This episode of Awesomed By Comics is brought to you by Robo Zen, because it's pretty much the only combination we haven't tried yet. A slew of excellent debuts this week as we give it up for Kieron Gillen, Steven Sanders and Jamie McKelvie's stunning S.W.O.R.D. #1, Mark Waid and Emma Rios' superb Strange #1, and Paul Cornell and Leonard Kirk's daring Dark X-Men #1. The Bat Books continue to inspire angst, and Unwritten remains a stack-toppin' smash. There's also an above-average amount of Pokemon stuff. Let's go Pats.
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Cover(s) of the Week
Aaron's pick, from Strange #1, cover by Tom Coker:
Evie's pick, from S.W.O.R.D. #1, cover by John Cassaday:
Panel(s) of the Week
Evie's pick, from S.W.O.R.D. #1, by Kieron Gillen, Steven Sanders and Jamie McKelvie (click to enlarge):
Aaron's pick, from Amazing Spider-Man #611, by Joe Kelly and Eric Canete (click to enlarge):