Hey readers of the comic book page, based on the stuff coming up straight away in my schedule I have to get two of our comic book solicitations to you today as opposed to doing them every couple of days. In case you’re wondering why, well its because the NY Comic Con for 2015 is right around the corner and I have to get all my ducks in a row since I attend every single day of the convention. There aren’t a lot in terms of first issues this month from DC Comics but check them out.
BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #1: It’s here at last—the sequel to the blockbuster weekly series BATMAN ETERNAL! Five years ago, Batman and Robin worked the most disturbing case of their crimefighting careers—bringing down the organization of the ultimate human trafficker, the mysterious woman known only as Mother. At the time, Dick Grayson never quite understood the scope of that case, but now its darkest secrets are coming back to haunt him and everyone else who ever worked with Batman! With Bruce Wayne now lost to them, Dick and all his allies are out in the cold! Who can they trust? Is someone among them not who they say they are? And who is the deadly, silent young woman in black who’s come to Gotham City looking for Batman? Prepare yourself for six months of international intrigue, twists and turns, and new additions to the world of Batman and Robin, from showrunners James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder, and writers Tim Seeley, Steve Orlando, Genevieve Valentine, Ed Brisson, and Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly!
Story and script by James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder; Art and cover by Tony S. Daniel
BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #2: Story by James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder; Script by Tim Seeley and James Tynion IV; Art by Paul Pelletier; Cover by Tony S. Daniel
BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #3: Story by James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder; Script by Tim Seeley and James Tynion IV; Art by Paul Pelletier; Cover by Tony S. Daniel
BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #4: Story by James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder; Script by Steve Orlando and James Tynion IV; Art by Scot Eaton; Cover by Tony S. Daniel
SUPERMAN: LOIS & CLARK #1: Following the epic events of CONVERGENCE, here are the adventures of the last sons and daughter of the Krypton and Earth as they try to survive in a world not their own. But can they keep this world from suffering the same fate as their own? Can this Superman stop the villains he once fought before they are created on this world? What is Intergang, and why does Lois’s discovery of it place everyone she loves in jeopardy? What will happen when their nine-year-old son learns the true identity of his parents? Make way for the original power couple, for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, until death do them part!
Written by Dan Jurgens; Art and cover by Lee Weeks
TELOS #1: The villain of the world-shattering CONVERGENCE event stars in his own new series! Set loose from his planetary tether at the end of the best-selling CONVERGENCE, Telos finds himself free and able to traverse space and time via a sliver of Brainiac’s powers. As this epic begins, he embarks on an odyssey, journeying across time and space in search of his past.
Written by Jeff King; Art by Carlo Pagulayan and Jason Paz
TITANS HUNT #1: CONVERGENCE is over, but the ripples are still being felt, especially by a young precog named Lilith. What are these visions she’s having of a Teen Titans team the world never knew? And why does she feel compelled to seek out Dick Grayson, Roy Harper, Donna Troy and an Atlantean named Garth and warn them that something dark and sinister is coming after them? Who are Mal, Gnarrk, Hank Hall and Dawn Granger, and what is their connection to the others—and to the fate of every soul on Earth? This is the Secret History of the TEEN TITANS!
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MEN – BATMAN #1: As the Darkseid War rages on, Batman’s role in Gotham City-—and the world—alters drastically as he’s forced to accept his new role as a God of Knowledge.
Written by Peter J. Tomasi; Art by Fernando Pasarin
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MEN – THE FLASH #1: The Flash is forced to take on the role of the Black Racer, harbinger of death! But can anyone escape this unlikely grim reaper?
Written by Rob Williams; Art by Jesus Merino
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MEN – GREEN LANTERN #1: With the Green Lantern Corps threatened by a strange extinction-level event on Oa, only Hal Jordan and John Stewart remain to save the Corps-—and themselves—from joining Darkseid’s army forever!
Written by Tom King; Art by Evan “Doc” Shaner
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MEN – SUPERMAN #1: Evolving into a God of Strength, Superman has become an angry, violent brute. But what unlikely hero can save him?
Written by Francis Manapul; Art by Bong Dazo
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MEN – LEX LUTHOR #1: Lex Luthor has gained the power of a God, but his one failure continues to deny him the peace he craves—and only a crazed Superman can help him get it!
Written by Francis Manapul; Art by Bong Dazo
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MEN – SHAZAM! #1: A boy becomes an army of Gods! No longer does Billy Batson have access to the powers of the Old Gods. Now, he commands the combined might of Highfather, Mantis and other New Gods. But these Gods are not passive. And they will sooner destroy Billy than give up control of their power.
Written by Steve Orlando; Art by Scott Kolins
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I guess the title that piques my interest the most right off the bat comes care of “Batman and Robin Eternal” since it sounds interesting. Considering its going to keep my finances busy a few times a month it better be. I’m also thinking about picking up the “Telos” and “Titans Hunt” titles to see what they are all about. I am not too sure about the “Justice League Gods and Monsters” issues though because with them all being single issue one-shots, there is a very good chance it’s all collected together very soon. What do you readers think about this month’s offerings? Anything making your wallet move to your hand for easier access? Let me know in the comments section below.
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