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Posted by k4tzm4n (41743 posts) - - Show Bio

Being a comic fan is great and all, but the experience can definitely take a bit of a toll on your wallet. From the variety of collectibles to movies and video games, there are so many different comic book related products out there that are so very, very tempting. However, the actual comic books come first and foremost! But which ones are worthy of your hard-earned money? Luckily you for, the Comic Vine staff is here to help you out. We've looked over the latest list of new releases and we'll highlight the ones that we believe will be worthy of your attention. Once you've finished seeing what we recommend and why, go to the comments section and tell the world what your list of essential comics is for this Wednesday.

Tony "G-Man" Guerrero's picks

SECRET AVENGERS #8

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I’ve mentioned it before, SECRET AVENGERS is my favorite Avengers title. It has some great characters, plenty of action, and the occasional moments of laughter. In some ways it feels like the tone is similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe but there’s a lot that goes beyond what we’d expect to see in the movies. Like M.O.D.O.K.

M.O.D.O.K. have been rejoicing over his appearance here. At the end of the previous volume, we saw M.O.D.O.K. make a deal with Maria Hill and S.H.I.E.L.D. The question is, what’s his true plan and can he really be trusted? Ales Kot is doing some cool and strange things in the title and this issue is supposed to give us M.O.D.O.K.’s origin. Don’t we already know it? Perhaps there’s more going on than we’re aware of.

I’m also a huge fan of Michael Walsh’s art. It fits the tone perfectly and I would’t want anyone else drawing this series. He captures the tone and action in a way that sucks you in to the story. He conveys the mood, action, and humor at all the right moments.

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #19

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Dun dun dun! This is it. (Hopefully). We’ve been wondering what the heck happened to Richard Rider (Nova) since we saw him, Star-Lord, and Thanos seem to meet their final fate in the THANOS IMPERATIVE. Star-Lord and Thanos came back but there’s been no sign or explanation what happened to Nova. We’ve waited and waited but we’re finally getting some answers.

In the comics, Gamora has been wondering what happened as well. She tried finding out before but Star-Lord managed to avoid answering. Now, not given a choice, Gamora is going to get the answers and we’re all on the edge of our seats waiting to get any sort of glimpse of hope for the return of Nova. Brian Michael Bendis and Ed McGuinness are about to make a lot of people either happy or ticked off.

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HARLEY QUINN: FUTURES END #1

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The FUTURES END comics have been all over the place. Some have tied directly into the weekly FUTURES END series and others have given us seemingly random future possible stories. With Harley Quinn, we’re told that she and Joker are finally going to get married. That alone seems enough of a reason to check this out.

We haven’t seen Joker since he fell to his…fate in Death of the Family. Joker and Harley getting married seems so wrong and weird but so is a lot about those two. The fact that his issue is also by the regular creative team of Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, and Alex Sinclair makes it even better. A lot of these FUTURES END books have a different creative team that makes it feel even more disconnected from the regular series. I have had the chance to read this issue and it was exactly what you would hope for—a blast.

Visit Crave Online for 2 more preview pages.

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C.O.W.L. #5

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You know I’m a sucker for comics that bring in real-world ideas and combines them with super-hero action. Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel have been exploring the idea of a super-hero union in Chicago in the 1960s. Having it set in Chicago is another plus for me. There’s a lot of interesting ideas and we just saw in issue #4 that C.O.W.L. went on strike. What does that mean for the members or the city when trouble erupts?

Rod Reis’ art is also fantastic. He’s created amazing visuals and has established the tone for the series and characters. It has the sophistication the story requires and combines the elements of the real and super-hero world nicely.

Check out our interview with Higgins and the expanded preview for this issue.

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Mat "Inferiorego" Elfring's picks

ARMOR HUNTERS #4

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It's the final issue of this summer event! Anyone else as excited as me? I hope so! ARMOR HUNTERS has been nothing short of pure awesomeness wrapped up in epic-radness. Made up adjectives aside, writer Robert Venditti has done wonders with the event thus far, and while I'm a little worried, I've been really loving the ride. This book is fantastic on its own, but such a great addition to the X-O MANOWAR series. Valiant is just killing it with these books. I can't wait to see what the future holds for Aric and Earth.

