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Apr 18
My Comics for April 18, 2012

My Comics for April 18, 2012


Apr 9

July 2012 Solicit Covers featuring some of the women of the DC Universe


Mar 13

9 DCnU Solicit Covers for June 2012


Nov 28
"DC Universe Presents" is an anthology book. Characters headline in mini-arcs. Once the current one with Deadman finishes in Issue #5, the Challengers of the Unknown will step into the spotlight for a while.
I love Ryan Sook’s art and the angry mountain in the background of this cover is just awesome.
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #6Written by DAN DIDIO and JERRY ORDWAYArt by JERRY ORDWAYCover by RYAN SOOKOn sale FEBRUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US RATED TThe  Challengers. Out of time and on the run. Eight survivors of a fiery  plane crash, bound by fate and death, are on a desperate mission to  uncover the mysteries of the Unknown before the powers that saved their  lives, claim them for eternity.

"DC Universe Presents" is an anthology book. Characters headline in mini-arcs. Once the current one with Deadman finishes in Issue #5, the Challengers of the Unknown will step into the spotlight for a while.

I love Ryan Sook’s art and the angry mountain in the background of this cover is just awesome.

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #6
Written by DAN DIDIO and JERRY ORDWAY
Art by JERRY ORDWAY
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale FEBRUARY 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US RATED T
The Challengers. Out of time and on the run. Eight survivors of a fiery plane crash, bound by fate and death, are on a desperate mission to uncover the mysteries of the Unknown before the powers that saved their lives, claim them for eternity.


Oct 25

January 2012 - DC Comics Solicit Covers - 6 Comics in the DCnU’s Supernatural World

I love the cover of “The Shade #4" by Tony Harris. The retro dime-store novel style is just done perfectly. I love the concept and the execution of it. Everything has a dated feel to it and the woman bursting through the page intrigues me. It’s a great cover.

I love the Batsignal in the background of the cover for “I, Vampire #5" by Jenny Frison. The distance of it works perfectly to both root the character firmly the the DC universe and in a recognizable environment like Gotham, but it’s also far off enough to make these feel very separate from the goings on in the traditional superhero books. I love the boarder art and the creepy collection of skulls along the bottom of the page.

Fuck. The “Animal Man #5" cover by Travel Foreman is like something out of a nightmare. All his covers on this series have been disturbing at set the perfect tone for this really creepy horror book. I don’t quite think I’ve seen anything that gross within the pages of the Walking Dead yet.

Ryan Sook’s bright colors and clean lines on his cover to “DC Universe Presents #5" still manage to convey a creepy element. I might not need my blankie & my mommy the way I do after looking at the cover to Animal Man but it’s definitely got an unsettling vibe. It’s also just really interestingly drawn.

Resurrection Man #5" by Ivan Reis & Joe Prado is probably the best cover that series has had yet. The image is interesting and the art and colors are really well done. I love the light streaming through her wings. There’s a lot of interesting detail on this cover.

Last but not least is the cover to “Swamp Thing #5" by Yanick Paquette. I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to look at a big, green plant monster more. The creepy, disturbing and monstrous force that’s invading Swamp Thing’s story has definitely invaded its cover and it’s just… icky. Which is exactly what they seem to be going for… so, well done.


Aug 23

These are four covers for the titles that bind the DCU together in November.

The cover to Justice League #3 (by Jim Lee & Scott Williams) is simply phenomenal (and my favorite of these four). Powerful image of Wonder Woman kicking some robot ass. Lots of great background detail. Wonderful use of color. I just love the whole thing. The content, the execution, everything. That’s some badass Justice League action. [There will be a variant cover by Greg Capullo for this issue.]

Justice League Dark #3 (by Ryan Sook) is next up. Love the action going on in this static image. There’s a great sense of energy and I love the image of Zatanna on the motorcycle with Constantine riding behind her. Shooting magic like a regular action movie would have someone shooting a gun. I love the detail on his suit and coat. The creepy, encroaching hands coming after them are great. Really great cover.

Third favorite of this group goes to Justice League International #3 (by David Finch). I like the sunlight streaming through the haze onto Batman. Nice bit of light and shadow going on. Clearly something shitastic has just gone down and everyone looks suitably sad.

And last up we have a very well done cover for DC Universe Presents #3 (by Ryan Sook) featuring a pretty horrific Deadman in the midst of a lot of chaotic light. I think the whirling light effect is really well done, especially when mixed with the carnival imagery. The merry-go-round out of control. The ominous ticket booth. It’s all very creepy. As is the shadowy man with the wings welcoming you to a very un-fun seeming carnival.

