Showcase Saturday 6.16.18
It’s Saturday, and you know what that means…because if you don’t know what it means, you’re probably not here looking at this anyway, so who am I even talking to?
Anyway, I bought comics. Let’s you – whoever you may or may not be – and me take a look, shall we?
MISTER MIRACLE #9 – After war comes peace. The bloody battles that waged across New Genesis and Apokolips have come to an end, and now Mister Miracle and Kalibak must sit down and discuss a truce. Can Scott Free trust the former minions of Darkseid to keep their word? Not likely, but a leader sometimes has to take a risk in service to the greater good. Perhaps the more pressing question, though, is whether Big Barda can make it through the negotiations without beating the life out of the assassin Kanto.
NEW SUPER-MAN VOL. 3: EQUILIBRIUM – In these stories from issues #13-18, Shanghai falls—and Emperor Super-Man rules the ashes! With an army of super-villains on the streets, the Justice League of China leads the movement to take the city back. It’s up to I-Ching and the New Flash of China to snap Kenan out of it and save Shanghai. As Kenan fights to save his city and its people, a final casualty shakes the young hero to his solid-steel core.
PLASTIC MAN #1 – Meet Eel O’Brian: a petty thug, thief and con artist who runs a strip club. Hey, he’s also dead, at least according to the gang that tossed him out like last week’s garbage. Literally. Don’t worry, though—he bounced back from all that, and now he’s trying to make a new life for himself, but the effort is stretching him pretty thin. How can he get revenge on his old boss, keep a street kid out of trouble, make a dancer fall in love with him and stop a mysterious society from taking over the world? Eel has no idea!
THE IMMORTAL MEN #3 – “THE END OF FOREVER” part three! The Immortal Men have risked everything to save the otherwise unremarkable teenager Caden Park. But neither Caden nor the immortal heroes who saved him know the crucial role he’s predicted to play in the upcoming war between the Immortal Men. So when the hero Reload falls into the horrifying hands of the Bloodless, Caden Park must learn the Secret History of the DC Universe, and the truth behind his family heritage—and fast—before the Batman Who Laughs has all his pawns in play!
THE MAN OF STEEL #3 – The merciless killer and zealot calling himself Rogol Zaar has searched the cosmos for Superman—and when he reaches the Fortress of Solitude, his actions will cut Superman to the core.
WONDER WOMAN #48 – “The Dark Gods” part three! Every hero on Earth has tested their mettle against the Dark Gods—except for Wonder Woman, who’s not on Earth! With Diana lost in space fighting off the Gods’ assault on the Star Sapphires, it’s down to Jason to protect her planet and her friends…but, uh, he hasn’t won a fight yet…
DOMINO #3 – DOMINO’s luck is running out, and not just figuratively: Her powers are fading away! What good is our favorite soldier of fortune without the good fortune? She’s got her back against the wall, but that doesn’t mean nobody’s got her back: OUTLAW, DIAMONDBACK and a VERY SPECIAL (VERY SECRET) GUEST are in Dom’s corner! PLUS: Domino’s mysterious archnemesis strikes!
EXILES #4 – BLACKBEARD BEN AND THE BUSTED TALLUS! When the broken Tallus sends them hurtling through time, the Exiles find themselves on the open seas! But this is no pirate’s paradise. If the Exiles don’t recover the Tallus and return to their mission, Earth – and the rest of reality – is lost! But they’ll need help. The legendary Blackbeard – A.K.A. Ben Grimm, formerly the Thing – just might be willing to lend a ship. But for a price…
THOR #1 – JASON AARON & MIKE DEL MUNDO TAKE THE PRINCE OF ASGARD IN A WHOLE NEW DIRECTION! Thor Odinson has regained his mantle – and with it, a wild new world of trouble on his mighty hands! The artifacts of Asgard have been scattered across the earth, and to reclaim them, Thor will have to face some ugly truths. Like the production cost of hundreds of new hammers! And the Thunder God is going to need every last one of them if he’s going to stop the unstoppable Juggernaut. Jason Aaron takes the Prince of Asgard in a whole new direction with YOUNG GUN artist Mike Del Mundo joining him at the helm! And don’t miss the latest chapter of the King Thor saga with acclaimed BLACK BOLT artist Christian Ward, as the Thor of the far future encounters an old friend who’s undergone some startling changes.
That does it for this week’s Showcase. Come back tomorrow for the Sunday Spotlight.
As always, special thanks go out to Comic Logic Books & Artwork, my Local Comic Shop. Remember to support your LCS (find one here, if you don’t already have one).
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