Smurfs High Five

#NewComicsDay never a tougher fight for the #Top5 spots than with this week’s titles hitting the shelves. In truth, don’t let the order mess with you and just pick them all up. Also the if you missed The Last Ronin, the second print hit’s shelves today as well and be sure to check out Avengers, Venom, and Flash. It really is a packed week and our sponsor All C’s Collectibles offering delivery if you can’t make it in and don’t want to miss out on all the fun.

Locke & Key Sandman Hell & Gone #0> If you think you can unlock the gates of Hell and just invite yourself in, you must be Dreaming!
The Sandman Universe crossover begins here, with this specially priced re-introduction of the storylines and characters who populate next month’s landmark event series.
First, in the Eisner-winning Locke & Key tale, “Open the Moon,” meet Chamberlin Locke, patriarch of the Locke family, whose Moon Key began to unlock the events of this event series.
Next, journey with the Lord of Dreams to Lucifer’s domain in the chapter of Sandman’s epic “Season of Mists” storyline that sees the Key to Hell change hands in a most momentous way.
And join IDW and DC Comics next month for Locke & Key: Hell & Gone #1 by L&K co-creators Hill and Rodriguez! (S) Joe Hill (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez

Smurfs Take> I have been in love with this title since issue one. One of the best settings for a story in my mind with so many ways to expand on the story, and now that you are adding the Sandman to the mix is perfect. The power of the Key’s seems limitless as they can bring your dreams to life. What happens when the king of dreams gets ahold of them?  

Cross Over #2> “KIDS LOVE CHAINS,” Part Two-The event continues to unravel as Ellie, Otto, and Ava rise from the ashes of their comic shop to begin their four-color odyssey to find the truth beyond the dome. Meanwhile: super-prisons! Magic guns! Mysterious government agents! And other stuff, too! (S) Donny Cates (A/CA) Geoff Shaw, Dee Cunniffe, John J. Hill

Smurfs Take> One of the most unique and creative stories of the last few months. It felt like a D&D campaign come to life with one of the most frequently asked questions in a comic shop. Love the approach, love the idea, and the first issue was so eloquently written you could tell it really came from the heart.    

Strange Academy #6> BATTLE IN THE BAYOU!
What happens when the students of Strange Academy face the ancient evil order called THE HOLLOW in the swamps of New Orleans? Nothing good, that’s for sure! The students have stepped too far out of their element – now what price must they pay? (S) Skottie Young (A/CA) Humberto Ramos

Smurfs Take> One of Marvels best titles right here! I would put it in the top three for sure as every month elevates this book even higher with story, characters, and just overall feel of the title. It really is perfect.

Tales From the Dark Multiverse Flashpoint #1> Spinning out of the events of a world where a single choice by the Flash affected the entire DC Universe, find out what would have happened if Barry Allen had not put things right. In a world where the Flashpoint reality was never undone, where Thomas Wayne still haunts Gotham City as the Batman, and the Amazonian and Atlantean armies still prepare for war, will the Reverse-Flash embrace this darker, deadlier world and finally eclipse Barry Allen’s legacy? (S) Bryan Hitch (A) Bryan Hitch

Smurfs Take> HOLY HELL! This has to be one of the best ideas from the Dark Multiverse yet. I have gone on about my love for the Reverse-Flash character both in the comics and TV show but this really does show off the character. Well at least what a speedster is really capable of when there are no limits put on the character. This is one you don’t leave on the shelf this week for sure.  

Batman Black & White #1> The iconic anthology series returns with a brand-new slate of comics’ most exciting and innovative storytellers to explore the Batman mythos in stark black-and-white! In this debut issue: • James Tynion IV and Tradd Moore explore the world of Ra’s al Ghul and the League of Assassins • J.H. Williams III returns to DC Comics for a trip through the Dark Knight’s history • Emma Rios explores the eternal struggle of the Dark Knight • Paul Dini and Andy Kubert pit Batman against an infestation of ninja Man-Bats in the Batcave • G. Willow Wilson and Greg Smallwood portray Batman in his strangest standoff ever with Killer Croc With a lineup this strong and a cover by legendary Batman artist Greg Capullo, you won’t want to miss the start of this tremendous collection of Batman tales by some of comics’ top creators!

(S) J.H> Williams, Paul Dini, G. Willow Wilson, Emma Rios (A) J.H.Williams, Andy Kubert, Greg Smallwood, Emma Rios, Tradd Moore

Smurfs Take> The first time they did this started a statue line that ran for years. It was a great idea with some creative stories and loved the look of the book. I think this is one of the best way to tell Batman stories out the regular title and a great way to focus on the talent.

Adventureman HC Vol 1> WHERE HIS STORY ENDED… HER STORY BEGINS! Everyone knows the story of how ADVENTUREMAN, the greatest pulp hero of all time, ended in a heartbreaking CLIFFHANGER with our hero facing his very execution…now, learn the startling truth about how, 80 years after his seeming demise, single mother Claire and her Adventurefan son Tommy light the spark of RESURRECTION! Can these inheritors of the Adventureman legacy rise up to face down the evil that bested the original? Collects ADVENTUREMAN #1-4. (S) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, Clayton Cowles

Smurfs Take> Here is your chance to get all caught up on a fun inventive story. Big surprise hit for me with a solid story that I really just enjoyed and is a must have trade for sure.

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