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TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 03/15/17: BATWOMAN, HEAD LOPPER & ESCAPE FROM GULAG 396

Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics. If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but how can anyone fault us for reading. Here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop.

Like many readers I try to budget my purchases, which can become difficult when there are so many quality books being published each week. So here are 5 titles to consider picking up this week.

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Batwoman #1 – $2.99

DC Comics – Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV, Steve Epting, J.G. Jones

“The Many Arms Of Death” part one! At last – Batwoman is back in her own ongoing series! On the island nation of Coryana, anything goes for members of the criminal underworld… and during her lost years after being drummed out of the military, Kate Kane found a kind of refuge there. But now, a deadly new bioweapon is available in the markets of Coryana, and Batwoman will have to face up to the things she did in those days… and the people she left behind, some of whom would be happier to see her dead than alive! Writer Marguerite Bennett (DC BOMBSHELLS) is joined by James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS) and superstar artist Steve Epting (Captain America, Velvet) to present an epic Batwoman story that will alter the course of her life forever! This one’s unmissable!

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God Country #3 – $3.99

Image Comics – Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie, John J. Hill

“DEATH IN TEXAS”-When Emmett Quinlan returned from the brink, his son thought his prayers had been answered. They had, but not by the god he’d prayed to. Now DEATH has come to West Texas to show the Quinlan family the price of resurrection…

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Head Lopper #5 – $5.99

Image Comics – Andrew MacLean, Jordie Bellaire

NEW STORY ARC! “IN THE SHADOW OF THE TOWER”-Norgal and Agatha are back! A daring new adventure awaits, looming like the Crimson Tower, home of Ulrich the Twice Damned, sworn enemy of Zhaania Kota Ka. With old friends and new, our heroes boldly enter the bloodied pinnacle with bare steel and steady hearts. The quarterly series HEAD LOPPER has returned!

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Amazing Spider-Man #25 – $9.99

Marvel Comics – Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Hannah Blumenreich, Cale Atikinson

HUGE BLOWOUT ISSUE!
•  STUART IMMONEN (STAR WARS, AVENGERS) takes the artist reins of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and joins Dan Slott for a 40-page main story!
•  Then don’t miss a super-secret short story by Dan and Giuseppe Camuncoli!
•  TOP-SECRET BONUS CREATIVE TEAM!!!
•  Hannah Blumenreich makes hers Marvel, making her Spider-Debut!
•  Cale Atkinson brings another story of the A-May-ZING SPIDER-AUNT!

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Divinity III: Escape from Gulag 396 #1 – $3.99

Valiant Entertainment – Elliot Rahal, Francis Portela, Andrew Dalhouse, Adam Gorham

In the Soviet-controlled world of the Stalinverse, there is a place where liberty is sentenced to die…and it’s Gulag 396. A maximum-security prison where the only escape is through death, the gulag is the final stop for all enemies and detractors of the world’s oppressive authority. But when public enemy Obadiah Archer is admitted as the latest inmate, could his gospel of goodwill and optimism be the spark that ignites a new faith in the prison’s population…including the immortal undesirable known as Aram Addi-Padda?

Extra Pulls: All-Star Batman #8, Batman #19, Kill or be Killed #7, Sex Crimals #17, Wild Storm #2

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