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New In Comics 1/23

By Michael R. Murray,

Here I am using the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to get a jump on this for the week, along with most of my other ‘work’ and some quality time with the family.  It’s the perfect way to use any holiday.  That would be other than reading comics, of course.  So let’s find us some comics to read this week. 

Dark Horse Comics is shipping out the Deva Zan HC, $49.99, by Yoshitaka Amano.  Amano’s first fantasy novel as an author as well as an illustrator, this is the culmination of an epic ten years of planning and Amano has made Deva Zan his own personal expression of the legends of Asia for his Western readership.  In Japanese Buddhism, twelve generals-the Juni Jinsho-stood guard over the cosmos at the points of the zodiac. But now they have vanished, and nothing stands between us and the forces of darkness, except Deva Zan, a samurai without a memory.

To restore order to existence, he must marshal not only his own fighting skill, but find companions that can cross the boundaries of time and space-to join him in a battle that will stretch from the fields of ancient Japan, to the streets of modern New York City-and to dimensions beyond human comprehension!...

I love the thrill ride that Rise of the Third Army has been for DC Comics and I really can’t believe that I don’t sell more of this.  Regardless, Green Lantern fans will find themselves in for a treat this week as we have three of these books.  Green Lantern #16, $2.99, by Geoff Johns, Doug Mahnke, and Christian Alamy sees Simon Baz meet his fellow GL for the first time – Just as the Corps teeters on absolute destruction.  The end of the Guardians’ control over the Corps is near as Third Army marches towards its conclusion and we’re prepared for the next big epic.  Green Lantern Corps #16, $2.99, by Peter J. Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin, and Scott Hanna, with a cover by Cafu, has Baz break Guy Gardner out of jail.  In Green Lantern New Guardians #16, $2.99, by Anthony Bedard and Aaron Kuder, $2.99, Kyle Rayner is finally learning to master the spectrum of Lantern powers when the Third Army attacks…

Mad Artist Edition HC, $150.00, from IDW isn’t one that I ordered, but like the rest, it’s sold out…

Tim Seeley and Mike Norton are still attracting attention.  This week Image Comics is shipping Revival #5 2nd printing, $2.99, and Revival #6, $2.99, sporting a cover by Jenny Frison this is a great jumping on point for new readers…

From Marvel Comics I’m looking forward to seeing what Sam Humphries and Ron Garney are going to do with Uncanny X-Force #1, $3.99.  There’s no doubt this isn’t the X-Force we’ve been reading, but new characters and a new direction don’t have to be the death of a good book…

Valiant Entertainment, Joshua Dysart, and Lee Garbett are leading the Renegades to their newest recruit – Torque, in Harbinger #8, $3.99…

The countdown to Planet Death starts now in X-O Manowar #9, $3.99, by Robert Venditti and Trevor Hairsine…

..And plenty more that aren't listed. For a more complete list, feel free to visit your local comic store or favorite site. If you’re interested in more of what I think, follow me on Twitter at Mycomicstore001 or like my Facebook page.

 

Michael R. Murray is a full time Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service who will at some point tomorrow daydream that he had the Human Torch’s powers while he’s walking around in the cold and snow.

 

 
 

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