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YOUR WEEKLY COMIC UPDATE

Our week-long spring graphic novel sale ends Sunday!

THIS WEEK's REVIEWS

We don't let petty things like human emotion color our completely unbiased takes on these new books.

ACTION COMICS #1000

(W/A) Various

Reviewed by Rick Berg


 I hope you like big numbers because that's what this issue is. Just a big number. If you love Superman, you will still love him. If you hate him nothing in this issue should change that. If you are meh about Superman, I pretty sure you will still be meh after. For such a giant hyped issue (I have no idea why 1000 means anything) it's kinda boring, I felt I've all read these exact stories before. Most times way better. Also could someone tell the cover colorist to look inside the book? Superman is blue not periwinkle. 

Editor's Note: Rick thinks 'Man of Steel' is a good Superman movie. Do with that what you will.

6/10

DC

$7.99    

ACTION COMICS #1000 - 1960's COVER

(W/A) Still Various.

Reviewed by "Doc" Schaeffer


 See! This is what happens if you stop rebooting comics and numbering systems! The best thing about this book is that it is exactly what it should be. A celebration of all things Superman. His friends, his foes, his family, his ideals all get a brief page of two of representation here. And with the who's who of talent listed on the inside cover, it's a smorgasborg of the talent DC has had file through their ranks. I do however want to point out two things that bothered me. First, is that the alternate covers representing the various time periods do not show Superman in the outfit he wore during that time. If I buy the 1930's cover, I want the strappy boots. And second, with all this talent on display, can't we find work for all these talented people? 


Editor's Note: I don't know anything about Doc. He may or may not like 'Man of Steel.'


10/10

STILL DC

STILL $7.99

ENCOUNTER #1

(W) Art Baltazar, Franco

(A) Chris Giarrusso & Various 

Reviewed by "Doc" Schaeffer


 Once again the dynamic pairing of Art Baltazar, Franco, & Chris Giarrusso proves to be the hot new pairing in all ages entertainment! For this issue, the guys reach back into their memories of the silver age of comics in their creation of Cold Blaze, the Thermodynamic Shark. And while the action and humor make this a must read, the fact that plot lines are forming just underneath the surface. Unfortunately, after reading this I'm now craving ribs and ice cream. Read the book, you'll get it. 


9/10

LION FORGE

$3.99

SKYWARD #1

(W) Joe Henderson

(A) Lee Garbett, Antonio Fabela 

Reviewed by "Doc" Schaeffer


 Joe Henderson's unique concept proves to be a good read. In a world with no gravity, the sky becomes the enemy and while the new generation is up to the challenge, the older generation is faced with a whole new set of fears. And for Nate, that first day changes his life forever. The concept also brings up wonderful questions like do you just keep floating out into the universe and die from the airlessness and cold of deep space? Is the Earth surrounded by a ring of frozen dead bodies? And with all the action taking place in Chicago, it adds that home town flavor. A very good start. 


8/10

IMAGE

$3.99

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #797

(W) Dan Slott

(A) Stuart Immonen 

Reviewed by Kevin Healy


Spectacular Spider Fans will recognize that Norman doesn't sound like Norman when he's in a Carnage. That appears to be deliberate on Slott's part. I'm ok with that. The too cute throwbacks to Spider-Man Homecoming and Amazing Friends, less so.


There are other characters in this issue we know. I wonder what THEY would sound like in a Carnage? Not at all a childish question, as this issue will show. With his friends at the end of their ropes and his webs, will Peter be able to rouse himself for one last fight with Norman?


If he loses, he loses everyone...that sounds like a decision that carries great responsisomethingorother the greatly powerwhatevered should consider carefully. 


8/10

MARVEL

$3.99

JOHN WICK #2

(W) Greg Pak

(A) Giovanni Valletta

Reviewed by Kevin Healy


 John Wick's introduction to The Continental and its unique properties is totally solid. Greg Pak is turning in a prequel that would be workable on film, which is exactly what this title needed.


What it didn't need was an issue so late you'd think it said 'Secret Wars' on the cover. Only two issues in, will anyone be left to care about a really good, insanely late book? 


