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Essential Comics for 4.27.16

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Every Wednesday, hundreds of new comic books are released and figuring out what books are worth reading can be a daunting task. Luckily, we're here to help you figure out which books are worth your time and money. Here are seven upcoming issues, in no particular order, you should consider buy on Wednesday, April 27.

Batman #51

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Published by DC Comics

Written by Scott Snyder

Art by Greg Capullo

Batman has been on a wild ride since the New 52 started a few years back. He's fought the Court of Owls, the Joker, Mr. Bloom, and everyone in between. Now that all of that is done, he's going to have a quiet night. The creative team of Snyder and Capullo have really made their mark on the Dark Knight, and we can't wait to see how they wrap up their last issue as a creative team.

Justice League #49

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Published by DC Comics

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Jason Fabok

The Darkseid War has been the best story this volume of Justice League has had to offer. This is the second to last issue in the story, and it will be interesting to see what's going to happen next, since there's already been some huge moments which have changed the lives of members of the League. We're one step closer to seeing how this is all going to end.

Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega #1

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Published by Marvel Comics

Written by Nick Spencer

Art by Daniel Acuña

Marvel's spring event comes to a conclusion this week, as the fates of heroes and villains are revealed in Pleasant Hill. What's going to happen with Kobik, the sentient cosmic cube? It seems like S.H.I.E.L.D. has done so much damage with imprisoning these criminals that there's no turning back. This final issue should answer all our burning questions.

Ultimates #6

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Published by Marvel Comics

Written by Al Ewing

Art by Christian Ward

Marvel's best on-going team book is back. After turning Galactus from a planet eater to life-bringer, the Ultimates are going to learn there's a price to pay when messing with the universe. This is the Marvel series to keep your eye on as it's delivering some great, high-concept science-fiction awesomeness featuring a group of Marvel characters that have been under-utilized in the past.

Saga #36

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Published by Image Comics

Written by Brian K Vaughan

Art by Fiona Staples

Saga is an epic science-fiction/fantasy story that has taken years to tell with no ending in sight. It's about family and friendship and has some of the best looking art in comics. If you're not reading this series, this is something you need to catch up on. Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples have created something iconic. It's a book that begs to be put on your pull list, month after month.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #57

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Published by IDW

Written by Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman

Art by Mateus Santolouco

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are working with Leatherhead to find out who is messing with the people living in the Technodrome. Can they trust him? It's awesome to see this series moving forward while it keeps getting better. Santolouco delivers some dynamic art in his run on this series. If you've ever enjoyed TMNT, this is a series for you.

Airboy: Deluxe Hardcover Edition

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Published by Image Comics

Written by James Robinson

Art by Greg Hinkle

Finally, if you're in the market for a collected story or trade, Airboy may be up your alley. It's a pretty meta mini-series about James Robinson and Greg Hinkle tackling the task of creating a new Airboy series. It takes a pretty dramatic turn from there. The book has a great sense of humor, but it's more for mature readers. This hardcover collects all four issues of the series and will cost you $24.99.

Looking for even more to read? Here are a few more recommendations for this week's new comics:


  • Dark Knight III: The Master Race #4
  • Art Ops #7


  • Old Man Logan #5
  • Ms. Marvel #6


  • Ghostbusters International #4
  • Mars Attacks: Occupation #2


  • Sex Criminals #15

That's it for this week. Let us know what comics you're looking forward to on new comic day this Wednesday.