(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) David Marquez In Shops: Jan 22, 2020 SRP: $3.99
The Secret Six may have met their match when they faced the combined might of Superman and Batman, but don’t count these infected heroes out yet. With the Batman Who Laughs freed from his prison at last, the clock is ticking for the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel to track down the escaped Deathbringer, Sky Tyrant, King Shazam, Scarab, and the most tragic to Superman…his cousin Kara.
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) David Marquez In Shops: Dec 18, 2019 SRP: $3.99
The Batman Who Laughs has unleashed his Secret Six! Now these infected heroes threaten to spread their dark infection across our world, and the only thing that might stop them is the combined might of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. If they fail, the planet will become the seed that grows a new Dark Multiverse-heroes will fall, villains will rise, and a new era dawns for the DCU in this explosive first arc finale that leads directly into Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen #1!
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) David Marquez (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino In Shops: Nov 20, 2019 SRP: $3.99
Even from prison, the Batman Who Laughs is staying two steps ahead of the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel. His plan to infect heroes and turn them into the Dark Multiverse versions of themselves is starting to build steam, with Shazam and others already succumbing to his evil toxin. Batman and Superman are racing the clock to prevent the other three members of the Secret Six from being poisoned, but they realize they are too late when those three come looking for them instead-one of whom is a lot closer to Superman than expected and itching for a fight!
(W) Dennis Hopeless (A) Freddie Williams II (CA) David Marquez In Shops: Nov 20, 2019 SRP: $3.99
When Jaime Reyes is in trouble, a powerful scarab transforms him into a super hero. Jaime never asked to be the Blue Beetle, but he’s been doing his best to live up to the power within. Now the most sinister evil this or any other world has ever seen has his sights set on turning Jaime toward the darkness…and the Batman Who Laughs always gets what he wants. Spinning out of the events of Batman/ Superman and “Year of the Villain” comes the tale of a hero fighting the evil inside, and whose friends and family are about to pay the price…
To celebrate a milestone in the Scarlet Speedster’s comic book run, in February 2020 DC is publishing a momentous 750th issue of The Flash with a cover by series artist Howard Porter and packed with all-new stories from across the generations and multiverses of super-speedsters. The 80-page prestige format issue debuts February 26, 2020, featuring an all-star array of top writers and artists in the Flash’s recent history.
Joining series writer Joshua Williamson for this must-have collector’s item are Geoff Johns, Marv Wolfman, Francis Manapul, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Stephen Segovia, David Marquez, Bryan Hitch, Riley Rossmo, Scott Kolins, and Michael Moreci. The Flash #750 also features a variant cover for each decade the character has been published, including art from José Luis García-López, Jim Lee and Scott Williams and Gary Frank.
1940s variant cover by Nicola Scott
1950s variant cover by Gary Frank
1960s variant cover by Nick Derington
1970s variant cover by José Luis García-López
1980s variant cover by Gabriele Dell’Otto
1990s variant cover by Francesco Mattina
2000s variant cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams
2010s variant cover by Francis Manapul
This landmark issue of The Flash is highlighted by an original story, “The Flash Age,” that kicks off a new arc for series writer Joshua Williamson and artists Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona. Barry Allen’s life is being torn apart by a supercharged Speed Force as the story Williamson’s been building toward since issue #50 comes to a head when a new threat appears on the horizon: the deadly Paradox. Destined to destroy the Flash’s legacy, Paradox sends his herald, Godspeed, to trap the Flash family!
The Flash #750, an 80-page prestige format issue, will be available at comics retailers and digitally on February 26, 2020, for $7.99.
