Last week, you may have seen that IDENTITY CRISIS, the game-changing book written by New York Times bestselling novelist Brad Meltzer (Dead Even), will be receiving DC’s Absolute treatment later this year. Brad shared his thoughts on the book and what this new edition means to him:
Writer Brian Azzarello and artist Rags Morales present the next chapter in the FIRST WAVE saga, as Doc Savage and The Spirit have followed the Blackhawks to Hidalgo. But the Red Hand stands between them and the murderous Anton Colossi – who's busy breaking bread with his dear friend Bruce Wayne, i.e. The Batman. And when Doc's newfound fortune is stolen as quickly as it was discovered, it'll take another uneasy truce between The Avenger and Doc's crew of compatriots to track it down.
FIRST WAVE #4 hits 9/29.
Angel Smerti’s a lady who gets what she wants – and her top priority is seeing The Spirit in a coffin. Plus, our hero’s first encounter with the sprawling criminal empire known as The Golden Tree reveals that the organization threatens much more than just Central City. All of this and a few surprises thanks to writer Mark Schultz and artist Moritat.
THE SPIRIT #2 hits 5/19.
Writer Brian Azzarello and artist Rags Morales return for the second installment in the FIRST WAVE mini-series, as The Golden Tree begins to bear fruit. The Blackhawks are on the hunt for the Spirit. Doc Savage is after the Blackhawks. Anton Colossi is after William “Johnny” Littlejohn. And only Rima, the eyes of the jungle, knows what the heroes do not: something glorious and terrible has risen in the darkest corner of Hida’lgo.
FIRST WAVE #2 hits 5/12.
Starting today, the Spirit returns in an all-new ongoing series from writer Mark Schultz and artist Moritat. Central City destroys everyone who lives within its borders, so it's a good thing The Spirit's already experienced being dead, huh?
The international crime syndicate known as The Golden Tree wants to help the devious Octopus consolidate his control over the underworld and the Spirit is the kind of mess the evil conglomerate was created to clean up. What chance does the vigilante have against one of The Golden Tree's deadliest assassins? Guess we'll find out...
Writer Paul Malmont and artist Howard Porter join forces to launch the Man of Bronze into his own ongoing series. And with Doc Savage the target of a brazen attack on New York City, you can be sure things don't start off slowly. Tragedy will strike one of Doc's compatriots and someone may not survive the first issue's opening pages. We've got a sneak peek at the first issue right here, which hits today.
Been enjoying FIRST WAVE, writer Brian Azzarello and artist Rags Morales' neo-noir adventure featuring Doc Savage, the Spirit and the Bat-Man? Good to hear. The second issue of the mini-series hits later this month, but why wait for some new art? Here's a first look at the cover to the second issue, from superstar artist J.G. Jones.