DC's December solicits, on CBR.
BATMAN #660 & 661
Written by John Ostrander
Art by Tom Mandrake
Covers by Gregory Lauren
Ostrander is one of the underrated greats and it's good to see him back in the DCU. But this also means the Morrison's run is only one arc, and it seems like this title may go to rotating creative teams.
Update - Apparently Morrison is on Batman for as long as he wants to be, so this is a fill-in arc designed to give him and Kubert some leeway.
BIRDS OF PREY #101
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Stephane Roux
The new Birds of Prey pay a heavy price as one of their own becomes the target of a government sting designed to put Oracle out of business for good. Even with the added power of her new operatives, can Oracle prevent Manhunter's true identity from being exposed?
Well I guess the mystery of the new lineup isn't a big enough secret to protect in the solicits. The new line-up looks nice, although Huntress is conspiculously absent from the solicitation.
DCU INFINITE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
Written by Greg Rucka, Judd Winick, Bill Willingham, Joe Kelly, Kelley Puckett, Keith Champagne and Ian Boothby
Art by Joe Bennett, John Byrne, Jerry Ordway, Ale Garza, Giuseppe Camuncoli and David Lopez.
Cover by Howard Porter
Time to celebrate the holidays with the greatest heroes and rising stars of the DCU! Join Superman, Supergirl, Batwoman, Shazam, Green Lantern, Flash and Shadowpact as they spread the joy of the new season in their own special ways.
This giant sized 80-page Special features stories by Greg Rucka, Judd Winick, Bill Willingham, Joe Kelly, Kelley Puckett, Keith Champagne and Ian Boothby and art by Joe Bennett, John Byrne, Jerry Ordway, Ale Garza, Giuseppe Camuncoli and David Lopez.
On sale December 6 o 80 pg, FC, $4.99 US
I love these 80 page anthologies, although they look a lot more attractive when they cost only $1.
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #7
Written by Keith Champagne
Art by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins
Cover by Gleason & Wayne Faucher
Best cover this month.
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Dale Eaglesham & Art Thibert
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Eaglesham
Determined to rebuild the Justice Society, founding members Green Lantern, Flash and Wildcat initiate an unprecedented recruitment program, tracking the bloodlines of heroes across the world and bringing in the new Starman, Damage, Liberty Belle and more!
But just as the Society welcomes the rookies into their ranks, an evil force sets out to destroy them. Meet new legacies, solve a mystery stretching into the far future, witness the return of the world's greatest hero, and watch another one fall - all in the pages of this fantastic new series!
I've really missed this book.
Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross
Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross
Cover by Ross
The breathaking miniseries by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Alex Ross continues with plenty of surprises! Black Adam! The Marvel Family! And the Justice League's plan to storm their adversaries' stronghold!
Pretty cover, although Black Adam's head is ginormous for some reason.
MYSTERY IN SPACE #4
Written by Jim Starlin Cover by Davis & Banning
Art by Shane Davis & Matt "Batt" Banning and Starlin & Al Milgrom
What happens when the woman who killed you returns to finish the job? Captain Comet finds out the hard way in a cold confrontation with the galaxy-crushing power of Lady Styx! Featuring the unexpected and terrifying return of The Darkstars! Plus, the enigmatic Weird finds deeper mysteries in his search for meaning!
DC is pushing Lady Styx as the big new super-threat. I hope she lives up to the hype.
Monday, September 18, 2006
DC's December solicits, on CBR.