HJU Comic Book Picks of the Week: Dec 22

UNCANNY X-MEN #531
The X-Men on Utopia are getting sicker and sicker and their powers are shutting down one-by-one. Wolverine’s healing factor is down and he’s suffering adamantium poisoning, but he’s much better off than the mutants whose mutation defines their bodies, like Rockslide and Mercury. And if that weren’t bad enough, The Collective Man has Chinatown in the palms of his many hands and the Sublime Corporation is kicking the plan they’ve been hatching since #515 into high gear!

WONDER WOMAN #605
As Wonder Woman continues her quest to find out exactly what happened to her current reality and who is ultimately responsible, she encounters the first of the three most deadly gods known to man. Together, they comprise…the Morrigan!

MARVEL

CHAOS WAR: DEAD AVENGERS #2
The newest, greatest and, in the carnage of the Chaos War, only team of Avengers around faces the threat that united them: the GRIM REAPER! Eric Williams has long been one of the Avengers’ most fearsome foes, and now that he has fully pledged himself, heart and soul, to the Chaos King, he’s looking to kill his arch-nemesis, the android Vision, and his allies — Captain Mar-Vell, Yellowjacket, Dr. Druid, Deathcry and the Swordsman — twice! And if they fall, every Avenger past and present will fall with them.

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #33
The FINALE TO STARK: RESILIENT is here! Tony Stark must outrace Detroit Steel and a fleet of Hammer Murderdrones or it’s the end of everything — of him, his company, his legacy, and of the Iron Man itself. The only thing more shocking than the first 19 pages are the last 3. The end of the past is HERE. The birth of the future is NOW. The End Of All Things is just around the corner and it’s got Tony Stark dead in its sights…

NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT #5
A special issue showcasing the different sides of Prince Namor: proud king, valiant hero—and arrogant, unfaithful lover. Years ago, when Namor was young, he fell in love with a surface woman, only to break her heart. But what is her connection to the new generation of X-Men? A stand-alone story that sets the stage for an unexpected new NAMOR storyline!

SECRET AVENGERS #8
Marvel’s newest hit Avengers team continues its breakneck pace! Steve Rogers comes face-to-face with an old comrade in arms from the war…who’s now working for the Shadow Council! The Secret Avengers Hong Kong Kung Fu extravaganza continues!

WHAT IF? DARK REIGN
Before the events of Siege, long-time Avenger Clint Barton (aka Hawkeye) sought to take matters into his own hands and kill Norman Osborn himself. Why should a menace like Osborn be allowed the chance to live? Slay the monster, save the kingdom… right? The kill shot is just the beginning in this twisted tale of conspiracy and intrigue that takes Dark Reign to even blacker depths. What’s the worst that could happen? See for yourself in this one-shot from Jason Henderson and Sana Takeda.

X-MEN #6
“CURSE OF THE MUTANTS,”
conclusion!
Somehow, the X-Men have weathered the vampire raid on Utopia, but mutants can’t claim total victory yet. Jubilee still needs the X-Men’s help, and Xarus still commands an overwhelming force of bloodsuckers. Will Dracula’s intervention be the final nail in Xarus’s coffin…or will he make even more trouble for the X-Men than his upstart son ever could?

X-MEN LEGACY #243
“FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION” CONCLUSION!

When the X-Men used an engineered virus to defeat Bastion’s army of mutant-exterminating Sentinels, they didn’t realize it would also compromise one of their own: Karima Shapandar, a.k.a. Omega Sentinel. With her reactivated Sentinel programming taking over, the X-Men find themselves in dire straits…and one X-Man may just cross the line in order to stop her!

DC

BATMAN INCORPORATED #2
The dynamic new era of Batman continues! The Dark Knight and Mr. Unknown – the Batman of Japan – go up against Lord Death Man. It’s going to be a fight to the end that could see the failure of Batman, Inc. before it’s even begun!

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #55
BRIGHTEST DAY burns bright as war breaks out on Qward between the Green Lantern Corps and the Weaponers! Plus, the secret pact between Atrocitus, Guy Gardner and Ganthet is revealed!

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #52
With Washington, D.C. in the hands of The Omega Man and the full extent of his horrific power revealed, the JLA is forced to make a difficult decision. Is there no choice for the World’s Greatest Heroes but to team with the World’s Worst Villains – the Crime Syndicate – in order to save both Earths? How will this desperate action be affected by Ultra Man’s betrayal of everyone. . . and the reappearance of Dark Supergirl?

THE OUTSIDERS #35
Deep in the Pacific Northwest of Canada, Freight Train’s origin is revealed as he battles for the life of Black Lightning against the equally unstoppable Shaggy Man.

POWER GIRL #19
It was bound to happen what with her participation in JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST – Power Girl relies on the JLI to help her turn her recent fortunes around! But how will that sit with her current teammates in JSA ALL-STARS?

ZATANNA #8
Beginning “Pupaphobia,” an all-new three-part adventure with art by the sensational Cliff Chiang! Everybody’s got that one thing that just creeps them out beyond all reason. (Yours is clowns, we know. It’s okay.) For Zatanna Zatara, it’s puppets: “Creepy, horrible, soul-sucking puppets.” But why is one of the most powerful sorcerers on Earth scared of little wooden men in cheap suits? Finding out is what’s got Zee back in therapy… but she might not uncover the truth before the truth comes gunning for her.

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