The headline's true. After a lengthy and impressive run on WONDER WOMAN, writer Gail Simone is moving on to other projects.
We had a great time showcasing Andy Kubert's amazing pencils to the six BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE covers. And some of you figured out that when put together, the covers form one over-arching image. So, it's a no-brainer to want to showcase the covers together in all their glory.
It's New Krypton's worst nightmare as Brainiac attacks the planet, determined to recapture the city of Kandor. But General Zod has been waiting for this moment since Brainiac first attacked Old Krypton – he has a plan to save his people, but at the cost of Earth, which doesn't really bode well with a certain Man of Steel.
But before we pass the mic to Adam, let me dust off ye olde Spoiler Warning: Do not click below until you've read the final issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE.
Done? What a finale, huh?
OK, take it away, Adam:
Yesterday, we talked to THE FLASH writer Geoff Johns about Barry Allen, his Rogues and what it means to be a hero. But there’s more to cover, folks, so why stop there?
He didn’t have to come back.
I’m not talking about Barry Allen – readers have seen his rebirth and will learn more about his role in the DCU and Central City with the launch of THE FLASH #1 in April.
No, I’m talking about superstar writer Geoff Johns, who will be pairing with superstar artist Francis Manapul to put the Flash through the ringer on a monthly basis.
Rising star artist Andy Clarke joins writer Grant Morrison just in time to see the new Dark Knight face off against the new Boy Wonder -- thanks to the manipulations of Ms. Talia al Ghul. But is everything as it seems? Probably not. Hopefully the pages below can serve as a bit of a clue. And did I mention this issue ties in directly to THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE? Well, it does.
But that's not all.
We all know that BLACKEST NIGHT will reach its epic conclusion in March, but there's more. This universe-shaking issue will also feature 10 extra story pages for the same $3.99 price. Good deal, no?
And, to tide you over until the issue hits stands, we've got an inked version of the cover to BLACKEST NIGHT #8, courtesy of artist Ivan Reis. Enjoy!