Trapped on Earth Prime, Adam Strange desperately seeks the Justice League of America in order to prevent an alien menace from destroying the planet. Unfortunately for him, the Justice League are only fictional comic book characters and everyone thinks Adam is crazy. So what’ll his next step be? A trip to the DC Comics offices, of course.
The untold story of how Mr. Mxyzptlk used Superman’s own emotions against him is revealed in DC RETRO-ACTIVE: SUPERMAN-THE '70s. In this all-new story by Martin Pasko, Eduardo Barreto and Christian Duce, Superman learns the hard way that without rest, even he can start to slip up. Meanwhile from the 5th dimension, Mxyzptlk works his devious magic to manipulate Superman and turn him into his own worst enemy.
The Flash may be able to save cities from tsunamis and stop criminals in their tracks at the blink of an eye, but he’s just found out that his super-powers come at an incredible cost. And when arch nemesis Gorilla Grodd strikes at the heart of Barry Allen, he’ll use every weapon he can think of against him ... including Barry’s wife.
DC RETROACTIVE: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA – THE ‘70s #1
Artists Andy Smith and Gordon Purcell come together with writer Cary Bates to tell how Kanjar Ro will try to wipe out the civilization of Earth-Prime. It’ll be up to the Justice League, Adam Strange and a very special DC legend to stop his ruthless plans.
ONE-SHOT • On sale JULY 27 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
DC RETROACTIVE: THE FLASH – THE ‘70s #1
Artist Benito Gallego teams up with writer Cary Bates to tell the tale of an evil attack from one of The Flash’s greatest nemeses, Gorilla Grodd. With a plan so twisted and evil launched against him, Barry must not only work to preserve his legacy, but his relationship with his wife, Iris.
ONE-SHOT • On sale JULY 20 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
This past weekend at WonderCon, VP of Sales, Bob Wayne, announced RETRO-ACTIVE. Published throughout July and August 2011, these are exactly the kinds of one-shots people often associate with summer. RETRO-ACTIVE reunites classic writers and artists with classic characters Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and Justice League of America, returning to the interpretations they are best known for. Each of these series will have 3 one-shots that pay homage respectively to the‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s.
Returning to a character he's long been associated with, legendary writer Cary Bates explores a different side to Superman's legend in a tale that hinges on the fact that while baby Kal-el has rocketed to the distant planet Earth from his doomed homeworld of Krypton, he was not alone. How does a world handle the emergence of the Last Family of Krypton as Jor-El, Lara and Kal-El make Earth their adopted home?
SUPERMAN: THE LAST FAMILY OF KRYPTON #1 hits Wednesday.