TOP 5 Comics: April 30th 2014

Published on May 6th, 2014

We hope you had a great week and now it is time for you to enjoy Simon and Sheldon’s Top 5 from last week and then take a listen to the Pick of The Week Podcast on Wednesday to hear more thoughts on each book that they picked! It is just that simple! So enjoy the books every week at your favorite community for comic news, reviews, podcast and more only here at Comic Impact!

Simon’s Top 5

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Amazing Spider-Man (2014-) #1 – By Dan Slott and artwork by Humberto Ramos

The world may have changed since Spidey’s been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he’s not wasting a moment of it. Same Parker Luck, new Parker attitude. Putting the “friendly” back in the neighborhood, the “hero” back into “super hero,” and the “amazing” back into “Spider-Man!” Also returning: The recharged and reenergized ELECTRO!

Batman Eternal #4 – By Scott Snyder and artwork by Dustin Nguen

Batman battles Batgirl as Jim Gordon’s troubles take a turn for the worse.

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Elephantmen #56 – By Richard Starkings, Mark Schweikert and artwork by Shaky Kane

“BLOOD AND SAND”

SHAKY KANE returns to ELEPHANTMEN to tell a chilling story of the L.A.P.D’s Lieutenant Trench.

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Rai  #1 – By Matt Kindt and artwork by  Clayton Crain

VALIANT FIRST begins in force this May with an all-new vision of the future in RAI #1 – a new monthly series from comics superstars Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain!

The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity…

Southern Bastards #1 – By Jason Arron and artwork by Jason Latour

Welcome to Craw County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin’ Rebs football team…and more bastards than you’ve ever seen. When you’re an angry old man like Earl Tubb, the only way to survive a place like this…is to carry a really big stick. From the acclaimed team of JASON AARON and JASON LATOUR, the same bastards who brought you Scalped and Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted, comes a southern fried crime series that’s like the Dukes of Hazzard meets the Coen Brothers…on meth.

Sheldon’s Top 5

Amazing Spider-Man (2014-) #1 – By Dan Slott and artwork by Humberto Ramos

The world may have changed since Spidey’s been gone, but so has Peter Parker. This is a man with a second chance at life, and he’s not wasting a moment of it. Same Parker Luck, new Parker attitude. Putting the “friendly” back in the neighborhood, the “hero” back into “super hero,” and the “amazing” back into “Spider-Man!” Also returning: The recharged and reenergized ELECTRO!

Avengers #28 – By Jonathan Hickman and artwork by Salvador Larroca

• A challenge twenty-eight issues in the making, as Bruce Banner puts the pieces together and confronts Iron Man…

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Black Science #6 – By Rick Remender and artwork by Matteo Scalera.

Stranded in the most dangerous dimension yet, Grant McKay’s rage at his onetime boss boils over. Ignoring the chaos all around them, the two finally come to blows! Only one thing is certain: before the Pillar makes its next jump…one of them must die! Don’t miss the conclusion to the first arc of the world’s most mind-melting sci-fi comic!

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Sliver Surfer #2 – By Dan and artwork by Michael Allred

• Who is the NEVER QUEEN? How is the entire future of the Marvel Universe tied into her very existence? And why is she trying to DESTROY the Silver Surfer?!

• Are these questions important? Sure. But you know what’s just as important? Lunch. Because what Earth girl Dawn Greenwood has for lunch today could change the fate of EVERYTHING!

• Not kidding here. This is a very important lunch.

Southern Bastards #1 – By Jason Arron and artwork by Jason Latour

Welcome to Craw County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin’ Rebs football team…and more bastards than you’ve ever seen. When you’re an angry old man like Earl Tubb, the only way to survive a place like this…is to carry a really big stick. From the acclaimed team of JASON AARON and JASON LATOUR, the same bastards who brought you Scalped and Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted, comes a southern fried crime series that’s like the Dukes of Hazzard meets the Coen Brothers…on meth.

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