Believe it or not, we are heading toward the fifty second issue of many of the currently running DC Comics titles. Back in 2011, the company relaunched “52” of its core titles under the banner of “The New 52” and this press release and images will help us celebrate the momentous occasion. Read on down below.
The Press Release:
Celebrating 52 issues of incredible storytelling, DC Entertainment’s May 2016 variant cover theme will pay homage to the #1 issues of eleven comics that debuted in 2011 when DC Entertainment rebooted their superhero publishing line and revitalized the comics industry as a whole. It was a momentous occasion then, and is an anniversary to celebrate now!
Inspired by Cliff Chiang’s Wonder Woman #1, Rags Morales and Brad Anderson’s Action Comics #1, Adam Hughes’ Batgirl #1, and more, these brand-new “The New 52” variants will grace the covers of those same landmark titles that are hitting issue #52 in May. Illustrated by an all-star lineup of incredible talent, May’s lineup of variant covers are as remarkable as the industry-changing covers they’re based on. “The New 52” variants are the latest in a variety of monthly themes.
Now that “Convergence” has finished its run and that “The New 52” appears to be a thing of the past also, DC Comics has launched quite a bit of new titles that were discussed in THIS POST. One of the titles starting anew is “Justice League Of America” which gets a brand new first issue and seems to be focused on giving us non-stop action that features the team that we shall eventually see on the live action screen. I’m speaking of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, The Flash and Cyborg. With this momentous new issue out we’re getting seven massive action loaded variant covers by Bryan Hitch and Alex Sinclair. I’ve presented them all for you to enjoy below. Check it out.
Director Zack Snyder tweeted a photo earlier yesterday to showcase actor Jason Momoa as “Aquaman”. He will be joining the large ensemble cast of DC Universe heroes and villains that are set to appear in the 2016 film “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice”; take a look.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I will stick by my stand on being against this particular casting based on how I have long known Aquaman to look like in the comics and animated form even though I like Momoa as an actor from “Game Of Thrones” and even his portrayal as “Conan The Barbarian”. Of course my view no longer matter since he has the role and will deliver it and hopefully excel in the task. To me he looks more like Poseidon or even Marvel Comics own “Namor The Sub-Mariner” (a character I hope we see added to their already expansive film universe). “Unite The Seven” is definitely a dramatic way to present the photo and I am sure that the remaining two are The Flash and Green Lantern who we shall get when this film is done and leads us to the eventual two part “Justice League” film of 2017. Momoa does look like a badass in the garb just the same and perhaps that is what the oft-maligned King Of The Seven Seas needs at this point. His current title by DC Comics is a solid read and he recently starred in the film “Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis” which is a worthy animated feature. What do you readers think about it? Fill me in where the comments allow you to do so and we will mull upon this together.
We’ve finally arrived at Week Four of the DC Comics month long initiative known as “VILLAINS Week” and for those who might just be joining us, this is a series of one-shot issues that spotlight some of the most nefarious denizens in the DC Universe. To see the past posts about the topic just click HERE to be brought up to speed. Now let’s get down to business with these issues that hit the racks on September 25th. The premise and art come from the proper publicity channels but my closing editorial is all me. Here we go.
ACTION COMICS #23.4: METALLO – Before he became Metal-Zero, John Corben had two great loves: his country and Lois Lane. Awakening from a coma after the events of ACTION COMICS #8, Corben finds himself betrayed by both—and now his Kryptonite heart beats only for revenge! And when he joins up with the Secret Society, there’s no limit to the destruction he can cause!
As previously discussed, the BIG EVENT across the DC Comics titles is “Villains Month” and I’ve already showcased the first weeks batch of titles in a post that you can review HERE in the event that you are just now joining us. Below you will find the “Week Two” titles images along with some light premise and the creative teams involved. These issues will all hit the stands on September 11th. Let’s go.
ACTION COMICS #23.2: ZOD – General Zod storms into The New 52! Witness the origin of this genocidal maniac, and learn how far he will go to destroy those who oppose him!