The headline says it all. RED ROBIN writer Chris Yost was kind enough to pop by The Source and give us the reasons why you guys should save a spot for the latest issue of the series tomorrow. Take it away, Chris: 10. Superstar artist Marcus To joins the team with this issue! 9. Marcus To's rendition of Red Robin leading a gang of ninjas into battle. 8. Marcus To's rendition of ninjas dying horrible deaths at the hands of Recluse, a member of the Council of Spiders (the same people that are hunting the League of Assassins for sport).
What would drive a Lantern to abandon the ways of willpower for pure rage? We're not sure, but we're curious to find out. So, we asked GREEN LANTERN CORPS Editor Adam Schlagman to give us some info. And he was kind enough to throw in some art. So, take it away, Adam:
Pandemonium breaks out at the inaugural ceremony of the new Arkham Asylum. Will the combined forces of Oracle, Huntress and Catwoman be enough help for Batman? Plus, the debuts of both the Gotham Shield Committee and Black Mask's Ministry of Death in writer/artist Tony Daniel's second issue. What more do you want? How about some pages? We can accommodate that, sure. BATMAN #693 hits 11/11. [gallery link="file"]
This is it. Doc Savage makes his return to DC Comics, and crashes right into Gotham's protector, The Batman. Noir mastermind Brian Azzarello teams with artist Phil Noto to present a gritty and shadowy version of the DCU, where thugs are at every corner, corruption runs deep and even the heroes reside in a gray area of morality. Doc Savage has heard only bad things about The Batman, Gotham's violent new vigilante, but what can he do to stop him? Check out some more pages from this issue, a vital prologue to the upcoming FIRST WAVE mini-series from Azzarello and artist Rags Morales.
Since "Codename: Patriot," Earth's hatred for Kryptonians has only escalated – which is what makes it so odd that Nightwing and Flamebird pick now to go public as super heroes. Meanwhile, Lois Lane finally meets with the man she thought long dead – her father, General Lane. But he has a message to deliver to his journalist daughter: "You're either with us or against us."
Grant Morrison and artist Philip Tan kick out the jams with the shocking conclusion fo "The Revenge of the Red Hood." Gotham's newest "protector" reveals his identity to Batman -- and surprisingly poses a heart-stopping question to nim about the future of Bruce Wayne. And, can Robin escape the clutches of Scarlet? Unclear, folks. But we do have a few pages for you to scan before the issue hits. BATMAN AND ROBIN #6 hits 11/11. [gallery link="file"]
On Tuesday, we showed you a prelim cover to OUTSIDERS #27, by Mr. Philip Tan. If you didn't make with the click then, please do so now. I'll wait. I have some emails to check and so forth. OK, cool right? Well, we've got the inked cover for you to drool over now, too. See? Great things can get even better.
Not long ago, we showed you a few sketchbook pages from THE FIRST WAVE, featuring sketches from artist Rags Morales and notes from writer Brian Azzarello. But why stop at two when we've got plenty more? Last time, we looked at the Batman through the eyes of Morales and Azzarello, as they show us a younger, more brash Dark Knight. Now, we put the spotlight squarely on the Man of Bronze and his cohorts. But don't worry, we won't stop there. Check back next week for more from the world of FIRST WAVE.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes bit of fun for all you Sourcers out there. As one of the most fun editorial tasks yet, I’ve spent the past two days running up and down the hall getting pictures of some of our editors. They all seem to be pretty scared of…something… Can’t be Halloween-related at this point, right? So what’s going on here? For instance, here’s Mike Carlin and Rachel Gluckstern, looking very unhappy about whatever’s going on over Mike’s desk: