Let’s continue on with the comic book solicitations when it comes to the DC Comics side of the fence in terms of first issues and special anniversaries. This month, we are hitting what amounts to a milestone in comic book history as “Detective Comics” hits its 1000th issue. I began a lengthy post of variant covers a few months ago and added to it as I discovered any new variations. You should definitely peruse that narrative by clicking HERE just in case you are interested in a few of the issues since some of them are rare and very exclusive. Now let’s get onto the rest of the stuff.
THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS: THE GRIM KNIGHT #1: Ripped from Batman’s greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world’s most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition. This one-shot has a big 28-page story! One shot.
written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV; art by EDUARDO RISSO; cover by JOCK
DETECTIVE COMICS #1000: After 80 years, it’s here—the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman’s past, present and future…plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here!
written by PETER J. TOMASI, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, TOM KING, PAUL DINI, WARREN ELLIS, GEOFF JOHNS, DENNIS O’NEIL, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, KEVIN SMITH, SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV and others – art by DOUG MAHNKE, NEAL ADAMS, GREG CAPULLO, TONY S. DANIEL, STEVE EPTING, KELLEY JONES, JIM LEE, ALEX MALEEV, DUSTIN NGUYEN, JOELLE JONES, ALVARO MARTINEZ and others. wraparound cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
DIAL H FOR HERO #1: Miguel, a teen daredevil, becomes the newest wielder of the Hero Dial—a rotary phone-like device that grants the user superpowers for one hour when they dial H-E-R-O. Will he rise as a new hero in the DC Universe or crumble under the weight of responsibility the dial thrusts upon him? This blistering new six-issue miniseries joins the Wonder Comics lineup with stories by award-winning fan favorite Sam Humphries (HARLEY QUINN) and art by Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck).
written by SAM HUMPHRIES; art and cover by JOE QUINONES
GREEN ARROW #50: Spinning out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE and HEROES IN CRISIS! When a black ops organization discovers Green Arrow’s long-held secret—a mysterious weapon in the form of a box, given to him by the Justice League—they’ll deploy their top undercover agent: Black Canary! On opposite sides of this festering secret, Green Arrow and Black Canary will clash as only two lovers can—by aiming straight for the heart! A mystery six months in the making, the box that can destroy the Justice League will be opened…and the Emerald Archer’s world will be forever changed. This extra-sized anniversary issue of Green Arrow’s life isn’t just ending…it’s burning to the ground!
written by COLLIN KELLY and JACKSON LANZING; art by JAVIER FERNANDEZ; cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So there you have it. This month I might only be picking up the anniversary edition of “Detective Comics” because its $10 a copy and this is the kind of thing that the collector’s mania compels me to buy a couple of. I’ll be passing on the assorted variants and am announcing that so the super duper diehards know that there is at least an additional copy in the mix thanks to my passing them over. What do you readers think of this months stuff from DC Comics? Will you be purchasing anything? Chime in down below.
Official Website: http://www.dccomics.com