A Storm Is Brewing This Week At Summit
1. This Week’s New Comics
MARVEL COMICS leads off with ALL-STAR BATMAN #7. Step aside, gentlemen-Poison Ivy is about to steal the spotlight in Batman’s continuing rogues gallery road trip. Celebrate 950 issues of the original Batman series with this extra-sized extravaganza in DETECTIVE COMICS #950! Cassandra Cain has stayed out of the spotlight on Batman’s team as she slowly comes to terms with the civilized world she was kept away from all her life…but the time for her to step up is fast approaching! Dragged on a wild goose chase all over the world in FLASH #16, the Flash tracks the Rogues to their next target: the people of Central City! But is even Barry Allen fast enough to solve five diabolical crimes at the same time? Finally, in SUICIDE SQUAD #11, used, abused and left for dead, the greatest foe the Suicide Squad has ever f
aced returns, more powerful than ever, to burn down the world Amanda Waller has given everything to protect.
In DC COMICS, the world-trotting Wolverine must find a way to face her fears and break free of the hold the Trigger Scent has over her in ALL NEW WOLVERINE #17. Haunted by the death left in her wake, Laura will need Gabby and her own resolve more than ever before in order to break free of this torturous holdover from her past! In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #17, Angela has come a long way from the skies of Heven to find herself grounded on the Earth. Can she find a new home among the heroes? In IVX #4, the young Inhumans devise a crazy plan to infiltrate Muir Island…The only thing standing in their way: the master of magnetism himself, Magneto. Also, in UNWORTHY THOR #4, the Odinson’s quest is impeded when Proxima Midnight and the Black Swan seek to battle with him! But are the two acting alone or is there someone else pulling their strings?
In the world of INDIE COMICS, in their darkest hour of need, a new hero rises to fight alongside the Dimensionauts in BLACK SCIENCE #28. Babylon learns about the world at his father’s side in EAST OF WEST #31. In RED SONJA #2, Red Sonja is on the loose in the Big Apple—and the followers of Kulan Gath are determined to track her down. But they underestimate the She-Devil; she’s adapting quickly to her new surroundings with the help of some new allies that include Max, a New York City cop with a secret past. Also, in WICKED & DIVINE #26, once more we return to the polling booth. One god, one vote. Democracy always works, right?
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, February 8 – Dice Masters, 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 8 – D&D Encounters, 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, February 11 – 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 10rd 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 18th from 1:00 – 9:00!
Pokémon Comes to Summit – Pokémon at Summit?! You bet! Join us on Saturday, February 11th 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 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA REBIRTH, Discover how Batman assembled the roughest, toughest Justice League of all time! Batman, Black Canary, Killer Frost, the Ray, Vixen, the Atom, and…Lobo?!
Centuries have passed and time has taken its toll in JOHN CARTER THE END. Conflict burns across the landscape of Barsoom. A war of supremacy and genocide at the hands of a brutal despot has brought the planet to the edge of collapse. A search party has finally located an aged John Carter and Dejah Thoris, living in quiet seclusion on a desert moon, in perpetual mourning for a lost son. How could they be Mars’ last hope?
Finally, the KINGPIN has done bad things. Deplorable things. He has cheated the law. He has blackmailed rivals. He has killed. But that’s all in the past. The Kingpin is back in the city that he loves and ready to make his mark as a titan of legitimate industry, but needs to rekindle his public image. When Wilson Fisk makes disgraced journalist Sarah Dewey an offer she can’t refuse, the spiraling saga of crime and betrayal begins anew.
#4. New Graphic Novels & Collected Editions
Leading off collected editions this week is BLACK HISTORY IN ITS OWN WORDS, which presents quotes of dozens of black luminaries with portraits & illustrations by Ronald Wimberly. In HAL JORDAN & GLC VOLUME ONE, Hal Jordan is about to go from head of the Green Lantern Corps to an army of one. The Green Lantern Corps has disappeared, and now Sinestro’s own Corps of Yellow Lanterns enforces his unique brand of law and order in the universe. As a result, Jordan has no ring to sling—or Sector 2814 to call home! Also, Vader’s down—but not out in STAR WARS DEATH VADER VOLUME TWO. When a rebel encounter sends the Sith Lord crashing onto a nearby planet, two of the biggest titles in comics collide in the first crossover of the new Marvel age of Star Wars! Will the heroes of the Alliance seize this opportunity to put an end to one of their greatest enemies – or will they be made to feel the full power of the dark side?
5. Comics.Community Podcast
The Crew is back for Episode 69 and a look at their Favorite Freshmen Titles of 2017! These recommended books aren’t even in their first trade yet – and easy to catch up with – so you can say you were there at the beginning! Don’t forget – Summit features the latest Comics.Community episodes on our Podcast Page. (http://summitlansing.com/category/podcasts/)
6. New Nick-Knacks, Figures, and Misc. Goodies
DC COMICS SUPER HEROES AQUAMAN BUST Aquaman is the latest bust in the DC Comics Super Hero line, as designed by superstar artist Jim Lee! This bust captures a monarch in motion as his quest for justice goes on, measures approximately 5.7″ tall and is limited to 2,500.
Also, don’t miss the STAR TREK STARSHIP ENTERPRISE or the BATMAN ANIMATED BATMAN BEYOND ACTION FIGURE THREE-PACK
7. This Week’s Featured Games
In A GAME OF THRONES: THE CARD GAME, the warring factions of Westeros await your command, inviting you to engage in a life-or-death struggle. In every game, you select devious plots and challenge your opponents on the field of battle, through back alley intrigue, and in the political arena. Whether you play a against a single opponent, in a game known as a joust, or engage in a battle of three or more players, called a melee, winning challenges against your opponents is the way to victory.
CHOMP consists of a specialized deck of 52 cards which depict various sea creatures on a food chain–plankton, shrimp, little fish, big fish, seal, shark. The higher the creature is on the food chain, the more types of creatures it can chomp. Creatures cannot chomp their own kind, nor can they eat anything higher up on the food chain.
8. Coming Next Week to Summit
Next week is a huge week for new number ones, headlined by WILD STORM. A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper. And that woman-Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she’s buried in her own body—is the only person who can save him. What she doesn’t know is that the act of saving that one man will tip over a vast and secret house of cards that encloses the entire world, if not the inner solar system. This is how the Wild Storm begins, and it may destroy covert power structures, secret space programs and even all of human history.
In BATWOMAN REBIRTH, the newest chapter of Batwoman’s life begins here! Monster Venom is the hottest new bioweapon on the market?and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman’s going to have to return to the place where she spent some of her darkest hours! In SUPER SONS, the sons of Batman and Superman have graduated to their own monthly comic—but if they want to survive, they’re going to have to share it! Finally, in DOCTOR STRANGE.MU, Doctor Strange gets sucked into the monster event of the year! Too bad for the Marvel Universe that Strange is at his lowest power levels. What’s a Sorcerer Supreme to do?