Showcase Saturday 3.17.18

It’s a St. Patrick’s Day Showcase, free of any Irish affectations or appropriations. And free of a lot of options for me to choose from, for that matter. One of the drawbacks of picking up comics on Saturday is that there won’t be a lot of impulsive or incidental purchases, as the shelves are pretty well depleted by the time I get to the shop.

For example, I went in thinking of picking up Green Lantern: Earth One Vol. 1 – even though the Earth One books have been more miss than hit – but it was sold out.  I did take a long look at a Harley Quinn statue, based on the work of the phenomenal Joëlle Jones, but ultimately decided that, as pretty as it is, I don’t really have room for another statue right now, and in particular, I don’t really need another Harley. (But it is very nice.)

In any case, here’s what I bought this – all-DC – week:

ACTION COMICS #999 – “The General”! Superman’s journey through time has crashed to a halt, and at the end of the line General Sam Lane stands face to face for the first time with his grandson, Jon. Buckle up, because the most awkward super-family reunion in history is about to begin!

MISTER MIRACLE #7 – Mister Miracle and Big Barda are in a panic. The war with Apokolips isn’t going well. And it’s Barda’s turn to have her past come crashing back into her present as the Female Furies appear on the scene with blood on their minds. Continuing the acclaimed miniseries that Entertainment Weekly called “by far the best comic on the stands right now.”

 

WONDER WOMAN #42 – “Amazons Attacked” part two! The power of the ancient gods has returned Darkseid to his former self, but he wants more—he wants the throne of Apokolips back! But to put down the rebellions and civil war raging on his homeworld, he’ll need an army more powerful than he’s ever had before. That sounds suspiciously like the Amazons!

Come back tomorrow to see which of these I select for Spotlight Sunday.

As always, special thanks go out to Comic Logic Books & Artworkmy Local Comic Shop. Remember to support your LCS (find one here, if you don’t already have one).

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Jon Maki

Born and raised in the sparsely-populated Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Jon Maki developed an enduring love for comics at an early age.

4 thoughts on “Showcase Saturday 3.17.18”

  1. I’m going to guess Mister Miracles since you’ll definitely be talking about Action Comic #1000 next week.

        1. Yes, on its own, but also included in the hardcover 80th anniversary book that’s coming out the same day as #1000. But it’s not until April 18th. (Though I guess that the hardcover book will be available in regular bookstores a week earlier.)

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