Here is a preview of DC Comics’ New 52 debuting this Wednesday 5/02 with my comments below. Please go to the DC Comics website for more information on your favorite comics http://www.dccomics.com/
ACTION COMICS # 9 – Featuring characters from parallel Earths, including PRESIDENT SUPERMAN! Introducing new villain SUPERDOOM! Guest artist GENE HA joins GRANT MORRISON for this tale of not one, not two, but THREE Earths! And in the backup story, President Superman must stop a nuclear attack – but he can’t leave the White House!
ANIMAL MAN # 9 – “EXTINCTION IS FOREVER” part one of three! Separated from Buddy, the rest of the Baker family is in terrible danger! Guest-starring JOHN CONSTANTINE!
BATWING # 8– “NIGHT OF THE OWLS” continues here! BATWING arrives in Gotham City just in time to fight the chaos the Court of Owls has unleashed! Outgunned and on unfamiliar turf, can Batwing survive?
DETECTICE COMICS # 9 – BATMAN has been poisoned at the hands of the deadly MR. TOXIC! Featuring a TWO-FACE backup story written by TONY S. DANIEL with art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
DIAL H # 1– A brand new series by bestselling and Hugo award winning novelist CHINA MIEVILLE! What would happen if you discovered the H Dial, an unbelievably powerful artifact that turned you into a super hero? And what if you found out that the world is threatened by this very device that’s become your uncontrollable obsession? These are just the first questions asked in this thrilling and inventive storyline that introduces the strangest super heroes and super villains in the DCU while exploring the boundaries of reality!
EARTH 2 # 1 – First issue of an ongoing series from writer JAMES ROBINSON and artist NICOLA SCOTT! Who are the heroes of EARTH 2 – and what befell them? Starring ALAN SCOTT, JAY GARRICK and many others! You may think you know Earth 2…but this is DC Comics – The New 52, where anything can happen! Don’t miss the extra-sized debut issue!
G.I. COMBAT # 1– First issue of an ongoing series! Featuring the first chapter of “WAR THAT TIME FORGOT” written by J.T. KRUL and with art by ARIEL OLIVETTI….and dinosaurs! Plus: The first chapter of “UNKNOWN SOLDIER” by JUSTIN GRAY, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and artist DAN PANOSIAN focuses on all-out war in Afghanistan!
GREEN ARROW # 9– “TRIPLE THREAT: DEADZONE” part three! The final chapter in the first story by ANN NOCENTI, featuring the final showdown between OLIVER QUEEN, LEER and the SKYLARKS!
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL # 9– It’s the JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL against O.M.A.C in a fight to the finish! Special crossover with this month’s FIRESTORM #9!
RED LANTERNS # 9– No RED LANTERN is safe! ATRCITUS discovers a conspiracy behind the awakening of the terror that is ABYSMUS, which threatens to kill every member of his corps!
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 # 1 – The SMALLVILLE story continues in this new ongoing series! Based on the hit CW show! Find out what happened after CLARK KENT puts on the costume.
STORMWATCH # 9 – New writer PETER MILLIGAN comes aboard! APOLLO and MIDNIGHT battle RED LANTERN SKALLOX! V-MAN’S connection to STORMWATCH is revealed – and it’s a doozy!
SWAMP THING # 9 – SWAMP THING battles his way through the BONE KINGDOM to take on SETHE and his servants! This issue lays the groundwork for the debut of a classic Swamp Thing villain and the beginning of the next phase for this series.
TEEN TITANS ANNUAL # 1– “THE CULLING” begins here! It’s the TEEN TITANS vs. THE LEGION LOST one mile beneath the Antarctic in the chamber of horrors known as the Crucible! Continued in this month’s SUPERBOY #9, LEGION LOST #9 and TEEN TITANS #9!
WORLDS’ FINEST #1 – New ongoing series featuring POWER GIRL and HUNTRESS of Earth 2! PAUL LEVITZ teams with amazing artists GEORGE PEREZ and KEVIN MAGUIRE. Discover why these two heroes are stranded on our Earth – and what it means for the heroes of the DC Universe.
Trade Hardcover’s and Paperbacks due out this week:
ANIMAL MAN VOLUME 1: THE HUNT – One of the breakout hits from DC Comics – The New 52! In these tales from issues #1-6 of the new series, Buddy Baker has gone from “super” man to family man – but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? As these new abilities continue to terrify Buddy and his wife Ellen, things take a turn for the worse as Buddy and Maxine begin a journey into the heart of The Red. Don’t miss the amazing series from writer Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) and artist Travel Foreman (The Immortal Iron Fist)!
BATMAN AND ROBIN: BATMAN AND ROBIN MUST DIE– In this volume collecting BATMAN AND ROBIN #13-16 and BATMAN: THE RETURN #1, the new Batman and Robin must deal with the return of The Joker, then face the final confrontation with The Black Glove. Plus: What happens to Dick Grayson after the “real” Batman returns?
JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 1: ORIGIN– Comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee make history with the first hardcover collection of a DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series! In a universe where Super Heroes are strange and new, Batman has discovered a dark evil that requires him to unite the World Greatest Heroes! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg unite for the first time to form the JUSTICE LEAGUE! Don’t miss the thrill-a-minute hardcover collecting the first six issues of the bestselling comic!
SPIRIT WORLD– After leaving Marvel Comics at the end of the 1960s, Jack Kirby came to DC Comics, where he soon created the series of superhero comics known collectively as “The Fourth World.” But before that came SPIRIT WORLD, a magazine that delved into the occult and the supernatural. Now, DC reprints that hard-to-find title for the very first time in this new hardcover, including four stories completed for the second issue that appeared in WEIRD MYSTERY TALES 1-3 and FORBIDDEN TALES OF DARK MANSION #6, plus a pin-up version of the striking cover image by Kirby and Neal Adams!
My MUST-READ picks this week: Anything Earth-2 related. This is a big week as DC finally brings us their New 52’s version of Earth-2 comics: Earth 2, World’s Finest and also do not forget The Culling begins in Teen Titans annual 1, Action comics, Detective comics and Dial H! Till Wednesday!