It’s a lighter week as the shelves cool down from the summer hits. The breathing room you need to get through your stack while you add this weeks hits to it. Here are Smurfs High Fives that should be in that stack.
Infinity War #2> As the Infinity Stones come to Earth, so too comes the war for control over them. But none who wield the stones know the truth about the power they contain…or what it would take to bring them to their END. The nature of the universe itself hangs in the balance as we learn the answer to the question on everyone’s lips since “Infinity Wars Prime”: WHO IS REQUIEM? Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, INFINITY COUNTDOWN) and Mike Deodato Jr. (ORIGINAL SIN, OLD MAN LOGAN) look into the Infinite and bring the truth to light! (S) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mike Deodato
Smurfs Take> Loved the first issue and still recovering from the events of Prime. This is the story I have been waiting for and I know its only going to get more intense. The war for the stones comes to Earth? I don’t know how much more the planet can take after the last few major events. I’m betting Requiem is old Gamora…there I said it! But then you were thinking the same thing too.
Star Wars Beckett #1> THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE DEADLY!
TOBIAS BECKETT taught HAN SOLO everything he knows about surviving hoodlum-filled cantinas and backwater worlds. But who is this career outlaw and why is ENFYS NEST- one of the galaxy’s most dangerous and brutal marauders – so dead set on taking him down once and for all? Find out in this original tale of a man who has gamed star system after star system, but at a cost that no heist can make up for. (S) Gerry Duggan (A) Will Sliney, Edgar Salazar, Marc Laming (CA) John Tyler Christopher
Smurfs Take> One of the saving graces to the Solo movie was the performance of Woody as Beckett. His moments on screen were defining and raised a few questions, especially one concerning a bounty hunter from the Phantom Menace. I want more, for sure and hope this will give us a peek into the man that helped shape Solo and showed him to shoot first.
Extermination #1> Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. Writer Ed Brisson (OLD MAN LOGAN, CABLE) and artist Pepe Larraz (UNCANNY AVENGERS, AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER) answer the biggest question of all: can the fate of the X-Men be changed? (S) Ed Brisson (A) Pepe Larraz (CA) Mark Brooks
Smurfs Take> I have never been sold on the X-Men from the past in our time line. Maybe for a generation that didn’t get the chance to read the older issues, see them become the X-Men they are now it’s fun. To change their fate changes all of the Marvel Universe and maybe they will come to the same realization I have. To save it is to go back to their proper time.
Justice League #6> Did you read the write-up on issue #5? Do you really think anything’s gotten better for the Justice League in the past two weeks? Still Force? Still a thing! Ultraviolet Galaxy Lantern? Keeps attacking! Sinestro? Total garbage! Lex Luthor and Joker? Beating everyone to the Source Wall piece. If that happens? You don’t wanna know. (S) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
Smurfs Take> This story line has been fantastic. Scott’s first run has been anything but dull. I love the League on the run, and not on sure footing. I love the exploration of the characters this type of story brings out. Scott has yet to disappoint me.
Thor #4> THOR & THE VALKYRIES TAKE ON THE QUEEN OF CINDERS IN THE WAR FOR HEL!
The Queen of Cinders and her fire goblin army have invaded the land of the dead. To keep the afterlife from going up in flames, Thor and his brothers will have to forge alliances with some of their greatest enemies and seek to unlock the secrets of Valhalla and the mighty Valkyries! (S) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Michael Del Mundo