This month the DC Comics stuff is going to be really, really interesting as the events that were led up to from “Dark Nights: Metal” manifest, we are getting a whole batch of new Batman one-shot issues. You’re going to want to keep this stuff on hand in your collection and then there is the 25th Anniversary of Harley Quinn to celebrate. Remember that this year’s “Batman Day” is being changed to “Harley Quinn Day”. Here are the debut launches and special editions coming from those distinguished chaps (and chapettes) at DC Comics. The overview and art comes care of their sources but don’t worry I will return at the close with some editorial thoughts. Here we go.
BATMAN: THE RED DEATH #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! ONE-SHOT.
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON; Art by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO; Cover by JASON FABOK
BATMAN: THE MURDER MACHINE #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! ONE-SHOT.
Written by FRANK TIERI; Art by RICARDO FEDERICI; Cover by JASON FABOK
BOMBSHELLS UNITED #1: The Bombshells are back in an all-new series! As our new tale begins, the year is 1943, and Wonder Woman is called to Arizona for help by two young girls named Cassie Sandsmark and Donna Troy! The girls’ friends and families are being displaced from their homes and forced into internment camps! To save them, can Wonder Woman fight against the same people she once fought alongside?
Written by MARGUERITE BENNETT; Art by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE; Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
DASTARDLY & MUTTLEY #1: It’s a red-letter day for the good folk of Unliklistan as they start to power up their first atomic reactor. But after pushing the wrong button, the ultra-rare radioactive element, unstabilium, has been released into the atmosphere! Now it’s up to pilot Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Atcherly and his navigator Captain Dudley “Mutt” Muller to save the day. Will they safely complete their mission? Or are things about to get a little…wacky?
Written by GARTH ENNIS; Art and cover by MAURICET
HARLEY QUINN 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1: Celebrate twenty-five years of Harley Quinn with this collection of stories by some legendary Harley talent and some who’ve never drawn her before! How does Harley manage her insanely jam-packed life on Coney Island? What haven’t we seen from her past with the Joker? And can even Harley’s psychological acumen crack the twisted mind of…Robin, the Boy Wonder?
Written by AMANDA CONNER, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, PAUL DINI and CHIP ZDARSKY; Art by AMANDA CONNER, CHAD HARDIN, JOE QUINONES and others; Cover by AMANDA CONNER
WONDER WOMAN/CONAN #1: What makes one a legend? How do legends carve their names into history, when countless others are forgotten? Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian are destined by the fates to be legendary, but when their stories collide, will both emerge victorious, or will the fickle Gods cut their lives short? Co-published with Dark Horse Comics.
Written by GAIL SIMONE; Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN; Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I love the idea of the Batman one-shots but for me this month belongs to Harley so Happy Anniversary to her. Wow, 25 years! Can you believe it? I’m a fan since around that time so its awesome to find this being celebrated. I might pick up the Dastardly title but with the “Wonder Woman/Conan” I might want to peruse on the shelves first to see if I like it enough. Plus if this is a mini-series it will likely be collected into a trade paperback soon enough. I am also curious about the obviously quirky “Dastardly and Muttley” since we have found so many Hanna Barbera characters being given more of a “real life” spin. “The Flinstones” is a hoot of a read for sure so check those out if you haven’t already. So what do you readers think of this lot of DC Comics coolness? Are there any that you want to pick up for your collection? Let me know down in the comments section below.
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