7/10

DYNAMITE

$3.99

KICK-A** #3

(W) Mark Millar

(A) John Romita

Reviewed by Kevin Healy


 Like has turned to love, and I'm going to ask the new Kick A** for her hand in marriage. Patience Patience Patience... I swoon at JRJR's wonderful expressions, the best work he's done since Kick A** 3. I get weak when someone has a violent encounter during a Civil War re-enactment. I stammer and stutter when trying to express myself about the joy of a character name Violencia. I have nothing but patience for Patience. Her quick turn to Robin Hood while robbing hoods has left me breathless. I feel like a 13 year old reading Chris Claremont write Kitty Pryde. Super violent Mark Millar book....will you marry me? 


8/10

IMAGE

$3.99

JUSTICE LEAGUE #43

(W) Christopher Priest

(A) Pete Woods 

Reviewed by Shawn Spurlock


 Deathstroke is why the Justice League can't have nice things. If you've ever been a fan of the character, you should really pick up this book, as the JLA spends an inordinate amount of time picking themselves up after this encounter. Highly recommended for fans of the current Deathstroke run, readers who like to see Cyborg get badly hurt, and those who collect final issues. 


9/10

DC

$2.99

INFIDEL #2

(W) Pornsak Pichetshote

(A) Aaron Campbell, José Villarrubia

Reviewed by Shawn Spurlock


 Great Horror comics are fairly rare. Great haunted house comics are as likely as winning the lottery. Therefore what I'm saying, if I'm saying anything at all, is that fans of unsettling tales should give this book a try. Fun Fact: Unsettling Tales was the name of an obscure "post code" comic, featuring such stories as "Cask of Cream Soda", "the Crow", and "Slight Depression in the Ground and for some reason a Pendulum". The last tale on the list features a particularly famous "Injury to Fibula" panel. 


8/10

IMAGE

$3.99

SURVIVAL FETISH #1

(W) Patrick Kindlon

(A) Antonio Fuso

Reviewed by "Doc" Schaeffer


 Parkour, parkour, parkour, Krack! This was a servicable beginning to a comic that seems like it would be a better movie. It's not nearly as good as the Ninja-K TPB that came out today. Unfortunately, that spectacular $9.99 value was omitted from the NR list. The Ninjak volume-highly recommended. Survival Fetish-clearly needs more, um, periwinkle maybe? 


7/10

BLACK MASK

$2.99

NEXT WEEK's RELEASES!

Available in-store 04-25-2018, or pre-order online now!

MARVEL
All New Wolverine #34
Amazing Spider-Man #794 fourth print
Amazing Spider-Man #798 second print
Annihilation Vol 2 Complete Collection TPB
Avengers #684 second print
Avengers #690
Avengers #690 inhyuk lee variant
Avengers #690 sprouse end of an era variant
Cable TPB Vol 01 Last Hope
Captain America Epic Collection Bloodstone Hunt TPB
Carnage Omnibus HC
Despicable Deadpool #299
Doctor Strange #389
Doctor Strange Damnation #4
Doctor Strange Damnation #4 lim variant
Doctor Strange Damnation #4 smallwood connecting variant
Doctor Strange Damnation #4 tarnation variant
Exiles #2
Exiles #2 character variant
Exiles #2 rodriguez variant
Hunt For Wolverine #1
Hunt For Wolverine #1 blank variant
Hunt For Wolverine #1 checchetto young guns variant
Hunt For Wolverine #1 deodato variant
Hunt For Wolverine #1 kubert remastered wraparound variant
Hunt For Wolverine #1 kubert teaser variant
Hunt For Wolverine #1 mcniven b&w
Hunt For Wolverine #1 torque variant
Iceman TPB Vol 02 Absolute Zero
Invincible Iron Man #599
Invincible Iron Man #599 venom 30Th variant
Jessica Jones TPB Vol 03 Return Of The Purple Man
Legion #4
Lockjaw #3
Marvel Previews Vol 04 #10 May 2018
Marvel Rising #0
Marvel Universe Magazine #1
Mighty Thor #706
Mighty Thor #706 simonson variant
Mighty Thor #706 venom 30Th variant
Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #30
Moon Knight #194
Old Man Hawkeye #4
Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #303
Spider-Gwen #31
Spirits Of Vengeance TPB
Star Wars Darth Vader #15
Star Wars Darth Vader Vol 02 Legacys End (Dark Lord Of The Sith) TPB
Star Wars Doctor Aphra #19
Superior Spider-Man TPB Vol 01 Complete Collection
Thanos #13 vol 2 fourth print
Thanos #14 vol 2 fourth print
Thanos #17 vol 2 second print
Thanos #18 vol 2 second print
Thanos Annual #1
Thanos Annual #1 deodato variant
True Believers Carol Danvers #1
True Believers Infinity War #1
Venom #165
Venom #165 deodato variant
Venomized #4
Venomized #4 artist variant
Venomized #4 connecting variant
X-Men Blue #26
X-Men Domino TPB
X-Men Red #2 second print

