#NewComicsDay #SmurfsTake #5280Geek The last week of September brings some stranger things to Smurfs High Five. There is a lot out there for sure and DC seems to be running the table this week with some great titles Doomsday Clock and Justice League Dark. Don’t overlook Punisher and Extermination on the Marvel side as well, now if you will excuse me I have a store to get to.
Heroes in Crisis #1> There’s a new kind of crisis threatening the heroes of the DC Universe, ripped from real-world headlines by C.I.A.-operative-turned-comics-writer Tom King: How does a superhero handle PTSD? Welcome to Sanctuary, an ultra-secret hospital for superheroes who’ve been
traumatized by crime-fighting and cosmic combat. But something goes inexplicably wrong when many patients wind up dead, with two well-known operators as the prime suspects:
Harley Quinn and Booster Gold! It’s up to the DC Trinity of Superman, Wonder Woman and
Batman to investigate-but can they get the job done in the face of overwhelming opposition? (S) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann
Spidergeddon #0> SPIDERGEDDON IS HERE!
The end of all Spiders doesn’t exclude the star of the most anticipated video game of 2018! Marvel’s Spider-Man is out September 7, 2018 exclusively on PlayStation 4. He makes his Marvel Comics debut on September 26! How does he enter the Marvel Universe and what role will he play in the final chapter of SPIDER-VERSE?! (S) Christos Gage (A/CA) Clayton Crain
Smurfs Take> My frustration with this is the game only being available on Play Station and everyone talking about how good it is. I want to play too! For now I will settle for the story behind the game.
Stranger Things 31> The nostalgia igniting hit Netflix original series comes to comic shelves. Follow Will Byers into a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down.
Written by award winning comics veteran Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black, Mother Panic)
Based on Will’s unseen journey during season 1 of hit Netflix show Stranger Things. (S) Jody Houser (A) Stefano Martino (CA) Aleksi Briclot
Smurfs Take> At last! The story of what was going on with Will in the Upside Down. My hope is it gives us just enough to keep asking questions but not spoil anything going on in the show. Can’t wait to see what monsters are lurking down there!
Justice League Odyssey #1> Spinning out of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. But as these wildcard teammates try to break through the impenetrable maelstrom imprisoning the desperate collection of planets, they discover something that nothing in the universe could have prepared them for: Darkseid…who says he’s there to help?! (S) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) Stjepan Sejic
Smurfs Take> Oh hey why don’t we do a League in space? Surprise it took them this long to be honest. DC has always done a great job with its space going characters and I have been disappointed they didn’t have more. I think this is a great idea and a perfect way to expand on something DC has been needing to do for some time now
Old Man Logan #48> A GRUDGE MATCH FOR THE AGES!
Logan isn’t the only refugee from a dystopian future loose in the Marvel Universe….THE MAESTRO RETURNS! Gamma vs. Adamantium! Intellect vs. instinct! It’s “Days of Anger” ROUND TWO! (S) Ed Brisson (A) Ibraim Roberson (CA) Andrea Sorrentino
Smurfs Take> I wanted more when the story ended last time. I loved the Hulks running around and the chaos they caused. But wanted the Banner Logan face off just knowing the back stories for the two characters could make this one of the most epic clashes. I know we have seen this fight many times but never like this, never when they have been this far in life and never with the restriction of keeping a character safe.