Green Lantern and Green Arrow have faced many unexpected challenges before, but nothing compares to what they face in DC RETROACTIVE: GREEN LANTERN – THE '70s. Hal Jordan seems to be reliving his past as a strange purple alien crash-lands on Earth with a special message. Meanwhile, Oliver Queen’s past returns to haunt him as those around him are shot by arrows sent by a mysterious archer.
As Paradise Island sinks into the sea, Wonder Woman’s investigation leads her to an alien vessel. Once inside, she is confronted by a strange interdimensional being and is forced to perform three great feats in order to save her sisters, who are trapped in a bubble. The catch? She’ll have to shed her Wonder Woman costume and succeed as simply Diana Prince in order to set them free.
The Harvey Awards, named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, were announced yesterday. Check out DC Comics’ illustrious list of nominees below. BEST COLORIST Jose Villarrubia, CUBA : MY REVOLUTION, Vertigo/DC Comics BEST NEW SERIES AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Scott Snyder, Stephen King and Rafael Albuquerque, Vertigo/DC Comics MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT Scott Snyder, AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Vertigo/DC Comics BEST ORIGINAL GRAPHIC PUBLICATION FOR YOUNGER READERS TINY TITANS, Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani, DC Comics BEST DOMESTIC REPRINT PROJECT
DC RETROACTIVE: GREEN LANTERN – THE ‘70s #1 Artist Mike Grell and writer Dennis O’Neil return to the character of Hal Jordan in a new epic that finds the Earthborn Green Lantern on a spacefaring thrill. ONE-SHOT • On sale JULY 27 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
DC RETROACTIVE: WONDER WOMAN – THE ‘70s #1 Joining legendary scribe Dennis O’Neil is fan-favorite artist J. Bone, tackling the Amazon Princess in her “white costume” phase. With Paradise Island on the verge of destruction, it’ll be up to Wonder Woman to complete three treacherous tasks to save her homeland. ONE-SHOT • On sale JULY 20 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
This past weekend at WonderCon, VP of Sales, Bob Wayne, announced RETRO-ACTIVE. Published throughout July and August 2011, these are exactly the kinds of one-shots people often associate with summer. RETRO-ACTIVE reunites classic writers and artists with classic characters Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and Justice League of America, returning to the interpretations they are best known for. Each of these series will have 3 one-shots that pay homage respectively to the‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s.
I eagerly anticipate the next issues of Green Lantern, Action, Detective and Brightest Day each month as much as the next guy, but I'll take a few paragraphs here to talk about a book that's quietly snuck its way to the top of my read pile each week it's been released.
Comic Book Resources posted a really cool Superman feature today. In the piece, interviewer Jeffrey Renaud picks renowned boxing expert Bert Randolph Sugar’s brain to analyze the matchup between Superman and the great Muhammad Ali. Boxing fanatics won’t need this introduction, but for those of you who don’t follow the sport: Bert Sugar is one of THE premier writers on boxing. He has written almost 80 books of analysis and history of the sport both in and outside of the ring.
This November, DC Comics will re-release two hardcover editions of the famous SUPERMAN VS. MUHAMMAD ALI comic special, which pits two of Earth’s toughest fighters in a battle for the fate of the planet itself. Illustrated by comics legend Neal Adams and co-written with Denny O’Neil, the Superman vs. Muhammad Ali special became an instant classic when it was released in 1978.
Some things you probably know: The Spirit returns in a new ongoing series next month from writer Mark Schultz and artist Moritat. We showed off a page of the first SPIRIT: BLACK AND WHITE co-feature by Dennis O’Neil and Bill Sienkiewicz just last week. Did you also know that Mark Schultz is not only writing the issue, but also contributing a variant cover? It’s possible. But I know it hasn’t been seen yet, so here it is: