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Captain's Picks 8.23.2017

DC Pick of the Week:

Action Comics #986


What Previews said:

(W) Rob Williams (A/CA) Guillem March

"ONLY HUMAN" part two! The inhumanities of Earth put even Superman's trust to the test as he and Lex Luthor begin to see a pattern emerging that points to Mr. Oz and his agents. When Lex confronts Mr. Oz alone, one walks away changed forever.

What Red Shirt Comics said:

If you have any interest in the Watchmen connection, you should be reading Action Comics. This book is another piece of that puzzle as it explores the Mr. Oz connections.

That said, this is just a really exciting Superman story. I'm still having a hard time with Lex as a hero but I'm curious to see where this goes and for how long.

Superman himself says that Lex is an inspiration, that if the worst of us can find the strength to change, then everyone has that same opportunity. In today's world that's a message that really resonates. This book is just aces.

Marvel Pick of the Week:

Ms Marvel #15

Generations: The Thunder - The Mighty Thor/The Unworthy Thor


What Previews said:

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Mahmud A. Asrar

HER HAMMER, HIS AX: A WORTHY APOCALYPSE. • When a battle goes south, Thor finds herself in ancient Egypt - facing a young Odinson! • A misguided party of Vikings has bitten off way more than they can spear. But when the prince of Asgard answers their cries for help, he ends up in a fight no axe alone can win! And Apocalypse is not one for mercy. • Can a not-yet-worthy god and a time-lost hero take on one of the world's most powerful mutants at the height of his empire? And what does their encounter mean for the future of two Thors?

What Red Shirt Comics said:

I am DEFINITELY enjoying these Generations books. It's the best of all worlds crafted by some of comics' best writers.

Jason Aaron proves yet again that songs about him will forever be sung around the banquet tables of Valhalla. He captures Thor's voice like lightning in a bottle and pours it into the page like a tonic reinvigorating the ill.

Other Pick of the Week:

War Mother #1


What Previews said:

(W) Fred Van Lente (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) David Mack

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - WAR MOTHER RETURNS IN A RIVETING NEW SERIES! Out of the pages of 4001 A.D., the breakout hero of 41st century charges onward in an high-powered tale of tomorrow from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK, Action Comics)! Two millennia from today, Earth is not the hospitable home we once we knew. Ravaged by an endless onslaught of war, disaster, and time, the world is littered with desolate badlands, fortified kingdoms, and secretive enclaves where humanity still clings to life... Enclaves like The Grove - Earth's last known repository of scientific knowledge and bioengineered prosperity. Now, under the leadership of the lone protector called WAR MOTHER and her sentient sniper rifle, the denizens of The Grove face a critical choice: remain where they are and die, or find a new land and flourish. Can War Mother lead her people out of isolation and reignite the fires of a dying planet? And even if she can locate the distant citadel she seeks, can she fight back the horrors and perverse monstrosities that lurk just beyond her doorstep? In the footsteps of RAI and BOOK OF DEATH, raw power meets tribal warfare as Fred Van Lente & Stephen Segovia forge a modern myth of the near future through the fire-tempered frontier of 41st century Earth for Valiant's next stunning science-fiction showdown!

What Red Shirt Comics said:

This is one of the two Book Club titles for the month. To find out more about the discussion group, contact me today!

Other Pick of the Week:

Hi-Fi Fight Club #1


What Previews said:

(W) Carly Usdin (A) Nina Vakueva, Irene Flores (CA) Nina Vakueva

Film and TV director Carly Usdin (Suicide Kale, RuPaul's Drag Race) teams up with breakout artist Nina Vakueva for a new series that's music to our ears! New Jersey, 1998. Chris has just started the teen dream job: working at Vinyl Mayhem, the local record store. She's prepared to deal with anything-misogynistic metalheads, grunge wannabes, even a crush on her wicked cute co-worker, Maggie. But when Rory Gory, the staff's favorite singer, mysteriously vanishes the night before her band's show in town, Chris finds out her co-workers are doing more than just sorting vinyl...her local indie record store is also a front for a teen girl vigilante fight club

What Red Shirt Comics said:

What a fantastic and cute coming of age story. Teen years are tough especially when you're struggling to understand who you are and how people see you. This channels all that in a most unexpected of ways.