Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Foraging For Comics: The August DC Solicits

Hot town, summer in the city, superhero comics gettin’ grim and gritty…

BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN TP
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Wagner
Matt Wagner takes the Dark Knight through his
sophomore season in this new trade paperback collecting
the 6-issue miniseries! Batman has spent his first year fighting organized crime - but nothing thus far in his early career as the Caped Crusader has prepared him for the new menace facing Gotham: super-powered villains! Retailers, please see the order form for a special order incentive.


I loved Wagner’s “Trinity,” so I’ll probably get this at some point.

CATWOMAN #58
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes
The life of Catwoman's child is in danger, and the only person who can save her is Zatanna. But how will Zatanna react when Catwoman needs her to alter more villains' minds?


Oy. I’m not gonna be able to read a Zatanna story that doesn’t reference Identity Crisis for the next decade, am I?

BATMAN #656
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang
Cover by Kubert
What do you get when you add one Batman, fifty Ninja Man-Bats and the British Prime Minister's wife? Welcome to a glittering night of mayhem among the rich and famous, as Batman faces down a whole army of winged horrors in a no-holds barred, bone-crunching superbrawl among the treasures of London's Pop Art museum. And when the Dark Knight's done, an even greater shock awaits, as we finally meet a startling NEW addition to the Batman family in "Man Bats of London," - Part 2 of the 4-part "Batman and Son," by comics legends Grant Morrison (ALL STAR SUPERMAN, SEVEN SOLDIERS) and Andy Kubert (Ultimate X-Men, 1602)! And don't miss the stunning New Printing of BATMAN: SON OF THE DEMON, solicited on page 60!


Ninja… Man-Bats. The man is insane.

THE FLASH: FASTEST MAN ALIVE #3
Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo
Art by Karl Kerschl
Cover by Ken Lashley
Who's giving the Flash a run for his money as the new hero of Keystone? Illustrated by guest artist Karl Kerschl!


Guest artist by issue 3? Also, that is so Wally in the suit.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1
Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art and cover by Al Barrionuevo & Bit
Exploding from the pages of BRAVE NEW WORLD, Martian Manhunter stars in his first solo adventure in over five years! Written by A.J. Lieberman (Harley Quinn, BATMAN: Gotham Knights), who's reunited with the artistic team of Al Barrionuevo and Bit (BATMAN: Gotham Knights), this series will change the way you see the last son of Mars!
Since coming to Earth, J'onn J'onzz has strived to fit in with his adoptive people, even altering his appearance in order to not frighten Earthlings. And in that time, he has struggled between following the ways and customs of his people and becoming human.
But now everything he believed about his past has been shattered, and his tolerance for the failings of humanity is at an end. On a mission to seek the real facts about his past and his long-lost race, Martian Manhunter will stop at nothing to discover the truth about himself and the world he lives in!


Yes, because if anyone had a complicated origin that needed a streamlined retcon, it’s the Martian Manhunter.

THE BOYS #1 & 2
Written by Garth Ennis
Art and covers by Darick Robertson
"This book will out-PREACHER PREACHER." - Garth Ennis
Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan), co-creators of two of the most thought-provoking comics of the last decade, introduce their first original collaboration for a new monthly series: THE BOYS - a dark, twisted look at super powers, super-people, and the men and women who make sure the world's "heroes" never go too far.
With a quarter-million super-powered beings in the world, someone's got to watch what's going on beneath all those masks and capes. In a U.S.A. uncomfortably like our own, that task falls to The Boys, a government-funded group of operatives dedicated to keeping the "supes" in line.
Team leader Billy Butcher, described by a confidential C.I.A. report as "the most lethal individual ever encountered by this agency," is on the hunt for new recruits - but it takes something special to join this outfit. You have to be smart. You have to be strong. And you have to hate supes with every ounce of black passion in your heart.


So, basically, you have to be a Mary-Sued Garth Ennis.

JSA ACTION FIGURES
Advance-solicited; on sale January 17 o Action Figure o PI
MR. TERRIFIC 6.5"
HAWKGIRL 6.5"
DR. MIDNITE 6.5"
HOURMAN 6.75"
THE GOLDEN AGE ATOM 2 PACK 6"


I kinda want the Dr. Mid-Nite figure.

WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: POWER GIRL BUST
Designed by Adam Hughes
Sculpted by John G. Mathews
Feel the power! Continuing the stunning line of WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE BUSTS designed by award-winning illustrator Adam Hughes, this limited edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.625" tall x 4" wide and x 2.25" deep, and is packaged in a four-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 10


Go ahead, make the joke.

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

1 comment:

Dizzy said...

I loved Wagner’s “Trinity,” so I’ll probably get this at some point.
So you should.

So, basically, you have to be a Mary-Sued Garth Ennis.

Or written by Micah Wright.