Superheroes Spring Forth This Week At Summit!
1. This Week’s New Comics
In DC COMICS, Ra’s al Ghul has the answers Batman needs to take down the League of Shadows in DETECTIVE COMICS #954… but will he lift a finger to help him? Or would he rather use the League to take care of the Dark Knight Detective once and for all? In ACTION COMICS #977, following the epic struggle against [REDACTED], Superman examines his entire history-the birth of Jon, the marriage of Lois and Clark, their lives at the Daily Planet-to discover who tried to destroy his life. Who is waiting in the shadows? Who is Mr. Oz? All questions the Man of Steel cannot answer alone. It is time for him to unite the entire Superman-Family! The dangerous scientists of Black Hole have been stealing the bodies of dead speedsters, prompting Iris West and The Flash to go deep undercover among them in FLASH #20! And in doing so, they discover a shocking secret: a traitor within The Flash’s inner circle! In JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4, the new JLA’s first adventure comes to a (multiple-) earth-shattering conclusion as Batman and his team takes the fight directly to Lord Havok. Finally in TITANS #10, While Wally and Dick are trapped inside Meta Solutions with the raging Mammoth, Psimon reveals that his employers have big plans for Bumblebee! Can the rest of the Titans rally before the Fearsome Five unleash hell on New York City?
In MARVEL COMICS, Silver Sable comes back into Spider-Man’s life in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #26 – but isn’t she DEAD?! Norman Osborn has worked his way into a position of power in Symkaria, and any incursion by Spider-Man will be seen as an act of war. Will Spider-Man risk international infamy to take down his most dangerous foe? In OLD MAN LOGAN #21, Logan is accidentally sent spiraling through his own past, forced to relive some of his most tragic and intense moments. Will he be able to free himself from these living memories? And will he ever return to the WASTELANDS and the young baby Hulk he left behind? Aphra Jr. and Sr. have stumbled upon an ancient Jedi citadel in DOCTOR APHRA #6… but it appears that some form of life has survived… and they are NOT happy to be disturbed.
Giant goose dragon eat your friend? Best go down in a bloody battle the bards will lament in years to come! Leading off INDIE COMICS in RAT QUEENS #2, the Queens face a terrifying monster while Betty makes a startling discovery about a smidgen gut merchant that threatens her very life! In NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS SHADOWS #2, fresh out of jail, Shadow Moon finds himself recruited as a bodyguard for the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday, only to be interrupted and kidnapped by the dangerous Technical Boy, who wants answers as to Wednesday’s plans. Finally, in SEVEN TO ETERNITY #5, Adam Osidis and the Mosak come to a crossroads. The choices they make here will echo throughout the lands of Zhal for all eternity.
Don’t Forget – You can find the latest arrivals (or those on their way) via our Latest Arrivals page (live from Diamond).
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2. This Week’s New #1s
The originals are back in X-MEN BLUE! Join Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, and Angel as they reclaim the title of X-Men. After the world-shaking events of IVX, the original five X-Men are here to bring mutant criminals to justice and restore a heroic sheen to their team. But with a new leader in Jean Grey and a new mentor in their ‘arch-frenemy’ Magneto, will old rivalries and new conflicts tear these heroes apart?
In DEADPOOL VS PUNISHER, Frank Castle has an unstoppable will – a powerful drive to punish those who do wrong, rooted in the tragic killing of his family. Wade Wilson has an unstoppable mouth – an unthinking knack for annoying everyone around him, rooted in thinking he’s funny. Both men, however, are among the deadliest on the planet. When they find themselves in disagreement over the criminal known as The Bank, they’re in for one of the most brutal fights of their lives! Can Frank kill Wade over and over without ever dying once himself? Or will Wade bug him until he welcomes death?
Decades ago, the WEAPON X program produced the deadliest mutant killers on the planet. Now, with more research, more funding and more Adamantium at its disposal, the Weapon X program is creating new killers for old targets: Old Man Logan. Sabretooth. Lady Deathstrike. Weapon X isn’t just experimenting on mutants anymore, it’s eradicating them. All of them.
