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Get a First Look at Hawkman #23

Hawkman, DC’s Winged Wonder, continues to fight the Sky Tyrant’s possession of his body in Hawkman #23, on sale April 8. Wearing the eerie mask of a hawk, Carter Hall relives his most tragic past life ever, roaming 17th century Europe to ease the suffering of those falling victim to the Black Death. But with a unique immunity to the disease, how is he supposed to help anyone when he’s hated and feared by those that are affected?

Hawkman #23, written by Robert Venditti with art by Marcio Takara and Fernando Pasarin, hits comic book stores and participating digital retailers on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Check out some of the interior pages as well as the standard cover by Mikel Janin and the variant by Gerardo Zaffino.

Hawkman #23

Preview: Justice League #43

Justice League #43

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Doug Mahnke, Matt Ryan (CA) Bryan Hitch
In Shops: Mar 18, 2020
SRP: $3.99

All secrets revealed! Caught in the Justice League’s trap, the Eradicator reveals the truth hidden in his circuits. And as Superman confronts his past defeat, it’s up to Wonder Woman to make a decision that will divide the team. The no-holds-barred war between the League and a murder machine with Superman’s face concludes!

Justice League #43

Preview: Hawkman #22

Hawkman #22

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert (CA) Raymund Bermudez
In Shops: Mar 11, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Sky Tyrant comes home to roost-whether he likes it or not! Hawkwoman, Adam Strange, and the Atom have trapped Sky Tyrant and desperately work to find a cure for their beloved friend Carter Hall’s Dark Multiverse infection. But they’re running out of time as Sky Tyrant, who controls Carter Hall’s body, makes a play for the ancient and powerful artifact that could lead to the deaths of untold billions…and ensure his immortality for good!

Hawkman #22

Preview: Justice League #42

Justice League #42

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Doug Mahnke, Jaime Mendoza (CA) Bryan Hitch
In Shops: Mar 04, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The Justice League suffers defeat after defeat in the ever-tightening grip of the Eradicator. But do the heroes have a greater plan? It’s up to the Flash to outwit and outrun the onslaught of Daxamites, but his next step may be his last.

Justice League #42

DC Celebrates 80 Years of Green Lantern with a 100-Page Spectacular

In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight.
Let those who worship evil’s might,
Beware my power, Green Lantern’s light.

Since the first Green Lantern was introduced in All-American Comics #16 in May 1940 by artist Martin Nodell and writer Bill Finger, the Green Lanterns have been fan-favorite characters with millions of comic book fans. From that first ring-wielding Lantern to the latest, and every strong-willed Super Hero in-between, many have spoken the Green Lantern oath and pledged to defend their home sector from evils of every nature. Now, in 2020, this corps of extraterrestrial space police built up from all alien races and places are celebrating 80 years of keeping the DC universe safe!

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, DC will be publishing Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 on May 20, 2020. The special issue features tales of all of the universe’s most legendary Green Lanterns: Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Jessica Cruz, and Simon Baz, plus appearances from other cosmic favorites!

In addition to a dynamic cover by Liam Sharp, fans and collectors can also look forward to eight variant covers spotlighting Lanterns throughout the decades, drawn by some of comics’ premier artists:

  • 1940’s variant cover by Nicola Scott
  • 1950’s variant cover by Matt Taylor
  • 1960’s variant cover by Doug Mahnke
  • 1970’s variant cover by Neal Adams
  • 1980’s variant cover by David Finch
  • 1990’s variant cover by Philip Tan
  • 2000’s variant cover by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert
  • 2010’s variant cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams 

The legendary lineup of creators contributing their talents to Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular include Geoff Johns, Darryl Banks, Charlotte Fullerton McDuffie, Sina Grace, Mike Grell, Jeff Lemire, Ron Marz, Denny O’Neil, Fernando Pasarin, Ivan Reis, Rafa Sandoval, Mariko Tamaki, Peter J. Tomasi, James Tynion IV, Robert Venditti, and more—all with the goal to keep the galaxy glowing bright!

Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 is a prestige format comic book retailing for $9.99 and available at local comic retailers and digital retailers on May 20, 2020.

Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1

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.

