The Force Will Be With You This Week At Summit!
1. This Week’s New Comics
MARVEL COMICS opens with STAR WARS #27! Master Yoda finds himself on an all-new world…full of vicious, mysteriously powered children?! Not easy, will this be. New Attilan is conquered in IVX #3. Medusa and her generals are being held prisoner as the X-Men prepare to cleanse the world of the Terrigen Cloud. Could this be the end of Inhuman progeny? Now, the only hope for the Inhuman legacy rests in the hands of an unlikely crew of young Inhumans. In GHOST RIDER #3 newly-minted big sister Laura Kinney goes toe-to-toe with Tumblr’s favorite big brother, Robbie Reyes! Plus: Gabe versus Gabby! Hey, uh, is anybody gonna stop the giant purple alien rampaging through southern California? Finally, It seems like old times as Victor Von Doom finds himself confronted by Benjamin J. Grimm in INFAMOUS IRON MAN #4. But with so much history between them, can Victor ever possibly convince him that times have changed? That Victor Von Doom is now really Iron Man?
TEEN TITANS #4 leads off for DC COMICS this week as Robin makes a deal with Ra’s al Ghul—a deal that will be settled in a trial by combat! If Damian wins, the Teen Titans will be spared, but he must rejoin the League of Assassins for good. And if he loses…everyone dies! DETECTIVE COMICS #949 features a special two-part interlude which spotlights team leader Batwoman! In the wake of the “Night of the Monster Men,” A.R.G.U.S. has built a secret research city around the corpse of the megamonster that collapsed in Gotham Harbor…creating Gotham City’s newest and most dangerous neighborhood, Monstertown! Unlikely heroes emerge from the rubble of DC’s first major event since DC Universe: Rebirth in JUSTICE LEAGUE VS SUICIDE SQUAD #6, leaving both teams in a place they’ve never been before…and setting the stage for the all-new Justice League of America! In THE FLASH #15, Captain Cold, Mirror Master, Golden Glider, Weather Wizard and Heat Wave are back! In part two of this epic heist story, The Flash travels overseas to stop the Rogues from committing the greatest caper of all time! But not everything is as it seems in this international game of cat-and-mouse as the Rogues spring a trap on the unsuspecting hero. Finally, in WONDER WOMAN #15, Diana has finally seen the full scope of how her life and history have been transformed…unfortunately, the knowledge has driven her completely insane!
INDIE COMICS sees an epic conclusion in SAGA #42! Hell is war, as Hazel and her family learn the hardest way. In SERENITY NO POWER IN THE VERSE #4, while Serenity’s crew nervously awaits the results of Mal’s rescue mission, they’re taken by surprise when a fresh kind of trouble begins at the ship. One problem has become two, and it will take all they have to get off the planet alive and all accounted for . . . Finally, in REBORN #4, Bonnie and Tom are chained and dragged to Black Wish Mountain, where they are confronted by a vengeful figure from the past. Will they escape to find Harry, or be turned over to Lord Golgotha?
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 every week!
As always, more details can be found on our store calendar, but this week’s games at a glance are:
- Wednesday, January 25 – Dice Masters, 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 25 – D&D Encounters, 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, January 28 – 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 10th 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. This week we’re having a 100-point X-Wing tournament! It’s a three-round tournament with a $5 buy-in, with prizes coming from the store kit for quarter one. We hope to see you all downtown then!
Lansing Board Gamers –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 February 4th from 1:00 – 9:00!
Pokémon Comes to Summit – Pokémon at Summit?! You bet! Join us on Saturday, January 28th and every other Saturday at 4:00 p.m. as we introduce the Pokémon 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 latest gaming event dates and details as they become available!
3. This Week’s New #1s
In LOOSE ENDS, no one seemed to notice Sonny Gibson as he stepped back into “The Hideaway,” a dusty little honky-tonk nestled off the Carolina highway. But before the night was over, Sonny would be on the run—from the law, from the criminals, even from himself. CIVIL WAR II: THE OATH features the epilogue to the blockbuster event CIVIL WAR II! In the aftermath of war, Tony Stark and Carol Danvers both turn to the one person they can trust…Steve Rogers, Captain America. Uh-oh… In THE ODYSSEY OF THE AMAZONS, years before the birth of Princess Diana, a group of Amazons set out on a globe-spanning quest to find others of their kind, encountering legendary creatures and beings along the way. But their journey soon turns into a rescue mission as two of their own are captured by the legendary Storm Giants of Norse mythology. It’s up to their leader, the stalwart Hessia, to keep them together through the many trials that lie ahead. In SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL, the Webbed Wonder and the Merc with a Mouth are teaming up for their first ongoing series EVER! It’s action, adventure and just a smattering of (b) romance in this episodic epic featuring the world’s greatest superhero and the star of the world’s greatest comics magazine.
