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TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 02/08/17: SHADOWMAN, KINGPIN & STEVEN UNIVERSE

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Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics. If you are like me, you may still have a stack of comics that haven’t been read from last week, but how can anyone fault us for reading. Here is a list of books I will be picking up at my local comic shop.Like many readers I try to budget my purchases, which can become difficult when there are so many quality books being published each week. So here are 5 titles to consider picking up this week.

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Detective Comics #950 – $2.99

DC Comics – James Tyion IV, Marcio Takara, Eddy Barrows, Eder Ferreira

“League of Shadows” prologue! Celebrate 950 issues of the original Batman series with this extra-sized extravaganza! Cassandra Cain has stayed out of the spotlight on Batman’s team as she slowly comes to terms with the civilized world she was kept away from all her life…but the time for her to step up is fast approaching! Will she ever learn how to fit in among the masses, or will she always be more weapon than woman? Plus: a primer on the history of the League of Assassins, and an adventure with the team’s newest recruit: Azrael, the Avenging Angel!

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Divinity III: Shadowman – $3.99

Valiant Entertainment – Scott Bryan Wilson, Robert Gill, Andrew Dalhouse, Clayton Crane

Welcome to the world of today. Welcome to the Stalinverse! The visionary, event-level epic of the winter continues here in an all-new, all-star special introducing the secret weapon of the Soviet Union:Shadowman, agent of the USSR!

To save the devastated and oppressed island of New York, Jack Boniface might just have to annihilate it first – by leading an army of Deadside-spawned monstrosities onto the streets to fight the Soviets’ super-powered shock troops wherever they stand. But freedom fighters like the one they call Shadowman seldom get the happy ending they deserve…

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Motor Crush #3 – $3.99

Image Comics – Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr

All hope of winning the World Grand Prix is lost unless Domino can convince ace mechanic Lola to rejoin Team Swift, but another Cannonball street battle puts everything in jeopardy. 

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Kingpin #1 – $3.99

Marvel Comics – Matthew Rosenberg, Ben Torres, Jeff Dekal, Jordan Boyd

The KINGPIN has done bad things. Deplorable things. He has cheated the law. He has blackmailed rivals. He has killed. But that’s all in the past. The Kingpin is back in the city that he loves and ready to make his mark as a titan of legitimate industry, but needs to rekindle his public image. When Wilson Fisk makes disgraced journalist SARAH DEWEY an offer she can’t refuse, the spiraling saga of crime and betrayal begins anew. Don’t miss the start of Kingpin’s ongoing series, written by breakout writer MATTHEW ROSENBERG and illustrated in the heavy noir stylings of BEN TORRES, as Manhattan’s criminal mastermind returns to the Big Apple with honorable intentions, but no one in his circle remains pure on his climb back to the top.

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Steven Universe #1 – $3.99

BOOM! Studios – Melanie Gillman, Katy Farina, Missy Pena

We’re bringing Steven Universe back to comic books with more Steven, more gems, and more of the characters we all love in an all-new ongoing series!
Writer Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) and artist Katy Farina (The Amazing World of Gumball) are teaming up for the start of a new adventure for the entire gang.
Based on Cartoon Network’s Emmy-nominated series, created by The New York Times best-selling author Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe follows Steven, the “little brother” to a team of magical guardians of humanity-the Crystal Gems. The show is currently in its fourth season and has earned millions of fans of all ages worldwide.

Extra Pulls: All Star Batman #7, East of West #31, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #17, Unworthy Thor #4, The Wicked + The Divine #26

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