Well, a ton, dear Source reader. Too much to capably sum up in one blog post. It's also way too early to give too much away. But, we can showcase some of the lovely artwork gracing the covers of the Bat-titles hitting in February, featuring the talents of Frank Quitely, Dustin Nguyen, Phil Noto and many more. So, take another bite of your lunch and look 'em over. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]
As some of you know, artist Michael Turner died from complications of cancer last summer. He left a lasting legacy with not only the Maid of Steel, but comics in general. We thought it would be a great honor to spotlight his career and this milestone issue, SUPERGIRL #50 by having a cover from the artist that helped usher the modern version of Supergirl into the DCU. We hope you agree and join us in celebrating the character, and this great artist.
Writer James Robinson and artist Mark Bagley are in the early stages of their run on JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, but they've been anything but quiet. As you saw in their first issue, some heroes have already fallen. And #39 brings the League into BLACKEST NIGHT. But what happens after? Well, that'd be telling. What I can do, though, is show you some pencils for February's JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #42, from Bagley.
February's still a ways away, dear readers, but we figured it'd be a good time to give you an inside look at the covers of some of the JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA family of titles hitting that month -- and there's a ton of hitting happening in these pages. Check out the covers for the February issues of MAGOG, POWER GIRL, JSA ALL STARS and the JSA ANNUAL below. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]
Next to the job interview, the next most-stressful thing when it comes to work is your first day. Am I right? Well, imagine if your gig didn't involve sitting at a desk, but jumping around on the rooftops of Gotham's seedier neighborhoods? Welcome to Stephanie Brown's new role as Batgirl. And, as she'll soon learn, it takes a lot more to wear the mantle of the Bat than she originally thought. From the regular team of writer Bryan Q. Miller and artist Lee Garbett comes a tale of learning the ropes and frat parties. I kid you not.
Interesting fact about Lt. Joe Higgins, a.k.a. the Shield: he does not consider himself a hero, let alone a super one. For Lt. Higgins, the experimental warsuit he wears saved his life and enables him to continue doing his duty. It's his honor to serve his country and uphold its ideals, and even if the style of his uniform has changed, his commitment to it has never wavered. Higgins doesn't think of himself as a hero, he thinks of himself as a solider of the United States Armed Forces, now and until the day he lays down his arms.
Stephanie Brown – you might recognize her from such “hits” as: 1. Becoming Spoiler to literally rebel against her father (Cluemaster). 2. Dating Tim (Wayne) when he was still Tim (Drake)… actually, when he was Alvin Draper. But she only knew him as Robin at the time. But later she found out Robin was really Tim (Drake) who was pretending to be Alvin Draper.