Nerd Issues Weekly #12

Get ready for a huge week of comics with ‘Death of Wolverine,’ ‘Original Sin,’ and ‘Future’s End.’

Hey gang, here we are with Nerd Issues Weekly #12, and this week we’ve got a extended list with a ton of pulls for you to choose from. We’ve got huge events beginning and ending in both of the major distributors in the industry, as well as some new titles making their way onto the map. So without further delay, let’s get started on this week’s extended list.

Death of Wolverine #1

Story by: Charles Soule
Art by: Steve McNiven
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Price: $4.99


As everyone knows, or should know at least, Wolverine’s greatest power is his healing factor that allows him to recover from any amount of damage, so long as that said damage isn’t decapitation or damage to his spinal cord that would result in his brain unable to tell his body where to heal. This, however, is completely thrown out when he contracts a virus while in the “Microverse” that results in him being stripped of his healing factor for an indefinite amount of time. This week starts the fall of one of Marvel’s most beloved and prolific characters, and is one of the biggest events in X-Men history as of late. Be sure to pick up this issue, if not for the compelling story line, but to see just what kind of effect it is going to have on the rest of the Marvel Comics Universe.

Sidekick #8

Story by: J. Michael Straczynski
Art by: Tom Mandrake
Publisher: Image Comics
Price: $3.99


Making another appearance on NIW, we’ve got Sidekick #8, the gritty story about the strange disappearance of a hero and his sidekick’s downward spiral. Formerly known as Flyboy, Barry Chase is set on a whole new mission now: to kill his former hero that betrayed him for many years. Get ready to see this tale written by  J. Michael Straczynski and illustrated by Tom Mandrake take an even darker turn as Flyboy will do whatever it takes to find more information as to where his old partner went.

God Hates Astronauts #1

Story by: Ryan Browne
Art by: Ryan Browne
Publisher: Image Comics
Price: $3.50


Known for his work on series such as Manhattan Projects and Bedlam, Ryan Browne is back at it again with an all new sci-fi series that is sure to entertain, God Hates Astronauts. To give a little more insight on this quirky story, it revolves around a group of magical bears, a cop with robot arms, and man with a ghost-cow head, all hired by NASA to stop a group of farmers who have built rockets on their property to launch themselves into space all over the galaxy. This is the perfect pull this week for anyone remotely interested in science fiction and humor comics. Get it!

Kick-Ass 3 HC

Story by: Mark Millar
Art by: John Romita Jr.
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Price: $29.99


The complete collection of the final installment into the Kick-Ass franchise is finally here for us to get our hands on, and boy are we excited. As stated before, the hardcover collection combines issues 1-8 of Kick-Ass 3 into one piece that ties the series together with a bloodstained bow. As Kick-Ass is forced to head “Justice Forever” on his own whilst Hit-Girl is behind bars, things start to take a turn for the worst as the law begins to step in to try and put an end to all of the heroes. To make matters even worse, there are a slew of new villains to add to the mix. The series finale also features the secret origins of Hit-Girl, so be sure to pick up this trade as soon as possible!

Original Sin #8

Story by: Jason Aaron
Art by: Mike Deodato
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Price: $4.99


Final judgment for the “Marvel Universe” is amongst us as the Original Sin arc comes to a stunning conclusion. It all started when Uatu, also known as The Watcher, was found dead on the moon, and the manhunt began with Earth and Space’s mightiest heroes. In this conclusion, we’re also going to get our first look at The Watcher’s final moments and who the actual murderer and thief of his eyes is. The ride that has been Original Sin has been a dark and mysterious one with a few dull moments, but after the last issue that was done incredibly well, it has been well worth it and definitely makes this last piece to the puzzle a pull for this week. For those who are late to the Original Sin train, be sure to look out for the complete hardcover collection in the following months that combines all eight issues, as well as the tie-in series’ Original Sins.

Rocket Raccoon #3

Story by: Skottie Young
Art by: Skottie Young
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Price: $3.99


Perhaps Marvel’s most popular character at the moment, in part thanks to the global success of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as the superb story written and illustrated by Skottie Young, the Rocket Raccoon standalone series was able to reach sales numbers as high as 300,000 for the first installment. Picking up from the last issue, Rocket has to go against a dark-cloaked raccoon that now ends all belief that he is the only one of his kind. To add to the situation, Rocket now has to worry about the “Ex-Terminators,” a band of ex-girlfriends who are now hot on his tail. In this issue, we can also catch the unusual pairing of Macho Gomez from Deadpool as he helps Rocket against his new found foes.

DC’s Futures End

Story by: Assorted
Art by: Assorted
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $3.99


Last but certainly not least, this week marks the point in which many series in the DC Universe will jump forward in time to become tie-ins with The New 52 series, virtually giving the chance for readers to see where the Universe is heading or what the future of DC Comics has in store for them. Specially starting this week, and for the month of September, Futures End tie-in titles are going to feature limited edition 3D motion covers that are sure to become a must have for any collector or fan. Starting this week, you can pick up the following series for the tie-ins and 3D motion covers:

Action Comic’s Futures End #1

Aquaman Futures End #1

Batwing Futures End #1

Detective Comics Futures End #1

Earth 2 Futures End #1

Grayson Futures End #1

Green Arrow Futures End #1

Green Lantern Futures End #1

Swamp Thing Futures End #1

Phantom Stranger Futures End #1

What did you think of the end of ‘Original Sin?’ Which ‘Futures End’ tie-in series are you going to be picking up this week? Let us know in the comments below.

Source(s): TFaw, ComicList

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