Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Countdown 05/24/2017

Happy New Comic Book Day,

Northwest Comics & Games Presents the Weekly Top 10 Comic Book Countdown. As we do each and every week. We're suggesting the following comic you the reader, might like to checkout these titles. Please remember to check with your local comic book to see if they carry any titles you see below!

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10. Soulfire #3 $3.99 Aspen Comics
Aspen's premiere action-adventure fantasy epic returns in this all new jumping-on point for new readers! For Malikai, this is the only existence he has known - one where Rainier is his savior and protector. But, is that the truth or just another fiction? What lies at the heart of Rainier and his agenda? Long held secrets of the Dark Lord's past are finally revealed! Nearly fifteen of the best-selling series created by superstar artist, the late Michael Turner, have culminated in this brand-new SOULFIRE adventure by Aspen's talented creative team!

9. Plastic #2 $3.99 Image Comics
Edwyn is rattled and on his heels with his world turned upside-down-and that's bad news for the men holding the love of his life hostage. Heads are about to roll, literally, and the blood is going to flow. And God help Virginia's kidnappers if she ends up with a leak

8. Pathfinder Runescars #1 $4.99 Dynamite Entertainment
An exciting new Pathfinder adventure begins! The Pathfinder heroes receive a desperate plea to unmask a killer stalking the chaos-gripped city of Korvosa. A new queen has ascended the city's Crimson Throne, and now deadly armored Hellknights and Gray Maidens clash in the streets. With the help of a cagey adventuring detective, the heroes race down the perilous trail of a brutal murderer - only to realize that the next target might be one of their own!

7. Mass Effect Discovery #1 $3.99 Dark Horse Comics
A young Turian military recruit goes undercover in order to infiltrate the mysterious Andromeda Initiative-and ultimately retrieve a scientist who's made a potentially devastating discovery. Tying in to the highly anticipated release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, writers Jeremy Barlow and John Dombrow and artist Gabriel Guzm?n team up to create the next exciting chapter of the Mass Effect comics series!

6. G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #240 $3.99 IDW Publishing
They say that it's always darkest before the dawn... but what about the darkness that lurks inside Dawn? Learn more about the young mystery ninja in the latest bombastic issue of... G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero!

5. I Am Groot #1 $4.99 Marvel Comics
GROOT IN HIS OWN SERIES, SMALLER AND BETTER THAN EVER! When the Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, a smaller-than-normal Groot is separated billions of light-years away from the team. Falling to a planet below, Groot discovers he is on an entirely alien and unknown world full of strange creatures and societies. Seriously underdeveloped and with nobody who can understand him, Groot will need to make the journey to the center of this world and find the way back to his family!

4. Rapture #1 $3.99 Valiant Entertainment
On a scarred landscape, two otherworldly armies prepare to battle one last time, vying for control of a massive tower named from an ancient language no longer permitted to be spoken. One army is led by a primeval force named Babel, whose goal is singular: to breach 'Heaven' no matter the cost. The only thing standing in his way is a gray-haired barbaric warrior, filled with rage and regret, a man who sees this battle as his last chance for redemption.

3. Die Kitty Die Hollywood Or Bust #1 $3.99 Chapterhouse Comics
The hit series is back! Kitty Ravencraft, the beautiful magical witch and star of her own comic book, re-turns! This time Kitty is on top of the World! Her new comic book series is a huge success and she's once again the talk of the comic shops! Naturally, Kitty's publisher wants to capitalize on her new-found popularity with a big budget blockbuster Kitty movie! To make this happen, Kitty goes off to Hollywood, but once again she finds herself in danger! Die Kitty Die: Hollywood or Bust will be Kitty's biggest... scariest... and funniest adventure yet!

