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#NewComicsDay A trip to the stars the dark corners of the soul and everywhere in between. Smurfs High Five sponsored by All C’s comics this week sees a ton of options as the new year starts to ramp up. Don’t overlook Hulk, Superior Spiderman, and Batman but here are a few to get you started. Be sure to mention this at checkout at All C’s for your 10% discount.

 

guardians 1Guardians of the Galaxy #1> WHO WILL STAND
The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead…or is he? Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy…but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call? Featuring every cosmic super hero in the known universe by the THANOS WINS creative team of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw! (S) Donny Cates (A) Geoff Shaw (CA) David Marquez

Smurfs Take> Oh how I have missed my Guardians. After everything that has gone on with the Infinity story line, Thanos dead or not dead it will be nice to get a few answers and just what is going on in the universe.

stl106272Crypt of Shadows #1> ALL-NEW HORROR STORY!
For Marvel’s 80th Anniversary we’ve gone into the vaults to bring back some classic titles from the Marvel of yesteryear…but maybe some vaults should stay closed! Something terrifying has broken free and crawled forth from one of the most terrifying corners of Marvel-dom, the CRYPT OF SHADOWS! Prepare for terror! The shadows are deeper than you think, and horrors lurk within… (S) Al Ewing (A) Garry Brown, More (CA) Kyle Hotz

Smurfs Take>  After discovering super hero comics the next greatest discovery was horror comics. Tales from the Crypt as a matter of fact and my young mind would never be the same again. There is just something about this that fits so well together. Able to give life to and a level of substance to the horror world that seems to have been overlooked for so long. This is fantastic.

justice league 16Justice League #16> It’s a mystery in space: Why would the Guardians of the Universe hide top-secret intel deep in the bowels of a secret vault on Thanagar Prime? That’s what Martian Manhunter, GL and Hawkgirl want to know! That’s not the only puzzler popping off either, as an ancient connection that bonds Kendra and Shayera Hol unlocks the secret of the map on Hawkgirl’s Dark Metal wings. Back on Earth, Starman and the Trinity look to create a wormhole that could transport them to Thanagar Prime. The only catch? It could vaporize them! (S) James TynionIV, Scott Snyder (A) Stephen Segovia, Mark Morales (A/CA) Jim Cheung

 

 

avengers 13Avengers #13> FEATURING THE IRON FIST OF 1,000,000 BC!
ANDREA SORRENTINO JOINS SERIES WRITER JASON AARON another flashback tale of the Prehistoric Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Meet the primordial woman who was the first to harness the power of the heart of the dragon Shou-Lao, becoming the very first Iron Fist. (S) Jason Aaron (A) Andrea Sorrentino (CA) Steve Epting

Smurfs Take> Another step back in time and an interesting choice of characters to focus on. Of course there is an Iron Fist that would be running around with the rest of the gods. Can’t wait to see how all of this fits together.

 

shazam 2Shazam #2> Shazam! and the Seven Kingdoms” part two! The acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham continue the first all-new ongoing SHAZAM! title in decades!
Billy Batson has uncovered a secret deep within the Rock of Eternity that sends him on his most personal mission yet-one that threatens to tear apart his family! Meanwhile, the truth behind the Rock of Eternity’s purpose and its forbidden past unveils new and familiar worlds (that Dale may go mad drawing)! Plus… talking animals?!  (S) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Dale Eaglesham

Smurfs Take> I liked the first issue and a little mystery to build off of. To be honest I have always wanted to know about the Rock of Eternity and is perfect to build a story off of. I’m not all that sold on the Shazam family returning. The only one that showed any promise as a character was Mary Marvel. Too much too fast?

 

dawn statueJoseph Linsner Dawn Statue> Dawn, the goddess of rebirth, has been one of the most enduring characters in independent comics since her creation by artist, Joseph Michael Linsner, in the late 1980s. With sculpting by RVCKVS International, and continued guidance from her creator, Dynamite has spared no detail in bringing this iconic comic book idol to life.

