Yesterday's announcement of the Second Wave of DC Comics' The New 52 has everybody talkin', all over again. For your ease of reading, here's a quick run down of some of the most noteworthy coverage. Ready?
At the helm of the final issue of MEN OF WAR are white hot writers Jeff Lemire (Animal Man, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Sweet Tooth) and Matt Kindt (Revolver) with art by Tom Derenick.
The news is out: DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 will begin releasing its “Second Wave” of titles beginning this May, with the addition of six new series. USA TODAY broke the story in this morning's newspaper, including interviews with DC Entertainment Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras, BATMAN INCORPORATED writer Grant Morrison and DIAL H writer China Miéville.
In May of 2012, DC Comics will release a “Second Wave” of titles as part of its historic DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 initiative. Six new, ongoing series will build on the shared universe and bold concepts introduced in September 2011 with the renumbering of DC Comics’ entire line of comic books. Featuring a variety of different genres and storytelling sensibilities, the titles in the “Second Wave” will be helmed by some of the most legendary writers and artists in the comic book industry, and will also feature the first ongoing comic book series written by acclaimed novelist China Miéville.
When Batman wakes up in an empty room that he has no recollection of going to, he’ll need to turn to Mister Miracle for help. But just when the two of them think they’ve escaped, they’ll have to make their way through an intricate obstacle course filled with danger at every turn. Can Batman and Mister Miracle make it out of this maze in time to stop the evil force that put them in there in the first place?
Lucien Gates has no idea why he was chosen to be given the superhero powers that make him known as The Ray. But when San Diego falls under attack by an army of giant man-eating monsters, his purpose becomes clear when he must save both his hometown and the woman he loves before it’s too late. THE RAY #2 comes to you from the creative team of Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Jamal Igle and Rich Perrotta and hits stores today. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]
DETECTIVE COMICS #8 will feature the first in a multi-part series of back-up stories following Harvey Dent and his villainous alter ego, Two-Face. Written by Tony S. Daniel (writer/artist of DETECTIVE COMICS) and drawn by Szymon Kudranski, the 10-page stories will offer a unique look into Dent’s secret past and an in-depth examination of the monster he’s become. Daniel and Kudranski collaborated previously on “Russian Roulette,” the one-shot back-up in DETECTIVE COMICS #5, which was released last week.
Earlier today, we linked to all of the exclusive previews of the fifth issues from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 that are going on sale tomorrow. Below, take a look at all the previews that ran (sorted alphabetically and separated by cover), compiled here in one easy location for your convenience. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="4"]
Here’s a round up of exclusive previews from the second round of fifth issues from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, on sale tomorrow.