Smurfs High Five

Contenders March 3, 2016

Vader #17 Darth Vader #17> Would you follow Darth Vader into war? Better that than to be against him. A lesson the Ore Barons are about to learn… (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Kaare Andrews

prophet earth war #2 Prophet Earth War #2> The second chapter of the final PROPHET series. A three-armed empire general seeks an alien artifact that the Earth mothers wish to keep hidden. (W) Brandon Graham, Simon Roy (A) Ron Ackins (CA) Giannis Milonogiannis

black widow #1 Black Widow #1> S.H.I.E.L.D.’S MOST WANTED! The Eisner Award-winning team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are taking Black Widow on the lam! Natasha has spent years gathering secrets, and when some of the darkest ones begin mysteriously going public, no one is safe. With her betrayed former confederates at S.H.I.E.L.D. on her heels and a lifetime of training and ingenuity at her disposal, Natasha’s out for answers in a knock-down-drag-out tale of action and espionage! Hidden enemies, old friends and unusual allies collide, and all eyes are on Black Widow. The chase is on! (W) Chris Samnee, Mark Waid (A/CA) Chris Samnee

Oldman Logan #3 Old Man Logan #3>  Fighting to keep his apocalyptic future from coming to pass, Old Man Logan is waging war in the present. And after a disastrous confrontation with the Hulk, Logan looks to enlist the help of an ally. But when he seeks out to recruit his longtime friend HAWKEYE, will he instead find himself in the archer’s sights? (W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Andrea Sorrentino

iron man #7 Invincible Iron Man #7> “THE WAR MACHINES” PART 2! War Machine and Iron Man team up to stop a brand new threat to the Marvel Universe… like only they can. All this plus more hints to next summer’s insane Marvel blockbuster event. (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mike Deodato

Smurfs Pick

GL #50 Green Lantern #50> In this extra-sized issue, it’s a battle for the fate of Earth! Parallax believes Hal Jordan has failed this universe-and now, he’s prepared to wipe Hal out of existence! Hal has to get over the shock that Parallax still exists so he can unleash the power of his gauntlet to stop him! It’s a battle neither Jordan can win, and one that will change both forever. (W) Robert Venditti (A) Billy Tan, Mark Irwin (CA) Juan Gimenez

Smurfs Take> Hitting #50 since the New 52 started? Doesn’t seem like any time at all has passed. It’s no secret that Green Lantern is my favorite DC hero but this issue I am looking forward to because the face off with Hal and Parallax, the yellow entity that possessed him for so long and led to his death. It’s about damn time and I can only hope the winner in the final face off is the one true Green Lantern.

Trade Paperback of the Week

injustice tp #1 Injustice Gods Among Us Year One Complete Collection> The first year of the acclaimed prequel to the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us is collected! The world is changed forever when Superman is tricked into destroying the thing he loves most. Now, the heroes of our world must decide if they are with Superman or against him. (W) Tom Taylor (A) Bruno Redondo & Various

Smurfs Take> I loved loved this game, like playing through your own Else World’s title. The story behind the game is even better showing what could happen to Superman if he did go off the rails and with the movie right around the corner see why Bruce Wayne is worried.

Statue of the Week

catwoman statue Femme Fatales Batman TAS Catwoman Statue> A Diamond Select Toys release! This cat has nine lives! Robbing the rich and running around on rooftops gets Selina Kyle’s engine racing, and now DST has captured her in the act with this 9-inch scale PVC statue! Standing atop a rooftop base with her feline friend, this PVC statue of Catwoman as she appeared in Batman: The Animated Series comes packaged in a full-color window box, and will fit in with the rest of your DC Animated Femme Fatales statues. Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios!

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