Hello again, and welcome to Monday! We’ve got quite an impressive week lined up for you. There’s the stunning conclusion to Age of Ultron, new Wonder Woman, an official continuation of the X-Files, a new Kirk figure to match that Spock figure you bought last week (you know you did!) and even a Galactus themed tool for opening liquid containment units! All that, and a whole lot more awaits in the paragraphs ahead. Here’s the Monday Update.
The spotlight this week could have gone to any number of heavy hitters, but Ultron wins the day (Thanks in no small part to his being covered with reflective surfaces. Little “spotlight” humor) with Age of Ultron #10. This is it, folks. This is the end of the epic, time shuffling, surprisingly Ultron-free Age of Ultron. This poly-bagged conclusion is so shrouded in secrecy that the official solicit says even the artists don’t know what’s going on! With Marvel’s track record of late, it’s sure to raise more than a few heated conversations, so don’t miss out!
In other Marvel news, there’s another big crossover event on the way called “Infinity” and the prelude starts this week with Avengers #14. Origin sites are going active all over the globe, and everyone’s favorite bee-keepers of A.I.M. are involved, so you know there’s big trouble on the horizon. Next, the new story arc “Blind Rage” begins in Indestructible Hulk #9. Are Bruce Banner and Matt Murdock secret BFF’s? How well would the Hulk handle being cross-examined by lawyers? It’s all in this issue, guest starring Daredevil! Finally, the Red Skull is turning up all over the place lately, and since stealing the brain of the recently deceased Charles Xavier, it was only a matter of time before he crossed paths with Chuck’s son Legion. Will Blindfold be able to stop Legion from giving up his mutant powers? What will he do when he finds out the Red Skull has his dad’s brain? Find out in X-Men: Legacy #12.
Over on the DC side of things, there’s plenty of action to keep us all busy while we wait for the next issue of Superman Unchained. First, the latest team-up since Robin’s untimely demise comes in the form of Barbara Gordon in Batman & Batgirl #21. It seems that Batman is considering some fairly shady deals to try and resurrect his son, and Batgirl is there to try and talk some sense into him. Next, KAra is taking on attackers from all fronts. On one hand, she’s facing off against the Mysterious Mekka, and on the other hand she’s got Lex Luthor’s Alphina plotting against her. Find out how she handles it all in Supergirl #21. Lastly, Diana’s brother the First Born has arrived to wreak havoc on everyone related to him in Wonder Woman #21. If that wasn’t all, Wonder Woman’s friends are caught up in the mix as well. How will she handle her brother’s wrath?
Meanwhile, we’ve got a Batman bank to guard your loose change, there’s a lovely looking King Kong SH Monster arts figure coming in, and some nifty “Hulk through the ages” mini mates as well. Plus, the new Star Trek Select Kirk figure arrives, Mulder and Scully are back in X-Files: Season 10 #1, the Ghost Rider Marvel Select figure rides onto our shelves to make all our other toys atone for their sins, the latest from the author of World War Z arrives in the form of Extinction Parade #1, and we’ve got what is perhaps the most powerful means of opening a bottle in all the cosmos: the Galactus bottle opener!
But wait, there’s more! Check out the Complete Diamond Shipping List for a more thorough look at the items that may or may not be shipping to our fine establishment this week. It does sometimes contain items that aren’t actually available quite yet, so be sure to check with us first for availability. As always, the titles and items listed here will not be available until Wednesday, June 19th.
What will you be reading this week? Will the Birds of Prey be able to work alongside Calvin Rose without killing one another in Birds of Prey #21? What will come of the reunion of Mermaid Man and his golden-age team in Spongebob Comics Annual Giant Swimtacular #1? What was the goal of the Space Invaders? When they reach Earth, the game just stops. Did they just want to hang out and shoot lasers at us? Let us know on our Facebook page.
See you at the store.