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Let me begin by saying that it was extremely difficult to highlight just a few books this week, as there are plenty that are worthy of note. Marvel is saying goodbye for this round of books (I guess you could call it the end of the “All-New” phase), with notable finales this week being Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #12 and Deadpool #45 (which is also #250).

Convergence begins en masse this week with the #1 issue of the core series as well as the first week of tie-ins. Image has some great choices as well, including another issue of Nameless from Grant Morrison as well as new issues for Rat Queens, Saga, and The Walking Dead.

Marvel’s great choices this week are not from their usual lineup of pillar books but instead the new wave of popular titles from the House of Ideas. All-New Hawkeye #2 (is on time!) looks to continue the Hawkeye solo book hot streak. And speaking of hot streak, it is completely impossible to find Darth Vader on the shelves on New Comic Book Wednesday (at least in my area). This book is probably the most popular, and best, of the crop of Star Wars books Marvel is putting out since regaining the license. If you pick one SW book, pick that one. Also, RIP Ultimate Universe.

Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle #1 (DC)

Writer: Gail Simone, Artists: Jan Duursema + Dan Parsons, $3.99
Writer: Gail Simone, Artists: Jan Duursema + Dan Parsons, $3.99

Probably one of the most exciting minis to come out of the Convergence event is this return to the pre-Flashpoint DCU from Gail Simone. The romance between Nightwing and Barbara Gordon is back in full swing, but not if Hawkman and Hawkwoman have anything to say about it! If her acclaimed run on Batgirl is any indication, Simone should knock this two-issue tie-in out of the park. Solid creative choice by DC.

Descender #2 (Image)

Writer: Jeff Lemire, Artist: Dustin Nguyen, $2.99
Writer: Jeff Lemire, Artist: Dustin Nguyen, $2.99

The first issue debuted to critical acclaim. The plot heats up as TIM is being hunted AND the world building continues from Lemire as we learn even more about why TIM is on the run.

Birthright #6 (Image)

Writer: Joshua Williamson. Artists: Andrei Bressan + Adiano Lucas, $2.99
Writer: Joshua Williamson. Artists: Andrei Bressan + Adiano Lucas, $2.99

The first issue in a new arc means the possibilities are endless! The family is learning to deal with Mikey’s return. How will they deal with their barbarian son?

Howard the Duck #2 (Marvel)

Writer: Chip Zdarsky, Artist: Joe Quinones, $3.99
Writer: Chip Zdarsky, Artist: Joe Quinones, $3.99

The first issue released to big success and was a great bit of variety for the Marvel publishing lineup. They do have some lighter fare with books like Secret Avengers, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, plus the previous FF and She-Hulk books that give a not-so-serious look at life in the Marvel Universe. Issue two sees a quickly arranged team-up with another anthropomorphic popular character, Rocket Raccoon, as Howard finds himself in the clutches of the Collector.

Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #12 (Marvel)

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Artist: David Marquez, $3.99
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Artist: David Marquez, $3.99

The real significance of this final issue is that it is, ostensibly, the end of the Ultimate Universe. Originally a huge success, the Ultimate Universe just sort of petered out and gradually phased out books. Miles was the lone wolf left, granted this book was still really popular and still really good. It’s been confirmed that Miles is jumping over to the 616 along with being a part of the All-New All-Different Avengers book, which previews on Free Comic Book Day.
ACME INK

  • Rock & Roll Biographies Slayer

ACTION LAB

  • Stray #3

AMIGO

  • Roman Ritual #3

ARCHIE

  • Jughead & Archie Comics Double Digest #11
  • Sonic Boom #6
  • Sonic the Hedgehog #271

ASPEN

  • Four Points #1
  • Lola Xoxo Wasteland Madam #1

ASTRONAUT INK

  • New Zodiax #2

BOOM!

  • Adventure Time Marceline Gone Adrift #4
  • Bee and Puppycat #8
  • Bill & Ted’s Most Triumphant Return #2
  • Bravest Warriors #31
  • Deep State #5
  • Escape From New York #5
  • Evil Empire #12
  • Help Us Great Warrior #3
  • Mouse Guard Legends of the Guard #2
  • Robocop 2014 #10
  • Sleepy Hollow Origins #1
  • Teen Dog #8

DARK HORSE

  • Abe Sapien #22
  • Itty Bitty Comics Grimmiss Island #2
  • Rebels #1
  • X #24

DC

  • Arrow Season 2.5 #7
  • Batman Arkham Knight #2 (Video game tie-in)
  • Convergence #1
  • Convergence: Atom #1
  • Convergence: Batgirl #1
  • Convergence: Batman & Robin #1
  • Convergence: Harley Quinn #1
  • Convergence: Justice League #1
  • Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle #1
  • Convergence: The Question #1
  • Convergence: Speed Force #1
  • Convergence: Superman #1
  • Convergence: Titans #1
  • Mortal Kombat X #5
  • Scooby-Doo Where Are You #56
  • Astro City #22 (Vertigo)
  • Coffin Hill #17 (Vertigo)
  • Fables: The Wolf Among Us #4 (Vertigo)

DYNAMITE

  • Battlestar Galactica Six #2
  • Evil Ernie #6
  • Frank Cho’s Jungle Girl Season 3 #1
  • Jim Butcher’s Desden Files Down Town #3
  • Lady Demon #4
  • Legenderry Green Hornet #3
  • Masks 2 #1
  • Re-Animator #1
  • Red Sonja Vultures Circle #4
  • Vampirella #11

FUTURE DUDE

  • Parallel Man #7

IDW

  • Dead Squad #5
  • Edward Scissorhands #6
  • My Little Pony Fienship is Magic #2
  • Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #5
  • Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #39
  • Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #6

IMAGE

  • Big Man Plans #2
  • Birthright #6
  • Copperhead #6
  • Danger Club #8
  • Descender #2
  • Elephantman #63
  • Five Ghosts #16
  • Jupiter’s Circle #1
  • Legacy of Luther Strode #1
  • Nameless #3
  • Ody-C #4
  • One Hit Wonder #5
  • Rat Queens #10
  • Saga #27
  • Savior #1
  • Southern Cross #2
  • Surface #2
  • Walking Dead #140

KENZER & COMPANY

  • Knights of the Dinner Table #219

MARVEL

  • All-New Hawkeye #2
  • Angela Asgard’s Assassin #5
  • Ant-Man #4
  • Avengers Millennium #2
  • Avengers World #19
  • Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier #7
  • Captain Marvel #14 (“Black Vortex” tie-in)
  • Darth Vader #4
  • Deadpool #45 (250th issue)
  • Guardians 3000 #7
  • Howard the Duck #2
  • Hulk #14
  • James Patterson Max Ride First Flight #1
  • Marvel Universe Avengers Assemble Season 2 #6
  • Miles Morales Ultimate Spider-Man #12 (Last issue)
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #4
  • Spider-Man 2099 #11
  • Spider-Woman #6
  • Storm #10
  • True Believers Civil War #1 ($1 reprint)
  • True Believers Planet Hulk #1 ($1 reprint)

ONI PRESS

  • Kaijumax #1
  • Wasteland #60

POP! GOES THE ICON

  • Old Wounds #1

REBELLION

  • Judge Dredd Magazine #358

RED ANVIL

  • War of the Independents Vengeance #1

SOARING PENGUIN

  • Meanwhile #2

STORM KING

  • John Carpenter’s Asylum #10

UNITED PLANKTON

  • SpongeBob Comics #43

VALIANT

  • Imperium #3
  • Rai #8
  • Grimm Fairy Tales #109
  • Grimm Fairy Tales Presents White Queen #3

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