Okay, before we get into this week’s Roundup, we have just one question. Is this not the creepiest Batgirl cover you’ve ever seen, or what?
Yowza! Stuff of nightmares, that.
Well, at least it is for us. In fairness to poor Barbara, after everything her brother’s put her through, it would probably take a lot to give her nightmares. If she can even sleep at all. Batgirl’s latest challenge kicks off in this week’s BATGIRL #20, which launches us into a new storyline and introduces the Ventriloquist into DC COMICS – THE NEW 52. However, if that cover illustration is any indication, don’t expect your father’s Ventriloquist.
(Actually, if your father does have a Ventriloquist, it’s probably better to go through life without any expectations at all because your life is clearly a lot stranger than most.)
Also in shops tomorrow is VIBE #4 and RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #20, which mark the second issues by new series writers Sterling Gates and James Tynion IV, respectively. Of course, it’s not too late to grab their first issues if you haven’t yet because these are two runs you don’t want to fall behind on. And speaking of getting caught up on comics, if you haven’t been reading Wonder Woman, you’re going to want to go back and grab the previous 20 issues right now (yes, we’re serious and not we haven’t forgotten how to count—there was a zero issue, remember?). The book is just that good, and seeing how it only gets better from here, now’s the time to jump onboard.
Look for previews of all of those titles below and more, including the second issue of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, new issues of Catwoman, Nightwing and Supergirl, a first look at the last issue of Sword of Sorcery, and more!
Here are the DC Comics previews that hit the Web this past week…
USA TODAY ran an exclusive preview of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA’S VIBE #4 and interviewed writer Sterling Gates.
NERDIST ran an exclusive preview of WONDER WOMAN #20 and interviewed writer Brian Azzarello.
IGN ran an exclusive preview of BATGIRL #20.
MTV GEEK ran an exclusive preview of HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #2.
AIN’T IT COOL NEWS ran an exclusive preview of BIRDS OF PREY #20.
CRAVE ONLINE ran an exclusive preview of RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #20.
CBS’ MAN CAVE ran an exclusive preview of JSA LIBERTY FILES: THE WHISTLING SKULL #6
COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran an exclusive preview of BATWOMAN #20.
NEWSARAMA ran an exclusive preview of CATWOMAN #20.
COMIC VINE ran an exclusive preview of SUPERGIRL #20.
GAMMA SQUAD ran an exclusive preview of NIGHTWING #20.
SCIENCEFICTION.COM ran an exclusive preview of LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #20.