Pre-Order DC Futures End 3D Covers Sept. 2014

DC Comics: Futures End 3D Lenticular Moving Covers Sept. 2014

 

Pre-Order your DC Comics Futures End 3D moving covers or 2D standard covers ASAP

Unfortunately, DC Comics will not have all cover previews until May 27th, 2014.
Some have the pre-production covers are shown before converting them to 3D.

These comic versions
have to be ordered by Wed. May 28, 2014
to avoid disappointment.

 

* 3D lenticular moving covers have a $3.99 US cover price

* 2D standard regular covers have a $2.99 US cover price

There are 41 different Futures End one-shots
coming out in September 2014.

 

Regular numbering for the DC Comics titles will resume in October.

 

Sept. 3rdACTION COMICS: Futures End #1Writer: Sholly Fisch
Penciller: Pascal Alixe
Cover: Lee Weeks
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Sept. 3rdAQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS: Futures End #1Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Sean Chen
Inker: Mark Irwin
Cover: Yvel Guichet
Aquaman and the Others Futures End 1A Aquaman and the Others Futures End 1B
Sept. 3rdBATWING: Futures End #1Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Penciller: Eduardo Pansica
Inker: Julio Ferreira
Cover: Dan Panosian
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Sept. 3rdDETECTIVE COMICS: Futures End #1Writer: Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato
Penciller: Scott Hepburn
Inker: Scott Hepburn
Cover: Jay Fabok
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Sept. 3rdEARTH 2: Futures End #1Writer: Daniel H. Wilson
Penciller: Eddy Barrows
Inker: Eber Ferreira
Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli
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Sept. 3rdGRAYSON: Futures End #1Writer: Tom King
Penciller: Stephen Mooney
Inker: Stephen Mooney
Cover: Andrew Robinson
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Sept. 3rdGREEN ARROW: Futures End #1Writer: Jeff Lemire
Penciller: Andrea Sorrentino
Inker: Andrea Sorrentino
Cover: Andrea Sorrentino
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Sept. 3rdGREEN LANTERN: Futures End #1Writer: Robert Venditti
Penciller: Martin Coccolo
Cover: Billy Tan
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Sept. 3rdSWAMP THING: Futures End #1Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Jesús Saíz
Inker: Jesús Saíz
Cover: Jesús Saíz
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Sept. 3rdTRINITY of SIN: PHANTOM STRANGER: Futures End #1Writer: Dan DiDio / J.M. DeMatteis
Penciller: Phil Winslade
Inker: Phil Winslade
Cover: Guillem March
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Sept. 10thBATGIRL: Futures End #1Writer: Gail Simone
Penciller: Javier Garron
Inker: Javier Garron
Cover: Clay Mann
Batgirl Futures End #1
Sept. 10thBATMAN: Futures End #1Writer: Scott Snyder & Ray Fawkes
Penciller: Aco
Inker: Aco
Cover: Jay Fabok
Batman Futures End #1
Sept. 10thBIRDS OF PREY: Futures End #1Writer: Christy Marx
Penciller: Robson Rocha
Inker: Oclair Albert
Cover: Dan Panosian
Birds of Prey Futures End #1
Sept. 10thCONSTANTINE: Futures End #1Writer: Ray Fawkes
Penciller: Juan Ferreyra
Inker: Juan Ferreyra
Cover: Juan Ferreyra
Constantine Futures End #1
Sept. 10thGREEN LANTERN CORPS: Futures End #1Writer: Van Jensen
Penciller: Igor Lima
Inker: Ruy José
Cover: Francis Portela
Green Lantern Corps Futures End #1
Sept. 10thINFINITY MAN and the FOREVER PEOPLE: Futures End #1Writer: Dan DiDio
Penciller: Philip Tan
Inker: Jason Paz
Cover: Howard Porter
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Sept. 10thJUSTICE LEAGUE: Futures End #1Writer: Jeff Lemire
Penciller: Jedd Dougherty
Inker: Jedd Dougherty
Cover: Mike McKone
Justice League Futures End 1A Justice League Futures End 1B
Sept. 10thNEW SUICIDE SQUAD: Futures End #1Writer: Sean Ryan
Penciller: Andre Coelho
Inker: Scott Hanna
Cover: Jeremy Roberts
New Suicide Squad Futures End #1
Sept. 10thSUPERBOY: Futures End #1Writer: Frank Barberie
Penciller: Tyler Kirkham
Cover: Jorge Jimenez
Superboy Futures End #1
Sept. 10thSUPERMAN / WONDER WOMAN: Futures End #1Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Tom Raney
Inker: Tom Raney
Cover: Tom Raney
