InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 9-28-11 DC Comics Relaunch Special Part 4 (Final)

Down the stretch they come…..DC’s Relaunch will be officially over this week. What a crazy 4 weeks it has been. DC hit a home run with this campaign, and NOW the hard part is coming up for them. Will they be able to sustain the interest of the comic book world with issue number 2, 3, 4, and so forth.

So without further ado, let’s get started with the final week of DC’s new look.

There are several comics that have been covered already in the past few weeks, let’s get them out of the way.

 

Aquaman #1 – 1st appearance More Fun Comics #73. Click HERE to Week 1 for details.

Batman The Dark Knight #1 – 1st appearance Detective Comics #27. Click HERE to Week 3 for details.

Superman #1 – 1st appearance Action Comics #1. Click HERE to Week 1 for details.

Justice League Dark #1 – 1st appearance of Deadman. Click HERE to Week 3 for details.

Flash #1 & The Savage Hawkman #1 – Let’s all be honest here, the only reason Flash is cool equates to 2 words. Geoff Johns. Without him, Green Lantern wouldn’t be cool, Flash wouldn’t be cool, and Aquaman wouldn’t be cool. Yea that’s right Aquaman. Look for the water guy to be Geoff’s next big conquest. But this isn’t about the Aqua, this is about the Flash. Flash’s first appearance goes for a big payday in around the 160k mark in Flash Comics #1 (1940). Incidentally, this comic also has the first appearance of Johnny Thunder AND Hawkman. So looking at 160k for “2” very nice 1st appearances seems like a bargain at the moment.

Blackhawks #1 – Although this comic from Costa/Nolan feels like it’s going to be a fun book; it’s not a book many are dying to get their hands on. This can all change of course in a matter of a weeks’ notice, but not a comic that will fly off the shelves. The same holds true for the first appearance of Blackhawk. No much demand here, but a fine book nonetheless. Coming in at $14,000 is Military Comics #1 (1941). You want one of the beauties of this comic? It comes with legend Will Eisner all over it. Nuff said.

Teen Titans #1 – Here is the comic book world’s favorite teen team in a number one issue…..again. Maybe creators Lobdell/Booth will bring a total different flavor and blow everyone away. Let’s hope. The Brave and The Bold #54 (1960) has the first look at our teenage heroes. At only $860, this comic feels like it’s flying under the radar a bit.

All Star Western #1 – Are fans ready for a full out western comic? With Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray attached to this book, a resounding HELL’S YEA! All Star Western Comics made their debut with DC’s All Star line ending with issue #57 and becoming All Star Western #58 (1951), a $600 book with an awesome Gil Kane cover. Nuff said, again.

Justice League Dark #1 – Lots of characters to check out in this one. Let’s start with Deadman. Find his deal in Hot Picks Part 3. John Constantine’s 1st in Saga of the Swamp Thing #37 (1985) $30. Zatanna first appeared in Hawkman #4 (1964) $400. Madame Xanadu’s first calling was in Doorway to Nightmare #1 (1978) $16. And Shade the Changing Man #1 (1977) debuted from his creator Steve Ditko. The bargain of the bunch at only $16.

The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #1 – Okay so we have a plural in the title which means we have 2 to cover here. Jason Rusch – Firestorm #1 (2004) (probably find this comic in the 1 dollar bins at your local comic shop or comic show), and Ronnie Raymond – Firestorm #1 (1978) from George Perez for $12?? Yes getting the latter would be a very wise move. Jason and Ronnie began their mancrush in Blackest Night #3 (2009). Get this comic at cover price or check that dollar bin again.

Also coming from DC this week, a couple of try out books in Voodoo #1, I, Vampire #1 and a mainstay in Green Lantern New Guardians #1.

And there you have it. 4 weeks of DC goodness from DC and InvestComics! Check out by clicking Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3 for the entire run on InvestComics.

Okay Marvel…….your move.

See you all next week. Invest wisely

Jay Katz

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DC launches BURN NOTICE digital comic.

