All Aboard The Omnibus This Week At Summit!
1. New Graphic Novels & Collected Editions
We have a bunch of new omnibuses in today, so we’re leading off with them! In HAWKEYE BY FRACTION AND DAVID AJA OMNIBUS HC, Clint Barton, break-out star of a little Marvel movie you might have seen a while back, continues his fight for justice – and good rooftop BBQs! With Young Avenger Kate Bishop by his side, he’s out to get some downtime from being one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – but when the apartment building he’s moved into, and the neighbors he’s befriended, are threatened by a tracksuit-wearing, dog-abusing gang of Eastern European mobsters who say “bro” an awful lot, Clint must stand up and defend his new adopted family… any way he can.
In CAPTAIN AMERICA RETURN OF WINTER SOLDIER OMNIBUS, as Captain America’s staunch ally Bucky, James Buchanan Barnes was one of America’s greatest heroes of WWII – until he was brainwashed into becoming the Soviet spy known as the Winter Soldier. Now, in the aftermath of Fear Itself, James is the Winter Soldier again! Revisit comics’ most divisive decade with a giant-sized compendium of daring debuts in MARVEL FIRSTS 1990S OMNIBUS! All your favorites are here: Deadpool! Nomad! X-Force! Scarlet Spider! Quicksilver! ClanDestine! Venom! Nightwatch! Gambit! Vengeance! Spider-Man 2099! The Thunderbolts! Plus: Ghost Rider and Deathlok, reinvented for the ’90s! Guns! Swords! Leather! Clones! Pouches! Don’t dis the ’90s, they’re totally dope!
And don’t miss FANTASTIC FOUR BY MATT FRACTION! When Reed and Sue decide the family needs to relax, they take Ben, Johnny and the kids on a year-long vacation – through all of infinite time and space! Also, be sure to check out the MARVEL NOW OMNIBUS, ULTIMATE MARVEL OMNIBUS, MUPPETS OMNIBUS and OZ OMNIBUS.
2. This Week’s New Comics
In DC COMICS, ACTION COMICS #975 celebrates its 975th issue with a supersize special as another layer of the Superman/Clark Kent mystery is exposed! In DETECTIVE COMICS #952, Batman’s team faces the League of Shadows, which believes in only one thing: complete and utter destruction! The League’s plan for the city is revealed… but can even that secret compare to the bombshell that is the identity of Cassandra Cain’s mother? In JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2, believing heroes to be threats to the survival of any world, Lord Havok and the Extremists have already murdered the mightiest heroes from their home dimension. To save our Earth they’d kill thousands more, starting with the newly formed JLA. But eye-to-eye, are Havok’s and Batman’s goals that different? Billions of lives depend on the answer. Finally, don’t forget about SUICIDE SQUAD #13. Shot. Stabbed. Beaten. Maimed. Brought back from the edge of death and sent out to do it all over again and again and again. This has been the life of Floyd Lawton, a.k.a. Deadshot. But not anymore. The moment Suicide Squad fans never thought would come finally arrives when Deadshot achieves that which no one else has: escape! All it will cost is one of his teammates’ lives…
MARVEL COMICS leads off with OLD MAN LOGAN #19, A failure from the past haunts LOGAN…and to correct his mistakes, he’ll need magical assistance. But when he faces opposition, Logan will turn to an unlikely – and potentially treacherous – ally! Don’t miss the epic oversized conclusion in INHUMANS VS X-MEN #6! The war between the Inhumans and the X-Men takes a dark turn leaving Inhumans hopelessly outmatched. Emma Frost, the White Queen, faces off against Medusa, queen of the Inhumans, as both fight for the future of their people. In SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #15, Deadpool’s whirlwind romance with Shiklah was one of the most exciting times of his life. Traveling across the world, fighting all sorts of threats at her side, and finally marrying her as a way to thwart the evil vampire lord, Dracula. But since then, the reality has set in. Shiklah is a demon succubus, and more than that, the Queen of the monster kingdom hidden beneath Manhattan… and the problems between them continue to pile up. Finally, in STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #5, has Aphra actually found a lost ancient Jedi site? And if so, can she make it out with her life?
Leading off INDIE COMICS is LOW #16! As a gladiator, Marik Caine brought the light of hope into one of the darkest corners of the ocean before that darkness swallowed him whole. Now, a new hero arises from the fighting pits of Poluma to carry on Marik’s legacy. In WICKED AND DIVINE #27, sex and drugs and rock and roll and sex and drugs and rock and roll and sex and drugs. In MOTOR CRUSH #14, Domino’s injuries threaten to force her out of the big race. Meanwhile, Team Swift uncovers the secret origin of the “machine narcotic” Crush. Finally, in GREEN VALLEY #6, Bertwald learns the truth about the evil wizard Cyril, while his fellow knights dare to slay a real-life dragon.
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.
3. This Week’s New #1s
After working for years, MAN-THING has regained his ability to speak and has taken Hollywood by storm…But when an ancient and mysterious danger threatens the swamp, Man-Thing is going to have to choose between his new life and celebrity, and the world he used to call home…
Mars. The near future-ish. A bomb takes out a city block on Harrison Station. The media rush to blame the local terrestrials (re:aliens), however, Superintendent Denton Coyle has a feeling that it may not be so simple… or maybe that feeling is Coyle’s hangover gut bomb. It’s unclear… like a 50/50 shot, it’s a mistake or explosive diarrhea. Maybe it’s both? In other words, it’s yet another Tuesday on Mars in REDLINE.
Also be sure to check out GRASS KINGS, a rural mystery series chronicling the tragic lives of the Grass Kings, three brothers and rulers of a trailer park kingdom, a fiefdom of the hopeless and lost, of the desperate poor seeking a promised land.
4. 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 8 – Dice Masters, 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 8 – D&D Encounters, 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, March 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!
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 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!
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!
Don’t forget – Summit features the latest Comics.Community episodes on our Podcast Page.
6. New Nick-Knacks, Figures, and Misc. Goodies
Check out all the METALS figures we have this week, including BATGIRL, HARLEY QUINN, SUPERGIRL, WONDER WOMAN, CAPTAIN MARVEL, LADY DEADPOOL, SHE-HULK, GROOT, ROCKET RACCOON and SPIDER-MAN!
Also, don’t miss all of our new POP figures, including GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and STRANGER THINGS!
7. This Week’s Featured Games
IMPLODING KITTENS is the first Expansion of Exploding Kittens, the award-winning card game that made Kickstarter history as the most-backed project, ever. This Expansion deck includes 20 new cards featuring 6 new types of actions and an Imploding Kitten which increases the game from 5 to 6 players. Of course, we also have the original EXPLODING KITTENS as well!
8. Coming Next Week to Summit
At last – BATWOMAN is back in her own ongoing series! On the island nation of Coryana, anything goes for members of the criminal underworld? After a sleep of over a thousand years, VAMPIRELLA finds herself back among the land of the living, but in a world far different than the one she remembers, where hope is laced with fear and blood has a far different taste. In GHOSTBUSTERS 101, before they began investigating the supernatural, most of the original Ghostbusters were teachers… and they’ve decided it’s time they start sharing their knowledge again. But when their first batch of students start poking around the firehouse and accidentally set in motion the merging of two universes (it’s easier than you’d think) Venkman, Stantz, Zeddemore, and Spengler will need all the help they can get to put things right!