DCU in 2011: Luthor wins in DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #1

If there was a crowd-stopper at last year's San Diego and New York Comic-Cons, it was definitely the DC Universe Online cinematic trailer: a great, six-minute piece of animation where the big heroes of the DC Universe, well, get absolutely destroyed.

Each time the trailer played in our booth, most everyone within a thirty-foot radius (myself included) would stop in their tracks and watch for the full video. The trailer's pinnacle comes when Lex Luthor [SPOILER WARNING] impales Superman with a kryptonite-tipped spear, which would draw a gasp from the crowd each time without fail.

A few teases for the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents fans

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I know I'm far from the only T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents  fan here. I've been tipped off to a few of the guest artists who'll be  contributing to upcoming issues, and they're just too cool not to share.  (Just check out the Francis Manapul cover for issue five above!) I'll let you hear the news straight from T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents editor, Wil Moss:

DCU IN 2011: DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS revealed — with EXCLUSIVE DCUO game screenshots

A while back, we unveiled some details about DCUO: LEGENDS, the new, biweekly series that would be set in the same universe as SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT’s own DC UNIVERSE ONLINE, which hits in early 2011.

Well, we’ve got more for you, and some jaw-droppingly beautiful art that’s sure to get you psyched for not only the game, but the book.

And now, RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #5

Excited by all the Batman news and art spreading around the web before and now after NYCC? Well, there’s a Grant Morrison Batman issue hitting in a few days: BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #5, featuring a noir-ish tale of the Dark Knight, as Bruce Wayne struggles to return to the modern day, aptly illustrated by the masterful Ryan Sook and Pere Perez. Check out the pages below for more.

BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #5 hits Wednesday.

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A few variant covers for Monday

This week, we’ve got a look at Neal Adams’ BATMAN: ODYSSEY #4 sketch variant, Ryan Sook’s BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #5 cover, David Finch’s lovely Firestorm-focused BRIGHTEST DAY #11 and Shane Davis’ epic BRUCE WAYNE – THE ROAD HOME covers. We teased the pencils, but now you can see all the covers in their full, colored glory. Click away, folks!

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An epic piece of BRIGHTEST DAY art

By now, you’ve seen a few of these lovely White Lantern covers, featuring Aquaman, Firestorm and more — but did you know that together, the covers form a massive, amazing piece of art that shows many of BRIGHTEST DAY’s key players while also teasing at what may be to come?

A few variant covers for Friday

I’m on vacation, but still – what better way to head into the weekend than by posting some nice images to click through?

What’ve we got? Don Kramer’s cover to WONDER WOMAN #602, Kevin Maguire’s JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #9, John Cassaday on DOC SAVAGE #6, Ryan Sook’s BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #5 and a lovely Kevin Nowlan BATMAN #703 piece.

Have a great weekend!

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And now…DC COMICS PRESENTS

The DC Universe has a long and storied history, touching upon a myriad number of characters and teams, not to mention the company’s rich creative history. So why not take a moment and look back at some of these issues? Welcome to DC COMICS PRESENTS – a series of one-shots and specials geared to do just that. Embracing history and stories that connect with the present day activities of our favorite heroes, villains and creators.

Here’s a complete rundown of the DCU titles that will fall under DC COMICS PRESENTS:

A closer look at WEDNESDAY COMICS’ KAMANDI strip

Yesterday, we kicked off the week with a double-dose of sketches from artists Eduardo Risso and Lee Bermejo, spotlighting the BATMAN and SUPERMAN WEDNESDAY COMICS strips, respectively. But why stop there? Today, we’ve got design sketches from the über-talented Ryan Sook, who – along with writer Dave Gibbons – handled the KAMANDI strip from WEDNESDAY COMICS, which hits tomorrow. Do you need any more incentive to pick one up? I’d hope not.

End your week with a look at BATMAN in August

You saw what’s coming up with BRIGHTEST DAY earlier today, but what does the month of August have in store for the Dark Knight? Click below to find out.

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BATMAN #702

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art and cover by TONY DANIEL

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