Happy Wednesday! How’s the week going? Ready to drop what you’re doing, and look at some fun new comics? Of course you are! Here’s some fun titles you can come pick up at Game Haven Sandy!
Amazing Spider-Man #31
From Marvel: SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN! On orders from Captain America, the Superior Octopus is taking the fight to Parker Industries. Peter must use the full force of his company to stop Ock and Hydra, but WILL IT BE ENOUGH?!
Dave says: The recap inside Amazing Spidey is enough to get you up to speed, even if you’re not reading the main Secret Empire story. This story is also kind of a fun continuation of the Superior Spider-Man book, now that Otto Octavius is back around again. If you haven’t read Spider-Man in a while, this title is a great way to come back to the fold.
Captain America #25
From Marvel: SECRET EMPIRE TIE-IN! TWO HEROES, ONE MANTLE, ZERO QUARTER!
Dave says: They wrote the preview blurb in all caps, folks. They aren’t playing. Both these characters have been using the title “Captain America” for a couple years now- but thanks to Secret Empire, it’s all been leading to this confrontation.
Secret Empire #8
From Marvel: UNITED WE STAND – against the SECRET EMPIRE!
Dave says: The recap at the beginning will help catch you up if you need it. Things are moving swiftly as we get to the end of this story. Is it time for the good guys to get a win here yet?
From DC: “NEGATIVE” part one! It’s a bleak new day as the citizens of Central City meet Negative-Flash! He’s got a terrible attitude and volatile powers that leave a wake of destruction wherever he goes. Exactly the kind of person you’d want The Flash to put behind bars. There’s just one problem: he is The Flash! Can Barry Allen get his new powers under control before they kill him?
Dave says: A very interesting looking new story line! A great place to jump in for fans of Barry Allen. Flash has been one of the bright spots in the Rebirth era of DC comics- come check out why.
Justice League of America #12
From DC: “CRISIS IN THE MICROVERSE” part one! It’s the story you’ve been waiting for! Ryan Choi leads the JLA on a rescue mission into the microverse to rescue his long-lost mentor, Ray Palmer, the original Atom, and unravel the mystery of his disappearance in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1!
Dave says: If you’ve been keeping up with the Rebirth comics, you know Ray Palmer vanished early on. This story arc promises to explain that, and will hopefully give us another clue about what’s happening in the DC multiverse!
From DC: “EMERALD ERADICATION” part one! Emerald Empress’ attack on Supergirl begins as her new Fatal Five assembles. Empress’ plan to destroy Supergirl’s present to preserve her future goes into full swing as Supergirl tries to hold her own—but soon even her abilities are out of her control.
Dave says: Having the Fatal Five be a team in the present time, coming over from the future, is an interesting take. This should be a fun read for fans of Supergirl, and fans of Jim Shooter’s “Legion of Superheroes” run.
These are just a taste of the comics that came out today. Come over to Game Haven Sandy and take a look for yourself! As always, call or stop by if you have questions!
–Dave (the comic guy)