Smurfs Take> I know I haven’t done a statue of the week for some time. Can only take so much from another version of Batman. But this one is a little different than your average statue. For one it’s been a very long time since we have had a Dawn statue and the detail on this is stunning. I know she has fallen to background since not having her own series so this might be a good sign. I’m not sure if she is going to work into the Women of Dynamite series but would love to see an Arthur Adams take on her.

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#NewComicsDay is here and #SmurfsHigh5 is proudly sponsored by All C’s Collectables. Mention you saw this at time of checkout and receive a 10% discount. It’s a wide spread of a week and so many choices to make but these for sure need to be in your stack. Also don’t forget Superman, the new Invaders, and Conan.

blackwidow 1Black Widow #1> …AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH HER.
Natasha Romanoff was trained to kill. For years now she’s tried to overcome that programming, to side with the angels…to be a hero. And where’d that get her? Killed. By one of the few true friends she allowed herself to have. Now she’s back from the dead, angry as hell and finding those better angels harder and harder to hear. Jen and Sylvia Soska – the Twisted Twins of horror – join rising artist Flaviano to weave a web of vice, violence and vengeance that will net Natasha the biggest bad men she’s ever faced…or put her back in the ground for good. (S) Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska (A) Flaviano (CA) Clayton Crain

Smurfs Take> It’s about time! We get a She Hulk book with no Hulk in it before we get a Black Widow? A character that Marvel has abused lets face it not sure to build her up or tuck her away in a dark corner. The potential for so many good stories if someone would just take the time and I think someone finally has.

middlewest-3Middlewest #3>  Abel and Fox learn that there may be someone who can help the boy’s worsening condition. But the road to reach her is long and unpredictable—and not everyone they run into along the way is anxious to let them pass. (S) Skottie Young (A) Jorge Corona

Smurfs Take> What a wonderfully odd little book. When you want something different and a departure from the “Super Hero” book this is exactly what I had in mind. It’s perfect.

 

 

 

batman laugh 2Batman Who Laughs #2> After the shocking ending of issue #1, a ticking clock sets Batman on a trail throughout the different realities of the Multiverse. He starts to see all the iterations of his life, and what could have been…but more importantly, Bruce Wayne begins to deduce that his current life is somehow wrong, and that all the mistakes he’s made are somehow connected. Meanwhile, the Batman Who Laughs raises the curtain on his second act, pulling out the big guns to break into Arkham Asylum… enter one of the most punishing Batmen of the Dark Multiverse: the Grim Knight! (S) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock

Smurfs Take> Oh good lord. I don’t know what I was expecting in the first issue but I can tell you I wasn’t expecting that. I had my doubts when it came to this whole other Batmen idea but I have to say they really have something with this one. I should have known better with Snyder writing.

marvel comics 1Marvel Comics Presents #1> THE CLASSIC MARVEL SERIES RETURNS FOR MARVEL’S 80th ANNIVERSARY! Three titanic tales celebrating the first decade of Marvel stories! First – an all-new tale of the man they call the Wolverine begins in the 1940s! Then comes Captain America, the first Avenger of World War II still fighting for freedom today! And finally, the untold tale of Namor and the atom bomb! (S) Charles Soule, Ann Nocenti, Greg Pak (A) Paulo Siqueira, Tomm Coker, More (CA) Arthur Adams, Federico Blee

Smurfs Take> Back in the day I use to love this book, then towards the end it just became another Wolverine title. This is the chance to tell a decent story to help expand the characters without it affecting the main story going on. If Marvel keeps it simple and follows the formula they have set with this first issue this will be an amazing title.

the-warning-3The Warning #3> “RAZORBACK” The alien counteroffensive Operation: All-Weather begins. (S) Edward Laroche (A) Edward Laroche

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captain marvel 1Captain Marvel #1> ALL THE STARS ALIGN AS KELLY THOMPSON AND CARMEN CARNERO TAKE ON MARVEL’S PREMIER FEMALE SUPER HERO!
As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small, but now it’s time for Earth’s mightiest hero to come home. New York City has never looked so good. But every re-entry comes with the unexpected, and Carol is about to hit a whole lot of unexpected. It’s a fresh start and an oversized, star-studded welcome home for a hero who’s been punching the glass ceiling since the 1970s – and just in time for the first female-led film from Marvel Studios! The next 50 years of Captain Marvel starts here! (S) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts

