This week’s contenders for January 20, 2016
Star Wars #15> FROM THE JOURNALS OF OBI-WAN KENOBI Another tale of Obi-Wan’s exile on Tatooine! Owen Lars took Luke in…but he refused to let Ben be part of his life. Why? What trouble could have been stirred up by Ben protecting Luke? Jason Aaron (A/CA) Mike Mayhew
Smurfs Take> Loved the first standalone story for Obi-Wan showing the difficulty adjusting to “normal life” and not exposing himself as a Jedi. Greatest Jedi ever gets another go cant wait to see what Jason has in store for us this time.
Captain Marvel #1> Face front, true believers! The Captain has made her return and oh, how mighty it is. It’s a bold new frontier for Carol Danvers as she soars to new heights in her greatest mission yet–leader of the all-new Alpha Flight space program. Yup, Alpha Flight. As earth’s first line of defense, Carol and her team aim to protect the planet from extraterrestrial threats. But can Carol be a soldier and a diplomat? Especially when an unknown enemy emerges that Carol can’t quite punch. The superstar team behind Marvel’s Agent Carter television series, Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, make their comics debut alongside the awesomely-talented Kris Anka. Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas (A/CA) Kris Anka
Batman #48> Mr. Bloom’s seeds have grown into an army that may turn all of Gotham City against its new Batman. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne meets a mysterious stranger who could start a chain of events no one can stop. Scott Snyder (A/CA) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Sinestro #19> The Pale Bishop has declared a holy war on all emotion-and his minions are about to invade Earth! Only the power of fear stands against them. In an attempt to bolster his defensive line, Sinestro has dispatched yellow rings across our world, adding many heroes and villains to the ranks of the Sinestro Corps! Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy
Uncanny X-Men #2> In a world that’s never hated or feared mutants more, there is only one constant: BIGGER THREATS REQUIRE MORE THREATENING X-MEN. Refusing to accept one more mutant death, the most ruthless mutants on Earth have banded together to proactively mow down their enemies. But with a team populated by relentless killers, one question applies above all others: Can they stay away from each other’s throats long enough to sever their targets’? Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Greg Land
Tokyo Ghost #5> Eden Burns around her, Debbie fights to save the man she loves from the monster he’s become. Rick Remender (A) Sean Gordon Murphy
Smurfs Take> I was pumped when they showed this at the Image expo and now that we have a few issues I love it even more. A world that could very well happen as Mad Max meets Tech Junkies, it’s clever, brutal, and you will be hooked if you pick it up too.
Trade Paperback of the Week
Batgirl Vol 1 Silent Knight> Cassandra Cain is back in this new collection of BATGIRL #1-11 and ANNUAL #1! Trained from childhood by a notorious assassin, Batgirl has the ability to sense her opponents’ moves before they happen. But when an attempt to “fix” Batgirl’s inability to speak robs her of this sixth sense, she must train with original Batgirl Barbara Gordon to regain her former prowess and live up to Batman’s expectations. Kelley Puckett & Various (A) Damion Scott & Various (CA) Damion Scott, Robert Campanella
Action Figure of the Week
Movie Realization Star Wars Meisho Boba Fett Figure> From Bandai Hobby. Everyone’s favorite bounty hunter goes medieval! Boba Fett joins the Meisho Movie Realization series in a spectacular feudal Japan aesthetic, appropriately portrayed as a lord-less “Ronin” Samurai via the sculpting talent of artists Takeyuki Takeya and Junichi Taniguchi. In addition to his EE-3 rifle portrayed as a flint-lock style blaster, this deluxe figure set features an extensive array of accessories – the characteristic backpack missile can be removed/attached, and the helmet-mounted scope is moveable. Also in addition to short ninja-style katana and sheath, numerous ninja-style blade accessories that can be subtly attached to shin and forearm areas are included