Stories And Heroes Abound This Week At Summit!
1. This Week’s New Comics
MARVEL COMICS leads off with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #24 CC. Spider-Man has been through hell… The Jackal has taken his best shot, but Spider-Man doesn’t need to face him alone. Jen’s life is finally settling into a rhythm in HULK #3: She wakes up, goes to work, helps her new clients, goes home, watches a cooking video, and goes to sleep. But when a murder rocks the life of one of her newest clients, how will Jen react? Is there more to the situation than just Jen Walters, lawyer, can handle? In IVX #5, it’s Karnak vs. Fantomex in the world, as Medusa and her team attempt to liberate their secret weapon – Black Bolt. Storms are brewing as the X-Men make their move on the remaining Terrigen Cloud – will they be able to destroy it before it ends their entire species? In SPIDER-GWEN #17, who is the mysterious villain threatening Miles’ universe all the way from Gwen’s universe?! Finally, in THANOS #4, Thanos has only one living child – Thane. He murdered all his other offspring. But he didn’t leave Thane alive out of love.
DC COMICS begins with DETECTIVE COMICS #951. The next big Detective arc explodes here as the League of Shadows goes from mysterious rumor to deadly fact! What’s their plan for Gotham City? And how will their actions affect Batman and his team? In an epic conclusion in FLASH #17, the Rogues defeat The Flash! Or so they think. To save the day, Barry Allen’s got to take down the mastermind behind the Rogues’ ultimate heist…the original Rogue; the one who always got away. That’s right, it’s The Flash vs. Captain Cold! In SUICIDE SQUAD #12, a series of prison breakouts across the DC Universe forces Harley Quinn, Deadshot and the rest of the Suicide Squad into their most dangerous mission yet: keeping their former super-villain comrades in jail. Finally in TEEN TITANS #5, the final showdown between the Teen Titans and the Demon’s Fist is here! Will the Teen Titans rally behind their little leader? And will Ra’s al Ghul let anyone walk away alive?
INDIE COMICS are led by a major turning point in a special 25-cent OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #25! New characters are introduced! Big things are in store for Kyle Barnes as he’s faced with something he never could have prepared for—hope! Time is running out for Mal and the crew of the Serenity in SERENITY NO POWER IN THE VERSE #5. River and Iris are being held captive by the Operative Kalista, who fully intends to use their talents for the Alliance once again. If the crew can’t prevent Kalista from taking the girls off world, there’s no telling where or when they’ll find them again! In DESCENDER #19, Driller’s terrible secret is revealed to Andy, and their uneasy alliance is shattered. Meanwhile, across the galaxy, Tim-21, Quon, and Telsa make their way to the ocean planet of Mata where the secrets of The Harvesters may finally be revealed! Finally, in MONSTRESS #10, Maika confronts the ghost of an evil thought long dead… and discovers crucial answers to her past…
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. This Week’s New #1s
In JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, 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? Running from her tumultuous past, ELEKTRA attempts to lose herself in a vibrant sea of neon, noise and anonymity: Las Vegas. But how long can a former ninja assassin really hope to escape the vortex of violence that encompasses her life…especially when there’s a new player in Sin City that has her in his sights for his newest game? Finally, in THE OLD GUARD, the story of old soldiers who never die… and yet cannot seem to fade away. Trapped in an immortality without explanation, Andromache of Scythia – “Andy” – and her comrades ply their trade for those who can find-and afford-their services. But in the 21st century, immortality is a hard secret to keep, and when you live long enough, you learn that there are many fates worse than death.
3. Gaming 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, February 22 – Dice Masters, 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 22 – D&D Encounters, 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, February 25 – 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. Destiny – Don’t miss our monthly open gaming session for all-things Star Wars on Friday, March 3rd. This month, we will be emphasizing Star Wars Destiny with a standard Swiss tournament. $5 buy in, 35 minute games with the standard deck construction of up to 30 points in characters and exactly 30 cards in the deck, and one battlefield. Quarter one store kit up for grabs! All other games are still welcome. 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 March 4th from 1:00 – 9:00!
Pokémon Comes to Summit – Pokémon at Summit?! You bet! Join us on Saturday, February 25th 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!
As always, the latest gaming event dates and details are found on our store calendar.
4. New Graphic Novels & Collected Editions
The first crossover of the “Rebirth” era is here in BATMAN NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN! As a huge storm approaches Gotham City, Batman, Batwoman and Nightwing try and prepare for the worst, but nothing can prepare them for enormous monsters rampaging through the streets! Batman will need all of his allies to unite in order to stop these mad science monsters from tearing their city apart! Will the Dark Knight, Batwoman, Nightwing, Robin, Spoiler, Orphan and Clayface be enough? And who is the mastermind behind it all? In WONDER WOMAN VOLUME 1, after suffering an unimaginable loss, Diana must rebuild her mission as Earth’s ultimate protector and champion. However, in the midst of her grief, her Lasso of Truth stopped working! Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman’s past unravel her present! Also, in OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA VOLUME 4, answers are given and secrets are revealed as Kyle Barnes and Sidney have a conversation that will change everything. Kyle has never been in more danger.
5. Comics.Community Podcast
The Crew is back for Episode 70! In this episode, Mitch takes over as host as our panelists talk their favorite comic-based TV shows!!
6. New Nick-Knacks, Figures, and Misc. Goodies
We have a whole bunch of new SUICIDE SQUAD action figures this week, including ENCHANTRESS, HARLEY QUINN, KILLER CROC, JOKER and BATMAN. We also have POP figures from WINNIE THE POOH and STRANGER THINGS!
7. This Week’s Featured Games
SANTORINI is a highly accessible pure strategy game that is simple enough for an elementary school classroom, but with enough gameplay depth and content for even hardcore gamers to explore. Move your builders and construct your buildings to win! In KEY TO THE CITY – LONDON, each player aims to develop their own London borough based around their home tile, using the large hexagonal location tiles. Each location tile gives victory points and may generate resources (skill tiles or connectors that connect two location tiles). Connectors and skill tiles can be used to upgrade location tiles for additional victory points and productivity.
8. Coming Next Week to Summit
In SAVAGE THINGS, 25 years ago, a secret government organization kidnapped children and trained them to be chaos agents who went on to foment unrest and execute enemies of the state around the world. When these cold and unfeeling creations proved too difficult to control, the powers that be exterminated their kill squad with extreme prejudice. Too bad it didn’t work. ROYAL CITY charts the lives, loves, and losses of a troubled family and a vanishing town across three decades. Patrick Pike, a fading literary star who reluctantly returns to the once-thriving factory town where he grew up, is quickly drawn back into the dramas of his two adult siblings, his overbearing mother, and his brow-beaten father, all of whom are still haunted by different versions of his youngest brother, Tommy, who drowned decades ago. Marvel Comics’ brand new AMERICA series shines a solo spotlight on the high-octane and hard-hitting adventures of the one and only America Chavez! America has always been uncontestably awesome, and as the newly appointed leader of the Ultimates, she’s now officially claimed her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the Marvel Universe! But while leading a team of heroes and punching out big bads is great and all, it doesn’t really leave much time for self-discovery? So what’s a super-powered teenager do when she’s looking for a little fulfillment? She goes to college!