Top 5 New Comics for January 16th, 2013

By Vince

All-New X-Men #6

Marvel Comics
Story: Brian Michael Bendis
Art: David Marquez

Marvel Says: David Marquez (Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man) takes the artistic reins for 3 issues!

Brian Bendis further defines the future of the X-Men!

Vince Says: The breakout title of Marvel NOW! to this point, All-New X-Men is the best X-comic in years and potentially one of the best ever.

Batman #16

DC Comics
Story: Scott Snyder
Art: Greg Capullo

DC Says: ‘DEATH OF THE FAMILY’ continues!

Batman heads into his showdown with The Joker as the madman’s plan is finally revealed – in Arkham Asylum!

It all lead’s into next month’s terrifying conclusion!

And in the backup story, in the midst of The Joker’s assault on Batman and his allies, get a secret glimpse into what started The Crown Prince of Crime on his horrifying journey!

Vince Says: I don’t think I need to say anything at this point.

Captain Marvel #9

Marvel Comics
Story: Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art: Filipe Andrade

Marvel Says: A PERFECT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR FANS NEW AND OLD! PART ONE OF A NEW STORY.

Carol finally returns home, but is changed. What is weakening Captain Marvel’s powers?

PLUS: Carol gets a JOB.

Find out why CAPTAIN MARVEL is being hailed as one of Marvel’s best new series this year!

Vince Says: That cover. ‘Nuff said.

Saga #9

Image Comics
Story: Brian K. Vaughan
Art: Fiona Staples

Image Says: The Will finally has a good day.

Vince Says: That solicit is so simple, yet loyal readers know just how much that one sentence can mean. With this being one of the best comics of 2012, there really should be more loyal readers.

X-Factor #250

Marvel Comics
Story: Peter David
Art: Leonard Kirk

Marvel Says: A year of X-FACTOR stories culminates here in the first part of ‘HELL ON EARTH WAR’! The various Hell lords battle for domination in a war that was triggered by the seven billionth soul born on Earth, and only X-Factor can avoid the entire world going up in flames! This is the beginning of the end for X-Factor as you know it!

Vince Says: To begin with, this is the culmination of a story Peter David has been building toward for what feels like forever. On a more personal note, Peter David suffered a stroke last month. From his work on X-Factor, both in recent years and back in the 90s, as well as his iconic run on Incredible Hulk and a multitude of other fantastic comics over the years, David is someone I greatly admire and respect. David and his family could definitely use the support, both financially and emotionally, from this issue selling well, and we should all take time to appreciate his work.

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