Heroes Abound This Week At Summit!
1. This Week’s New Comics
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #23 leads off MARVEL COMICS. Gwen Stacy is back in the land of the living and in league with The Jackal. But why? She’s not evil. She’s not being mind-controlled. What would push the one of the most beloved characters in Marvel history to join one of Spider-Man’s worst villains?! In INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #3, Tony is chasing the evil Madame Masque as her actions threaten to rip all of reality apart! But it is who Tony is teaming up with to do this that will have everyone talking. And a real good look at exactly what Iron Man’s new armor does…and it is something! In SPIDER-GWEN #16, Miles and Gwen find themselves in an Earth-65 adventure that’s going to rock both of their worlds (and universes). Finally, in ALL NEW X-MEN #17 IVX, the X-Men have waged war on the Inhumans! But caught in the crossfire are Iceman and his new crush, Romeo… who unfortunately happens to be an Inhuman. In the end, will Iceman stand with his species… or with his first love?
In DC COMICS, Swamp Thing comes to Gotham City with a mysterious request for Batman in BATMAN #15—but these longtime allies will have to make up for lost time and work together in order to confront a growing threat that only they can stop! In JUSTICE LEAGUE #13, it’s the day no one saw coming when Harley Quinn finds herself the protector of Gotham City, repelling a brutal assault from a super-villain. In SUPERMAN #15, Superman and New Super-Man fight alongside an army of Supermen from across the Multiverse against the threat trying to wipe them all out of existence! Plus, Jon and his neighbor Kathy investigate a hidden horror that seems to be growing in their town. In TRINITY #5, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must battle for their lives against their greatest foes in an arena of their own making! And the fight won’t be done until they confront each other in this deadly match. The mastermind behind this attack has revealed himself at last: Mongul is back! Finally, in NIGHTWING #13 the Run-Offs abandon Nightwing, leaving him to fend for himself in the harsh streets of Blüdhaven. And he finds himself the next target of the Blüdhaven serial killer’s obsession!
DESCENDER #18 headlines the INDIE COMICS. The cyborg cult known as The Between are hit by a Gnishian attack fleet with only Andy, Driller and Tullis standing between them. Will Andy’s love for Queen Between be enough to save them? One of Decsender’s cast members makes the ultimate sacrifice. Also, don’t miss KILL OR BE KILLED #5! Now that we’ve seen the origin of the killer, it’s only a matter of time before the NYPD realizes they have a vigilante on their streets.
Don’t Forget – You can find the latest arrivals (or those on their way) via our Latest Arrivals page (live from Diamond).
Not sure what you’ll like? “Try before you buy” courtesy of the Comic Book Resources Previews site.
2. Games at Summit!
Summit Comics and Games is happy to provide local gamers with the Summit Base Camp–a great place to play your favorite games! In addition to our open gaming hours, we hold regularly scheduled events for specific games ever week!
As always, more details can be found on our store calendar, but this week’s games at a glance are:
- Wednesday, January 18 – Dice Masters, 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 18 – D&D Encounters, 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, January 21 – HeroClix, 10:00 a.m.
As always, the latest gaming event dates and details are found on our store calendar.
Also, don’t forget about these upcoming events!
Star Wars Gaming feat. X-Wing – Don’t miss our monthly open gaming session for all-things Star Wars on Friday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m.! Any Star Wars titles from Fantasy Flight Games are welcome, with a special emphasis on the X-Wing Miniatures Game.
Lansing Board Gamers – Starting in 2017, Lansing Board Gamers will be joining us twice a month! Every first and third Saturday of each month the Lansing Board Gamers host an open to the public board gaming event downtown at Summit that features a number different board games. Come on out and join us on January 21st from 1:00 – 9:00!
Pokemon Comes to Summit – Pokemon at Summit?! You bet! Join us on Saturday, January 28th and every other Saturday at 4:00 p.m. as we introduce the Pokemon TCG to downtown Lansing! All ages are welcome for some casual drop-in gameplay with organized events to come!
Stay Up To Date – Check our store calendar regularly for all the for all the latest gaming event dates and details as they become available!
3. This Week’s New #1s
It’s all hands on deck in MONSTERS UNLEASHED with the Avengers, Champions, Guardians, X-Men and the Inhumans as they clash with monstrous threats that threaten to destroy every corner of the Marvel Universe. Don’t miss MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL! The Greatest. That’s what they call her. Carol Danvers has been to the depths of outer space and back, but that still hasn’t prepared her for her newfound status of biggest super hero ever. In CURSE WORDS, a wizard has appeared in New York City, and he’s casting wonderful spells, getting famous, getting rich. It’s great! But it’s not. Finally, in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA THE RAY REBIRTH, locked indoors, raised in the dark and told his medical condition could be fatal to himself and anyone he meets, Ray Terrill is dangerous. A freak. Broken. Or is he…? Witness the amazing power of realizing your true self and stepping into the light in this moving rebirth of a long-lost hero for a new generation.
4. New Graphic Novels & Collected Editions
In JUSTICE LEAGUE VOLUME ONE, a new day dawns for the Justice League as they welcome a slew of new members into their ranks. The question remains though, can the world’s greatest superheroes trust these new recruits? In CHEW VOLUME 12, the final story arc of Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats. Mysteries are solved, secrets are revealed, and lives are lost. Many, many lives. Finally, in THE FLASH VOLUME ONE, a new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never striking twice! Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster appears-but just where did this amazing new ally come from?
5. New Nick-Knacks, Figures, and Misc. Goodies
Don’t miss the MARVEL UNIVERSE THANOS FINE ART STATUE! Thanos stands an incredible 15 ½ inches tall in 1/6 scale as he poses on the skulls of his defeated enemies. Guaranteed to make a big impact in your collection, this Fine Art Statue is the quintessential collectible of the iconic Marvel villain. Also, don’t miss our new POP figures this week, including COWBOY BEBOP, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and FANTASTIC BEASTS!
6. This Week’s Featured Games
BRUXELLES 1893 is a worker placement game with elements of bidding and majority control. Each player is an architect of the late 19th century and is trying to achieve, through various actions, an architectural work in the Art Nouveau style. The most successful building yield the most points. Each player can also create works of art to increase his score. SPEAK OUT brings friends and family together for laugh-out-loud fun as players try to say different phrases while wearing a mouthpiece that won’t let them shut their mouth. Players draw from the deck and read the phrase as best as they can, but it’s not so easy to do when the mouthpiece is hindering them from forming words correctly.
7. Coming Next Week to Summit
In BATMAN ’66 MEETS WONDER WOMAN ’77, What mysteries are hidden in the book Ra’s al Ghul hired Catwoman to steal? And why does this caper lead Batman down memory lane-to his childhood fight against actual Nazis? Witness the Caped Crusader’s first encounter with one of the greatest heroes the world has ever known: Wonder Woman! In JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA KILLER FROST REBIRTH, against all odds, Killer Frost is up for parole from the Suicide Squad, but you can bet Amanda Waller isn’t going to make it easy for Frost to join the new JLA. Finally, in CIVIL WAR II OATH, in the aftermath of war, Tony Stark and Carol Danvers both turn to the one person they can trust…Steve Rogers, Captain America.