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Sept. 10thWORLDS FINEST: Futures End #1Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciller: Yildiray Cinar
Inker: Paul Neary
Cover: Stephen Segovia
Worlds Finest Futures End #1
Sept. 17thBATMAN / SUPERMAN: Futures End #1Writer: Greg Pak
Penciller: Howard Porter
Cover: Aaron Kuder
Batman Superman Futures End 1A Batman Superman Futures End 1B
Sept. 17thBATMAN and ROBIN: Futures End #1Writer: Ray Fawkes
Penciller: Dustin Nguyen
Inker: Dustin Nguyen
Cover: Pat Gleason & Mick Gray
Bat and Robin Futures End 1A Bat and Robin Futures End 1B
Sept. 17thBATWOMAN: Futures End #1Writer: Marc Andreyko
Penciller: Jason Masters
Inker: Jason Masters
Cover: Rafael Albuquerque
Batwoman Futures End 1A Batwoman Futures End 1B
Sept. 17thGREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS: Futures End #1Writer: Justin Jordan
Penciller: Dio Neves
Inker: Marc Deering
Cover: Diogenes Neves, Deering inks
Green Lantern New Guardians Futures End 1A Green Lantern New Guardians Futures End 1B
Sept. 17thJUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED: Futures End #1Writer: Jeff Lemire
Penciller: Jedd Dougherty
Inker: Jedd Dougherty
Cover: Mike McKone
Justice League United Futures End 1A Justice League United Futures End 1B
Sept. 17thRED HOOD and the OUTLAWS: Futures End #1Writer: Scott Lobdell
Penciller: Scott Kolins
Inker: Scott Kolins
Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli
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Sept. 17thSUPERGIRL: Futures End #1Writer: Tony Bedard
Penciller: Ema Lupacchino
Cover: Giuseppe Camuncoli
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Sept. 17thTEEN TITANS: Futures End #1Writer: Will Pfeifer
Penciller: Andy Smith
Cover: Karl Kerschl
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Sept. 17thTRINITY of SIN: PANDORA: Futures End #1Writer: Ray Fawkes
Penciller: Francis Portela
Inker: Francis Portela
Cover: Guillem March
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Sept. 17thWONDER WOMAN: Futures End #1Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Rags Morales
Inker: Rags Morales
Cover: Tom Raney
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Sept. 24thAQUAMAN: Futures End #1Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Alvaro Martinez
Inker: Raúl Fernández
Cover: Yvel Guichet
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Sept. 24thBOOSTER GOLD: Futures End #1Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Moritat, Steve Lightle, Stephen Thompson, Mark Irwin, Ron Frenz, Brett Booth, Will Conrad
Cover: Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
Booster Gold Futures End 1A Booster Gold Futures End 1B
Sept. 24thCATWOMAN: Futures End #1Writer: Sholly Fisch
Penciller: Patrick Olliffe
Inker: Tom Nguyen
Cover: Terry & Rachel Dodson
Catwoman Futures End 1A Catwoman Futures End 1B
Sept. 24thHARLEY QUINN: Futures End #1Writer: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
Penciller: Chad Hardin
Inker: Chad Hardin
Cover: Amanda Conner
Harley Quinn Futures End 1A Harley Quinn Futures End 1B
Sept. 24thJUSTICE LEAGUE DARK: Futures End #1Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
Penciller: Andres Guinaldo
Inker: Walden Wong
Cover: Juan Ferreyra
Justice League Dark Futures End 1A Justice League Dark Futures End 1B
Sept. 24thRED LANTERNS: Futures End #1Writer: Charles Soule
Penciller: Jim Califiore
Inker: Jim Califiore
Cover: Scott Hepburn
Red Lanterns Futures End 1A Red Lanterns Futures End 1B
Sept. 24thSINESTRO: Futures End #1Writer: Cullen Bunn
Penciller: Igor Lima
Inker: Ruy José
Cover: Kevin Nowlan
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Sept. 24thSTAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES featuring G.I. ZOMBIE: Futures End #1Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Penciller: Scott Hampton
Inker: Scott Hampton
Cover: Dave Johnson
Star Spangled War Stories featuring GI Zombie Futures End 1A Star Spangled War Stories featuring GI Zombie Futures End 1B
Sept. 24thSUPERMAN: Futures End #1Writer: Dan Jurgens
Penciller: Lee Weeks
Cover: Ken Lashley
Superman Futures End 1A Superman Futures End 1B
Sept. 24thTHE FLASH: Futures End #1Writer: Robert Venditti/Van Jensen
Penciller: Brett Booth
Inker: Norm Rapmund
Cover: Booth/Rapmund
The Flash Futures End 1A The Flash Futures End 1B

