Written by Tony Daniel. Illustrated by Guillem March. Cover by Tony
With Black Mask out of the way, the Falcone Crime family (can there
really be any of them left at this point?) is making a power grab with
reckless disregard for the innocents of Gotham. But even as Batman
scrambles to stop the potential massacre, the Riddler sets his own plans
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #33
Written by J.M. Straczynski. Illustrated by Cliff Chiang. Cover by Jesus
Wonder Woman, Batgirl and Zatana head out on the town for a night off,
but as is seemingly always the case that is easier said then done when
you’re a superhero. This girls’ night will take the pillow fight to a
whole new level.
BRIGHTEST DAY #0
Written by Geoff Johns & Peter J. Tomasi. Illustrated by Fernando
Pasarin. Cover by David Finch. Variant cover by Ivan Reis.
DC’s newest weekly series begins in the aftermath of the epic BLACKEST
NIGHT, and promises nothing but shiny happy super heroes from now on.
Great. I guess this spoils the ending, and we now know the good guys
win. Thanks a lot DC Comics! You jerks! This series also marks David
Finch’s run in the house that Batman and Superman built.
DOC SAVAGE #1
Written by Paul Malmont / co-feature written by Jason Starr. Illustrated
by Howard Porter & Art Thibert / co-feature illustrated by Scott
Hampton. Cover by J.G. Jones. Variant cover by John Cassaday.
DC’s new pulp heroes initiative continues to move ahead full force, with
the launch of two brand new ongoing series. Of course, the marquee
character of this new line is the man of bronze, Doc Savage, whose
adventures will be chronicled in his very own book beginning this month.
Also, the book will contain a JUSTICE INC. co-feature starring the
Avenger. Both features will be written by crime novelists, Paul Malmont
and Jason Starr, who should bring an authentic noir air to the book.
THE FLASH #1
Written by Geoff Johns. Illustrated by Francis Manapul. Cover and
variant cover by Francis Manapul. Variant cover by Tony Harris.
everyone knows, Barry Allen is back in the golden boots again, and the
launch of his brand new book begins a new era of greatness under the pen
of Flash’s #1 fan, Geoff Johns. And regardless of whether you’re a fan
of the character, Francis Manapul’s stylized art work is the perfect fit
for this re-launch of the scarlet speedster.
GREEN LANTERN #53
Written by Geoff Johns. Illustrated by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy.
Cover by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy. Variant cover by Rodolfo
The new order of space cops begins here, as all of the coloured Corps
try and play nice now that those nasty Black Lanterns are all gone.
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #47
Written by Peter J. Tomasi. Illustrated by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca
Buchman. Cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman. Variant cover by
BLACKEST NIGHT is over and it’s time to pick up the pieces. But is there
time to rebuild?
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF
Written by James Robinson. Illustrated by Mark Bagley & Rob Hunter.
Cover by Mark Bagley & Rob Hunter. Variant cover by David Mack.
It’s shake-up time once again for the JLA as a new era begins here. In
the aftermath of BLACKEST NIGHT and CRY FOR JUSTICE, the League
reinvents itself once more. This has the potential to be one of the most
exceptional runs in the history of this great team. Beginning this
issue, the newest incarnation of the Justice League teams with the
remnants of the Justice Society. Plus DC offers the exciting hook that
one hero will switch teams. Now, how many of you read that sentence to
mean that someone goes from the Society to the League or vice versa, and
how many read that as someone pulls a Green Arrow and turns rogue? Let
the debate begin.
THE SPIRIT #1
Written by Mark Schultz / co-feature written by Dennis O’Neil.
Illustrated by Moritat / co-feature illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz.
Cover by Ladronn. Variant cover by Mark Schultz.
DC’s other new pulp series features the classic Eisner character, the
Spirit, written by the incredible Mark Schultz (CADILLACS & DINOSAURS),
and with a Spirit: Black & White co-feature by Dennis O’Neil & Bill
Sienkiewicz. This should be great!
BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM -
Written by & illustrated by Sam Keith.
Sam Keith’s style is not for everyone, but I’m super excited to see his
take on the Joker and the chaos of Gotham’s infamous madhouse in this
brand new graphic novel. I’m excited about the sheer potential for
creepy coolness of a Sam Keith story set in the most infamous prison
BATWOMAN: ELEGY HC
Written by Greg Rucka. Illustrated by J.H. Williams III.
When she was first introduced, did anyone think that Batwoman
would ever be the subject of one of the best written, best illustrated
stories ever? Well, that’s exactly what happened when Rucka and Williams
III took over DETECTIVE COMICS. If you’ve foolishly missed their
excellent run featuring Batwoman, you really should do yourself a favour
and read this book. Rucka’s passion for the character comes through on
every page, and J.H. Williams is possibly producing some of the best
work of his already stellar career. This is a great story in a beautiful
COVER RUN: THE DC
COMICS ART OF ADAM HUGHES HC
Written & illustrated by Adam Hughes (duh!).
Finally, an Adam Hughes art book from DC! For any fan of art books or
fans who love their “good girl” art, this is the perfect book for you.
