Showcase Saturday 4.7.18

Looks like it would have been a relatively light week last week if I had picked up any comics.

Also, when pulling up the info on the comics I saw that I failed to remember to pick up The Teriffics #2 this week. But let’s take a look at what I did pick up, shall we?

From DC:

BATMAN BEYOND #18 – “The Long Payback” part five! Payback’s vengeance against Batman is almost at hand, but the Dark Knight’s allies won’t let him perish without a fight. When help does arrive, will Payback decide that killing those closest to Batman is the sweetest revenge?

THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH #5 – After a physically and emotionally draining journey, Etrigan and his companions begin their siege on Death Valley’s dimensional tear to Hell. The bloody and epic battle against Hell’s armies! Will our heroes succeed in stopping all of Earth from being transformed? Or will a surprise addition to Hell’s forces tip the battle in evil’s favor?

MYSTIK U #3 – It’s time for finals at Mystik University, and they might just kill you! With the evil presence of the Malevolence spreading quickly across the campus, Zatanna and her friends must face tests of courage and wit beyond their wildest dreams. Do they have what it takes to stop this evil spirit? Or is school out forever?!

 

 

SUPERMAN #44 – “BOYZARRO RE-DEATH” part three! Gathered together from the cosmic recesses of the universe are the most powerful forces of bad ever assembled! Now the Super Foes face the Legion of Fun—and the only heroes who dare to stand against this intergalactic threat of the Bizarroverse are Superman and son!

 

 

WONDER WOMAN #43 – “Amazons Attacked” part three! All his life, Wonder Woman’s brother Jason has longed to meet his mother, Hippolyta, but the machinations of the gods have made it impossible. But now, with the barrier between worlds at its thinnest, could they come face to face at last? Should Wonder Woman help him return home, if it could lead to the destruction of the Amazons?

From Dark Horse:

BUFFY SEASON 11: GILES #2 – High school life is a rough go for Rupert Giles­­-as if being a grown man living inside a teenage body wasn’t hard enough. Crushing on each other, Giles and his mysterious new friend, Roux, navigate around the bullies in the hallways while they investigate the school-wide threat and missing staff and students–which they are certain is connected to some kind of demon . . .

From Dynamite:

RED SONJA #14 – Red Sonja and Wallace have faced the darkness and made their way out from Hell – or have they? They’ve crossed the River Styx, but the land of the living looks just as desolate as the land of the Dead – and it soon becomes all too clear that this is the handiwork of Kulan Gath, enraging Sonja. She didn’t travel back and forth through time and escape from Hell just to find her homelands in ruin…Kulan Gath may be more powerful than ever, but a reckoning is coming!

From Image:

SEX CRIMINALS #23 – “FIVE-FINGERED DISCOUNT,” Part Three It’s all been building to this: Alix gets hit by a bus. (She’s okay.)

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #35 – “MOTHERING INVENTION,” Part Two Once More We Return to the Once More We Return.

From Marvel:

CAPTAIN MARVEL: CAROL DANVERS – THE MS. MARVEL YEARS (TRADE PAPERBACK) – Collects Giant-Size Ms. Marvel #1, Ms. Marvel (2006) #1-17, Ms. Marvel Special #1. In the “House of M” universe, Carol Danvers glimpsed the full potential of her life. Now she embarks with renewed focus in a bid to become the best she can be! With support from friends like Captain America and Jessica Jones, Ms. Marvel is determined to become the greatest hero around – and stopping an alien invasion that could end life on Earth is a good start! But when Civil War erupts, whose side will Carol be on? She’s joined by fellow Avengers Wonder Man and Julia “Arachne” Carpenter, but what will their mission be – and is everyone truly on the same team? When the dust settles, a crossroads is reached, and a decision must be made that will change the course of Ms. Marvel’s life!

NEW MUTANTS: DEMON BEAR (TRADE PAPERBACK) – Collects New Mutants (1983) #18-20, X-Force (1991) #99 material from X-Force (2008) #7-10. The visionary talents of writer Chris Claremont and legendary illustrator Bill Sienkiewicz bring the Demon Bear that has haunted Danielle Moonstar’s dreams to horrifying life! It took her parents, and now it has returned for Dani — and only the combined efforts of her fellow New Mutants can stop it from finishing the job! Sink your teeth into a true classic! Then, Dani’s nightmare returns years later as San Francisco — and her new team X-Force, come under attack from a similarly unholy ursine!

THANOS: THE INFINITY SIBLINGS (HARDCOVER) – Jim Starlin and Alan Davis return in the first volume of a new trilogy! The Mad Titan has everything he ever wanted — but satisfaction is not in Thanos’ vocabulary. When a temporal distortion on Titan draws his attention, he finds the purpose he’s been searching for: saving himself! An old enemy lurks in the far future, and it will take the combined wits of Thanos, his brother Eros and time-travel master Kang the Conqueror to stop it — and save the Multiverse. But there are other players in this cosmic chess game — and Thanos may find himself outmatched! What lies ahead for the so-called Avatar of Death?

That does it for this Showcase Saturday. Come back tomorrow to see what I write about. If you want. I mean, I can’t make you. I probably can’t even convince you. But coming back for Spotlight Sunday is a thing that you’re perfectly capable of doing.

Programming Update:

The paltry number of votes are in, and the consensus is that I should write Spotlight Sunday posts for older comics in my collection, and should not limit myself to doing so only when I have nothing new – meaning that I can do so whenever I feel like it – and that I should not limit myself to writing about comics that have been featured on this site in previous Showcases or Weigh Ins. (Also, most of you still like clicking on things.)

So bear in mind that, every so often, the Showcase might be even more pointless, as I might just write about any old thing I happen to have lying around, irrespective of any new comics I picked up that week.

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).

As a reminder, a lot of this nonsense could be avoided if I were free to go to the comic shop any time I felt like it, which would be possible if people, oh, I don’t know, did stuff like supporting OpenDoor Comics on Patreon?

Just something to keep in mind. (Narrator: But they would not keep it in mind.)



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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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