Exclusive Preview of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #4

Fans of T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS have already been treated to special artwork in the series by industry heavy-hitters Walter Simonson and Jerry Ordway. In issue #4, Sam Kieth (SANDMAN, ARKHAM ASYLUM: MADNESS) joins the ranks of these guest artists by contributing a stunning five-page sequence, previewed exclusively below. “It was weird to draw part of a story someone will finish because I haven’t seen their parts,” Kieth exclusively told THE SOURCE.

EARTH 2 CHARACTER DESIGNS – WONDER WOMAN

Coming in May, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 “Second Wave” will literally expand the world-building efforts of the comprehensive publishing initiative. With the addition of a parallel Earth that features prominently into both EARTH 2 and WORLDS’ FINEST, the developing narrative will encompass new heroes from distinctly different backgrounds, building on the shared universe in some surprising ways. “Due the events that open the saga of EARTH 2, Wonder Woman is already the last Amazon of this world and she is determined to avenge her sisters...at whatever cost,” said EARTH 2 writer James Robinson.

ACTION COMICS #1 GOES BACK TO PRESS FOR FIFTH PRINTING

Showcasing the uncertain early days of Superman’s heroic career, ACTION COMICS #1 will be going back to press for a fifth printing. The series is written by superstar Grant Morrison and features art by critically acclaimed illustrator Rags Morales. Issue #1 introduces a younger and brasher Superman to the citizens of Metropolis – who aren’t yet sure what to make of their new Kryptonian protector. The fifth printing of ACTION COMICS #1 will be available in comic book stores on March 28, 2012.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1 and #6 GO BACK TO PRESS

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1 has also sold out again, and will be going back to press for its third printing. Written by David Finch and Paul Jenkins and featuring art by Finch, the story kicks off a series of confrontations with some of Batman’s greatest rogues as the Dark Knight follows a mysterious White Rabbit from foe to foe. Also, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #6 was released just last week, and is already going back to press for its second printing. The issue explores Batman’s greatest fears, after the Dark Knight has been injected with a hallucinogenic toxin.

DETECTIVE COMICS #1 GOES BACK TO PRESS FOR SIXTH PRINTING

DETECTIVE COMICS #1 by writer/artist Tony S. Daniel has sold out again, and will be going back to press for its sixth printing. Of the first issues from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, only JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, with seven printings, has gone back for more printings. The sixth printing of DETECTIVE COMICS #1 will be available in comic book stores on March 28, 2012.

BATMAN #1 AND #4 GO BACK TO PRESS

BATMAN #1 will be going back to press for its fourth printing. From the critically acclaimed creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, the launch issue pits Batman against some of his most iconic rogues during a massive Arkham Asylum breakout - all before setting the caped crusader up for a mystery that will involve his millionaire alter ego, Bruce Wayne. Also, the second printing of BATMAN #4 went on sale last week and sold out immediately. The issue will be going back to press again for a third printing.

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Exclusive Preview of THE SHADE #5

In the latest chapter of his globe-trotting adventures, The Shade ends up in the European city of Barcelona. While there, he crosses paths with a vampire named La Sangre, named after the Spanish word for “blood.” But what do La Sangre’s origins reveal about The Shade’s? Why does she insist on calling him “father”? And will he be able to help her take down her archenemy, The Inquisitor, before it’s too late? Written by James Robinson and illustrated by Javier Pulido, THE SHADE #5 hits stores tomorrow.

EARTH 2 CHARACTER DESIGNS - ROBIN

Coming in May, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 “Second Wave” will literally expand the world-building efforts of the comprehensive publishing initiative. With the addition of a parallel Earth that features prominently into both EARTH 2 and WORLDS’ FINEST, the developing narrative will encompass new heroes from distinctly different backgrounds, building on the shared universe in some surprising ways. “Helena Wayne has been taught how to be the perfect Robin,” said James Robinson, writer of EARTH 2.

EARTH 2 CHARACTER DESIGNS - BATMAN

Coming in May, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 “Second Wave” will literally expand the world-building efforts of the comprehensive publishing initiative. With the addition of a parallel Earth that features prominently into both EARTH 2 and WORLDS’ FINEST, the developing narrative will encompass new heroes from distinctly different backgrounds, building on the shared universe in some surprising ways. “Who will Batman kill to save his own daughter?” asks EARTH 2 editor Pat McCallum. “Right out of the gate that should tell you we’re dealing with a different kind of Dark Knight here.

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