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New In Comics - March 27

By Michael R. Murray,

Neil Gaiman is returning to Marvel Comics in Age of Ultron #10.  And he’s bringing Angela! Co-created by legendary artist Todd McFarlane, Angela will play an unknown part in the Age of Ultron conclusion and then subsequently appear in July’s Guardians of the Galaxy #5 co-written by Gaiman and Brian Michael Bendis. I’ve not seen any response from Todd. I’ll be very curious to see how an “angel from Heaven who hunts the agents of Hell in the Earthly plane” makes a home in the Marvel U.  More so because Marvel has seemed to me to be more disappointing than exciting lately.  On that note let’s see what I think might be exciting this week…

First up is Previews #295 April 2013, for items scheduled to begin shipping in June.  What’s exciting about this is that while I’ve been taking the time to cut apart and scan that entire magazine to get it on my website for online orders, Diamond Comics has finally acknowledged the digital age and this month’s offer will also feature a digital copy of Previews and they’ve supposedly got all kinds of apps for on the go and such.  Look elsewhere for details.  My tech guy is still working on what exactly that all means for us…

Mike Mignola, Fábio Moon, Gabriel Ba, and Dave Stewart have created BPRD Vampire #1 (of 5), $3.50, for Dark Horse Comics.  After the horrific events of B.P.R.D.: 1948, we follow one doomed agent's quest for revenge against a clan of vampires and their Gorgon-eyed queen Hecate…

From DC Comics you might look for Aquaman #18, $2.99, written by Geoff Johns with art by Paul Pelletier and Sean Parsons in which Aquaman tries to pick up the pieces of his life in the bloody aftermath of Throne of Atlantis…

There’s the final issue of the mini- series Joe Kubert Presents #6 (of 6), $4.99, by Joe Kubert and Sam Glanzman. This will feature the conclusions of Angel and the Ape and U.S.S. Stevens plus a deeply personal final work from the legendary Joe Kubert…

Not exactly a comic book but still very cool for the comic collector is the Batman Dark Knight Returns Call To Arms statue, $399.95.    Sculpted by Phil Ramirez and measuring approximately 14.5" high x 12.5" wide x 10" deep, his hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue is packaged in a 4-color box.  Mounted on a horse as black as the night he defends, the Caped Crusader rallies the troops in this new statue inspired by Frank Miller's legendary work.  It’s sold out from the distributor so if this is what you like get one fast…

Marvel Comics is collecting the stellar All New X-Men premiere hardcover volume 1 Yesterdays X-Men Now, $24.99, written by Brian Michael Bendis and art by Stuart Immonen.  This is Marvel’s best offering in my opinion, collecting All New X-Men #1 – 5.  "It's a blast from the past as Professor X's original five students, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel and Beast, are plucked from the past and brought to the present.  But what they find, the state their future selves are in and the state of Xavier's dream, is far from the future they dreamed of.  How will these young, idealistic heroes react when faced with the crushing knowledge of what their future holds?  And how will the embittered X-Men of the present day deal with their past coming crashing forward?  When the original team comes face to face with their counterparts, it isn't a peaceful meeting - and one of the X-Men will be forever changed…"

Guardians of the Galaxy #1, $3.99, by Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven.  The publisher describes this issue - "There's a new rule in the galaxy: No one touches Earth.  No one!  Why has Earth become the most important planet in the Galaxy?  That's what the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to find out.  Join the brightest stars in the Marvel universe: Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and--wait for it--Iron-Man, as they embark upon one of the most explosive and eye-opening chapters of Marvel now!  These galactic Avengers are going to discover secrets that will rattle Marvel readers for years to come.  Why wait for the movie?  It all starts here!" I know.. Iron Man.  The point one issue was much better than I expected it to be so we’ll have to see how this all works out…

.. And there are plenty more comics and related merchandise that are not 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, please feel free to 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 has started full on preparing for the Boston Comic Con.  April 20th and 21st and with less than a month it’s time to get serious and get it all together so we can have a good show.

 

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