TOP 5 COMICS TO BUY – 01/01/20: STAR WARS & OLYMPIA

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Wednesday is here again, which means a new week for new comics (STAR WARS & OLYMPIA). 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.

STAR WARS #1 – $4.99

Marvel Comics – Charles Soule, Jesus Saiz, R.B. Silvia

In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet…scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo…lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker…learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke’s father Anakin–Vader is Luke’s father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord’s clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance-for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses is victory still possible?  But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin’s Will!

I CAN SELL YOU A BODY #1 – $3.99

IDW Publishing – Ryan Ferrier, George Kambadais

Are you dead? Denny Little can help. This disgraced TV psychic can put your soul in a living body… for a price. A bad day at the office, however, has just put a bounty on his head courtesy of a murdered mafioso, leaving Denny 48 hours to save his own life.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #11 – $3.99

DC Comics Steve Orlando, Riley Rossmo, Ivan Plascencia, Deron Bennett, Josh Middleton

J’onn J’onzz and Diane Meade must save the town of Midleton from the combined forces of Charnn and the Vulture Gang. Their newfound partnership will be put to the test-as will J’onn’s faith in himself! If Charnn wants to punish J’onn for the crimes of Mars, J’onn will have to stop punishing himself to best Charnn.

OLYMPIA #2 – $3.99

Image Comics – Curt Pires, Tony Pires, Alex Diotto, Dee Cunniffe. Micah Myers

Elon scrambles to piece together Olympian’s past and find a way to get him home. So he heads to the one place he knows he’ll find answers: his local comic shop!

MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN #14 – $3.99

Marvel Comics – Saladin Ahmed, Ray-Anthony Heights, Javi Garron

Rematch: Spider-Man VS. the Ultimate Green Goblin!
•  Miles is tracking the mysterious drug ULTIMATUM’S syndicate is selling to some and force-injecting into others!
•  But between protecting a new Morales at home and fighting academic probation, Miles’ attention has never been more scattered…
•  He’s about to lose something precious, right before a CRITICAL fight!

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