#NewComic Contenders for April 12, 2017
Seven to Eternity #5> NEW STORY ARC! Adam Osidis and the Mosak come to a crossroads. The choices they make here will echo throughout the lands of Zhal for all eternity. (S) Rick Remender (A/CA) Jerome Opena, Matt Hollingsworth
Smurfs Take> IT’S BACK!!!!! MY TOP PICK OF LAST YEAR IS BACK!
Deadpool Vs. Punisher #1> Frank Castle has an unstoppable will – a powerful drive to punish those who do wrong, rooted in the tragic killing of his family. Wade Wilson has an unstoppable mouth – an unthinking knack for annoying everyone around him, rooted in thinking he’s funny. Both men, however, are among the deadliest on the planet. When they find themselves in disagreement over the criminal known as The Bank, they’re in for one of the most brutal fights of their lives! Can Frank kill Wade over and over without ever dying once himself? Or will Wade bug him until he welcomes death? (S) Fred Van Lente (A) Pere Perez (CA) Declan Shalvey
Scooby Apocalypse #12> It’s a Dinkley family reunion! Can Velma reconcile with one of her brothers in order to the save the world that they destroyed? Or is someone else to blame for the apocalypse? (S) Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis (A) Dale Eaglesham (CA) Howard Porter
Weapon X #1> Decades ago, the Weapon X program produced the deadliest mutant killers on the planet. Now, with more research, more funding and more Adamantium at its disposal, the Weapon X program is creating new killers for old targets: Old Man Logan. Sabretooth. Lady Deathstrike. Weapon X isn’t just experimenting on mutants anymore…it’s eradicating them. All of them. Plus: Deadlier and more shadowy than ever, you won’t believe who’s taken the job as Director of Weapon X! Reuniting X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong creative team GREG PAK (World War Hulk) and GREG LAND (Uncanny X-Men)! (S) Greg Pak (A/CA) Greg Land
Smurfs Take> The last couple Weapon X series have been fantastic and I am optimistic that this will follow suit. It’s rare these days the X-Men are in my top 5 let alone two X-Titles but this one time I would like to have a decent X-Book and if one can deliver I think it will be this one.
Amazing Spider-Man #26> “THE OSBORN IDENTITY” CONTINUES! Silver Sable comes back into Spider-Man’s life – but isn’t she DEAD?! Norman Osborn has worked his way into a position of power in Symkaria, and any incursion by Spider-Man will be seen as an act of war. Will Spider-Man risk international infamy to take down his most dangerous foe? Dan Slott (A) Stuart Immonen (CA) Alex Ross
X-Men Blue #1> THE ORIGINALS! Join MARVEL GIRL, CYCLOPS, BEAST, ICEMAN and ANGEL as they reclaim the title of X-MEN. After the world-shaking events of IVX, the original five X-Men are here to bring mutant criminals to justice and restore a heroic sheen to their team. But with a new leader in JEAN GREY and a new mentor in their “arch-frenemy” MAGNETO, will old rivalries and new conflicts tear these heroes apart? (S) Cullen Bunn (A) Jorge Molina, Matteo Buffagni (CA) Arthur Adams
Guardians of the Galaxy #19> Brian Michael Bendis’ last issue! It’s all built to this! GROUNDED comes to a conclusion with this double-sized blockbuster as Brian Michael Bendis wraps up his epic run on GUARDIANS! With the team stuck on Earth and scattered to the winds, could the only thing to bring them together truly be…THANOS? Featuring art by series artist Valerio Schiti and special guest artists to celebrate the end of an era! (S) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Valerio Schiti, Various (CA) Arthur Adams
Smurfs Take> The End and will the Guardians ever be the same again? I have loved the run the Guardians have been on and sad to see Bendis call it closed. How will it finish? Are all the loose ends going to be pulled together in a nice tight bow? Can we hope the team will get off Earth?
Trade Paperback of the week
Aquaman TP Vol 2 Black Manta Rising> Aquaman’s investigation into the mysterious Atlantean terrorist attacks on the surface is cut short when Black Manta taps his newfound weapons cache and unleashes an unstoppable weapon upon the undersea kingdom: a relentless behemoth from the deep that lays waste to everything in its path. Collects AQUAMAN #7-15. (S) Dan Abnett (A) Philippe Briones, Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher, Daniel Henriques (A/CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy
Statue of the Week
DC Cover Girls Hawkgirl Statue>
Designed by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU Sculpted by JACK MATHEWS Hawkgirl stands ready for flight, mace at the ready, in the latest DC Cover Girls statue from the mind of renowned artist Stanley “Artgerm” Lau! Limited Edition of 5,000 Measures Approximately 10.24″ Tall