Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Foraging For Comics: The June DC Solicits

No, Apollo, Midnighter, it's *Flag* Day...

Written by Frank Miller
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Variant cover by Miller
To show the world that super-heroes police their own, Superman has assembled a "Justice League of America." Can the Earth's most powerful heroes rescue the kidnapped Dick Grayson and save Gotham from the clutches of a Dark Knight who has obviously gone mad? Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Jim Lee & Scott Williams and Frank Miller. Please see the retailer order form for details.

Wow, I wonder what kind of whore Batgirl is going to be!

ROBIN #151
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins
The new leader of the League of Assassins wants Robin - not as a victim, but as a member! And the job offer is more tempting than you might think!

First Willingham, now Beechen. What is this fetish around Robin with a gun?

Written by Mark Verheiden
Art by Kevin Maguire
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
New writer Mark Verheiden (SUPERMAN) makes his debut with a story that spotlights Power Girl and Huntress, featuring art by Kevin Maguire (JLA CLASSIFIED) and a cover by GREEN LANTERN's Ethan Van Sciver! Can an all-different World's Finest team save Superman and Batman as an old villain commits his final act of revenge? Get ready for a thrill-ride full of unexpected twists! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are canceled.

Oh, dear Lord, not *another* skin-flashing costume for Huntress…

Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Ed Benes & Alex Lei
Cover by Joe Benitez
The new series art team of Ed Benes & Alex Lei (BIRDS OF PREY, SUPERMAN) joins writer Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN, THE OMAC PROJECT) for an explosive new story! The shocking truth behind Supergirl's visit to Kandor is revealed, and it kicks off a new quest for the Girl of Steel! Plus, another battle with Power Girl! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

Written by Gail Simone
Art by Paulo Siqueira & Robin Riggs
Cover by Brian Hurtt
"Progeny" reaches its shocking conclusion! Two bearers of the same name square off - but which one's got the hidden past and which one's got the murderous future?

Woo-hoo! Chick fight!

ION #3
Written by Ron Marz
Art by Greg Tocchini & Jay Leisten
Cover by Kalman Andraszofsky
Torn between the way he's been and the strange force he seems to be becoming, Kyle Rayner is drawn to the one Green Lantern who may be able to help him find his way: Mogo, the planet-sized emerald warrior! Will Kyle find what he needs, or is he in a world of trouble?

I thought Mogo didn’t socialize…

SOLO #11
Written by Sergio Aragonés & Mark Evanier
Art and cover by Aragonés
Sergio Aragonés brings his inimitable style to DC's biggest icons in what promises to be the zaniest issue of Solo yet! Join the longtime Mad Magazine contributor and creator of Groo The Wanderer as he takes aim at Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and much, much more!

Ohhhhh, dear…

Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox
Art by Carmine Infantino, Neal Adams, Murphy Anderson and Gil Kane
Cover by Infantino & Sid Greene
Don't miss this amazing Showcase volume spotlighting Ralph Dibny, collecting tales from THE FLASH #112, 115, 119, 124, 130, 134, 138, and DETECTIVE COMICS #327-371! Along with his wife Sue, Elongated Man travels the world to solve crimes, crossing paths with Batman and Robin, the Flash, Green Lantern and Zatanna!

They’re taunting us.

Written by Allan Heinberg
Art and cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
Variant cover by Adam Kubert
One year after the execution of Maxwell Lord and the earth-shattering events of INFINITE CRISIS, the DCU is still struggling to come to terms with its most powerful heroine. Is she a martyr or a murderer? A politician or a super hero?
Writer Allan Heinberg (Young Avengers, JLA, TV's The O.C. and Sex and the City) and artists Terry & Rachel Dodson (Marvel Knights: Spider-Man, Harley Quinn) provide surprising answers, giving Wonder Woman a fresh, sexy look and a bold new direction!
The series begins with the multi-part "Who Is Wonder Woman?" story arc, paying homage to the character's distinguished history while placing her firmly in the present with an all-new supporting cast, a brand-new mission, and a renewed sense of wonder. A treat for longtime fans and a perfect jumping-on point for new readers, Wonder Woman #1 features the icon you know and love as you've never seen her before! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Adam Kubert and Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson, shipping in approximately a 1:10 ratio. See the order form for more details.

So, if she bends at the waist, she kills herself. Nice.

Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Brent Anderson
Cover by Alex Ross
Don't miss this exciting new ASTRO CITY Special that reveals the long-awaited story of Samaritan's greatest enemy: Infidel!
In this special bridging the gap between chapters of the epic DARK AGE saga, witness centuries of conflict - featuring weird science, manipulation of time on a vast scale, the Black Plague, Pompeii and more - all in the space of one night, and one fateful dinner. It's Samaritan's first solo special; and the story of one brilliant, tormented man whose will is strong enough to shatter the world. Over and over again, if necessary.

This better mean the next volume of The Dark Age is coming soon.

Designed By Adam Hughes
Sculpted by John G. Mathews
Continuing the stunning line of WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE busts!
This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately
5.5" high x 3" wide x 3.25" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 8 o Bust o $45.00 US

The joke is almost too easy.

That’s all this month. Full solicits are here. Enjoy.

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