As most of you know by now, this year marks the 75th anniversary of DC Comics. Things are hitting a fever pitch here in the DCU, with BRIGHTEST DAY, THE FLASH, THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE and much more filling up this here space with regularity. And, based on your responses, you guys are looking forward to what’s coming down the pipeline. And while – as always – we’re moving forward and pushing our characters in exciting, new directions, anniversaries are also a time to look back and remember what makes DC Comics great.
You read that headline right, folks. Newly-announced AZRAEL writer David Hine kicks off "Beneath the Mask" in the pages of DETECTIVE COMICS. It's Black Mask vs. Jeremiah Arkham for control of the asylum. But what of the enigmatic Three Beauries, and how does Batman fit in? Everything teased in BATTLE FOR THE COWL: ARKHAM ASYLUM and ARKHAM REBORN comes to a head here, but the answers may drive you mad... DETECTIVE COMICS #864 hits 4/28. [gallery link="file"]
The Eisner Awards, considered by many to be "The Oscars" of comic book industry awards, unveiled their nominees for the 2010 ceremony today, honoring a number of key DCU titles and creators. The winners will be named at the San Diego Comic-Con International, the largest and oldest comic convention in the United States. Let's check out the DCU nominees, shall we? SINGLE ISSUE:
Two cases collide as Batman inches closer to finding a missing socialite while Batwoman uncovers a gruesome new villain. All the blood and battling comes courtesy of writer Greg Rucka and artist Jock. DETECTIVE COMICS #862 hits Wednesday. [gallery link="file" columns="4"]
Bruce Wayne returns, Andy Clarke joins BATMAN AND ROBIN, the Riddler continues to muck up the works for Batman and much more in May. Click below for covers and solicit info for all the Bat-titles. BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1-2 Issue #1 on sale MAY 12 • Issue #2 on sale MAY 26 • 48 pg (#1), 40 pg (#2) FC, $3.99 US
Batwoman crosses paths with another "Bat"-character in this, the first part of "Cutter," teaming artist Jock with writer Greg Rucka. And yes, the title implies that things get a little grisly. DETECTIVE COMICS #867 hits 1/27. [gallery link="file"]