Let's speculate a bit more about RED ROBIN

Everyone loves a good mystery. There are plenty happening in the Batman universe these days, too. Who will be Batman once BATTLE FOR THE COWL concludes? We're not telling, obviously. Another mystery? Who's this Red Robin guy that's getting his own ongoing in June? Again, we're not telling. But we can fan the flames a bit. Here are a few pages from the second issue, in pencil form, from artist Ramon Bachs, who's teaming with writer Chris Yost. Oh, and the cover to RED ROBIN #3, hitting in August. Take a guess.

[gallery link="file" columns="4"]

CORPS 101: THE FINALE

Well, of course we had to end with the Black Lanterns. And, as you've probably noticed, IGN has a first look at the amazing piece of work by artist Doug Mahnke, which gives us a first look at the Black Lanterns and some of their potential members.

And in case you missed it, here's a collection of our entire CORPS 101 series, from Green to Black. Why waste valuable time linking back when we can show it all in one place? That's my logic, and I'm sticking to it.

[gallery link="file"]

FLASH: REBIRTH #2 -- come and get it

A speedster is dead. Barry Allen, the newly returned Flash, must find out who -- or what -- is responsible. But Barry has his own secrets haunting him, and if he's not careful those secrets could very well send him hurtling back into oblivion. Click on the pages below to experience part of the second issue of writer Geoff Johns and artist Ethan Van Sciver's reinvention of the Scarlet Speedster.

FLASH: REBIRTH #2 goes on sale 5/6.

[gallery link="file"]

CORPS 101: THE STAR SAPPHIRES

What's love got to do with it? A lot, actually.

The Guardians of Oa have the Green Lanterns while their counterparts, the Zamarons -- fueled by emotions, unlike the Guardians -- created the Star Sapphires, a group of super-powered soldiers wielding the power of love.

Click below for more info on the Star Sapphires, in this, our penultimate "Corps 101." Can you guess which comes last?

Check out some POWER GIRL variant covers

We all know Amanda Conner is the artistic draw when it comes to the new POWER GIRL ongoing series, which pairs her with the writing team of Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. But the series also shows off some nifty variant covers -- the first two, from Adam Hughes are out there, but here are two more, for issues #3 and 4, this time from GOTHAM CITY SIRENS artist Guillem March. Nice, huh?

[gallery link="file"]

Sit in on a JSA VS KOBRA brainstorming session

One of the benefits of being a few short steps away from DC Editorial is the slew of great art that is passed around daily. One minute you're in Mike Marts' office marveling at Francis Manapul's new RED ROBIN cover, the next you're talking about symbolism in comics. One such event involves JSA VS KOBRA: ENGINES OF FAITH,by writer Eric Trautmann and artist Don Kramer, with covers by the one and only, Gene Ha. Sometimes the most interesting thing isn't only the final product, but the discussions that went into creating it.

Pages