Smurf’s High Five

Contenders for June 22, 2016

 Doctor Strange #9> “THE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC” continues! Stripped of all of his magic, Stephen Strange scours the globe for any weapon he can use against the Empirikul. (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Bachalo

 Mighty Thor #8> “LORDS OF MIDGARD” STARTS NOW! Corporate espionage, Marvel-style. Some of the world’s most powerful and evil corporations are going to war over turf. With Thor caught in the middle. That’s if Jane Foster can first escape from the clutches of… S.H.I.E.L.D.? (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman

Pretty Deadly #10 Pretty Deadly #10> The second arc concludes with the death of Sarah (W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Emma Rios

 Power Man and Iron Fist #5> THE LINES ARE OPEN, CALLERS! What’s the TRUE story of the radio DJ, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Manslaughter Marsdale, and the hot dog vendor? There are TWO sides to every story? Luke and Danny should be so lucky! Luke is trying to control the narrative, but it’s impossible when NO ONE can get enough of POWER MAN AND IRON FIST! (W) David Walker (A/CA) Flaviano Armentaro

 Deadpool Vs. Gambit #1> Gambit-one of the smoothest, best-looking operators in the world of the X-Men. Deadpool-one of the most annoying, ugliest dirtbags in the world of everything. Naturally, these guys got beef. But do you know what they have in common? A secret history of working together to pull con-jobs. That’s right-the grift is on as the Regeneratin’ Degenerate and the Ragin’ Cajun begrudgingly take on one last job together. Writers Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (THUNDERBOLTS, The Thrilling Adventure Hour) and artist Danilo Beyruth (GWENPOOL) lead us into the dirty underbelly of Deadpool and the squeaky-clean abs of Gambit! (W) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (A) Danillo Beyruth (CA) Kevin Wada

Smurfs Pick

 Tobin’s Spirit Guide: Official Ghostbusters Edition HC> This dynamic in-universe book takes fans inside the world of Ghostbusters like never before. Tobin’s Spirit Guide is a comprehensive supernatural encyclopedia used by our heroes to research ghouls and ghosts. For the first time, this fully illustrated tome will allow fans to pore through the pages of this legendary guide to learn all about the things that go bump in the night-from Class 5 Free-Roaming Vapors to giant Sloars! This newly revised and updated version, written by veteran Ghostbusters Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler, brings the original text up to date with entries on the ghosts and ghouls they’ve tackled, including Slimer, Mr. Stay Puft, and Vigo the Carpathian. (W) Erik Burnham (A/CA) Kyle Holtz

Smurfs Take> I know this isn’t really a comic and maybe it’s just my inner Ghostbuster wanting to get out. I have always wondered about this book since it’s mention in the movie and now here is your chance to own it. Sooooo excited to read through it and see what kind of crazy creatures are within.

Trade Paperback of the Week

 DC The New Frontier TP> Darwyn Cooke’s acclaimed epic is back in a new title collecting the 6-issue miniseries plus JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER SPECIAL #1! When Cold War paranoia outlawed the heroes of the Golden Age, stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice. But as the world hurtled toward an uncertain future, a new breed of hero would define the American Way! (W) Darwyn Cooke (A) Darwyn Cooke & Various (CA) Darwyn Cooke

Smurf Take> With the recent passing of Darwyn Cooke I’m so happy they brought this back in trade. This was a remarkable story, loved when they did an original animated movie for it. This is one that should never be overlooked by any comic book enthusiast.

Statue of the Week

Marvel Femme Fatales Lady Deadpool PVC Figure> A Diamond Select Toys release! She’s beautiful! She’s deadly! She’s Lady Deadpool, and she’s the newest Femme Fatales PVC figure based on the Marvel Universe! The most fatal of the Marvel femmes so far, Lady Deadpool stands approximately 9″ tall and wields twin katana swords and a pretty killer ponytail atop a small diorama base. She is in scale to Captain Marvel, Lady Thor, and all other Femme Fatales PVC figures. Packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira!

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