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Alan Scott is Gay
EXTERMINATION #1 Created by MATT GAGNON Written by SIMON SPURRIER Drawn by JEFFREY EDWARDS SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $1.00 COVER A: JOHN CASSADAY COVER B: TREVOR HAIRSINE Diamond Code: APR120887
WE LOST. THEY WON. In the wake of an apocalyptic alien invasion, the world’s greatest super-heroes and deadliest super-villains must form an alliance to prevent their own extermination. Two arch-enemies, Nox, a driven hero, and Red Reaper, a ruthless villain, form a volatile partnership for the greater good. The enemy of your enemy is your friend — but will they be able to ultimately put aside their bitter past to prevent global genocide? What happens when all the battle lines are redrawn and foes become unlikely allies in a desperate war for the fate of the very planet — and the outcome of a species? Written by Simon Spurrier (X-CLUB, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT, WOLVERINE: DANGEROUS GAMES), EXTERMINATION is a superhero survival story by an author that boldly explores the dark crevices of an entire genre.
Writer: Ken Garing
Artist: Ken Garing
Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Silas, an ex-soldier turned space pirate, finds himself stranded on a mysterious planet in alien territory. As he explores the long-abandoned industrial ruins of the planet’s surface he will have to fend off rogue mechanical creatures, roving cyborg militias, and a hostile alien military with a bounty on his head. Silas will have to rely on resourcefulness and bare-bones survival tactics in order to stay alive and ultimately unlock the secrets of a planet where survival is a luxury and escape an impossibility.
Mudman #4 Burnbridge on Sea is under attack… from the sea? Mudman is the only person who can the tide – but when you’re made of mud, water isn’t the easiest thing to stop.
Animal Man Annual A stand alone tale detailing the history of the epic struggle between THE RED, THE GREEN and THE ROT!• As seen in ANIMAL MAN and SWAMP THING, these forces will play a major role in the future of the DC Universe!
Wolverine and the X-Men #11 Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Nick Bradshaw, Walden Wong Publisher: Marvel Cover Price: $3.99 • AVX TIE-INS!
• Cyclops comes to the Jean Grey School!
• Will Wolverine’s X-Men join Cyclops against the Avengers?
• ICEMAN vs RED HULK!
Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
This week, DC Comics releases two comics that have caused a bit of controversy. The first is Earth 2 #2, which introduces readers to Alan Scott, who has undergone a sexual preference switch, while the second, Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1, features a prequel to a series that many think is too holy to touch with a ten foot pole. There’s no doubt people are going to flock to pick up these titles, but the bigger question is, which one will sell the most copies?
X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills
The story concerns a minister, the Reverend William Stryker, stirring up religious anti-mutant fervor and kidnapping Professor X in an attempt to eradicate all mutants. It is one of the most clear-cut examples of X-Men comics using mutant relations as a metaphor for real life race relations as well as being a general critic of prejudice and what was the growing political clout of televangelists.
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