DC Comics has sent us preview of some of the titles available this week. This week the company offers up Army of Love #1, Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #50, and Hellblazer #230.
AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #50
Written by Tad Williams
Art by Shawn McManus and Walden Wong
Cover by Mario Alberti
Acclaimed fantasy novelist Tad Williams (THE NEXT, The Dragonbone Chair) begins his stint as the new chronicler of the adventures of the young man who would be King of the Sea!
Joined by the new art team of Shawn McManus (THE SANDMAN, SHADOWPACT) and Walden Wong (THE CREEPER, THE NEXT), a new horizon beckons for Aquaman, as new challenges await and new characters from this undersea world are introduced. It all begins here, in this extra-sized 50th issue extravaganza!
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!
ARMY OF LOVE #1
Written by Rick Veitch
Art and Cover by Veitch and Gary Erskine
Comics iconoclast Rick Veitch (SWAMP THING, CAN’T GET NO) writes and pencils a subversive new ongoing series, joined by inker Gary Erskine (THE FILTH).
Comedy collides head on with tragedy when a New Jersey National Guard unit is deployed indefinitely to a never-ending series of wars in the Middle East. These are citizen soldiers — kids fresh out of high school shoulder-to-shoulder with middle-aged corporate manager. To motivate them, a modernized military has gone into full, take-no-prisoners marketing mode.
Equal parts blistering battle action, sensuous soap opera and pitch-black satire in the vein of PREACHER and TRANSMETROPOLITAN, Army@Love is unlike anything Veitch — or any other comics creator — has ever attempted. And you won’t believe your eyes when you see what it takes to become a member of The Hot Zone Club! Don’t miss a Sneak Peek at this issue in Y: THE LAST MAN #55.