Hello again comic book fans and in case you are just joining the site, Happy New Year to you all. We are off and running already as you can see and not wasting time reflecting on the past year anymore and instead dishing out the awesome first issue comics that are coming out from the DC Comics side of the fence. Check out the provided press copy and artwork from the DC Entertainment folks and then I will return with some picks of my own for the month. Remember that there are numerous variant covers for these editions and a heap of concurrently running titles. Here we go.
THE KAMANDI CHALLENGE #1: Prepare to take part in one of the greatest adventures from the infinite future of the DC Universe, and join the industry’s top creative teams in a round-robin, no-holds-barred, storytelling extravaganza titled THE KAMANDI CHALLENGE! Born from the mind of Jack “King” Kirby, the post-apocalyptic Earth of Kamandi has been a fan favorite for decades, and now 14 intrepid teams of writers and artists build on this incredible foundation and take the title character on an epic quest to find his long-lost parents and travel to places seen and unseen in the DC Universe.
Each issue will end with an unimaginable cliffhanger, and it’s up to the next creative team to resolve it before creating their own. It’s a challenge worthy of “The King” himself! In this premiere issue, the Last Boy on Earth is dragged from his safe haven by a group of tigers, only to face the nightmarish threat of the ultimate weapon!
Written by Dan Abnett and Dan Didio; Art by Dale Eaglesham, Keith Giffen and Scott Koblish; Cover by Bruce Timm
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE ATOM REBIRTH #1: SPINNING OUT OF THE PAGES OF JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. SUICIDE SQUAD! Meet Ryan Choi, prodigious theoretical physics student with severe allergies and crippling social anxiety. But little does young Ryan know, his first day at Ivy University marks the start of an epic journey into the very heart of the DC Universe! One shot.
Written by Steve Orlando; Art by Andy Macdonald; Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado
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