(W) Sina Grace (A) Joe Bennett (CA) David Marquez In Shops: Nov 06, 2019 SRP: $3.99
Billy Batson is a good kid. He helps his friends, loves his family, and tries to do the right thing. But Billy is about to have a run-in with the most dangerous serial killer in existence, and the Batman Who Laughs wants Billy to be bad. Spinning out of the events of Batman/Superman and “Year of the Villain,” it’s the tale of a hero whose soul has been turned black, and who has something to prove to the old guard. Buckle in for Shazam’s journey to punch a bunch of so-called “gods” in the face and show the establishment exactly what the future looks like…
Written by Dennis Hopeless Hallum Art by Freddie E. Williams II and Jeremy Colwell Cover by David Marquez and Dean White In Shops: Nov 20, 2019 Final Orders Due: Oct 28, 2019 SRP: $3.99
The spread of The Infected continues! After a chance encounter with a powerful mystical entity known as The Scarab, teenager Jaime Reyes was transformed into a reluctant warrior for good—the Blue Beetle! Jaime never asked to be the Blue Beetle, but he’s been doing his best to live up to the power within.
Now, the Batman Who Laughs, the most sinister evil this or any other world has ever seen, has his sights set on turning Jaime toward the darkness, awakening the evil within and bringing out the terrible Scarab in The Infected: Scarab by Dennis Hopeless Hallum and Freddie E. Williams II, the latest in a series of stories spotlighting DC’s corrupted heroes. Spinning out of the events of Batman/Superman and “Year of the Villain” comes the tale of a hero fighting the evil inside, and whose friends and family are about to pay the price…and it all begins by hijacking the Bug!
Batman/Superman #3 continues to deliver a hell of a series as we begin to see the larger picture of what’s going on.
Written by Joshua Williamson the issue has Superman infected by The Batman Who Laughs. The issue teases out what’s to come and by the end, it’s much clearer this is a much bigger story tying into DC’s meta.
Williamson is able to deliver an issue that’s enjoyed on its own. At the same time, for those paying attention to “Year of the Villain” and “Tales From the Dark Multiverse,” you’ll be extra thrilled with the issue. Though this is a race to find out who’s infected and cure them, there’s so much more going on. That, and the fact Williamson is focused on numerous relationships makes the issue resonate.
The art by David Marquez with color by Alejandro Sanchez delivers. There’s some powerful moments and action sequences and you can feel the impact of the punches and crashes. The lettering by John J. Hill adds to the twisted nature of it all, especially Superman, as the infected grow.
The issue delivers and really moves the series and story along. There’s a sense of desperation you can feel coming from Batman as he struggles with what to do. Add in Superman realizing this isn’t an easy fight and you truly get a sense of a struggle. The series is delivering one of the best experiences from DC right now.
Story: Joshua Williamson Art: David Marquez Color: Alejandro Sanchez Letters: John J. Hill Story: 8.5 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.65 Recommendation: Buy
(W) Joshua Williamson (A/CA) David Marquez In Shops: Oct 23, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“Who are the Secret Six?” part three! Is Superman the newest member of the Batman Who Laughs’ Secret Six? It certainly looks that way, and Batman may be powerless to stop the Man of Steel and his own demented doppelgänger. The Dark Multiverse’s most dangerous Bruce Wayne is loose in our world, and he has our world’s greatest superhero at his side. Who do you turn to when there’s no one to trust?
Written by Sina Grace Art by Joe Bennett Inks by Belardino Brabo and Matt Santorelli Colors by Hi-Fi Cover art by David Marquez In Shops: Nov 06, 2019 Final Orders Due: Oct 14, 2019 SRP: $3.99
Billy Batson is a good kid. Well… he was. Following the events of Batman/Superman and “Year of the Villain,” Shazam is now one of the Infected! One of DC’s greatest heroes has seen his soul turned black by the Batman Who Laughs—and Shazam’s on a journey to punch a bunch of so-called “gods” in the face and show the establishment exactly what the future looks like. The Infected: King Shazam, from writer Sina Grace (Iceman, Go Go Power Rangers) and artist Joe Bennett (Immortal Hulk), is the first spotlight one-shot focusing on the heroes infected by the Batman Who Laughs, leading the way to the December-debuting Year of the Villain: Hell Arisen!