Hey there readers, I’m keeping up with the first issue offerings for the month and here we are up to the DC Comics launches for July. It’s a light month here for sure as while there are a few dozen concurrently running series, there are only a few items launching this month. Here we are with those issues. Notes and images from the press side, closing soapboxing is all me. Dig in.
DARK DAYS: THE CASTING #1: The Joker’s surprise attack threatens to lay waste to all of Batman’s carefully laid plans. Will the Dark Knight be able to regain the trust of his closest allies, Green Lantern and Duke, and prevent the forces of darkness from consuming the DC Universe?! Will Hawkman’s warning stop our heroes from peering into the abyss? The great comics event of summer 2017 is on its way, courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV with art by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.!
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV; Art by JIM LEE, ANDY KUBERT, JOHN ROMITA JR. and others; Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
BATMAN ’66/LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1: In pursuit of the time-traveling criminal known as Universo, the super-powered kids from the 30th century travel back to the 1960s to enlist the aid of the “greatest teen superhero ever”—Robin, the Boy Wonder! But Batman’s hard-boiled nemesis Egghead has stolen one of their unattended time bubbles and taken off to the Legion’s own time period. Looks like Batman has to head to the far-flung future with one group of heroes while Robin stays in the swinging sixties with another. Holy time-travel paradox!
Written by LEE ALLRED; Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have to admit that the loss of the great Adam West about a month ago broke my heart because I grew up on his portrayal of Batman and that finds me looking forward to this latest installment in the series of “Batman ‘66” offerings. I paid tribute to West in our Memorial posts and if you didn’t see that one and were a fan of the actor, please click HERE to see that. He will be missed. I’ll be snagging this one-shot issue for sure and adding it to my collection of similar titles. There are quite a few now if you haven’t been keeping up and many can be found in collected editions at this point which will save you some money. I’m also interested in seeing what “Dark Days: The Casting” is all about and again since it’s a one-shot issue its easier to do without investing too much time and money into. What do you readers think of these two launches? Will you be adding them to your collection? Let me know in the comments section below.
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