Contenders for January 18, 2016
Gamora #2> OUT OF TIME AND OUT FOR REVENGE! The story continues as we follow GAMORA to the doomed planet that is UBLIEX. Perched on the brink of a black hole, its inhabitants count down the hours to their planet’s imminent demise as it is swallowed up by the approaching Singularity. Will Gamora find her revenge among the inhabitants of Ubliex before the black hole consumes them all? Or will the citizens of this world – including a doomsday cult, junkie bounty hunters and a young woman with a tremendous destiny – stop her first? (S) Nicole Perlman (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Esad Ribic
Smurfs Take> Gamora before she was a Guardian and still with Thanos as the number one child, great way to start the story and eager for issue two. I always wondered if she was a strong enough character to carry a book on her own and the answer to that would be yes. Marvel might have a new leading female character!
Batman #15> How do you solve a problem like Selina Kyle? Is she a hero? Is she a villain? Can Batman and Catwoman ever really work things out? The award-winning team of Tom King and Mitch Gerads of Babylon (SHERIFF OF BABYLON) bring you “Rooftops,” a story in which Batman must decide once and for all what to do about Catwoman. (S) Tom King (A) Mitch Gerads (CA) Stephanie Hans
Mighty Captain Marvel #1> The Greatest. That’s what they call her. Carol Danvers has been to the depths of outer space and back, but that still hasn’t prepared her for her newfound status of biggest super hero ever. Yaas, Queen! Danvers may not like the crown she’s wearing, but boy does it look good on her. Just watch out for the thorns it comes with-forces trying to take down everything Carol has built. Carol Danvers makes her triumphant return as the Mighty Captain Marvel! Written by celebrity writer Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures, Black Widow: Forever Red) and drawn by the artfully talented Ramon Rosanas (Ant-Man), this bold new take on Earth’s mightiest and favorite hero! (S) Margaret Stohl (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Elizabeth Torque
Smurfs Take> Hot off of Civil War II but is it going to be enough? Marvels quest to add more female characters continues but I worry they may continue to make the same mistakes.
Justice League Suicide Squad #5> [REDACTED] has finally obtained that which [REDACTED] has sought all this time-it’s the means to utterly [REDACTED] the Justice League forever. Now, only [REDACTED] and the Suicide Squad stand in [REDACTED] path of total world domination. No pressure! (S) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Robson Rocha
Aquaman #15> “THE DELUGE” conclusion! It’s all been leading to this: Aquaman and his Atlantean army vs. Black Manta and the forces of N.E.M.O. in a final fight for supremacy over the seven seas. Whoever wins, one thing is certain: only one man will swim out alive! (S) Dan Abnett (A) Philippe Briones (CA) Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy
Manifest Destiny #25> NEW STORY ARC. MANIFEST DESTINY hits its twenty-fi fth issue in this oversized comic! Lewis & Clark hunker down for the winter, and all is calm…until old enemies emerge from the fog… Plus, a BONUS STORY of Sacagawea, where we learn how a young girl became the warrior she is today. (S) Chris Dingess (A) Matthew Roberts
Smurfs Take> I remember when I picked up the first Issue (Thanks Clayton) thinking what the story would do, how far could they take it. Come to find out at issues #25 they have just scratched the surface. The idea of having to clean out the creatures in the Louisiana Purchase was a stroke of genius, the last frontier and what better place for monsters to hide. Innovative and a true exploration of history and imagination.
Trade Paperback of the Week
Green Lantern Hal Jordan TP Vol 1> The origin of Green Lantern Hal Jordan is retold for a new generation in this new collection! When Hal proves himself worthy of wielding a power ring, his instructor is one of the mightiest warriors in the Corps: the Green Lantern called Sinestro. Now, for the first time ever, get the complete “Emerald Dawn” saga in one volume! Collects Green Lantern Emerald Dawn #1-6 and Green Lantern Emerald Dawn II #1-6. Jim Owlsey, Keith Giffen, Gerard Jones (A) Romeo Tanghal, Keith Giffen (CA) Klaus Janson (A/CA) MD Bright
Statue of the Week
Marvel Universe Thanos Fine Art Statue> A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! While the last series of Marvel Universe Fine Art Statues from Kotobukiya focused on the heroes and villains of the X-Men, the next character comes from outer space and has plans to rule the entire universe: THANOS! Known as the “Mad Titan,” Thanos is a massively powerful alien who first appeared in the pages of Marvel Comics back in 1973 and has been a menace ever since. An Eternal and Deviant as well as a brilliant scientist, the purple villain became obsessed with Mistress Death and sought to please her by killing. Over the years Thanos would use various weapons and tools in his quest for Death, but by far the most famous and destructive is of course the Infinity Gauntlet, an all-powerful relic combining the powers of six Infinity Gems. With his popularity reaching new heights thanks to his appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thanos is the perfect new addition to the Fine Art Statue lineup. Always willing to get his hands dirty to further his own schemes, Thanos has arrived to unleash untold destruction on any who would stand in his way! The Mad Titan stands invincible on the battlefield, reveling in his own might as he sweeps away his foes with a clenched fist and the power of the Infinity Gauntlet. His massive frame is garbed in his iconic blue and gold costume, a segmented and reinforced bodysuit with armor plating, huge gloves and boots, a protective skirt, and a wide collar. All of that adds bulk to his already huge physique, and the amazing sculpt shows off both his musculature and the intricate details of his suit. And while Thanos’ fist may seem intimidating, it’s really his left hand that’s the most dangerous for it bears the Gauntlet, expertly recreated with the six differently-colored Gems. The only uncovered part of Thanos is his face, and you have two great options for your display: the Mad Titan giving a sly smile or baring his teeth in a fearsome grimace! Thanos stands an incredible 15 ½ inches tall in 1/6 scale as he poses on the skulls of his defeated enemies. Guaranteed to make a big impact in your collection, this Fine Art Statue is the quintessential collectible of the iconic Marvel villain.
Smurfs Take> A THANOS STATUE! IN THE RIGHT SIZE AND LOOKS AMAZING! A MUST HAVE OR SOMETHING FOR THE THANOS LOVER YOU KNOW….LIKE ME!