 

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Archie Andrew Dies in Life With Archie #36

Life With Archie Comic #36 Mike Allred cover

Mike Allred cover

Archie Andrew Dies in Life With Archie #36

 

History is in the making in this epic finale to the acclaimed series Life With Archie, as America’s most beloved character makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a friend. The unthinkable happens: Archie Andrews dies! Fans will experience on epic tale of Archie’s future sure to make headlines, generate discussion and stand as one of the most-talked about Archie stories of all time. Do not miss this game-changing tale of love, friendship, and heroism.

 

Choose from 5 different covers by Mike Allred, Francesco Francavilla, Adam Hughes, Ramon Perez, and Fiona Staples.      

Life With Archie Comic #36 Francesco Francavilla cover

Francesco Francavilla cover

Life With Archie Comic #36 Adam Hughes cover

Adam Hughes cover

Life With Archie Comic #36 Ramon Perez cover

Ramon Perez cover

Life With Archie Comic #36 Fiona Staples cover

Fiona Staples cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life With Archie #36 – comic size – 48 pages, full color   $4.99 US    July 16, 2014

Life With Archie Comic #37 Cliff Chiang cover

Cliff Chiang cover

Archie Andrews Memorial Issue in Life With Archie #37

 

It’s been one year, Riverdale was shaken to its very core by the death of Archie. The residents of the most welcoming town in America where the chocolate malts are always delicious and the neighbors are always smiling gather together one last time for the closing ceremony of this groundbreaking series and a celebration of a Life With Archie.

 

Choose from 5 different covers by Cliff Chiang, Tommy Lee Edwards,  Alex Ross, Walt Simonson, and Jill Thompson.

Life With Archie Comic #37 Tommy Lee Edwards cover

Tommy Lee Edwards cover

Life With Archie Comic #37 Alex Ross cover

Alex Ross cover

Life With Archie Comic #37 Walt Simonson cover

Walt Simonson cover

Life With Archie Comic #37 Jill Thompson cover

Jill Thompson cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life With Archie #37 – comic size – 48 pages, full color  $4.99 US   July 23, 2014

 

Do you want the complete story in one issue?

These double-sized issue combines all the material from Life With Archie comic issues #36 and #37.

Life With Archie #36 magazine format

magazine format

Life With Archie GN

graphic novel

Life With Archie magazine #36 – 8×11 magazine size – 96 pages, full color  $9.99 US
cover by Fernando Ruiz

or

Life With Archie Graphic Novel – 7×10 comic size soft cover – 112 pages, full color  $14.99 US
“Death of an Icon – A Life Celebrated”   –   cover by Tim Kennedy

 

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May 2014 Alternate Comics Diamond Previews Review

May 2014 Alternate Comics Diamond Previews Review

 

Time to check out the rest of Previews Issue # 308, dated May 2014, with product solicited to start shipping in July 2014.