DC
Absolute Preacher HC Vol 03
Batgirl #22 vol 4
Batgirl #22 vol 4 variant
Batman And The Signal #3
Batman Beyond #19 vol 6
Batman Beyond #19 vol 6 variant
Batman TPB Vol 05 Rules Of Engagement Rebirth
Bug The Adventure Of Forager TPB
DC Designer Series Batman By Mike Mignola Statue
DC Previews #1
Demon Hell Is Earth #6
Detective Comics #979
Detective Comics #979 variant
Doom Patrol #11 vol 6
Flash #45 vol 5
Flash #45 vol 5 variant
Flash Rebirth Dlx Coll HC Book 02
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #43
Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #43 variant
Hellblazer #21 vol 2
Hellblazer #21 vol 2 variant
Imaginary Fiends #6
Injustice 2 HC Vol 02
Injustice 2 TPB Vol 01
Justice League Of America #29 vol 6
Justice League Of America #29 vol 6 variant
Mera Queen Of Atlantis #3
Mother Panic Gotham A D #2
Motherlands #4
Motherlands #4 variant
Raven Daughter Of Darkness #4
Scooby Doo Team Up #37
Silencer #4
Sleeper TPB Book 01
Suicide Squad #40 vol 4
Suicide Squad #40 vol 4 variant
Teen Titans #19 vol 7
Teen Titans #19 vol 7 variant
Terrifics #3
Titans Annual #2
Trinity #22 vol 2
Trinity #22 vol 2 variant
Wonder Woman #45 vol 5
Wonder Woman #45 vol 5 variant

