Here is a preview of DC Comics’ New 52 debuting this Wednesday 8/1 with my comments below. Please go to the DC Comics website @ http://www.dccomics.com/ for more information
ACTION COMICS # 11 – What is the horrific secret behind “THE FORGOTTEN SUPERMAN?” What happens when Superman is too late to save Lois Lane? And what is the staggering new threat The Man of Steel is about to face? Plus in the backup, Perry White’s brush with death leads to startling consequences for Superman!
ANIMAL MAN # 12 – Prelude to “ROTWORLD!”Continued in this month’s SWAMP THING #12. BUDDY and ALEC go into the Rot, and events from the last year of both series are recapped for new readers.
BATWING # 12 – The secrets of mad dictator LORD BATTLE revealed! NIGHTWING in action in Africa! Plus: JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL vs. BLOODSTORM!
BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL # 2 – “They run…I like it when they run.” And don’t miss the latest chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup epic from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
DETECTIVE COMICS # 12 – What is the final fate of Charlotte Rivers and Hugh Marder? Guest-starring ROBIN. The TWO-FACE backup story continues!
DIAL H # 4 – Abyss has arrived! Can the newest Dialer – or anyone – stop him? In a desperate attempt to save Manteau from X.N., Nelson is forced to team with his enemy. Plus, the secrets of Squid revealed!
EARTH 2 # 4 – THE GREEN LANTERN, THE FLASH and HAWKGIRL in action! The debut of the all-new ATOM SMASHER! A monstrous evil claws its way out of the poisoned soil of EARTH 2!
G.I. COMBAT # 4 – The conclusion of “THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT” and “UNKNOWN SOLDIER” epics! G.I. Combat continues next month.
GREEN ARROW # 12 – Green Arrow hits the streets of China! It’s arrows against martial arts in this action-packed issue!
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL # 12 – It’s the funeral for ROCKET RED. Several members resign from the team – who will be left?
LOONEY TUNES # 208 – It’s a dog day afternoon, and everyone is parading their pooches. Is Taz well-behaved enough to be off his leash?
RED LANTERNS # 12 – BLEEZ is a captive of the STAR SAPPHIRES! RANKORR is poisoned, dying and lost in space! ATROCITUS’S final, blood-spattered battle with ABYSMUS!
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 # 4 – New digital-first adventures! The story arc kicking off the SEASON PREMIERE EVENT concludes! CHLOE and OLIVER make a shocking discovery as they come face-to-face with the sole survivor of the crash. More machine than man, an out-of-control HENSHAW must be stopped – this looks like a job for SUPERMAN!
STORMWATCH # 12 – MARTIAN MANHUNTER battles STORMWATCH! A major turning point for the DC Universe as MARTIAN MANHUNTER quits STORMWATCH forever! Don’t miss STORMWATCH this month in I, VAMPIRE!
SWAMP THING # 12 – Prelude to “ROTWORLD!” Continued from this month’s ANIMAL MAN #12! ANIMAL MAN and SWAMP THING – together at last!
WORLDS’ FINEST # 4 – Hakkou, the Irradiated Man – the mysterious bad guy who might have a connection to Earth 2 – has grown to monstrous proportions. It’s up to Power Girl and Huntress to stop him – from destroying Tokyo?! Huntress learns how crime works on this Earth in the mean streets of Rome! Plus: Learn what the heroic duo have been up to in the five years since they arrived on this Earth!
Trade Hardcover’s and Paperbacks due out this week:
BATMAN: NO MAN’S LAND VOL. 3: NEW EDITION – In this third NO MAN’S LAND volume, BATMAN continues to fight to save Gotham City, with help from HUNTRESS, NIGHTWING, ROBIN and more. Collecting BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #89-92, BATMAN #569-571, DETECTIVE COMICS #736-738, ROBIN #68-72, AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #58, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #122-124 and BATMAN: NO MAN’S LAND SECRET FILES #1.
HITMAN VOL. 7: CLOSING TIME – Tommy Monaghan faces a plague of the undead and goes toe-to-toe with assassin Ringo Chen! Plus, Tommy crosses paths with LOBO and the JUSTICE LEAGUE! Collecting HITMAN #51-60, HITMAN/LOBO: THE STUPID BASTICH #1, JLA/HITMAN #1-2 and a story from SUPERMAN 80-PAGE GIANT #1.
SUPERBOY VOL. 1: INCUBATION – Writer SCOTT LOBDELL teams up with artist R.B. SILVA to reinvent SUPERBOY! Project N.O.W.H.E.R.E. has put a lot of effort into creating their SUPERBOY, and they intend to make sure he performs to their standards. Collecting the first seven issues of the new series!
SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS VOL. 1: SUPERMAN AND THE MEN OF STEEL – The first collection of GRANT MORRISON’S epic run on ACTION COMICS, with art by RAGS MORALES, ANDY KUBERT and more! In these startling tales, the people of METROPOLIS turn on their new champion! Plus, the SUPERMAN of today and the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES must save the jean swearing Superman of five years ago! Collects ACTION COMICS #1-8.
My MUST-READ picks this week: Action Comics, Animal Man, Before Watchmen, Detective Comics, Dial H, Earth 2, G.I. Combat, Green Arrow, Red Lanterns, Stormwatch, and of course Looney Tunes! Batman, Superboy, Action Comics and Hitman Graphic novels are a must-read! As Porky Pig would say, “That’s all, folks.” Till Wednesday!