It's the holiday season, and DC celebrates by blowing shit up!
ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #1 SPECIAL EDITION
Written by Frank Miller
Art by Jim Lee
Cover by Miller
Don't miss an incomparable new version of the best-selling premiere issue of ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, sporting a stunning new cover by comics legend Frank Miller! This 48-page Special offers a peek into the creative process, featuring Jim Lee's stunning original pencil art (with lettering) for the entire first issue. As a bonus, Miller's script for this landmark collaboration is also included!
Prediction: The word "suckers" will appear somewhere in that script.
BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #72
Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit
Cover by Claudio Castellini
In a long-forgotten summer home that belonged to Thomas and Martha Wayne, a body turns up that will lead Bruce Wayne to a part of his parents' past he never imagined existed, forcing him to ask himself if his parents' marriage was nothing but a sham!
Oh, come *on*!
SUPERMAN/SHAZAM: FIRST THUNDER #4
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Joshua Middleton
The pulse-pounding conclusion to the story of the first meeting between the Last Son of Krypton and the World's Mightiest Mortal! Captain Marvel confronts Dr. Sivana once and for all. Can Superman stop him before he goes too far?
Well, there goes Joe Rice's medulla oblongata.
Written by John Arcudi
Art by Leonard Kirk & Andy Clarke
Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins
The Spectre's rampage against all magic in the DCU brings him to Atlantis, and the whole nation faces destruction unless Tempest can stop him! Meanwhile, unaware that his native land is under attack, Aquaman must deal with the new, improved Black Manta!
Black Manta: Now with Riboflavin!
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 1 TP
Written by Gardner Fox
Art by Mike Sekowsky, Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson and Bernard Sachs
Cover by Anderson
The newest installment in the SHOWCASE PRESENTS collection spotlights the JLA! In these stories from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28-30, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1-16 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #75, thrill to confrontations with intergalactic, mystical, and super-powered rogues such as Despero, Kanjar Ro, Dr. Destiny, Amos Fortune and Felix Faust!
On sale Dec 7 o 544 pg, B&W, $16.99 US
PLASTIC MAN VOL. 2: RUBBER BANDITS TP
Written by Kyle Baker
Art and cover by Baker
Another volume of offbeat and hysterical Plas adventures by Harvey and Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Kyle Baker! In RUBBER BANDITS, collecting PLASTIC MAN #8-11 and #13-14, our pliable hero wrecks continuity as we know it, investigates a vampire, gets in trouble with homeland security, battles a menacing mouse, and stops one of the worst crimes ever: illegal music downloading!
On sale Dec 21 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
"We cancelled this book, but we're still going to milk the hell out of the awards it won."
WONDER WOMAN #224
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Rags Morales
Cover by J.G. Jones
In the wake of INFINITE CRISIS #3, Wonder Woman's world has been irrevocably changed! With OMACs attacking and her friends deserting her, how will she triumph? And how can she stop the OMACs without killing the innocent humans inside?
Yeah, "Irrevocably." Just like the last 347 times Themisc... Thenys... that damn island got attacked.
THE BEST OF THE SPIRIT TP
Written by Will Eisner
Art and cover by Eisner
DC Comics is proud to present its first-ever collection celebrating the greatest stories by comics mastermind Will Eisner starring one of the most indelible characters ever created: The Spirit! THE BEST OF THE SPIRIT reprints 22 Spirit sections from 1940-1950, featuring famous first appearances, classic confrontations, human interest tales, and all those magnificent splash pages!
Eisner's blue-suit-clad, fedora-wearing crimefighter starred in hundreds of newspaper adventure stories that thrilled readers with Eisner's groundbreaking style. Eisner was a master of utilizing the comics format to its greatest strengths, and his Spirit stories are some of his finest examples!
This volume also features an introduction by New York Times best-selling novelist Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN).
SILVER AGE SUPERMAN SERIES 1: SUPERMAN ROBOT ACTION FIGURE
Created to help Superman protect his secret identity, the classic Superman Robot is ready for any task! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Also includes a bonus Beppo the Super-Monkey figure! Packaged in a four-color blister.
Can't beat a Beppo the Super-Monkey figure. Plus, get the whole set, and you can re-enact your favorite covers from superdickery.com!
WHO'S WHO MYSTERY BOX SET SERIES 1
DC Direct introduces a new figure line featuring pivotal moments in the history of the DCU! This series of 2.5" scale micro trading figures features six of the greatest characters in DC Comics: Superman, Batman, The Joker, Shazam!, The Flash and Green Lantern. In addition, bonus parts included with each character can be combined to form a complete mini-Batmobile! Each figure comes in a "blind" mystery box for added collectibility. (Some minor assembly required.)
Retailers please note The Who's Who Mystery Box SET Series 1 are intended for individual sale to consumers but are sold to retailers in a large self-display box which contains 20 individually sealed mystery boxes of DC Comics figures. Each series contains 6 different figures, each single mystery box contains 1 figure and a piece to the mini-Batmobile. Consult your retailer order form for packaging and pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.
A line of toys where there's no way to tell if you're getting the one you want. That's a good idea.
That's all this month. Full solicits are here. Happy hunting.