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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 out with that. Here are seven upcoming issues, in no particular order, you should consider buying on Wednesday, May 18.

Future Quest #1

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Published by DC Comics

Written by Jeff Parker

Art by Evan Shaner

Since DC announced a slew of Hanna-Barbera titles a few months back, there's been a lot of anticipation to what the publisher was going to do with these iconic characters. This week, the new line of books kicks off with Jonny Quest and company getting involved in a galactic battle. Writer Jeff Parker is known for delivering fun and adventurous stories which is perfect for this series.

Superman American Alien #7

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Published by DC Comics

Written by Max Landis

Art by Jock

Max Landis is delivering one fantastic mini-series delving into the younger years of Clark Kent, before he became Superman and his first year or so as the Man of Steel. This is a great characterization of a young man learning to be a hero, while moving to Metropolis and meeting its big players. In this final issue, Jock is doing the art, so we can expect one beautiful looking conclusion.

Unfollow Volume 1

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Published by Vertigo/DC Comics

Written by Rob Williams

Art by Michael Dowling

Vertigo's new series about a social media mogul leaving his fortune to 140 random people gets its first collected edition. Issue to issue, it's a bit of a slow burn, but it's a book with a great hook that should really be read in one sitting. Everything you need for this new series is in this collection as volume one contains issues #1-6

Manifest Destiny #19

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Published by Image Comics

Written by Chris Dingess

Art by Matthew Roberts

Finally, Manifest Destiny is back! After taking a few months off, Lewis & Clark, and their crew, return to travel across America. This new arc will have them up against the mythological beast, Sasquatch. Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts have been doing a stellar job with this series, based on American history, mixed with horrifying beasts that kill everything in their path.

Civil War II #0

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Published by Marvel

Written by Brian Michael Bendis

Art by Olivier Coipel

This week, the zero issue of Civil War II will be released. This book will introduce the players and the story to the next big Marvel event. Readers will finally get to know what this series is about. This is the same creative team that was behind the 2005 story House of M, so Marvel fans are pretty excited about it. Frankly, there's going to be heroes fighting heroes, and who doesn't want to see that?

Power Man and Iron Fist #4

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Published by Marvel

Written by David Walker

Art by Sanford Greene

There is no other book on the shelves that embraces the idea of "bromance" better than Power Man and Iron Fist. David Walker and Sanford Greene have taken these two cult favorite characters and created something fun and full of life. Both Power Man and Iron Fist have a big battle coming their way as this issue builds to a big fight you won't want to miss.

Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #7

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Published by Valiant

Written by Robert Venditti

Art by Raul Allen

An all-new arc of this series starts here. The Eternal Warrior takes on a death-trap known as "The Labyrinth," which will challenge him at every turn. While this book takes place in the shared Valiant Universe, it feels like it sits in its own corner and has a tone unlike anything else at the company. Venditti and Allen have done some phenomenal character-building, and this has quickly become one of Valiant's coolest titles.

Looking for some other recommendations? Check these books out.

DC

  • Sinestro #23

Image

  • Citizen Jack #6
  • Snowfall #4

Marvel

  • The Astonishing Ant-Man #8
  • Old Man Logan #6
  • Spider-Man #4
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#1 Edited by xblah_blahx (2893 posts) - - Show Bio

Rai 13

Eternal Warrior

XO Manowar Annual

That's all for me.

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#2 Posted by dan12456 (3006 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman 52, Martian Manhunter 12, Robin Son of Batman 12, Unfollow Trade, Invincible 128, Lazarus HC 2, Manifest Destiny 19, Snowfall 4, All New Inhumans trade 1, Karnak 4, Rai 13, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior 7.

Also was going to get Civil War 0, but the FCBD issue really turned me off, so not sure now.

Obviously can't afford all this in 1 week and most I'm trade waiting anyways. The Lazarus HC and two trades are my essentials.