INDEPENDENT
30 Days Of Night #5 cover a
30 Days Of Night #5 cover b
30 Days Of Night #5 variant
Abbott #4
Adventure Time #75 brown cover
Adventure Time #75 cover a
Adventure Time #75 cover b
Adventure Time #75 subscription
Adventure Time #75 variant
Aliens Dust To Dust #1
Aliens Dust To Dust #1 variant
Antar #1 cover a
Antar #1 variant
Archie #30 cover a
Archie #30 cover b
Archie #30 cover c
Babyteeth #10
Beef #3
Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #8
Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #8 subscription
Big Trouble In Little China Old Man Jack #8 variant
Black Af Widows & Orphans #1
Black Crown Quarterly #3 Spring 2018
Bloodborne #3 cover a
Bloodborne #3 cover b
Bone Coda Behind The Scenes Bundle
Bsg Vs Bsg #4 cover a
Bsg Vs Bsg #4 cover b
Bsg Vs Bsg #4 cover c
Bsg Vs Bsg #4 cover d
Bsg Vs Bsg #4 cover e variant
Bsg Vs Bsg #4 cover f variant
Bsg Vs Bsg #4 cover g variant
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 Giles #3
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 11 Giles #3 variant
Call Of The Suicide Forest #3
Call Of The Suicide Forest #3 variant
Catalyst Prime Incidentals #8
Catalyst Prime Kino #5
Cavewoman Battle Ankhas Brood #2 cover a
Cavewoman Battle Ankhas Brood #2 cover b
Cavewoman Battle Ankhas Brood #2 cover c
Cavewoman Battle Ankhas Brood #2 cover d
Cavewoman Battle Ankhas Brood #2 cover e
Cavewoman Battle Ankhas Brood #2 cover f
Cavewoman Battle Ankhas Brood #2 cover g
Comic Shop News
Crow Memento Mori #2 cover a
Crow Memento Mori #2 cover b
Crow Memento Mori #2 variant
Cyber Force #2
Days Of Hate #4
Dead Of Winter GN Good Good Dog
Deep Roots #1 cover a
Deep Roots #1 cover b
Dollface #14 cover a
Dollface #14 cover b
Dollface #14 cover c
Dollface #14 cover d
Dollface #14 cover e
Dollface #14 cover f
Dungeons & Dragons Evil At Baldurs Gate #1 cover a
Dungeons & Dragons Evil At Baldurs Gate #1 cover b
Dungeons & Dragons Evil At Baldurs Gate #1 variant a
Dungeons & Dragons Evil At Baldurs Gate #1 variant b
Factory #2
Fear Agent Final Ed TPB Vol 01
Forever Free #1 cover a
Forever Free #1 cover b
Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force #1 cover a
Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force #1 cover b
Gasolina #7
Ghostbusters Crossing Over #2 cover a
Ghostbusters Crossing Over #2 cover b
Ghostbusters Crossing Over #2 variant
Gi Joe Vs Six Million Dollar Man #3 cover a
Gi Joe Vs Six Million Dollar Man #3 cover b
Gi Joe Vs Six Million Dollar Man #3 variant
Grass Kings #14 main
Grass Kings #14 mix
Grimm Fairy Tales Legacy TPB Vol 01
Hack Slash Resurrection TPB Vol 01
Harrow County #30
Heavy Vinyl TPB
Hit-Girl #3 cover a
Hit-Girl #3 cover b
Hit-Girl #3 cover c
Ice Cream Man #4 cover a
Ice Cream Man #4 cover b
Ice Cream Man #4 cover c
Image Firsts Afar #1
Image Firsts Curse Words #1
Image Firsts Fear Agent #1
Image Firsts Moonshine #1
Image Firsts Moonstruck #1
Image Firsts Redneck #1
Image Firsts Street Angel #1
Image Plus #9 (Wytches The Bad Egg Pt 9)
J Scott Campbell Danger Girl 20Th Anniversary
J Scott Campbell Danger Girl 20Th Anniversary variant
Jeepers Creepers #1 cover a
Jeepers Creepers #1 cover c
Jeepers Creepers #1 cover d variant
Jeepers Creepers #1 cover e variant
Jeepers Creepers #1 cover f variant
Jim Henson Labyrinth Coronation #2 second print
Jim Henson Labyrinth Coronation #3
Jim Henson Labyrinth Coronation #3 subscription
Jupiter Jet #5 cover a
Kill Or Be Killed #18
Kino TPB Vol 01 Escape From The Abyss
Kiss Army of Darkness #3 cover a
Kiss Army of Darkness #3 cover b
Kiss Army of Darkness #3 cover c
Kiss Army of Darkness #3 cover d variant
Kiss Army of Darkness #3 cover e variant
Lady Death Unholy Ruin #1
Lady Death Unholy Ruin #1 foil variant
