amount of new issues that I’m picking up next week

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