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Preview: Justice League #47

Justice League #47

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira (CA) Gary Frank
In Shops: Jun 24, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Vengeance Is Thine” conclusion! The Justice League battles through the dreaded Pit of Tartarus, mythological prison to the most wretched creatures imaginable. Batman, Superman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman must resolve their long-held grudges while they still can-and before the world burns. Yet even if they succeed, they must still defeat the monster that lives and rules at the dark base of Tartarus.

Justice League #47

Preview: Justice League #46

Justice League #46

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Xermanico (CA) Gary Frank
In Shops: Jun 10, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Vengeance Is Thine” part three! On Themyscira, peace hangs in the balance when the Justice League is caught trespassing on the island of the Amazons! As the Spectre’s wave of vengeance sweeps across the world, the island is now twisted with rage. In order to quell mass retribution, the team must enter the Pit of Tartarus and find Jim Corrigan, but first they will have to fight their way into it-among each other and with their not-so-gracious Amazonian hosts!

Justice League #46

DC Expands Its Digital Firsts and Launches DC Essential Reads

DC is expanding its digital releases with DC’s Digital First publishing program, home of bestselling titles Injustice: Gods Among UsDC Comics: Bombshells, the new Batman: The Adventures Continue, and many more fan-favorite comicsUnder the robust new program, comic book readers will have more variety of content and immediate access to stories that have never been available on digital platforms.

The first week of DC Digital First titles include:

These series are new to DC Digital First, having previously been exclusive to DC Giants.

While regularly scheduled and solicited print comics, traditionally available on Wednesdays, will continue to be available day-and-date digitally on Tuesdays moving forward, DC Digital First comics will be released seven days a week.

In addition, on Monday DC is launching DC Essential Reads, a free digital promotion providing first issues of some of the most iconic graphic novels and collected editions in the DC library. Available until June 8th on a variety of digital platforms, DC Essential Reads titles include Watchmen #1 by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Batman #608 by Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex SinclairThe Sandman #1 by Neil Gaiman and Sam KiethDark Nights: Metal #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, Doomsday Clock #1 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, Mister Miracle #1 by Tom King and Mitch Gerads, and more.

DC Digital First comics and DC Essential Reads free issues will all be available from participating digital retailers, including ReadDC.com, Comixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and more.


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DC Reveals its Past and Future with Generation One: Age of Mysteries

Generation One: Age of Mysteries

This May, DC’s history unfolds with Generation One: Age of Mysteries. It’s the first of five oversized prestige format one-shots. Each will detail a different age in DC’s superhero legacy. The line of comics kicks off on Free Comic Book Day with Generation Zero: Gods Among Us.

The one-shots will bring the DC timeline to life. Each will spotlight the universe’s 80-plus-year publishing history and chart the course for the future of it all. “Everything counts.”

Readers of Generation One: Age of Mysteries will witness firsthand major events from throughout the history of the DC universe as seen through the eyes of characters like Wonder Woman, Lucius Fox, Alfred Pennyworth, Green Lantern (Alan Scott), The Spectre (Jim Corrigan), Mister Terrific (Terry Sloane), and others. The series of one-shots will also expose secrets from DC’s history, such as:

  • What was the previously undocumented “big bang” of the Age of Mysteries? 
  • Which character truly ushers in the dawn of Super Heroes, inspiring all the rest?
  • What was the real reason behind the Justice Society of America’s retirement? 
  • Which Golden Age hero will become history’s greatest villain? 
  • What contentious alliance kept the Wayne family dynasty alive after Thomas and Martha’s deaths?
  • Who are the new, never-seen-before wildcards that will be instrumental in fashioning DC’s push to the future?

The five books will have all the answers to these questions, setting up storylines while laying the groundwork for more eto come. The five Generation issues will feature a who’s who of creative talent, with an overarching story by Brian Michael Bendis, Dan Jurgens, Andy Schmidt, Robert Venditti, and Joshua Williamson, illustrated by artists including Doug Mahnke, Bryan Hitch, Mikel Janín, Ivan Reis, David Marquez, and more.

Generation One: Age of Mysteries is scripted by Andy Schmidt, with lead art by Doug Mahnke. Each of DC’s Generation one-shots will feature a cover by Jim Cheung and a variant cover by Gary FrankGeneration Two: Age of the Metahuman, Generation Three: Age of Crisis, Generation Four: Age of Rebirth and Generation Five: Age of Tomorrow will follow monthly after Generation One: Age of Mysteries.

Generation One: Age of Mysteries is a 48-page, Prestige format one-shot on sale at comic book stores and participating online retailers on May 27, 2020.

Take the Plunge with Hill House Comics. Check Out an Early Look

Plunge #1

Written by Joe Hill
Art by Stuart Immonen
Colored by Dave Stewart
Lettered by Deron Bennett
Cover by Jeremy Wilson
Variant cover by Gary Frank
In shops February 19, 2020
Final orders due January 27, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Hill House Comics Brings New Terror from Beneath the Waves in Plunge!

What happens when you combine horror icon Joe Hill (Basketful of Heads, Locke & Key), the return of legendary artist Stuart Immonen (Superman: Secret Identity), covers by Jeremy Wilson, variant covers by Gary Frank, the tension of deep sea exploration, mysterious cargo and the innate fear of sharks, together in one package?

You get the next spine-tingling launch from DC’s Hill House Comics, Plunge!

