Before the whole brain-swapping shenanigans of Amazing Spider-Man #698-700, there was a character named Alpha. A young, pompous teen granted exceptional powers (ringing any bells) decides to use his powers not to help people, but to gain stardom. Peter Parker (RIP) eventually managed to reverse the accident that gave Alpha his abilities, leaving him disgraced and embarrassed. Alpha Big Time picks up where that storyline left off, with Alpha attending high school far from New York. Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov (Doctor Who), this series deals with what happens when your fifteen minutes of fame are up and all you’re left with is a gasping desire to reclaim it.
Frank Cho’s Savage Wolverine #1 launches this week and features his talents on both writing and art duties. As alluded to, the first story arc is going to revolve around Logan finding himself in the Savage Land, surrounded at every turn by enemies, and with no clue how he got there or why everyone is so angry. Luckily, he has Shanna the She-Devil (come on, did you think Cho wasn’t going to stick a bikini-clad hottie into the book?) on his side for support. Or, in simpler terms, it’s Wolverine versus dinosaurs. The word you’re looking for is SNIKT!
Once more into the breach, dear friends.
Such is DC‘s thinking with their newest space anthology series, Threshold #1, launching this Wednesday. Starring mostly Green Lantern universe characters, the series will span the galaxy of the DC universe, telling rip-roaring sci-fi pulp adventures with some of your favorite cosmic characters. Each issue will also feature a backup story with everyone’s favorite greedy lantern, Larfleeze, who must find a way to reclaim all of his beloved stuff after it has been stolen from him. A new addition to the Green Lantern CORPS is also introduced in the series, one who’s been disgracefully stripped of his ring and sent to compete in a game show where you have to run for your life. And if that isn’t enough, Threshold will be the venue in which the former Captain Karrot is reborn as a gritty space pirating bunny called Captain K’Rot.
And finally, your moment of Deadpool statue for the night.