It’s time for Showcase Saturday! I’ll show you mine even if you don’t show me yours! (Click on the comic title to see more information at the publisher’s site)
From Dark Horse:
BUFFY SEASON 11: GILES #1
From Joss Whedon and Erika Alexander comes a series that returns Buffy’s Rupert Giles to high school! But this time–as a grown man living in a teenage body–Giles will be a student instead of a teacher. At an inner-city LA-area school, when a mystical influence is detected and teachers start to go missing, Giles enrolls to investigate. What he finds is more than vampires and demons; something unusual and frightening is happening here. If Giles can get through one day as a student, he’ll have a chance to find out who, what, and where–but high school is still hell, y’all.
ACTION COMICS #998
“BOOSTER SHOT” part six! Escape from Planet Zod! Superman and Booster Gold must escape to travel back to the present, where the life of the captured Sam Lane hangs in the balance!
BATMAN BEYOND #17
“The Long Payback” part four! Following his defeat at the hands of Stalker, Batman is delivered into the arms of the mysterious villain pulling all the strings—someone he never expected! Humiliated by past defeats, this deadliest of enemies wants to drag Batman through the streets of Neo-Gotham en route to a public execution. With Bruce Wayne hampered by injuries, the rescue mission falls to a complete unknown, with dire consequences!
THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH #4
Having learned who is responsible for the hellish transformation of the Earth, our reluctant team makes its way toward the source of the hell zone across the brutal nightmare landscape of Death Valley to put an end to the horrors facing the Earth. But with a group of people who all hate each other, tensions run high, and the fears of Etrigan and Jason come into light. Will the group hold together? Or will humanity’s last hope shatter?
THE TERRIFICS #1
Bound together by fate, united by the spirit of exploration and hope for tomorrow, the Terrifics bound from the Dark Multiverse of Meta! When Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl find themselves literally bound together by a tragic accident, our team of unlikely allies must rely on one another to make their way back home. But a startling revelation on their return trip brings them face to face with a new mystery: where in the universe is Tom Strong?
WONDER WOMAN #41
“AMAZONS ATTACKED” part one! The Gods separated Themyscira from the world for a good reason: it serves as the prison for the God of War, and the most powerful army ever created stands guard around him! So what happens when the greatest evil in the universe decides he wants that army for himself?
BETTIE PAGE #8
Bettie hunts an alien artifact and Soviet spies at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival! Will she manage to get Gene Kelly’s autograph and save the world? Only David Avallone and Esau Figueroa have been authorized to tell you the classified story, in this thrilling climax to Bettie’s French Riviera adventures.
CROSSWIND, VOL. 1 TP
Goodfellas meets Freaky Friday in this mind-bending new ongoing series from fan-favorite creators GAIL SIMONE (Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Deadpool, Secret Six, Birds of Prey) and CAT STAGGS (Adventures of Supergirl, Smallville Season 11, Wonder Woman ’77). A slick and ruthless Chicago hitman. A smart but downtrodden Seattle housewife. When an inexplicable event strikes these two random strangers, their bodies, souls, and lives are switched—to potentially deadly effect. Collects CROSSWIND #1-6
Our Featured Image this week is the cover for THE TERRIFICS #1. It’s a cool cover by Ivan Reis – and in physical form it’s even cooler, as it’s a gatefold that when expanded reveal even more above and below, with another big image on the inside. It’s, er, terrific!
I also liked the GILES cover, and, of course, the
BOOTY BETTIE PAGE cover, so I included them. The other covers are all fine, too, but not fine enough to get me to fiddle with the layout of the post in order to include them. But do check them all out.
That does it for this week’s Showcase Saturday. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what the Spotlight shines on!
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