In the aftermath of a devastating tsunami, an exploration vessel known as the Derleth begins sending an automated distress signal from a remote atoll in the Bering Strait. The only problem is that the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. Marine biologist Moriah Lamb joins the Carpenter Salvage team to recover the Derleth’s dead…only to find that in this remote part of the Arctic Circle the dead have plenty to say to the living…

Joe Hill, Stuart Immonen, Dave Stewart and Deron Bennett’s plunge into terror begins here, featuring covers by Jeremy Wilson and variant covers by Gary Frank!

Plunge #1

Celebrate the Fastest Man Alive with The Flash #750 Decade Variants

On March 4th, the landmark The Flash #750 hits comic book stores and participating digital retailers, spotlighting the Scarlet Speedster and including incredible stories from Flash’s past, present and future. This oversized tribute to one of pop culture’s speediest heroes is guaranteed to become a collectors’ item when it hits stores!

This collectability will be further enhanced by some of comics’ most talented artists, honoring the Flash in a series of variant covers that celebrate The Fastest Man Alive throughout the decades:

  • 1940 – Nicola Scott and Annette Kwok
  • 1950 – Gary Frank and Brad Anderson
  • 1960 – Nick Derington
  • 1970 – José Luis García-López, and Alex Sinclair
  • 1980 – Gabriele Dell’Otto
  • 1990 – Francesco Mattina
  • 2000 – Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair
  • 2010 – Francis Manapul

The Flash #750 is a 96-page prestige format one-shot comic book, debuting in comic book stores and participating online retailers on March 4, 2020, for $9.99.

Batman #86 and Doomsday Clock #12 Sell Out and Go Back to Press

DC Comics has announced that both Batman #86 and Doomsday Clock #12 have sold out and are going back for a second printing. Both will be available January 29.

With “City of Bane” over, Batman #86 kicks off a new direction from a new creative team.

Writer James Tynion IV, artist Tony S. Daniel, inker Danny Miki, colorist Tomeu Morey, and letterer Clayton Cowles take things over beginning “Their Dark Designs.”

Batman #86

Doomsday Clock is over and the finale has sold out. Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Brad Anderson, and Rob Leigh deliver an epic showdown between Superman and Doctor Manhattan and this is your chance to check out how it all ends!

Doomsday Clock #12

Review: Doomsday Clock #12

Doomsday Clock #12

After numerous delays and a lot of head-scratching, Doomsday Clock #12 has arrived. The arrival is aptly timed with the recent HBO Watchmen finale and it’s hard to not compare the two now.

Written by Geoff Johns, Doomsday Clock #12 features the clash as the world descends upon Superman who they believe the villain as Superman confronts Doctor Manhattan. Johns uses the opportunity to compare and contrast the two heroes and their willingness to act and inspire. That’s the more interesting aspect of the comic. Both characters are the center by which their respective worlds revolve. How the two handle that is quite different.

Much of the comic is dripped in DC continuity and history and for those who may not be entrenched on that, the comic falls flat. Reveals, reintroductions, rejiggering of history drips throughout the comic as the extent of Manhattan’s changes are done and undone. The concept of the multiverse itself is discussed placing it, like Superman, at the center of DC Comics.

But, it’s not just the history that’s there but the future as well. Numerous Crisis that have yet to come are hinted and teased including a crossover with the Marvel Universe. It’s a comic made for those entrenched in continuity.

But after so many delays it all feels a bit of a letdown. The reading was more of a curiosity than a must-read. The excitement just isn’t there as it feels like a hardcore comic fan’s writing for others who might debate continuity on Wednesdays at their local comic shop.

The art of Gary Frank is nice but also doesn’t help put the comic over the top. There are some fantastic moments featuring dozens of characters but I never get to the point where I stop and linger on the pages. It’s all great to look at but never that extra bit that makes me pause. It could be the less than optimal reading experience a page at a time in a browser but even then it never pops. That could be due to the structured page layouts attempting to mimic the original Watchmen removing Frank’s ability to really take advantage of two-page spreads and images. It’s all rather blocky and stiff.

Doomsday Clock #12, and the series as a whole, is a bit of an oddity. It brings together a meta-story that began with DC’s Rebirth and explores some interesting concepts. It also feels a bit steeped in DC history and continuity that feels more for diehard fans instead of an exploration of concepts. But, there is an exploration of concepts that stand out. But, one that’s not enough to really examine like the original source material. We’ve seen what a follow up to Watchmen can be thanks to HBO and compared this just doesn’t hold up. Much like DC post Rebirth, something is just off and while it rights the ship it also still feels a little convoluted and too much thrown in at once. The comic has its moments but it just doesn’t quite fit in to the world it attempts to correct.

Story: Geoff Johns Art: Gary Frank
Story: 6.0 Art: 7.75 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

This is it! Get a Look at Doomsday Clock #12

Doomsday Clock #12

Written by Geoff Johns
Interior, Cover and Variant Cover art by Gary Frank and Brad Anderson
Lettering by Rob Leigh
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
Final Orders Due: Nov 25, 2019
SRP: $5.99

Can even the Man of Steel walk out from the shadow of Manhattan?

This is it! The final showdown between Dr. Manhattan and Superman shakes up the DC Universe to its very core! The conclusion to Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Brad Anderson and Rob Leigh’s Doomsday Clock hits shelves December 18th!

Doomsday Clock #12
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