Davis, Giella, Moore, Truman, and Venditti Return to Baltimore Comic-Con 2020

Come to the 2020 Baltimore Comic-Con October 23-25 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center. The convention welcomes back returning guests Shane Davis, Joe Giella, Terry Moore, Timothy Truman, and Robert VendittiClick here to purchase your tickets!

Shane Davis

Shane Davis is an American comic book artist best known for his New York Times Bestseller graphic novel Superman: Earth One volumes 1 and 2. He has worked for DC Comics, Marvel Entertainment, and Legendary Comics. He is the writer and artist of Axcend, his first creator-owned project. He is currently working on a Metal Men maxi-series at DC Comics.

Joe Giella

Joe Giella returns to the Baltimore Comic-Con for a rare appearance. The oldest living artist to have worked on Batman, this Golden and Silver Age creator worked at Timely, Marvel, and DC Comics as a penciller and inker. In addition to working on the comic, Giella provided pencils and inks on the Batman syndicated strip, as well as the syndicated Flash GordonThe PhantomMary Worth, and Sherlock Holmes comic strips. The United States Postal Service honored Giella by using two of his pieces of art for their 2006 “DC Super Heroes” collection of postage stamps. He has been honored with an Ink Pot Award, as well as being presented with the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement award at the 2016 Harvey Awards ceremony.

Terry Moore

Indie powerhouse Terry Moore began his career in comics with the critically acclaimed epic series Strangers in Paradise, the compelling love story between three unlikely friends who find themselves bound together by their pasts. The long running series garnered many awards, including the coveted Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story and the National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Division Reuben Award. Strangers in Paradise has been translated into nineteen languages and is as popular today as when it was first published in 1993. In 2018, Terry marked 25 years of Strangers in Paradise with new stories in a ten-issue limited series, Strangers in Paradise XXV. Moore has created many award-winning series, including Motor Girl, the story of a wounded warrior and her imaginary best friend, Rachel Rising, a horror comic with a ten-year old serial killer named Zoe, and Echo, a science fiction thriller. In 2020, Terry concludes the exciting series, Five Years, that brings together characters from all of his series in one heart-stopping story. The recipient of numerous industry awards worldwide, Moore continues to create strong female characters in extraordinary stories that touch the hearts of readers around the world. In addition to publishing work under his own label, Abstract Studio, Moore has worked for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, BOOM! Studios, and other major publishers throughout his career.

Timothy Truman

Timothy Truman is known as one of the most original storytellers and stylists in the American comic book industry. His work on Grimjack was on the leading edge of the “grim and gritty” comics of the ’80’s. Truman continued his tear through the indy scene with Scout and Scout: War Shaman. Timothy took his brand of detailed, character-driven adventure to DC for Hawkworld, for which he received the 1991 European Haxtur Award. His interest in frontier and Native American history led him to write, draw, and publish the graphic novel Wilderness: The True Story of Simon Girty. With writer Joe R. Lansdale, he revamped the DC Western anti-hero Jonah Hex, which won the Bram Stoker Award in 1996 and The Lone Ranger and Tonto for Topps. Other projects have included Star WarsTime BeaversThe SpiderTurok: Dinosaur HunterThe ProwlerJustice League: Gatekeeper, and Dark Horse Comics’ bestselling Conan and King Conan. Timothy teamed up with his son, writer Benjamin Truman, to produce the acclaimed horror-western graphic novel A Man Named Hawken and, most recently, Scout: Marauder, the long-awaited sequel to the original Scout series. As a commercial illustrator, Timothy has painted book covers for Bantam Books, Subterranean Press, and Learning A-Z, and worked on projects with such musical acts as The Grateful Dead, Santana, Hot Tuna, Jim Lauderdale, Robert Hunter, and Rory Gallagher. For more information about Timothy and his work, visit his website at www.timothytruman.com or follow him on Facebook.

Robert Venditti

Robert Venditti is a New York Times best-selling author whose characters and concepts have been adapted to film and television. He has written the monthly comic book series X-O Manowar for Valiant Entertainment, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern CorpsGreen Lantern, and The Flash for DC Comics, and the children’s novel series Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape for Simon & Schuster. His current projects include Justice LeagueHawkman, and the Vertigo graphic novel Six Days, inspired by the story of his uncle’s participation in D-Day.


In addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Disney/Pixar), John Beatty (Secret Wars), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Brett Breeding (Superman), Howard Chaykin (Hey Kids! Comics!), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Becky Cloonan (Dark Agnes), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Alan Davis (Tarot, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Shane Davis (Metal Men), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Vampirella: Roses for the Dead), Mitch Gerads (Mr. Miracle), Joe Giella (Green Lantern), Greg Hildebrandt (Wolverine), Jamal Igle (Wrong Earth), Tom King (Batman), Scott Kolins (The Flash, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Richard Pace (Second Coming), James Pascoe (Azrael), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Sinestro: Year of the Villain), Amy Reeder (Amethyst), Afua Richardson (Omni), Louise Simonson (Power Pack), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok: The Breaking of Helheim), John K. Snyder III (Killers), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), Timothy Truman (Grimjack), Gus Vazquez (Scooby Apocalypse), Robert Venditti (Hawkman), Mark Waid (Dr. Strange), Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).

Preview: Hawkman #21

Hawkman #21

(W) Robert Venditti (A) Fernando Pasarin, Oclair Albert (CA) Raymund Bermudez
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Sky Tyrant is on the verge of possessing the ultimate weapon, which would kill billions-ensuring his eternal rebirth. Hawkwoman is hot on his trail, and she isn’t alone. She’s enlisted the help of Carter Hall’s long-time friends: the Atom and Adam Strange. Will they be enough to stop Sky Tyrant? How do you stop a man full of rage and steel will? Death seems to be the only option, but their good friend Carter would also die in the process.

Hawkman #21

Bad Idea Has Some Very Interesting Ideas for the Comic Industry

Yesterday, the new comic publisher Bad Idea was announced and teased. Today, we have more details on what to expect.

Debuting in May 2020, the publisher will release one or two single issues per month in a “pristinely designed, prestige-format package” for $3.99. There will be no variants and the issues will not be released digitally, collected into trade paperbacks, hardcovers, or other “bookshelf formats.” That means there will only be single-issue comics.

But, there’s a catch! The comics won’t be available everywhere. Instead, Bad Idea will self-distribute the series to an initial 20 comic book shop who will qualify based on “a unique system of criteria” that includes extra promotional commitments and a “strictly enforced ‘limit one per customer'” policy for Bad Idea comics, among other stipulations. More retailers will be admitted throughout the year to eventually bring that number up to around 50 stores by the end of 2020.

Megalith

The first series will be ENIAC by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite. Other projects are coming from Marguerite Bennett, Mae Catt, Joshua Dysart, Tomas Giorello, Eric Heisserer, Jody Houser, Lewis LaRosa, Jeff Lemire, Peter Milligan, Adam Pollina, Robert Venditti, Zeb Wells, and more. In the announcement, Megalith was also teased with a cover by Lewis LaRosa. Projects have been worked on for the past year in “secret.”

First issues will usually be oversized with page counts exceeding the standard 22 pages or feature “hidden features” and other surprises not mentioned in public.

The goal is to get people into comic shops making each release an event.

Bad Idea is the brainchild of the five team members that rebuilt Valiant and developed the forthcoming Bloodshot feature film. Dinesh Shamdasani and Warren Simons will share the roles of Co-CEO & Co-Chief Creative Officer, Hunter Gorinson will serve as Publisher, Joshua Johns will serve as Director of Marketing, and Atom Freeman has returned as a Sales Consultant.

Preview: Justice League #41

Justice League #41

Written by Robert Venditti
Art by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan
Colored by David Baron
Cover by Bryan Hitch
In shops February 19, 2020
Final orders due January 27, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The Eradicator and His Supermen Continue their Assault on the Justice League!

Robert Venditti, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan and David Baron continue the “Invasion of the Supermen” in Justice League #41!

Eradicator and his strike team of enhanced Daxamites sweep across Earth with devastating consequences! The Justice League finds itself battered and overwhelmed by an enemy more powerful than even Superman. Batman and Green Lantern plan a counter assault, but it can’t work without the Flash, whose connection to the Speed Force has become unpredictable—and possibly fatal. With the team at half-strength, will it be enough to hold their enemies at bay?

Check out this first look at pages from Justice League #41 by Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, and David Baron!

Justice League #41
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