Showcase Saturday 5.12.18
It’s something of a probationary week, with a few titles that I’m giving a chance to wow me before I decide whether to drop them entirely, add them to my pull list, or start trade-waiting after the first arc concludes.
Let’s take a look:
ETERNITY GIRL #2 – Far beyond the farthest any mortal has ever traveled is a nameless world nested in the very heart of existence. On that planet is a structure that extends infinitely into the heavens. It is the Shining Tower, the axis of life and death. And to end her suffering, Eternity Girl must destroy it. The catch? Everyone else will die, too.
ETERNITY GIRL #3 – While Eternity Girl and Madame Atom make their way to the mysterious Shining Tower that sits at the intersection of being and nothingness, Caroline’s old boss reveals a devastating secret about Eternity Girl’s powers that even she doesn’t know, but that could destroy her for good. This looks like a job for…Never Man?
THE IMMORTAL MEN #2 – “THE END OF FOREVER” part two! Following the destruction of their base of operations, the Immortal Men find themselves on the defensive! Their only hope rests with an emerging metahuman named Caden Park—but the evil Conquest has gotten to Caden first! Will the remaining few battle-ravaged Immortal Men be able to rescue their young would-be savior? And what connection do Caden’s tactile telepathic abilities have to the survival of humanity?
WONDER WOMAN #46 – “The Dark Gods” part one! In the wake of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, new secrets of the cosmos have been revealed and taken form…and though she doesn’t know it yet, Wonder Woman is at the center of their plans!
BARBARELLA #6 – The great R.U.S.T. rush has pitted Barbarella against fellow prospectors, the Glain family as the old west meets the final frontier (and please, no “Cowboys and Aliens jokes)! With an inconceivable fortune at stake the fighting is getting dirty, and Barbarella finds herself on the defensive in a maze where time and space have no meaning! But the heart of the maze is stranger still…
KINGSMAN, VOL. 2: THE RED DIAMOND TP – Following the global success of blockbuster movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle, we launched the sequel to the hit comic book series by MARK MILLAR & DAVE GIBBONS. KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND is a brand-new Eggsy adventure as he follows in his mentor’s footsteps, but is still rough around the edges for a Kingsman agent. In this awesome six-issue volume, Eggsy embarks on a rescue mission to save Prince Philip and unravel an international terror plot, in a story that starts where James Bond draws the line. ROB WILLIAMS (Suicide Squad) and SIMON FRASER take the helm for this stunning six-issue miniseries. Collects KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND #1-6
DOMINO #2 – Marvel’s #1 soldier of fortune’s luck has finally gone south… turning her life as a mercenary upside down! Plus: Who is Domino’s evil counterpart? Guest-starring AMADEUS CHO!
EXILES #3 – The fan-favorite Captain America — Peggy Carter of the Marvel Puzzle Quest game — faces off against an apocalyptically armed Red Skull! And the Exiles are just in time to join the fight — ’cuz they’ve been kicked off their mission! There’s a new team of Watchers in town, and they’re cracking down on the Exiles’ interference in the timestream — even if it means the death of everything. Can the Exiles salvage Peggy Carter’s world, fix the Tallus and get back to saving reality before the Time-Eater tracks them down again?
That does it for this week’s Showcase Saturday. Come back tomorrow for…y’know, the thing.
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