RETRO-ACTIVE Writers and Concept Announced

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.

Jailhouse Blues (and Golds)

So, Rip Hunter convinced Booster to go to the 25th century and stand trial for stealing the equipment that he used to become a superhero.

The verdict? Guilty!

Now, Booster's got to spend five years in prison for his crimes. But things quickly take a turn for the unusual when he meets his cellmate - The Perforated Man - a mentally unstable inmate who seems to hate Booster and not know him at the same time.

Check the story out in BOOSTER GOLD #42, on sale March 9.

A look at BOOSTER GOLD #35

Back in the past, Booster Gold is mistaken for himself and embarks on an untold journey in space with Blue Beetle to obtain a rare and secret artifact. Needless to say, their mission goes horribly, horribly wrong…

Brought to you by writers Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and artist Chris Batista, BOOSTER GOLD #35 hits tomorrow.

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The Doom Patrol comes face-to-face with the BLACKEST NIGHT

Few people have more skeletons in their proverbial closets than Niles Caulder, founder of the Doom Patrol. And with BLACKEST NIGHT doing a bang-up job of bringing those skeletons back in the form of Black Lanterns, you can only imagine how complicated things are going to get for the Doom Patrol. Caulder's been playing god for years, and the time for a reckoning is at hand. Check out a few pages from this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in issue below, from writer Keith Giffen and artist Justiniano, with a few pages from the METAL MEN co-feature, by Giffen, writer J.M.

Douglas, Robot Hunter makes his debut this week in Doom Patrol #3

Remember Mento? Yeah, that guy – goofy helmet, lightning bolt on his chest. After reading this issue, it's a sure bet you won't forget him again any time soon. Oh yeah, and the resolution of that whole "black hole" thing from last issue adds a kinda-sorta new member to the Doom Patrol roster. As for everyone's favorite Metal Men, it's the dynamic debut of Douglas, Robot Hunter!

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Ready for another dose of DOOM PATROL?

Ready for another dose of Keith Giffen and Matthew Clark's DOOM PATROL? Are you sure?

It's a black hole, but it's not a black hole. If you're a Doom Patrol fan, that made perfect sense. And even if not, then you're in for one hell of a ride as the Doom Patrol face off against the most annoying alien this side of G'nort. Who's G'nort? Do we have to spell it out for you? Oh, and the Metal Men in space.

Not satisfied? Check out a few pages below to get an idea. DOOM PATROL #2 hits 9/9.

A slew of art and news from Editor Elisabeth Gehrlein

Happy Friday, DC Nation! Elisabeth Gehrlein here, DCU editor of…well, a really nice range of titles. One of the things I love about my current slate of books is how varied they are – I’ve got everything on my plate from JONAH HEX to TINY TITANS, with ADVENTURE COMICS and DOOM PATROL and WONDER WOMAN in between. So every day is a genre-bending journey where one minute I could be thinking “Where did those penguins get rocket packs in the first place?” and then suddenly a colorist calls with this disturbing question: “What color should I make the fragments of his shattered legs?”

A few links of note for Monday

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Monday's winding down, and while there are still four more work days looming, let's take a glance at some of the notable bits in the press from the last few days:

Get a first look at DOOM PATROL #1

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. The world's strangest Super-Heroes are back, and whether you think you know them or not, Giffen and Clark are pouring themselves into this new series, which -- as they've both stated -- is a dream come true.

Kick off the week with a first look at METAL MEN

We've shown off pretty much all of the upcoming co-features on this here blog, so why stop now? The team that brought you JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL, writers Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis and artist Kevin Maguire, will reunite for METAL MEN, which will be coming out in tandem with Giffen and artist Matt Clark's DOOM PATROL this August. Now, we know this team can deliver the goods, but that's no excuse to not show pages. Am I right? So, here, for your viewing pleasure is a sneak peek at Giffen's plot and Maguire's resulting finished pages.

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