It was a busy morning at the comic shop, which is, for me, always a bittersweet experience, in that I like to see them doing brisk business, but on the other hand…people.
Anyway, let’s see what I bought:
ACTION COMICS #1002 – A bold new era of the adventures of the Man of Steel continues as bodies fall from the sky and buildings burn around the City of Tomorrow. Even Superman must wonder how well he knows the city he protects as an unknown criminal element begins to rise throughout Metropolis.
BATMAN BEYOND #23 – Batman’s got a bull’s-eye on his back in part four of “Target: Batman.” Thanks to the machinations of the Scarecrow, the entire city of Neo-Gotham is looking to take aim at the Dark Knight—including his own partner, Robin! Will hero turn against hero when fear is in the air? Elsewhere, former Royal Flusher Melanie Walker looks to upgrade her image and take on a new heroic mantle, so she seeks advice from newsman Jack Ryder—unaware that he’s a total costumed Creeper!
THE TERRIFICS #7 – Welcome to Millennium City in part one of “Tom Strong and the Terrifics”! To cure themselves of the Dark Energy bond that’s gripped them, the Terrifics use the Dark Multiverse antenna to track down the one man who can help them—Tom Strong. In Millennium City, the Terrifics follow Strong’s signal, only to find his lab destroyed and his loyal A.I. aide Pneuman shattered. And the weirdness doesn’t end when a mystical tree transports the team across the universe.
WONDER WOMAN #53 – At the behest of Aztek, Diana and Artemis join her for a trip to Mexico, but there’s no sightseeing on the agenda. Instead, they must rescue a long-lost Amazon who’s being held captive by rogue deity Tezcatlipoca, who’s trying to break into our world. Can our three heroes save the missing Amazon, stop a raging god and not kill one another in the process?
From Dark Horse:
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 12: THE RECKONING #3 – The battle against future vampire and Slayer twin, Harth, and his legion of evil, has already begun in the present when Buffy, Fray, and the Scoobies return from the future ready to fight. The Reckoning is now, and if the future can be changed, it will take everything that Buffy has to save the Slayers and our world!
BARBARELLA #9 – Barbarella has been lied to. Worse, she’s been weaponized, and someone’s going to answer for that, for sure. (Well, assuming she survives the judgement of the Esseverine sun-giants, and an armada of a thousand ships…)
RED SONJA/TARZA #4 – Lord Greystoke may be a man of means, but money and possessions mean nothing compared to his family. Once they are threatened, Tarzan will stop at nothing to keep his loved ones safe. And if his enemies think they know fear, they have yet to experience the fury that is Red Sonja unleashed!
WARLOCK: SECOND COMING – Collects Warlock (2004) #1-4. Adam Warlock returns! In a world on the brink, humanity’s time is running out. But deep in the jungles of South America, a solution is being forged — one that will bring about a grand new utopia for planet Earth. And that solution is…Him! Created in the depths of “The Beehive,” Adam Warlock is the final solution to the madness of mortals — but can this artificial man become a god? And if he can, will he be benevolent…or vengeful? Prepare yourself for the Second Coming of Adam Warlock as the golden gladiator lays his judgment upon the world!
That does it for this week’s Showcase. Be sure to come back tomorrow to find out if any of these comics will shine in the Spotlight.