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Contenders for May 4, 2016
Hellboy in Hell #9> Hellboy faces demons furious about the fall of Hell and his role in it, and another family member makes an appearance. (W/A/CA) Mike Mignola
Thunderbolts #1> FROM THE ASHES OF AVENGERS: STANDOFF! They’re a renegade team rampaging across the Marvel Universe under the direction of the Winter Soldier! But are the Thunderbolts heroes or villains-and do even they know for sure? Jim Zub (A/CA) Jon Malin
Daredevil Punisher #1> A simple change of venues for one of Matt Murdock’s cases becomes more complicated when THE PUNISHER attempts to send the defendant away…permanently! If DAREDEVIL and BLINDSPOT want to get this mobster his day in court, it will take every ounce of wit and wile they have. All Frank needs to get what he wants is a bullet. The race is on! Charles Soule (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Reilly Brown
Invincible Iron Man #9 > Tony and Rhodey are best friends on and off the battlefield but their friendship is tested in ways it never was before as the new power players in the Marvel Universe reveal themselves in a bloody and dangerous fashion that threatens everything they stand for. A Civil War II prologue story! Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Mike Deodato
Green Lantern #52> Hal Jordan, the last connection to the old order of the Green Lantern Corps, faces his toughest challenge. The Gray Agents are making their final bid to be the new law in the universe, and Hal’s new allies, Trapper, Virgo and his ship, Darlene, will be the first casualties. How far will Hal go to resolve this conflict? Robert Venditti (A/CA) Billy Tan, Mark Irwin
Walking Dead #154> Led to slaughter. Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard
Smurfs Take> A while ago I stop listing Walking Dead in the top five for the simple reason that it should be a must for most comic book readers these days. I have found more people reading the book than I have that are not but I don’t want the wonder of this book overlooked. I have been on since day one and have never regretted it even through the loss of characters that I have loved. Now it’s going further into the term Walking Dead with the whisperers and the new world order they represent while Rick tries to hold what he can of the world he is building together. It’s never dull, it’s always an unexpected ride and who knows what twist is on the next page.
Trade Paperback of the Week
IXth Generation Vol. 2 TP> Eight centuries in the future, a group of cybernetic deities–the IXth Generation–have awakened to find themselves in charge of a world kneeling at their feet and faced with an ancient evil known as the Darkness. But instead of unifying against this common enemy, the IXs have fallen into bitter infighting and territorial battles, risking the fate of the world they were meant to rule. Will the discovery of other ancient Artifacts—including Aphrodite IX’s wielding of the Witchblade—bring hope to this barren future? And will the Protocol be fulfilled… or subverted? Matt Hawkins (A) Atilio Rojo
Statue of the Week
Alien Warrior Drone Alien Statue> From Koto. The Alien is brought to life in this highly detailed 1/10-scale ARTFX+ statue. The Alien Warrior creeps forward, crouching on a specially designed base that is based on the flooring of the spaceship Sulaco.
Smurfs Take> About time this happened, I have always thought they were missing the boat by not producing statues of all the different Aliens this looks amazing and is extremely well priced.