Lady Death Unholy Ruin #1 momento mori variant
Lady Death Unholy Ruin #1 variant
Lazarus Sourcebook Collection TPB Vol 01
Lucas Stand Inner Demons #3
Lumberjanes #49
Lumberjanes #49 subscription
Mainstream #1
Mega Man Mastermix #2 cover a
Mega Man Mastermix #2 cover b
Mega Man Mastermix #2 cover c variant
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 vol 4 second print
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1 variant a
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1 variant b
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vol 5 TPB
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #65 cover a
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #65 cover b
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #65 variant
My Little Pony Legends Of Magic Annual 2018
Now #3
Optimus Prime #18 cover a
Optimus Prime #18 cover b
Optimus Prime #18 variant
Pacific Rim Aftermath #4
Pathfinder Spiral Of Bones #2 cover a
Pathfinder Spiral Of Bones #2 cover b
Pathfinder Spiral Of Bones #2 cover c
Pathfinder Spiral Of Bones #2 cover d variant
Pathfinder Spiral Of Bones #2 cover e variant
Previews #356 May 2018
Prisoner #1 vol 2 cover a
Prisoner #1 vol 2 cover b
Prisoner #1 vol 2 cover d
Prisoner #1 vol 2 cover e
Prisoner #1 vol 2 cover f
Prisoner #1 vol 2 cover c
Redneck #12
Redneck #12 variant
Regression #9
Rick & Morty #37 cover a
Rick & Morty #37 cover b
Robyn Hood The Curse #4 cover a
Robyn Hood The Curse #4 cover b
Robyn Hood The Curse #4 cover c
Robyn Hood The Curse #4 cover d
Rugrats #7
Rugrats #7 subscription
Sacred Creatures #6 cover a
Sacred Creatures #6 cover b
Sacred Creatures #6 cover c variant
Saga #51
Savage Dragon #233
Shadow Batman HC
Shadowman #1 vol 6 second print
Shadowman #2 vol 6 cover a
Shadowman #2 vol 6 cover b
Shadowman #2 vol 6 cover c variant
Shadowman #2 vol 6 cover e
Shadowman #2 vol 6 cover e variant
Sheena #8 vol 2 cover a
Sheena #8 vol 2 cover b
Sheena #8 vol 2 cover c
Sheena #8 vol 2 cover d
Sheena #8 vol 2 cover e variant
Sheena #8 vol 2 cover f variant
Sheena #8 vol 2 cover g variant
Sonic The Hedgehog #4 vol 3 cover a
Sonic The Hedgehog #4 vol 3 cover b
Sonic The Hedgehog #4 vol 3 variant a
Sonic The Hedgehog #4 vol 3 variant b
Stabbity Bunny #4
Star Wars Adventures Annual 2018
Strangers In Paradise XXV #3
Subspecies #2 cover a
Subspecies #2 cover b
The Xii #2
Throwaways #13
Transformers Lost Light #17 cover a
Transformers Lost Light #17 cover b
Transformers Lost Light #17 variant
Uncle Scrooge #35 cover a
Uncle Scrooge #35 cover b
Uncle Scrooge #35 variant
Underdog #3 vol 3 cover a
Underdog #3 vol 3 cover b
Underdog #3 vol 3 cover c
Underdog #3 vol 3 cover d variant
Wilds #2 cover a
Wilds #2 cover b
Witchblade #5 vol 2
X-Files Case Files Florida Man #1 cover a
X-Files Case Files Florida Man #1 cover b
X-Files Case Files Florida Man #1 variant
X-O Manowar #14 vol 4 cover a
X-O Manowar #14 vol 4 cover b
X-O Manowar #14 vol 4 cover e

TRADES & HARDCOVERS
Absolute Preacher HC Vol 03
Annihilation Vol 2 Complete Collection TPB
Batman TPB Vol 05 Rules Of Engagement Rebirth
Bug The Adventure Of Forager TPB
Captain America Epic Collection Bloodstone Hunt TPB
Carnage Omnibus HC
Dead Of Winter GN Good Good Dog
Flash Rebirth Dlx Coll HC Book 02
Grimm Fairy Tales Legacy TPB Vol 01
Heavy Vinyl TPB
Iceman TPB Vol 02 Absolute Zero
Injustice 2 HC Vol 02
Injustice 2 TPB Vol 01
Jessica Jones TPB Vol 03 Return Of The Purple Man
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vol 5 TPB
Sleeper TPB Book 01
Spirits Of Vengeance TPB
Star Wars Darth Vader Vol 02 Legacys End (Dark Lord Of The Sith) TPB
Superior Spider-Man TPB Vol 01 Complete Collection

MAGAZINES
Comic Shop News
Marvel Universe Magazine #1

TOYS
DC Designer Series Batman By Mike Mignola Statue