Showcase Saturday 3.24.18
It’s a week for noticing things that I missed last week, like Eternity Girl – which I’m mostly just checking out to see if I’ll be interested in picking up in the eventual trades – and Barbarella, which I’ve since added to my pull list, and things from weeks long-past, which I only noticed I’d missed because of the book I picked up this week.
It’s a safe bet that I won’t be doing a Spotlight post on any of the trades, but I will still mention them here, just so you see what I’ve been buying.
THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: BATMAN AND WONDER WOMAN #2 – Batman finds himself drawn further into a world of Celtic myth and supernatural mysteries as Wonder Woman calls on the Dark Knight Detective to investigate the murder of a once-powerful Irish god. In a world where the normal rules of investigation don’t apply and any clue can be obscured by charms and magic, the two Justice Leaguers must rely on each other to unlock a murder someone is trying to hide.
DEADMAN #5 – Sensei is down. Deadman is heading toward Nanda Parbat. Can Ra’s al Ghul be far behind? Secrets will be revealed and horrors tested, and the reader can search for Ra’s al Ghul on the cover. He is there. The plot thickens.
ETERNITY GIRL #1 – Caroline Sharp has been a lot of things, including both a superhero and a super-spy. But now, with those days behind her and her powers proving unreliable, Caroline finds herself stuck in a life weighed down by her depression and an inability to change. You see, Caroline is going to live forever, and there is no escape to be had. The very act of living reminds her that, to the rest of existence, she is an anomaly.
SUPERMAN #43 – “BOYzarro RE-DEATH” part two! What do you get when you try to fit a boy from a square planet into a round one? Boyzarro! Superboy and Kathy try to keep the lid on their Bizarro-sized can of worms as Boyzarro tears a rage-filled path of destruction from Metropolis to Hamilton and beyond! But what happens when Superman and Bizarro find out what their kids have been up to?
SUPER SONS #14 – “MOTHER’S DAY” part two! Talia al Ghul is back in Damian’s life, for better and for worse! As the world’s deadliest mom forces Robin to make the ultimate choice between his past and future, Superboy finds himself caught in the middle. But the specter of Damian’s murderous past life has shaken the bond between the Super Sons, and the body count is far from final.
WONDER WOMAN: FORGOTTEN LEGENDS – Tales of Wonder Woman in the style of the Golden Age of Comics by Trina Robbins and Kurt Busiek are collected at last! In these stories from the 1980s, Paradise Island is threatened by a mysterious Amazon known as Atomia! This title collects THE LEGEND OF WONDER WOMAN #1-4, WONDER WOMAN #318 and a story from WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #2.
BARBARELLA #4 – Barbarella may have narrowly averted a galactic war-as only she could-but she’s still in need of a null-d regulator. Hitching a ride on a cargo transport seems like a no-brainer, but these great seas in the final frontier are rife with pirates! Plus: someone’s about to learn first-hand the dangers of emotional intimacy!
BLACK SCIENCE, VOL. 6 TP – After years adrift in the chaotic Eververse, the McKay family finally reunites in their home dimension. But it’s far from the happy end they expected. To save all there is and ever will be, the Dimensionauts need to cut deeper into the Onion than ever before! RICK REMENDER & MATTEO SCALERA present the sixth chapter of the runaway pulp sci-fi smash hit BLACK SCIENCE! Collects BLACK SCIENCE #26-30
BLACK SCIENCE, VOL. 7: EXTINCTION IS THE RULE TP – The Eververse is collapsing under its own weight. The Dimensionauts, a ragtag collection of heroes, scientists, and anarchists from countless alternate realities, must band together and head towards the center of the Onion, the infinite-layered construct of all there is, was, and ever could be. Grant McKay created the Pillar to save the world with science, and now he must use it to save all worlds, all of creation, or doom reality itself to oblivion. Collects BLACK SCIENCE #31-34
KILL OR BE KILLED #17 – The turning-point issue of the series so far! Dylan begins to find his way clear of the demon’s curse, but he’s trapped in a mental hospital, and no one will believe him! And remember, each issue of KILL OR BE KILLED contains extra content and articles only available in the single issues.
MIGHTY THOR #705 – The epic showdown years in the making finally explodes across the heavens. Thor battles the unstoppable Mangog, with the fate of all Asgardia hanging in the balance. Is Thor willing to pay the ultimate price in order to save the gods? The tragic and heroic story of Jane Foster finally reaches its heart-rending zenith. You knew it was coming. The Death of Thor is here at last.
FIGHTING AMERICAN VOL. 1 – Fighting American is the fantastic return of Jack Kirby and Joe Simon’s legendary super hero, originally created back in 1954. When Johnny Flagg A.K.A. FIGHTING AMERICAN and his young teenage sidekick, SPEEDBOY find themselves marooned in the 21st Century with no way to return they do the only thing they can do. They carry on regardless. Bringing some much-needed two-fisted justice and home-spun 1950s attitudes to a modern, media-obsessed cynical world as they battle a gang of villains plucked from their past and a mysterious villainess known only as Lady Chaos.
Come back tomorrow to see which of these I select for Spotlight Sunday.
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