#NewComicsDay at last! Sponsored by The All C’s Fan Expo coming in October. Smurfs #Top5 picks for what is hitting shelves across the country today to help guide you on your reading adventures. Be sure to also look at Silver Surfer Black, Venom, and Guardians all new this week as well. We are in this together, see you at the shelf.
King Thor #1> SUPERSTARS JASON AARON & ESAD RIBIC CONCLUDE THEIR EPIC THOR STORY! The creators of the legendary THOR: GOD OF THUNDER series that kicked off one of the most epic runs in Marvel history are back together for one last ride with the almighty Lord of Asgard! Seven years ago, Jason and Esad introduced the Thor of the far future, All-Father of a broken realm and a dying universe, as he stood in battle against the Butcher of Gods, wielder of All-Black the Necrosword. Now that nefarious blade has returned, in the hands of Thor’s all-time greatest enemy – his brother, Loki – for one final, cataclysmic showdown. Behold the book no comics fan should miss – the celebration of the end of a truly Marvelous era. (S) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Esad Ribic
Smurfs Take> This has been a fantastic ride from Jason Aaron! A Thor story for the ages would be putting it lightly and just how incredibly interwoven this whole series has been. Now we get the end of the story, the stakes can’t be raised any further and I have a feeling this is going to be the best of the series yet.
Trees: Three Fates #1> “A uniquely exciting read.” —IGN The acclaimed series from WARREN ELLIS and JASON HOWARD—which is currently being adapted for television—returns with a brand-new story of murder and ghosts! In the remote Russian village of Toska, there’s a dead body by the leg of the Tree that landed eleven years ago. Police sergeant Klara Voranova, still haunted by that day, has no idea how this murder will change everything—nor what awaits her in the Tree’s shadow. (S) Warren Ellis (A) Jason Howard
Smurfs Take> What an odd wonderful little book! It’s hard to put into words what to expect after reading this title and I think that’s why I like it so much. Warren Ellis at his absolute best!
Riddler #1> Lex Luthor has presented dark gifts to super-villains across the DC Universe, setting off what can only be called the Year of the Villain. Unfortunately, resources are limited, so not everyone got something. The Riddler is one such person, and he is most displeased about it. Was this merely an oversight or a deliberate slight? The Riddler is determined to find out which-and so should you! (S) Mark Russell (A) Scott Godlewski (CA) Mikel Janin
Smurfs Take> The Year of the Villain is starting to heat up and excited to see the larger plan. The funny thing about Riddler is he’s been one of the most understated and misplaced characters over the recent years. He’s been a solid villain and I thought he was terrific as an investigator with Birds of Prey. The thing about DC is they always have a way of taking the one character you least expect to their highest point, and I wonder if Riddler is going to be that now.
Batman #78> In the first part of a “City of Bane” interlude, Batman receives help from an ally he thought he had lost for good: Catwoman! Still recovering from the beatings he took from Bane and Flashpoint Batman, the Dark Knight readies himself for a return to Gotham City, and it’s Selina Kyle who holds the key. She knows how Bane is fueling his regime, and she’ll help Batman shut down the supply line-but first she has to whip the battered hero into shape. (S) Tom King (A) Clay Mann (CA) Tony S. Daniel
Smurfs Take> So good on so many levels! I almost find myself at the end of each issue saying “Are you kidding me”!
Powers of X #4> As Cerebro does as it was intended to do, Sinister does what Sinister does best and the future comes to an end. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (FF, NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY) continues his reshaping of X-History alongside breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN). The Future of the X-Men begins here! (S) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) R. B. Silva
Smurfs Take> Here are the questions I get the most about this title. Is it good? Yes. Is the art decent? Very. Here’s the thing, everyone knows Hickman can write a jaw dropping story. That has never been a doubt, but is it in time to save the X-Men? Are people going to read it and find faith in this title once more? More importantly, what is Marvel going to do at the end of it?
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