Comics: Anticipated titles of the week (05/08/09)

My picks of the week – The Boys (and with Butcher fighting the remains of Payback, this promises to be brilliant), Dead Run (cheesy post-apocalyptic nonsense that is good for you), the end of Destroyer (flawed but fun) and the Ultimatum Requiems for Fantastic Four and X-Men (just interesting to see how they are going to put these titles to rest). Here is the list then;


and all of the weeks releases can be seen here


Boys #33
With the rest of The Boys out of the picture, the surviving members of Payback find themselves at an advantage of four to one- unfortunately for them, the one is Butcher. As the carnage unfolds, Vought struggle with ongoing internal divisions, Hughie calls in reinforcements, and Annie finds herself up against the Seven’s biggest guns- but an unexpected ally may yet save her honor…

Dead Run #3
‘All Speed. No Limits.’ The end isn’t near – it’s here! America has become a wasteland, leaving the few cities that remain transformed into impenetrable fortresses. Nick Masters is a driver, the best there is.

If you need something picked-up, delivered, or disposed of, Nick’s your man. But when he fails to deliver, all hell breaks loose!

From the writer of Fall of Cthulhu, Michael Alan Nelson, collaborating with Eureka creator Andrew Cosby! Covers by Jason Shawn Alexander and Eric Canete.

Destroyer #5
It’s all been leading up to this! Destroyer comes face to face with his most dreaded adversary yet–DEATH! It’s a no-holds-barred winner-take-all fight to remember. The stakes–high! The prize–life! Nothing can prepare you for this sense-shattering conclusion. Also in this issue–violence!

Ultimatum Fantastic Four #1

re • qui • em (noun) A song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to the departed. With the catastrophes wrought by Ultimatum, does this spell the end for the first family of the Ultimate U? Plus: Whatever happened to Johnny Storm?

Ultimate X-Men
Endcap to the ground-breaking series that helped launch the Ultimate Universe! Does the dream die with the man? How do you continue on when you’ve lost everything? In the aftermath of Ultimatum, the surviving members of the X-Men say goodbye to their loved ones, pay homage to their memory and try to figure out what happens next.

previews The Boys preview Dead Run preview Destroyer preview
Ultimate Fantastic Four Requiem preview Ultimate X Men Requiem Preview

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