Trade Waiting: Week of May 15, 2013

Welcome to Trade Waiting, Comicosity’s weekly look at the collections hitting stores on Wednesday that you should be keeping an eye out for! This week has a bonus sixth pick because I simply couldn’t narrow down the field…it is too strong!

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ivan Reis
Release Date: May 15, 2013
Price: $22.99
Publisher: DC Comics

• Aquaman joins up with his old teammates, The Others, to learn who destroyed Atlantis! But as they seek the truth, Black Manta is stalking them all-and Mera learns some dark truths about Aquaman! Don’t miss this second AQUAMAN hardcover!
• Collects AQUAMAN #7-13.

Why to watch for it: Johns & Reis have been like lightning in a bottle in the DC Universe, so much so that Reis has hopped over to Justice League. Aquaman has been one of the strongest rejuvenations of New 52, you’ll definitely want to check out the second volume!

Written by Katie Cook
Art by Andy Price
Release Date: May 15, 2013
Price: $17.99
Publisher: IDW Publishing

Welcome to Ponyville, home of Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, and all your other favorite Ponies! Something’s not right in the town though, as some of the inhabitants are acting very, very strange! It’s up to the Mane Six to find the source of the weirdness before it’s too late!

Why to watch for it: The highest selling all-ages comics in ages are contained in this volume, the perfect place to jump on for anyone slowly getting into the My Little Pony business!

Written by Michael Moreci, Steve Seeley
Art by Axel Medellin, Brent Schoonover
Release Date: May 15, 2013
Price: $12.99
Publisher: Image Comics

The recipient of numerous “best of” accolades in 2012, HOAX HUNTERS continues its critically acclaimed run! In this collection, the Hoax Hunters visit Haunchyville to bust the myth of the gnomes and their albino king while trying to prevent the Hoax Hunters Hunters from blowing their cover. Also included is the fan-favorite flip issue spoofing a certain ghost-hunting reality show and two all-new shorts!

Collects HOAX HUNTERS 6-9

Why to watch for it: The critically acclaimed Hoax Hunters drops its second volume on the industry, and for only $12.99! Jump into one of the most entertaining and enjoyable creator owned books going.

Written by Kurtis J. Wiebe
Art by Tyler Jenkins
Release Date: May 15, 2013
Price: $14.99
Publisher: Image Comics

All the major players of the Peter Pan mythology come to new life in this action packed second volume, with new allies in Tiger Lily, Big Chief and the Braves. Combining forces with the French Resistance, Peter and the boys lead a deadly game of espionage to locate and free their lost brother, Felix. All that’s stopping them is the combined might of the Nazi army led by a cunning and ruthless adversary, Kapitan Haken himself!


Why to watch for it: The journey of the Lost Boys through World War II continues, with the appearance of the one everybody has been waiting for: Hook. Get the book. Read the reveal. It is brilliant!

Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Dexter Soy, Filipe Andrade
Release Date: May 15, 2013
Price: $14.99
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Marvel OW! Captain Marvel goes head to head with…Captain Marvel?! Former Captain Monica Rambeau returns, but what’s her problem with Earth’s new Mightiest Hero? What threat lurks below the ocean’s surface? And can both Captain Marvels stop it before they get shipwrecked? Then: Carol finally returns home…but changed. What is weakening her powers? How will the lifelong high-flyer react when she discovers she can no longer fly? What’s keeping the super hero from being super heroic, and who wants her to stay that way? And as Captain America intervenes with a surprising gift, Carol confronts a new version of an old foe: Deathbird! What happens when your enemies know your most dangerous secret? Collecting CAPTAIN MARVEL (2012) #7-11.

Why to watch for it: Captain Marvel storms toward The Enemy Within with the second volume of the Marvel NOW! series. Carol is grounded and facing one of her biggest challenges yet in one of Marvel’s most surprising series.

Written by Jason Brubaker
Art by Jason Brubaker
Release Date: May 15, 2013
Price: $24.95
Publisher: SCB Distributors

All Sonja wanted was to find her missing cat, Victuals, but when he washes up on the shore of her sleepy coastal town several days later with a head full of stitches and the startling ability to speak her quiet life is forever changed. Together they set out to solve the mystery of his disappearance, embarking on a journey that leads to a strange kingdom under the waves and into the heart of a royal power struggle!

Why to watch for it: ReMIND has been making waves digitally, and now you can get your hands on a copy! Jason Brubaker’s acclaimed series hits print and is here for the taking!


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