You know, these days, with the Internet and all, lots of DC’s business is conducted through e-mail and on the telephone. So it IS unusual to see the hallways of DC’s offices bustling with writers and artists!
February's still a ways away, dear readers, but we figured it'd be a good time to give you an inside look at the covers of some of the JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA family of titles hitting that month -- and there's a ton of hitting happening in these pages. Check out the covers for the February issues of MAGOG, POWER GIRL, JSA ALL STARS and the JSA ANNUAL below.
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It's day of threes here at The Source. To close things out, we have the third issue of MAGOG, which shows us that sometimes powers are as much a curse as they are a blessing. Magog learns that lesson firsthand when the minions of Miasma assault his enhanced senses. On top of that, he's found himself "rescued" by hi-tech-clad members of the mysterious Flashpoint. But is that a positive, or has our hero hurtled into a more dangerous situation? Find out by picking up the third issue of the new series, from writer Keith Giffen and artist Howard Porter.
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.
In the way only a title like AMBUSH BUG can, the series jumps forward to issue #7 on 10/28. But wait, what about #6, you ask? Worry not, dear reader. Writer/artist Keith Giffen will explain all. Or maybe he won't. You'll just have to pick up the issue next week to see -- and after all this build-up, how could you miss it?
Here's the previously-unrevealed cover to AMBUSH BUG #7. Enjoy.
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!
Magog's got a bit of a problem: How can he use the vast resources of the Justice Society without them finding out he's going against their wishes/ Oh, and there's a more immediate problem: Facing off against the putrid villain known as Miasma in New York City. This issue continues the first arc from the creative team of writer Keith Giffen and artist Howard Porter. Click below for a look at the first four pages plus a intense Glenn Fabry cover.
MAGOG #2 hits 10/7.
Magog has a mommy? Who knew? Well, I'd imagine writer Keith Giffen and artist Howard Porter did. That's all the info we have for you, Source-ers, but we do have a lovely Porter design sketch for you to look at. We also managed to corner MAGOG editor Mike Carlin into giving us a tad more info on who this lady really is. Take it away, Mike:
"We’ll meet Magog’s Mom, Alba in issue #4...When she calls Magog back home to Albion. Where the demigod’s roots are!"
Fair enough. MAGOG #4 hits in January.
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.
We unveiled a short preview of the first issue of MAGOG, from writer Keith Giffen and artist Howard Porter a while back, but it never hurts to gently remind you that it's in stores this week. We also thought it'd be nice to throw in a few extra pages, for good measure.
Tired of the restraints that come with being a card-carrying member of the JSA, Magog decides to take justice into his own hands. But how does that synch up with Magog's own, apparently unavoidable destiny? We can't tell, but these pages should shed some light on the situation.