Hello again my friends and yes, you have arrived at yet another comic book summary. I’m hitting you hard with the new DC Comics launches that are coming out this March and several of them follow the recently told “Milk Wars” storyline that featured the Young Animals line of characters. Let’s have a look. The premise and art come from the DC resources but the closing editorial is all me. Here we go.
THE IMMORTAL MEN #1: “THE END OF FOREVER” part one! There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time…and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years—but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope—an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden’s emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men’s survival—but will Conquest get to him first?
Written by JAMES TYNION IV • Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
ETERNITY GIRL #1: Caroline Sharp has been a lot of things, including both a superhero and a super-spy. But now, with those days behind her and her powers proving unreliable, Caroline finds herself stuck in a life weighed down by her depression and an inability to change. You see, Caroline is going to live forever, and there is no escape to be had. The very act of living reminds her that, to the rest of existence, she is an anomaly. All of that could change, however, when her old foe, Madame Atom, comes to her with an intriguing offer. Madame Atom can give Caroline the power to end her life; she just has to destroy the rest of the world. This brand-new DC’s Young Animal miniseries spins out of the Milk Wars event, written by GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim and Kim) and illustrated by Eisner-winning artist Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye).
Written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO; Art and cover by SONNY LIEW
CAVE CARSON HAS AN INTERSTELLAR EYE #1: After a year of multiverse-hopping and fighting in the Milk Wars, returning to a normal life of digging and cave-diving just isn’t the same for explorer Cave Carson. Sure, he’s got his podcast, family and that cybernetic eye, but reminiscing about times gone by isn’t the same as living. Luckily for Cave Carson and his daughter Chloe, they’re about to get sucked into an all-new adventure—literally—when they go spelunking in a black hole! But what’s caused this black hole to appears and what’s its connection to the intergalactic music sensation Star Adam?
Written by JON RIVERA; Art and cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING
MOTHER PANIC: GOTHAM A.D. #1: After the fallout of MILK WARS, Violet Paige finds herself in a Gotham City unlike any we have seen before. Ten years into the future, in a world without a Batman, Gotham City has been taken over by the Collective, with Gala acting as Head of Citystate. In a high-tech town with zero tolerance toward caped crusaders and masked vigilantes (except for those designed by Gala and her association of aristocratic artisans), what’s a woman who has vowed vengeance to do? And what’s happened to her mother, Rebecca Paige? Perhaps The Joker, now a sad clown who makes balloon toys shaped like tommy guns and machetes on the abandoned Gotham docks, has the answers. Find out for yourself as Mother Panic returns to a different Bat-time, different Bat-channel.
Written by JODY HOUSER • Art by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA; Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
SHADE, THE CHANGING WOMAN #1: Shade has shed her alien identity. She’s stepped out of her original Earth body and into another one. Now, free of the burdens of any past life, and finally on her own, she sets out to see more of her new home. But how does she cope when the madness takes all the human emotions she was forced to confront in the Milk Wars and turns them into a bouillabaisse of memory and confusion? And to make it even more challenging, Shade must also face her namesake, the original Changing Man.
Written by CECIL CASTELLUCCI; Art by MARLEY ZARCONE; Backup feature art by JAMIE COE; Cover by BECKY CLOONAN
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told I still don’t know what to make of the whole “Milk Wars” events and with a few big shows coming up for me to need some merchandise cash for I might have to look at these on the racks first. What do you readers think about these titles? Does anything “speak” to you as a fan of the medium? Let me know down in the comments section below.
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