Smurfs High Five

#NewComicsDay so many titles to keep up with and Smurf has his #Top5 picks you shouldn’t go without. On top of that don’t miss out on the multiple covers of the new Scream title, Thor and Cap go at it, and a new Sinister War begins. Sponsored by All C’s Collectibles who is paying cash for the collectable items you can part with, in the meantime we’ve got five stacked high ready to fly:  

Aliens Aftermath #1> FOR ALIENS’ 35TH ANNIVERSARY, A RETURN TO HADLEY’S HOPE!
It’s been 35 years since the tragedy of the Hadley’s Hope colony, but what happened to that ill-fated venture has been shrouded in mystery. A renegade crew of investigative journalists are heading towards the moon that Weyland-Yutani has wiped from all records, and they’ll bring back the truth even if it kills them…and what remains in that bombed out site will try to do just that. Benjamin Percy and Dave Wachter imagine a terrifying possible future for LV-426 in this celebration of the 35th Anniversary of one of the most influential science fiction films of all time! (S) Ben Percy (A) Dave Wachter (CA) Phil Noto

Smurfs Take> I never thought I would see the return of Aliens to the comic world and have it done so well. The last series had every element I could have dreamed of and more as it captured all the right feels from the film.  

Star Wars Bounty Hunters #2> THE BIGGEST COMC EVENT OF THE STAR WARS GALAXY CONTINUES!
Notorious bounty hunter BOBA FETT has tracked his missing prize – heroic smuggler HAN SOLO, frozen in carbonite – to the remote, frozen world of JEKARA. But representatives from many of the galaxy’s most powerful factions have gathered, and they all want the same thing – Solo. Things go from bad to worse, as Boba Fett realizes that he himself has become almost as valuable to the galaxy’s hunters as Han Solo, and he must turn to the least trustworthy person in the galaxy for help…DOCTOR APHRA… (S) Charles Soule (A) Luke Ross (CA) Steve McNiven

Smurfs Take> Just what every Star Wars fan was calling for and Marvel delivered, the only thing missing are the sound effects. The decision to embrace the bounty hunter component of Star Wars was fantastic but the way it’s been expanded far exceeds my expectations.  

Joker #5> The never-before-seen tale of the Joker’s first night in Arkham Asylum is finally revealed! When a lunatic in a clown suit tries to poison Gotham City’s reservoir and is placed in Arkham Asylum before his trial, Detective Jim Gordon realizes something’s different about this new inmate that could forever change the future of Gotham. Backup: Rising-star artist Sweeney Boo joins the series as things get worse and worse for Punchline and Bluebird. Punchline’s prison war against the Queen of Spades escalates and no prisoner at Blackgate Penitentiary will be exempt from choosing sides. And after barely escaping death at the hands of Punchline’s former accomplice, will Bluebird have the will to continue her investigation and find the mysterious woman from Punchline’s past who has the answers she’s looking for? (S) Sam Johns, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Sweeney Boo, Francesco Francavilla

Smurfs Take> This has been a joy to read and almost better than the Batman title. I can do without the backup Punchline story but what this series has been able to deliver I’m willing to look past that. The relationship between Gordon and Joker is just as complicated and in-depth as it is with the Bat. To be honest I’m enjoying this one a lot more and it’s something different with just as a compelling take.

Beyond The Breach #1> Life sucks for Vanessa. Her mother just died and her boyfriend is cheating on her (with her own sister!). To clear her mind, Vanessa is taking the California road-trip that she’s been dreaming about for years.
  
Her postcard-perfect drive through old growth forests quickly turns when THE BREACH hits. A bizarre anomaly in the sky plunges California into a nightmare-world populated with strange, extra-dimensional creatures. Now Vanessa, along with Dougie, an orphaned child, and Kai, a strange, fuzzball of a beast, must fight to survive if they ever hope to make it back home. If there’s even a home to return to.
 Written by Ed Brisson (Uncanny X-Men, Ghost Rider, Old Man Logan) and illustrated by Damian Couceiro (Old Man Logan, Iron Fist, X-Force), BEYOND THE BREACH is a fantastical sci-fi road trip adventure about perseverance and finding family in unexpected places. (S) Ed Brisson (A/CA) Damian Couceiro

Smurfs Take> It seems that lately I have been more excited about the non-cape stories than usual. It’s difficult to ignore just how good a lot of them have been as they venture further into the sci-fi and horror landscape. Perfect example is this weeks picks. Not that the hero titles have become a bit worn out but when you can get a great story along with some character exploration and development it’s hard to resist.  

Iron Man #10> Tony has been suddenly and bizarrely marooned on an unknown remote planet, and his abandonment doesn’t seem to be Korvac’s doing at all. While his friends continue to pursue Korvac and his allies across the galaxy in a race to Galactus’ worldship, Taa II, Tony must now figure out where he is and if the locals are friendly or dangerous, especially since this small colony of fellow space drifters is run by a powerful old foe who might have reformed his ways. But at least for a moment, Tony has a chance to rest and to not only take stock of where he is, but also figure out how he got here in the first place and who he wants to be moving forward. (S) Christopher Cantwell (A) CAFU (CA) Alex Ross

Smurfs Take> Sooo many good choices for this title and story that I never want it to end. This is the Tony we the fan’s love! This feels like something out of the DC world just not as punishing to the characters. Not as straight forward of a story as I thought it was going to be and that’s a good thing, means we won’t suffer that sudden sharp decline the last few series did.

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