(W) Adam Glass (A) Sean Chen (CA) Bernard Chang In Shops: Aug 21, 2019 SRP: $3.99
In the wake of the Terminus Agenda and Crush’s first encounter with Lobo, the Teen Titans begin again at Mercy Hall with a new mission and a new lease on life. But just when they catch their first break in ages in their hunt for the Other, Robin confirms that the person who let his prisoners escape…was one of his teammates. As Robin’s hunt for the mole begins, Lobo accepts a gift from Lex Luthor…and an unholy alliance is born!
(W) Adam Glass (A) Bernard Chang (CA) Alex Garner In Shops: Jul 17, 2019 SRP: $4.99
Lobo’s back-and he’s got his daughter, Crush, dead to rights! At least she can ask him about the identity of her mother, right? And as the Teen Titans square off against the Main Man, an enemy more sadistic than any they’ve ever faced before, questions about the team’s future are still hanging in the balance-that is, if they have any future at all! Plus, Lobo wants a daughter he can be proud of. Crush wants nothing to do with her father. Lex Luthor is about to ruin Crush’s life.
(W) Adam Glass (A/CA) Bernard Chang RATED T In Shops: Jun 19, 2019 SRP: $3.99
Lobo brought Crush into this world…and now he’s gonna take her out! But the timing couldn’t be worse for the Teen Titans, with Damian’s secret prison exposed to the rest of the team, not to mention Deathstroke’s death looming over them-can the team put their drama aside to help Crush battle her deadbeat dad? Or will Lobo be the final nail in the coffin for the newest Teen Titans?
In 2019 it’s good to be bad for the villains of the DC Universe. “Dark Gifts” is the featured theme for August, as the vilest villains in the DC Universe take up Lex Luthor’s offer to be the ultimate versions of themselves, destroying their arch-foes—DC’s greatest heroes—in the process. Fans will see immediate evidence of just how much trouble DC’s heroes are in with a series of covers featuring “battle-damaged” versions of their logos.
From Action Comics to Wonder Woman, these covers, combined with the distinctive “Year of the Villain” cover banner, provide a significant visual cue to the epic struggles within each issue, struggles that the heroes may not be able to overcome. As the Year of the Villain continues to escalate throughout September and beyond, the cover logos will sustain increased damage, leading to a line-wide villain takeover in November. Fans should be sure to check out the following titles when they hit shelves in August:
ACTION COMICS #1014 – Cover by Brandon Peterson (on sale August 28)
AQUAMAN #51 – Cover by Robson Rocha and Jason Paz (on sale August 21)
BATGIRL #38 – Cover by Carmine Di Giandomenico (on sale August 28)
BATMAN #76 – Cover by Tony S. Daniel (on sale August 7)
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #4 – Cover by Tyler Kirkham (on sale August 14)
CATWOMAN #14 – Cover by Joëlle Jones (on sale August 14)
DEATHSTROKE #46 – Cover by Carlo Pagulayan and Norm Rapmund (on sale August 7)
DETECTIVE COMICS #1009 – Cover by Doug Mahnke (on sale August 14)
THE FLASH #76 – Cover by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona (on sale August 14)
HARLEY QUINN #64 – Cover by Guillem March (on sale August 7)
HAWKMAN #15 – Cover by Pat Olliffe and Tom Palmer (on sale August 14)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #29 – Cover by Francis Manapul (on sale August 7)
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #14 – Cover by Guillem March (on sale August 28)
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #12 – Cover by Will Conrad (on sale August 14)
NIGHTWING #63 – Cover by Bruno Redondo (on sale August 21)
RED HOOD: OUTLAW #37 – Cover by Kenneth Rocafort (on sale August 28)
SUPERGIRL #33 – Cover by Eduardo Pansica (on sale August 14)
SUPERMAN #14 – Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado (on sale August 14)
TEEN TITANS #33 – Cover by Bernard Chang (on sale August 21)
THE TERRIFICS #19 – Cover by Dan Mora (on sale August 28)
WONDER WOMAN #76 – Cover by Jesus Merino (on sale August 14)
Continuing from July, August will also feature more of the card stock variant covers. These variants are priced at one dollar more than their battle-damaged standard counterparts and feature artwork by some of comics’ top cover artists, including Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, Joshua Middleton, Gabriele Dell’Otto, Yasmine Putri, and others.