Smurfs Take> It looks like it will be Marvels year. The first Captain Marvel I enjoyed and it pained me when he died. Then came along Mrs. Marvel and now her taking on the title I absolutely love. I hated they always just kept changing her but for the last few years there has been some solid developments of the character. I think Marvel might just surprise us all.  

justice league 15Justice League #15> Hawk fight! Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl clash with Shayera Hol (also a Hawkgirl) when the League trio tries to break into a secret vault deep within Thanagar Prime-and the feathers are gonna fly! Speaking of secrets, M.M. learns one about himself and Lex Luthor, as related to him by the Martian Keep, guardian of all Martian wisdom and history. Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must stop Starman from going nova. (S) James TynionIV, Scott Snyder (A) Mark Morales, Stephen Segovia (A/CA) Jim Cheung

Smurfs Take> Last issue did not disappoint and more to the point neither has this series. I can’t say it enough. If you are not reading this series you are missing out.

 

avengers 12Avengers #12> THE ALL-NEW SECRET AVENGERS!
It’s hard to run the Avengers without a support staff. And for a team as wild, weird and insanely powerful as this new Avengers squad, just one Jarvis would never do. Luckily, Black Panther has assembled the wildest and weirdest support staff you’ve ever seen. Meet Gorilla Man, Ka-Zar and the rest of the Agents of Wakanda. (S) Jason Aaron (A) Ed McGuinness, Cory Smith (CA) Alan Davis

Smurfs Take> Now it gets interesting.

 

 

 

 

punisher 6Punisher #6> BAGALIA BOUND!
The Punisher is extradited to the worst place imaginable…Bagalia! Hydra Nation itself! Frank’s been in prison before, but he’s about to enter a prison on an island full of bad guys…As Frank enters the lion’s den, Zemo makes his move. (S) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Greg Smallwood

Smurfs Take> This has been a great bit of storytelling. Every issue has been one wild ride after the other leading to some very interesting places. I have to say this might be one of the most underrated book of the year.

 

 

 

domino 10.jpgDomino #10> GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!
You saw her on the silver screen, now Domino’s live and direct from the Mojoverse! Can you guess which special guest is along for the ride?
The answer’s a real long shot… (S) Gail Simone (A) David Baldeon, Alberto Alburquerque, Anthony Piper, Michael Shelfer (CA) Lim, Gang Hyuk

Smurfs Take> What can I say, I’m a sucker for these types of team-ups. This has been the story I have been looking forward to. Marvels first luckiest man alive meeting the girl that has everything go her way and throw the Mojoverse in as a bonus.  

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#NewComicsDay It’s the new year and everyone is back to work…sort of. A lighter week of titles for all to help with recovery from the crazy season. I for one am posting this and heading to my shop for a healthy helping of some Conan. Here are Smurfs High Fives for January 2

conan #1Conan The Barbarian #1> BY CROM, THE GREATEST SWORD-AND-SORCERY HERO RETURNS TO MARVEL!
From an age undreamed…hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet…
Robert E. Howard’s creation returns to comics, in an epic tale as only MARVEL could bring you!  Conan’s travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unkown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between. As his fighting prowess allows him to carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death!
The all-new ages-spanning saga begins here, by writer Jason Aaron (THE MIGHTY THOR, STAR WARS) and artist Mahmud Asrar (UNCANNY X-MEN, ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS), as Conan’s destiny is forever changed! (S) Jason Aaron (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Esad Ribic

Smurfs Take> Conan comes back home to Marvel and is in the hands of one of their best writers. This should be good and wonder what is in store for us.

