Welcome to the first installment of "This Just Happened," a feature we'll throw out here on the blog semi-regularly. It's pretty self-explanatory. We'll spotlight a key scene or moment in a recent DCU book and with some level of spoiler warning, show some cool art from said book. So, let's get started, shall we?
BATGIRL #1 is out, and if you haven't picked up the issue yet, I'd suggest you head on over to your shop and experience the full issue for yourself, by the stellar team of Bryan Q. Miller and artist Lee Garbett. To say the speculation surrounding the identity of the new Batgirl has been crazy is an understatement, so it's definitely worth the read. Don't worry, I'll wait.
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Well, you'll have to wait until 8/19 for more clues. But, we do have a first look at interiors from the first issue, by writer Bryan Q. Miller and artist Lee Garbett, plus a variant cover by Cully Hamner. Nice way to start the week, huh?
Start your guessing!
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Peter Tomasi and artist Lee Garbett finish off the six-part "The Deep" arc as the Outsiders -- against their will, of course -- help the Insiders find the last pieces of the meteorite which will restore the immortality of the Insiders once and for all. But a fateful choice has to be made by Geo-Force that will lead to a life-changing moment for him and Katana. Plus, more on the mysterious origins of Metamorpho and his connection to the Insiders. Not enough for you? Well, we have a bunch of pages below that might motivate you a tad more.
THE OUTSIDERS #20 hits 7/22.
Why not keep a good thing going? The first two teases we gave you in relation to the new BATGIRL series garnered a huge response. Was it Barbara Gordon? Cassandra Cain? A new Batgirl? We're not telling. Yet. But we will unveil another lovely Phil Noto cover, though.
Writer Peter Tomasi and artists Fernando Pasarin and Jeremy Haun continue delving into "The Deep," as the fifth part of their story finds the Outsiders captured with the remaining members on the run. And as things reach a boiling point for Alfred's band of heroes, Deathstroke discovers he may have a way to increase his already-amazing powers. Check out some pages below.
THE OUTSIDERS #19 hits 6/17.
THE OUTSIDERS #18 hits 5/20.
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Well, a little more, at least. We're not going to spoil the party right away and tell you who's behind the mask. Heck, it might be someone you've never met before. Or it might not.
But, we can give you the lowdown on who the creators on this new ongoing will be. First up, the series will be written by Bryan Q. Miller, who is no stranger to superheroics, having done some writing for a little show called "Smallville." Miller will also be penning a three-issue arc of TEEN TITANS, starting in July.
On art, we have Lee Garbett, who's been doing a bang-up job as the regular artist on THE OUTSIDERS. Just wait until you see his interpretation of Batgirl -- definitely a post for another day. He'll be teaming with inker Trevor Scott.
And, for those of you kind folks chiming in on the comments, the cover artist is none other than Phil Noto, who did up the shiny piece of art you see above.
Peter Tomasi and artist Lee Garbett turn the heat up on the newly-formed Outsiders team in this issue, the third part of "The Deep." Can the team properly hold off the Thrashers with the Creeper on the verge of a nervous breakdown? Also, who are The Insiders and why are they talking to a certain Slade Wilson? For some answers, click below.
THE OUTSIDERS #17 goes on sale 4/22.