Cape Watch: Batman Battles the Riddler, Nightcrawler Has A Family Feud, Sinestro Debuts, And The Superior Spider-Man Says Goodbye

Welcome to Cape Watch, where we explore the most interesting and/or biggest releases of the week from the “big two” publishers. Without further ado, here’s what to look forward to from DC and Marvel for he week of April 16th, 2014:


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Batman #30

This is the penultimate chapter of the “Zero Year” story arc. Writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo‘s Batman is facing The Riddler and the damage he has done to Gotham City, in what is surly caped crusader’s most difficult early test.

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Batman And Robin #30

Writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Patrick Gleason helm this book, exploring Batman’s quest to find the remains of his late son, Damian. But when his search leads Batman to Paradise Island, he comes into conflict with the island’s Amazon queen – AKA Wonder Woman!

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Batwoman #30

In the latest issue of Marc Andreyko (writer) and Jeremy Haun’s (artist) Batwoman, Wolf Spider needs just one more painting. It’s up to Batwoman to keep it out of his hands, even if that means entering the notoriously dangerous Arkham asylum.

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Justice League #29

In the latest issue of Justice League, written by Geoff Johns, with art by Ivan Reis, Cyborg battles Grid. The Crime Syndicate failed to kill him, but can his cybernetic half do so? The battle against these brutal enemies could change Cyborg and the justice League profoundly.

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Sinestro #1

Writer Cullen Bunn and artist Dale Eaglesham bring us this new book featuring one of DC’s premier antiheroes. Now that Sinestro has lost everything dear to him, he embarks on a quest to retake his Yellow Lantern Corps. But does the universe have other plans for the (former) greatest of the Green Lanterns?

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Wonder Woman #30

The Amazon’s are back in this latest issue, written by Brian Azzarello and drawn by Goran Sudzuka, and they’re here to settle a score! The commander of this deadly army is non other than the God of War herself – Wonder Woman!

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Amazing X-Men #6

In the latest issue of Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinessAmazing X-Men, Nightcrawler is back at the Jean Grey school, but Mystique’s visit there means he could be heading back to the afterlife sooner than expected (because apparently the shape-shifting mutant never taught her son not to bring swords to a gun fight).

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Hulk #1

Following the finale of Indestructible Hulk, Bruce Banner is looking quite…destructible. Lying at death’s door, Banner will never be the same, even if he can survive. But how will The Hulk take revenge on his alter-ego’s assailant? Writer Mark Waid and artist Mark Bagley hold the answers.

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Ms. Marvel #3

C. Willow Wilson writes this latest issue of Ms. Marvel, with Adrian Alphona providing the art. For Kamala, the new Ms. Marvel, gaining international fame can come with quite a bit of trouble…

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Superior Spider-Man #31

The epic series finale is here. With Peter Parker, the true Superior Spider-Man, back in control of his body, readers can get ready for his final battle with the Goblin King. But with Peter back, what does this mean for Otto Octavius, and his beloved Anna Maria? We’re set to find out in this final issue of Superior Spider-Man, written by Dan Slott and drawn by Giuseppe Camuncoli.

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Uncanny X-Men #20

Written by Brian Michael Bendis and penciled by Chris Bachalo, “Uncanny X-Men #20” sees Cyclops and his team of X-Men take on SHIELD,  in order to find out who’s responsible for the Sentinels that nearly killed them. But their investigation only lands the Uncanny X-Men in even grater Danger Than before!

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Asaph Bitner is a staff writer for Capeless Crusader. His other activities include studying for a college degree and dreaming of visiting the Song Of Ice And Fire universe as a future-tech wielding jedi secret agent. You can follow him on twitter at @AsaphBitner.