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The Final Arc of Life and Death Begins

Plus Hulk Tries to Pick Up the Pieces, and Wonder Woman Needs a Little Help

NCBD 12/28/16

Every week, we’re lucky to get a New Comic Book Day. With new titles, new arcs, and exciting continuations of ongoing stories, Wednesday is our favorite day. This week, Hulk starts over, the final arc of Life and Death begins, and Wonder Woman needs saving?!? Yep! As always these are only a few of the comics that came out this week. Check out our other blog articles so see our thoughts on other books. Be sure to comment or share our post on Facebook or Twitter if you like our articles!

SPOILER ALERT — We try to keep from posting spoilers, but one may sneak through to our reviews now and again. Read with caution, true believers.

Aliens vs. Predator: Life and Death #1
By: Dan Abnett, Brian Thies, Rain Beredo, David Palumbo

This issue kicks off the final arc of Life and Death, which is a crossover story that spans Prometheus, Aliens, and Predator.

Aliens vs. Predator opens after the events of Aliens: Life and Death. The Colonial Marine ship Hasdurbal is under attack, and those on the surface of LV-223 are unaware of the danger there. What they do know however, is the threat of bugs is imminent. Xenomorphs are coming for them, and they may have to do the unthinkable to survive.

Dan Abnett‘s Life and Death has been an exciting adventure to read from the very beginning. I hope that these are not the end of the Aliens/Predator/AvP/Prometheus crossover stories. [Martin M. at TFAW.com]

SEE WHAT IT’LL TAKE FOR THE USCM TO SURVIVE

Wonder Woman #13
By: Greg Rucka, Renato Guedes, Romulo Fajardo JR, Liam Sharp, Brad Anderson

With Wonder Woman not quite herself, it’s up to Steve Trevor, the one often being saved by Wonder Woman, to do what he can to save the person he loves. Steve, giving insight to his point of view on his relationship with our favorite Amazonian princess, narrates this entire issue. We also get to see his military and survival training put to the test as he tries to outthink and outlast their pursuers.

Greg Rucka continues to redefine Wonder Woman while giving the reader a deeper understanding of the character, and how her supporting characters work. Renato Guedes does a great job filling in for regular Liam Sharp, giving us a brilliantly paced book, which often times can be difficult with narration heavy stories.

Wonder Woman #13 does a great job building up a supporting character, and setting the stage for a new story arc you will not want to miss. [Mikey N. at TFAW.com]

JOIN THE BATTLE WITH WONDER WOMAN

Hulk #1
By: Mariko Tamaki, Nico Leon, Matt Milla, Jeff Dekal

I like to see the vulnerabilities in our heroes. The Flash is at his best when he’s up against the ropes. Iron Man excels when he’s forced to think (not punch) himself out of a situation.

Hulk #1 picks up after the events of Civil War II where she suffered greatly at the hands of one of Marvel’s strongest villains and experienced the loss of a loved one. Jennifer Walters is battling depression, self-doubt, and a rage that she cannot bottle up for much longer.

While we see hints of the Hulk bursting forth, this issue is about Jennifer and her experiences getting back to her normal life as a lawyer. Mariko Tamaki expertly handles Jennifer’s inner dialog (I went back through for a second reading to just read that) and sets up the tone for the series in this opening bow. Consider me hooked! [Josh C. at TFAW.com]

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