Pick of the Week:
Gravity Falls Shorts #3 - While I would love to see Gravity Falls comics that explore stories that weren't part of the phenomenal television show, I enjoy seeing Gravity Falls comics on the shelf and welcome anything that can bring in new fans. This book features three of the shorts that Disney aired on Youtube between seasons. Featuring Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained #54: The Mailbox, Mable's Guide to Fashion, and Public Access Television, this cinetory comic is a recreation of the hilarious shorts that I watch with my kids on a weekly basis.
Captain America #25 - Nick Spence encouraged me to pick up this issue due to its Secret Empire tie- in via a persuasive tweet. I will note, as it says in this book, make sure you read this prior to reading Secret Empire #8. Things are not looking good in the attempt to take down Captain America's Hydra. He is only missing a few of the cosmic cube fragments, but there is hope and Namor has a secret plan. I won't spoil the big reveal, but I am glad that Spencer convinced me to pick this title up this week.
Secret Empire #8 - Through the help of a time capsule and the last remaining cosmic cube fragment, the Avengers have a plan to bring down the shield surrounding the earth. Sam's attempt to get the fragment to the shield didn't work, but with the help of the Guardians of the Galaxy the shield is finally taken down and the heroes have one last shred of hope. This, thrown in with Namor's secret weapon that was reveled in Captain America #25, make up the combo that will take down Hydra and restore the Marvel Universe to what it was with no lasting ramifications. While it is typical of most major comic book events, Secret Empire is one of the stronger events of recent memory and one worth your time.
POSTED BY MIKE N. aka Victor Domashev -- comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.