Comic Book Haul Friday – 10 May 2013

It’s Friday, and you know what that means, it’s another Comic Book Haul Post!

Alright, so I actually got my comics on Thursday this week, but held off posting this until today because, well – it’s Comic Book Friday and not Comic Book Thursday. It’s a pretty massive haul this week for me, with a total of seven comics. I didn’t manage to get Superboy #20 after seeing that there was a new artists/writer on board, but the reception hasn’t been overwhelmingly positive for it despite the cool cover, so I probably won’t order it for next week as my pullist is already excessive, and looks set to grow, with upcoming Batman/Superman, Superman Unchained, and all of the Green Lantern books getting new creative teams.

Again, there’s no picture this time, but here’s the roundup of the comics that I picked up this week, in alphabetical order rather than publisher order. Avengers #11 was given to me digitally, as I have an ongoing trade with a member of the Comic Book Rescources Forum for the digital codes of Uncanny Avengers and Uncanny X-Men for Avengers, as Avengers ships twice a month.

Avengers #11

Avengers #11

Story: Jonathan Hickman | Art: Mike Deodato | Cover: Dustin Weaver | Publisher: Marvel Comics

• “WAKE THE DRAGON”

• As Shang-Chi battles an ancient enemy, the Avengers hang out in Hong Kong’s swankiest casino. Captain Marvel, Black Widow and Spider-Woman find out it doesn’t pay to gamble in the spy business. Cannonball and Sunspot play craps with a bunch of AIM Agents. AND WIN!

Batman #20 

Batman #20

Story: Scott Snyder & James T Tynion IV Art: Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, & Alex Maleev: Colours by FCO Plascencia: Letters by Comicraft | Cover by Greg Capullo & FCO Plascencia | Publisher: DC Comics

A strange visitor comes to Gotham City when tragedy delivers the team-up you’ve been asking for since the start of The New 52!

Batman and Red Hood #20

Batman and Red Hood #20

Story: Peter J. Tomasi | Art: Patrick Gleason, Cliff Richards, Mick Gray, & Mark Irwin | Colors: John Kalisz | Letters: Carlos M. Mangual | Cover: Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, & John Kalisz | Publisher: DC Comics

The massive fallout from the recent events in BATMAN, INCORPORATED take Batman to the very limits of his sanity…will The Red Hood pull him back—or push him over the edge?

Justice League of America #3

Justice League of America #3

Story: Geoff Johns | Art: David Finch & Richard Friend | Colors: Sonia Oback | Letters: Rob Leigh | Cover: David Finch, Sonia Oback, & Hermann Mejia | Publisher: DC Comics

A new Secret Society is forming-—but which of its members has the power to attack the Justice League from within?

The Movement #1

The Movement #1

Story: Gail Simone | Art: Freddie E Williams III | Cover: Amanda Conner & Cliff Chiang

We are faceless. We are limitless. We see all. And we do not forgive.

Who defends the powerless against the GREEDY and the CORRUPT? Who protects the homeless and poverty-stricken from those who would PREY upon them in the DARK OF NIGHT? When those who are sworn to protect us abuse their power, when toxic government calls down super-human lackeys to force order upon the populace…finally, there is a force, a citizen’s army, to push order BACK. Let those who abuse the system know this as well: We have our OWN super humans now. They are not afraid of your badges or Leagues. And they will not be SILENCED. 

We are your neighbors. We are your co-workers. And we are your children.

Thor: God of Thunder #8

Thor, God of Thunder #8

Story: Jason Aaron | Art: Esad Ribic | Cover: Esad Ribic | Publisher: Marvel Comics

GODBOMB, Part Two of Five

• Thor in chains. Gorr transcendent. All hope for divinity lost. As the clock ticks down on one very large bomb, as enslaved gods look to the skies for a savior, enter…the Girls of Thunder?

Uncanny Avengers #8 

Uncanny Avengers #8

Story: Rick Remender | Art: Daniel Acuna | Colors: Daniel Acuna | Letters: Chris Eliopoulos | Cover: John Cassaday & Laura Martin | Publisher: Marvel Comics

Ragnarök Now, part 2!

• Xavier is dead, now begins the age of The Apocalypse Twins! Now begins Ragnarök and it’s all Thor’s fault! S.W.O.R.D. Peak station is attacked by Apocalypse’s Ship! A Celestial’s fate so shocking, so impossible, it will rock the Marvel Universe to its core. This is it, Ragnarök is now and not even the Uncanny Avengers can hold it back!

Uncanny X-Force #4

Uncanny X-Force #4

Story:  Sam Humphries | Art: Ron Garney, Scott Hanna, & Adrian Alphona | Colors: Marte Gracia, Israel Gonzalez, & Christina Strain | Letters: Cory Petit | Cover: Kris Anka, Salvador Larroca, & Frank D’Armata

The first arc comes to a crazy climactic end!

• What have Fantomex and Cluster been up to while Bishop has been killing the rest of X-Force?

So, what comics did you get this week? My pick of the week has to be BATMAN #20, as The Movement #1 was released last week, however Thor: God of Thunder #8 came in a close second.

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