#NewComicsDay with March come a few new titles and new directions. Be sure to get them early because I don’t think a lot of them are going to hang out on the shelf. Also don’t miss the latest Conan, Green Lantern, and Spiderman. Smurfs High Five is sponsored by All C’s Collectibles Fan Expo March 23 and admission is free.
Star Wars Vader Dark Visions #1> WHO IS DARTH VADER?
He has been many things: a SITH warrior, a commander, a destroyer. DARTH VADER is to many throughout the GALACTIC EMPIRE a symbol of fear and mysterious, otherworldly power. But there are some who have seen the DARK LORD in a different light. There are some corners of the galaxy so dark and desperate that even Vader can be a knight in shining armor. The first issue of a new STAR WARS limited series, writer Dennis Hopeless (CLOAK AND DAGGER, JEAN GREY) sheds new light on the many sides of the galaxy’s greatest villain. (S) Dennis Hopeless (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) Greg Smallwood
Smurfs Take> Wait, What? Oh, this is too good to be true. I guess it is only a matter of perspective on your role in the universe.
Doomsday Clock #9> The critically acclaimed series by master storytellers Geoff Johns and Gary Frank reaches its most shocking chapter yet when the DC Universe collides with its greatest threat: Dr. Manhattan. But nothing is hidden from Manhattan, and the secrets of the past, present and future will rock the very foundation of the DC Universe. (S) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank
Smurfs Take> OHHHHH Yeah! Dr. Manhattan! Total powerhouse that I have always wanted to see cut lose. It’s like when you see Spock finally crack and the destruction left in his wake. Will we see that with Manhattan? I can only hope, my only problem with this title is it just takes sooooo long to come out. Go faster.
Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1> The Cosmic Ghost Rider is stuck in the past, so he might as well have some fun with the origins of the Marvel Universe, right?! After going back in time and trying to kill Thanos as a baby, Frank Castle has sworn off trying to alter history. But when he arrives in Earth’s past at the birth of the Fantastic Four, how can he resist jumping in on the fun?! (S) Paul Scheer, Nick Giovannetti (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Gerardo Zaffino
Smurfs Take> What kind of nonsense is this? I guess the Punisher Killing the Marvel Universe wasn’t enough. I don’t know what it is about this character that is so appealing. The fact that he completely crazy? Has the strangest outlook on things? This is just going to be a fun read for sure.
Justice League #19> “The Sixth Dimension” part one! At last, the Justice League has the map to the Sixth Dimension in hand-and with it, they have the key to saving the Multiverse from utter destruction! But things aren’t as simple as they seem, because they still need to get to the doorway-and to do that, they’ll have to go through the only being in all of existence who can get them there: Mr. Mxyzptlk! (S) Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
Smurfs Take> I was just thinking about Mxyzptlk the other day. Leave it to Snyder to tackle the obscure, but this has been an awesome story line so far and the BEST JL title in ages.
Immortal Hulk #14> • Betty Ross is going through a lot. She’s having a family crisis. Her employers won’t pick up the phone. And at her door is the husband she thought was dead. But Bruce Banner hasn’t come alone. He’s brought the IMMORTAL HULK. (S) Al Ewing (A) Kyle Hotz (CA) Alex Ross
Smurfs Take> I have always loved the relationship between Bruce and Betty. The one thing the could ground him and sooth the Hulk. My only hope with this is they have left the Red Hulk garbage in the past. It doesn’t seem like something they would do now with how this series has been going but I’m sure there is going to be something waiting for the Hulk.