Smurfs High Five

#NewComicsDay A lot of Halloween inspired titles hitting the shelves this week to get your horror fix for the Halloween season. Smurf has his #Top5 picks with a mix of tricks and treats for all level of comic enthusiast out there. Our sponsor All C’s Collectibles is here as well to help shine a light on some spooktastic titles at their two different locations. Stop in and see what’s new, for now we’ve got five stacked high ready to fly:

Batman Vs. Bigby! A Wolf in Gotham #2> Taking down the big bad wolf is at the top of Batman’s agenda, but the Dark Knight is the least of Bigby’s concerns. He has the pulse of more sinister forces at work when he takes to the streets to track down a magical book that’s gone missing from Fabletown! (S) Bill Willingham (A) Brian Level

Smurfs Take> I have missed Bill’s writing and his ability to build a story. The first issue was perfect and had all the feels of going home again and finding it somehow better than when you left it. This really gets me excited for the return of Fables and wish Bill could be on Batman full time.

Refrigerator Full of Heads #1> Hill House Comics is back and heads are going to roll for making readers wait! The new wave of titles begins with a rancid return trip to bloody Brody Island. For a year now, the mysterious axe that unleashed pandemonium during the hurricane of ’83 has waited at the bottom of the bay but nothing that powerful stays buried. Brody Island has new visitors, and a new sheriff in town, too-not to mention a dangerous great white shark spotted in its waters-and when vacationing couple Calvin Beringer and Arlene Fields find themselves on the wrong side of Brody’s unsavory elements, their beachcombing will turn up something a lot sharper than sea glass… Crime novelist Rio Youers joins forces with artist Tom Fowler to unleash a gonzo grindhouse expansion on the lore of the original Basketful of Heads! (S) Rio Youers (A) Tom Fowler

Smurfs Take> What’s Halloween without a little slasher filled adventure from Joe Hill? I liked Basket Full of Heads, it was fun and something unexpected that really jumped off the pages. I have the same hopes going into this title and fills my horror needs at the moment.

After the events of “Revelations,” Thor has a top secret mission that only one trusted ally can carry out: Throg, the Frog of Thunder! Guest artist Pasqual Ferry makes a return trip to Asgard for this unique tale of otherworldly espionage, one that will have a profound
impact on the future of the Marvel Universe! (S) Donny Cates (A) Pasqual Ferry (CA) Olivier Coipel

Smurfs Take> I love the Thunder Frog! I’m not sure how all of this fit’s together after everything that happened last issue….and I don’t care. I have faith in Donny and I have Thunder Frog what else is there.

Nightwing #85> Babs takes the Anti-Oracle attack on her Oracle Network personally, and she suits up as Batgirl, accompanying Nightwing and Tim Drake to track down who is responsible. But with fear consuming the streets of Gotham, Batgirl and Nightwing accidentally get hit with something that reveals their deepest fears…and it involves each other. (S) Tom Taylor (A) Robbi Rodriguez

Smurfs Take> I really wish they did more team up’s with these two characters. They always danced around it with the earlier series of Nightwing and Birds of Prey but never really explored a more consistent relationship. Both characters are great and I’m enjoying this title a lot more than the other Bat-Family books right now but worth getting just to see the two in action.     

Hawkeye #1> Remember Hawkeye? No not that Hawkeye, our favorite Hawkeye, the chick who puts the hawk in Hawkeye, the butt-kicking hero who had to save the other Hawkeye’s butt all the time.  Yup, you know her, it’s the dazzling Kate Bishop making her solo comics debut!  Kate is heading west and returning to Los Angeles, with her bow and arrow and P.I. badge in tow. There are crimes to solve and she’s the best archer to handle ’em! The City of Angels has a new guardian angel.  
The talented duo of Kelly Thompson (A-Force, Jem) and Leonardo Romero (Squadron Supreme, Doctor Strange) bring you a Kate Bishop like you’ve never seen her before, in a brand-new ongoing series that really hits the mark! (S) Kelly Thompson (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco

Smurfs Take> I couldn’t get into the last Hawkeye series. I tried and realized it just wasn’t for me nothing could be done about it and that just happens sometimes. With the new Disney Plus series on the horizon I’m curious about the character and just want to know more without going down a deep rabbit hole to find it.   

Something is Killing the Children Deluxe Edition Slipcase HC Book 1> Children in a sleepy Wisconsin town begin to go missing with most never returning, and those that do have disturbing stories of horrific creatures that live in the shadows.

There is one person that believes the children and claims to be the only who sees what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. This is all she does, and she bears the cost because it must be done.

Experience the critically acclaimed series by GLAAD Award-winning writer James Tynion IV (Department of Truth, Batman) and artist Werther Dell’Edera (Razorblades) like never before.

Collects Something is Killing the Children #1-15 in a single deluxe edition hardcover for the first time. This limited edition will feature an exclusive slipcase and be limited to its first printing. (S) James TynionIV (A/CA) Werther Dell’Edera

Smurfs Take> I was late to the party on this title, and playing catch up has been one of the most strange and fantastic reads in a while. The title does cause reason for concern but the story that unfolds before you is compelling and disturbing all at once…and it’s amazing. Amazing read and deserves a space next to the Absolute Editions on your shelf, or at the very least a must have trade, but just read this series.  

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