Contenders for March 29, 2017
Thanos #5> You can cage Thanos. You can lock Thanos away. But you won’t keep him long. (S) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Mike Deodato
Dark Knight III Master Race #8> Baal’s Kryptonian army has invaded Themyscira. Wonder Woman and the Amazons will show them why that was a deadly mistake. (S) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A) Klaus Janson, Frank Miller (A/CA) Andy Kubert
Titans Annual #1> When Dick, Wally, Donna and Garth awaken in an unfamiliar place, they find themselves face-to-face with their mentors: Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman! Allied together against a common foe, the mentors and protégés must race against the clock to unlock the secret of their current predicament and save the planet from an alien invasion! (S) Dan Abnett (A) Minkyu Jung (CA) Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Smurfs Take> Classic clash, sidekicks vs. heroes it’s been awhile since we have seen a good JLA Titans beatdown. The question is…who’s taking the beating? The Annuals from DC so far have been exciting and some great reads that fly off the shelf.
Mighty Captain Marvel #3> An elusive enemy gets closer to destroying everything Carol and her Alpha Flight have sworn to protect. But is the threat hidden amongst them? Time for the mightiest hero there is to become the fightiest hero there is. (S) Margaret Stohl (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Elizabeth Torque
X-Men Prime #1> RESURRXION BEGINS HERE! In the wake of their war with the Inhumans, the X-MEN are at a crossroads. Where do they go from here? Luckily, one beloved X-Men has the answer to that question: Xavier’s dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE returns to the X-Men, ready to lead them in their mission to protect a world that hates and fears them. The next chapter of the X-Men’s saga starts here! Marc Guggenheim (A) Ken Lashley, Leonard Kirk, Ibraim Roberson (CA) Ardian Syaf
Smurfs Take> With the talk about Marvel returning things back for Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and the rest of the Marvel U I can only hope this is the same for the X-Men and this is where it starts. I said the other day the X-fans are the ones to blame for the current state of the X-Men. What I wouldn’t do for an old school 80’s X-Team and maybe this is it? Maybe a little confusing on who’s who right now and from what time and dimension
Jughead the Hunger One Shot> Brand New One-Shot Special! Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite… but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family’s dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers) for this horrifying one-shot. (S) Frank Tieri (A/CA) Michael Walsh
Smurfs Take> The Archie Horror series was more than a pleasant surprise, and to finally see how the whole story began is thrilling. I know Archie has been this new focus with the show on the CW and the successes of the comic, are we seeing the complete rebirth of a classic character?
Trade Paperback of the Week
Saga Vol #7 TP> From the worldwide bestselling team of FIONA STAPLES and BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, “The War for Phang” is an epic, self-contained SAGA event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. New friendships are forged and others are lost forever in this action-packed volume about families, combat, and the refugee experience. (S) Brian K. Vaughan (A) Fiona Staples
Statue of the Week
DC Universe Green Lantern Artfx Statue> Green Lantern Statue….Nuf said.
Video of the Week
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them> Seventy years prior to Harry Potter’s class reading an important textbook about the magical world, there exists a secret society of witches and wizards in New York City. An embattled wizard must flee to the city from London, where he has been expelled from Hogwarts. However, he still has some very important people on his side. Some wonder how it is that headmaster Albus Dumbledore still supports him. Against the backdrop of the city, this man discovers how difficult it can be to survive as a magical person in a world of non-magicians