#NewComicsDay as we hit the halfway point in December and the end of the year is close at hand. It’s not only elves going on shelves as a flood of titles land in your local shop and Smurf is here to help with the decision making process of what to get. Also don’t forget to take a look at Black Cat, Vader, and Taskmaster out this week as well. Smurfs #Top5 is sponsored by All C’s Collectibles who is offering cash for your unwanted collectibles.
Iron Man #4> KORVAC is on the loose and Tony Stark is on the hook for it. Iron Man and Hellcat were lucky to survive their first encounter with Korvac and his new disciples, but finding him and stopping him is proving an even greater challenge. Tony is reticent to let other hero allies in on the fact that he opened up a giant can of worms all on his own, but it might be a moot point given that Korvac has placed Tony under a very clever and threatening gag order. As Korvac powers down all of New York City in order to try and again go cosmic, Tony’s forced to turn to lesser-known colleagues on the fringe in order to stop him. One advantage he has: Hellcat is hearing things ever since their last encounter with Korvac… Strange things… Things that might overtake her entirely. (S) Christopher Cantwell (A) CAFU (CA) Alex Ross
Smurfs Take> This title has all of the classic feels for me with a dash of the new added in. In a way it’s like they finally captured the essence and heart of the films and translated it to the comic. It really has been a fun read so far and nothing I expected from this title, I don’t want to jinx it but could be a classic in the making right now.
Locke & Key Battalions Go #3> Jonathan Locke uses the power of the Anywhere Key to flee the slaughter in Ypres and return to Keyhouse. But now the door is open between Flanders Fields and Lovecraft, Massachusetts… and the sinister Oberlutenant Eric Murnau has led a small band through to claim the magical keys for Germany! (S) Joe Hill (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez
Smurfs Take> I never know what to expect or what twists and turns I’m going to get when I get into this series and I love that. It’s always worth the read and the way the book is build now reads more like an old school horror comic. One of the best original books on the market without a doubt.
Seven To Eternity #15> “SPRINGS OF ZHAL,” Part Two-The Mud King reaps what he has sowed. Adam accepts his fate. (S) Rick Remender (A/CA) Jerome Opena, Matt Hollingsworth
Smurfs Take> What a long strange trip it’s been. I don’t even know where to start when describing this title other than it’s wild and beautiful. This story has really taken the reader on a hell of a ride and closing in on a big payoff I feel.
Immortal Hulk #41> The rematch everybody wanted – but not like this! The Hulk is broken, friendless and hunted. In every way, he’s a shadow of his former self…but there’s nothing like the real THING. (S) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
Smurfs Take> I always look forward to the Hulk Thing throw downs! Classic clashes between these two and I hope this one isn’t any different but it’s difficult to say. With all of the changes to the Hulk this could be a different matchup than we are expecting.
Dark Night Death Metal #6> The battle rages as the entire DC Universe stands against the Darkest Knight! Villains fight alongside heroes working as one to banish this demon from the deepest corners of the Dark Multiverse. Meanwhile, the Robin King lurks nearby, his army of Groblins in wait. The dogs of war are loose and no one is safe. (S) Scott Snyder (A) Greg Capullo
Smurfs Take> The best way I have been able to describe this story is an Elseworld that carries some weight. As a reader I’m not completely invested in the story but as a fan I can’t wait for the fallout. There have been a lot of crazy directions this has gone and it’s entertaining to see the characters in a different light and thinking Robin King is the one coming out on top of all of this.
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