Leaving Megalopolis HC          Dark Horse is bringing us a Kickstarter success by Gail Simone (W) and Jim Califiore (A). Leaving Megalopolis HC is 120 pages of hard hitting action when we witness the greatest heroes become the biggest threat and threaten to destroy the world’s safest city. What would make them turn on the citizens they protected for so long? I look forward to finding out because Jim and Gail have shown that they can handle teams and bad guys in the pages of DC Comics Secret Six. This is a great deal for $14.99 and an excellent chance to see 2 creators play in a sandbox of their creation.

 

Groo vs Conan #1          Groo Vs. Conan #1 (of 4) is a dream cross-over. Both characters will be drawn by specific artists with Sergio Aragones handling the art for Groo and Thomas Yeates handling the art for Conan. Mark Evanier writes the story that sees once and for all who truly is the greatest barbarian in the pages of a comic book.

 

Massive #25          The Massive #25 begins the last storyline for the book. “Ragnorak” will provide the answers that have plagued the cast of the book since the first issue. With the world tearing itself apart will the questions even have time to be answered. I dropped this book shortly after the first year but my need to know where The Massive is never went away. Brian Wood (W), and Garry Brown (A) will surely craft a wonderful, and hopefully happy (at least for some characters) ending that will leave The Massive as one of the best post apocalyptic series to hit the stands in recent memory.

 

Ragnarok #1 subRagnarok #1          Ragnarok describes the Twilight of the Gods, the destruction of the 9 realms, and is also the name of the new bi-monthly series from legendary creator Walter Simonson who is providing both writing and art. His take on Thor was epic but this looks to push past anything he has done before when he brings us the ultimate tale of vengeance in a time when hope is in short supply. Ragnarok #1 is brought to us by IDW.

 

Transformers vs GI Joe #1 Transformers vs GI Joe #1 sub          Also from IDW is the fun looking Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe #1. No longer a mini-series but instead an ongoing series set during a time when the Transformers have just arrived on Earth. This is not in continuity with the other books and for that reason, and the amazing art by Tom Scioli, I will be picking this book up. Tom Scioli brings an early 80’s indie vibe to the book and it is a look you wouldn’t normally associate with two of the larger franchises to infiltrate Saturday morning cartoons, the cinema, and comic books.

 

X-Files Year Zero #1 X-Files Year Zero #1 sub          IDW will also be showing us where and when the X-Files started in the pages of The X-Files: Year Zero #1, the first of a five issue mini-series by Karl Kesel (W), Vic Malhotra (A), and Greg Scott (A). Mr. Zero has provided many leads to the FBI, leads that are unusual to say the least and in the 40’s, through a suburban housewife, the seeds were planted for what would become the X-Files.

 

Supreme Blue Rose #1          Image brings back Supreme in Supreme Blue Rose #1. Warren Ellis writes and Tula Lotay provides beautiful art that is unlike anything we have seen in a Supreme book before. Warren Ellis is a writer who has shown a knack for re-envisioning characters and concepts in ways we have not seen before including the under-appreciated Counter X reboots at Marvel and the currently running and brilliantly written Moon Knight. This will be a hot book that will surely have buzz in the back issue market.

 

Life With Archie Comic #36 Adam Hughes cover Life With Archie Comic #36 Fiona Staples cover Life With Archie Comic #36 Francesco Francavilla cover Life With Archie Comic #36 Mike Allred cover Life With Archie Comic #36 Ramon Perez cover          Archie Comics does the unthinkable and kills their namesake, Archie, in the pages of Life With Archie #36 and two weeks later in issue #37 we see how Riverdale has moved on one year after the tragic death. Even though this title is not in continuity it will be an emotional story since few non super heroic characters have had the long and sustained readership that Archie and the gang has experienced.

