There is just so much going on these last few days and so many awesome things to bring to your attention and that makes me keep the intro to this month’s DC Comics offerings brief and to the point. Here we go with the February newness.
THE WILD STORM #1: A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper. And that woman—Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she’s buried in her own body—is the only person who can save him. What she doesn’t know is that the act of saving that one man will tip over a vast and secret house of cards that encloses the entire world, if not the inner solar system. This is how the Wild Storm begins, and it may destroy covert power structures, secret space programs and even all of human history.
New York Times best-selling writer Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, RED, THE AUTHORITY) returns to DC to curate Jim Lee’s WildStorm world, with this debut issue resetting the WildStorm universe with new iterations of Grifter, Voodoo, the Engineer, Jenny Sparks and others. “I couldn’t be more excited to see these characters that are so near and dear to me reintroduced under the guiding hand of Warren Ellis. WildStorm represents an incredibly fun and exciting period in my career, and I can’t wait to see what Warren and Jon have in store for fans in February.”—Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher
Written by WARREN ELLIS • Art and cover by JON DAVIS-HUNT
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: REBIRTH #1: Batman, Black Canary, Killer Frost, the Ray, Vixen, the Atom, and…Lobo?! Spinning directly out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD, join the sensational team of writer Steve Orlando and artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado and discover how Batman assembled the roughest, toughest Justice League of all time!
Written by STEVE ORLANDO • Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO • Variant cover by RYAN OTTLEY
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1: Meet the Extremists—self-proclaimed saviors from another Earth, they thirst for peace, prosperity and total submission to the will of their leader, Lord Havok! How can the newly assembled JLA stop this group of misguided maniacs before the Extremists unleash their own unique—not to mention dangerous!—brand of law and order on our chaotic world?
Written by STEVE ORLANDO • Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
BATWOMAN: REBIRTH #1: The newest chapter of Batwoman’s life begins here! Monster Venom is the hottest new bioweapon on the market…and to break up the syndicate spreading it around the world, Batwoman’s going to have to return to the place where she spent some of her darkest hours! Learn where Batwoman comes from, and where she’s going, in this one-shot prologue to the first big Batwoman epic, “The Many Arms Of Death”!
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT and JAMES TYNION IV • Art by BEN OLIVER and STEVE EPTING
SUPER SONS #1: “When I grow up” part one! The sons of Batman and Superman have graduated to their own monthly comic—but if they want to survive, they’re going to have to share it! Writer Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN & ROBIN, SUPERMAN) teams with rising-star artist Jorge Jimenez (EARTH 2) to bring you the adventures of the World’s Smallest. This debut issue looks at the lives of Robin and Superboy and their destiny to follow in their fathers’ footsteps, while we meet a new villain whose ascension parallels the boys’ own understanding of their powers—except that he believes it’s his right to rule over every being on the planet!
Written by PETER J. TOMASI • Art and cover by JORGE JIMENEZ • Variant cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve been loving the “Rebirth” stuff since it began and it’s important to note that this feeling is even greater than any I had for the now defunct “The New 52”. I’m not too sure about keeping up with “Super Sons” or “Batwoman” after the first issue but I am very stoked to see this revamped “Justice League of America” that Batman has assembled. I’ll probably leaf through the pages of “The Wild Storm” when it’s on the shelves as I used to love that stuff when it was under the Image Comics banner. I didn’t enjoy their integration into the proper DC Comics Universe though because I didn’t feel those characters fit all that well. My two cents of course on these titles and now I wonder what items you will be purchasing. Let me know in the comments section below.
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