Day Four of our bright and shiny New Year 2015 but you cannot really tell if you are looking out the window in NYC at the moment since its been raining on and off since Saturday. Now since I’ve a show to prepare for I will make this quick and welcome you to the first issue offerings for this January from DC Comics. As usual I have benevolently shared their own press copy and art and will speak to these titles at the close. See you in a couple of minutes.
Multiversity Guidebook #1: The guidebook to the greatest adventure in DC’s history is here! With a detailed concordance featuring each of the 52 worlds in the Multiverse, a complete history of DC Comics’ universe-shattering “Crisis” events, a map of all known existence, AND an action-packed dual adventure starring Kamandi of Earth-51 alongside the post-apocalyptic Atomic Knight Batman of Earth-17 and chibi Batman of Earth-42, this 80-page mountain of MULTIVERSITY madness cannot be missed! The MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK contains everything you ever wanted to know about DC’s parallel worlds and their super-heroic inhabitants. Meet the Agents of W.O.N.D.E.R. The Light Brigade, the Super-Americans and the Love Syndicate! Meet the Accelerated Man, Aquaflash, BiOmac and more! Overflowing with today’s top artists and completely written by Grant Morrison himself, readers of the DC Universe can’t afford to pass up this oversized, sixth chapter of MULTIVERSITY!
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by NICOLA SCOTT, GARY FRANK, KLAUS JANSON, CAMERON STEWART, DAN JURGENS, CHRIS SPROUSE, BEN OLIVER and others
Cover by RIAN HUGHES
Mortal Kombat X #1:
Get over here…for an all-new digital-first series set before the events of 2015’s highly anticipated game Mortal Kombat X! Prepare yourself for the brutal adventures of all your favorite Mortal Kombat characters and witness the rise of the next generation of Kombatants! This premiere issue features two interlocking covers by superstar artist Ivan Reis!
Written by Shawn Kittelsen
Art by Dexter Soy
Variant Covers (Scorpion and Sub-Zero) by Ivan Reis
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I will be honest and say that while the whole Multiversity storyline intrigued me that I have not yet read a single copy from the eight different issues that just recently hit the stands. Luckily a friend of mine secured me some of them so I will be digging into the mix as soon as time allows me to do so. That being said I do think I shall be examining the guidebook a little deeper so I can learn more about the why’s and who’s of this realm and how it plays into the whole larger DC Universe. Continuing on I am not a gamer at all so really don’t have a shred of interest in the “Mortal Kombat” series that is being launched. It sure has great artwork but this is for a different reader than I. I am noticing that a lot of different cover are being offered with these titles and think that this is one of the problems that we faced in comics some years ago. A single variant might be nice but let’s keep centered on that. What do you readers think about these titles being launched? Any interest? Let me know in the comments section and remember that a few dozen other titles are currently in play that you might like but were not referenced in this narrative.
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