#NewComicsDay is here and there are a lot of choices to be made. Smurfs High Five is here to help when you get to the local shop.
Captain Marvel #1> ALL THE STARS ALIGN AS KELLY THOMPSON AND CARMEN CARNERO TAKE ON MARVEL’S PREMIER FEMALE SUPER HERO!
As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small, but now it’s time for Earth’s mightiest hero to come home. New York City has never looked so good. But every re-entry comes with the unexpected, and Carol is about to hit a whole lot of unexpected. It’s a fresh start and an oversized, star-studded welcome home for a hero who’s been punching the glass ceiling since the 1970s – and just in time for the first female-led film from Marvel Studios! The next 50 years of Captain Marvel starts here! (S) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts
Smurfs Take> It looks like it will be Marvels year. The first Captain Marvel I enjoyed and it pained me when he died. Then came along Mrs. Marvel and now her taking on the title I absolutely love. I hated they always just kept changing her but for the last few years there has been some solid developments of the character. I think Marvel might just surprise us all.
Justice League #15> Hawk fight! Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl clash with Shayera Hol (also a Hawkgirl) when the League trio tries to break into a secret vault deep within Thanagar Prime-and the feathers are gonna fly! Speaking of secrets, M.M. learns one about himself and Lex Luthor, as related to him by the Martian Keep, guardian of all Martian wisdom and history. Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must stop Starman from going nova. (S) James TynionIV, Scott Snyder (A) Mark Morales, Stephen Segovia (A/CA) Jim Cheung
Smurfs Take> Last issue did not disappoint and more to the point neither has this series. I can’t say it enough. If you are not reading this series you are missing out.
Avengers #12> THE ALL-NEW SECRET AVENGERS!
It’s hard to run the Avengers without a support staff. And for a team as wild, weird and insanely powerful as this new Avengers squad, just one Jarvis would never do. Luckily, Black Panther has assembled the wildest and weirdest support staff you’ve ever seen. Meet Gorilla Man, Ka-Zar and the rest of the Agents of Wakanda. (S) Jason Aaron (A) Ed McGuinness, Cory Smith (CA) Alan Davis
Smurfs Take> Now it gets interesting.
Punisher #6> BAGALIA BOUND!
The Punisher is extradited to the worst place imaginable…Bagalia! Hydra Nation itself! Frank’s been in prison before, but he’s about to enter a prison on an island full of bad guys…As Frank enters the lion’s den, Zemo makes his move. (S) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Greg Smallwood
Smurfs Take> This has been a great bit of storytelling. Every issue has been one wild ride after the other leading to some very interesting places. I have to say this might be one of the most underrated book of the year.
Domino #10> GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!
You saw her on the silver screen, now Domino’s live and direct from the Mojoverse! Can you guess which special guest is along for the ride? The answer’s a real long shot… (S) Gail Simone (A) David Baldeon, Alberto Alburquerque, Anthony Piper, Michael Shelfer (CA) Lim, Gang Hyuk
Smurfs Take> What can I say, I’m a sucker for these types of team-ups. This has been the story I have been looking forward to. Marvels first luckiest man alive meeting the girl that has everything go her way and throw the Mojoverse in as a bonus.