USA NETWORK AND DC ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCH VOLUME 2 OF “BURN NOTICE: A NEW DAY” DIGITAL INTERACTIVE COMIC BOOK

New Volume Explodes with Cutting-Edge Cinematic Effects, Exclusive Interviews Along with Extraordinary Peel-a-Ways from DC Entertainment Artists

NEW YORK – September 22, 2011 – USA Network, in tandem with DC Entertainment, announces Volume Two of BURN NOTICE: A New Day, its engaging first interactive multiplatform comic book series. Sponsored by Hyundai, the comic book premieres on Thursday, September 22, giving fans their BURN NOTICE fix before the show’s return on November 3 at 10/9c. With more than 1.7 million page views, 160,000 fans have read and engaged with the comic book online and on their mobile devices.  BURN NOTICE: A New Day Volume Two is available on usanetwork.com, Facebook and as a freestanding iOS and Android App on select devices.

Written by the creative team behind the show, including series creator Matt Nix, this second volume features more exclusive content along with unique special effects that will give readers a 3-D view into selected panels, allowing them to more deeply explore Michael Westen’s environment.  Fans will have behind-the-scenes video of DC artist Tony Shasteen, who is returning as lead artist on the volume 2.  This content will not only show how he created the artwork, but how he determined the look and feel of the characters.  This new volume will feature exclusive cover art each week leading into all-new episodes of season five, which premieres Thursday, November 3, with a new issue unveiled that same day.

“The first volume of BURN NOTICE: A New Day was one of the most successful digital comics we’ve created to-date and a great example of how a comic can extend and deepen a show’s storyline, offering greater interaction with characters,” stated Hank Kanalz, senior vice president of digital, DC Entertainment. “Volume two takes that interaction to the next level with new features and exciting storylines – I can’t wait for fans to see what we have in store for them.”

BURN NOTICE: A New Day Volume Two, picks up with Michael Westen on board a military helicopter, suited up with a team of commandos, ready to storm a cargo freighter in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  Once the siege of the freighter is complete, Michael is tasked by the CIA to continue rounding up members of the Organization that burned him.  Fans can follow him over 12 weeks to see his next moves and how he continues to clear his name.  Additionally, they can play interactive games, peelback the artwork to see the layers of drawing, see exclusive content, watch interviews with the writers and artists, and more.

“Building on the strong framework we developed in the first volume of the BURN NOTICE comic book, we are offering an unparalleled immersive feel that pulls our viewers right into Michael’s world of spies, espionage, and explosions,” said Jesse Redniss, vice president of digital, USA. “Our transmedia collaboration with DC, Hyundai, and our technology partners is resulting in a rich multiplatform experience that extends USA’s engagement with compelling storytelling on-air, online or on mobile devices.”

In addition to working with DC Entertainment, USA teamed with Panelfly, who built the mobile applications and cinematic effects, and Glow Interactive, who developed the online and Facebook versions, as well as the mobile interactive overlays.

USA’s hit series BURN NOTICE turns up the heat this fall with all-new episodes of season five, starting Thursday, November 3 at 10/9c.  BURN NOTICE stars Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen, a blacklisted spy banished to sun-soaked Miami.  As Michael continues working alongside his former agency, will he finally find the answers he’s been looking for? Helping him along the way are his beautifully hot-tempered, on-again girlfriend Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar); our favorite Mojito-loving retired Navy Seal, Sam (Bruce Campbell); and Miami’s newest counterintelligence expert, Jesse Porter (Coby Bell).  Michael’s sharp-tongued mother Madeline (Emmy® Award-winner Sharon Gless) also returns, ready to heat up South Beach. Guest stars include Lauren Stamile, Jere Burns, Indigo, Andre Holland, Ian Anthony Dale, Carlo Gallo and Ptolemy Slocum.  BURN NOTICE was created, written and executive produced by Matt Nix (“The Good Guys”, “Chasing Vermeer”).  Mikkel Bondesen (“Catch That Kid”) and Alfredo Barrios (“Justice”) also serve as executive producers.  The series comes from Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment

DC takes digital comics BEYOND THE FRINGE

NEW DIGITAL COMIC SERIES BASED ON CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TV SHOW ‘FRINGE’ DEBUTS JUST IN TIME FOR SHOW’S FOURTH SEASON PREMIERE ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, AT 9/8c ON FOX

 

‘Beyond the Fringe’ Series is Written with Series Star Josh Jackson and Created by DC Entertainment

 

September 21, 2011 – Burbank, Calif., – Just in time for the start of its fourth season on September 23, critically acclaimed TV show FRINGE (Fridays 9/8c on FOX) debuted today a new digital comic series “Beyond the Fringe.” Created by DC Entertainment, written with series star Josh Jackson and featuring cover art by Drew Johnson, the first arc of “Beyond the Fringe” will explore key events that take place between seasons three and four on the show and will also explore a series of “what if” alternative scenarios.

