Get your hands on a copy of Civil War II #3 here: http://bit.ly/29QlTgZ

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There’s a new inhuman in the Marvel Universe. The guy’s name is Ulysses, and he has quite a power: it appears he can predict the future. Captain Marvel wants to use this ability to prevent tragedies and crimes from occurring. Iron Man, however, thinks it’s wrong to take action against someone before they’ve committed a crime – or maybe even before they’ve thought of it. Now, Ulysses had a vision of the Hulk lashing out. With Civil War II #3, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, and many other heroes visit Bruce Banner to talk about the violent vision Ulysses had about the Green Goliath. But when all is said and done, one character is no longer alive.

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Order Old Man Logan #8 here: http://bit.ly/2a6lLsI

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Article by Gregg Katzman; variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque

What’s your favorite Wolverine story? For many of you, I’m guessing Weapon X, Enemy of the State, and the Frank Miller and Chris Claremont limited series immediately came to mind, and understandably so – they’re all entertaining for totally different reasons. However, my top choice – and probably a top choice for many other people out there – is Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s Old Man Logan. Now, Marvel has pulled the older James “Logan” Howlett from his twisted future and thrown him right into the present. This modern era may be very different, but could his future – a future where deadly villains joined forces to slaughter the heroes – still occur? Wolverine can’t shake the thought from his adamantium-laced head, and that important question is the driving force behind Jeff Lemire, Andrea Sorrentino, and Marcel Maiolo’s very awesome Old Man Logan #8.

*This article is spoiler-free*

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This week is jam packed with guests, as our intrepid hosts Gavin, Gregg, and Ted interview Brad Walker (Aquaman), Declan Shalvey (Civil War II: Choosing Sides, Injection), Scott Snyder (Batman: Rebirth) and Tom King (Batman, The Vision)!

Also, our X-Men Apocalypse signed poster giveaway is extended ONE MORE WEEK!

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Article by Gregg Katzman (and excellent Kraven pic by Skottie Young)

Marvel has a lot of interesting villains. From cosmic heavy-hitters like Thanos to criminal masterminds like the Kingpin, there are a lot of foes who are full of story potential. But, believe it or not, my favorite fiend is one of Spider-Man’s longtime enemies: Sergei Kravinoff, a.k.a. Kraven the Hunter – okay, I guess it’s probably not that hard to believe if you’ve read the title of the article. In fact, I like the guy so much that this is my second time writing about why I think he deserves a comic – the reason is different this time around, though – and, I kid you not, I recently bought myself a bust of the character as an early wedding gift for myself!

To some, Kraven’s a man in a silly costume that occasionally gets punched in the face by Spidey. But to me, he’s a more complex villain – a man who clearly isn’t a good guy (despite technically once being an Avenger!), but he still has his own code of honor. He’s not the kind of guy who wants to blow up a city or take over the world – his stories are smaller in scale and character-driven. He simply wants to be proud of himself and his family. He wants them to be courageous, strong, and able to overcome any obstacle in their way. But what if he wanted to change his ways and use his talents for something more noble? The latest issue of Howard the Duck has placed Kraven on the path to becoming an antihero, and now it’s up to Marvel to capitalize on this story! Yes, the comic focused on being a hilarious comedy, but there’s a legitimately awesome possibility with the character here!

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Check out the full list of new releases here: http://bit.ly/1N79CiP

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Article by Gregg Katzman

Another Wednesday, another wave of excellent new comics! Every addition of new comic book day is worth looking forward to, but there really is a lot to get excited about this week. Marvel’s dropping Old Man Logan #4, Vertigo’s releasing Sheriff of Babylon #5, and, of course, DC has given the world the Wonder Woman: Earth One graphic novel. There are plenty of comics that are more than worthy of your time (see above for the full list), but there are also five #1 issues that we really enjoyed, so we want to make sure they’re on your radar. So, we’re about to briefly explain why you should give these new comics a chance. If the title sounds like a good time to you, go give it a shot. If not, maybe the next one will win you over! Either way, we hope you enjoy reading at least one comic this week!

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This week, Ted and Gavin have a look at Newsarama’s reader polled 10 Best Marvel Comics Stories, as well as chatting the teams of Marvel’s upcoming big summer event Civil War II, and checking out the new X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, plus so much more!

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