Well here we are in July of 2015 my friends and that means that the year is at its halfway point. It’s summertime for us New Yorkers and while the blazing heat has not really hit us yet for some reason, the comic book stuff that is coming out on both sides of the illustrated media fences is surely blazing. Let’s take a look at the DC Comics offerings with some cover art and basic premise that is provided by their press channels. I’m planning on keeping any titles first annual edition in this sort of narrative along with some first go round trade editions so I hope you like that. I’ll be back with thoughts of my own at the end. See you soon.
Batman Arkham Night: Genesis #1: Witness the birth of Gotham City’s newest villain, the Arkham Knight, in this stunning new 6-issue miniseries written by Peter J. Tomasi, the man behind the hit series BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT and BATMAN AND ROBIN!
Written by PETER J. TOMASI; Art by ALISSON BORGES; Cover by STJEPAN SEJIC
Cyborg #1: The machine that gives Cyborg his powers is evolving! The only problem is that machine is his body and he has no idea what’s causing these changes!
Written by DAVID WALKER; Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Deathstroke Annual #1: The “Godkiller” bloodbath continues as Slade uses his new weapon to cleave through the world of the supernatural! And which side of this conflict will Superman and Wonder Woman fall on?
Written by TONY S. DANIEL and JIM BONNY; Art by TYLER KIRKHAM; Cover by JOE PRADO
Gotham By Midnight Annual #1: Get set for a tale of love and vengeance in this centuries-old mystery for the Midnight Shift – and the Gentlemen Ghost!
Written by RAY FAWKES; Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE; Cover by JUAN FERRYRA
Justice League: Gods and Monsters – Batman #1: Prequel to the DC Universe movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters! In this story, Kirk Langstrom has been transformed into a blood-sucking creature of the night, preying on society’s dregs. Will a new friendship allow him to find his lost humanity or turn him into a soulless monster once and for all? Prequel to the DC Universe movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters!
Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS and BRUCE TIMM; Art by MATTHEW DOW SMITH; Cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Justice League: Gods and Monsters – Superman #1: “Truth, justice and the American way” has a very different meaning to a Superman raised by poor immigrant farmers. He’s seen abuse and injustice his whole life – and now he’s ready to let the world know what happens when a Man of Steel gets angry..Prequel to the DC Universe movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters!
Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS and BRUCE TIMM; Art by MORITAT; Cover by GABRIEL HARDMAN
Lobo Annual #1: Lobo’s faced murderers, thieves and tyrants as he slaughtered his way across the universe, but now he meets the one group that might shut down his work for good: the Sinestro Corps!
Written by CULLEN BUNN; Art by ROBSON ROCHA; Cover by LEONARDO MANCO
Gotham By Midnight Vol1 – We Do Not Sleep (Trade Paperback): Spinning out of BATMAN ETERNAL, these stories from issues #1-5 of the new series star Jim Corrigan as he leads a group of very unlikely detectives against supernatural forces in Gotham City! But when an Internal Affairs officer starts looking into their work, it may take divine intervention to keep him alive! And how long can Corrigan keep The Spectre at bay?
Written by RAY FAWKES; Art and cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll admit that I am not too up on the offerings for this month but can also add that I am not really a fan of the things that were done to Lobo. Changing the original Bastitch around seemed unnecessary but here we are. I am interested in the “Gotham By Midnight” trade paperback for sure since that title has eluded me on the stands somehow. Sounds interesting and the same applies for the two lead in titles for the upcoming animated film “Justice League: Gods and Monsters”. I love the DC Animated Universe and think its a whole lot more interesting than some of the proposed live action stuff that we are hearing about. So what do you readers think? Are any of these first issues on your agenda? Let me know in the comments below and I will see you again next time with the Marvel offerings for July.
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