 

heroes in crisis 4Heroes in Crisis #4> Wonder Woman versus…Booster Gold?! Diana finds out the hard way that Booster can be a formidable opponent when his back’s against the wall. Of course, being the prime suspect in a superhero massacre and exposing a secret trauma hospital for metahumans will do just that. Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash combine their detective skills to investigate what went awry at Sanctuary and uncover a serious glitch in the system-not to mention an explosive, spoiler-ific secret! (S) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann

Smurfs Take> Ok, this has turned out a lot better than I had imagined. So intense!

 

infinity 1Infinity Wars Infinity #1> What comes AFTER infinity? (S) Gerry Duggan (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Mike Deodato

Smurfs Take> The war is over and what do you do with the stones? I know I have some space in my Aquarium for some extra decorations. I know Marvel always has to have it’s fallout what happens next but sometimes its just a long drawn out road to nowhere. I hope this isn’t the case.  

 

 

 

 

obi wan 1Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi #1> THE EARLY DAYS OF OBI-WAN KENOBI, JEDI KNIGHT! Following the wishes of his master, OBI-WAN has taken on ANAKIN SKYWALKER as an apprentice. Will his mission alongside his young Padawan bring them closer together, or sow the seeds that will drive them apart? And who else is after the ancient holocron that they seek? (S) Jody Houser (A) Cory Smith (CA) Paolo Rivera

Smurfs Take> With his movie getting canceled this might be as close as we will ever get to having some of his story filled in. I just hope it’s about him and leave out Anakin as much as possible.  

 

man with out fear 1Man Without Fear #1> Daredevil is gone, but Hell’s Kitchen is still a place of heroes and villains.  Foggy Nelson (issue #1), the Defenders (issue #2), the many loves of Matt Murdock (issue #3), the Kingpin (issue #4) and a mysterious Guardian Devil (issue #5) will all learn what it means to live in a world without a Daredevil.  And without a Daredevil to protect it, has hell come for his city? Who is The Man Without Fear?! (S) Jed MacKay (A) Danilo Beyrouth (CA) Kyle Hotz

Smurfs Take> It’s your life Daredevil style. One of the things I have always liked about his stories is the human side of it. The emotion and how some of the characters around Daredevil might be tougher than him.

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#NewComicsDay at last! Everyone is closing out their stories for the year and some series come to an end. So many good books and only space for five with Smurfs top picks this week but don’t forget The Warning from Image. Spider-Geddon, Batman, and Dead Man Logan also hit this week.

Infinity Wars 6Infinity Wars #6> INFINITY’S END. (S) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Mike Deodato

Smurfs Take> Does absolute power corrupt absolutely? What if you are already a little crazy to start with and a God to top it off? I have really enjoyed this series, lots off twist and turns with Loki the one to come out on top a decent surprise. Will it be a strong finish?

 

 

 

 

middlewest-2Middlewest #2> Stowaways! As Abel and Fox tumble out of Farmington they must quickly land on their feet. The protections of home are gone and they find themselves in a hungry, wild new world. (S) Skottie Young (A) Jorge Corona

Smurfs Take> Number one has gone to a third print and with good reason. This book is fantastic! There is a certain kind of feel you get when you are completely pulled into comic. You know what I am talking about and this has that feel and then some. I don’t want to  give anything away on this book but trust me you need it.

 

 

punisher 5Punisher #5> IN THE ARMS OF THE HYDRA!
Alone and hunted, Hydra gets its tentacles around Frank. The price for all Frank’s recent actions comes due.The ending of this issue changes the entire game. (S) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Greg Smallwood

Smurfs Take> Hail Hydra? They are going to need everything they have to get Frank. So good so clever, and so what this title has been looking for.

 

 

 

Justice League #14Justice League #14> Let’s take a trip to “Hawkworld” in part one of a new Totality-related storyline! Martian Manhunter, John Stewart and Hawkgirl avoided “Drowned Earth” with a detour to Thanagar-Prime: J’onn looks to tap into the ancient Martian mental database, GL struggles while practicing his new UV powers, and Kendra searches for answers about her connection to the Totality. (S) James TynionIV, Scott Snyder (A) Stephen Segovia, Mark Morales (A/CA) Jim Cheung

Smurfs Take> Ahhhh, the rest of the story. I feel like we don’t get enough of Hawkworld. Even the thought grants visions of just this brutal world. This series has been on point since issue one and is one of best team books on the shelf.

