A Constantine family reunion! Ol’ Uncle John has found his long-lost nephew… and then proceeded to tie him up and accuse him of all manner of body horrors. Is this new found kin the monster John expects, or might he have escaped the Curse of the Constantines? Read on!
Or – “I Just Hope It’s Better Than The First Stormwatch #0…”
I have fallen behind in most of my comics reading over the summer, as reality has knocked a hole in what I laughing refer to as my spare time. Worse than that, I can’t remember anything that happened in Stormwatch since about issue #4. Hopefully that won’t damage my enjoyment of this #0 flashback issue, ’cause your Major Spoilers review awaits!
The creative team announcements continue to roll out of DC Comics, which seems to be a way the company is keeping things relatively fresh for new readers. With Jeff Lemire moving to Justice League Dark, where does that leave Peter Milligan?
Or – “The Blood Puking Will Make For An Interesting Animated Series…”
When DC relaunched their universe last fall, they included a little something for everyone, from furthest reaches of their massive character library. Of all the relaunch titles, the one that appealed to me the least was probably Red Lanterns, a book that is paradoxically written by a writer whose work I have really enjoyed on other titles. With the fifth issue of the new order, I am ready to dip my toe into the sea of burning blood-vomit to see if my initial dismissal of Atrocitus and his minions was too hasty…
Yesterday, I made the claim that DC Comics was going to get behind Green Lantern in a big way in 2011, and a few hours later they proved me correct by announcing a new Lantern series.
The isn’t necessarily a new announcement, as we learned about it a while ago, but the publisher finally made the commitment to get Peter Milligan to write the Red Lanterns series.
“But after Geoff Johns asked if I was interested in writing The Red Lantern Corps I started thinking about Atrocitus and his anger. Because it’s not just anger. It is RAGE. A crimson red rage that still consumes him after all this time. And when you think about it, the Manhunter massacre happened an awful long time ago. Eons ago. Okay, you’d never get over something like that. But Atrocitus’ rageŠit hasn’t weakened. It is just as immense and awesome as it was all those centuries ago. I wanted to know why. I wanted to know how.”
DC didn’t announce the launch date for the series, but I’ll put my money on the second quarter of the year.
Letâ€™s return to the days of the cold war…
Batman Confidential has had a lot of ups and downs for me.Â On the one hand the series gives DC a chance to tell origin stories about Batman and his villains, tech, and history, but on the other hand, DC canceled Legends of the Dark Knight (I know, Iâ€™m a broken record).Â With the holiday weekend upon us, what better way to show our patriotism than having Batman take on the Russians, or more specifically, the KGBeast.
The Wheel of Morality will turn,turn,turn, and we’ll think of something funny to say about wherever it stops… theoretically, anyway. Johnny’s got his gun, and he’s lookin’ for Keanu. Bulletproof girls still like to play headgames. Plus: Is it #1 or #401? The Lion, the Witch, and the pyramids at Giza! And Rodrigo says It’s time to get things started… (Why won’t you get things started?) on the most sensational, inspirationational, spoiletational, majorational…
Show Notes after the Jump!
Whether you’re standing in long lines at a comic convention, driving across country on one of those wonderful family vacations, or jetting around the world closing multi-million dollar deals, you’re probably going to be bored enough to want to read something.Â DC has stepped up to the plate by releasing its list of trade paperbacks scheduled for release in May and June of 2009.
This list isn’t final, and is subject to change, but what is being offered, looks pretty good to me.Â For sure on my list will the the third Starman Omnibus.
When Hellblazer arrives in stores on December 17th, it will hit two milestones.Â First the title hits the magic issue #250, which in itself is a great achievement, but the second is a little bit more important as it marks the longest running series for Vertigo.
To celebrate the company is giving readers a five for one deal.
If the idea of a holiday issue of HELLBLAZER strikes you as irreverent and a little perverse, well, thatâ€™s exactly why it works so well. Here, the holiday season of everyoneâ€™s favorite chain smoking, magical con-man, John Constantine, is disrupted by the darkest depths of humanity and the supernatural.
Take the jump for the list of contributors for the milestone issue.