Top 5 New Comics for January 23rd, 2013

By Vince

Chew #31

Image Comics
Story: John Layman
Art: Rob Guillory

Image Says: The second half of CHEW starts here. With a funeral.

Vince Says: Layman, you got some ‘splainin’ to do…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan #2

IDW Publishing
Story: Eric Burnham
Art: Mateus Santolouco

IDW Says: The TMNT and the Foot Clan race to intercept the one man who may be able to uncover long-lost secrets of Shredder’s power! In Feudal Japan, Oroku Saki’s friendship with Hamato Yoshi crumbles as Saki begins to fully comprehend his true destiny in the Foot Clan. Can his ambition be contained?

Vince Says: IDW’s TMNT series has been a blast since the very beginning. I especially like how they’re building a universe by picking various bits of continuity from previous incarnations. Every chance they take to expand on their backstory is welcome.

Uncanny X-Force #1

Marvel Comics
Story: Sam Humphries
Art: Ron Garney

Marvel Says: THE DARKEST CORNERS OF THE MUTANT UNIVERSE: EXPOSED! The X-Men: sworn to protect a world that fears and hates them. UNCANNY X-FORCE: charged to deal with situations the X-Men fear and hate! Psylocke and Storm lead a new team of outcasts and scoundrels, including fan-favorite Puck, the villainous Spiral, and the mysterious Cluster. The first adversary to strike out from the darkness? X-legend BISHOP!

Vince Says: Humphries has some massive shoes to fill after Rick Remender’s groundbreaking run on the previous volume. The team’s unconventional lineup has some possibilities, but Storm rocking the mohawk again is enough reason to check this comic out.

Wonder Woman #16

DC Comics
Story: Brian Azzarello
Art: Cliff Chiang

DC Says: Wonder Woman and her half brother Milan must grapple with the dangerous New God known as Orion! What strange alliance has the terrifying First Born made?

Vince Says: Azzarello and Chiang have been carving out a very unique space among the New 52. Slowly introducing the New Gods into Wonder Woman’s story has been a treat and I’m very interested to see this story develop.

Young Avengers #1

Marvel Comics
Story: Kieron Gillen
Art: Jamie McKelvie

Marvel Says: Legacy isn’t a dirty word… but it’s an irrelevant one. It’s not important what our parents did. It matters what WE do. Someone has to save the world. You’re someone. Do the math.

The critically acclaimed team of Gillen/McKelvie/Wilson (with added Norton Sauce) decide to reinvent the teen superhero comic for the 21st century, uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Hawkeye with Loki, Marvel Boy and Ms. America. No pressure. Young Avengers is as NOW! as the air in your lungs, and twice as vital. It’s the book that knows Hyperbole is the BEST! THING! EVER!

Vince Says: I’m a huge fan of Gillen’s writing and his work with McKelvie is frequently fantastic. The characters are an interesting bunch, especially after Loki’s developments in Gillen’s Journey into Mystery.

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