Happy Friday, Source readers. It's been a busy week here at DCU headquarters, as usual. So why not head into the weekend with some cool pages? Fair enough. FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: RUN! #3 shows off everything you've come to love from the series: beatings, fire, explosions, guns, mean-spirited humor, stupid costumes and even stupider people. All this plus the Human Flame gets a new lady.
Heard the big news from last week? Well, we announced the new creative team for JUSTICE LEAGUE. Specifically, writer James Robinson and artist Mark Bagley. But before Bagley -- who just wrapped up a historic run on the weekly TRINITY series -- steps aboard JUSTICE LEAGUE, he's got a three-issue arc on BATMAN, pairing him with writer Judd Winick.
The Justice League has always been about loyalty, friendship and teamwork. But it's also about Justice. When Green Lantern challenges his teammates to focus on that aspect of the name in the wake of the death of Martian Manhunter and Batman's disappearance, he finds himself on the ground floor of a new team's formation.
An Amazon enslaved? The Secret Six face the reality that Artemis, former Wonder Woman, could be trapped by a new enemy with a heart of ice and an entire country at his commant. All this and the return of Mockingbird. What more do you want? Did I mention it's written by Gail SImone and features the lovely art of Nicola Scott? Oh, and we've got a few pages for you to peruse.
Let's cut to the chase: We've got an early look at the first issue of DOOM PATROL #1, right here. Written by Keith Giffen with amazing art from Matthew Clark and featuring a METAL MAN co-feature by Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and artist Kevin Maguire, it's hard to think of why anyone would pass the issue up, no? But we refuse to miss a chance to show some of these great-looking pages.
Writer Peter Milligan teams up with R.E.B.E.L.S. artist Andy Clarke to kick off a new five-part arc in the pages of BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL, with an international twist. When a powerful Russian mobster sets his sights on Gotham City, Batman thinks he's ready. But this isn't any ordinary mobster, and he's bringing backup in the form of...a bear?
Sure, why not?
MAGOG, by writer Kieth Giffen and artist Porter, puts the spotlight on the hardline character as he breaks off into his own ongoing series. And who better to tell the tales of a hero with no limit than Giffen, a writer known for pushing the envelope regularly? And wait, there's art.
IGN has a preview of WONDER WOMAN #33, the smashing finale to writer Gail Simone and artist Aaron Lopresti's "Rise of the Olympian" arc -- but there's more. We've got a look at artist Bernard Chang's snazzy variant cover to the issue. See below, and remember that #33 hits tomorrow.