When the Justice League of America decided to make their new headquarters in the battered city of Detroit, they had hoped to help rebuild a sense of community. Unfortunately, their arrival only attracted darkness and evil. After Felix Faust covers the city in darkness and despair, the Justice League succumbs to their insecurities and feelings of hopelessness. The team – made up of Vixen, Vibe, Gypsy, Steel, The Martian Manhunter, The Elongated Man, and Aquaman – has one last chance to overcome their “second rate” status and save Detroit.
DC RETROACTIVE: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA – THE ‘80s #1 Along with writer Gerry Conway, artist Ron Randall revisits JLA Detroit, a chapter in the team’s history that may have been one their most controversial line-ups ever. ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 10 • 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.
Do you have any idea what it’s like attempting to distinguish a new costumed hero comic in a field overrun with costumed hero comics? It keeps putting me in the mind of those painful auditions they used to hold in the pages of “Legion of Super Heroes.” Remember? “Sorry, making plants grow incredibly fast really isn’t much of a useful super power.” “You’ll see how useful it is when you forget Saturn Girl’s birthday and you need a dozen long-stemmed American Beauty roses in a hurry.” “She’ll know where I got them. Rejected.”
It’s a preview Monday! As we make any and all last-minute preparations for San Diego, we’ve got a nice collection of previews for you today. Next up is LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN #3, from writer Gerry Conway and artist Chris Batista. And you don’t need to take it from me – scroll down and see for yourself – but it’s clear Batista is knocking it out of the park with this mini, spotlighting a possible future for Buddy Baker, aka Animal Man.
It's Friday. You're probably thinking about the weekend and hopefully enjoying some nice weather (it's surprisingly nice here at 1700 Broadway in the NYC). We have more good news for you: A preview of THE LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN #1, by writer Gerry Conway and artist Chris Batista, featuring an amazing cover by the legendary Brian Bolland. You may recall his work on ANIMAL MAN. If not, shame on you.