Holy Time Jump Batman! I cannot believe we are already in November. Did you readers have a fun Halloween yesterday? If you dressed up for any party or did it just in spirit of the day I hope you had an awesome time. So yeah this month of November is ready to rock our socks with the geek stuff because we have three things to enjoy in terms of the shows and films with “Thor: Ragnarok” opening at the end of the week and then “Punisher” on Netflix and then it’s the “Justice League” film which we should celebrate a little louder on a post about DC Comics. While we are on that topic of “Justice League” and comics, there are a number of variant covers being released this month and I shined a spotlight on them in an earlier post that you can find on THIS LINK. Since today is also New Comic Book Day you are going to want to double check with your retailer when you pop in for your titles this week if any of those covers interest you. Okay let’s get on down to the nitty gritty. As usual the press copy and images come from the DC Entertainment folks but all this fine editorial stuff comes from me – Here we go.
BATMAN: THE DEVASTATOR #1: As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!
Written by FRANK TIERI; Art by TONY S. DANIEL; Cover by JASON FABOK
THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #1: As the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL rock the DC Universe, the creatures of the Dark Multiverse stand ready to invade our world! How can the World’s Greatest Heroes stop a horde of deadly beings that appear to be powerful nightmare versions of familiar figures? Find out in these special tie-in issues!
Written by JAMES TYNION IV; Art by RILEY ROSSMO; Cover by JASON FABOK
DEADMAN #1: “Journey into Death” part one! When we last left Deadman, the true story had barely begun! Deadman’s death was unsolved, and his fate was intertwined with that of his parents and siblings. Even the Dark Night Detective couldn’t solve the mysteries of Boston Brand’s fantastic secrets! Now, Batman is back, confronting Deadman about who was really behind his death. Was Boston Brand’s assassination a test for the League of Assassins? Why does Batman think Ra’s al Ghul was involved? And why does Deadman need the help of Zatanna, Phantom Stranger, Dr. Fate and the Spectre to defend Nanda Parbat?
Written by NEAL ADAMS; Art and cover by NEAL ADAMS
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1: DC Comics presents to you a 12-issue maxiseries from the critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns, artist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson. You are not prepared for what lies ahead within these pages, good readers.
Written by GEOFF JOHNS; Art and cover by GARY FRANK
DARK NIGHTS: METAL #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT: DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and THE CASTING hinted at dark corners of reality that have never been seen till now! Now, as DARK NIGHTS: METAL begins, the Dark Multiverse is revealed in all its devastating danger—and the threats it contains are coming for the DC Universe! This new director’s cut presents Greg Capullo’s spectacular pencil art with Scott Snyder’s original script!
Written by SCOTT SNYDER; Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO
HAWKMAN: FOUND #1: One of DC’S greatest heroes is missing! No one has seen or heard from Carter Hall—a.k.a. Hawkman—in years. Reincarnated repeatedly since the dawn of humanity, Hawkman has spent his many lives uncovering history’s most fantastic mysteries, and now he has become one himself! Take a journey into the one of the darkest corners of the DC Universe as a mysterious man tries to piece together what happened to Hawkman, and how it all connects to the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL! One-shot.
Written by JEFF LEMIRE; Art by BRYAN HITCH and KEVIN NOWLAN; Cover by BRYAN HITCH
BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL #1: Batman may own the night, but with new villains emerging during the day he needs an ally to defend the city when he can’t. Only one teen is up to the challenge, Duke Thomas. After months of training, he’s ready to step out of the shadow of the bat to become his own kind of hero. Meet Gotham City’s newest protector: The Signal! Spinning out of adventures in ALL-STAR BATMAN and WE ARE ROBIN, comics superstar Scott Snyder and newcomer Tony Patrick take our young hero to new heights in this exciting miniseries with artwork by Cully Hamner.
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and TONY PATRICK; Art and cover by CULLY HAMNER
AQUAMAN ANNUAL #1: Aquaman’s dream of unity between surface and sea has come true! A utopia of human and Atlantean ingenuity, and a symbol of harmony between the two cultures, the city of Crownspire is Arthur Curry’s greatest achievement. There Aquaman, Mera, and Tom Curry live in content. But who built Crownspire? Where is Murk? And what exactly is Tom Curry? Something is very wrong with Aquaman’s world, and if he doesn’t find out soon he may never live to see another day.
Written by PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON; Art and cover by MAX FIUMARA
GREEN ARROW ANNUAL #1: Christmas is a time for reflection, relatives and…revenge! So says Count Vertigo, who returns to Seattle to send Oliver Queen on a violent, mind-bending journey into his own past and future. The hidden secrets of GREEN ARROW are laid bare in this oversize special that tests the already tenuous bonds between Team Arrow, featuring the long-awaited returns of Shado, Diggle and the dark archer Merlyn!
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY; Art by ELEANORA CARLINI; Cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1: Lobo’s secret—revealed! Only Batman has known why Lobo is in the JLA—until now! The Main Man’s secret is laid bare when he recruits Black Canary alone for a mission into deep space to take on one of the nastiest bastiches the galaxy’s ever known. But will this be a one-way trip for Canary? Legendary artist Kelley Jones joins series writer Steve Orlando to find out in what promises to be one of the greatest Lobo epics ever told!
Written by STEVE ORLANDO; Art and cover by KELLEY JONES
SUPER SONS ANNUAL #1: “SUPER-PETS UNLEASHED”! The World’s Furriest team Krypto and Titus—together at last! Tired of the boys stealing the spotlight, the doggy duo lead the Super Sons on a canine-powered epic!
