I’m going to have to get right down to the point with the first issues that are heading our way from DC Comics because the NY Comic Con is beginning this week and PiercingMetal is once again attending as a member of the press. We go all four days and have been feeding you some of the exciting stuff that will be happening during the media takeover and I hope that you’ve seen those posts. Just hit the “PiercingMetal Says” category if you missed anything and now onto the first issues and special editions that pique our interest from the fine folks at DC Entertainment.
BATMAN: THE DAWNBREAKER #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 even 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 SAM HUMPHRIES; Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER; Cover by JASON FABOK
BATMAN: THE DROWNED #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 even 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 DAN ABNETT; Art by PHILIP TAN; Cover by JASON FABOK
BATMAN: THE MERCILESS #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 even 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 PETER J. TOMASI; Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL; Cover by JASON FABOK
BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT #1: In a world where Batman has gone too far, The Joker must save Gotham City. He’s been called a maniac, a killer and the “Clown Prince of Crime” but “white knight”? Never. Until now…Set in a world where the Joker is cured of his insanity and homicidal tendencies, The Joker, now known as “Jack,” sets about trying to right his wrongs. First he plans to reconcile with Harley Quinn, and then he’ll try to save the city from the one person who he thinks is truly Gotham City’s greatest villain: Batman! Superstar writer and artist Sean Murphy (PUNK ROCK JESUS, THE WAKE) presents a seven-issue miniseries of a twisted Gotham City with a massive cast of heroes and villains that, at its heart, is a tragic story of a hero and a villain: Batman and The Joker. But which is the hero—and which the villain?
Written by SEAN MURPHY; Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
DC HOUSE OF HORROR #1: An all-new, all-creepy one-shot set in the DC Universe—just in time for Halloween! Martha Kent fights for her life against a creature from a spacecraft that lands in front of her farmhouse. A young woman is possessed by the spirit of a murderous Amazon warrior. The last surviving member of the Justice League faces down a horror beyond imagining. All these and more are what happens when the most exciting new voices in contemporary horror fiction are paired with the talents of some of the greatest artists in the DC firmament! And if that isn’t enough to scare you, there’s Keith Giffen, too.
Story by KEITH GIFFEN; Written by EDWARD LEE, BRIAN KEENE, NICK CUTTER, MARY SANGIOVANNI, WRATH JAMES WHITE, RONALD MALFI, WESTON OCHSE and BRYAN SMITH
Art by RAGS MORALES, BILQUIS EVELY, HOWARD PORTER, SCOTT KOLINS, DALE EAGLESHAM and others; Cover by MICHAEL WM. KALUTA
GOTHAM CITY GARAGE #1: A new series inspired by the DC Collectibles statue line! It’s been decades since Governor Lex Luthor turned Gotham City into a modern utopia, saving his people from the devastation that made the rest of the continent a wasteland. But his city isn’t paradise for everyone. If the Lexes network misfires, and a citizen wakes up and steps out of line, the Bat and his minions are brutal in restoring the status quo. So when young Kara Gordon, whose ridealong tech has never functioned optimally, rushes headlong into the Freescape, she’s shocked to find Gotham City Garage—where new friends might become family, if she lives long enough.
Written by JACKSON LANZING and COLLIN KELLY; Art by BRIAN CHING; Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
RAGMAN #1: After a failed mission to raid a tomb in the Israeli Desert, war veteran Rory Harper is plagued by the death of his partners. As Rory battles his guilt back in Gotham City, he discovers that what was in that tomb has followed him home, and it’s about to change his life. But as Rory begins his journey, an evil is invading Gotham City, and it wants what he’s discovered. A hero is born in this visionary reimagining of the Ragman mythos by writer Ray Fawkes and artist Inaki Miranda!
Written by RAY FAWKES; Art by INAKI MIRANDA; Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
THE RUFF & REDDY SHOW #1: In the Golden Age of television, Ruff and Reddy were on top of the entertainment world…until the world turned, and they were forgotten. Now, Ruff is a washed-up television actor. Reddy is a clerk in an upscale grocery store. Can a hungry young agent convince the two one-time partners to make a comeback—and convince the world that it wants to see the famously infamous dog-and-cat comedy team back in the spotlight? Don’t miss it if you can!
Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN; Art by MAC REY; Cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I said, time is of the essence for me at the moment with my preparations for NYCC being a top priority so let me just say that all of the Batman issues are of interest to me and especially since they will be having a cool specialized cover. Of course, that also means a higher cover price but oh well, at least they are one-shots. Don’t forget to ask for your freebie button with the purchase of the one-shot Batman issues. I showcased them back in September on THIS LINK if you somehow missed. Also, if you are attending the NY Comic Con this year or just are curious about the event be sure to follow our Official Instagram because I will be loading up as much as possible as I explore the event for all four days. Into the fray…..
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