#NewComicsDay It’s the new year and everyone is back to work…sort of. A lighter week of titles for all to help with recovery from the crazy season. I for one am posting this and heading to my shop for a healthy helping of some Conan. Here are Smurfs High Fives for January 2
Conan The Barbarian #1> BY CROM, THE GREATEST SWORD-AND-SORCERY HERO RETURNS TO MARVEL!
From an age undreamed…hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet…
Robert E. Howard’s creation returns to comics, in an epic tale as only MARVEL could bring you! Conan’s travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unkown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between. As his fighting prowess allows him to carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death!
The all-new ages-spanning saga begins here, by writer Jason Aaron (THE MIGHTY THOR, STAR WARS) and artist Mahmud Asrar (UNCANNY X-MEN, ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS), as Conan’s destiny is forever changed! (S) Jason Aaron (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Esad Ribic
Smurfs Take> Conan comes back home to Marvel and is in the hands of one of their best writers. This should be good and wonder what is in store for us.
Heroes in Crisis #4> Wonder Woman versus…Booster Gold?! Diana finds out the hard way that Booster can be a formidable opponent when his back’s against the wall. Of course, being the prime suspect in a superhero massacre and exposing a secret trauma hospital for metahumans will do just that. Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash combine their detective skills to investigate what went awry at Sanctuary and uncover a serious glitch in the system-not to mention an explosive, spoiler-ific secret! (S) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann
Smurfs Take> Ok, this has turned out a lot better than I had imagined. So intense!
Infinity Wars Infinity #1> What comes AFTER infinity? (S) Gerry Duggan (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Mike Deodato
Smurfs Take> The war is over and what do you do with the stones? I know I have some space in my Aquarium for some extra decorations. I know Marvel always has to have it’s fallout what happens next but sometimes its just a long drawn out road to nowhere. I hope this isn’t the case.
Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi #1> THE EARLY DAYS OF OBI-WAN KENOBI, JEDI KNIGHT! Following the wishes of his master, OBI-WAN has taken on ANAKIN SKYWALKER as an apprentice. Will his mission alongside his young Padawan bring them closer together, or sow the seeds that will drive them apart? And who else is after the ancient holocron that they seek? (S) Jody Houser (A) Cory Smith (CA) Paolo Rivera
Smurfs Take> With his movie getting canceled this might be as close as we will ever get to having some of his story filled in. I just hope it’s about him and leave out Anakin as much as possible.
Man Without Fear #1> Daredevil is gone, but Hell’s Kitchen is still a place of heroes and villains. Foggy Nelson (issue #1), the Defenders (issue #2), the many loves of Matt Murdock (issue #3), the Kingpin (issue #4) and a mysterious Guardian Devil (issue #5) will all learn what it means to live in a world without a Daredevil. And without a Daredevil to protect it, has hell come for his city? Who is The Man Without Fear?! (S) Jed MacKay (A) Danilo Beyrouth (CA) Kyle Hotz
Smurfs Take> It’s your life Daredevil style. One of the things I have always liked about his stories is the human side of it. The emotion and how some of the characters around Daredevil might be tougher than him.