Life With Archie Comic #37 Alex Ross cover Life With Archie Comic #37 Cliff Chiang cover Life With Archie Comic #37 Jill Thompson cover Life With Archie Comic #37 Tommy Lee Edwards cover Life With Archie Comic #37 Walt Simonson cover          Judy has the reservation list at Book Fair for Life With Archie. There will be 5 different covers each for #36 and #37, as well as a combined #36/#37 in the regular magazine format and in a comic Life With Archie GNLife With Archie #36 magazine format sized graphic novel. Come and see Judy before Wed. May 28 to pick out which covers you would like or if you would like them all.

 

Tuki Saves the Humans #1          Jeff Smith writes and draws a new series when Tuki: Save the Humans #1 premieres. A tale of the first human to leave Africa seems like an interesting premise and Jeff Smith on a regular series is always a welcome sight. This comes from Cartoon Books in July.

 

The Devilers #1          Joshua Hale Fialkov is writing a new series for Dynamite Entertainment called The Devilers #1. This is team book unlike any others. Fialkov collects seven exorcists, each one with a different belief system, who must battle Satan and protect humanity at all costs. Having done an amazing job of writing I, Vampire over at DC, I am more than ready to jump into anything supernatural that Joshua may pen. Matt Triano provides art.

 

          That’s really all that jumped out at me this month in Previews. See you again soon when we check out next months issue.

May 2014 Marvel Comics Diamond Previews Review

May 2014 Marvel Comics Diamond Previews Review

Original Sin #6July is all about Original Sins over at Marvel. Many previously unseen secrets are about to be retconned * into the Marvel 616 universe.

 

Amazing Spider-Man #4 SIN          Spider-man wasn’t the only one bitten by a radioactive spider the day Peter had his origin. It turns out a young lady by the name of Silk was also bitten all those years ago and in Amazing Spider-man #4 by Dan Slott (W) and Humberto Ramos (A) we find out where she has been all this time.

 

Original Sin #5.1One of the more interesting retcons * coming out of Original Sin is the revelation that Angela is actually related to Thor, and via adoption, Loki, and comes from a tenth realm. This is being brought to us from Jason Aaron (W), Al Ewing (W), Simone Bianchi (A), and Lee Garbett (A). This is kind of interesting but will undoubtedly cause many colorful message board rants. Thor Vs. Loki #1-5 sounds interesting and I imagine will have far reaching consequences for the God of Thunder and his mischievous adopted brother Loki.

 

Daredevil #6 SIN          We have always known that Daredevil’s mother was a nun but in Daredevil #6 by Mark Waid (W) and Javier Rodriguez (A) we find out exactly what prompted that life changing event in this Original Sin tie in.

 

Uncanny X-Men #23 ANMN          Issues #23 & 24 of Uncanny X-Men are Original Sin tie-ins and promise to shake the X-Men to the core with “The Last Will and Testament of Charles Xavier”. Brian Michael Bendis writes with art in issue #23 by Kris Anka, and Chris Bachalo providing the art in issue #24. The solicits hint at (surprise, surprise) a retcon * when a previously unknown power threatens them like nothing before. I hope this is a smoother retcon * when compared to all of the X-Men teams that have been pushed into the timeline before the one we all know and love so well.

 

Rocket Raccoon #1          Hidden within all of the Original Sin tie-ins are several new releases, carrying on the All-New Marvel Now slate of books, first of which is Rocket Raccoon #1. Skottie Young handles both art and writing for this series that Marvel has made a point of saying is in-continuity. The in-continuity part scares me because Rocket Raccoon could be an amazing comic book for the all ages readers but in-continuity means that if a crossover happens, chances are it will impact this book. Either way Skottie has proven he is a fun artist who has graced many variant covers and that he can write. This book should make Rocket Raccoon the star he deserves to be.

