Staff Picks 7/19/17


Midnighter and Apollo TP: When Midnighter and Apollo are torn apart by a mysterious villain who sends Apollo to the underworld, Midnighter must brave the gates of hell itself for his lover.

Descender #22: As the various factions hunting Tim-21 close in, the galaxy is on the verge of all-out war. This is it! Everything DESCENDER has been building to begins to erupt in the most important and surprising DESCENDER storyline yet! 

Nightwing #25: "BLOCKBUSTER" part four! In this special oversize issue, the boardwalk is the heart and soul of Blüdhaven, and Tiger Shark and Blockbuster are willing to kill each other and whoever else stands in their way to rule it. Nightwing has to find a way to stop them both or suffer a Blüdhaven ruled by crime!


Superb #1: This is the next Catalyst Prime launch title. Meet Jonah and his childhood friend, Kayla, who have recently reunited after Kayla had moved away. Recently, a hero of the Superman influence has been seen rescuing people. Kayla begins to suspect the identity of this hero. 

Written by David F. Walker, I highly recommend this book to reader of either the Power Man and Iron Fist book or the current Luke Cage title. Walker is a fantastic comic writer, and he surpasses himself in the first issue of this book. 

Midnighter and Apollo TP: Finally, this final volume in Steve Orlando's Midnighter story has arrived! If you haven't heard us talk about this book, please come in and get us going!

Backstagers Vol 1: Jory starts at his new school and immediately makes friends with the Backstagers and is quickly introduced to the magic and mystery of the backstage. I'm especially enchanted by this book because one of my other jobs is as a Stage Manager.

Other awesome stuff: Poe Dameron #17, Aquaman #26, Ether TP 1, Moonstruck #1, and Ms Marvel vol 7


Aquaman #26: "UNDERWORLD" part two! Enraged by rumors of Arthur's survival in the slums of Atlantis, the ruthless King Rath orders the use of ancient Atlantean techno-magic to track down the Aquaman at all costs! But the ex-king Arthur can't hide for long when his fate collides with that of a mysterious young woman on the run from Rath's own secret police. Her name: Dolphin.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #17: The next Power Rangers epic starts here! The Power Rangers are finally reunited, but can things ever be the same?

Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-Man #2: A tech-crime ring is tightening around Spider-Man.  If Ironheart will stop beating him up, she may be able to help him zero in on the source.  And who is the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent showing up at Peter's door with more info on Spidey than anyone should have?

Other Tasty Treats: Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #9, Batman #27, Bitch Planet Triple Feature #2, Dept H #16, Descender #22, Green Arrow #27, Green Lanterns #27, Justice League # 25, Mighty Thor #21, Ms Marvel #20, Nightwing #25, Spider-Man 2099 #25, Star Wars: Poe Dameron #17, Super Sons #6, and Wildstorm #6


Darth Maul #5 - The final issue! Time to find out if Darth Maul is worth his salt and whether or not he can defeat a Jedi Padawan. If the Emperor finds out, he's in for a rude awakening!

MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO TP - One through six in a convenient paperback collection. Midnighter is sent to the underworld to rescue Apollo.

I HATE FAIRYLAND #14 - Gert is plunged into a labyrinth on her neverending quest to get the fluff out of Fairyland. Will she meet a minotaur? You'll have to read it to find out. :)

KORGI SHORT TALES - FINALLY! A collection of the Korgi stories from Free Comic Book Day, including an extra! The art for this book is insanely cute, and features the feats of Sprout the Korgi through a whimsical fairytale adventure.


I Hate Fairland #14: Would you like loony toons if they added gratuitous violence? If so you'll love this!

Descender #22: I small android boy gets caught up in a plot that may or may not destroy the universe. Will he be the savior or the destroyer? read to find out!