Yesterday we gave you a sneak peek at the second issue of BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN, so why not cap off the week with a look at the second SUPERMAN issue? Sure, why not? Writer James Robinson and artist Eddy Barrows unveil a crisis in Smallville, as the Black Lantern Psycho Pirate attacks. And what happens when Superman's dead bride returns as a Black Lantern? Nothing good, I'd wager.
Happy Friday, DC Nation! Elisabeth Gehrlein here, DCU editor of…well, a really nice range of titles. One of the things I love about my current slate of books is how varied they are – I’ve got everything on my plate from JONAH HEX to TINY TITANS, with ADVENTURE COMICS and DOOM PATROL and WONDER WOMAN in between.
If any hero should worry amidst the events surrounding BLACKEST NIGHT, it should be Batman. Boasting one of the strongest, creepiest and deadliest Rogues Gallery in the DCU, just the idea of some of the fallen villains returning as Black Lanterns sends a chill up my spine. Will the new Batman's career be cut short? Will Red Robin have to face off against his own father?
Greg Rucka and artist J.H. Williams continue to put the pressure on Gotham's newest hero with the third part of 'Elegy," as Batwoman unites with an unlikely ally to momentarily defeat the fairytale villain known as Alice. But when Kate is forced to attend another high society event, she soon learns that her worlds are crashing together. Want more? Check out a few pages below.
Tying into his recent debut in the pages of R.E.B.E.L.S., the origin of the real Starro the Conqueror is revealed. Why have we never seen this cosmic barbarian before? And how did he amass his army of super-soldiers?
It's the conclusion to the two-part "Birds of Paradise" arc, as a gaggle of super-powered cage fighters find themselves in the worst possible place to be -- Wonder Woman and Black Canary's bad side. Also, find out the final resolution between Diana and Nemesis. What more could you want? Oh, alright. Here are a few pages.
Writer James Robinson and artist Renato Guedes bring out the big guns for the finale of "Codename: Patriot" -- namely, a slam-bang throwdown in the sewers of Metropolis. What are the stakes? Who are the players? Everyone, really. Except for a certain Man of Steel. It's his responsibility to stop the shooter from making relations between Earth and New Krypton even worse.