Superheroes Spring Forth This Week At Summit!
(Spring! Get it!? Because it’s the first week of spring—never mind)
1. This Week’s New Comics
In DC COMICS, in DETECTIVE COMICS #953, help arrives from a surprising – and unwanted – source… one of Batman’s greatest foes! In ACTION COMICS #976, as this epic tale wraps up, Superman’s life is drastically changed…and that’s all we are saying for now—except that you won’t want to miss it! In FLASH #19, Wally’s quest for knowledge about his villainous father takes him and Barry Allen to the Australian outback and into the debt of Captain Boomerang, one of The Flash’s oldest enemies and the last person to see Wally’s father, Reverse-Flash, alive. In DOOM PATROL #5, the team is back together at last, though why they are back together remains an unanswered riddle. After the mind- blowing revelations of the previous issues, Casey Brinke has to figure out what this all means going forward. Or maybe it’s just the end of everything after all?
MARVEL COMICS leads off with STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #2, in which a Jedi Padawan has been captured by sinister forces… and Darth Maul is determined to find her?! SPIDER-GWEN #18 features the final battle with the mysterious villain who plagues multiple dimensions! What will our heroes do with their newfound feelings for each other? In UNWORTHY THOR #5, the hammer of the Ultimate Thor is finally within reach of Asgard’s fallen son. Is redemption finally at hand? No matter what happens next, life will never be the same for the Odinson. Finally, in INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #5, the world now knows about Riri Williams and what she can do. So other heroes come to court her for their super-teams and villains come looking for revenge on Iron Man. Welcome to the Marvel Universe, Riri Williams! (Oh, and Deadpool.)
Leading off INDIE COMICS is REBORN #5, on Bonnie’s intrepid trek to find her dead husband, Roy-Boy has finally picked up Harry’s scent. Will the couple reunite, or does the message scrawled in blood spell further danger? The fate of Driller is revealed in DESCENDER #20, as he crashes on a dangerous new planet and comes face-to-face with something no one else in the Descender universe has yet encountered…magic! In CURSE WORDS #3, Wizord, the world’s most popular wizard (also its only wizard), has undergone a serious setback. So he does what many of us do in such situations-heads for a local watering hole, accompanied by his magical familiar, Margaret the koala. But while Wizord is drowning his sorrows, his enemies back in the Hole World are preparing to strike! Finally, in BATMAN TMNT ADVENTURES #5, the surprising conclusion to the hit all-ages crossover! Surprising alliances are formed and friendships are tested as the villain behind the cross-dimensional chaos is revealed!
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
Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age.It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O MANOWAR armor. With it, he returned to Earth… only to find himself stranded in the modern day. In IRON FIST, K’un Lun is in ruins. The chi fueling Danny’s fists is wavering. Is there a future for the Iron Fist? Danny Rand pushes himself to the breaking point, finding fights to prove his worth. But a bigger fight than he can handle may have found him… The MAGDALENA has always defended the world from demonic evil, empowered by the blood of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene in her veins. But when a brush with death leaves her gravely wounded, Patience decides to seek out the next in the bloodline and train her replacement. The replacement, meanwhile, is having enough trouble with finding her purpose even without the whole holy-warrior gig. Finally, don’t miss REBELS THESE FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES. In 1775, Seth Abbott fought to win his fellow Americans their independence. In 1794, his savant son, John, comes of age as their new nation faces multiple threats: high seas terrorism, fresh aggression from Britain, and intense political division at home. When Congress authorizes building America’s first navy, the famous “six frigates,” John Abbott signs up.
3. 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, March 22 – Dice Masters, 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 22 – D&D Encounters, 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, March 25 – NEW TIME! – HeroClix, 11:00 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 – Join us on Friday, April 7th at 7:00 pm for a 100-point X-Wing tournament! It’s a three-round tournament with a $5 buy-in, with prizes coming in the form of store credit. We are adding a special rule for the tournament which is that pilot skill doesn’t matter. You can activate your ships in any order during both phases. We will have equal activations, and destroyed ships will be removed at the end of each phase of the game turn. 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 April 1st from 1:00 – 9:00!
Pokémon at Summit – Join us on Saturday, March 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!
Stay Up To Date – Check our store calendar regularly for all the latest gaming event dates and details as they become available!