These are the November solicits for the above listed books:

DC Universe Presents #3 (written by Paul Jenkins): Ever since he died and became Deadman, Boston Brand has served the deity known as Rama Kushna, inhabiting bodies to complete missions that she dictates. Now, for the first time, Deadman may have a clue how he can gain some control over his “life.” But the cost may be the souls of the bodies he inhabits!

Justice League #3 (written by Geoff Johns): The superstar team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee continue to make history as they unleash the amazing Amazon, Wonder Woman, who joins the battle against a bizarre threat! And the not-yet World’s Greatest Heroes need all the help they can get!

Justice League Dark #3 (written by Peter Milligan): What is Madame Xanadu’s plan? And why is she urging Shade the Changing Man to recruit a killer? One by one, our anti-hero misfits are drawn inexplicably to each other… While John Constantine aids Zatanna in escaping a town destroyed by magic, June Moon seeks help from Deadman. But in the end, will any of it be enough to escape the dark clutches of the insane and powerful Enchantress?

Justice League International #3 (written by Dan Jurgens): With the appearance of four giant, alien Signalmen, the JLI must split up to investigate the mysterious cavern beneath each one. Will the individual teams be able to handle what hides in the dark? Or will it be too late by the time the next phase comes into play…


Aug 6

These are four covers for the titles that bind the DCU together in October.

My favorite is definitely the cover to Justice League #2 (by Jim Lee & Scott Williams). I’m sure I could think of all kinds of reasons. It’s well drawn. The detail on Superman’s face makes him look out of it. Bruce is barely hanging in there. You can really feel the fight going down. But what can I say? Superman climbing on top of Batman while Green Lantern wraps some chains around them. What? Like there was any other potential favorite here? There’s going to be a variant cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado but unless it takes place in the locker room of the Hall of Justice with them wearing nothing but a cowl and a towel… I’m good with the cover we’ve got here.

My second favorite of these covers would be Justice League International #2 (by Aaron Lopresti). Maybe I’m just a sucker for anything that gives Booster Gold a chance to prove himself to others. I like the colors on this cover as well. The blues and purples and pinks look really sharp.

Third favorite goes to Justice League Dark #2 (by Ryan Sook). There’s no mistaking that this is the magic book. The art on Constantine and Zatanna is great and expressive. I like the odd use of light and lighting. I like the way the clothing is drawn on Zatanna and Constantine.

Least favorite is going to be DC Universe Presents #2 (by Ryan Sook). It’s not bad art. I just find it really, well, gross. I suppose, considering the image he’s going for here, that means it’s actually quite well executed. I just can’t call it a favorite.

These are the October solicits for the above listed DCU titles.

DC Universe Presents #2 (written by Paul Jenkins): Ever since he died and became Deadman, Boston Brand has served the deity known as Rama Kushna, inhabiting bodies to complete missions that she dictates. But for the first time, Deadman may have a clue how to gain some control over his “life.” But the cost may be the souls of the bodies he inhabits!

Justice League #2 (written by Geoff Johns): What happens when the World’s Greatest Detective takes on the world’s most powerful alien? You’ll find out when Batman and Superman throw down. Batman will need all his intellect, cunning and physical prowess to take on The Man of Steel.

Justice League Dark #2 (written by Peter Milligan): Madame Xanadu continues guiding the world’s darkest heroes in their struggle against evil. But will John Constantine, Zatanna, Shade the Changing Man and the others be able to join forces in time to defeat the dangerous Enchantress before she destroys the world as we know it?

Justice League International (written by Dan Jurgens): The United Nations’ new international team of heroes must learn to work together – and fast – if they’re going to discover the mystery behind the giant alien Signalmen who are appearing all over the globe. Can Booster Gold lead his team to victory, or will they fall?


Jun 29

52 Days of the DCnU: “DC Universe Presents”

52 Days of the DCnU: Day 14 - DC Universe Presents
Written by: Paul Jenkins
Art by: Bernard Chang
Release Date: September 21

I’m hoping this anthology series will be where I can go to find stories on the characters that didn’t quite make it to their own post-relaunch title. And where, hopefully, some of my favorite creators might make an appearance if they didn’t get their own book. I like anthology series or the occasional series of one shots or mini-arcs. Books like Brave and the Bold are easy to pop into whenever they have a story going that catches your attention. They’re also just as easy to skip whenever there’s a story or character that you aren’t interested in.

Most of the time I like my books to have larger, overarching themes and plots. But they can’t all be that. An anthology series gives you a nice variety of characters and stories and talent. It would have been silly not to have one among their titles.

The first five-issue arc will be a Deadman story from Paul Jenkins (as discussed in this Newsarama interview). While he’s not my favorite character, he has been quite involved in the entire Brightest Day story for the past year and I’d like to see what becomes of this character. I don’t think I’ll be adding this title to my pull list but I’ll probably order it on an arc-by-arc basis.

Art Source: DC Universe: The Source - Blog