Captain's Picks 2.22.2017


DC Pick of the Week:

Justice League of America Rebirth #1

$2.99

What Previews said:

(W) Steve Orlando (A/CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado

Meet the Extremists-self-proclaimed saviors from another Earth, they thirst for peace, prosperity and total submission to the will of their leader, Lord Havok! How can the newly assembled JLA stop this group of misguided maniacs before the Extremists unleash their own unique-not to mention dangerous!-brand of law and order on our chaotic world? RATED T

What Red Shirt Comics says:

So this is a classic DC book; a rag tag band of heroes learning to fight together to stop a world invasion by super powerful beings. What makes this book stand out is that it collects a cool lineup of characters, several of which are getting renewed interest from the DC TV shows (Killer Frost/Atom/Vixen/Black Canary) and while the villain of the book is probably a tad generic, it definitely makes me want to see a live action Ray alongside the rest of the Legends of Tomorrow crew! Batman also gets excellent treatment as leader trying to provide direction for these far too powerful would-be heroes, reminding me of Batman from Young Justice.

Marvel Pick of the Week:

Champions #1.MU

$4.99

What Previews said:

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Ted Brandt, Ro Stein (CA) Simone Bianchi

A MONSTERS UNLEASHED TIE-IN! • An endangered habitat! A peaceful protest! And a team of freelance troubleshooters determined to end the work-stoppage at any cost! • Sounds like a job for the Champions, right? Only, nobody mentioned anything about GIANT MONSTERS FALLING FROM THE SKY! Rated T+

What Red Shirt Comics says:

This book combines pretty much all the best things Marvel has going right now. I LOVE this Champions line up. This is exactly what the Marvel U used to be about WAY back when, fun, dynamic, real characters learning how to navigate the world, their powers, and their responsibilities. Think early FF, Spider-Man and X-Men with a modern flair and voice. Combined with the old school kaiju fun of the Monsters Unleashed story Marvel has going right now this book is cool, especially if you're looking for younger characters.

Other Pick of the Week:

Quantum Teens Are Go #1

$2.99

What Previews said:

(W) Magdalene Visaggio, Eryk Donovan (CA) Eryk Donovan

Mad science is the punkest s*** there is. Teenage sweethearts Nat & Sumesh spend their nights breaking into abandoned superlabs to steal the parts they need to build a time machine - and they've just found the most important part. But mysterious entities keep trying to stop them turning it on. Now all they've gotta do is hang on long enough to figure out why. Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim) and Eryk Donovan (Memetic) bring you a high-octane adventure full of robots, muscle cars, and queer-a** skater punks.

PARENTAL ADVISORY

What Red Shirt Comics says:

Okay, so if you like Black Science and Tank Girl, this is probably a good book for you. It's a high tech cyber punk teen dramedy. The art has a kind of tactile grudge effect, you can almost feel it coming off the page. It fits the grit of the tone, which is spunky, and offbeat. It's unabashedly unpolished and unvarnished. The characters don't have the answers and are stumbling through a cool, quirky high tech world, against the backdrop of trans coming of age.

Other Pick of the Week:

Jim Henson's The Power of the Dark Crystal #1

$3.99

What Previews said:

(W) Simon Spurrier (A) Nichole Matthews, Kelly Matthews (CA) Jae Lee, June Chung

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal, return to the world of Thra in an official sequel to the beloved fantasy film. Discover an all-new race of creatures called Firelings that live in a realm near the planet's core, based on official character designs by Brian Froud. Years have passed since the events of the original film, and though Jen and Kira have ruled Thra as King and Queen, bringing Gelfling back to the land, they have become distracted by power and can no longer feel or see the needs of the world the way they once did. Thurma is a young Fireling tasked with stealing a shard of the Dark Crystal to restore power to her realm. Along the way she'll befriend the young Gelfling Kensho, bring back the Skeksis and Mystics, and embark on one incredible adventure.

What Red Shirt Comics says:

It's 100 years later, and a lot has changed in this return to the world of the Dark Crystal. I remember seeing this movie as a kid. There were many fantasy films out in that time. Labyrinth, the Hobbit cartoons, Star Wars, Dragonslayer, Beastmaster, The Neverending Story, Clash of the Titans, Time Bandits and more. But to me none did it better than Dark Crystal. It was an enitrely unique and visually different movie than anything I had seen or seen since. The Skeksis were beautifully terrifying with their slimy fanged beaks. So much imagination and this book draws directly from the same well. If you like the Dark Crystal, you'll love this sequel.

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