Smurfs High Five

#NewComicsDay It’s a lighter week but you still have a few choices on the shelves as it would appear the week of the spider. There are a few new trads hitting as well that you should keep an eye out for as well. Plastic Man, Star Wars and Spiderman Deadpool, all sponsored by All C’s Collectibles who gives you 10% off your purchase if you mention this. Now on to the top 5.

who laughs 4Batman Who Laughs #4> Batman is on a desperate hunt through Gotham City, tracking down the dark version of himself known as the Grim Knight. But the serum Batman’s been self-administering has started to transform his mind, making him into something much darker…something amoral…something like the Batman Who Laughs-and he’s starting to lose his grip on reality. Toeing the line between vengeance and justice, Batman must struggle to keep his moral code as the Grim Knight gains control of the Batcave, sending all of his vehicles and weapons on a collision course with Gotham City. The Grim Knight, the Batman Who Laughs, even allies like Jim Gordon and his son force Batman to pull the trigger…and activate the Last Laugh. Will Batman be the savior of Gotham City once more? Or is he the kill shot? (S) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock

Smurfs Take> My God this is an intense book. So well done.

cult of carnage 1Web of Venom Cult of Carnage #1> • A new terror has risen on the fringes of the Marvel Universe, stirring in the depths of space. But evil is also rising on Earth, claiming one victim at a time in the name of the killer called CARNAGE! (S) Frank Tieri (A) Danilo Beyruth (CA) Joshua Cassara

Smurfs Take> I just want to see what they are going to do with the character.

 

 

 

 

symbote 1Symbiote Spider-Man #1> Everyone knows that Spider-Man’s infamous black suit would someday become the wicked web-slinger called Venom – but what happened BEFORE Peter Parker discovered the black suit’s sinister secret? Find out in this dynamic tale from comics legends PETER DAVID and GREG LAND!
Set during the original “Black Suit Saga,” this is an all-new tale that pits the wall-crawling wonder against that most mystifying of menaces…MYSTERIO! (S) Peter David (A) Iban Coello (CA) Greg Land

Smurfs Take> I try to avoid doing the same character style in the top five. Spidey and Carnage both this week have earned their place. When I saw Peter David was writing there was no way I could say no and add the black costume. IN! In some ways I really wish he would go back to that one, but I digress. One of the best time for the Spidey title and now add a new story with Mysterio, should be epic.

superman 10Superman #10> Superman and Superboy venture forth into the cosmos to stop Jor-El before he tips the galaxy into utter chaos. Also, Superman would like to have a word with his father about what happened to his son. All this and the fate of General Zod. “The Unity Saga” continues in the pages of SUPERMAN, named one of the best superhero comics of 2018 by Paste magazine! (S) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis

Smurfs Take> Superman has never been this good. Well once and it was a small story by Michael Turner. This has been the most intriguing Superman has ever been for me and is another classic in the making.

 

savage conan 4Savage Sword of Conan #4> THE BATTLE FOR STYGIA!
CONAN descends into a hidden labyrinth protected by an undead army and does battle with the forces of KOGA THUN! At stake – the fate of Stygia! Conan’s friend SUTY begins a shocking transformation as he discovers what MENES has been hiding about the mysterious treasure they’ve been hunting…PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella “THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE”, begun in issue #1 of SAVAGE SWORD! (S) Gerry Duggan (A) Ron Garney (CA) Alex Ross

Smurfs Take> The only thing missing from these stories is Arnold reading them to me. This has been an amazing start to the series on both titles. Makes me want to go out and fill my holes in the old series.

Murphy B&W StatueBatman Black & White Statue White Knight Sean Murphy> What if the greatest villain in Gotham City was not The Joker, but Batman? That question is at the core of the epic eight-part limited series BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT, which featured the writing and art of Sean Murphy.
This limited-run Black & White statue captures Murphy’s take on an alternate-continuity Dark Knight. Cast in a descending action pose, this is a more unrefined, dangerous and imposing
Batman and is a must for fans of Murphy and the Caped Crusader.
Limited to 5,000 pieces
Figure measures 8.2″ tall
Allocations may occur   

Smurfs Take> A little extra bonus this week an since I loved the series and Sean’s art style. The black and white statues have been a fun and different representation for Batman and while I may not have all of them the ones I do I absolutely love. Even over the years have got a couple of the signed and need to have the same for this one….once I pick it up.

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