The “Night of the Owls” is coming this May, pitting the extended Bat-family against the deadly Court of Owls. A shadowy secret society with roots that date back to Gotham City’s earliest history, the Court employs a cadre of timeless, sinister assassins known as Talons to execute its malevolent will. “I thought about owls for a minute, and the hooded owl sprang to mind,” said BATMAN artist Greg Capullo about the creation of the original Talon. “So I gave him a hood like an executioner. As for the lines of the suit, I let the thought of birds guide my hand.
In MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #5, an anthology-style miniseries, the wild and various adventures of Robotman, Garbage Man and the alien Tanga continue. In “Uncanny Valley, Part 5” by Matt Kindt and Scott Kolins, Robotman continues his search for Mr. Turing on an island comprised entirely by nano-bots. But can he find him before the island’s inhabitants notice his presence? In “Death’s Door” by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan, Garbage Man discovers new and unsettling information about his origins.
Seriously: has Joe ever looked happier?
Thanks to MAD reader Loïe Plautz for the photo!
Last week, we linked to all of the exclusive previews of the new Vertigo series launching in March. Below, take a look at all the previews that ran (sorted in the order of publication and separated by cover--FAIREST March 7, SAUCER COUNTRY March 14, DOMINIQUE LAVEAU: VOODOO CHILD March 21, THE NEW DEADWARDIANS March 28), compiled here in one easy location for your convenience. [gallery link="file"]
In the last issue of YOUNG JUSTICE, we learned the origins of Clayface and watched him transform from man into monster. Issue #13 picks up right where its predecessor left off: right as Clayface takes on the Young Justice team. But with Artemis in prison and Aqualad questioning his leadership capabilities, will the team be able to defeat the monster attacking them? And when Clayface reveals his new and terrifying powers, who will the members of Young Justice rely on for help?
Yesterday, we linked to all of the exclusive previews of the next batch of sixth issues from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, 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.
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It’s that time of year again — Valentine’s Day! And what better way to express one’s love than with cheap, chalky candy hearts? In fact, the only thing worse than the taste is the bland messages printed on them — which is why we’re proud to present this classic MAD piece offering our alternatives!
With only four issues of the series remaining, DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS continues its final battle in issue #23! As Braniac’s plan to invade and destroy Earth seems to be progressing accordingly, the heroes and villains of the DC Universe must unite to stop him before it’s too late. But when tragedy strikes both sides, who will remain committed to saving their planet and who will pledge allegiance to Braniac in order to survive? Hint: the answer might not be as obvious as you may think! Written by Marv Wolfman and featuring art by Mike S.
Digital comic BEYOND THE FRINGE, based on the critically-acclaimed FOX TV show, will add a new roster of creators for upcoming issues 5a and 6a. Joining the book is seasoned writer Jhonen Vasquez, best known for his work on Nickelodeon's Emmy and Annie Award winning show Invader Zim, and comics JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC and STRANGE TALES. Vasquez will be joined by award-winning artist Becky Cloonan (AMERICAN VIRGIN, NORTHLANDERS and DEMO VOLS 1,2).