2. Action Comics #980 $2.99 DC Comics
'REVENGE' part two! Both Superman and the Revenge Squad must traverse the deadly Black Vault in a race against time to reach General Zod! Amanda Waller's secret Kryptonian weapon reveals himself to the world, but Cyborg Superman and Eradicator move in to recruit him. Tying directly into the events of this month's Suicide Squad issues-and no matter who wins in this epic showdown, it spells certain doom for the Last Son of Krypton!

1. Venom #150 $5.99 Marvel Comics
REUNITED, AND IT FEELS SO GOOD! Or, feels so bad? However it feels, Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been reunited, and they're web-slinging their way around New York again. Featuring a host (hah!) of Venom creators from the character's near 30-year history, this monstrous anniversary spectacular welcomes guest artist TRADD MOORE for an oversized and brutal main story AND a lethal story featuring fan-favorite creators David Michelinie and Ron Lim, reunited! With questions still lingering about how the symbiote was separated from Flash Thompson, and what lies in its future now that it's reunited with Eddie Brock, this is one issue you can't afford to miss!

Pick of The Week! - Powerpuff Girls Time Tie #1

Powerpuff Girls Time Tie #1 $3.99 IDW Publishing
Mojo Jojo has decided that because he can never destroy the Powerpuff Girls, he'll do the next best thing: zap them into another time!!! He uses his patented 'Time Tie' to blast the three little heroes back into three separate eras in the past. Can the girls find their way back to the present before Mojo can fulfill his mission: The complete destruction of Townsville! Bullet points: The Powerpuff Girls are back in a brand-new three-issue series! Each Powerpuff Girl travels to a different era and place in time in her own special issue!

Comic Book TPB Spotlight! Dying And The Dead Spec Ed TPB

Dying And The Dead Special Edition TPB $9.99 Image Comics
'WHAT'S OLD IS NEW AGAIN' A special direct market only trade paperback edition of THE DYING AND THE DEAD collecting the first three oversized issues. This will arrive in stores the same day as THE DYING AND THE DEAD #4.

Comic Book Spotlight! - Archies One Shot #1

Archies #1 (One Shot) $4.99 Archie Comics
BRAND NEW ONE-SHOT SPECIAL! Follow Archie's quest to make his songwriting dreams a reality, and see what happens when the rock 'n' roll dream starts affecting his relationships with his closest friends. Join co-writers Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg (Archie Meets Ramones) and artist Joe Eisma (Archie) for a power-pop one-shot that goes loud on the music, fun and friendship

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New DVD Releases May 23rd, 2017

LOGAN (2017)
Language: English
Genre: Action/Fantasy
MPAA rating: R
Director: James Mangold
Actors: Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, Patrick Stewart
Plot: In a bleak future, slowly losing his power of healing, an aged Wolverine, along with an Alzheimer-affected Professor Xavior, must face a deadly adversary - Nathaniel Essex, whose corporation is bent on destroying the world. With seemingly all other mutants extinct, Logan must regain his confidence and help a young girl, Laura Kinney, reach her own potential as a mutant - a clone of Wolverine himself.

The Great Wall (2017)
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
MPAA rating: PG-13
Director: Yimou Zhang
Actors: Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal
Plot: Long-held belief was that The Great Wall of China, now considered on of the new 7 Wonders of the World, was constructed to keep the Mongolian horde at bay. That is the story but what if the wall was meant to keep something else at bay, something far more sinister and evil and what of the men that defended humanity?

Get Out (2017)
Language: English
Genre: Horror
MPAA rating: R
Director: Jordan Peele
Actors: Bradley Whitford, Allison Williams, Daniel Kaluuya
Plot: A young African-American male has been dating his Caucasian girlfriend and both decide to visit her parents - who are unaware of his race. Once there, things begin to get strange.

Comic Book Fast Look! For 05/31/2017 (2 Weeks Out)

Welcome Comic Book Fans,

Can you feel the heat? It's hot, hot, hot for comic book fans! We have awesome new series arriving and Northwest Comics & Games is all about sneak peak for you, this is Comic Book Fast Look! for 05/31/2017 (2 Weeks Out) Enjoy!

