Bane has captured the city, and negotiated a deal with no Heroes allowed. Villains are either killed, or taken to Psycho Pirate to become slaves, and if the Bat-Family is found in the city, Alfred is killed. Batman is missing, but in the hands of Catwoman, waiting for him to wake up. This looks like quite the situation to be in for the Caped Crusader … Continue reading Pull Box: August 7
It’s become crystal clear at this point that Last Knight on Earth is acting as an alternate timeline future for the current run of Justice League. The choice between Justice and Doom. Humanity’s corruption, and selfishness on full display. Snyder and Cappullo remain the most powerhouse duo in comics, with phenomenal artwork, and heartbreaking story-telling. The Speed Force Storms, and Omega. Dick Grayson as the … Continue reading Pull Box: July 31
The long-awaited City of Bane has kicked off, with yet another strange Tom King time skip. Bane has taken control of Gotham. The villains are now the police, with Gotham Girl patrolling the skies and edges of the city. Thomas Wayne acts as Batman, working together with Bane who also controls Psycho Pirate. Meanwhile, Bruce is on the hunt for something, and is found by … Continue reading Pull Box: July 17
So many mysteries and holes remain in Lex Luthor’s grand plan with Perpetua, but he inches closer and closer to achieving his goals, while the Justice League attempt to deal with Perpetua herself. The one they deem a larger problem, though in the end I fear that won’t be the case, as Luthor positions himself atop something our heroes can’t yet even begin to fathom. … Continue reading Pull Box: July 3
The issue that all of us really needed, to be honest. A nice, long, exposition-filled issue that broke down everything we had learned up to this point and revealed just how far Bane had gone in his machinations against Batman. That Thomas Wayne was giving the exposition was a bit expected, but we still don’t know why he truly sided with Bane in all of … Continue reading Pull Box: June 5
Laying the groundwork for much of the remainder of the year, DC Comics has some lofty plans as many of their biggest stories come to a head over the course of 2019. The truth of Leviathan and their rise to power has been fantastic, and it’s only going to get better from here. Then there’s Perpetua and the fall of the Source Wall, as Lex … Continue reading Pull Box: May 1
Last fall, DC Comics cancelled its much-lauded Young Animal imprint featuring many of its more fringe series, including Gerard Way’s Doom Patrol. Now, the comic book giant has announced the return of the imprint with three all-new series.
First off, Gerard Way is returning to the team he helped bring back to the modern world, with Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds. The new series will see the team jump to the outer reaches of space, for a cosmic adventure unlike any other. It makes sense to bring the team back given the success of the series on the DC Universe streaming service. Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds will be available on July 3rd.
Up next is Collapser, written by Gerard Way’s younger brother and fellow My Chemical Romance bandmate Mikey Way, alongside Shaun Simon. The new series will follow a DJ named Liam James who is given a mysterious package containing a black hole that gives unimaginable powers. Collapser will be available on July 17th.
Lastly, and most excitedly is Far Sector. A new Green Lantern story from Hugo Award winner, N.K. Jemisin, that follows Sojourner “Jo” Mullein, the Green Lantern tasked with protecting the City Enduring, a sprawling megalopolis where billions of people all live in peace because the city’s residents have been made to not feel emotions. When the city begins to feel once again, however Jo will have her hands full. Far Sector will launch later this year.
Hit the jump to check out the first cover art for each new book.Continue reading “DC’s Young Animal Imprint Set to Return”
The War of the Realms has finally begun! After years of build-up we’re finally here, and most of the major players are already either out of commission or busy destroying armies of Frost Giants on Jotunheim. A clever distraction while Malekith lays waste to Midgard, he’s confident his armies can tackle the many heroes on Earth, but that’s not exactly worked in the favor of … Continue reading Comic Books: April 3
Sometimes you just need issues like this. No crazy arcs, no over-arching stories and hints. Just a single issue, with little to no dialog, some incredible art, and a frantic foot chase between the Joker and Batman through Gotham. Brutality reigning supreme as the two try to one-up each other, and take the other down. This was a gorgeous issue that really eased up on … Continue reading Pull Box: March 20
The ramifications of this issue are massive. Now comes the question… is Doomsday Clock canon? Or just a side-story? Either way, Firestorm was created by the government, as well as Rex Mason, and even Kirk Langstrom, aka Man-Bat. Not to mention the entire Justiec League was defeated by Doctor Manhattan fairly easily. Though they got in some good hits, his abilities just proved too much. … Continue reading Pull Box: March 6