I’ve always been a fan of when heroes from different universes meet (or clash, as the case may be). For instance, I would love to see a new Marvel/DC crossover take place. Justice League of America/Avengers is still one of my all-time favorite books!
If you were hoping for news regarding Wally West (the pre-DCnU Flash), we have some for you.
The Mattel DCU Classics line has drained by wallet over the last couple of years, and for good reason – these figures have great articulation, and the desire to end up with a build a figure is pretty appealing too.Â Unfortunately, Mattel has also released a line of figures that don’t contain the Collect-and-Connect figures, and that may cause confusion among toy fans.
Wave 10 of the DCU Classics line has been introduced that features another Batman figure (the first one appeared in the original C-n-C assortment), but the good thing is, you don’t have to get the Batman figure if you don’t want to as it only contains the stand for the Collect and Connect Imperiex figure.
Take the jump for a look at all the figures.Â My bet is Powergirl is going to be a hot item.
There has been plenty of lead up to the much hyped Blackest Night series, as the Green Lantern titles have unveiled nearly all of the Corps involved in the event. Green Lantern #43 gets the Prologue banner treatment, and is a great lead in to the mega-event.
Quite frankly, this bit of news slipped through our fingers while we were driving the highways and biways of this great nation over the weekend, so if you’ve already read the news, feel free to move along and read the next exciting bit of news we have here on the site. Or take the time to post your well thought out reactions to the news in the comment section below.
For the rest of you, news out of DC late last week was James Robinson and Mark Bagley have been signed as the new team for Justice League of America.
â€œItâ€™s a thrill to be given the reins of DCâ€™s flagship team book and to know that my partner in crime(fighting) will be the esteemed Mark Bagley whoâ€™s dynamic storytelling skills I intend to make full use of. Â Itâ€™s further exciting/gratifying for me that I can dove-tail the events of Cry For Justice into the main book where post-Blackest Night will emerge a new team and a new exciting direction as they get caught up in the next wave of events building throughout the DCU.â€
The duo start their duties this October.
During the Wiz World Philly DC Nation Panel, DC EIC Dan Didio gave a bit more news on the upcoming Doc Savage series coming out of the company.
Didio then revealed that DC would bring back the classic pulp hero Doc Savage via a monthly series to be written by Brian Azarello (“100 Bullets”) and drawn by Rags Morales. Morales said that the series will bring Savage into the DCU, though it will take place in an alternate universe where he will work and interact alongside such classic characters as Blackhawk and Will Eisner’s The Spirit. The world Savage lives in will also be a blend of our modern era and the classic â€˜30s pulp era he comes from (“cell phones and tommy guns” as DiDio put it). No news was given about a release date yet.
Glad it is a monthly, glad it is being set on a different Multiverse Earth, glad they aren’t trying to bring back the last DC Comics Doc Savage series.
Seattle, Washington, 1969.Â The home of bottomless steak fries
This ainâ€™t your daddyâ€™s Robin, and thatâ€™s because your daddy grew up reading Dick Grayson in the pixie boots, and heâ€™s Batman now.
Over at The Source (DC Comics blog site), site guru Alex Segura announced DC has a Red Tornado mini-series coming up that features Red Volcano.
Sony Online Entertainment has updated its press site with more images from the upcoming DC Universe Online game – the MMORPG that has more than this reporter excited about the launch date.Â The latest teaser features the undead Goliath Solomon Grundy taking on all comers!
More images after the jump.
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When the spouse of a JLA member is brutally murdered, the entire super-hero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets! But before the mystery is fully solved, a number of long-buried secrets rise to the surface, threatening to tear apart and divide the heroes before they can bring the mysterious killer to justice.
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The end of yet another era
This month sees the end of three Batman family titles, with Nightwing being the first to go dark.Â It seems fitting that of the three (Nightwing, Robin, Oracle), that Dick Grayson takes the bow, as he was the first side-kick.Â With Batman â€œdeadâ€ (snicker-snicker, foolish citizens of the DCU), it appears the Dick is up for the task of protecting the city, but is the city ready for Dick?
Here’s our rapid-fire roundup of items coming from the Marvel Panels at the New York Comic Con.Â Warning for those with sensitive skins and egos – there is commentary after the jump, and some of it may not favor the love of your life.*
This just in… Steve Rogers is still dead, because fans prefer Bucky!