Holy Time Jump Batman! I cannot believe we are already in November. Did you readers have a fun Halloween yesterday? If you dressed up for any party or did it just in spirit of the day I hope you had an awesome time. So yeah this month of November is ready to rock our socks with the geek stuff because we have three things to enjoy in terms of the shows and films with “Thor: Ragnarok” opening at the end of the week and then “Punisher” on Netflix and then it’s the “Justice League” film which we should celebrate a little louder on a post about DC Comics. While we are on that topic of “Justice League” and comics, there are a number of variant covers being released this month and I shined a spotlight on them in an earlier post that you can find on THIS LINK. Since today is also New Comic Book Day you are going to want to double check with your retailer when you pop in for your titles this week if any of those covers interest you. Okay let’s get on down to the nitty gritty. As usual the press copy and images come from the DC Entertainment folks but all this fine editorial stuff comes from me – Here we go.
BATMAN: THE DEVASTATOR #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 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!
Written by FRANK TIERI; Art by TONY S. DANIEL; Cover by JASON FABOK
THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS #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 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!
Written by JAMES TYNION IV; Art by RILEY ROSSMO; Cover by JASON FABOK
Welcome to August my comic loving friends and I hope that the summer has been treating you well so far. Can you believe that we are almost done with it? Before you blink, September is going to be here and it’s back to school for the readers who are doing that and more focus on the workaday world for the folks that enjoyed some quality break time during the summer months. I’m starting our comic book solicitations narratives with the stuff coming out from DC Comics this month because we are going to find the movie “Suicide Squad” opening up at the end of the week. This will be the third film in the growing DC Extended Universe and there are plenty of titles with characters from the film on the stands this month. We posted the films “Blitz Trailer” some weeks ago which you can see HERE if you missed it. As before I’m using the provided to the media press copy and artwork to bring all of this coolness to your attention. I’ll return at the close to offer up some additional personal Geek opinion. Here we go, and believe me you will want a new coffee or water for this since there are quite a few titles to line out. Please remember that these are for across the whole month and have not been broken down into a week by week availability.
ALL-STAR BATMAN #1: “My Own Worst Enemy” part one! Superstar writer Scott Snyder explodes into an all-new Batman series alongside legendary artist John Romita Jr., reimagining some of the Dark Knight’s greatest villains. First up: Two-Face! Batman must take Two-Face to a destination out of Gotham City, but the duplicitous villain has a two of spades up his sleeve. Every assassin, bounty hunter and ordinary citizen with something to hide is on their tails with one goal: kill Batman! Handcuffed together on the road to hell, this is Batman and Two-Face as you’ve never seen them before!
Written by SCOTT SNYDER • Art and cover by JOHN ROMITA JR., DANNY MIKI and DECLAN SHALVEY • Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and DANNY MIKI
BLUE BEETLE: REBIRTH #1: Lost in the desert with no memory of the past few years, teenager Jaime Reyes must find his way home again—but when he reaches his town, he’s shocked to find it abandoned and in the hands of government officials…officials who are very interested in the Blue Beetle and the scarab that gives him his power! How can Jaime find his family and uncover the secret behind the town’s seizure—and why Kord Industries is helping keep the world from learning the truth? This is a one-shot issue.
Alright my friends, we are up to the DC Comics offerings for June 2016 and this is the big one, or well at least the start of the big one because the “DC Universe: Rebirth” event is here. Yep, there is no more “The New 52” series running and it’s time to go back to the basics and start anew. This new initiative is going to find brand new first issues coming out en masse and many of them will be available twice a month once the series get started. Many of the titles will bear a $2.99 cover price which is cool since it’s a little cheaper but remember you will be getting two issues each month so it probably doesn’t matter if you collect a lot of titles and buy that “reserved for posterity” copy as well. With “Rebirth”, the core titles will each get a special one-shot “Rebirth” issue that will lead us into the new series. Since the new comics have already hit the stands a couple of days ago with my timing of this post, I can say that I read a bunch and its really off to a promising start. I highly recommend that you start your own journey into “Rebirth” with the special edition one-shot that came out last month entitled “DC Universe: Rebirth”. Its already up to a third printing as it’s been that well-received. As always the press and images come care of our friends at DC Comics and we only showcase the first issue in the narratives. There are other titles running concurrently. Here we go.
SUPERMAN: REBIRTH #1: The world needs a Man of Steel, but can Superman protect the world while raising a super-son with his wife, Lois Lane? IT BEGINS: Now it’s Clark’s turn to be Pa Kent and teach his son what it means to be super, but who is hunting Superman’s son—and why?
Written by PETER J. TOMASI; Art by DOUG MAHNKE and JAIME MENDOZA; Cover by DOUG MAHNKE
SUPERMAN #1: “THE SON OF SUPERMAN” chapter one. The Last Son of Krypton must decide whether to help his young son use his new and rapidly increasing abilities, or hide them from the world.
THE CREATORS: The team supreme that brought fans the adventures of Damian Wayne in “Batman and Robin” returns for the adventures of Superman and his offspring.