Comics: Noteworthy New Releases For Week 22

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With the holiday weekend, it's been a slow week for comics, but there are still a few gems to pick up on Wednesday. On New Comic Book Day, we welcome a few new titles to the family while celebrating more than one annual issue.

The Wake #1

Story by: Scott Snyder / Art by: Sean Murphy

From DC/Vertigo: When Marine Biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines, but quickly realizes they won't take no for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oilrig where they've discovered something miraculous and terrifying. . .
Writer Scott Snyder (BATMAN, AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and artist Sean Murphy (PUNK ROCK JESUS) bring their acclaimed talents to this sci-fi/horror epic that explores the horrors of the deep, probes the origins of human history, and leaps far beyond to a frightening future.

Adventures of Superman #1

Story by: Jeff Parker / Art by: Chris Samnee

From DC: Don't miss the debut of this all-new, digital-first series starring The Man of Tomorrow, written and illustrated by some of comics' finest talents! Witness Superman's first encounter with the work of Lex Luthor, brought to you by Jeff Parker (Hulk) and Chris Samnee (Daredevil)!

Earth 2 Annual #1

Story by: James Robinson / Art by: Yildiray Cinar, CAFU, Julius Gopez

From DC: The new Batman of Earth 2 debuts as The Atom begins a mission to lead a new team of heroes—but are any of them prepared for the threat they’re about to face?

Mind The Gap #10

Story by: Jim McCann / Art By: Rodin Esquejo & Dan McDaid

From Image Comics: "WISH YOU WERE HERE," Part Five Life. Death. Rebirth. All of this and more await Elle when she faces her newest challenge. And it wouldn't be the conclusion of an arc without twists, turns, shocks, and revelations! A new memory leads Elle to turn on one of her "allies", and finally - HOODIE IS REVEALED! And no one will be prepared for what happens when they find out who it is!

Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #5

Story by: David Tipton / Art by: Philip Bond and Francesco Francavilla

From IDW: Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary continues as the Fifth Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor!

Morning Glories #27

Story by: Nick Spencer / Art by: Joe Eisma

From Image Comics: 'THERE IS NO BEGINNING' The double-sized Season 2 premiere! With an astonishing array of covers by some of the hottest artists working today: JENNY FRISSON, ROB GUILLORY, SHAWN MARTINBROUGH, JAMIE McKELVIE, EMMA RIOS and MORNING GLORIES' own JOE EISMA!

Adventure Time Annual #1

Story by: Various / Art by: Various

From Boom! Studios: THE FUN WILL NEVER END IN THIS SPECIAL EXPANDED ADVENTURE TIME ANNUAL! Featuring some of the hottest talent in comics today putting their creative spin on the land of Ooo! A great tool for bringing readers into the series and an awesome book for die-hard ADVENTURE TIME FANS! Featuring stories from Roger Langridge, Derek Fridolfs, Dustin Nguyen and others!

X-Men #1

Story by: Brian Wood / Art by: Olivier Coipel

From Marvel: The X-Women finally get their own book, from critically acclaimed superstars Brian Wood (X-MEN, ULTIMATE X-MEN, DMZ, The Massive) and Olivier Coipel (AVX, HOUSE OF M, THOR)!
An old enemy shows up at the X-Men's door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to earth.
Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she's brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the earth's survival. . . or its destruction.
Against a backdrop of what seems like an alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life on earth!

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