Staff Picks 5/3/17


Poe Dameron #14: It is a sad day for the Resistance as they mourn the loss of a fallen comrade. But their fight is far from over - the First Order must be stopped! And Captain Phasma knows just how to get Terex to toe the line.

Eternal Empire #1: From shop favorite creators of Alex+Ada, Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn. The Eternal Empress has waged war against the countries of Saia for over one hundred years and now her sights are set on the last country standing. Within the brutal Empire's workforce, a young woman receives strange visions that give her the courage to escape her fate...or run straight toward it.

Nightwing #16: "NIGHTWING MUST DIE" finale! Very few villains have ever broken Batman-but the man who's been tormenting Nightwing is one of them! Why has he chosen Nightwing, and not Batman, to serve him in the dark new world he sees coming? 


Motor Girl vol 1: This veteran spends her days running a junk yard and talking to her best friend, an imaginary gorilla. But when a company goes after her property, will she be able to keep her way of life? 

I really enjoyed this book. It's fun and a little zany, with its heart in the right place. I delight reading it every month.

Catalyst Prime - Noble #1: This is the launch of Lionforge's new superhero universe. "One year after "The Event", missing astronaut David Powell has resurfaced! With dangerous new abilities and no memory of the man he once was. While desperately trying to regain his identity David quickly finds himself a man on the run from shadowy forces as well as his forgotten past." Don't miss out on this new series, or its Free Comic Book Day counterpart. 

Ab Irato #1: In a dystopian future of rising sea levels, the rich have access to a rejuvenating vaccine that can allow lifespans of hundreds of years. A young man named Riel arrives in the urban metropolis of Montreal and meets a young woman, Neve, who is allied with rebel insurgents (the "Bastards of God") fighting the corporate powers that control the city and the vaccine.

Other awesome this week: Eternal Empire #1 (from the creators of Alex+Ada), Poe Dameron #14, and Superwoman Vol 1.


Aquaman #22: "H2.0" finale! Dead Water has taken possession of one of Aquaman's key allies and he must race to find a cure for Agent Ajar's condition, as she wreaks havoc in the base. Even if he succeeds, Dead Water's next target may be the Atlantean king himself!

Faith #11: Faith no more! One by one, Faith has outsmarted and defeated every member of her brand-new rogues gallery. But when all four of Los Angeles' most sinister minds attack their sworn enemy at once, their combined power may prove to be too powerful to handle! But will evil finally triumph over the high-flying psiot...or collapse under its own collective weight? The most pivotal moment in Faith's solo career starts here with a rumble that won't just seal the fate of Los Angeles, but the entire nation!

Spider-Gwen 19: A NEW STORY ARC BEGINS! Matt Murdock, crime kingpin of NY and leader of The Hand, sends Spider-Gwen on a mission that hits WAY too close to home. This mission will introduce one of the biggest new characters in the Gweniverse and set Gwen on the path to her scariest villain yet!

More Books to Love: Batman #22, Goldie Vance #12, Green Arrow #22, Green Lanterns #22, Hawkeye #6, Nightwing #20, Spider-Man #16, Spider-Man 2099 #23 and  Star Wars Poe Dameron #14


STAINED #1 - Bounty hunters! Cybernetics! Diamond smuggling! A futuristic smuggler epic , Stained has a lead hardcore female protagonist named Emma, who trips on something much larger than she is able to handle during a routine bounty hunting operation. The cover art for this is beautiful and interesting,and the premise holds the promise of a new sci-fi underworld to sink your teeth into.

ETERNAL EMPIRE #1 - From the creators of Alex+Ada comes a fantasy epic. The end of a hundred year war is coming, and one woman is given a vision that leaves her at a crossroads. Not a lot has come out about the story itself, but given the success of Alex+Ada, this is definitely a title to consider. 


Wonder Woman TP 2 - Year One: The team of writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana's first year as Earth's protector. Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their who is willing to sacrifice her home among her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman's journey begins in this epic origin story! 

This is a great jumping in point for any new fans who are excited for the Wonder Woman movie out this June!

Goldie Vance Tp 2: Sixteen-year-old Marigold "Goldie" Vance has an insatiable curiosity. She lives at a Florida resort with her dad who manages the place, and it's her dream to one day become the hotel's in-house detective. In this second storyarc, Goldie investigates the mysterious appearance of a lady astronaut on the beach!

Goldie Vance #12: After uncovering a conspiracy in Sugar Maple's pit crew, Goldie's determined to bring Sugar's saboteur to justice.