Batman and Martian Manhunter are gone. But these aren't the first heroes to fall prey to the villains populating the DCU. And, not surprisingly, some heroes are tired of reacting, and instead want to take the battle to the bad guys themselves. The new team of Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Atom, Shazam, Congorilla and Starman unite in JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE, a six-issue mini-series from writer James Robinson and rising star artist Mauro Cascioli.
Hey folks! As usual, we have our regular “From the Editors” post coming your way. Being the diligent worker we all know and love, Matt Idelson managed to give us his entry early, as he made his escape to the distant land of Barcelona. Enjoy...
Mon-El's role as Superman's stand-in for Metropolis is threatened by a sudden and mysterious power loss. How can he be the hero he needs to be without any special abilities? James Robinson and Renato Guedes answer the question, with a dash of the Guardian thrown in for good measure. Can you guess who the spy within the Science Police is? Probably not, but guess anyway.
SUPERMAN #688 is on sale 5/27.
Superman's been drafted into New Krypton's Military Guild, so it's starting to look like General Zod might have finally put the Man of Steel under his control. But when an order comes down commanding Kal to commit an act of brutality, Superman has to choose between his duty and what's right. Click below for some pages from the issue, featuring a snazzy Howard Chaykin variant.
SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #2 hits on 5/6.
You've gotten a peek at a few of the upcoming co-features over the last few weeks, including MANHUNTER, RAVAGER and THE QUESTION, but there's still one that hasn't seen the light of day: CAPTAIN ATOM, co-written by James Robinson and Greg Rucka with art by CAFU, who you first saw in the pages of the recent VIXEN mini-series.
Ah, dawn in the city. I start going through emails. Renato Guedes has sent us pencils for pages 9-10 of SUPERMAN #688. Wow, these are gorgeous! Renato has been nice enough to draw this critical scene first, as we’ll be flashing back to it in SUPERMAN ANNUAL #14 a couple of months later. Some more gorgeous pencils are in from guest-penciller Fernando Dagnino for SUPERGIRL #41—man, he’s SO good. Looking at our schedule, however, I’m thinking it might be more logical to ask Fernando to draw the upcoming SUPERGIRL ANNUAL rather than ACTION #878-879.
Yesterday, we gave you a look at an early version of the cover to the first issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE, which, as we guessed, left you interested in more. Let it never be said we don't deliver here at The Source. As promised, here are three pages from the first issue, from writer James Robinson and artist Mauro Cascioli. We also tossed in the final cover for good measure.