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BOOSTER GOLD: FUTURES END #1

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I love Booster Gold! He makes time travelling fun! However the real reason to be super-pumped is because there's Tiger-men on the cover. I'm going to jump right to conclusions and say that Kamandi will be in this issue, and boy howdy, do I enjoy some Kamandi! Booster hasn't been around much, aside from JLI and his appearance in All-Star Western, which I hope we find out what happened in this issue, so I'm pretty pumped with Booster having his own book. However, it's hard to tell what's going on with any of these Futures End titles because they're a roll of the dice, but considering the creative team behind this issue, I'm excited.

Go to USA Today for 2 more preview pages.

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Honorable Mention: SAGA #23

Gregg "k4tz" Katzman's picks

DEADPOOL #35

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Wade Wilson is finally reunited with his daughter and the series is reunited with artist Mike Hawthorne! The first development means this book can once again hit us with a good amount of emotion between the laughs and violence. The preview below is proof of this. On one end, we have vampires finding a way to attack Deadpool during the day and there's silly banter that's sure to make you at least smile. On the other end, we have Deadpool trying to be a father and you can see it's such a struggle for him. He even won't take off his mask because he doesn't want his own daughter -- a girl he'd do anything for -- to be afraid of him. The relationship here has me totally absorbed and I'm looking forward to seeing how co-writers Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn will continue to handle it.

Hawthorne's return to the book is worth celebrating. The guy's able to handle whatever kind of tone the co-writers throw his way and he gives the characters so much expression. Whether it's a ridiculous amount of gore or heartbreaking facial expressions, he's able to make it work. This series may have started off with an arc that's pure action/comedy, but it has added so much substance since then. Seriously, you need to buy this if you like the Merc with a Mouth.

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GHOSTBUSTERS #20

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When I was a child, I adored the Ghostbusters (or the "Go-buh" as I would call them when I was especially young). Aside from enjoying a repeat viewing of the movies every now and then, my interest in the franchise faded. IDW's series, however, reminded me why I was once so passionate about the franchise. Sadly, this issue brings writer Erik Burnham and artist Dan Schoening's amazingly entertaining story to an end. Luckily for us, they're ending with Mass Hysteria!, a story which has felt like an organic follow-up to the movies. It's well-written, looks wonderful, and a whole lot of fun. If they're going to end this title, I'm glad it's with such an engrossing storyline and I'm excited to see how it'll finish. But hey, at least we know this creative team will return for a Ghostbusters/TMNT crossover. How awesome is that?!

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ALIENS: FIRE AND STONE #1

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Earlier this month, Dark Horse brought us back into Prometheus' setting, and now they're bring the horrifying Xenomorphs front and center! As you'll see in the preview, writer Chris Roberson's first chapter wastes no time getting the aliens back into the pages and we're hit with just the right amount of tension and frightening panels. That kill on the very first page is a shockingly effective way to welcome us back into the franchise and it looks like artist Patric Reynolds and colorist Dave Stewart have a great handle on the book's dark and gripping narrative. If you're a fan of the sci-fi franchise, you should absolutely have this one on your motion tracker radar.

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Honorable Mention: HARBINGER OMEGAS #2

Corey "Undeadpool" Schroeder's picks

BATMAN ETERNAL #25

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After a character building, solo focused divergence issue, we're ready to get back to the main storyline and it looks like things are going to go absolutely insane. There is definitely an obvious direction they could go in, but whether or not they go in that direction, and combine two major Pre-52 storylines in the process has yet to be seen. We've got Team Baternal helmed by Scott Snyder on the writing, and they're always a welcome presence along with R.M. Guera who, while not someone I'm terribly familiar with, seems to have a dark, grim style that'll work well for this storyline.