Vader 25Star Wars Darth Vader #25> FORTRESS VADER: FINALE!
The FORTRESS is complete. The door will be opened. VADER finds everything he has ever desired.THE DARK LORD gets everything he deserves. (S) Charles Soule (CA) Elia Bonetti (A/CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli

Smurfs Take> What can I say that I haven’t already? Vader hits issue 25 and I have no doubts is going to be as stunning as the last 24 issues. I can’t get enough of the Dark Lord and watching him evolve into the terrifying character we see in New Hope is a treat.

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#NewComicsDay is here and it’s a whooper as it looks like every publisher is trying to make a strong close out for the year. You really cant go wrong but if you are looking for a place to start here are Smurfs High Fives to get you going.

batman who laughs 1Batman Who Laughs #1> Left rattled by the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Bruce Wayne must come face to face with the nightmares spawned from the Dark Multiverse. But even though evil devoured evil in the collapse of Challengers Mountain, the Dark Knight still has his doubts. He discovers that the Batman Who Laughs not only survived the fight with The Joker at the end of METAL, but now he is enacting a sinister plan across the Multiverse-something both terrifying and oddly familiar. But when Bruce Wayne realizes the only way to stop this madman is to kill him, he must consider violating the very rule Batman won’t break…the same rule that created this insatiable villain-the Batman Who Laughs! (S) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock

Smurfs Take> If there was one character that needed more story it was this one. Holy Crap! Just looking at the character leaves me unsettled. The Metal series was great and everything coming out of that (Thomas Wayne) has been a very engaging story. My only worry is making the Bat Family even more complicated by brining in the Multiverse.

Miles Morales 1Miles Morales Spider-Man #1> Balancing his normal life, school, parents, etc…and super-heroing has never been easy, but when the Rhino and a cadre of mysterious criminals start plaguing Brooklyn, things take a dark turn. And Miles doesn’t even know the half of it yet. Eisner Award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT) and Young Gun Javier Garr n (ANT-MAN & THE WASP) bring you the latest incarnation of the coolest character in the Marvel Universe! (S) Saladin Ahmed (A) Javi Garron (CA) Brian Stelfreeze

Smurfs Take> New series just in time for the new Into The Spider-Verse movie this week. I have always been on the bubble with Miles but over the years has come out of Peters shadow. I would like to see him become more cemented in the Marvel U with his own batch of villains. I know that takes time and I fear might be harder than anyone thinks.   

Hellboy winter specialHellboy Winter Special 2018> Three wintry tales featuring a Mike Mignola and Ben Stenbeck team-up for a New Year’s Eve séance gone wrong when Hellboy visits a family’s English home, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá revisit B.P.R.D.: Vampire with a new tie-in story, and Tonci Zonjic returns to write and draw Lobster Johnson. (S) Mike Mignola, Various (A) Various (CA) Mike Mignola

Smurfs Take> It would be Christmas without a new Hellboy story.

 

 

 

Avengers 11Avengers #11> THE AVENGERS WORLD TOUR COMES TO A SHATTERING CONCLUSION!
To deal with the fallout from last month’s world-shaking issue #700, the Avengers organize an international super hero summit, gathering heroes from the most powerful nations on Earth. But no one was expecting the shocking new representatives of the United States. The world is about to become a far more dangerous place. Especially for the Avengers. Plus Hulk and Thor try to go on a date. (S) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness

Smurfs Take> I love this book. The chemistry of the characters, the story telling, it’s just a solid read that has yet to disappoint me.

 

Superman 6Superman #6> It’s the moment you never thought you’d see-Superman must team with General Zod to defeat Rogol Zaar or risk banishment for all three in the cold prison of the Phantom Zone forever. Whatever you do, do not skip to the last page-the end of this issue changes the lives of Superman and his family forever as the Unity Saga continues! (S) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Joe Prado, Ivan Reis

Smurfs Take> There have been a few times for me that Superman was the perfect blend of art and story. Bendis and Prado have surpassed any expectation I had for this book and are now at that top of that list. I don’t want to give anything away if you haven’t been able to read it yet but the work being done here and the characters being used is glorious.   

