Smurfs High Five

The Contenders for February 3, 2016

spiderman #1 Spider-Man #1> Miles Morales has been doing the super hero thing for a while, now, but after SECRET WARS, he’ll be a full-fledged member of the Marvel Universe. Swinging next to The Invincible Iron Man, The Mighty Thor and the All-New Captain America as a card-carrying member of the Avengers is an adventure, but it’s not all fun and games for New York City’s main Spider-MAN! What happened in the eight month gap? It all starts in SPIDER-MAN #1! (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Sara Pichelli

Shutter #18 Shutter #18> New story arc! “All Roads” part one Kate knows everything! We don’t! The first issue in a series that sheds light on the past Kate and company tried to leave behind, and the answers that past contains for where they go next. All roads converge. Not everyone survives the trip. (W) Joe Keatinge (A) Leila Del Duca

PrettyDeadly #8 Pretty Deadly #8> Meet the reaper of war. (W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Emma Rios

obiwan ankin #2 Obi-Wan and Anakin #2> Master and Padawan find themselves stranded on an unfamiliar world…a world of strange, primitive technology and dangerous natives. But even if they can save themselves…why were they called to this world? (W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Marco Checchetto

uncanny avengers #5 Uncanny Avengers #5> Gambit! Will he be friend or foe? (W) Gerry Duggan (A) Carlos Pacheco (CA) Yasmine Putri

Smurfs Pick

STK696360 Doctor Strange #5> The Witchfinder Wolves are here and Doctor Strange is in trouble. The Empirikul is coming, Magic’s days are numbered and Strange is not ready! (W) Jason Aaron (A) Chris Bachalo (CA) Kevin Nowlan

Smurfs Take> I have never been a big Doctor Strange fan, it’s always been a passing fascination really. I always thought there was some cool potential with the character and what he could do but it wasn’t until this series that my hope came true. This is one of the best written Marvel books right now and some very clever character development for the good Doctor. There is one Marvel title that I eagerly look forward to right now and this one would be it as both character and story develop excited to see what’s in store for us next.

Trade Paperback of the Week

idenity crisis tp Identity Crisis TP New Edition> New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer (GREEN ARROW) delivers an all-too-human look into the lives of superheroes in this new edition of the title collecting the 7-issue miniseries. When the spouse of a JLA member is brutally murdered, the entire superhero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets! But before the mystery is fully solved, a number of long-buried secrets rise to the surface, threatening to tear apart and divide the heroes before they can bring the mysterious killer to justice. (W) Brad Meltzer (A) Rags Morales, Michael Bair (CA) Michael Turner

Smurf’s Take> Game changer and a must read, you won’t be sorry I promise!

Action Figure of the Week

ghostbuster af Ghostbusters Select AF Series 1> A Diamond Select Toys release! After years of producing a variety of quality Ghostbusters products, DST is finally tackling 7-inch-scale Select action figures! With 12 release planned in the line, the first three will be Ray Stanz, Winston Zeddemore and Louis Tully, each with detailed sculpts, exacting likenesses and character-specific accessories. Each figure will also include a diorama piece – collect all twelve to build the rooftop battle scene from the end of the film! Each figure features approximately 16 points of articulation and comes packaged in the famous display-ready Select packaging, with spine art for easy shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! Coming in Series 2: Peter Venkman and Egon Spengler!

Video of the Week

bad blood Batman Bad Blood> Reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne has gone missing, which also means that dark superhero Batman has disappeared. Bruce’s faithful butler Alfred does his best to cover for his absence while his devoted sidekick Robin and another comrade named Nightwing take over his crime-fighting duties. In the midst of all this, a mysterious new figure emerges: Batwoman. Who is she, and does she have any connection to Batman’s disappearance? How long will Gotham City be able to function with its masked avenger out of commission?

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