(W) Adam Glass (A/CA) Bernard Chang In Shops: May 15, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“The Terminus Agenda” epilogue! Every decision has consequences, and after the shocking events of DEATHSTROKE #43 (trust us, you don’t want to miss it!) it’s time for Damian and the rest of the Teen Titans to take stock of what they’ve done. But the team barely has time to process before a new threat emerges in the form of Crush’s absentee father…Lobo!
(W) Adam Glass, Christopher Priest (A) Bernard Chang (CA) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz In Shops: Apr 17, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“The Terminus Agenda” part three! After their last mission nearly ended in disaster, the Teen Titans are coming apart at the seams. As Deathstroke’s influence over Damian reaches new heights, the team must evaluate how far they are willing to go in their war on crime. And with the Teen Titans seemingly on the brink of destruction, a new threat reveals itself. And the worst enemies of all…come from within!
DC Multiverse Kid Flash (Mattel): You can probably all guess my first comment, right? Variation on “It’s a damn shame that Mattel has been leveling up so much only to have the license depart at year’s end.” Today, we consider the New 52 Wally West (though it’s also the costume he wears in Rebirth with the Teen Titans. Just go with it.)
This one is another fine sculpt with good costume details.
The figure also comes with two sets of hands (fists, shown & flat hands).
As you can tell, the face and head came out nicely, including the lightning
bolt ear pieces.
However, this figure has an obvious flaw. I’m not sure if it’s across the entire production run or just this figure in particular, but the shoulders are a noticeable color mismatch from the rest of the arms and torso. It doesn’t kill my enjoyment of the figure, but it doesn’t withstand the close inspection that you can make of Vixen, The Ray, or Wonder Girl, for example.
Overall, this Kid Flash is a good figure, but that
distracting color problem denies it from greatness. It does look good on the
shelf with the other Titans, though.
Imaginext DC Super Heroes Series 6 Blind Bag Catman (Fisher-Price): Last time, we looked at Zan and Signal, this time up we’ve got Thomas Blake himself, Catman. Catman was a middling Batman villain until he received a mega-upgrade in Secret Six a decade ago from Gail Simone and Dale Eaglesham. Together with Deadshot and Bane, that gives you one half of an Imaginext Secret Six.
This one’s great. Funny expression, nice cloth cape, good paint opps, and the claws. The claw are pretty amazing, actually. The continual evolution of Imaginext sculpting is always impressive. Catman also comes with a briefcase (my son Connor believe that it contains the get-out-of-hell-free card from Gail’s classic story). We’ll stay on the lookout for the other three (Jayna, Dr. Fate, and Super Lex Luthor).
(W) Adam Glass, Christopher Priest (A) Bernard Chang (CA) Carlo Pagulayan In Shops: Mar 20, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“The Terminus Agenda” part one! The hunter becomes the hunted as Robin and the Teen Titans set out to end Deathstroke once and for all! But no man has ever gone toe-to-toe with the World’s Deadliest Assassin and walked away unscathed! Lines will be crossed, secrets will be revealed and blood will be shed! Don’t miss the crossover event of the spring, which kicks off a bold new era for Teen Titans and Deathstroke!
(W) Adam Glass (A) Bernard Chang (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith RATED T In Shops: Feb 20, 2019 SRP: $3.99
Every Teen Titan has a secret-and they all come spilling out here! As Djinn helps Robin recover from his injuries after a brutal showdown with Red Hood, she tells him all about her dark past, revealing some unsettling truths about herself. Meanwhile, Red Arrow helps Crush find a new sense of purpose, and Roundhouse reveals the tragic story of how he got his powers!
(W) Adam Glass (A) Ryan Benjamin (CA) Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cam Smith In Shops: Jan 30, 2019 SRP: $4.99
Betrayed by the Red Hood, Damian hunts down Jason Todd and vows vengeance-or death! Meanwhile, Djinn and the rest of the Titans battle one of the Other’s closest allies-Joy Stick! (Making his DCU debut from the Teen Titans Go! universe.) But when Control Freak learns all of Djinn’s most dangerous secrets, Djinn will do anything to keep the Teen Titans from finding out the truth!