“We received a great response from fans to previous ‘Fringe’ comics, and I’m especially excited to see their reaction to ‘Beyond the Fringe’ as we further integrate the story into the mythos of the show. And of course, we’re thrilled to be working with Josh Jackson in his debut as a comic book writer,” stated Hank Kanalz, senior vice president of digital for DC Entertainment.

The new series will alternate every two weeks between “A” and “B” storylines for a total of 14 chapters.  “A” storylines will explore events tied directly to the “Fringe” show canon, while “B” storylines will take a “what-if” approach and look at how things might change if certain elements are out of balance.  “Fringe” star Josh Jackson is on board to write “Peter and the Machine,” an arc comprising the first three “A” issues and which will detail events that take place in the timeline between what viewers saw happen at the end of season three, and the start of season four.

“Beyond the Fringe” is the third comic series based on the popular drama. New issues of “Beyond the Fringe” will be released every two weeks this fall at $.99 per download.  Issue #1 is available for download today online at read.dccomics.com or on mobile devices through the DC Comics app.

Premiering its fourth season on September 23 at 9pm ET/PT on FOX, FRINGE is an acclaimed procedural thriller that follows the Fringe Team as they investigate unbelievable events and mysterious occurrences linked throughout the world in pursuit of a larger, more shocking truth. The series stars Anna Torv, Josh Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and Seth Gabel. Created by J.J. Abrams & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, FRINGE is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman and Joe Chappelle serve as executive producers, while Kurtzman, Orci and Akiva Goldsman are consulting producers. Additionally, Pinkner and Wyman serve as the series’ showrunners. Become a fan of the series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fringe and follow the series on Twitter at @FRINGEonFOX.

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

Justice League kicks off the New DCU

Last night, at midnight, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 made it’s debut at comics stores across the country.  Stores like FAMOUS FACE & FUNNIES in Melbourne, FL  held events, had crowds, and the new flagship title flew off the shelves. We saw the new first meetings of Batman, Green Lantern, and Superman; and we witnessed our first peak at Vic (Cyborg) Stone’s new origin in the making.

Hungry for more? over at THE SOURCE BLOG, Dc revealed this two page spread from next month’s Justice league #2.

Note the gizmo on the bottom left, labeled “Sonic Disruptor”. This make me IMMENSLY happy, as the failed ’80’s maxi-series, SONIC DISRUPTORS (it was scheduled for 12 issues, but got canned at 7) has always given me the giggles. This nod to to this obscure chapter of DC history has done more to endear me to the relaunch than I’d care to admit.

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Flash #1 – Variant Covers

The Fastest Man Alive returns to his own monthly series from the writer/artist team of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato! The Flash knows he can’t be everywhere at once, but what happens he faces an all-new villain who really can! As if that’s not bad enough, this villain is a close friend!

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

Variant cover by IVAN REIS and TIM TOWNSEND

Given the high appetite for all things related to DC Comics-The New 52, we present the first look at the variant covers for THE FLASH #1.

(Cover by Francis Manapul)

 

(Cover by Ivan Reis and Tim Townsend)

DCnU: 52 quotes for 52 covers

Over at DC’s THE SOURCE blog, they’ve come up with a little matching game. They’ve listed 52 quotes for their 52 NEW DCU titles, and want you to try and figure out what goes with what.

Click to enlarge the covers collage, and the quotes are below.

“If you’re not moving, you’re not living.”

“If we stop looking to the present and the past, and instead we look to the future…if we ask ourselves what can be–what it will be tomorrow… then we’re asking the right question. Because to hope, to dream, to predict is to shape the city yourself, rather than to be shaped by it.”

“Maybe this is all connected to that guy in Metropolis.”

“You think you and your ‘army’ stand a chance against Superman and a half dozen Green Lanterns and Wonder Woman?”

“They ended the revolution and freed our country. Then they disappeared.”

