Showcase Saturday 5.5.18
Happy Free Comic Book Day!
Normally I hate standing in line…and today wasn’t any different, but I was pleased that the line I had to stand in just to get into the comic shop was so long. (Though I did still hate standing in it.)
I didn’t grab any freebies (for myself), but here’s what I bought:
ACTION COMICS SPECIAL #1 – “The Last Will and Testament of Lex Luthor”! When Superman’s world was reborn, his greatest enemy became his most unexpected ally. But does that truly reflect Lex Luthor—or was it all a sham? Now, as Lex Luthor’s path toward righteousness reaches its apex, he finds himself involved in an adventure in which Superman stands to be destroyed. What choice will Luthor make? Will he save Superman or watch him die at the hands of a foe he could not possibly imagine? This oversized special also features stories from the acclaimed teams of Max Landis and Francis Manapul (in a story previously slated to appear in the DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2017 #1) and Mark Russell and Jill Thompson!
DC NATION #0 – Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, this special comic priced at just $0.25 US features three brand-new stories from a lineup of superstar talent—and each tale serves as a prelude to some of the biggest DC events of 2018!
RED SONJA #15 – In the penultimate chapter of Hell or Hyrkania, Sonja returns to where her adventure started, the nation of Meru, to find it completely under the iron rule of Kulan Gath-who is using the native magic to grow more powerful than ever. The wizard needs to be stopped once and for all, before he finally gains the omnipotence he craves…but there’s one thing still standing between Gath and Sonja-and it’s something the she-devil never expected to face.
RED SONJA/TARZAN #1 – The She-Devil with a Sword meets the Lord of the Jungle!
Eson Duul is an evil man. The mere mention of his name makes powerful quake with fear. He has no regard for life, including that of man. But he may finally have met his match when he finds himself up against Red Sonja and Tarzan!
Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Red Sonja) and Walter Geovani (Red Sonja, Clean Room) reunite to bring us the crossover event featuring two of fiction’s greatest heroes side by side at last!
EAST OF WEST #37 – “ALIGNMENT OF THE STARS” When one bad choice leads to another and another.
SEX CRIMINALS #24 – “FIVE-FINGERED DISCOUNT,” Part Four The long-awaited return of the most beloved piece of the SEX CRIMINALS phenomenon that took the comics world by storm: the eight-panel grid! Wait, what do you mean you didn’t even notice it was gone? How dare you!
That does it for this week’s Showcase. Be sure to head to your local participating shop to celebrate Free Comic Book Day, and be sure to buy a thing or two while you’re there. I went to Comic Logic Books & Artwork, my Local Comic Shop. Find your own here if you don’t already have one!