Smurfs High Five

Contenders for June 8, 2016

 Wonder Woman Rebirth #1> After suffering an unimaginable loss, Wonder Woman must rebuild her mission as Earth’s ultimate protector and champion.  DON’T MISS: New York Times best selling writer Greg Rucka returns to Wonder Woman with a tale that will forever alter the DC icon. (W) Greg Rucka (A) Paulo Siqueira, Liam Sharp (CA) Liam Sharp

 Darth Vader #21> Vader takes on Cylo and his cybernetic operatives. The Executor moves closer to completion in time for its launch.  Meanwhile – the murderbots take on their “master”. (W) Kieron Gillen (A/CA) Salvador Larroca

 Guardians of the Galaxy #9> GAMORA AND DRAX FIGHT A MONSTER OF THE BADOON! The two most deadly people in the galaxy together again! Drax and Gamora go on a side mission involving the Badoon that’s going to put their skills to the test like never before. But the Badoon aren’t just playing the same old game and these Guardians are going to have to learn the rules really quickly. (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Arthur Adams

Shutter #22 Shutter #22> Shutter will return September 2016 (W) Joe Keating (A) Leila Dle Duca

 Detective Comics #934> “RISE OF THE BATMEN” chapter one
An unknown predator begins outdoing Batman, taking down dangerous threats with military precision. It’s up to the Dark Knight and series costar Batwoman to rally and train the young heroes of Gotham City to end this mysterious threat! WHAT NOW: Batman and Batwoman begin training Spoiler, Red Robin and Cassandra Cain, but is the villainous Clayface ready for redemption? (W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira

Smurfs Pick

 Flash Rebirth #1> Spinning directly out of the epic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, the fastest man alive finds himself at the center of a DC Universe at a crossroads. WARNING: Do NOT read this issue until after you read DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1! (W) Joshua Williamson (A) Carmine Di (CA) Karl Kerschl

Smurfs Take> One of the other heroes I always catch flack on is Flash. Not as bad as Aquaman but he is just about as underrated and misunderstood because all he can do is run really fast. Truth is he is a fairly powerful character and the main reason for the “New 52” taking place to begin with. I have always said the I prefer Wally over Barry but to be honest Barry has grown on me since his return in the New 52 and I hope that the new story continues with the same momentum.    

Trade Paperback of the Week

 Deadpool Classic TP Killogy Vol 16> Wade Wilson stars in a killogy of chaos! It begins when (spoilers!) Deadpool kills the Marvel Universe! But what could drive another dimension’s DP to murderize every other costumed hero and villain on his world? And his bloodlust doesn’t stop there. Not when the Ideaverse is full of the fabled icons of classic literature – you know, the ones your parents read about in books. And not when there are multiple realities, harboring infinite Mercs with infinite Mouths. Before this Wade’s work is done, every one of them must be silenced – permanently! Only one man can avert regenerating de-genocide. To catch a Deadpool, you need a Deadpool. And it just so happens the Wade Wilson you know and love is the Deadpooliest of them all! Collecting DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-4, DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #1-4 and DEADPOOL KILLS DEADPOOL #1-4. (W) Cullen Bunn (A) Dalibor Talajic, Matteo Lolli (CA) Salva Espin

Statue of the Week

 Marvel Black Panther Fine Art Statue> From Kotobukiya. A Kotobukiya Japanese import! The latest elite Fine Art Statue in the Marvel Comics Presents Kotobukiya Collection adds a classic Avenger and royal hero with the mighty Black Panther! The most recent in a long line of chieftains of the Panther Clan, T’Challa is the leader of the African nation of Wakanda, and his connection to the Panther God has given him enhanced abilities which he uses to defend his nation and the world alongside the Avengers as the Black Panther. T’Challa is a brilliant scientist in addition to a superhero and has created many high-tech devices using the unique vibranium found in his home country. Now the feline-inspired hero has been immortalized in Fine Art Statue form, the definitive Black Panther collectible! Lurking in the shadows and preparing to strike, Black Panther crouches on ancient ruins and keeps watch over his prey. The Avenger wears his iconic Wakandan vibranium costume, a sleek black bodysuit with integrated gloves, boots, and full mask plus a high collar and long cape. T’Challa watches intently through the menacing white eyes of his costume, and the outfit is accented with golden claws, belt, necklace of office, and feline-inspired armbands. Displaying the grace and patience of his namesake, Black Panther is tense and ready to attack with muscles taught and claws spread. The Avenger is intricately detailed with piping and creases on his costume, the subtle expression on his face through his mask, and of course his glorious flowing cape. Black Panther is approx.12″ tall (1/6 scale) crouched atop a beautiful georama display base of an ancient panther statue overgrown with foliage. Display this incredible version of T’Challa alone or alongside other Avengers Fine Art Statues from Kotobukiya! 

Video of the Week

Zootopia> Zootopia is a city filled with talking animals. When a fox has to run from a crime he didn’t commit, the best cop in the city has to chase him down. That cop happens to be a rabbit. Things are not always what they seem in Zootopia. The fox and rabbit become embroiled in a conspiracy that threatens to bring them both down. They’ll have to work together to find out what’s really going on in Zootopia. Can enemies save each other’s lives and become friends?

 

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