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It’s a DC dominated #NewComicsDay as we get some promising new titles. Here is Smurfs High Five to help you narrow down what you’re looking for.

shazam #1Shazam #1> The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Dale Eaglesham reunite to launch the first all-new SHAZAM! monthly title set in the DC Universe in almost 20 years! (What took you guys so long?!)
Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics! (Guess which one is more fun?) But when Shazam unlocks a shocking secret deep within the Rock of Eternity, it challenges everything he knows about the worlds of magic and his family’s future as its champions! Also, witness the bizarre team-up of Dr. Sivana and Mr. Mind as they set off to build a society all their own! Don’t miss the start of an epic run in the making as “Shazam and the Seven Realms” begins! (S) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Dale Eaglesham

Smurfs Take> One of the most under used characters in the DC Universe. I have always had a soft spot for this character but when you have Superman you tend to be overshadowed. I know its hard to write for a character who is a kid without making more focused on younger readers. When they brought him back in one of the restarts as a back story for the Justice League books I was impressed. I know it lost momentum but I still think that goes back to making the character relatable. Regrettably we just can’t have the Shazam from Kingdom Come pop up but the potential for this title is huge.

manhunter #1Martian Manhunter #1> No matter what you know about J’onn J’onnz, you’re not prepared for this! The acclaimed team of writer Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo (BATMAN/ THE SHADOW, BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN) reteam for a reinvention of the Manhunter from Mars in this twisted, unexpected series. Back on Mars, J’onn was about as corrupt as a law officer can be, and when a reckoning comes for his entire society, he’ll get a second chance he doesn’t want or deserve! One shocking murder, and an unexpected fragment of the Mars he lost, will change his life-and the course of the Earth-forever! (S) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Riley Rossmo

Smurfs Take> Another character that has been hard pressed to find something other than a supporting role. Always left on monitor duty it seems for the Justice League but there is so much more they could do with J’onn. You think with a character that literally can become anything it would be much easier to find a home and a storyline for him. This might be that chance.

gl 2Green Lantern#2> Someone is transporting a mysterious cargo out of the Great Void, and it spells trouble for the universe at large! Hal Jordan interrogates a member of the Spider Guild for answers and uses his pheremones as an interrogation tool, but can he extract the info in time?! Meanwhile, Volgar Ro makes a play for Earth while its emerald protector is off-world! (S) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Liam Sharp

Smurfs Take> For the first time in a very long while it felt amazing to read a Green Lantern comic. How the story was told, the art, just the feel was something of greatness waiting to break through. Yes it was only one issue but what an issue. Mystery, monsters, and Hal Jordan.

doomsday #8Doomsday Clock #8> The critical and commercial hit series by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank continues following the shocking revelations of last issue. As the truth behind Dr. Manhattan’s actions against the DC Universe are revealed, Ozymandias turns to the only being who can stop him: Superman. (S) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank

Smurfs Take> The only thing I would change about this series is when it comes out. It’s worth the wait and a great story that I didn’t think DC could pull off but it’s fantastic.

 

 

 

killmonger 1Killmonger #1> THE BRUTAL TALE OF A MAN WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING FOR FREEDOM…
One day, Erik Killmonger will rise up and attempt to steal the throne of Wakanda. The throne he believes he is owed. But long before he became “Killmonger,” there was a boy known as N’Jadaka. A boy who was stolen from his home and taught only the world’s cruelties. A boy who knew the Black Panther only as a fairy tale, a whisper from strangers. This is the story of a man who driven by revenge. This is the legend of Killmonger. (S) Bryan Edward Hill (A/CA) Juan Ferreyra

Smurfs Take> I love that out of the movies we are getting series like this. A way to connect the characters to the Marvel Universe in a more complete fashion. One of those characters that needs a bigger expanse is Killmonger.