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Comics: Anticipated titles of the week (13/05/09)

Very good week this week – lots of quality;


In Captain Britain & MI13 #13, Betrayal runs rampant! Spitfire is offered a high rank in the vampire state—will she take it? Does she have a chance? A traitor is discovered in the ranks of British Intelligence. But what are the chances that he’s the only one. Pete Wisdom’s main concern is keeping his people alive, but with his track record and who they’re up against, it’s not looking good.

In Deadpool: Suicide Kings #2, Deadpool’s latest job has gotten him into a world of trouble. Someone’s framed Deadpool, and it just might be the same guy who hired him in the first place, a guy who just might be using the mouthy merc as a wild card in a twisted wager. If Wade’s going to clear his name and serve up some revenge, first he’s got to avoid getting killed by the force of nature known as the Punisher. That’s right: It’s Wade versus Frank round, like, whatever…and the only way Deadpool’s going to survive is with a little help from a certain Man Without Fear.

In Hawkweye #2, Bullseye cuts loose in this DARK REIGN tie-in! Reporter Ben Urich investigates a brutal massacre that has all the hallmarks of the notorious assassin Bullseye. But can Urich connect the murders to the Dark Avenger known as Hawkeye? Norman Osborn must bring H.A.M.M.E.R. down to hide the awful truth before it tears the team apart—and poisons the Avengers’ noble legacy forever! The killer creative team of Andy Diggle (THUNDERBOLTS) and Tom Raney (SECRET INVASION: INHUMANS) spins the spotlight on one of Marvel’s most controversial characters!

In The Walking Dead #61, do we get Salvation? This issue begins the final countdown to what promises to be a brutal and bloody arc involving the Hunters. Five page preview here

Finally, With the sad news that it has been cancelled with issue 18, we are on the way to an ending of sorts with Young Liars #15. Bet it still rocks. In this issue: Despite Annie X’s attempts to stop him, Danny’s obsession grows, and Loreli’s life is in extreme danger. But are Annie’s actions noble – or far more sinister? And in a town where everything goes your way, is there ever a breaking point? As events spiral out of control, Danny stumbles upon the ultimate secret; one that changes everything not only for himself and Sadie, but for the entire world. In this issue, David Lapham reveals just enough of the bigger picture to keep you awake for many nights to come.

The Walking Dead #61 solicitation (2009)


Written by Robert Kirkman,
art and cover by Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn.


32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on May 13.

Another strong cover from Charlie Adlard with a suitably enticing byline. ‘Salvation?’ Probably not! Is this man a Preacher who is bringing with him the hunters seen in ‘The Dead Do Not Stalk‘ and ‘The Dead Do Not Track‘ teaser posters? Or is that another plot thread altogether? I love the fact that he (the Preacher) is walking serenely amongst a bunch of roamers (including on the right hand side of the cover – something quite bizarre and moving – what looks like an undead mother and her young son). Are the revenants following him, as opposed to hunting him? Why are there undead lying immobilised on the floor – especially as they seem to have their heads intact? What is going on with that fire in the foreground of the picture? These covers always pose lots of questions. It is good to see Kirkman continuing to bring in new characters and scenarios. This is shaping up to be a classic period for a title that is consistently providing quality entertainment.

Image solicitations for May 2009 can be found here