Showcase Saturday 4.28.18

A bit of a delay this week as I had to take some time out to catch a screening of an obscure little movie you probably haven’t heard about.

But I’m here now, so let’s see what I bought.

From DC:

BATMAN BEYOND #19 – “The Long Payback” finale! When Batman was at the mercy of Payback, Melanie Walker—a former member the Royal Flush Gang—swooped in to save his life. Now, with Melanie on the receiving end of Payback’s wrath, Terry will have to return the favor. But can a bruised and battered Batman save the day, or will he need the help of his mysterious new partner?

BUG!: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER – Forager is just one of the Hive before he breaks out of his cocoon and finds himself in a mysterious house in an unknown realm, where he meets a ghostly girl, a talking teddy bear and otherworldly weirdos. Worst of all is General Electric, who is on the hunt for a reality-bending metal that could alter the fabric of life itself. To preserve the Multiverse, Forager must travel through alternate dimensions to seek the metal before it gets into the wrong hands! Collects issues #1-6.

THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH #6 – Humanity is on the ropes! Belial’s plan has almost taken full effect, with the Hell dome rapidly expanding and consuming all of the Earth! With Etrigan, Jason Blood and the rest of the team down, one will have to make the ultimate sacrifice to give humanity a chance to destroy Belial! Is Earth doomed—along with the entire universe—or is there still a chance to save humanity? All is answered in the cataclysmic conclusion to THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH!

 

THE TERRIFICS #3 – “MEET THE TERRIFICS” part three! When will this superhero team bound by dark multiversal magic ever get any privacy? It certainly won’t be today, because while Mr. Terrific feverishly works to free himself from Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl—but mostly Plastic Man—the team must also contend with the towering, rolling death-inferno that is the War Wheel.

WONDER WOMAN #45 – “AMAZONS ATTACKED” finale! It’s all-out war for Themyscira! Jason’s been handed a gift from the gods that could turn the tide…but how will he use it? And is this gift actually what he believes it to be?

From Image:

KILL OR BE KILLED #18 – While Dylan’s been locked away inside, the vigilante has been running wild on the streets—but how is this possible? Featuring the return of Detective Lily Sharpe, who is hot on the trail of the masked man! And remember, each issue of KILL OR BE KILLED contains extra content and articles only available in the single issues.

 

 

LAZARUS: SOURCEBOOK COLLECTION, VOL. 1 TP – Collecting the first three LAZARUS SOURCEBOOKS, covering the lands ruled by Carlyle, Hock, and Vassalovka, now in one volume. With revised and expanded content, including additions to reflect developments in LAZARUS as the series moves into the year X+67 with “FRACTURE,” beginning summer of 2018.

From Marvel:

EXILES #2 – SHE COMES FROM THE LAND OF THE ICE AND SNOW…and enchanted hammers! The Exiles land in Asgard just in time to aid Valkyrie in a fight against the fire demon Surtur! But the Lord of Ragnarok is the least of their problems. The Time-Eater is hot on the team’s heels, and when he takes Asgard, no Valhalla awaits Valkyrie or her new friends. Good thing they’re about to pick up a Wolverine! And he’s got red on his claws. The mystery of the stolen pies starts here as Blink completes her new team of multiversal champions!

MIGHTY THOR #706 – AT THE GATES OF VALHALLA! The battle against the Mangog is finished. And the losses have been profound. So what – if anything – remains of the story of Jane Foster, Goddess of Thunder? And where do the other gods possibly go from here?

That does it for this week’s Showcase Saturday. Unless you’re new here (and site traffic stats indicate that you are not), the whole point of this is to come back tomorrow and see which of these books – if any, because I might pick something else entirely if I feel like it; it’s exciting because it’s uncertain! – I write about in my Spotlight Sunday post.

The featured image doesn’t necessarily indicate which book I’ll write about, it’s just the cover I liked the most.

And hey, this post wouldn’t have been delayed if I didn’t have to work during the week, which I wouldn’t have to do if people did things like support OpenDoor Comics on Patreon. Just thought I’d point that out.

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.

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