Captain Atom is confirmed as canceled this month, which will likely extend to this feature, barring that new female Atom making a big splash. I think I'll take advantage by using this space for a bit of snark.
- Oh look, it's New 52 Azrael. Boy, I'm sure glad DC added another Caucasian male super-assassin to the Bat Family. By the way, I REALLY hate this Zero Month2 cover motif. Capullo's old signature is more prominent than March's new one, and the old bylines are distract as well. Also, DC is basically devoting an entire month to homages of a painfully played out Marvel cover concept.
- Shouldn't all titles with Dan Didio as writer just be titled "Doomed," since that's certainly the first word that pops into my head, regardless of the property?
- So, Amethyst? Points for trying. How many decades since Christy Marx's last comic book credit? They even make a point of offering her screenwriting resume in the solicitation copy.
- How pissed off must old school Wildstorm fans be that Team 7 consists of a majority of disparate DC supporting characters? Then again, I don't think the cover featured characters are necessarily the ones mentioned in the copy, so maybe Michael Cray, Marc Slayton and Jackson Dane are still part of version 1.0? Dinah Lance is surely an improvement over Christie Blaze, at least. I'll probably try this.
- Does Shazam give anyone else the creeps? Horrible in design and execution from everything I've seen. It takes a lot to turn me off to Gary Frank, but here you go!
- I was going to drop Aquaman after #0, despite the gorgeous art and because of the thin stories. This copy makes me think I'll pass and read the Wikipedia entry instead.
- I think it's cool that there's a tribute to the fallen soldiers of New 52 Wave 1.
- Crap. I may have to but Nightwing #0, if only to work out in my head how his days as Robin can possibly fit into the DCNu. Also, was he still a Titan?
- Batwing isn't canceled yet? I guess I applaud DC's commitment to chocolate flavored variants of their vanilla heroes.
- Or not. Yeah, I'm going with not. Well, now that the ignorant ass general public assumes that all Green Lanterns are gay homosexuals, I suppose the best option for educating them to the nuances of the corps is by introducing a gun-toting dark-skinned Muslim in a ski mask. Even FOX News can keep that straight.
- You know what else hasn't been canceled yet? This.
FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #0I'm pretty confident that this book will be joining the ranks of the dead.
Written by MATT KINDT
Art and cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and WAYNE FAUCHER
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Frankenstein meets his maker…literally!
• Learn how Frankenstein was recruited by S.H.A.D.E.
• What does the future hold for S.H.A.D.E.?
CAPTAIN ATOM #0Zippy the Nuclear Pinhead. Never could get past that look.
Written by J.T. KRUL
Art and cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
• Captain Nathaniel Adam volunteers for a dangerous experiment that will make him one of the most powerful heroes in the DC Universe!
• How much can man lose before he is no longer human?
THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #0Not an auspicious debut for Bennett as cover artist, but consider the alternative.
Plotted by ROB LIEFELD
Scripted by ROB LIEFELD and MARK POULTON
Art and cover by JOE BENNETT and ART THIBERT
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Discover Hawkman’s connection to Thanagar and why he came to Earth!
THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN VOL. 1: DARKNESS RISING TP
Written by TONY S. DANIEL and JAMES BONNY
Art and cover by PHILIP TAN
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• Carter Hall is back as the savage Hawkman! Carter’s skill at deciphering lost languages has led him to a job with an archaeologist who specializes in alien ruins. And his latest discovery is Morphicius, whose deadly power spreads an alien plague through New York City.
• Collecting issues #1-8 of the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series