Hey there readers, we are only hours away from the release of the big screen debut of “Wonder Woman” which is the next live-action installment in the growing DC Extended Universe. With this being the case I decided to offer up the first issues from DC Comics before the other providers so let’s get right on down to it since there is some great stuff coming. As usual the images and press copy come from their side of the media fence and we shall close it out with some editorial thoughts. Let’s go.
DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1: DARKNESS COMES TO THE DC UNIVERSE WITH THE MYSTERY OF THE FORGE! Aquaman, The Flash and more of DC’s pantheon of heroes suspect Batman of hiding a dark secret that could threaten the very existence of the multiverse! It’s an epic that will span generations—but how does it connect to the origins of one of DC’s most legendary heroes? The great comics event of summer 2017 is about to begin courtesy of superstar writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and illustrated by a master class of comics artists: Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and John Romita Jr.! You do not want to miss this one!
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 • Variant cover by ANDY KUBERT • Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
BATMAN/ELMER FUDD SPECIAL #1: After a chance meeting with billionaire Bruce Wayne, Elmer Fudd’s obsession quickly escalates into stalking Batman through the dark alleys and high-class social settings of Gotham City. Welcome to Bat Season! And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters written by Tom King and artwork by Byron Vaughns.
Written by TOM KING • Art and cover by LEE WEEKS • Backup story art by BYRON VAUGHNS
JONAH HEX/YOSEMITE SAM SPECIAL #1: When miner Yosemite Sam strikes it rich, word gets out as everyone comes gunning for his wealth! To protect himself and his new riches, he hires bounty hunter Jonah Hex-—but the man protecting him may be his worst nightmare! And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters written by Bill Matheny and artwork by Dave Alvarez.
Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI; Art and cover by MARK TEXEIRA; Backup story written by BILL MATHENY; Backup story art by DAVE ALVAREZ
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES/BUGS BUNNY SPECIAL #1: The Legion of Super-Heroes always thought they had taken their inspiration from the 21st Century’s Superboy. But when they try to bring that hero into their future time, the team discovers to their surprise the caped champion isn’t who—or even what—they expected! And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters with story and art by Juan Ortiz!
Written by SAM HUMPHRIES; Art by TOM GRUMMETT and SCOTT HANNA; Cover by TOM GRUMMETT and KARL KESELBackup story written by JUAN ORTIZ; Backup story art by JUAN ORTIZ
LOBO/ROAD RUNNER SPECIAL #1: Wile E. Coyote travels to the far reaches of space to hire Lobo to hunt down and kill his greatest nemesis of all time, the Road Runner. And when the Coyote and Lobo are after him, the Road Runner knows if they catch him—he’s through. And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters with story and art by Bill Morrison!
Written by BILL MORRISON; Art and cover by KELLEY JONES; Backup story art by BILL MORRISON
MARTIAN MANHUNTER/ MARVIN THE MARTIAN SPECIAL #1: Martian Manhunter tries to halt Marvin the Martian’s determination for world domination. J’onn is conflicted with his own Martian identity as he attempts to stop the hapless, determined Marvin from blowing Earth to bits in order to gain a clear view of Venus. And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters written by Jim Fanning with art by John Loter!
Written by STEVE ORLANDO and FRANK BARBERE; Art by AARON LOPRESTI and JEROME K. MOORE; Cover by AARON LOPRESTI; Backup story written by JIM FANNING; Backup story art by JOHN LOTER
WONDER WOMAN/TASMANIAN DEVIL SPECIAL #1: Not since the twelve labors of Hercules has a Greek warrior faced as great a danger and as destructive a peril as the Tasmanian Devil! And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters with story by Tony Bedard and art by Ben Caldwell!
Written by TONY BEDARD; Art by BARRY KITSON; Backup story art by BEN CALDWELL; Cover by JIM LEE
DC/LOONEY TUNES 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1: The miniseries from 2000 that first united the best-known heroes from two very different universes is back in a single issue collection featuring SUPERMAN/BUGS BUNNY #1-4! All the Looney Tunes are making their way into the DC Universe thanks to Mr. Mxyzptlk and the Do-Do—and only Superman stands a chance of keeping the universes apart…with the help of a certain wascally wabbit!
Written by MARK EVANIER; Art by JOE STATON, MIKE DeCARLO and TOM PALMER; Cover by STEVE RUDE
WONDER WOMAN: STEVE TREVOR #1: When Wonder Woman saved Steve Trevor from dying on the shores of Themyscira, his life—and hers—changed forever! In this special issue, learn more about the tumultuous partnership these two have had over the years…and get a hint at where it’s going in the future! Have these two finally admitted they’re meant for each other? Or do the Fates have other ideas?
Written by TIM SEELEY • Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE • Cover by PAUL RENAUD • Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So as I’ve said, with the “Wonder Woman” film opening up tomorrow, I felt that posting the DC Comics stuff first was the proper thing to do. Off the bat I will admit that I am picking up each of these first issues because I’ve been enjoying the Hanna Barbera offerings and how they are working them into more realistic characters and strange situations. “The Flintsones” has been a very fun read and I was loving “Future Quest” before they decided to cancel it. I hope we find some more coming out soon. As you read this one, I am wandering the Halls of Javits at the Book Expo, so this was queued up for you very early in the morning. What titles in this group are you thinking about picking up? Let me know in the comments section below. See you next time.
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