Smurfs High Five

The Contenders for January 27, 2016

Saga #33 Saga#33> Upsher and Doff are back Vaughan (A) Fiona Staples on the Case. (W) Brian K. Vaughn

old man logan #1Old Man Logan #1> Fifty years from now, Logan — the man who no longer calls himself Wolverine — will have endured many atrocities: The Marvel Universe’s villains will have banded together and rid the world of its heroes. Logan’s closest friend, Hawkeye, will have been murdered in cold blood right before his eyes. And driven mad by the same radiation that gave him his superhuman strength, Bruce Banner will have fathered a family of hillbilly Hulks…that eventually went on to slaughter Logan’s wife and two children. But now, in the present, Old Man Logan wakes up to discover himself in a world before these atrocities, before the Wasteland. And he’s going to seize this opportunity and change history to ensure that his future never comes to pass… (W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino

angela queen of hel #4Angela Queen of Hel #4> Angela, Sera, and Leah lead the rebellion in the underworld to overthrow Hela, while simultaneously racing to escape the ghosts of their past! Aaaand we’re pretty much upending the toybox that is Hel and shaking out all the cool characters — and ANGELA AND SERA ARE GONNA FIGHT ‘EM! (W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto, Stephanie Hans (CA) Stephanie Hans

prophet earth war #1Prophet Earth War #1> THE EPIC CONCLUSION TO PROPHET BEGINS HERE! A clone general goes against his Brain-Mother overlords to gain control of an alien egg. Start of the final six issue mini-series. (W) Brandon Graham, Simon Roy (A) Giannis Milonogiannis, Simon Roy (CA) Simon Roy

Smurfs Take> Brandon and Simon have taken this character and story to such incredible heights. Filling in the past and the character development was an unexpected and so well done with an art style that complemented it every step of the way. While I am excited to see the end of the story I dread its final issues.

deadpool cable #2Deadpool & Cable Split Second #2> The Merc with the Mouth & the Soldier with the Scowl continue their time-hopping adventure! PLUS: Deadpool takes on a nigh-unbeatable foe–LOOP! Printing the 3rd & 4th chapter of the manic Marvel Infinite Comic! (W) Fabian Nicieza, Reilly Brown (A/CA) Reilly Brown

Smurfs Pick

east of west #24East of West #24> Old friends reappear in EAST OF WEST #24. (W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta

Smurfs Take> You take the four horsemen of the apocalypse and put them in a future world that has been split up by the powers that be. As the twist Death betrays the other horsemen for the love of his life. I have love this series since it started and the world building that has gone on from issue number one has been fantastic. Best nontraditional hero comic on the shelves today with so many well defined characters.

Trade Paperback of the Week

supergirl tpSupergirl TP Vol 1 Girl of Steel> In these stories from SUPERGIRL #0-10 and 12, Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin from Krypton, adjusts to her life on Earth, crossing paths (and trading blows) with the JSA, the Teen Titans and the Outsiders along the way. But while she’s facing off against other heroes, her cousin’s nemesis Lex Luthor has uncovered a truth that could change the Girl of Steel forever! (W) Jeph Loeb & Various (A) Ian Churchill & Various (CA) Michael Turner

Statue of the Week

red hood statue DcComics Red Hood New 52 Artfx Statue> From Kotobukiya. Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ lineup of characters in the Batman Family appearing in DC Comics continues with the Red Hood ARTFX+ Statue. Kotobukiya’s master craftsmanship brings Red Hood straight off the page and into a 1/10 scale statue with all the fine details present Red Hood stands tall in his black pants, brown jacket, and red & black body armor, holding his weapons at the ready. Based on DC Comics’ New 52 design. Display alongside other Batman allies and enemies from Kotobukiya’s ARTFX+ lineup!

Video of the Week

Goosebumps-2015-movie-posterGoosebumps> Based on the popular children’s book by R.L. Stine, Goosebumps makes its way to the small town of Greenland, Maryland. Zach Cooper, a teenage boy, meets his new neighbor, Hannah. R.L. Stine, Hannah’s father, writes a book series about goblins and ghouls, but does his best to keep the monsters locked inside the pages of his books. When Zach accidentally lets the monsters loose from their storybook origin, Zach, Hannah, and Stine must band together to capture the scary characters before they wreak havoc on the town.

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