“Do we look like ‘super-heroes’? We’re the professionals.”

“He’s the worst kind of killer. One with no true pattern.”

“Hee…That’s so cute. You think you’re scary. But mister, I’ve seen scary. And you ain’t got his smile.”

“What I do, I do for the good of the universe. Something you lost sight of thousands of years ago.”

“I’m losing control.”

“We don’t… We don’t call it that. It could be the key to all human knowledge. Black holes. Time travel. Physics, on another level.”

“What I want is your complete attention and for you to understand that your life is now mine.”

“You are not the first doctor I’ve known that tried to play god.”

“Flashpoint effect has definitely closed off time travel.”

“I’ve always enjoyed your sense of humor, Booster.”

“He makes a sound like a supersonic bomber. And then it looks like his shadow itself turns against him.”

“How’s it feel to be nobody’s favorite super-hero?”

“I remember a time when you would have begged me to stop playing superhero!”

“Maybe I was never a good guy, and maybe I was never the really big fish. But if there’s one thing I do know from living other’s people’s lives, it’s that I’ve changed.”

“How long have I been here? How long have I been frozen like this?”

“I always thought you could change the world, Michael.”

“Some people don’t like having their secrets exposed.”

“The only reason I’m here is ’cause if anything happens to you–that would make me the worst former sidekick ever.”

“You think I need a ‘team?’”

“You could do so much good! WE could do so much good!”

“Good to see you, Barbara.”

“Nature sounds its own warning bell.”

“Welcome to Cellblock D of the Central Asian Supermax Meta-Human Facility.”

“I thought I’d left that world behind me. That maybe I could do more good working from the shadows. Apparently, I was wrong. I’m going to need help.”

“You’re Welcome, my friend. And New York City, you’re welcome too!”

“If that scarab pops back up, I want any Green Lanterns within five parsecs to know it.”

“You’ve been partners with this guy for a couple of years, and you still haven’t told him where you really came from?”

“A bunch of Lanterns have just died in sector 3599.”

“We are too late.”

“Because the entire time THEY have been studying ME? I have been studying THEM.”

“This time it spells trouble.”

“I swear to God I don’t know nothin’ about the Gotham Butcher.”

“You’re just in time for your destiny.”

“Miles? Why, my beautiful girls…. You can see forever.”

“People are goin’ nuts. Wait ‘til they watch us kill him.”

“Oh, God. Oh, God. I just murdered someone!”

“You are the parent of your own fear.”

“Kyle Rayner of Earth, you have been chosen.”

“You’re not my partner, you’re my son.”

“Find out who is under that mask.”

“For this great mission I will need help. I will need followers who are prepared to follow me into the jaws of death, and worse…”

“You’ll have my undivided attention… And I’m pretty sure I’ll have yours.”

“Just when I’ve set up my new life, my old one comes back. Well played, Gotham.”

“I didn’t even know how much I missed it.”

“The dream isn’t over.”

“The future is being re-made.”

“Life isn’t without risk. You hear that bon mot a lot. But mostly around business. Or dating. Or eating fried food from street vendors. But we take risks all the time, every day, in a thousand ways. Driving a car. Talking to a stranger. Jay walking. Those are the little ones we don’t even think about. It’s the big ones that make it interesting. At least for me, it is.”

Teen Titans #100 – Preview

From DC Universe: The Source

Written by J.T. KRUL

Art by NICOLA SCOTT and DOUG HAZLEWOOD

Cover by NICOLA SCOTT and DOUG HAZLEWOOD

1:10 Variant cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

In the bonus-sized 100th issue of TEEN TITANS, It’s all-out war as Titans old and new come together to face the greatest threat to their existence. Can anyone stop Superboy Prime from destroying everything the team stands for?

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In the final issue of this run of TEEN TITANS, the team faces down with their most invincible enemy yet: Superboy prime and his army of Superboy clones. This oversized 100th issue written by J.T. Krul with art by Nicola Scott, Doug Hazlewood, Jack Purcell and Greg Adams, packs action and mayhem into every page. In the end, the Teen Titans must face the question: when your enemy is unstoppable, how do you punish or contain him?

