Trade Waiting: Week of September 4, 2013

We are a mere 48 hours away from new comic books, and a whole fresh crop of collections as well! If your bookshelf is in need of a trade or hardcover infusion, look no further than the top five releases of September 4, 2013:

STK614821ONCE UPON A TIME: SHADOW OF THE QUEEN HC
Written by Dan Thomsen, Corinna Bechko
Art by Michael Kaluta
Published by Marvel Comics
Release Date: September 4, 2013
Price: $19.99

The Evil Queen has, quite literally, captured the Huntsman’s heart – and now he’s her slave. Based on the world of ABC’s hit primetime series Once Upon A Time, this is the never-before-told tale behind their twisted relationship – and what happens when a good man is forced to do bad. When Regina cooks up yet another devious plan to capture Snow White – this time by allying with a pack of power-hungry werewolves – the Huntsman comes face-to-face with his past…and an independent spirit in Red Riding Hood that just may match his own. Can these two break free of the forces that bind them and save Snow White? When put to the test, where will the Huntsman’s loyalties lie? Has the Evil Queen stolen his heart in more ways than one?

Why to watch for it: Fans of the show, this one is for you. The world of Once Upon A Time is ready for exploration, and this OGN is ready to take you for that ride!

STK617095MORNING GLORIES VOL. 5
Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Joe Eisma
Published by Image Comics
Release Date: September 4, 2013
Price: $12.99

The Glories are scattered, The Faculty broken, and The Truants on the attack! Collecting the explosive, mind-bending Season 2 premiere event, “Tests.”

Collects MORNING GLORIES #26-29

Why to watch for it: Season two is underway, get caught up on the first arc! If you are a few issues behind on this creator owned titan, this is the fastest way to catch up!

STK614990G.I. JOE: THE COBRA FILES VOL. 1
Written by Mike Costa
Art by Antonio Fuso
Published by IDW Publishing
Release Date: September 4, 2013
Price: $17.99

G.I. JOE has a new ally-Chameleon, and she used to be COBRA. When a break-in at a top-secret research facility brings the convert JOE team into contact with an enemy unlike any they’ve ever seen, the loyalty of their new member may be the least of their concerns. Is Chameleon daring, or just dangerous?

Why to watch for it: The sleeper hit of the G.I. JOE franchise, The Cobra Files is one of the most stylized and slick books IDW is putting out these days. Costa & Fuso are a powerhouse team telling a strong story!

STK614445GREEN LANTERN: RISE OF THE THIRD ARMY HC
Written by Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, Tony Bedard, Peter Milligan
Art by Doug Mahnke, Fernando Pasarin, Aaron Kuder, Miguel Sepulveda
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: September 4, 2013
Price: $29.99

The universe is in shambles and the Guardians are the cause in this epic from GREEN LANTERN #13-16, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #13-16, GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #1, RED LANTERNS #13-16 and GREEN LANTERNS: NEW GUARDIANS #13-16! The mysterious Third Army has risen across the cosmos like a plague, destroying everything in its path-and Hal Jordan and Sinestro are nowhere to be found. Now, it’s up to new Green Lantern Simon Baz to become the hero that the Corps needs!

Why to watch for it: Trade waiters, this is your chance to get the entire Rise of the Third Army crossover in a single volume, as well as read the first full adventure of Simon Baz!

STK616876LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE VOL. 2
Written by Justin Jordan
Art by Tradd Moore
Published by Image Comics
Release Date: September 4, 2013
Price: $17.99

For five years, Luther Strode has been the legend terrifying criminals. But now the criminals have struck back, and the hunt for Luther Strode is on. Can Luther survive old enemies working with new friends?

Collects THE LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE #1-6

Why to watch for it: Jordan & Moore reunite for another acclaimed Luther Strode story, with the criminals hunting for Luther!

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