Check out GeekMom for an additional preview page.

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NEW AVENGERS #24

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Last issue left off on one of the BIGGEST combination cliffhanger/reveals in a LONG time, and that's coming from a long, proud tradition of Jonathan Hickman's storytelling in this series. The cover may give away some of what happened, but the true consequences of it will be felt across the Marvel U, conceivably, for years. This has potential to start a storyline that's a very, very big deal. Valerio Schiti returns on visuals and, with the new emphasis on Namor, I can't think of a better artist to return.

MAGNETO #10

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Magneto and Red Skull have been two of the Marvel Universe's most dominant villainous forces from the last several years, though despite his occasional, tenuous teamups with Skull, the two of them have always had an obvious problem with motivation. Last issue introduced that rivalry again, and I doubt this issue will solve it based on what AXIS will bring, but it's still great to see previous storylines and motivations brought to the fore. Cullen Bunn has shown that he knows a thing or two about a thing or two about writing a villain (or two) and series artist Gabriel Hernandez Walta has displayed an incredible talent for drawing the gritty, motivated version of this erstwhile hero.

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Honorable Mention: CHEW #43

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#1 Posted by dagmar_merrill (12701 posts) - - Show Bio

DEADPOOL!

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#2 Edited by Fallschirmjager (23432 posts) - - Show Bio

Chew and Saga in teh same week? mai gawd.

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#3 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

BOOSTERGOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#4 Posted by GreenLanternDeadpool (182 posts) - - Show Bio

New Avengers, GotG & DP for me...

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#5 Posted by timelord (920 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey everyone its the last week of Futures End month!!!! Finally.

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#6 Posted by deactivated-5c901e667a76c (36557 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll be getting both Armor Hunters (the first event in a long time that's held my interest all the way through) and X-O Manowar.

And if Mass Hysteria gets a trade, I'll get that.

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#7 Posted by Cap10nate (3629 posts) - - Show Bio

Very excited for Armor Hunters, X-O Manowar, and New Avengers

Still nervous about what Bendis is going to do with Richard Rider, but I am picking it up as I did last issue because I want to know what happened to one of my favorite characters in the aftermath of on of the greatest character arcs in modern comics (Rider from the beginning of Annihilation through the Thanos Imperative).

I haven't decided yet if I am going to continue with Secret Avengers as I find the humor irritating. Same reason why I dropped Hawkeye a while back.

Also picking up Invaders and Harbinger: Omega.

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#8 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

Very light week for me. Deadpool, Batman Eternal, X-O Manowar, and Armor Hunters. I'm sad any week I don't have an Image book in my pull, so I might have to pick up Roche Limit #1.

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#9 Posted by Zoch81 (422 posts) - - Show Bio

Harbingers Omega, X-O Manowar, Armor Hunters, New Avengers and Guardians Of Galaxy.

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#10 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

Booster Gold Futures End #1

COWL #5

Magneto #10

Outcast #4

Saga #23

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#11 Posted by dondave (41753 posts) - - Show Bio
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#12 Posted by MadFacedKid (6596 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternal and Gold might be must.

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#13 Edited by the_stegman (40247 posts) - - Show Bio

Just Saga for me. I would read Ghostbusters, but since it's ending...nah.

Can't wait for October so I can get back to my regularly scheduled DC comics.

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#14 Edited by micah007123 (10836 posts) - - Show Bio
  • G.I Joe #1 (Relaunch perfect time to jump on board!!!!)
  • Samurai Jack (His sword is broken, and bounty hunters, demons, and aliens are closing in.)
  • Robots in Disguise (Megatron is an Autobot.........................)
  • New Avengers (Illuminati. What more can be said.)
  • Armor Hunters (Conclusion to an epic event.)
  • X-O Manowar (Follow up to an epic event.)
  • Dragon Ball Z Vol #3, and #4 (I've been putting off reading the manga for far too long.)
  • Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War (The memories this event brings back to me.)
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#15 Edited by Fastestmanalive (232 posts) - - Show Bio

Only definite for me this week is Superman Doomed #2.