TEEN TITANS #100 features 8 pin-ups from artists Amy Reeder, Rob Liefeld, Tony S. Daniel, Norm Rapmund, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Karl Kerschl, Brett Booth, Rob Hunter, Chris Burnham, Marcus To and Ray McCarthy. It also includes a special preview of Marv Wolfman and George Perez’ THE NEW TEEN TITANS GAMES, an original hardcover graphic novel twenty years in the making (in stores next month).

Look for this landmark issue in stores today and be sure to pick up TEEN TITANS #1 by Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund, on sale September 28th.

 

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #5 – Preview

Written by DAVID FINCH

Art by JAY FABOK

Cover by DAVID FINCH

1:25 Variant cover by ANDY CLARKE

David Finch’s brilliant take on Batman continues to explore the darker corners of Gotham City in the penultimate chapter of “Golden Dawn,” now featuring art by Jay Fabok (Soulfire)!

As The Dark Knight suffers one of his worst defeats, Jason Blood makes an unexpected move. With a surprise funeral and guest appearances by Etrigan, the Demon and Ragman, this series continues to heat up!

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Greg Capullo plus Sinestro = GREEN LANTERN #1′s variant cover

From DC Universe: The Source

Artist Greg Capullo is teaming with Scott Snyder for a highly anticipated run on BATMAN as part of DC COMICS–THE NEW 52. Capullo’s also drawn a stunning variant cover for GREEN LANTERN #1, featuring Sinestro (AKA the new Green Lantern of Sector 2814). GREEN LANTERN issue 1 goes on sale on September 14, but here’s the exclusive first look at that cover for those of you who just can’t wait any longer.

Green Lantern #1

The red-hot GREEN LANTERN team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Doug Mahnke introduce a new Lantern.

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

 

 

 

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BATMAN #713 – Preview

In the final issue of the current run of BATMAN, The Dark Knight’s past is illuminated. Featuring appearances by a wide array of classic characters including Robin, Catwoman, Batgirl, Nightwing, The Riddler, Jim Gordon and Superman, BATMAN #713 traces the evolution of The Dark Knight and Bat-family.

BATMAN #713 comes from the creative team of Fabian Nicieza, Steve Scott, Daniel Sampere, Andrei Bressan, Walden Wong, Rich Perrotta and Rodney Ramos. This is the final issue of the current arc of the series and it flies onto stands tomorrow.

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA

Art by STEVE SCOTT and RYAN WINN

Cover by TONY S. DANIEL and RYAN WINN

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SUPERMAN/BATMAN #87 – Preview

SUPERMAN/BATMAN comes to a close as the Joker attempts to kill his second reporter: Clark Kent. Cautious not to reveal his true identity, Clark must defend himself without making his superhuman strength obvious. His only hope in doing this successfully? The Dark Knight.

Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV

Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO

Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

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DC offers EXCLUSIVE REVERSE FLASH FIGURE AT SDCC

Super limited (1 per person) PROFESSOR ZOOM figure will be available ONLY at DC’s booth at SAN DIEGO COMIC CON.

Here’s what DC had to say on their SOURCE BLOG:

This summer, the bestselling series FLASHPOINT has taken the comic book world by storm. In August, four FLASHPOINT action figures (manufactured by DC DIRECT) will be shipping to retailers. And if you’re heading to San Diego next month, you’ll want to pay very close attention: San Diego Comic Con is the only place where you’ll be able to complete your FLASHPOINT action figure collection. Head over to the Graphitti Designs Booth (#2315) for your chance to purchase an extremely limited DC DIRECT action figure of one of FLASHPOINT’s central villains: Zoom.

Zoom stands approximately 6.5” inches high, features multiple points of articulation and includes a removable display base. But don’t wait too long! Due to its rare availability, attendees will each be limited to only one Zoom figure each.

DC Comics to Publish Historic First Comic Book Combo Pack Including JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 Comic Book and Digital Copy

The following is straight from DC’s THE SOURCE BLOG:

On Wednesday, August 31st, DC Comics will make publishing history again with their first-ever comic book combo pack. Each issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE, by New York Times bestselling writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and bestselling artist and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee, will be available in a convenient combo pack including a print edition and digital version of the comic book.

Those who want a physical copy of JUSTICE LEAGUE to read and collect, as well as the ability to download it onto their favorite device for easy transport, get ready. Each print edition of the comic book and an individual code for digital download will be wrapped in a poly bag and available for $4.99. Separately, the standard version will retail for $3.99 and the digital version will retail for $3.99.

