Everybody’s Talkin’ About DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, Tuesday Afternoon (ET) Edition

You surf the web enough, you start seeing patterns.

The number 52, for instance, seems to be very popular right now. Drill down further and new trends start to emerge. Critics like ANIMAL MAN and THE FLASH. Websites likes a good holiday story, particularly a week out from Halloween. Ready?

The Joker vs Clark Kent

SUPERMAN/BATMAN comes to a close as the Joker attempts to kill his second reporter: Clark Kent. Cautious not to reveal his true identity, Clark must defend himself without making his superhuman strength obvious. His only hope in doing this successfully? The Dark Knight.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #87, by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Tomas Giorello, hits stores tomorrow.

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“Who would want to stop this story enough to kill?”

A reporter working on a story about Batman’s true identity has been murdered. In addition to his own moral struggle over whether or not he is responsible, Batman must hunt the killer down and figure out why he’s so desperate to stop the story’s publication. Meanwhile, Clark Kent is assigned to finish the piece. But will Superman really reveal who Batman is to the world? And furthermore, does taking over this assignment mean that Clark Kent is the killer’s next victim?

Questions About The Dark

We’re just one month after the announcement of the books in the “Dark” group of DC Comics--The New 52. There's a lot of mystery surrounding these titles and the solicitations for the second issues offer another round of questions to keep fans guessing: Can the Justice League Dark turn against one of their own? Was Alec Holland wrong about Swamp Thing’s origins? What is the S.O.M.B.I.E. appearing in FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E.? Will Mitch Shelly, a.k.a. Resurrection Man, find the answers he’s looking for about his past?

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