Might check out these Futures ends.

Superman.

Sinestro.

Booster Gold.

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#16 Posted by mak13131313 (1601 posts) - - Show Bio

My pull list for the week,

1. Aquaman and The Others Futures End #1

2. Batman Eternal #25

3. Booster Gold Futures End #1

4. Catwoman Futures End #1

5. Futures End #21

6. Harley Quinn Futures End #1

7. Injustice Year Two #12

8. Justice League Dark Futures End #1

9. Red Lanterns Futures End #1

10. Sinestro Futures End #1

11. Star Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie Futures End #1

12. Superman Futures End #1

13. Superman Doomed #2

14. The Flash Futures End #1

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#17 Posted by Perfect 10 (1655 posts) - - Show Bio

does magneto have a different artist cause I would pick up this issue if it does. Im pretty sure the cover is a big tease and not going to happen but the fan in me of those characters has bought the bait

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#19 Posted by jstndmnd (1120 posts) - - Show Bio

Loki

All New New Warriors

All New Invaders

Aquaman & the Others

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#20 Posted by rac_shade (128 posts) - - Show Bio

• This weeks Pull List :

• C.O.W.L. #5

• Chew #43

• Drumhellar #9

• Low #3

• Saga #23

• Sex #16

• Marvel Covers Artist Edition ?

• Manhattan Projects v1 HC ?

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#21 Edited by ZbvmX (269 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm just happy for Secret Avengers #8

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#22 Edited by mightypug78 (375 posts) - - Show Bio

@clawfist: cant wait for somehow for the new guy to fight johhny blaze while they are both "possessed". Imagine the possibility with the fight scenes. A large heavy hitter muscle car against the awesome motorcycle. I get all excited thinking about.

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#23 Posted by bladewolf (1153 posts) - - Show Bio

Armor Hunters 4! Awwwwwww yeah!

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#24 Edited by NightFang3 (12363 posts) - - Show Bio

So many comics I need to read!

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#25 Posted by MarcosVergara14 (543 posts) - - Show Bio

F#ck yeah! BOOSTER GOLD IS BACK

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#26 Posted by deactivated-097092725 (10555 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no idea what is lined up for me this week. I need to do some serious reading.

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#27 Posted by Thor_Ul (326 posts) - - Show Bio

Booster Gold!

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#28 Posted by kidchipotle (15763 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel Comics

  • All New Ghost Rider #7
  • All New Invaders #10
  • Amazing Spider-Man #1.5
  • Amazing X-Men #11
  • Cyclops #5
  • Deadpool #35
  • Edge of Spider-Verse #3
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #19
  • Inhuman #6
  • Loki #6
  • Magneto #10
  • Mighty Avengers #14
  • New Avengers #24
  • New Warriors #10
  • Secret Avengers #8
  • Storm #3
  • Thunderbolts #31

Valiant Comics

  • Armor Hunters #4
  • Harbinger OMEGAS #2
  • X-O Manowar #29
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#29 Posted by somacula (121 posts) - - Show Bio

  • All New Ghost Rider #7
  • All New Invaders #10
  • Amazing Spider-Man #1.5
  • Amazing X-Men #11
  • Cyclops #5
  • Deadpool #35
  • Edge of Spider-Verse #3
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #19
  • Inhuman #6
  • Loki #6
  • Magneto #10
  • Mighty Avengers #14
  • New Avengers #24
  • New Warriors #10
  • Secret Avengers #8
  • Storm #3
  • Thunderbolts #31
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#30 Posted by J_HickmanIsGod (435 posts) - - Show Bio

• Manhattan Projects v1 HC ?

it was originally solicited for this Wednesday but it was pushed back to next week.
i too will be picking that up :)

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#31 Posted by J_HickmanIsGod (435 posts) - - Show Bio

pretty much everything on Image that will be released along with

  • Batman Eternal
  • Red Lantern's Future's End
  • Catwoman's Future's End
  • Sinestro's Future's End
  • Deadpool
  • New Avengers
  • Inhumans
  • Cyclops
  • Spider-Verse
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#33 Edited by KnightofSteel (369 posts) - - Show Bio

Not sure I'm crazy about the mish mash of artists on Booster Gold FE#1 but hey it's Booster Gold! Let's see, what else...

