TRADE WAITING: Week of March 27, 2013

Wednesday isn’t just new comic day for the monthly releases, it is new trade day as well! Collection readers, you’ve got a great week of releases ahead of you, including the first foray into Marvel NOW! Check out the five hottest collected releases here:

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Stuart Immonen
Release Date: March 27, 2013
Price: $24.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics

It’s a blast from the past as Professor X’s original five students – Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel and Beast – are plucked from the past and brought to the present. But what they find, the state their future selves are in and the state of Xavier’s dream, is far from the future they dreamed of. How will these young, idealistic heroes react when faced with the crushing knowledge of what their future holds? And how will the embittered X-Men of the present day deal with their past coming crashing forward? When the original team comes face to face with their counterparts, it isn’t a peaceful meeting – and one of the X-Men will be forever changed. Brian Michael Bendis and Stuart Immonen blaze a new trail for the X-Men! Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN #1-5.

Why to watch for it: The first trade of the Marvel NOW! books has arrived, and it is for one of the most critically acclaimed books of them all! If the double shipping kept you away or you are looking to catch up, here is your chance!

Written by Scott Snyder
Art by Rafael Albuquerque, Dustin Nguyen
Release Date: March 27, 2013
Price: $29.99
Publisher: Vertigo

In this new AMERICAN VAMPIRE collection, Skinner Sweet, Pearl and company return to Hollywood in the ’50s during the Red Scare. In a time when America was on the lookout for the next Communist threat, was the real danger far more insidious? Plus: Retired vampire hunter Felicia Book gets called back into action to kill the most powerful vampire of all time. Collecting #28-34 of the monthly series, plus the 5-issue miniseries AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES.

Why to watch for it: Snyder is on fire, and many argue he is at his absolute best with his book American Vampire. All the vampire goodness you could want, in hardcover form with wonderful Rafael Albuquerque art.

Written by James Roberts
Art by Alex Milne, various
Release Date: March 27, 2013
Price: $19.99
Publisher: IDW Publishing

The crew of the Lost Light finally reach Crystal City, home to the mysterious Circle of Light, as the origins of the Knights of Cybertron are revealed. In “Shadowplay” follow along as Rewind begins telling his crew mates a pre-war Cybertron story involving Orion Pax!

Why to watch for it: James Roberts is taking the Transformers to all new heights in More than Meets the Eye, and this volume sheds a huge amount of light on Cybertron and it’s past. Transformers fans, this one is for you!

Written by Jamie S. Rich
Art by Mike Norton, Chynna Clugston-Flores
Release Date: March 27, 2013
Price: $14.99
Publisher: Image Comics

Snap City is under new guardianship, but no sooner has It Girl decided that the streets are hers to protect then she and the other Atomics become embroiled in an inter-dimensional revenge plot. All-new adventures of MICHAEL ALLRED ‘s kookiest creations, with art from the Eisner-winning team behind Battlepug.

Collects IT GIRL & THE ATOMICS 1-6

Why to watch for it: New content in the Mike Allred universe! Do I really need to say more? This collection features excellent art by Mike Norton and Chynna Clugston-Flores with great Jamie S. Rich writing and Mike Allred covers!

Written by Warren Ellis, John Francis Moore
Art by Pat Broderick, various
Release Date: March 27, 2013
Price: $39.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics

The year is 2099. Victor von Doom, having mysteriously survived from the Heroic Age of the early 21st century, has risen anew in this technologically advanced future. Having retaken his beloved Latveria from those who ruled it in his absence, Doom has turned his gaze to America, once the home of his greatest foes. He sees unrest. He sees disharmony. He knows the struggling nation needs an iron fist to bring it back under control. And he knows just the man for the job. All hail President Doom! Superstar writer Warren Ellis’ maniacal overhaul of Dr. Doom’s futuristic solo series is collected in one volume, featuring technological horror, dystopian despots and more sheer wrongness than you can shake a gauntlet at! Collecting DOOM 2099 #24-39 and material from 2099: THE WORLD OF DOOM.

Why to watch for it: ALL HAIL PRESIDENT DOOM! This is the only place you can find Warren Ellis writing President Doom. I’m not sure I need to say any more than that.


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One Comment;

  1. Ramone said:

    $25 for five issues of X-men? I can collect those issues with their separate covers for less than that! Even Aquaman’s terribly stingy hardcover included SIX issues. What a crock!