DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #5-6When Mike S. Miller was drawing JLA shortly before he was seemingly blacklisted for a) publicly criticizing homosexuality b) had issues related to a comic company he formed or c) something else entirely, and had a longish but civil email debate with him about that first one. We ultimately agreed to disagree, and I remained a fan of his work, so I'm really glad to see him on this title. In fact, despite my misgivings about the project, there is a lot of talent attached to this book I dig, and the Atom just may serve as the tipping point that gets me to try the first trade collection.
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and TONY BEDARD
Art by MIKE S. MILLER, ADRIANA MELO and HOWARD PORTER
Covers by ED BENES
In issue #5 of this twice-monthly epic, Brainiac’s attack on the JLA Watchtower is met with fierce resistance — but the tide turns when he reveals his true goal! And in the bleak, blasted future, Lex Luthor reveals his own plan for killing Brainiac . . . but at what cost to his “allies”?
And in issue #6, Luthor and his ragged team of future survivors take the fight to Brainiac in a final, desperate attempt to stop his invasion of Earth — but will it be enough? Back in the present day, a catastrophe takes place that will forever change the face of the DCU!
Issue #5 on sale APRIL 6
Issue #6 on sale APRIL 20
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, RATED T
BRIGHTEST DAY #23-24Firestorm vs. Deadman. That should translate to continuing Atom cameos, but I can't get excited about anything here. Maybe when the spin-off start rolling out?
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and PETER J. TOMASI
Art by IVAN REIS, PAT GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK and JOE PRADO
Cover #23 by GARY FRANK
Cover #24 by DAVID FINCH
1:10 Variant Covers by IVAN REIS
It’s the beginning of the end as we head toward the epic conclusion to BRIGHTEST DAY! The mystery of the heroes’ return and the secrets of the white forest are revealed! Plus, Captain Boomerang draws closer to completing his mission! And at last, it’s Firestorm vs. Deadman!
And in the extra-sized issue #24, a new age for the DC Universe begins! A long shadow is cast across the world in a 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!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
#23 on sale APRIL 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, RATED T
#24 on sale APRIL 20 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US, RATED T
HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BLACKEST NIGHT: INDIGO-1 BUSTHow long is the statute of limitations on featuring Indigo Tribe crap since blog left that outfit?
BASED ON THE ART OF IVAN REIS
SCULPTED BY JIM MADDOX
The BLACKEST NIGHT continues in mini-bust form!
Each month in 2011, DC Direct releases a mini-bust featuring a character from the hugely popular DC Comics’ epic BLACKEST NIGHT.
Indigo-1 continues the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BLACKEST NIGHT bust line! The sculpture features Indigo-1 atop a special base that displays the spectrum of lantern symbols.
The bust is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 5.75” high x 5” wide x 5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.
On sale September 14, 2011 * Bust * $70 US
BLACKEST NIGHT: INDIGO LANTERN 1:4 SCALE POWER BATTERY AND RING PROP REPLICA SETDitto.
From the pages of BLACKEST NIGHT!
Mysterious yet influential, the members of the indigo tribe use their power staffs to spread compassion amid the darkness of the Blackest Night.
For nine consecutive months in 2011, DC Direct releases a 1:4 scale light-up Power Battery and light-up Ring Prop Replica Set featuring a color from the spectrum of the hugely popular DC Comics’ epic BLACKEST NIGHT.
The Indigo Lantern 1:4 Scale Power Battery and the Indigo Power Ring sit in a translucent display and are removable from the stand. Both light up, featuring manual on/off switches.
The Power Battery measures approximately 2.875” high (minus handle) x 1.75” wide x 2.375” deep and is made of PVC/ABS. The Power Ring fits most sizes and lights up when worn. The translucent acrylic display measures approximately 1.5” high x 2” wide
x 3.25” deep. The set is packaged on a 4-color blister.
On sale September 14, 2011 * Mini Prop Replica Set * $35 US
JSA ALL-STARS: GLORY DAYS TPSorry to you Al Rothstein fans who haven't been served by this column in the past. Then again, with the (appropriately?) minuscule traffic this blog gets, and the presumably tiny minority of comic readers who care about the former Nuklon, what are the odds?
Written by MATTHEW STURGES
Art by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II, HOWARD PORTER and ART THIBERT
Cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II
The Justice Society of America spinoff group barely survived their first mission alone! Luckily, their no-nonsense stance on justice carried them through, and now they’re investigating a bizarre drug cartel consisting of genetically altered jungle animals that’ll lead the All-Stars into a confrontation with actual gods and goddesses. Collected from issues #7-13!
On sale MAY 18 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #23-24Who's sorry to see this one ending? The consensus ranges from "alright" to "meh," from what I gather.
Written by JUDD WINICK
Issue #23 art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Issue #24 art by AARON LOPRESTI
Covers by DUSTIN NGUYEN
1:10 Variant cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
DC’s bi-weekly JUSTICE LEAGUE reaches its shocking conclusion!
In issue #23, WONDER WOMAN and the JLI find themselves face-to-face with the ultimate weapon Maxwell Lord has been planning since the beginning of GENERATION LOST. The world seems to be revolting against the human race. Can our heroes defeat Lord’s machinations?
And in the extra-sized issue #24, the final battle is here! But who will be the victor?
Retailers please note: These issues will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
#23 on sale APRIL 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, RATED T
#24 on sale APRIL 27 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US, RATED T