Smurfs High Five

#NewComicsDay and it’s a great day to be a comic book enthusiast! The end of summer and that means just a few short weeks till the All C’s Fan Expo! Loaded with dealers, guests, and services a comic enthusiast dreams about! Just like the #Top5 must read of the week from Smurf and his take on the issue. A map of the vendors is up on the All C’s page but for now we’ve got five stacked high ready to fly:  

Alien #1> PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON AND JULIUS OHTA LAUNCH A NEW ALIEN EPIC! MAN, MACHINE AND THE MOST TERRIFYING CREATURE IN THE UNIVERSE…IT’S AN EXPRESS ELEVATOR TO HELL AND YOU’RE GONNA WANT TO BE ON IT! A small colony of synths have settled in secret on a backwater moon. When a company of United System soldiers come to them for help retrieving biotechnology on a hostile planet that could be the key to saving humanity, the synths must decide whether the prospect of peace between man and machine is worth the risk of betrayal. (S )Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Julius Ohta

 Smurfs Take> So far Marvel has done a spectacular job with the Alien stories with the feel of the old Dark Horse material mixed with a new sci-fi horror element. In fact, the way they have expanded on the stories and world has been a great read and this looks to be another hit.

Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #4> Spinning out of the pages of The Flash, the heroes have learned the secret of Pariah’s new worlds-but at what cost does this knowledge come, and what can they even do with this information-or even worse, perhaps Pariah and the Great Darkness want them to know…? On Earth-0, Deathstroke continues to move forward with his plans to erase legacy heroics once and for all, while Jon Kent, Nightwing, and the ragtag group of youngsters rally to step up to the increasing number of challenges. The event of the year rages on! (S) Joshua Williamson (A) Daniel Sampere

 Smurfs Take> I can’t say that I’m surprised with the appearance of Pariah and I think I see where this is going. Doesn’t mean I’m going to stop reading and to be honest I’ve enjoyed the story so far and how DC is trying to tie it all together in the other titles. It’s obvious they have planned this out and I can only hope they put as much thought into the ending.

Spider-Man 2099: Exodus Omega #1> THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF 2099 REACHES ITS EXPLOSIVE CONCLUSION! The final battle for the Celestial Garden begins! Spider-Man vs. Norman Osborn! The X-Men vs. the Cabal! Two armies, two deadly enemies…and the keys to 2099’s future up for grabs! It’s a brawl for all: A brave new tomorrow for 2099 starts here! (S) Steve Orlando (A) Paul Fry

 Smurfs Take> This has been fantastic! I already knew I missed Spider-Man 2099 and the point was really driven home with this story line. I don’t know if Marvel can sustain it if they try moving forward and might be what Marvel is looking towards as the future of the MCU. However, for now I’m excited to see how this story ends.  

Image! #5> This issue features the latest installments of “The Blizzard” by GEOFF JOHNS & ANDREA MUTTI, “Red Stitches” by BRENDEN FLETCHER & ERICA HENDERSON, “Gehenna” by PATRICK KINDLON & MAURIZIO ROSENZWEIG, and the debut of “Hack/Slash vs. Image” by TIM SEELEY & STEFANO CASELLI. Plus: The second part of MARIA LLOVET’s three-part serial “All the Things We Didn’t Do Last Night,” the return of CHAP YAEP’s Extreme Studios fan-favorite Dutch in a new serial by JOE CASEY & NATHAN FOX, “Royal City” by JEFF LEMIRE, and the continuation of “Billy Dogma” by DEAN HASPIEL and “Stupid Fresh Mess” by SKOTTIE YOUNG! (S) Various (A)Various

 Smurfs Take> Perfect. Format, stories, art, all of it has been a perfect execution in the spirit of comics. Image fan or not this is one of the best books on the shelf.  

A Town Called Terror #6> Henry and his mother return to Terror, yet the family reunion is monstrous on many levels. (S) Steve Niles (A) Szymon Kudranski

 Smurfs Take> I look forward to this title every month and has been a great horror fix. Steve’s story is on point and Szymon’s art just adds to the depth of it. Really digging it!

GI Joe Gallery Snake Eyes Statue> A Diamond Select Toys release! G.I. Joe’s silent ninja, Snake Eyes, leaps from a snowy ledge in this all-new PVC diorama from DST! Flanked by his wolf companion Timber, Snake Eyes wields his trademark sword as he launches his sneak attack. Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this diorama features detailed sculpting and pain tapplications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Mark Wong and Tony Simione, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza!

 Smurfs Take> Can you have too many Snake Eyes statues? This looks great, so I would have to say no you cant and if you don’t have one this should be added to the top of the list.

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