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!
Or – “What To Do After The End Of The World…”
Last issue, the legendary Legion team of Keith Giffen and Paul Levitz was reunited, as the entirety of the known universe blew up in the faces of our heroes. Technology no longer works, the team is scattered, isolated (and in one case killed and eaten) while our heroes try to figure out the whos and whys of the disaster that has befallen the U.P. The creative team promised last time that it would get worse, and now we’re about to see how bad it gets. Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the return of J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen,and Kevin Maguire to this year’s show, taking place the weekend of September 8-9, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Another week, another set of zero issues from DC Comics. Blue Beetle, a somewhat underappreciated and lesser known DC title, tries its hand at what has been an underwhelming attempt to get more people on board with the New 52. Here is your Major Spoilers review!
Or – “Their Stories Continue, Even If Their Books Tanked…”
Many years ago, I came to the sad conclusion that my favorite titles won’t ever be big sellers with the general public. Because of that sad paradigm, it came to be that I was reading and enjoying roughly 60% of the cancelled product of the New 52 thus far. Although I didn’t read much beyond the first issue of Blackhawks, I appreciated their pedigree, and I have to say that it’s good to see O.M.A.C., Mister Terrific and Deadman again. Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Oh, and Hawk & Dove are also in this issue.
Or – “OMAC Daddy Make Ya JUMP! JUMP! Daddy OMAC ‘ll … Ah, Skip It.”
I’ll say this for the relaunch: They’re certainly making an effort to bring back things from all across their 80 year history. We’ve seen the thirties, the fifties, the sixties and the eighties represent, but now it’s time for a little 1970′s Kirby love. Which, now that I mention it, sounds particularly disturbing and awful… Bygones. Let’s see what’s happened to the One Man Army Corps from the far-flung world that’s coming!
Those loveable rapscallions Keith “Curmudgeon” Giffen, J.M. “Goodnatured” DeMatteis and Kevin “The Artful Dodger” Maguire have reunited for what they claim (again) is the last time, to write the beloved Justice League International in this week’s JLA RetroActive: The 90s.
DC Comics has released a sneak peek of Booster Gold #42 featuring Booster Gold in jail. JAIL!
Booster Gold #35 arrives in stores today, and DC has released a sneak peek that features Ted Kord, Mr. Miracle and Booster seeking their density… I mean… destiny.
Or – “Bwah Ha Ha HAAA!”
These days, it seems that the 80′s ‘Bwah Ha Ha’ Justice League is a pretty devalued commodity, what with the multiple deaths, several heel turns, at least one brutal rape, and a general undercurrent of unpleasantness. If these weren’t the actual stories taking place on a parallel Earth, one might even conclude that SOMEONE in power is embarrassed by these stories… Settle in and get ready to decide whether or not they should be!
DC has announced that writers Keith Giffen and Judd Winick are teaming to write a new Justice League series that features Captain Atom, Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Fire, Ice, and Rocket Red?Â Looks like Justice League International is back to me.Â Â Â Justice League: Generation Lost will be the other bi-weekly series that will run alongside the Brightest Day bi-weekly that was announced yesterday.
DC is keeping quiet (for the moment) on who is doing the art for the series, but we do know Tony Harris and J.D. Mettler will be providing the cover art for the series.Â I find the Blue Beetle inclusion in this list interesting, because as far as we know the Ted Kord Blue Beetle is still dead, and unless something interesting happens at the end of Darkest Night, that leaves Jamie Reyes as the next member in.Â Interestingly, Matt Sturges did comment to us that Blue Beetle will still be around following his co-feature run in Booster Gold.Â Although, when pushed for more clarification, all Sturges said, was “Wait and see…”
To flip it to Ted Kord’s favor, there is a shadowed figure in the middle of the picture that looks familiar.Â Color me excited?Â You bet!
The 26-issue series should begin in April… or May.Â Winick and Giffen were not specific in the launch date.
Boom! Studios has several comics shipping this week, including Muppet Robin Hood #1. Take the jump for a sneak peek of the Muppets spinning the Robin Hood legend, Hero Squared: Love and Death #3, Farscape: D’argo’s Lament #2, Fall of Cthulhu: Nemesis #2, and Eureak: Dormant Gene #2.