 

Spider-Man 2099 #1 ANMN          The book I am somewhat excited about is Spider-man 2099 #1 by Peter David (W) and William Sliney (A). I only say somewhat because the book is set in the present day. Part of the fun of the 2099 universe was the world itself and how much it added to the atmosphere of the book. I hope that Peter David is allowed to avoid the Spider-family cross-overs and get to create his own set of supporting characters for Miguel O’Hara. I am hoping a return to 2099 or the much rumored Superior Spider-man 2099 series will be announced soon. Either way this is a must have just to see a possible return to greatness for this long overlooked character.

 

Storm #1 ANMN           Storm of the X-Men is getting a solo series from Greg Pak (W) and Victor Ibanez (A). Storm will be traveling all over the globe to right wrongs and bring about the peaceful world she envisions. I am not a fan of solo X-Men titles since I personally find they function better as smaller parts of a larger whole. I am interested in how this book does only because this seemed to be a ninja solicitation, kind of tucked away and hidden. In a month where there are so many special issues, Original Sin tie-ins, and a few launches it may not have been wise to launch this series now since it is very over-shadowed at the moment. Best of luck to the creative team though.

 

ELektra #4 ANMNMs Marvel #6 ANMNShe-Hulk #6 ANMNBlack Widow #8 ANMNWith the amazing female led books Marvel is putting out (She Hulk, Black Widow, Ms. Marvel, Elektra, etc.) this one may add to the pile of strong women who kick butt and look good while doing it.

 

All New Invaders #7 SIN Avengers #32 SIN Deadpool #31 SIN Fantastic Four #7 SIN

 

Short article for Marvel but since most books are embroiled in Original Sin it isn’t really a surprise. Good reading everyone!

(shortened form of RETroactive CONtinuity; first made popular in the comic book world)
1. (original meaning) Adding information to the back story of a fictional character or world, without invalidating that which had gone before.
2. (more common usage) Adding or altering information regarding the back story of a fictional character or world, regardless of whether the change contradicts what was said before.

May 2014 DC Comics Diamond Previews Review

May 2014 DC Comics Diamond Previews Review

Hello readers and welcome to our look at the Previews magazine dated May 2014 with solicitations for product shipping starting in July 2014. First up, as we review Issue 308 of Previews will be DC Comics.

 

By July, Forever Evil will be done and Future’s End will be the focus as we ramp up to the Earth 2 weekly that will undoubtedly tie into Future’s End. There were many changes wrought as a result of Forever Evil and because of those changes we are getting DC’s version of an All-New set of relaunches.

 

Grayson #1          Let’s look at those first and see if any of them are bringing anything new to the DC line up. The character that went through the wringer most was obviously Nightwing who we now find is Dick Grayson, super-spy. For me the draw is the artist, while the writer Tim Seeley is hit or miss with me, mostly miss, Mikel Janin on art has piqued my interest. He did some solid work on Justice League Dark that made me a fan. When I initially saw the cover I was worried that it was indicative of the art for Grayson inside the book. Not that the cover is a bad cover it is just too Howard Chaykin for me and I have a hard time connecting with his art unless it is his original creations he is illustrating. That being said I will be checking out at least the first issue. Here’s hoping it’s new reader friendly.

 

New Suicide Squad #1          New Suicide Squad #1 comes to us from the team of Sean Ryan (W), and Jeremy Roberts (A). This book has me excited. I never got into the initial run of Suicide Squad and after having read the first 15 issues that a friend had, I was hooked. Throwing in Joker’s Daughter will further strain the team dynamics and I look forward to the colorful exchanges that are sure to come up between Harley and Joker’s Daughter. Deathstroke and Black Manta will also add more edge to the team. I’m thinking this is going to be the most volatile team in comic books, since ever. I will be checking out the first issue of this book.

