This week DC has provided us with a look at titles shipping over the next couple of months. For fans of Nightwing, Annual #1 attempts to answer the question of what happened during the missing year and the Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson romance. Also sneaking its way in this week is Hellblazer #230 and Young Magician Vol. 7 from CMX.
Young Magician Vol. 7
Written and illustrated by Yuri Narushima
Carno and Ibuki must put their true potential powers to the test when they match wits and skills with the ancient Order of Templar Knights. The secret world of the Knights comes into focus and more about their origin and purpose is revealed. Mystical powers, mind games and political maneuvering continue to raise the stakes — and the fate of the world is tied up in the battles between the warrior factions.
On Sale February 28 for $9.99
Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Leonardo Manco
Cover by Lee Bermejo
Welcoming aboard fan-favorite writer ANDY DIGGLE (THE LOSERS, BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL), as the new ongoing writer of JOHN CONSTANTINE: HELLBLAZER. Constantine is back in “the smoke” and back on his game. But when he finds himself handcuffed to a post in the River Thames with the tide rising around him, he has some fast talking to do if he wants to live to see the dawn. Of course, this is no ordinary gangland execution — and Constantine is no ordinary victim…
It all goes down in Part 1 of the 2-part “In at the Deep End,” featuring the talents of master horror artist Leonard Manco, with vivid covers by Lee Bermejo.
“John Constantine has been the best character in comics for 20 years now, and I’m relishing the chance to deliver some old-school supernatural horror with a social conscience,” says Diggle. It’s the start of a new era for Vertigo’s flagship title — be there from the horrifying beginning!
On Sale March 21 for $2.99
Nightwing Annual #1
Written by Marc Andreyko
Art and Cover by Joe Bennett and Jack Jadson
One year ago, Dick Grayson pledged his heart to Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Oracle, then nearly surrendered his life during the INFINITE CRISIS. Now, learn the full comeback story of Nightwing as it brings to light the story of DC’s most star-crossed couple in a stunning annual by fan favorites Marc Andreyko (MANHUNTER) and Joe Bennett (52).
On Sale April 18 for $3.99