So as you can obviously tell, these comic book solicitation posts are now fully integrated with the main PiercingMetal.com content after our morphing into WordPress last month. I didn’t make any fuss about it in the previous post about the Marvel Comics offerings but yeah this is how we roll with this stuff from now on and when it comes down to it, this is going to be a lot more fun. That said here are the July first issues from DC Comics. As with these posts of the past the artwork and overall description come care of the press team at the company and then I will toss my thoughts in at the close. Let’s go.
GRAYSON #1: Dick Grayson. Former sidekick. Former Super Hero. Former dead man. And now…agent of Spyral?! A thrilling new chapter of Dick Grayson’s life begins in this new, ongoing series. It’s a super-spy thriller that will shock you and prove one thing: You might think you know Nightwing – but you don’t know Dick.
Written by TIM SEELEY; Art by MIKEL JANIN; Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
HARLEY QUINN INVADES COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO #1: The title says it all! Our favorite little troublemaker, Harley Quinn, takes on Comic-Con International: San Diego in this over the top issue! She’ll have to battle long lines, crazy crowds and the dread con crud, all in the quest to get her own comic book published!
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI; Art by AMANDA CONNER and others
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1: The world has changed for Task Force X, a.k.a. the Suicide Squad. Director Amanda Waller no longer has the autonomy she once had. New members disrupt the team dynamic. And the team takes on an international scope. New members Joker’s Daughter, Deathstroke and Black Manta join Harley Quinn and Deadshot for a mission in the most dangerous and unpredictable place in the world: Vladimir Putin’s Russia!
Written by SEAN RYAN; Art and cover by JEREMY ROBERTS
RED LANTERNS ANNUAL #1: “Atrocities” cranks the action up to eleven! Guy Gardner fought hard to get Space Sector 2814 – including Earth – under Red Lantern protection. So of course Atrocitus has chosen Guy’s homeworld as the arena for their murderous final battle! Red Lanterns will die! Traitors will emerge (and maybe die)! Rivers will run red! It’s the first-ever RED LANTERNS ANNUAL, and it’s absolutely unmissable!
Written by CHARLES SOULE; Art and cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
ROBIN RISES: OMEGA #1: The hunt for Robin is over, and the battle joined! But Batman’s family feud with Ra’s al Ghul is about to erupt into something bigger when it’s interrupted by the forces of Apokolips! This epic story continues in this month’s BATMAN AND ROBIN #33!
Written by PETER J. TOMASI; Art by ANDY KUBERT and JONATHAN GLAPION; Cover by ANDY KUBERT
STAR-SPANGLED WAR STORIES FEATURING G.I. ZOMBIE #1: Meet the soldier they call “G.I. ZOMBIE,” a man who is neither dead nor alive, who fights for his country again…and again…and again!
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI; Art by SCOTT HAMPTON; Cover by HOWARD PORTER
SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1: Only an Annual could contain this chapter of “SUPERMAN: DOOMED”! It’s an all-out assault by the heroes of Earth (superpowered and not) on the God of War, Wonder Woman, who’s leading the charge against all manner of alien attackers. The monstrous Superman smashes through everything friend or foe as his de-evolution reaches a critical stage. It all leads to their best hope: the Phantom Zone?!
Written by CHARLES SOULE; Art and cover by ED BENES
TEEN TITANS #1: Red Robin, Wonder Girl, Raven, Bunker and Beast Boy step out of the shadows of the adult heroes of the DC Universe to offer bold, exciting and sometime dangerous ideas on how to protect a world full of superpowered teenagers – any one of whom could be the next heroic figure or major villain!
Written by WILL PFEIFER; Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have to say that I will miss Dick Grayson being Nightwing for the time being since it’s such a great character. Let’s see how he does as a spy going forward. I’m likely going to check out this New Suicide Squad as a long time reader of the teams adventures and the Teen Titans. Hey and let me ask you readers a question for a second. Which of you readers are going to help me get a few copies of the Harley Quinn SDCC Special? With our media HQ being in NYC we are not going to easily get a copy of that one so uhm yeah. That’s all I have for the now, but I shall see you soon with some more comics posts and of course that skull crushing Metal reporting. Let me know what you readers think of this month’s DC Comics in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you on it.
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