4. New Graphic Novels & Collected Editions
In AVATAR LAST AIRBENDER VOLUME 14, after attempting to kidnap Katara and Sokka, Southerner Gilak leaves a haunting note for Hakoda: “Soon you will see the truth, Chieftain.” The vow leaves everyone on edge-including Katara, who remains wary of the two tribes’ integration. As Northerner Malina announces a partnership with the company owned by Toph Beifong’s father, her own brother comes forward with a revelation that shocks everyone. Have Katara’s worst fears been confirmed?
Also, in BATMAN DEATH AND THE MAIDENS DELUXE EDITION, a dying Ra’s al Ghul must beg Batman for help against a woman who once shared his life. In exchange, he offers the Dark Knight the chance to speak with his dead parents! And don’t miss NEIL GAIMAN’S FORBIDDEN BRIDES! Somewhere in the night, a raven caws, an author’s pen scratches, and thunder claps. The author wants to write nonfiction: stories about frail women in white nightgowns, mysterious bumps in the night, and the undead rising to collect old debts. But he keeps getting interrupted by the everyday annoyances of talking ravens, duels to the death, and his sinister butler.
5. New Nick-Knacks, Figures, and Misc. Goodies
Check out the MARVEL GALLERY DR STRANGE FIGURE! The Marvel Universe’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange, is now the latest in DST’s new line of 9-inch-scale Gallery PVC figures! Depicting the sorcerer hovering in mid-air over a giant Eye of Agamotto and casting a complex spell, this comic book-inspired figure features a detailed sculpt and collectible-quality paint applications. Figure is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Also, don’t miss new MARVEL CIVIL WAR CAPTAIN AMERICA and MARVEL SELECT DR STRANGE MOVIE figures!
6. This Week’s Featured Games
In THE COLONISTS, a.k.a. Die Kolonisten, each player is a mayor of a village and must develop their environment to gain room for new farmers, craftsmen, and citizens. The main goal of the game is full employment, so players must create new jobs, educate the people, and build new houses to increase their population. But resources are limited, and their storage leads to problems that players must deal with, while also not forgetting to upgrade their buildings. DOMINION, the popular strategy card game now comes to you in this massive combination BIG BOX pack jammed full of the best boxed sets, additional cards and extras. You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams. You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion. You must race to get as much of the unclaimed land as possible, fending off others along the way. To do this you will hire minions, construct buildings, spruce up your castle, and fill the coffers of your treasury. Your parents wouldn’t be proud, but your grandparents would be delighted. Also, don’t miss SENTINELS OF THE MULTIVERSE: WRATH OF THE COSMOS! The far-reaches of space have converged on the earth! In Sentinels of the Multiverse: Wrath of the Cosmos, heroes must join forces to defend the world from threats from beyond our galaxy. This expansion includes two cosmic heroes, four destructive villains, and two far-flung environments.
7. Coming Next Week to Summit
Don’t miss all of the new #1s coming to Summit next week, including PLANET OF THE APES GREEN LANTERN! BOOM! Studios and DC Comics are proud to bring together two classic properties in a historic crossover event. When Taylor goes missing, Cornelius investigates and discovers an ancient ring, unlike anything the universe has ever seen. As its power echoes through the stars, the Guardians of the Universe must reveal to their Lanterns a secret they had hoped would remain buried. You name ’em, BULLSEYE beat ’em. But that was just business? This? This is pleasure. What does the world’s greatest assassin do for fun? Find out what Bullseye gets involved in for laughs in this deadly first issue, way down in South America! STAR WARS DARTH MAUL is bred on hate, fear, and anger, steeped in the ways of darkness, and trained to kill. Darth Maul’s time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows, but at last we will reveal his tale of revenge. Finally, in ASSASSIN’S CREED DEFIANCE, with the Phoenix Project nearing its completion, tensions are running high for both the Brotherhood and the Templar Order. A new world order is on the horizon and only Charlotte and her new allies have the knowledge and skill to save humanity from subjugation. Meanwhile, after discovering a rebel faction within his order, Templar agent, Otso Berg begins to question his loyalties.