“As we continue to expand our readership and make our titles more accessible to readers everywhere, we’re excited to provide our comic shop retail partners and their consumers with multiple formats of JUSTICE LEAGUE in one convenient place,” said John Rood, EVP Sales, Marketing and Business Development.

Not only will Johns and Lee be collaborating for the first time, but their contemporary take on the origin of the comic book industry’s premier superhero team will be available in DC Comics’ historic first comic book combo pack.

Both digital and print editions of DC’s comics will have parity pricing for the first four weeks of release; thereafter, the digital titles drop in price down to our standard 1.99 digital price point. Oversized issues, including JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, will start at $3.99 and drop to $2.99 after four weeks.

DC’s “NEW JUSTICE”

After announcing the post-FlashPoint relaunch of all DC books for September and the new Geoff Johns and Jim Lee JUSTICE LEAGUE, the internet was reeling. Today, DC announced a slew of new #1’s they describe as “historic new first issues spinning out of the pages of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s JUSTICE LEAGUE”

 

Here are the images and details as posted on DC’s THE SOURCE blog.

 

wwv2_cv1We’re announcing today that several of DC’s most iconic heroes will receive historic new first issues spinning out of the pages of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s JUSTICE LEAGUE:

New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello, author of The Joker and 100 Bullets, teams up with the immensely talented artist Cliff Chiang (Neil Young’s Greendale) for WONDER WOMAN #1, an exciting new series starring the DC Universe’s greatest superheroine. The cover to issue #1 is by Cliff Chiang.

aqm_cv1Geoff Johns, one of comics’ greatest storytellers, reunites with GREEN LANTERN and BRIGHTEST DAY collaborator Ivan Reis to bring you a thrilling new take on the fan-favorite hero of the sea in AQUAMAN #1. The cover to issue #1 is by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado.

flsv3_cv1Rising superstar Francis Manapul, fresh off his acclaimed run on THE FLASH with Geoff Johns, makes his comics writing debut in THE FLASH #1, sharing both scripting and art duties with Brian Buccellato. The Flash knows he can’t be everywhere at once, but what happens when he faces an all-new villain who can? The cover to issue #1 is by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato.

BRIGHTER DAYS

firestorm_cv1Welcome to a major new vision of the Nuclear Man as writers Ethan Van Sciver and Gail Simone team up with artist Yildiray Cinar to deliver THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #1. Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond are two high school students, worlds apart – and now they’re drawn into a conspiracy of super science that bonds them forever in a way they can’t explain or control. The cover to issue #1 is by Ethan Van Sciver.

svghkman_cv1Batman writer Tony Daniel will team up with artist Philip Tan (GREEN LANTERN: AGENT ORANGE, THE OUTSIDERS) for THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #1. Carter Hall’s skill at deciphering lost languages has led him to a job with an archeologist who specializes in alien ruins – but will the doctor’s latest discovery spread an alien plague through New York City? No matter the personal cost, Carter Hall must don his cowl and wings and become the new, savage Hawkman to survive. The cover to issue #1 is by Philip Tan.

ga_cv1Oliver Queen is an orphan who grew up to fight crime as the Green Arrow, a billionaire playboy who uses his fortune to become a superhero – able to fight the most powerful super-villains in the universe with nothing but a bow and arrow. JT Krul will write GREEN ARROW #1 with art by superstar artist Dan Jurgens. The cover to issue #1 is by Brett Booth.

GLOBAL JUSTICE

jlifinalcover1A team of internationally-drafted superheroes fight each other and their bureaucratic supervisors as much as they do global crime in JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1 from writer Dan Jurgens and artist Aaron Lopresti. The cover to issue #1 is by Aaron Lopresti.

