Next week, the DC offices will be closed for the holidays. However, that’s not stopping the final batch of fourth issues of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 from landing in comic book stores on Wednesday. Previews of the various issues have been running for the past few days across the Internet and we’ve compiled them all here on THE SOURCE for your convenience.
In November 2012, DC Comics will release ABSOLUTE BATMAN & ROBIN: BATMAN REBORN – collecting the landmark story of an all-new Dynamic Duo, written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Frank Quitely, Philip Tan, David Finch, Cameron Stewart, Andy Clarke and Frazier Irving.
DC Comics - The New 52 and acclaimed writer Duane Swierczynski introduced a bold new take on the BIRDS OF PREY team dynamic – and in the fourth issue, a shocking revelation is going to upset the status quo all over again. Featuring a special guest appearance by Batgirl, the explosive issue's going to rewrite the rules - so don't get too comfortable, because anything can happen.
The Labor Day weekend didn’t slow down the publicity wave for DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, including high profile exclusive previews:
USA TODAY has the exclusive first look at DETECTIVE COMICS #1 and an interview with writer/artist Tony S. Daniel who told the paper that “fresh, brand-new villains are the ones who will give Batman challenges he's never faced before.”
With Etrigan the Demon fooled into thinking that Lady Blaze is his ally, he’ll stop at nothing to bring The Dark Knight down. Can Batman convince Etrigan that he has loyalties confused? And what about Dawn Golden? When she revealed her dark past, Batman knew it would be no easy feat to keep her protected. But when her father returns from the dead to use his daughter as the key in his plans for truly raising from the grave, Batman will need to recruit Etrigan to save Dawn before it’s too late.
When Batman found Dawn, he thought he was finally bringing her to safety. But when she reveals the origins of a hell-bent vendetta against her soul, Batman quickly learns that no matter where she is, Dawn will always need protection. Meanwhile, Gotham’s mayor mandates that Jim Gordon go on leave and gives his position to the scheming Lieutenant Forbes. And deep in the underbelly of the city, Etrigan the Demon’s loyalties are tested to the max, resulting in him unleashing a war against The Dark Knight.
Throughout the course of San Diego Comic-Con, be sure to stop by the DC Entertainment booth to see some of your favorite artists doing drawing demonstrations on stage. Artists Jim Lee, Francis Manapul, Cully Hamner, David Finch, Mark Buckingham, Rafael Albuquerque, Chris Burnham, Nicola Scott, Bernard Chang, Jill Thompson, Art Baltazar and Franco will be inviting fans into their artistic processes as they show them how they draw all the art you see in comic books every Wednesday.
THURSDAY, JULY 21ST
Can Sinestro, Green Lantern of Sector 2814, free his homeworld from The Sinestro Corps? Do Guy Gardner and John Stewart have what it takes to lead the Green Lantern Corps into battle with a mysterious force that’s destroying multiple space sectors? Why is Kyle Rayner being chosen by the rings of previous bearers who were all brutally slaughtered? And what does Atrocitus have to do with a child suffering on a war-torn world? Find out when the second issues of the Green Lantern group books in DC Comics’ The New 52 are released this October.