Batman Eternal

Superman Futures End

New Avengers

Guardians of the Galaxy--loving the McGuiness art!!

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#34 Posted by Winter_Kills (1373 posts) - - Show Bio

GOTG 18 for me, definitely! As said above, some people are either going to be very happy or very ticked by the outcome, maybe a lil' bit of both. Just cool to see Rich in action again though, even if it is in flashback, side-by-side with Quill in his DnA-era suit, which is still awesome. (though I do love the "legendary outlaw" look.) However, the one book that really surprised me was Booster Gold- & for one reason, one word: KAMANDI!! I am a self-professed Kamandi fanatic. I have the entire run of Kirby's underrated epic, & love it with a passion. When I saw the cover I was like geeking out, "It's Tuftan & Caesar!" And when I read further & heard about the Kamandi appearance, I knew I HAD to get it. Hey DC, you want my dollars? Gimme more Kamandi!!

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#35 Edited by _ANDY_CAN (381 posts) - - Show Bio

Booster Gold

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#37 Posted by RaggedScarecrow (1142 posts) - - Show Bio

Booster Gold all the way!

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#38 Posted by scavengerFist (1935 posts) - - Show Bio

Never knew Booster had this much love. Goooo Booster!

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#39 Posted by jwalser3 (6127 posts) - - Show Bio

For me...

  • Aliens: Fire and Stone(just to see the train wreck)
  • Aquaman and the Others: Futures End
  • Superman Doomed 2
  • Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S TPB
  • Godzilla Rulers of the Earth
  • Transformers RiD

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Oh my God! That art!

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#40 Posted by Xenonyte (275 posts) - - Show Bio

Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy (primarily to see what happened to Richard Rider - don't like the new Nova). Might get others when I'm at my LCS, perhaps even the Harley Quinn Futures End issue, who knows.

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#41 Posted by rac_shade (128 posts) - - Show Bio

@rac_shade said:

• Manhattan Projects v1 HC ?

it was originally solicited for this Wednesday but it was pushed back to next week.

i too will be picking that up :)

Thanks for the heads up:). Next weeks starting to look like a decent week with this, The "Spirits Of The Dead" HC which collects all of the Corben mini's from Dark Horse & some quality comics including Rat Queens #8......FINALLY !!!!

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#42 Posted by sinestro_GL (3651 posts) - - Show Bio

Booster <3

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#43 Posted by johnfrank120 (6702 posts) - - Show Bio

BOOSTERGOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#44 Posted by 2cool4fun (2418 posts) - - Show Bio

BOOSTERGOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pretty much this. SO f-ing pumped :D

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#45 Posted by Krypton-115 (545 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait for the first Magneto trade... it seems pretty NEAT-O!

Stealing Matt Elfring jokes since 2014

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#46 Posted by Novemberx2 (506 posts) - - Show Bio

Matt, Magneto hasn't been a villain for years now because he's so popular. what have you been reading?

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#47 Posted by k4tzm4n (41743 posts) - - Show Bio
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#48 Posted by The_Titan_Lord (9376 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet.

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#49 Posted by greenlucario (320 posts) - - Show Bio

Guardians of the Galaxy

New Warriors

Thunderbolts

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#50 Posted by BenStark (20 posts) - - Show Bio

My pull-list:

Revival Vol. 4: Escape to Wisconsin
C.O.W.L. 5
LOW 3
Outcast 4
Drumhellar 9
Saga 23
Umbral 9
Wayward 2
Roche Limit 1