Tmr_terr_cv1he world’s third-smartest man – and one of its most eligible bachelors – uses his brains and fists against science gone mad in MISTER TERRIFIC #1, the new series from writer Eric Wallace and artist Roger Robinson. The cover to issue #1 is by J.G. Jones.

catom_cv1Captain Atom has all the power in the world, but no hope of saving himself. Charged by nuclear energy, possessing vast molecular powers, he has the potential to be a god among men – a hero without limits. But the question is this: Will he lose himself in the process? JT Krul and artist Freddie Williams II take the character in a bold new direction in CAPTAIN ATOM #1. The cover to issue #1 is by Stanley “Artgem” Lau.

dcu_presents_1_final_400BRAVER AND BOLDER

The anthology series gets a new look in DC Universe Presents, a new series that will focus on multi-issue story arcs each featuring a different superhero from the DC Universe’s rich cast of characters, told by some of comics’ most exciting writers and artitsts. DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #1 kicks off the first arc of the series: a Deadman story by Paul Jenkins and Bernard Chang. The cover to issue #1 is by Ryan Sook.

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DC SHOOTS FOR #1 in SEPTEMBER!

Let their be an end to the fan speculation…DC has confirmed that post-FLASH POINT, DC will be relaucnhing it’s entire line with all new #1 issues.

First up is JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, by GEOFF JOHNS and JIM LEE. Yeah, that sounds pretty big…and potentially late…but pretty damned big, none-the-less. The line-up for this new JLA? Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Aquaman.  JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 is one of only 2 DC titles shipping August 31st, the other being FLASHPOINT #5, the end of the event and springboard for the new relaunch. ACcording to DC, 50 more titles will be relaunched with #1 issues in Sept.

But, this isn’t DC’s ONLY announcement for September. DC will be making issues of all the renumbered  titles available digitally through apps and the DC Digital website the same day they arrive in comic shops. This is the first time a major comics publisher has done so with its main titles.

SUPERBOY #7 PREVIEW

DC has offered up this peek at today’s SUPERBOY #7, in which Kon-El wakes up to discover that apparently he’s done a bad bad thing.

SUPERBOY #7
Written by JEFF LEMIRE; Art by MARCO RUDY; Cover by KARL KERSCHL

Ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Well, have you ever woken up to discover that you’ve given in to your evil side and taken over your hometown? Superboy has. And as much as he wishes it were just a dream, the stakes are all too real! Guest-starring Lex Luthor, Tim Drake, and introducing “The New Titans!”

  • 32pg.
  • Color
  • $2.99 US

On Sale May 4, 2011

BRIGHTEST DAY #24, OVERSIZED FINAL ISSUE PREVIEW

DC has offered up a peek at today’s BRIGHTEST DAY #24, the White Lantern’s plot to save the Earth from the Earth comes to fruition as elementals take on elemental.

BRIGHTEST DAY #24
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and PETER J. TOMASI; Art by IVAN REIS, PAT GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK and JOE PRADO; Cover by DAVID FINCH; 1:10 Variant Covers by IVAN REIS

In the extra-sized issue #24, a new age for the DC Universe begins! A long shadow is cast across the world in a finale that will have everyone talking! Twelve heroes and villains were resurrected, but that doesn’t mean it will remain that way as the new champion of Earth is chosen!

  • DC Universe
  • 48pg.
  • Color
  • $4.99 US

On Sale April 27, 2011

JUSTICE SOCIETY #50 and BATMAN INC. #5 Previews

Two of tomorrow’s releases, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #50 and BATMAN INC. #5, get previewed.

BATMAN INCORPORATED #5

 

Written by GRANT MORRISON ; Art by YANICK PAQUETTE & MICHEL LACOMBE; Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III; 1:25 Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE & MICHAEL LACOMBE

Batman’s Argentinean adventure concludes as The Dark Knight and Gaucho fight to the death to save the lives of countless innocents. Meanwhile, England’s other Batman, The Hood, stumbles across a monstrous conspiracy – can Batman and his international allies stop a plot that threatens to transform the whole world?

  • Batman
  • 32pg.
  • Color
  • $2.99 US

On Sale April 27, 2011

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #50

 

Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM; Art by HOWARD CHAYKIN and more; Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA; 1:10 Variant cover by DARWYN COOKE

We’re celebrating the fiftieth issue with an extra-sized spectacular and a roster of artists you won’t want to miss! The team must explore a bizarre and fantastic underworld found beneath Monument Point . . . with the help of the one and only Challengers of the Unknown! And why was Senator Eagin out to get the JSA during the long-ago witch hunts against the mystery men?

  • DC Universe
  • 56pg.
  • Color
  • $4.99 US

On Sale April 27, 2011