Happy Thursday! I know what you’re thinking. So close to the weekend, but somehow, so far away. I know what might help make the time go faster, though. Thinking about comics!
Every week, Game Haven in Sandy gets another quality selection of comics for the elite, discerning fan. Let’s highlight a few of the dozens of new titles you can come grab.
Action Comics #995
From DC: “Booster Shot” part three! Time is broken, and Superman and Booster Gold are in over their heads trying to repair it! Meanwhile, Lois Lane confronts her estranged father—and Sam Lane now stands face to face with his grandson Jon for the first time. As Clark struggles to reconcile the truth of his own father, can Lois Lane do the same?
Dave says: We highlighted the first issue of this story a few weeks ago, and it’s been a fun “mess with the time stream” kind of arc. The side stories about the Lanes shadow the larger story about Clark’s own father. Some of Superman’s new canon is kind of being written as we go in the Rebirth era, so it’s exciting to keep going with it.
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #18
From DC: “Eco-Deadly!” Tasked with a new mission by the secretive Spyral, Huntress enlists Batgirl and Black Canary to help infiltrate an exclusive tech conference. Searching for an arms dealer masquerading as a tech investor, the Birds of Prey must uncover the mysterious plans for Weather Wizard’s missing wand before the City of Lights finds itself plunged into permanent darkness.
Dave says: We wrapped up a pretty fun story featuring an insanely large cast of characters- now it’s time to come back to the core three, who have been consistent over most the volumes of this book. If you quit Birds when Gail Simone left… I hear ya. But come give it another chance, it’s been pretty rewarding.
From Marvel: AVENGERS goes WEEKLY for the stunning sixteen-part saga that will write the end of an era! The Earth has been STOLEN! The sky burns while mysterious cosmic objects crash down from above, wreaking havoc across the world! The Avengers are the last line of defense between Earth and the mysterious forces threatening to tear it apart. It’s time to ASSEMBLE! The teams you know and love from AVENGERS, UNCANNY AVENGERS, U.S.AVENGERS and OCCUPY AVENGERS come together to face a threat beyond any they’ve faced before in a weekly epic adventure that will define the future of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!
Dave says: Weekly installments for 4 months. We’re not playing around here. For the serious Avengers fan, this is 4 Avengers teams- and lots of guests- in a 16 issue epic. It’s a safe beat team rosters won’t look the same when this is all done. Exciting jumping on point!
From Marvel: LOST IN THE PLOT PART 1 Gwen’s got a new bag of woes she’s battling and it looks like time is not on her side…But when life’s got you down you can always turn to your friends! Especially one who plans on robbing one of Manhattan’s high-class casinos! Gwenpool and Batroc–back together at last!
Dave says: So, if you haven’t heard, Gwenpool’s title comes to an end with #25. That means we’re going to make sure we have some fun at the end, right?! Batroc was a temporary teammate of Gwen’s in one of her earliest stories- and they got along surprisingly well. The last two issues of this series should be awesome.
As always, don’t forget that there are always much more titles than we highlight each week. Not to mention toys, trade paperback collections, and more. Next time you’re ready to geek out on comics, visit Game Haven in Sandy and see what we can help with!
-Dave (The comic guy)