Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Atomic acCount for September, 2010

Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Co-feature written by JEFF LEMIRE
Co-feature art by MAHMUD ASRAR & JOHN DELL
It’s not easy being Superboy. He knows he’s destined for greatness as Superman, but how does a teenager deal with that knowledge? Not as well as you’d think...
Also: The Atom co-feature continues with Ray Palmer trying to learn who stole his shrinking technology!
On sale SEPTEMBER 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
None of this Atom series has hit the streets yet, so ???

Written by GAIL SIMONE
This is the showdown you’ve been waiting for, as two Secret Six teams head for a nasty collision! Who is left standing, and will there even be a Secret Six when the dust settles? Bad guy guests galore in this explosive issue!
On sale SEPTEMBER 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
I see Simone is keeping Dwarfstar alive-- for now. Giganta's in here, too.

Art and cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS III
The All-Stars survive their first major battle against an army of super-foes in this first JSA ALL-STARS volume collecting issues #1-6, but in the aftermath, one team member is missing. The mysterious Strike Force has taken that member captive – and there’s someone else who wants the missing hero even more.
On sale October 27 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Damage's final adventures

DC Comics: The 75th Anniversary Poster Book [Paperback]
Here are 100 of the most important, most incredible, and most bizarre comic-book covers from DC's incredible archives—all perforated and ready to display in your apartment, dorm room, or cubicle. From Action Comics #1 and Batman #1 to lesser-known heroes like Mister District Attorney, this oversized compilation features every major milestone in DC's extraordinary history: Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, Watchmen, Fables, 100 Bullets, and much more.

On the reverse of each poster are images of related covers and entertaining commentary, often with remarks from the cover artists themselves. Complete with a foreword from longtime DC Comics veteran Paul Levitz, this amazing anthology is a must-have item for any comic-book fan.

208 pages/ Quirk Books (September 15, 2010)
$40.00 US
DC Adventures RPG Hero's Handbook: Super-Hero Roleplaying in the DC Universe [Hardcover]
Join the never-ending battle for truth and justice in the world's greatest super-hero universe, using the world's greatest super-hero roleplaying game! The DC Adventures Hero's Handbook is a complete super-hero RPG, based on the award-winning Mutants & Masterminds system. Take on the roles of legendary DC heroes like Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman, or create your own! Get started right away with a wide selection of hero archetypes, or build from scratch using a comprehensive creation system. The Hero's Handbook provides everything you need for hours of adventure in the DC Universe, including all the rules of the game, an overview of the original comic-book setting, and details on major heroes and villains, complete with game information. It's all presented in gorgeous full-color, with art by some of DC's most famous illustrators. Experience super-hero adventure in the world that defined the genre: Become a hero of legend with the DC Adventures Hero's Handbook!
On sale August 31, 2010 • 256 pages, $39.95 US


LissBirds said...

Ray Palmer's getting his own backup series? Cool. I don't know anything about Jeff Lemire so I don't know what to expect.

Diabolu Frank said...

Sweet Tooth #1 (Vertigo, 2009, $1.00)
I don't recall reading any of Jeff Lemire's indie work, but I enjoyed this quirky, sensitive first issue of a new ongoing series. The book follows a young boy/deer hybrid as he first experiences the post-apocalyptic world outside the small sanctuary he's inhabited most of his life. Telling more would spoil the story to date, which is my major criticism of the book. Between the large panels and sparse dialogue, I read the issue so quickly I felt the need to double check that it ran full length (what, between the low introductory price and seven page text excerpt from the upcoming Fables novel, and all.) If they cut a break on the first trade collection, it may prove the more convincing entry point to this intriguing but overly decompressed series.