The Contenders for April 27, 2016
Dark Knight III Master Race #> The Master Race will rise. Cities will fall. Bruce Wayne is dead. What will the heroes of the world do to save it? Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A) Andy Kubert & Various (CA) Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson
Doctor Strange #7> LAST DAYS OF MAGIC, PART 2 As all of his magic dissipates, Doctor Strange is at the mercy of THE IMPERATOR! The powerless sorcerer is no longer supreme and can’t possibly best a super-powered foe hell-bent on his destruction.(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Bachalo
Batman #51> Batman has battled everything from the Court of Owls to Mr. Bloom to the Joker, but how does he handle a quiet night in Gotham City…? Scott Snyder (A/CA) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Saga #36> Freedom…? Brian K Vaughan (A) Fiona Staples
Justice League #49> In this, the penultimate chapter of the critically-acclaimed epic “Darkseid War,” the fate of the Justice League and the entire universe is on the line! But can even the combined might of the Justice Gods contend with the secret machinations of Grail, the deadly daughter of Darkseid? Death, rebirth and the life of one of the members of the League changed forever! Geoff Johns (A/CA) Jason Fabok
Star Wars #18> With the Rebel base completely overtaken, our only hope is…..Leia…Sana…and APHRA?!? Can they save the Imperial prisoners? Do they want to? Jason Aaron (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Smurfs Take> I never thought the run Dark Horse did with Star Wars could be topped. All of the different stories and expansion to a galaxy far far away but I have felt like a kid again reading the Jason Aaron run now that Star Wars is back home with Marvel. The development and direction for characters I felt I have known for my entire life has been refreshing and surprising.
Hard Cover of the Week
J Scott Campbell Danger Girl Sketchbook Expanded ED> J. Scott Campbell’s long out of print Danger Girl sketchbook is back and with all-new additional content! Campbell’s gorgeous preliminary drawings, layouts and sketches are showcased in this beautifully designed, over-sized hardcover. Lovely renditions of Abbey Chase, Sydney Savage, Natalia Kassle and more are Lusciously delineated-in the patented Danger Girl style! Featuring a brand new cover by Campbell as well as an extra 16 pages of never-before-seen-material! (W/A/CA) J. Scott Campbell
Action Figure of the Week
Pop Futurama Professor Farnsworth> Good news, everyone! Your favorite characters from the 31st-century of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen’s cult favorite animated series Futurama are joining Funko’s POP! vinyl figure line!
Add these 3 3/4″ stylized vinyl figures of Professor Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Nibbler, and Zapp Brannigan to your burgeoning Futurama POP! Collection. You don’t even need to call the Planet Express crew to deliver them! Window box packaging.