Hughes has a large quantity of high quality work at DC, and this book
collects some of his best work, and includes preliminary work and
commentary from the artist himself.
GOTHAM CENTRAL BOOK 3:
ON THE FREAK BEAT HC
Written by Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker. Illustrated by Michael Lark,
Jason Alexander, and others.
Before Brubaker went on to Marvel, he and Rucka collaborated on probably
the best written Bat-family title of recent times. Chronicling the
exploits of the GCPD, the series was gripping and smart, and is finally
being collected in deluxe hardcovers, of which this is the third.
JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR
Written by James Robinson. Illustrated by Mauro Cascioli.
This series has been alternately lauded and derided by comic geeks from
all corners, but this is the book that lays the foundation for
everything about the Justice League for the foreseeable future, and is a
must read for any fan of DC’s premiere super hero team. Even if you
choose to side with those who disliked the series, this book is worth
picking up for the undeniably lush artwork alone.
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES:
ENEMY MANIFEST TP
Written by Jim Shooter. Illustrated by Francis Manapul and Livesay.
For a while, it looked like the Waid and Kitson Legion reboot would be
long term. Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be, but before LEGION OF THREE
WORLDS changed everything (again), Legion legend Jim Shooter managed to
team up with Francis Manapul to tell one last great Legion story for the
current team. This book collects the final arc of that story.
SUPERGIRL: FRIENDS AND
Written by Sterling Gates and Greg Rucka. Illustrated by Jamal Igle and
Nightwing and Flamebird guest star in this collection featuring a story
about how Supergirl and Flamebird … er … ironed out their differences.
Continuing the fine resurrection of Kara Zor-El from the depths of
mediocrity, Gates, Rucka, and Igle definitely earn their paycheque with
WONDER WOMAN: WARKILLER
Written by Gail Simone. Illustrated by Aaron Lopresti, Bernard Chang,
and Matt Ryan.
Gail Simone is the right choice to write Wonder Woman stories. This
collection is just the latest in a line of books that prove it. And hey!
Black Canary is in here too!
DC - VERTIGO
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #2
Written by Scott Snyder and Stephen King. Illustrated by Rafael
The vampire series to end all vampire series continues. It’s not too
late to jump aboard!
CODENAME KNOCKOUT VOL.
1: THE DEVIL YOU SAY TP
Written by Robert Rodi. Illustrated by Amanda Conner, Yannick Paquette,
and others. Cover by Joe Chiodo.
It’s been a long time coming, but the Codename Knockout series, a fine
mix of James Bond and relentless T&A, is finally being collected into
trades. Here’s your chance to discover (or rediscover) one of the 90’s
most intriguing titles.
NEIL YOUNG’S GREENDALE
Written by Joshua Dysart. Illustrated by Cliff Chiang.
Whether you’re a Neil Young fan or not, this new graphic novel is
definitely something you should pick up. Based on a concept album of
Young’s from 2003, this urban fantasy is the tale of a young woman who
must somehow save her town from literally going to hell. Writer Joshua
Dysart (UNKOWN SOLDIER) is joined by the under-rated Cliff Chiang,
making this a high-quality project worth reading.
SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING
BOOK 3 HC
Written by Alan Moore. Illustrated by Stephen Bissette, John Totleben,
Rick Veitch, and others.
Alan Moore’s “other” magnum opus has always deserved the deluxe
hardcover treatment. Here’s book 3, collecting issues # 35 - #42. Want
to know what else happens here? John Constantine debuts! Yay!
SWEET TOOTH VOL. 1 TP:
OUT OF THE WOODS
Written & illustrated by Jeff Lemire.
The first volume of this exceptional new series is now available, and is
the perfect chance for you to discover how good this quirky new Vertigo
book is. And Vertigo is continuing with their policy of making first
issues and first volumes affordably priced, so it’s a no-brainer of a
DV8: GODS & MONSTERS #1
Written by Brian Wood. Illustrated by Rebekah Isaacs. Cover by Fiona
Staples. Variant cover by Jim Lee.
Hard-core fans will be happy to see the return of these WildStorm
favourites, but even if you’ve never read any of their previous series,
this book is a must read. Fantastic scribe Brian Wood has been itching
to write this story for years, and newcomer Rebekah Isaacs looks to be a
perfect fit for this exciting time-jumping tale.
GARRISON #1 (of 6)
Written by Jeff Mariotte. Illustrated by Francesco Francavilla. Cover by
This new series examines a near future where constant surveillance is
the norm, and the titular character has somehow remained an enigma to
those who watch, making him very dangerous.
ABSOLUTE PROMETHEA BOOK
Written by Alan Moore. Illustrated by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray.
Quick … what was Alan Moore’s best work? Well, there are a number of
correct answers, but Promethea should definitely be up for
consideration. Apparently, DC agrees and is issuing the second Absolute
volume of this wonderful, mythical, metafictional, and metaphysical
ROBOTECH: PRELUDE TO
THE SHADOW CHRONICLES TP
Written by Tommy Yune, Jason Waltrip, and John Waltrip. Illustrated by
A few years ago, the
Robotech franchise was (sort of) resurrected by a wonderful animated
film called SHADOW CHRONICLES. This is its prequel.