Cable #1 $3.99 Marvel Comics
WALK SOFTLY...AND CARRY A BIG GUN! CABLE sees the mighty mutant return on a brand-new mission?with all of time in the balance! When Cable picks up the trail of a threat in the timestream, he sets off on a high-speed, history-spanning chase to save reality as we know it. From prehistory to modern day, whether it's a six-gun duel at high noon or a high-tech sword fight in an ancient land, Cable is the only man who can keep history from unraveling!

Secret Empire #3 $3.99 Marvel Comics
Under constant attack from wave after wave of invading Chitauri aliens, Captain Marvel and the deep space task force under her command is waging a war of attrition - one they may not be able to survive! And back on Earth, things aren't looking too rosy for Hawkeye and his band of renegade heroes, either! But don't worry -THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL AVENGE YOU!

Little Nightmares #1 $3.99 Titan Comics
Enter the terrifying and unpredictable comic series based on one of the most hotly-anticipated games of 2017! Comic written by Alex Paknadel (Arcadia, Assassin's Creed) and Dan Watters (Limbo, Assassins Creed) and illustrated by Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim, Serenity Rose) the game follows Six, a young girl in a yellow raincoat, as she explores the horrifying world of The Maw, looking for a way out!

Dark Days The Forge #1 $4.99 DC Comics
DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC's pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It's an epic that will span generations-but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC's most legendary heroes? The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion III and illustrated by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.! You do not want to miss this one!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2017 Annual #1 $7.99 Boom! Studios
The future of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers starts here as Tommy makes a choice that will have huge consequences for the team; Mighty Morphin Black Power Rangers from all across dimensions meet to face off against a deadly foe; and secret origins are revealed!

Comic Book Pass Look! For 05/17/2017

Greeting Comic Book Fans,

Last weeks top 10 countdown I put the wrong date for last weeks comics, lol. It happens but sorry for the confusing time. Anyways today we're taking one last look at what came out last week this is Comic Book Pass Look! For 05/17/2017 Enjoy!

Batman #23 $2.99 DC Comics
'AFTERMATH'! In the wake of Bane's attack, Batman must face the destruction left behind and follow through on his promises to Gotham Girl and Catwoman by making the most crushing sacrifices yet.  

Bubblegun Vol 2 #1 $3.99 Aspen Comics
The BubbleGun crew return for more high stakes jobs! Since the team rescued the group's newest member, the cyber boy Asher, from the corporate megalomaniac, Drazic, their world has been in constant turmoil! Devyn and Molli find their bandit crew forced to do the bidding of an underworld gangster, Sir Penny, after borrowing and destroying his favorite ship, The Dark Lightning. Yet, even if they survive Sir Penny's harrowing missions--how will they escape the clutches of a ruthless gangster plotting to kidnap Asher?!

Super Sons #4 $3.99 DC Comics
'When I Grow Up' part four! As our young heroes struggle to break free of the deadly Kid Amazo's control, they discover the truth behind this young villain's power! But with an army at his command, and his sights set on total domination, the boys will need to put up the fight of their young lives to stop him! Is the key to stopping him not beating him but helping him?

Spawn #1 25th Anniversary Directors Cut #1 $4.99 Image Comics
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of SPAWN, created by TODD McFARLANE. Spawn debuted to the public, selling 1.7 million copies in 1992 and is on track to be the longest running independent comic ever. Director's Cut edition of SPAWN #1 includes: Original SPAWN #1 art boards Page commentary by TODD McFARLANE. Vintage surprises from the early days of SPAWN.