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#3 Posted by NukeA6 (914 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Anything related to 4001 AD - Armor Hunters was pretty good. I have good faith in this one.
  • Future Quest - This is one of the comics I have been most anticipating for. It's like the good part of the Silver Age is returning. I cannot wait.
  • Lords of the Jungle - The whole jungle theme seems to be pretty boring but this has been surprisingly good. Here's hoping it won't end up like Jungle Girl.
  • Sabrina - Because Archie comics proves they can do horror. And it's about time that Sabrina got another issue.
  • Spawn - The previous storyline with Spawn going up against Hell has been one of the most entertaining reads I've had recently. Really got me interested in looking some of the past issues I've never read as well as getting me to watch the tv show. Maybe it won't be as good as it was but I'm definitely giving the book a chance.
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#4 Posted by yankeefan91 (55 posts) - - Show Bio

The only good thing about Civil War 2 is how much money I'll save over the summer.

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#5 Edited by TheExile285 (4353 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking forward to Sinestro 23. Wish it weren't ending though. =/

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#6 Posted by Mrfuzzynutz (1624 posts) - - Show Bio

It's all about Future Quest for me, CW2 is going to have to wait...

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#7 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@theexile285: Same here, but it can only go so far without over stepping it's bounds

It will be remembered fondly though

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#8 Posted by casper4690 (704 posts) - - Show Bio

Picking up 3:

-Legend of WW #6

-American alien #7 - one of the best superman runs I've ever read , next to kingdom come and All star.

-Judge Dredd #5

I was going to pick up Civil War II , but I think I just may wait for trade .

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#9 Posted by darkdetective27 (7953 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel fans are excited about Civil War II?

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#10 Posted by Fastestmanalive (232 posts) - - Show Bio

Good week for me.

Wonder Woman #52

Martian Manhunter #12

Titans Hunt #8

Sinestro #23

Superman American Alien #7

Superman/Wonder Woman #29

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#11 Posted by NightFang3 (12361 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel fans are excited about Civil War II?

It's because of the movie.

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#12 Posted by oblivionatm (158 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm looking for some Rai #13

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#13 Posted by illmatic4177 (429 posts) - - Show Bio

@nightfang3: Nah, because it looks fun and everything Coipel draws is amazing.

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#14 Edited by IDontLikeBirds (873 posts) - - Show Bio

I really enjoy American Alien. Bit sad that it was only a mini.

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#16 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@saint_talker: Yeah Cullen Bunn is awesome

Really made that book in particular hos own

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#17 Posted by Saint_Talker (157 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainmarvel4ever: I'm still surprised the book never sold as well with such high quality of work behind it. I hope Cullen Bunn gets to work in the GL universe again, in the near future.

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#19 Posted by MightyScrublord (4 posts) - - Show Bio

I love how old Man Logan gets recommended every time- and I fully agree! As much as I'm hyped for civil war 2 I wonder if this zero issue is really essential. I can already predict what's going to happen.

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#20 Posted by save.me.now (290 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel fans are excited about Civil War II?

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. Considering how the first Civil War was like the worst thing to happen to the Marvel U in recent history, and something that Marvel characters should have learned from I'm not sure why anyone would be excited for a second one.

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#21 Posted by apokos7 (749 posts) - - Show Bio

Essentials: Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Superman / Wonder Woman.

Honorable Mentions: Poison Ivy, Titans Hunt.

Others: Doctor Fate, Robin Son of Batman, Sinestro, Wonder Woman.

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#22 Posted by derf_jenkins (757 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternal warrior is the only thing I'm grabbing from this list.

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#23 Posted by MonThackma (164 posts) - - Show Bio

Future Quest and Powerman is the only thing on this list for me.

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#24 Posted by Ducey13 (396 posts) - - Show Bio

Civil War II 0

International Iron Man 3

Power Man and Iron Fist 4

Old Man Logan 6

Haunted Mansion 3

Superman/Wonder Woman 29

Future Quest 1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 27

Spawn 263

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#25 Posted by Jestersmiles (9826 posts) - - Show Bio

future quest and anything related Harley :)

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#26 Posted by davidgrantlloyd (553 posts) - - Show Bio

Dr Fate #12

Superman American Alien #7

Legend of Wonder Woman #6

Superman Wonder Woman #29

Wonder Woman #52

Twilight Zone Shadow #2

Crossed Badlands #98

Crossed Plus 100 #16