Greetings, DC Nation! It is my pleasure to let you know that it's time for another amazing entry in the DCU animated original movie library. “Superman/Batman: Apocalypse” is an all-new feature based on the classic Supergirl storyline written by Jeph Loeb and featuring artwork by the great Michael Turner. It’s available on Blu-Ray Combo Pack, movie and for download on 9/28/10. Here's a brief rundown of the plot:
Paul Cornell and guest artist Sean Chen join forces to reveal the latest chapter in Lex Luthor’s ongoing quest for power. But when a raid on Gorilla Grodd’s home turf goes awry, only bad can follow. Also, this issue marks the first installment of writer Nick Spencer and artist R.B. Silva’s JIMMY OLSEN co-feature, which includes the DCU debut of Smallville’s own Chloe Sullivan. The story’s already gotten some love from the folks at TV GUIDE and you’ll be able to download the first installment of the co-feature for free via the DC Comics and Comixology apps, too. How can you say no?
Writer G. Willow Wilson (AIR) and newcomer Leandro Oliveira provide a “Grounded” interlude in October’s SUPERMAN #704, detailing a visit Lois Lane makes to the town where she went to college in anticipation of Superman’s arrival. When she runs into an old boyfriend and sees the nice, normal family he has, Lois is can't help but examine the choices she made and wonder if they were the correct ones. Not only does the issue feature another instant classic John Cassaday cover, but will also sport a variant by artist Gene Ha. You can see the Cassaday image below.
Writer Judd Winick and artist Marco Rudy kick off a new arc on SUPERMAN/BATMAN by jumping back to the days following FINAL CRISIS. In the shadow of the “Return of Bruce Wayne,” Superman remembers the fall of The Dark Knight, as Dick Grayson takes on the mantle of the Bat. But as a threat both alien and mystical erupts in Gotham, does the new World’s Finest team stand a chance? SUPERMAN/BATMAN #76 hits 9/22. [gallery link="file"]
In ACTION COMICS #893, Lex Luthor will be dealing with not just one guest star, but two. First up we have Gorilla Grodd, the menacing giant and the latest villain to cross paths with Lex during his quest for power. The next? None other than veteran artist Sean Chen. Stepping in to give regular artist Pete Woods a breather, Chen brings his versatile hand to the Superman books in a few short weeks, as Lex crosses paths with the maniacal Grodd. We’ve got a few images to show off, below. But be warned – it’s not for the squeamish. ACTION COMICS #893 hits 9/29. [gallery]
This October, writer J. Michael Straczynski (Superman, Wonder Woman, Babylon 5, “Changeling”) and artist Shane Davis (Green Lantern, Superman/Batman) will take readers on a journey both familiar and new – a story of a last son looking for meaning amidst the skyscrapers and teeming crowds of a great metropolis. This is a Superman for the 21st century. With SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, Straczynski and Davis inject the folk tale and legend that is Superman’s origin with a modern, vital and forward-looking energy that makes for a refreshing, epic and challenging super-hero adventure.
We’ve got a nice dose of eye candy for you today, folks, with covers to BRIGHTEST DAY #9 by David Finch and #10 by superstar Ivan Reis, DCU: LEGACIES #5 by the legendary Walt Simonson, GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #2 by newcomer Felipe Massafera, another wonderful Brian Bolland ZATANNA cover (for #5, natch) and an energetic Lee Bermejo SUPERMAN #703 piece. Pretty impressive roster, eh? Well, don’t let me stop you from clicking on the images below… [gallery link="file"]