Smurf’s High Five

This Weeks Contenders For January 13, 2016

TheWalkingDead #150.png Walking Dead #150> Special extra-sized anniversary issue! 40 Pages for only $2.99! (What a bargain!) In our 150th issue, Rick Grimes finds himself BETRAYED. (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard

Smurf’s Take> Look for the different variant covers on this one, lots of different artists contributed on this including series creator Tony Moore. It’s Walking Dead how can you lose?

gotg #4.jpg Guardians of the Galaxy #4> A new threat to the galaxy has emerged. His name is Yotat the Destroyer and he will have blood. (W) Brian Michael Bendis (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Arthur Adams

mighty thor #3.jpg Mighty Thor #3> Loki insists he just wants to talk, but Thor knows him better than that! Will this conversation end in peace, or thunder? Meanwhile, Malekith and his Dark Council continue to fan the flames of the War of Realms! (W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Russell Dauterman

secret wars #9.jpg Secret Wars #9> GENESIS! (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Esad Ribic (CA) Alex Ross

Squadron Supreme #3.jpg Squadron Supreme #3> SQUAD GOALS! The Squadron must answer for their extreme measures and the Uncanny Avengers are here to collect! Across the globe, they hear the call…but will the Squadron assemble fast enough to come to Nighthawk’s aid? Plus: Thundra makes her move! (W) James Robinson (A) Leonard Kirk (CA) Alex Ross

My Personal Pick

Huck #3.png Huck #3> Huck takes his mission across the country, helping those in need while powerful figures in the U.S. establishment try to use his abilities for their own ends. (W) Mark Millar (A) Rafael Albuquerque

Smurf’s Take> I have loved this story from issue one and continue to be drawn in, I have loved a lot of Millar’s works and Wanted is one of my all-time favorite stories from him Huck however is quickly on the rise. The best thing about this title is it’s a more realistic approach to the Superman story in my opinion. Fresh approach with fresh art don’t skip over this.

Trade Paperback of the Week

death of wolverine tp.jpg Death of Wolverine TP> Logan is no stranger to death. He’s killed thousands. He’s watched teammates, friends and lovers die. Now, stripped of his healing factor, the X-Man and Avenger faces his own date with the reaper. There’s a bounty on his head, a price big enough to put a horde of enemies and assassins on his trail. The race is on to find Wolverine, but who put out the contract? Sabretooth? Viper? Or someone even worse? When Logan discovers that his mystery foe wants him alive, he turns on the offensive. As the hunted becomes the hunter once more, he’s determined to die the way he lived. The Wolverine will go out fighting. Collecting DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1-4. (W) Charles Soule (A/CA) Steve McNiven

Statue of the Week

raven statue.jpg DC Comics Raven Bishoujo Statue> From Koto. Kotobukiya turns to DC Comics for its next Bishoujo statue: Raven, ready for action as she floats in the air, hands outstretched and cloak swirling around her. Based on a new character interpretation by master illustrator Shunya Yamashita, Raven stands just over 9″ tall in a beautifully sculpted 1/7 scale.

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