I’m keeping the comic book stuff coming as our February gets underway and am up to the DC Comics first issue offerings that will be hitting the stands of your local comic specialty shop. As I’ve noted on numerous posts already, the medium has been getting an upgrade in interest thanks to all the big screen films that bring these characters to life. There are a LOT of these films this year and “Deadpool” opens up next Friday so get ready for that. Right now here are the first issues from DC Comics.
The Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade #1: Before the Dark Knight returned…The Joker. Poison Ivy. Selina Kyle. And the last Robin.
Written by Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello; Art by John Romita, Jr. and Bill Sienkiewicz; Cover by John Romita, Jr. and Danny Miki
Justice League: Darkseid War Special #1: The massive “Darkseid War” epic continues to set the stages for the future of the DC Universe as we reveal the secrets behind its newest major player: Darkseid’s daughter, Grail! And if the Justice League is not careful, the spoils of war will all end up with her! See the truth behind Grail’s role in this war and the future of the DC Universe as she tears her way across it. Don’t miss this extra-sized special offered at the regular price of $3.99!
Plus, world-renowned visualist Kim Jung Gi puts his stamp on the DC Universe with a wall-to-wall-to-wall action triptych featuring the Big Three!
Written by Geoff Johns; Art by Oscar Jimenez; Cover by Jason Fabok
Superman: The Coming Of The Supermen #1: From legendary writer/artist Neal Adams comes a threat so epic it will take more than one Man of Steel to handle it in this new 6-issue miniseries! As Darkseid and the hordes of Apokolips lay waste to the world, even Superman is overwhelmed—but not for long, as three heroes from the miniaturized city of Kandor emerge at full size, armed with all the vast powers of Kal-El, ready to become the new Supermen! This battle of titans also features the machinations of Lex Luthor, plus fan favorites Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane aiding in the fight for Truth, Justice and the American Way.
Written by Neal Adams; Art and cover by Neal Adams
Batman: Arkham Knight—Batgirl/Harley Quinn #1: Check out two never-before-told stories of the Arkham-verse in this new one-shot featuring the origin of Batgirl and an early adventure of Harley Quinn!
Written by Tim Seeley; Art by Matthew Clark, Wade Von Grawbadger and Sean Parsons; Cover by Matthew Clark
DC Comics Essentials: Batman And Robin #1: In this debut issue, Batman battles evil with his son Damian at his side, as a figure emerges from Bruce Wayne’s past: His name is NoBody, and he’s not happy that Batman Incorporated is shining a light on his own shadowy war against evil. Reprinted at just $1.00 with pages from the DC ESSENTIALS CATALOGUE!
Written by Peter J. Tomasi; Art and cover by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray
DC Comics Essentials: Superman: Birthright #1: This opening chapter of SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT looks at Jor-El’s struggles with the decision to send his infant son from the doomed planet of Krypton to Earth! Plus, witness the discoveries that set Kal-El on the path to becoming a legend! Reprinted at just $1.00 with pages from the DC ESSENTIALS CATALOGUE!
Written by Mark Waid; Art and cover by Leinil Francis Yu and Gerry Alanguilan
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Some good stuff coming out in terms of new things and remember that there are a ton of other titles hitting the stands as well. “Harley Quinn’s” title reaches its big 25th issue this month and we are steaming towards the final chapter of “Batman and Robin Eternal” which ends in a couple of months. In March we have a milestone for “The New 52” as the remaining titles reach their 50th issues and I will be planning a feature for that as well but closer to the date. I like that DC is continuing to release the occasional $1 issue with their “Essentials” line. So tell me readers of the printed excitement, are you excited about any of these issues? Let me know in the comments.
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