Written by PETER J. TOMASI; Art by PAUL PELLETIER; Cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
BATMAN: CREATURE OF THE NIGHT #1: Young Bruce Wainwright lost his parents in a violent crime…and in the real world, no superheroes exist to save the day. But as grief and rage builds inside Bruce until he feels he can’t keep it inside anymore, something strange starts taking wing in the Gotham night! Perhaps Bruce’s grief isn’t inside him after all? Modern masters Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon unite for the spiritual companion to the beloved SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY, putting a new spin you’ve never seen before on the legend of Batman—and the dark emotions that drive him!
Written by KURT BUSIEK; Art and cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
BLACK LIGHTNING: COLD DEAD HANDS #1: All-new mini-series by original creator Tony Isabella teamed with superstar artist Clayton Henry! Black Lightning is back and things are not the same! In his home town of Cleveland, high school teacher Jefferson Pierce is a role model for his students. As Black Lightning, he’s fighting to keep them safe, even as his city’s streets are invaded by local gangs with deadly super-weapons. And wait until you see who their supplier is! Real-world issues in a super-hero world! Expect the unexpected!
Written by TONY ISABELLA; Art and cover by CLAYTON HENRY
THE DEMON: HELL IS EARTH #1: Jason Blood and Etrigan: the best of enemies, destined to spend eternity bound together. When a haunting vision leads Jason to Death Valley, a supernatural weapon is unleashed, radically transforming not only the land, but also Blood…and the Demon. The worst, though, is yet to come, as hell begins to make its way into our world. Don’t miss the start of this horrifying miniseries, where Etrigan and Blood’s relationship will be changed forever!
Written by ANDREW CONSTANT; Art and cover by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY
HARLEY QUINN: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR SPECIAL EDITION #1: If you thought you’d seen all the mayhem Harley was capable of unleashing with the help of an all-powerful genie and infinite wishes…well, we wish you’d known better! This oversize special presents the Loot Crate-exclusive story as a stand-alone comic, available in comics shops for the first time ever, with an additional eighteen (18!) pages of brand-new story and art by Amanda Conner! ONE-SHOT.
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI; Art by AMANDA CONNER and CHAD HARDIN; Cover by AMANDA CONNER
MYSTIK U #1: Leave the world of the mundane behind and step through the magical doors of Mystik U! After a tragic accident, a young Zatanna Zatara, under the guidance of Rose Psychic, enrolls in a mysterious university that teaches its students how to master their unique brands of magic. Will Zatanna fit in with her new classmates (Enchantress, Sargon the Sorcerer, Faust and more!) and unlock her true potential? Find out in this exciting bimonthly miniseries from novelist Alisa Kwitney (DESTINY) and Mike Norton (Revival, Runaways)!
Written by ALISA KWITNEY; Art by MIKE NORTON; Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
INJUSTICE 2 ANNUAL #1: “Paradise Lost.” Ever since the overthrow of Superman’s regime, Wonder Woman—his most trusted ally—has been held a prisoner on her native Themyscira. How did she come to this low point? What is it about the Wonder Woman of this world that made her so very different from any other incarnation and susceptible to Superman’s brutal, world- conquering vision? When was love lost and when did the greatest heart harden? The tragic story is told here. “King and Gerads draw upon the magical lunacy of the Fourth World, while delivering a modern opener that feels like fireworks in the brain.”—Gail Simone (CLEAN ROOM, BIRDS OF PREY)
Written by TOM TAYLOR; Art by MARCO SANTUCCI; Cover by BRUNO REDONDO and JUAN ALBARRAN
NEW TALENT SHOWCASE 2017 #1: The latest graduates from the DC Talent Development Workshops show off their skills in stories starring some of DC’s greatest characters. In these tales, Poison Ivy fights an ancient demon, Doctor Fate is confronted by the cost of magic, Red Hood and Duke Thomas face off in a training day simulation and so much more!
Written by Erica Harrell, Desirée Proctor, David Accampo, Aaron Gillespie, Al Letson, Tony Patrick and Owl Goingback; Art by Sam Lotfi, Minkyu Jung, Lynne Yoshii, Siya Oum, Matt Merhoff, Lalit Sharma and Jagdish Kumar; Montage cover by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS and others
THE JETSONS #1: Meet George Jetson, a family man living an analog life in a digital world. His wife, Jane, is a brilliant NASA scientist working off-world at a conference, his daughter Judy is a social butterfly trying to discover her calling, and his boy Elroy is either doing homework or using robotic technology to break the rules. Strangest of all, George’s mother has downloaded herself into Rosie the robot!
Join this postmodern family as doom rockets toward them from the outer reaches of the galaxy on a crash course of destruction!
Written by JIMMY PALMIOTTI; Art by PIER BRITO; Cover by AMANDA CONNER
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Historically speaking, I’ve always secured the annuals when I saw them on the stands so I will likely get those. I’m loving the Hanna Barbera offerings as they’ve been presented and think that “The Jestsons” might be a fun ride into the future. Let’s face it, “The Flintstones” is a really fun read. If you’ve not checked that one out yet you might want to look into a couple of the collected editions. There is a lot of good stuff hitting the shelves for sure and I will be keeping up on the Batman one-shots that have been coming out. It seems like the final chapter one-shot comes care of “Batman: Devsstator” and remember there should be the chance to get a free button from your retailer as well. I discussed those freebies on THIS LINK in case you missed it and if this is the first time you are hearing about them it doesn’t hurt to see if they have any of the older ones from last month. There are six in total and I am sure if you are a store regular that they will hook you up with what you missed. A happy customer is a repeat one after all. Alright that brings me to the end of this one. What do you think you will be picking up this month? Chime in down below with your picks or pull list because I love knowing what others are reading and why. It might spark me to investigate something else.
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