#NewComics Top contenders for March 22, 2016
Unworthy Thor #5> The hammer of the Ultimate Thor is finally within reach of Asgard’s fallen son. Is redemption finally at hand? No matter what happens next, life will never be the same for the Odinson. (S) Jason Aaron (A) Pascal Alixe, Aaron Kim Jacinto (A/CA) Olivier Coipel
Smurfs Take> I have loved this story from issue one despite my fears that the secret behind the whisper is something lame like he left the toilet seat up at Avenger’s mansion. The fact that it’s the Ultimate’s Thor’s hammer at the center of all of this is fantastic. I always though they never used that character to his full potential and loved the hammer design. Now we add Thanos to the mix of an already pissed off Collector can’t wait to get my hands on this!
Gamora #4> SUNRISE ON DOOMSDAY! As planet Ubliex approaches the black hole’s event horizon, GAMORA is on the cusp of getting the revenge she so desperately seeks…in exchange for making deals with gangsters of questionable intent, who claim they hold the key to escape. Yet as earthquakes, fire tornadoes and anti-gravity bubbles begin to tear Ubliex to pieces, Gamora may find herself forced to choose between her vengeance quest and her own survival. (S) Nicole Perlman (A) Marco Checchetto (CA) Esad Ribic
Elektra #2> ELEKTRA COMES OUT TO PLAY! ELEKTRA has tried to lie low, but she finds herself in the crosshairs of a dangerous force in Sin City. A string of clues including high tech weaponry, kidnappings and assassins lead her to a game of chance more deadly than she ever expected. Can she outsmart this mastermind…or is she playing right into his hand? (S) Matt Owens (A) Juan Cabal (CA) Elizabeth Torque
Smurfs Take> Amazing first issue and ecstatic with the time and care they took with the character. Has another waisted Marvel character been saved? Way too earlier to say but there are high hopes.
Star Wars Darth Maul #2> A Jedi Padawan has been captured by sinister forces…and Darth Maul is determined to find her?! This early tale of the galaxy’s deadliest Zabrak continues! (S) Cullen Bunn (A) Luke Ross (CA) Rafael Albuquerque
Shutter #28> “SO FAR BEYOND,” Part Six. END OF STORY ARC. Kate says goodbye. (S) Joe Keatinge (A) Leila Del Duca
Magdalena #1> SERIES PREMIERE! The Magdalena has always defended the world from demonic evil, empowered by the blood of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene in her veins. But when a brush with death leaves her gravely wounded, Patience decides to seek out the next in the bloodline and train her replacement. The replacement, meanwhile, is having enough trouble with finding her purpose even without the whole holy-warrior gig. These variants will serve to celebrate the careers of women in comics, the strides made throughout comics history made by the women’s movement, and the company’s history of shaking up the status quo. 100% of the proceeds made from these March Women’s History variant covers will be donated to Planned Parenthood. (S) Tini Howard, Ryan Cady (A) Christian DiBari (CA) Roberta Ingrata
Smurfs Take> A character that took a lot long to bring back than I thought. Great idea for a character and story line just never went anywhere with it. Will this be redemption or damnation?
Hard Cover of the Week
East of West The Apocalypse Year Two HC> The oversized prestige collection of the Second Year of The Apocalypse. Collects EAST OF WEST #16-29. (S) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Nick Dragotta
Figure of the Week
Walking Dead Fig Mag #26 Negan> The definitive The Walking Dead figurine collection, presenting characters from the TV series, in meticulously rendered 1:21 scale. Each figurine comes with a character booklet.