Things are about to heat up on Wednesday, and we’re NOT talking about the temperature. Guest artist Becky Cloonan ignites the pages of BATMAN #12 with her one-of-a-kind style. Tension boils over between Barbara Gordon and Kate Kane in BATGIRL #12. Frankenstein faces the fires of hell as he unearths the secret of Satan’s Ring in FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #12. And that’s to say nothing about the hot water Ozymandias finds himself in on the sizzling cover of BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #2.
Comic-Con may now be behind us, but that doesn’t mean there’s any reason for the excitement to die down. Not with such an amazing slate of titles hitting the stands this week. Batwoman wraps up her second grand storyline (something that’s almost as exciting as artist and co-writer J.H. Williams III’s recent Sandman news).
All year long, Batman fans the world over have been discussing and speculating about Scott Snyder’s groundbreaking “The Court of Owls” storyline. Last month, we found out who’s behind the Court. This month—this Wednesday, to be precise—we’ll find out the results of Batman’s explosive showdown with the man behind the curtain. Will either survive? And what role will the Court play in Gotham after the issue ends? You’ll have to read this week’s BATMAN #11 to find out, however, one thing’s for certain—the discussion and speculation isn’t likely to end any time soon!
Tomorrow, those of us who live in the United States will be celebrating our nation’s independence and eating our fill of hot dogs, burgers and ice cream (though hopefully not all at once). However, before the festivities begin, you’re going to want to pay a visit to your local comic shop and pick up this week’s new comics.
Every DC fan has a favorite DC super hero, and there’s a very good chance that he or she will be showing up in comic shops this Wednesday. Are you a Batman fan? You’re in luck. Tomorrow’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #10 marks the debut of new series writer Gregg Hurwitz, who promises a dark and psychological spin on the Dark Knight and the Scarecrow. Do you prefer the Man of Steel? Look for SUPERMAN #10, which continues Superman’s fight with Anguish.
Father’s Day may have been Sunday, but this week, Batman, Incorporated is all about Damian Wayne’s mother. Talia al Ghul has been one of the most intriguing characters in Batman’s rich stable since her introduction. However, as filtered through the remarkable mind of Grant Morrison, she’s taken on new layers of depth. Does she love Bruce Wayne? Despise him? And where does this leave their son? Look for hints in this week’s new issue, and perhaps in USA Today’s exclusive preview.
People are still talking about the rich, nuanced and compelling storytelling that Darwyn Cooke shared with the world last week in BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN, which means there’s much to look forward to this Wednesday. Cooke’s second Before Watchmen series, BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE, hits the streets, and this time he’s brought along a friend to draw and co-write: Amanda Conner! We can’t wait to see the results. Absolutely, can not wait! And fortunately, we don’t have to.
We’re about as good at predicting the future as we are at running the New York Marathon (current record: 12 hours and 46 minutes!), but we feel pretty safe in saying that starting tomorrow, lots of people will be watching the Watchmen. That’s because with the publication of BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #1, tomorrow marks the official start of Before Watchmen. Want a sneak peek? Well, we’re happy to provide one, along with an interview with writer, artist and comic book king, Darwyn Cooke.
We hope everyone’s had a good holiday weekend because it’s time to get down to some serious comic book reading. This week sees the release of four highly anticipated new comics from DC, including the last of our DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 “Second Wave,” THE RAVAGERS #1. Written by Howard Mackie, with art by Ian Churchill, The Ravagers spins directly out of “The Culling,” the massive crossover event that wrapped up in last week’s TEEN TITANS #9.
We’ve been looking ahead to Wednesday here on DCComics.com, and it’s hard to agree on what we’re looking forward to the most. Jeff Lemire comes aboard JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK as our new writer and introduces a fresh cast. Grant Morrison returns to the world of Batman in the highly anticipated BATMAN, INCORPORATED #1. “The Culling” concludes in the can’t-miss TEEN TITANS #9. “Night of the Owls” explodes into the past (and present) in the pages of ALL-STAR WESTERN and BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT. Barry Allen mixes it up with some evil sentient gorillas in THE FLASH. All exciting, great stuff.