Secret Empire #2 $4.99 Marvel Comics
Enshrouded in darkness, plagued by the minions of Baron Mordo and cut off from all assistance, The Defenders and Doctor Strange struggle to save the lives of the innocent people consigned to this hell on Earth. Will Dagger prove to be the key to stopping this nightmare? Meanwhile, will the appearance of a new hero provide Iron Man with the key to Captain America's startling change? THE SECRET EMPIRE WILL DEFEND YOU!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday's Headlines - Agents of SHIELD, Season 5 Stories

Just a few days ago, Agents of SHIELD wrapped its fifth season with one of its most intense episodes yet. The drama ended its ‘Agents of Hydra’ arc with heart-breaking action, but all was not well for Agent Coulson’s crew by the episode’s end. The group found itself kidnapped by a mysterious group before fans later saw Phil Coulson up in space along on a strange spacecraft. For plenty of fans, they are now wondering just how the spy found himself up amongst the stars, and they have one other very important question: where exactly is Coulson’s friend-turn-pseudo-love interest?

After all, fans did watch as both Phil and Melinda grew closer and even flexed their romantic muscles along the way. Now, the showrunner of Agents of SHIELD is talking about the couple’s relationship and how their most recetn steps might hold them back.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jed Whedon and producers Jeffrey Bell and Maurissa Tachearoen opened up about whereAgents of SHIELD will go in the future. When asked about Philinda, here’s what Whedon had to say about the couple’s future:

“In classic May-Coulson fashion, they’ve managed to take a step in their relationship without actually stepping anywhere. What they agreed to at the end is sort of a reset and to take it one step at a time, but at the same time, they both admitted something they never actually spoke out loud. They both sort of said, “Maybe that was real,” “Yeah, maybe that was.” Classic May, they’ve managed to communicate without having much communication, so how that affects their relationship going forward should be interesting.”

By the end of Agents of SHIELD’s fifth season, both Phil and Melinda apparently admitted they had feelings for one another. However, the pair ultimately chose to step back from the vague confession and focus on ending AIDA’s plot. Before the duo could get closure about their lingering feelings, the SHIELD gang were all rounded up by a shadowy organization which ultimately saw Phil shuttled off to space. When Agents of SHIELD returns, the duo will hopefully get to address the growing feelings which have sprung up between them. With FitzSimmons on the fritz and Daisy still heartbroken over Lincoln’s death, Philinda could very well be the last ship Agents of SHIELD can steer for fans.

Monday's Headlines - DC/CW Plans Another 4-Way TV Crossover This Fall

The CW has confirmed that four of its DC-based shows will take part in a crossover event midway through the 2017-2018 season - but the cable network's newest DC-based show will not be taking part. The 2017-2018 CW Superhero crossover will include Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. According to the Hollywood trade, last year's crossover earned the network's highest weekly ratings since 2010.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that CW President Mark Pedowitz has said that Black Lightning will not take part in the crossover, and that the upcoming show is not connected to the DC-CW Arrow-verse.

“We do not aim to do a five-way crossover,” Pedowitz said. “Black Lightning, at this time, is not part of the Arrowverse. It is a separate situation. But there will be a big fourth quarter crossover with all four of the shows that are on in the fall.”

EW attributes part of this reasoning due to the fact that the four 'core' DC-CW shows film in Vancouver, while Black Lightning films in Atlanta. Another factor is that Black Lightning isn't scheduled to debut until the CW's mid-season, while the four 'core' DC-CW shows will all debut in the fall.

When asked about a potential oversaturaton of superhero-based TV shows, Pedowitz said that the CW has the "best" and keeps the number running at any one time down to four.

“We believe we have the best superhero programming around anywhere,” said Pedowitz. “Our belief is that we will never have more than four DC shows [on] at a time, as far as that goes, so we’ll always have a rotation of some sort. This programming will last as long as people want to watch it, as long as we have quality programs, which we have thanks for Greg Berlanti, and soon Greg Berlanti, Salim and Mara Brock Akil. We’re going to have something very unique in Black Lightning. But [superhero programming will] last as long as people want to watch it. It’s lasted my whole lifetime, so it’ll keep going.”