4. New Graphic Novels & Collected Editions
In order to up her game after the events of the Battle of Burnside in BATGIRL VOLUME 01 BEYOND BURNSIDE, Babs travels to Japan on a quest to train with one of her all time heroes. But when a chance meeting with an old friend puts a target on her back, Batgirl may need to use her new skills (and rack up a few more stamps in her passport) to solve a deadly mystery. In UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL VOLUME 05 ONLY SQUIRREL IN THE WORLD, Squirrel Girl takes Nancy to visit her mom in Canada! What could possibly go wrong, right? How about the return of a super villain not seen for more than a decade? One that will prompt the inter-species team-up you’ve been waiting for: squirrels and ants! And also Squirrel Girl and Ant-Man. It’ll be huge! Or tiny. Also, don’t miss omnibuses for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY SOLO CLASSIC, STAR WARS MARVEL YRS and MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY!
5. Comics.Community Podcast
The Crew is back for Episode 72! Episode 72 of the Comics Community Podcast features panelists Alec, Chris, Mitch, Randy, and your host Phil as they discuss the best in comics and pop culture for the week of March 13, 2017.
Don’t forget – Summit features the latest Comics.Community episodes on our Podcast Page.
6. New Nick-Knacks, Figures, and Misc. Goodies
The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes have reunited in their new DC Rebirth costumes in DC REBIRTH JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION FIGURE 7 PACK! Don’t miss your chance to own these new versions of Aquaman, Batman, Cyborg, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman in one amazing, low-priced set. Each measures approximately 6″ tall. Also check out the BATMAN ANIMATED NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES CATWOMAN and RIDDLER figures, as well as the STAR TREK STARSHIPS #90 ROMULAN SCOUT SHIP and USS SARATOGA.
7. This Week’s Featured Games
TAK is a two-player abstract strategy game dreamed up by Pat Rothfuss in “The Wise Man’s Fear” and made reality by James Ernest. In Tak, players attempt to make a road of their pieces connecting two opposite sides of the board.
Adventure with the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodsman! Brave the Poppy Fields or the Deadly Desert! Fight against a Wicked Witch or King Krewl! Visit the Emerald City and talk with Dorothy, Ozma, or the Cowardly Lion! Play a Professor, Royalty, Soldier … or even a Wizard! L. Frank Baum’s Oz books have been favorites of children and their parents ever since the books were published over a century ago. Now you can create your own adventure with MUNCHKIN OZ, based on Steve Jackson’s original Munchkin. Also be sure to check out the expansion MUNCHKIN OZ 2: YELLOW BRICK RAID!
PILLARS OF ETERNITY: LORDS OF THE EASTERN REACH is a 1-4 player card game based on Obsidian Entertainment‘s award-winning and best-selling Pillars of Eternity computer role-playing game. The players are lords and ladies who hire troops, recruit heroes, and build defenses to fend off fiendish monsters…and their fellow players. The limited resources are represented by counters, while the buildings and armies are cards. A number of resources are drawn each turn and unused resources are passed on to the other players. Players may choose to go on dangerous adventures or engage in battles against their fellow players.
8. Coming Next Week to Summit
In X-MEN PRIME, in the wake of their war with the Inhumans, the X-MEN are at a crossroads. Where do they go from here? Luckily, one beloved X-Men has the answer to that question: Xavier’s dream comes full circle as Kitty Pryde returns to the X-Men, ready to lead them in their mission to protect a world that hates and fears them. The next chapter of the X-Men’s saga starts here! In INHUMANS PRIME, the wake of the awesome events of IVX – what will become of the Inhumans? In this oversized special issue – the trial of Maximus! The coming of Marvel Boy! And what is the dark secret of Black Bolt? A special bridging issue between the past of the Inhumans and their future – on Earth and in the stars!
Trapped in a strange rift in time in GREEN LANTERN SPACE GHOST ANNUAL, Green Lantern and Space Ghost are forced to battle a variety of foes – and each other! And even if they manage to survive, they will be thrown into a world with no concept of interstellar travel – or even what an alien is! Stripped of their weapons by a xenophobic culture, the duo will have to battle to regain them – but what happens when Space Ghost dons the Emerald Ring and Hal Jordan put on the Power Bands? Finally, in SUICIDE SQUAD BANANA SPLITS, mistaken for metahumans, thrown in the bowels of Belle Reve, the animal rock band Banana Splits are recruited by Amanda Waller for a secret mission: to save the Suicide Squad! What follows is the weirdest team-up you never thought you’d see! How can Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky stand up to Harley, Deadshot, Katana and Croc?! And in the backup feature, Snagglepuss is a Southern gothic playwright working with an ensemble cast of cultural figures, exploring an intensely creative time in the New York City theater scene of the 1950s…