Hey there comic book fans, welcome to April if you can believe it. I’m going to start off our comic book solicitations posts with the DC Comics side of the fence this time and that is based on their just having released the epic “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” film. Have you seen it yet? Are you still waiting to go to see it? Well let me spoil the whole thing by saying — ——– —- ——- —- —– —- —— —– and also — ————- — ——– ! That is all I have to share about the film at this point. Let’s get this April Fooling around set in motion with the issues described below.
HARLEY QUINN AND HER GANG OF HARLEYS #1: Straight from the pages of HARLEY QUINN comes the story of her strange new army of assistants, the Gang of Harleys! In this new miniseries, they’ve been on the job for just a few months, and the Gang is ready to stand up and show what they can do without Harley…and they just might have to, because Harley’s been kidnapped! The Gang’s homes, their loved ones—they’re all in danger from a strange new villain with a very personal grudge against Harley!
Written by Frank Tieri and Jimmy Palmiotti, Art by Mauricet, Cover by Amanda Conner
HARLEY QUINN AND THE SUICIDE SQUAD APRIL FOOL’S SPECIAL #1: Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, M.D., welcomes you to Evil Anonymous, the support group for super villains in need; where no problem is too insane or homicidal, and where discretion is assured as only a clown princess of crime can—which is to say, not at all. But when Harley Quinn starts using her patients’ own evil schemes against them, it turns out that a much bigger, far more dangerous, and truly life-altering joke is being played on her.
Written by Rob Williams; Art by Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Sean “Cheeks” Galloway, Cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams
BLOODLINES #1: “HOSTILE TAKEOVER” When a meteor crashes to Earth, bringing with it an unspeakable alien presence that terrorizes a nearby small town, the lucky ones die first. As for the rest, they find themselves locked in a hellish struggle for control of their bodies and their minds. This isn’t just an invasion. It’s an infestation. What would you do if the greatest threat to humanity was hidden away inside you? Award-winning writer J.T. Krul (Teen Titans, Green Arrow, Jirni) and superstar-in-the-making V. Ken Marion (All New Soulfire, Jirni) bring you their dark and horrifying science-fiction epic about tortured souls who are cursed to a fate worse than death…much worse.
Written by J.T. Krul, Art and cover by V. Ken Marion
JUSTICE LEAGUE #50: This is it!! The massive, 48-page conclusion to the critically-acclaimed “DARKSEID WAR” can hardly be contained between two covers! Don’t miss the final fates of the world’s greatest heroes and villains, along with world-changing revelations for Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. It doesn’t get bigger than this as DC’s monthly super hero event comic sets the stage for the next year and beyond!
Written by Geoff Johns; Art and cover by Jason Fabok
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve been collecting the “Harley Quinn” titles for a couple of years now so am definitely picking up these two first issues. I will likely let the rest of the “Gang” issues come to me in a trade paperback edition though. “Bloodlines” doesn’t personally strike me as something that I want to buy and hey, didn’t they do this sort of storyline already? It sure does ring as familiar. Also I hope you didn’t mind my including the 50th issue of “Justice League” since that was the last of the batch of “The New 52’s @ 50” unless I am mistaken. With a “Justice League” film coming next year at some point we can expect to see a LOT of stuff with the team taking place on the printed page. So what do you readers think of these few first issue offerings by DC Comics?
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