Comics: Noteworthy New Releases For Week 5

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It’s an exciting week for comics, with a slew of noteworthy new issues hitting the shelves with all the force of a great typhoon (pat yourself on the back if you got the Mulan reference). This week, we welcome a Strange addition to the family, get cozy with the Joker, celebrate the Doctor’s big 5-0, and support Hurricane Sandy relief with the help of Matt Fraction and Hawkeye. And that’s just the tip of the comic book iceberg.

Emily and the Strangers #1

Written by Mariah Huehner & Rob Reger / Art by Emily Ivie

From Dark Horse: With the help of her trio of troublemaking cats, Emily is determined to make the most rockin’ song the world has ever known and win a legendary haunted guitar . . . but can she do it solo? Only one thing is for sure—what Emily wants, Emily gets . . . sometimes.

Teen Titans #16

Written by Scott Lobdell & Fabian Nicieza / Art by Brett Booth

From DC Comics: A “DEATH OF THE FAMILY” tie-in! Our heroes learn a lesson they’ll never forget as Arsenal takes control in Red Robin’s absence! Mirroring the events of RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #16, Jason Todd and Tim Drake must rely on each other to survive The Joker’s attack! Plus: It’s the return of Raven!

Batman and Robin Annual #1

Written by Peter Tomasi / Art by Ardian Syaf

From DC Comics: Robin leads Batman on an unrelenting hunt across the globe for family secrets that promise to change them both forever. If you think you know Bruce Wayne...think again!

Green Lantern Corps Annual #1

Written by Peter Tomasi / Art by ChrisCross

From DC Comics: “RISE OF THE THIRD ARMY” ends here! Thanks to the Third Army, the Guardians have shut down the Green Lantern Corps! Everything from the GREEN LANTERN comics from the past few months has been building to this. Get ready for a go-for-broke ending, which sets up the next great GREEN LANTERN event!

Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #1

Written by Scott Tipton & David Tipton | Art by Simon Fraser

From IDW: November 23, 1963: A day that changed the world forever. That day saw the broadcast debut of Doctor Who, which was to become the longest-running science-fiction series on television. And now 50 years later, we pay tribute to one of the greatest pop-culture heroes of all time with this special series, which tells an epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the intrepid traveler through time and space known simply as... the Doctor.

Adventure Time #12

Written by Ryan North / Art by Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb

From BOOM! Studios: THE HOTTEST ALL-AGES COMIC CELEBRATES ITS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! BMO’s sick, but it’s not just any’s a magical virus! And now, Finn and Jake have to seek out a sorta-no-good-very-bad wizard to set things right! Don’t miss the latest issue of what critics called “the best series of 2012!”

Hawkeye #7

Written by Matt Fraction / Art by Steve Lieber & Jesse Hamm

From Marvel: We're pushing the next story back by a month to make room for a timely story about Hawkeye and Kate Bishop dealing with the ramifications of a hurricane that hammers the east coast. With lovely art by the Eisner Award Winning artist Steve Leiber and newcomer Jesse Hamm, it's a perfect pause before the next Fraction/Aja mini-opus begins....featuring the reveal of a villain that I can promise you no one sees coming.

Mara #2

Written by Brian Wood / Art by Ming Doyle

From Image Comics: As superstar athlete Mara Prince's superpower manifestation is caught on live TV, her life rapidly starts to spiral out of control. The media descends like vultures. Her handlers go into spin mode. The footage is seen around the world, and this young woman, who only hours ago was the darling of pop culture, is now being slammed and ridiculed for being a fraud and a liar. But the more she tries to fight back, the only thing she's doing is escalating the problem. A sci-fi take on real world superheroes by the powerhouse team of BRIAN WOOD, MING DOYLE and JORDIE BELLAIRE!

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