Monday, April 17, 2006

Foraging For Comics: The July DC Solicits

Red, white, & blue? Try red, blue, & yellow!

Written by Frank Miller
Art by Miller & Klaus Janson
Cover by Miller
Hailed as a comics masterpiece, Frank Miller's THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS - and its equally provocative sequel THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN - get the oversized Absolute treatment in a giant one-volume, slipcased edition!
This Absolute edition features an extended sketch section from THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN with commentary by Miller, a look at the plot and pencils from the legendary finale to THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, a new introduction by Miller, striking new cover and slipcase art by Miller, and more!

This is like offering a chocolate sundae with a free punch in the balls.

Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Andy Kubert
Variant cover by Adam Kubert
Comic legends Grant Morrison (ALL STAR SUPERMAN, SEVEN SOLDIERS) and Andy Kubert (Ultimate X-Men, 1602) come together for Part 1 of "Batman and Son." After a harrowing battle with the Joker high atop Police Headquarters, Batman decides to let Bruce Wayne step into the light. But just who is watching billionaire Bruce Wayne? And what does their plan have to do with Man-Bat? Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers by Andy Kubert and Adam Kubert (in approximately a 10:1 ratio).

Written by Paul Dini
Art by J.H. Williams III
Cover by Simone Bianchi
Gotham's wealthiest citizens find themselves victimized by the mysterious new villain Facade as a story arc by new DETECTIVE COMICS creative team of writer Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, BATMAN: WAR ON CRIME), artist J.H. Williams III (PROMETHEA, SEVEN SOLDIERS) and cover artist Simone Bianchi (SEVEN SOLDIERS: SHINING KNIGHT) begins! Operating with a gang trained to pass as members of the cities' elite, the masked mastermind's crimes baffle the police and leave members of Gotham society fearing for their lives. It's up to Batman to use a "facade" of his own, that of socialite Bruce Wayne, in order to bait the villain's underlings and discover the true identity of their elusive leader.

Bruce Wayne being more prominent is a good thing.

Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes
Don't miss the frightful conclusion to "The Replacements!" Catwoman battles for the lives of Selina and baby Helena, Angle Man has murder on his mind, and Detective Lenahan finds the proof he needs to bring Catwoman down once and for all!

Okay, who had 4 in the “issues until baby is placed in mortal jeopardy” pool?

Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo
Art and cover by Ken Lashley
The Flash's closest friends and allies aren't on his side anymore. One feels lied to …another is hiding a dangerous family secret …and another is about to steal his thunder by making a play to be Keystone's hero!

I still say it’s Wally…

Written by Dave Gibbons
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins
As one Lantern falls, Guy Gardner and his partner seek to unravel the mystery behind his sudden death. Meanwhile, across the galaxy, another Lantern struggles with demons of his own.

Guy as a detective? That oughta be good for a few laughs.

Written by Paul Levitz and Gerry Conway
Art by Wallace Wood, Joe Staton, Ric Estrada,
Keith Giffen and Bob Layton Cover by Brian Bolland
Collecting ALL-STAR COMICS #58-67, plus the origin of the JSA from DC SPECIAL #29! Witness the continuing adventures of The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Wildcat and the rest as they are joined by younger heroes Robin, Power Girl and Star-Spangled Kid!

$15? That’s a damn good value.

Written by Mark Waid & Tony Bedard
Art by Barry Kitson, Adam DeKraker & Mick Gray
Cover by Kitson
Brainiac wants to bring Dream Girl back from the dead… and only the memories of a deadly enemy can help!

Well, there goes *that* theory…

Written by J. Torres
Art by Mike Norton & Lary Stucker
Cover by Sean Galloway
Batter up! The Teen Titans go up against a collection of their wildest foes for a good old-fashioned game of baseball…but the stakes in this game include the lives of everyone in Jump City! This is definitely one of the strangest sports stories you'll read this year!

It’s been done.

For the biggest battles, Samurai Jack calls up his Battle Armor War Horse-
a six-legged, armor-protected, weapons-firing war horse from the future. Together they race straight into danger to destroy Aku's army and return Samurai Jack to his rightful place in the past. This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 11.25'' tall 8.25'' wide and 6.25" deep, and is packaged in a four-color box. Limited up to 1,500 pieces.


That’s all this month. Full solicits are here. Happy hunting.

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