Contenders for February 24, 2016
Dark Knight III Master Race #3> The hardest thing for Batman is to admit his greatest strength: He’s just one man, and sometimes he needs help. With so much at stake, will he turn to help of the Super variety? Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A) Andy Kubert & Various (CA) Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson
Justice League #48> The epic “Darkseid War” continues as the League is forced to unite with their evil counterparts, the Crime Syndicate, to defeat the nigh-omnipotent Anti-Monitor! Plus, what is the terrible secret behind Superwoman’s newborn child? Geoff Johns (A/CA) Jason Fabok
Angela Queen of Hel #5> The ferocious finale of the conquest of Hel as Angela and Sera clash at last with the tyrannical Queen Hela in all her glory! Holy crow, are we glad comics don’t have special effects budgets. (Marguerite owes Kim, Stephanie and Israel so many drinks.) And the splash page you’ve all been waiting for… Marguerite Bennett (A) Aaron Kim Jacinto, Stephanie Hans (CA) Stephanie Hans
Spiderman 2099 #7> Miguel O’Hara’s crusade against the mysterious organization called FIST continues! But there’s trouble in New York when the Inhuman LASH (y’know, the one from a little show called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) arrives AND PUTS MIGUEL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INHUMAN CONFLICT! Peter David (A) Will Sliney (CA) Francesco Mattina
Back to the Future #5> BACK FROM THE PAST! Doc finishes rebuilding the flux capacitor in the Old West and it’s time to find Marty… but an unexpected encounter threatens to derail the time train before it can take Doc, Clara, Jules, and Vern back to 1985! Bob Gale & Various (A/CA) Marcelo Ferreira
Smurfs Take> And now time for the rest of the story!
Saga #34> New friends are silver… Brian K Vaughan (A) Fiona Staples
Smurfs Take> I loved Brian K. Vaughan’s “Y The Last Man” and was devastated when he announced the end of the title and his departure from comics. Then on a magical morning Saga came to the shelves and it was glorious. The story is Star Wars meets Dungeon and Dragons with an art style as vivid unique as the characters in this world. There are no safe characters, and the landscape is always changing….there is never a dull moment in this book.
Trade Paperback of the Week
Deadpool Classic TP Vol 15 All Rest> It’s the latest and greatest volume in the increasingly flexibly named Deadpool Classic series! The ever-sociable Wade Wilson is back – rubbing shoulders with his bro Cable, laughing it up with his other bro Wolverine and forging an all-new bromance during FEAR ITSELF with…the Walrus? The “Identity Wars” take Deadpool, Spider-Man and the Hulk on a long strange cross-dimensional trip, but what twisted reflections of themselves will they see? And in the wake of Steve Rogers’ return, will Wade Wilson become the new Captain America? (Spoiler: no.) Learn all there is to know about Deadpool and friends, right here! Collecting CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHO WON’T WIELD THE SHIELD #1, CABLE (2008) #25, DEADPOOL & CABLE #26, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #38, DEADPOOL ANNUAL (2011) #1, INCREDIBLE HULKS ANNUAL #1, WOLVERINE/DEADPOOL: THE DECOY #1, FEAR ITSELF: DEADPOOL #1-3 and DEADPOOL CORPS: RANK AND FOUL #1. (W/A) Various (CA) Humberto Ramos
Figure of the Week
Pop Hateful Eight John Ruth Figure> From Funko. Bring the key players of Quentin Tarantino’s latest action-drama into your collection with these stylized, 3-3/4″ vinyl figures of Marquis Warren, Chris Mannix, John Ruth and Daisy Domergue.