A classic fantasy tale about a girl trying to restore balance to a broken world. ROSE must connect with her Khat-Thorne-to become the Guardian the world needs. But things aren’t easy for Rose and Thorne, the powerful sorcerous Drucilla has many powerful and demonic allies-all of them focused on stopping one scared little girl who’s desperately trying to stay alive and do what’s right.
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, April 12 – Dice Masters, 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 12 – D&D Encounters, 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 15 – 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 15th from 1:00 – 9:00!
Pokémon at Summit – Join us on Saturday, April 22nd 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
Don’t miss DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #8! This oversized paper-over-boards Collector’s Edition features both stories from DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #8 at the same size, with cover art that’s a pencils-only version of Jim Lee’s 1:500 variant cover. In BATMAN TP VOLUME 2 I AM SUICIDE (REBIRTH), Batman has always been crazy… but this? This is suicide! In order to retrieve Psycho-Pirate and save Gotham Girl, Batman must recruit a team from Amanda Waller to break into the most impenetrable prison in the world and steal from one of the Dark Knight’s greatest foes… Bane. Finally, in ALIENS ORIGINAL COMICS SERIES HC VOLUME 2, long before Alien3 was even a glint in director David Fincher’s eye, Dark Horse Comics was already crafting a terrifying post-Aliens continuity for Ripley, Hicks, and Newt. These are the original stories that took the comics market by storm in a prestige collection of the unabridged and unadulterated series.
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
Check out the POP MARVEL JESSICA JONES TV LUKE CAGE VINYL FIGURE! Fans of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, a Netflix Original Series, can now add the tough-as-nails private investigator to their collections! Luke Cage joins her to make for a formidable duo!
7. This Week’s Featured Games
Enjoy the Monopoly game in style! This SIGNATURE TOKEN COLLECTION MONOPOLY game features classic Monopoly gameplay with beautifully crafted components. The collectible version of the Monopoly game features foil accents, golden and silver finishes, wooden houses and hotels, plus 64 tokens. Monopoly fans can enjoy everything they love about the game and also use the decorated tin as a storage and display case. Game includes a premium cloth bag adorned with a golden Monopoly emblem for storing the wooden houses and hotels, or other game items. Display the 64 tokens in their original packaging, or store all components in the tin embossed with the Monopoly game crest.
INFERNO is a standalone expansion to ARCADIA QUEST. It is 100% compatible with the original base game and introduces four new Guilds: Sharks, Tigers, Crows, and Serpents. It features new types of heroes, such as Alchemists and Gladiators.
There is a new branching campaign system, and the storyline revolves around the guilds descending into a fiery abyss. There are Brimstone cards that make the terrain risky to navigate, which operate similarly to the Tombstone cards from Arcadia Quest: Beyond the Grave.
A new mechanism called “Damnation” will tempt the heroes with powerful weapons that can corrupt the characters over time or change the behavior of nearby monsters. There are also Angels, which are allied characters for the heroes to rescue, escort or assist. Working with the Angels can affect the branching campaign path system and even allow the player to recruit them for use in later missions.
8. Coming Next Week to Summit
In PLASTIC, Retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he ‘met online.’ Her affection quiets his vile urges. Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD, eating doughnuts and enjoying their healthy appetites for each other. Life is good until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing Edwyn to kill again in exchange for her freedom. Oh, and did we mention that Virginia is a sex doll?
MONSTERS UNLEASHED is a high-action sci-fi series centered on a team of monstrous and monstrously massive do-gooders including Kid Kaiju, Aegis, Slizzik, Scragg, Hi-Vo and Mekara. Now teaming up with vampire-hunter Elsa Bloodstone, the series unfolds as the team takes on gargantuan creatures and protects the planet from ruin and disaster. However, can they be accepted by the rest of the Marvel Universe and allowed to help, or will they be deemed dangerous as well?
Finally, the world is a dangerous place. And there’s danger in drawing attention to your plans. When S.H.I.E.L.D. needs a lone agent to infiltrate, capture and remain anonymous, there’s no one better than NICK FURY.