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DC Comics First Issues Coming June 2018

From the look of it, it seems like the folks at DC Comics are going to send us into the summer with a whole lot of reading based on the rundown of newly launching titles this month. I’ve also heard some rumbling that a title-wide relaunch is being planned in similar fashion to what Marvel Comics is doing. Speaking frankly, I don’t really agree with that being done since so much good has been coming out since the demise of “The New 52” but I digress. Here we go with the official PR copy and images and my normal editorial overview afterward.

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“Hawkman” #1

HAWKMAN #1: Spinning out of the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, Carter Hall returns to the DC Universe! An explorer of the ancient and unknown, Hawkman finds himself embroiled in a long-standing mission to discover the true purpose of his many reincarnations. Carter races around the globe trying to piece together an ancient prophecy, but will he be able to face down his past lives lurking around every corner?

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI • Art and cover by BRYAN HITCH • Variant cover by STJEPAN SEJIC

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“Justice League” #1

JUSTICE LEAGUE #1: “THE TOTALITY” part one! A brand-new era begins here! Comics legends Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung launch the Justice League into a cosmos-shaking mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes…in ways our heroes couldn’t possibly imagine! In this debut issue, Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will shatter the world as they know it, while a familiar face strikes out on a dark path…

Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art by JIM CHEUNG and MARK MORALES • Cover by JIM CHEUNG
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DC Comics First Issues Coming May 2018

Let’s take a look at the first issues and special editions that are launching this month from the DC Comics folks. It’s not as hefty a pile as that of the Marvel Comics group but still some worthwhile editions to examine. As always, the copy and images come care of their press outreach but the closing editorial notes are all us. Here we go.

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“DC Nation” #0

DC NATION #0: These stories will appear only in this comic book and will not be reprinted in another comic book before each series’ collected editions. Only the first printing of this issue will have a cover price of $0.25. This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details. Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, this special comic priced at just $0.25 US features three brand-new stories from a lineup of superstar talent—and each tale serves as a prelude to some of the biggest DC events of 2018!

First, find out how The Joker reacts when he discovers Catwoman has turned her back on crime and plans to marry his archnemesis. Can the Clown Prince of Crime stand to see Batman happy? Writer Tom King and artist Clay Mann set up the events that lead to BATMAN #50!

Then, DARK NIGHTS: METAL shook the DC Universe to its deepest foundations—now it’s time to rejoin legendary writer Scott Snyder, along with all-star artist Jorge Jimenez and co-writers James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson, for the prelude to JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! Discover what universe-shattering mysteries have emerged from the most wondrous and chaotic corners of the cosmos to hunt the Justice League in DC’s summer blockbuster event!

And get your first glimpse at Superman’s new world in this exclusive preview of the upcoming six-issue miniseries MAN OF STEEL, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by José Luis García-López. With Truth, Justice and the American Way all under attack, both Superman and Clark Kent find there’s never been a more important time to stand up for what they believe in.

BATMAN wedding prelude written by TOM KING with art by CLAY MANN
JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE PRELUDE written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV and JOSHUA WILLIAMSON with art by JORGE JIMENEZ
MAN OF STEEL prelude written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS with art by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ
Cover by JORGE JIMENEZ
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DC Comics First Issues Coming March 2018

Hello again my friends and yes, you have arrived at yet another comic book summary. I’m hitting you hard with the new DC Comics launches that are coming out this March and several of them follow the recently told “Milk Wars” storyline that featured the Young Animals line of characters. Let’s have a look. The premise and art come from the DC resources but the closing editorial is all me. Here we go.

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“Immortal Men” #1

THE IMMORTAL MEN #1: “THE END OF FOREVER” part one! There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time…and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years—but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope—an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden’s emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men’s survival—but will Conquest get to him first?

Written by JAMES TYNION IV • Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
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DC Comics First Issues Coming February 2018

So here we are in February and according to one groundhog, the winter is going to last for another six weeks. Of course the other one said its an early Spring but who can really trust what these critters feel will be the case. It’s been a promising January in terms of all things music and mass media but now its time to get into the new month with a wide assortment of the comics that are hitting the racks from the DC Comics side of the fence. As usual, the overall premise and cover art comes from their resources but the editorial closing is all me. Let’s begin with a couple of titles that were re-solicited for this month after being expected last month.

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“Sideways” #1

SIDEWAYS #1: During the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, high school junior Derek James accidentally fell through a rift into the dark matter dimension! Now, as Sideways, he can create rifts in midair to leap through dimensions at will! But with that much power comes great liability—and cracks are starting to form in the fabric of the space-time continuum…

Written by DAN DiDIO and JUSTIN JORDAN; Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

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“The Terrifics” #1

THE TERRIFICS #1: Bound together by fate, united by the spirit of exploration and hope for tomorrow, the Terrifics are bound from the Dark Multiverse of Metal! When Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl find themselves literally bound together by a tragic accident, our team of unlikely allies must rely on one another to make their way back home. But a startling revelation on their return trip brings them face to face with a new mystery: Where in the universe is Tom Strong?

Written by JEFF LEMIRE; Art by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO; Cover by IVAN REIS
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DC Comics First Issues Coming January 2018

Boy oh boy, I can only imagine what kind of a reading year this is going to be with the great stack of DC Comics first go rounds that are hitting the racks this month. We’ve already digested the Marvel Comics stuff so now let’s see what is happening on the DC Comics side of the fence. As always the copy and any images come from official provisions, and I’ll return with some editorial opinion. Here we go.

SIDEWAYS #1: During the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, high school junior Derek James accidentally fell through a rift into the dark matter dimension! Now, as Sideways, he can create rifts in midair to leap through dimensions at will! But with that much power comes great liability—and cracks are starting to form in the fabric of the space-time continuum…

Written by DAN DiDIO and JUSTIN JORDAN; Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

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“Sideways” #1

THE TERRIFICS #1: Bound together by fate, united by the spirit of exploration and hope for tomorrow, the Terrifics are bound from the Dark Multiverse of Metal! When Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl find themselves literally bound together by a tragic accident, our team of unlikely allies must rely on one another to make their way back home. But a startling revelation on their return trip brings them face to face with a new mystery: Where in the universe is Tom Strong?

Written by JEFF LEMIRE; Art by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO; Cover by IVAN REIS

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“The Terrifics” #1

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