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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 Reveals “Action Comics” #1000 Retailer Variants

A few days ago I shared the variant covers that span the years that “Action Comics” has been on the stands. These clever editions took a decade each to showcase the adventures of Superman, the Man Of Steel. Hopefully you saw that post and if not, just click HERE for the overview. You’re going to need this when you visit your local comic book retailer next month when issue #1000 hits the stands. In addition to those variants, many of the retailers will have their own exclusive editions and I’ve secured a stockpile of images for you to peruse. I’ve named the retailer and the artist involved in the variant cover and I’ve started with the two popular comic retail giants of our own Metropolis and then the rest are in alphabetical order. Check it out.

Forbidden Planet Exclusive (Jock Variant)

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Midtown Comics Exclusive (Olivier Copiel Variant)

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DC Comics Unveils “Action Comics” #1000 Variant Covers

The Press Release:
DC Entertainment celebrates 1000 issues of Action Comics with an all-star lineup of top talent as they pay tribute to the comic that started it all! Now, DC unveils the art for seven out of the eight variant covers, each designed to reflect a decade in the history of the Man of Steel! (I’ve started this presentation with the main cover for this particular issue for good measure – The variants will follow down after that one).

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“Action Comics” #1000

ACTION COMICS #1000: 1930s Variant cover by Steve Rude

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“Action Comics” #1000 (1930’s Variant)

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This Week: DC Comics Offers A Free “World Of Krypton” Comic @ Participating Retailers

You know we love the comic book stuff over here at the PiercingMetal Media Command HQ and when there is a free comic book to be snagged at your participating comic book retailer, you know we want to share the news with you. Starting today (which is also New Comic Book Day), customers at numerous shops can get themselves a brand spanking new first issue of “World Of Krypton”. Take a look at the cover art below.

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“World Of Krypton” #1

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Collectors might be interested in knowing that this is a reprint of a series that went by the same name back in 1987 and featured art and story by John Byrne and Mike Mignola. This issue comes with a spiffy exclusive new cover by Jason Badower. There is also a first-look at the new series which we’ve shared some posts about too. Click HERE for those trailers. I think this new series might be good and remember it airs on SyFy on 3/21.

Official Website: http://www.dccomics.com
Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krypton_(TV_series)