Smurf High Five

Contenders for February 17, 2016

huck #4 Huck #4> New revelations about Huck’s origins come to light. (W) Mark Millar (A) Rafael Albuquerque

SnowFall #1 Snowfall #1> Writer Joe Harris (X-Files) and artist Martin Morazzo (Vertigo Quarterly), creators of Great Pacific reunite for a brand new ongoing science-fiction series and an oversized debut issue featuring 32 pages of story! In the year 2045 it no longer snows following a crash that left the climate ravaged, society splintered and the newly-christened “Cooperative States of America” propped up and administered by the powerful Hazeltyne Corporation. Only one man wages an all-out weather war against the system, wielding the forces of naturethemselves as weapons. He’s the White Wizard. The ghost in the night. Genius. Terrorist. Outlaw. Hero? (W) Joe Harris (A) Martin Morazzo

Sinestro #20 Sinestro #20> Sinestro confronts the Pale Bishop as Earth’s fate hangs in the balance. The outcome of this battle will forever alter the course of the Sinestro Corps! (W) Cullen Bunn (A/CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy

amazing spiderman #8 Amazing Spiderman #8> Cloak and Dagger are serving MISTER NEGATIVE in his war on Spider-Man! But how?! Things get even worse as Mister Negative inverts Peter Parker himself! (W) Dan Slott (A) Matteo Buffagni (CA) Alex Ross

powerman & Ironfist #1 Power Man and Ion Fist #1> THE ORIGINAL HEROES FOR HIRE, BACK ON THE CLOCK! We KNOW you’ve been waiting to see LUKE CAGE and DANNY RAND back together and back to STREET-STOMPING basics! POWER MAN and IRON FIST are tracking a mystery with all the ingredients of a classic Heroes-for-Hire tale. Expect old friends, hired goons, crime lords, weird magic, plenty of power, a flurry of fists and as much bromance as you can handle! It’s Power Man and Iron Fist reunited, and writer DAVID WALKER and artist SANFORD GREENE are making it feel so GOOD! (W) David Walker (A/CA) Sanford Greene

Smurfs Take> This could be good or very bad. Marvel number one’s can surprise you and giving the fans what they want doesn’t always go horribly wrong. I remain optimistic this will be a fantastic reunion with the modern twist and the addition of Jessica Jones giving the book a needed kick to help with a sustained shelf life.

Smurfs Pick

Thor #4 Mighty Thor #4> The path of the All-Mother and Asgard is torn apart by civil war, with Thor caught in the middle. Plus…the wedding of Malekith? (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman

Smurfs Take> Over the past few years Marvel has ventured into some strange territories one of them being changing the gender of characters. When Aaron started his run on Thor I loved the union of past, current, and future Thor and I will admit ha my doubt about a female version. Aaron has pulled this off with a masterful laid story of how and why this could happen to the God of Thunder. Now going further into the world building of Gods and some very interesting twists. This should be on everyone’s pull list

Trade Paperback of the Week

punisher kills marvel u Punisher vs. The Marvel Universe TP> The Punisher literally kills the Marvel Universe in a classic tale by one of Frank Castle’s signature writers, Garth Ennis! But don’t worry, the MU is back for round two — kind of — in a post-apocalyptic war zone filled with cannibalistic super types. Plus: Bullets fly in some of Frank’s best clashes with the costumes and capes! He’ll come between old pals Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and gatecrash Spider-Man’s volatile first meeting with Nightcrawler — this ain’t no team-up! Watch him make Spidey, Daredevil and Wolverine look like a Confederacy of Dunces, and prepare to be amazed when the Punisher takes on the Avengers! Yes, even Thor! Collecting PUNISHER KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #161-162, HEROES FOR HIRE (1997) #9, PUNISHER (2001) #33-37, PUNISHER WAR ZONE (2012) #1-5 and MARVEL UNIVERSE VS. PUNISHER #1-4. (W/A) Various (CA) Nick Percival

Figure of the Week

walking dead tyreese Walking Dead Fig Mag #6 Tyreese Williams> EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS LTD Actual Size 3¾ inches The definitive The Walking Dead figurine collection, presenting characters from the TV series, in meticulously rendered 1:21 scale. Each figurine comes with a character booklet.  All figurines subject to licensor approval.

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