 

Teen Titans #1          A relaunch that I am staying away from because I have little to no faith in the property at this time, and I have taken a sit and wait approach is Teen Titans #1. Will Pfeifer writes with art provided by Kenneth Rocafort. While I am one of those that is not a fan of the cover, I will not open that can of worms, that is not the sole reason for me not wanting this book, nor is it the creative team, both of which I have enjoyed in the past. At this time I just feel like they are putting out a Teen Titans book because they feel they should have one, and not because they have a good story to tell. The idea of a team of young heroes who will almost police the other young heroes is intriguing but I will wait to hear feedback on the first arc before I test the waters. Once burned, twice shy as the saying goes.

 

Star Spangled War Stories GI Zombie #1          Even though DC has tried two different war series and neither succeeded with G.I. Combat not able to make it past issue #7 and the first wave title Men of War gone with issue #8, they are trying again, this time combining zombies and war in Star-Spangled War Stories featuring G.I. Zombie. Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti write with art by Scott Hampton. Even though the saying is “Third time lucky” I have a hard time seeing this title lasting past the first year.

 

Out of the 4, I will be sampling New Suicide Squad and Grayson just because they are trying a totally new direction for the character (Grayson) and taking qualities I already liked and ratcheting up that tension even further (New Suicide Squad).

 

Robin Rises Omega #1          The march towards Damian’s return continues in the July shipping one shot Robin Rises: Omega #1 by Peter J. Tomasi (W), Andy Kubert (A), and Jonathan Glapion (A). The forces of Apokolips gets thrown into the mix which may raise some eyebrows considering Darkseid’s upcoming role in the Earth 2 weekly and the Future’s End event. This may be a book to watch.

 

Wonder Woman #33          Wonder Woman #33 is the first part of the final storyline by Brian Azzarello (W) and Cliff Chiang (A). I have raved about this title since the first issue and while it is sad that this teams run is coming to an end, it has been a consistent run where the creators have left their definitive mark on the character, and for the first time I cared about Wonder Woman. It is time to place the rightful ruler in charge of Olympus and with the possible candidates Wonder Woman has her work cut out for her.

 

Batman #33 Zero Year          Scott Snyder writes the final issue of his Zero Year origin story in Batman #33. Clocking in at 48 pages this will give us the big final battle between Batman and Riddler. I am looking forward to a possible Absolute collection for this story and have my fingers crossed that we will see that solicited within the coming year. Greg Capullo (A), Danny Miki (A) and Scott Snyder (W) bring the roller-coaster ride to an end and we will be left with the definitive Batman origin in the New 52.

 

After having learned from their mistake during the last 3-D cover debacle last September, DC is releasing basic solicitations for the upcoming event books. Unfortunately there are no creators listed so people are going to be ordering based on the characters or the story. Other than the Justice League titles I will be passing on most of them, but there are some interesting tidbits to be had.

 

          Grayson is the top super-spy in Russia. Black Canary takes her place at the head of the League of Assassins. The Suicide Squad attacks the White House. Batwoman is a vampire. Selina Kyle is Black Mask. Those are just some of the stories that will be told in Septembers event. There will be 3-D covers and 2-D covers available. I would love to recommend some of the books but honestly without a creative team it is hard for me to justify any recommendations. At this point I would say get the books you already collect and maybe check out other ones once we start learning the creative teams.

 

Judy has the reservation list of 41 DC Futures End Titles for September at Book Fair. She has to know by Wed. May 28th at the latest, which titles you may want to pre-order in either 3D or 2D. These are sure to sell out fast and will not be available to order after this date. DC said they may have pictures available online by May 27th. Stop by the store and reserve your copies This Week to avoid disappointment in September.

 

Infinite Crisis Fight for the Multiverse #1          Another video game tie in is heading our way, Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #1 by Dan Abnett (W), Carl Potts (A), Szymon Kudranski (A), and others. This is fun partially because of the tie in (although I suck at the game, it is really pretty to watch), but mainly for all of the alternate takes we will see of our favorite DC heroes and villains. Being a fan of Elseworlds, What Ifs, and anything that smells like a multiverse I am so down with this book.

 

Well that is all for DC, up next, Marvel!