Batman Stars This Week At Summit!
1. This Week’s New Comics
DC COMICS opens with BATMAN #21, in which the Dark Knight and The Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party-and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here! It’s Super-Son vs Bat-Son as the exciting new series continues in SUPER SONS #3! Kid Amazo is ready to rip the hearts out of the world’s not-so-finest super duo. Face to face with their newest-and first-villain, Jonathan and Damian strike out the only way they know how…at each other! In the unbelievable conclusion in JUSTICE LEAGUE #19, the Justice League reunites to discover they’ve been deceived. Finally, in ALL STAR BATMAN #9 how can Earth’s greatest heroes save the world when everything they know is wrong? It all comes down to this. After months of searching, Batman has found the mastermind behind the blight sweeping the planet, and must face off against one of his most dangerous villains in a battle of wills for the fate of the Earth.
MARVEL COMICS opens with PUNISHER #11, in which Frank is being held hostage on a freighter full of armed goons. They’re going to need a bigger boat. Everything has been leading to this moment! It’s time for Captain America to step out of the shadows to change the very landscape of the Marvel Universe in a massive way! Everything has been leading to this moment in CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #16! It’s time for Captain America to step out of the shadows to change the very landscape of the Marvel Universe in a massive way! Riri’s adventures go very viral in INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #6. Everyone wants a piece of the newest Iron Man…Ironheart. But not everyone is thrilled with how she is representing herself to the public. All this, a new potential boyfriend AND the latest new addition to the Iron Man rogues’ gallery!
The march to the end continues in INDIE COMICS’ INVINCIBLE #133! War begins! Thragg and his forces continue to conquer world after world as they rebuild the Viltrum Empire. Mark and his allies launch an assault in hopes of bringing a swift end to this conflict. Emmett Quinlan goes to Hell in GOD COUNTRY #4. Also, in MONSTRESS #11, Maika finally begins to learn her mother’s secrets… but the truth may be too terrible to bear…
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
What if your greatest ally was secretly your greatest enemy? What if the most trustworthy, stalwart hero history has ever known has been planning in secret a massive betrayal? That time is now in SECRET EMPIRE #0! The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, has turned his back on the Super Hero community. Using the trust and respect he has gained over the years he has ascended to a position where he can enact Hydra’s ideals. The death of Jack Flag, the trial of Maria Hill, the second Civil War, the alien Chitauri Queen. All of the dominos of Captain America’s plan have been laid out — and it will take only the slightest push to set them into action! Now, the Avengers, the Champions, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men and more will be tested. As Hydra’s grip tightens around the Marvel Universe, the heroes stand at the precipice of an unprecedented challenge. How will they Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted among them?
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. An all-new era for the superspy begins here, as Fury is sent on a top-secret mission to the French Riviera. He’ll need to outmaneuver the enemy as the complex dance of espionage begins, but will he meet his match in the mysterious Frankie Noble? Grab the edge of your seat and don’t let go – this caper’s just getting started!
Finally, in REDNECK, the Bowmans are vampires who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cow’s blood. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface–making it impossible to separate man from monster!
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 19 – Dice Masters, 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 19 – D&D Encounters, 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 22 – 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!
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 May 6th from 1:00 – 9:00!
Pokémon at Summit – Join us on Saturday, May 6th 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
Batman finds himself trying to help his old friend Harvey Dent, a.k.a. the villainous Two-Face in ALL STAR BATMAN VOLUME 1 MY OWN WORST ENEMY! The Dark Knight accompanies his sometime friend on a cross-country trip to fix his scarred face and end the Two-Face identity forever. But when the former Gotham City D.A. sets a plan into motion to free himself, what deadly secrets from the past will bubble to the surface?
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
Soon to be the star of an ongoing Netflix series, IRON FIST joins Funko’s POP VINYL FIGURE line with this PREVIEWS Exclusive figure. Iron Fist wears his white costume with this special release for Free Comic Book Day 2017! Sculpted in Funko’s fan-favorite POP! vinyl figure style, Iron Fist stands 3 3/4″ tall. Also, don’t miss the POP FIGURES for MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA and WONDER WOMAN.
7. This Week’s Featured Games
For years, the armies of Waiqar the Undying have stayed within their borders, launching only minor raids across the border. But now, a nameless threat stirs within the Mistlands, and legions of undead cross into the realm of Terrinoth under Waiqar’s command! The Daqan Lords have sounded the call to war, and their finest generals lead armies of warriors and golems to take up defensive positions in the border territory of Roth’s Vale. The first battles of the next great war are about to begin. RUNEWARS: THE MINIATURES GAME is a two-player miniatures game of battles between the great powers of Terrinoth. In each game, you and your opponent will gather armies of miniatures and lead them into battle—blocks of infantry will maneuver for position, cavalry wings will wheel and slam into a weakened flank, and monstrous rune golems or carrion lancers will smash through formations of lesser warriors. Innovative command tools, two distinct factions, and countless ways to customize your experience combine to offer an unparalleled miniatures gaming experience in RuneWars. Finally, with forty-eight beautifully sculpted, unpainted figures, you’ll be able to paint and customize your armies to bring an entirely unique touch to your games and enter the hobby of miniatures painting!
Beat Jimmy Pesto’s Burger Boss score to prove Bob doesn’t sux in JENGA: BOB’S BURGERS EDITION! In this custom Bob’s Burgers Edition of Jenga players control an 8-bit Burger Boss on a mission to eliminate ingredients and move up the levels to beat Jimmy Pesto’s high score.
8. Coming Next Week to Summit
Two of history’s greatest vigilantes are reunited at last in BATMAN THE SHADOW! Murder has come to Gotham City, and Lamont Cranston appears to be the culprit, but he’s been dead for over fifty years! Batman will go to the ends of the Earth to unravel the mystery of Cranston’s life, but the mysterious Shadow will do everything in his power to stop him from learning too much? The superstar team of writers Scott Snyder and Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo brings you a dark and twisty modern noir like nothing you’ve seen before, with a brand-new villain unlike any either hero has faced! This is the unmissable crime series of 2017, so get on board now! Co-published with Dynamite.
The clock has been reset with 24: LEGACY RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, and this limited series will explore the past of its new leading character, Eric Carter, who led the elite squad responsible for killing an infamous terrorist leader and, consequently, forced into hiding. But before he was a national hero and a wanted man, Carter learned the Rules of Engagement in the streets of Iraq and Washington, D.C. hoods. Based on the new hit iteration of the 24 franchise!
One of the most controversial characters in comics has returned – and the controversy has only begun in BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER! In the aftermath of THE CLONE CONSPIRACY, Ben has a new take on life and he’s not the same Scarlet Spider he was before.