New Stories and Classic Heroes This Week At Summit!
1. This Week’s New #1s
It’s a huge week for new #1s, so we’re leading off with them this week! From the ashes of INHUMANS VS X-MEN, an all-new team of X-Men rises! Xavier’s dream comes full circle as Kitty Pryde takes the reins and assembles a squad of the most iconic X-Men to fight at her side. Storm. Colossus. Nightcrawler. Old Man Logan. Prestige. They are X-MEN GOLD! And they’re on a mission to be Earth’s finest heroes, even when that means defending those who hate and fear them.
A myth from the future. A quest to the far stars. A legend written across galaxies. In ROYALS, guided by the other-dimensional Kree warrior known as Marvel Boy, the Inhuman Royal Family departs on an odyssey across all creation on search for lost secrets – and the last hope – of their people.
It’s the beginning of an epic tale that will change everything you know about some of comicdom’s greatest and longest-tenured heroes in a special $1 issue of SOVEREIGNS #0! Solar, Magnus, Dr. Spektor & Turok! Apart, they’ve saved countless lives a hundred times over. Together, they form a team that has protected the world in the past, present and future. Now, they will be reunited one last time to face a threat that will forever change their legacy and bring them face to face with their final destiny!
Finally, in BLACK CLOUD, Zelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen. Now she’s on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands. But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn’t the only place Zelda’s running from.
2. This Week’s New Comics
DC COMICS opens with BATMAN #20, in this epic climax, there is no going back. No more tricks, no more allies. Just Batman. And Bane. When the final blood spills… nothing will ever be the same for the Dark Knight. In JUSTICE LEAGUE #18, separated by centuries, the Justice League fights their way through the Timeless hordes towards the incredible machines that are rewriting history-except Batman, who undertakes a mission to rescue Superman from the clutches of the Timeless Mind! SUPERMAN #20 features a “Superman Reborn Aftermath” tie-in! As the smoke clears the Kents are faced with leaving Hamilton to go back to Metropolis, but someone or something doesn’t want them to leave! Batman and Robin discover something is mysteriously wrong with the son of Superman-he’s losing his powers! In NIGHTWING #18, someone Dick loves is being held by one of the deranged foes of his past: Professor Pyg! Nightwing and Robin race to stop Pyg’s attack, but an even darker villain may be waiting for them in the aftermath… Finally, in HARLEY QUINN #17, the twisted Harley Sinn’s been released from prison, and she’s looking to hurt Harley in a whole new way…by going after somebody she loved and lost! And to make this issue extra-unmissable, a brand-new backup story begins, set in Harley’s earliest days with the Joker.
MARVEL COMICS leads off with STAR WARS #30, It seems a battle from Yoda’s past has come to Luke’s present! Luke has stumbled upon the last native on the planet… and the stonepower is strong with this one! The rules of time are fluid in AVENGERS #6 – and when reality re-forms around the Avengers, not everything (or everyone) will necessarily be in the same place it was left! It’s a throwdown with the Freelancers in CHAMPIONS #7! Coming out of the crossover with Spider-Gwen, Miles’ life is turned upside down in SPIDER-MAN #15. Rio Morales, Miles’s mother, is faced with a world she doesn’t know or understand. What will she do now!? Spidey and Deadpool look for help in the least likely of places. Finally, in SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #16, Spidey and Deadpool look for help in the least likely of places.
Leading off INDIE COMICS is PAPER GIRLS #13. Trapped in the distant past, KJ discovers something shocking about the future. Also, in WALKING DEAD #166, Dwight must defend the ruins of Alexandria against the Saviors–but what exactly are they fighting over?
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. 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 5 – Dice Masters, 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 5 – D&D Encounters, 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, April 8 – 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 8th 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
Steve Rogers might have been the prototypical 98-pound weakling, but that wasn’t going to stop him from serving his country. Transformed by the Super-Soldier Serum into America’s No. 1 fighting man, he became a symbol of patriotism, hope and perseverance on the eve of the nation’s entrance into World War II. Never before and never since has comics seen a hero as timely as – Captain America! Now at long last, you can experience the original Golden Age adventures of the Sentinel of Liberty from his 1941 inaugural appearance in one deluxe, oversized and remastered package in GOLDEN AGE CAPTAIN AMERICA OMNI HC VOLUME 1!
Green Arrow was victorious in crippling the Ninth Circle, but taking down the global criminal financial empire left Oliver and his allies bruised, broken and scattered to the wind. With Emiko in Japan with her mother Shado and Oliver, Black Canary and Diggle trapped on a mysterious island, everyone must fight for the lives in GREEN ARROW TP VOLUME 2!
In BATGRIL BIRDS OF PREY, a mysterious new criminal operative called Oracle has declared war on Gotham City! Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl-and a.k.a. super-cyber hero Oracle-in a previous guise, takes exception to someone smearing her legacy. Can she count on Black Canary and the volatile Huntress to help her get to the bottom of this mystery?
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 DC ICONS WONDER WOMAN action figure from Justice League: The Amazo Virus! The figure stands six inches tall and comes with its own accessories. Also, don’t miss the DC ICONS DEATHSTROKE and STATIC MILESTONE figures, as well as new POP figures of SERAPH OF THE END, DR SEUSS and POWERPUFF GIRLS!
7. This Week’s Featured Games
We have so many fantastic games in this week from Victory Point Games! Check out strategy games, war games, solitaire games and Euro games including BOUNTYTOWN, GEM RUSH, THE TRIAL OF LOUIS RIEL JULY 1885, INFECTION, WINGS FOR THE BARON, EMPIRES OF AMERICA, FRONTIER STATIONS and many more! Also, don’t miss the SMASH UP WHAT WERE WE THINKING? EXPANSION and BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES ALMOST GOT ‘IM CARD GAME!
8. Coming Next Week to Summit
Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Manifold band together to take on a dangerous wave of street-level threats in this new ongoing series, BLACK PANTHER CREW. The death of a Harlem activist kicks off a mystery that will reveal surprising new secrets about the Marvel Universe’s past and set the stage for a big story in the Marvel Universe’s near future. Fear, hate and violence loom, but don’t worry, The Crew’s got this: ‘We are the streets.’
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.
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?