Usually finding yourself doomed twice in the same week would be a cause for serious concern rather than celebration. But then again, none of us are Superman. (No, not even that guy who keeps emailing us asking for an ongoing Beppo, the Super Monkey series and signing his emails Clark “Superman” Kent. Sorry to disappoint you, dude.)
We don’t need Diana’s lasso to admit that we’re uber-excited about the launch of Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, the brand new Wonder Woman anthology comic that made its digital debut last week and will premiere in print this Wednesday.
We’re getting things started with a BOOM! as the debut issue of Infinity Man and the Forever People hits stands. Issue #1 begins in the far recesses of outer space, in the floating city of New Genesis, but it doesn’t take long for the action to rocket to earth. Sorry, that’s inaccurate. It doesn’t take long for the action to BOOM TUBE to earth.
How would we describe this week? Groovy, man, groovy. This week Batman’s past and present collide in the best way possible with the release of BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET #1, the first print issue of the smash retro-era mashup brought to you by the remarkable creative team of Kevin Smith, Ralph Garman, Ty Templeton and Alex Ross.
There’s no sugar coating it. By all accounts and on all levels, Superman is doomed. It’s surprising. It’s frightening. It’s tragic. But it’s also compelling. No one wants to see Superman brought down permanently. But as far as human drama goes, you can’t ask for a more powerful one. Here’s why.