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The Roundup: A Double Dose of Doomed

The Roundup: A Double Dose of Doomed

By Tim Beedle Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Usually finding yourself doomed twice in the same week would be a cause for serious concern rather than celebration. But then again, none of us are Superman. (No, not even that guy who keeps emailing us asking for an ongoing Beppo, the Super Monkey series and signing his emails Clark “Superman” Kent. Sorry to disappoint you, dude.)

“Superman: Doomed,” the ongoing Doomsday-driven storyline currently heating up the pages of Action Comics and Superman/Wonder Woman, continues with two extra-sized chapters out this week. You know, the sort of extra-sized chapters that only come out once a year—Annuals! Yes, we know. Annuals are often standalone stories, but if you’re reading “Doomed,” and you SHOULD be reading “Doomed,” you’re likely itching to discover where the story goes next after SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #10 [SPOILER ALERT if you’re not up to date] ended with Lois Lane going full-on Brainiac and Superman (still infected with the Doomsday bug) taking on Cyborg Superman and his squadron of ships. The story continues this week first in the pages of SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1 and then in ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #3.

Admittedly, “Superman: Doomed” has been running for a while, and some of you may be looking for something that’s a little easier to get caught up on. In which case, look no further than the pages of Grayson. This week sees the release of the sophomore issue of the series that takes Dick Grayson out of Gotham and into the world of international espionage. Continuing where last month’s issue #1 left off, this week’s chapter gives us our first glimpse at the past held by Dick’s partner at SPYRAL, Helena Bertinelli. It comes to you care of writers Tim Seeley and Tom King, and artist Mikel Janin, who’s been absolutely killing it with the series covers.




All this, plus new issues of Earth 2, Detective Comics, Swamp Thing, Batman Eternal, The New 52: Futures End, Green Arrow, Tiny Titans: Return to the Treehouse and much more. You can catch previews of all of them below…

CBS’ MAN CAVE ran an exclusive preview of ACTION COMICS #34 and BATMAN ETERNAL #18

USA TODAY ran an exclusive preview of THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #14

IGN ran an exclusive preview of EARTH 2 #26

A.V.CLUB ran an exclusive preview of GREEN ARROW #34

COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran an exclusive preview of GRAYSON #2

COMIC VINE ran an exclusive preview of TINY TITANS: RETURN TO THE TREEHOUSE #3

NEWSARAMA ran an exclusive preview of ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #3

GAMMA SQUAD ran an exclusive preview of AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #5

BATMAN-NEWS.COM ran an exclusive preview of BATWING #34

COMPLEX MEDIA ran an exclusive preview of GREEN LANTERN #34

BLOODY DISGUSTING ran an exclusive preview of HINTERKIND #10

MULTIVERSITY COMICS ran an exclusive preview of JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #9

CRAVE ONLINE ran an exclusive preview of SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1

NERDIST ran an exclusive preview of SWAMP THING #34

POPMATTERS ran an exclusive preview of TRINITY OF SIN: PHANTOM STRANGER #22

BATMAN FACEBOOK PAGE ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET #3

The DC Entertainment website ran exclusive previews of DETECTIVE COMICS #34 and FAIREST #28 and LOONEY TUNES #220.