Every now and then we get the chance to give you a quick peek at what’s coming from DC beyond the next few months. This time, we have a chance to peel back the curtain for a bit to show you some of the more notable collections that’ll be hitting stores next Spring — including an interplanetary war and the return of a much-loved hero. DC Universe highlights for spring 2011 include: SUPERMAN: WAR OF THE SUPERMEN HC Writers: Sterling Gates and James Robinson Artists: Eddy Barrows, Aaron Lopresti, Jamal Igle, Eduardo Pansica, CAFU, Bernard Chang and others In stores: January
This is it. The Battle for New Krypton, from the powerful writing team of James Robinson and Sterling Gates and artist Jamal Igle. General Zod has been waiting for another chance to watch Earth go boom for some time now, and with 100,000 supermen at his disposal, it looks like the odds are in his favor. Well, not if General Lane has any say. SUPERMAN: WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #1 hits 5/5. [gallery link="file"]
Got plans this weekend? No? Well, now you do. In case you didn't know, tomorrow is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, where comic book shops across the country open up their doors and give away a number of FREE COMICS to fans new and old from participating publishers. Yes, you read that right. Free. Comics. All day. Want to see what's going to be on display? Visit the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY site for info on participating stores and locations.
The WAR OF THE SUPERMEN is almost here, but before the battle begins, the LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON has to happen. When? Today, of course. Courtesy of writers James Robinson and Sterling Gates and artist Pete Woods. As if you needed any more enticement to add the issue to your pull list, we’ve got a look at the very talented Ryan Sook’s work on the issue’s cover, including his sketch, pencils, inks and color. Enjoy! [gallery link="file"]
Before Captain Atom can move into the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST, he has some business to take care of. Specifically, in his co-feature, which has been running in the pages of ACTION COMICS in recent months, courtesy of writer James Robinson and artist CAFU. The story concludes in ACTION COMICS #889, and we — with some help from ACTION COMICS assistant editor Wil Moss — got a chance to check in with the creators about their story. Take it away, James:
The final battle lines between New Krypton and Earth are being drawn, and writers James Robinson and Sterling Gates team with artist Pete Woods for an epic throwdown that leads directly to WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #0 on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. Superman and Zod must work together if they're to have a chance of stopping the world-crushing monstrosity that is Brainiac. But a victory for New Krypton could mean a devastating loss for the Legion of Super-Heroes. Also, don't miss SUPERMAN #699, the penultimate chapter of the LAST STAND saga.
Still recovering from that Cassaday image? Understandable. So are we. But we've got two more images that'll help get you to Tuesday with a smile on your face. Specifically, Andy Clarke's variant to BATMAN AND ROBIN #12 and Aaron Lopresti's WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #1 cover. [gallery link="file"]
What's up DC Nation? This week we're on our way to the first ever C2E2 show in Chicago and our levels of anticipation are running very high. Not only is this a new show but we have a certifiably awesome list of talent making an appearance as well. Take a look: Franco Aureliani, Mark Bagley, Art Baltazar, Ivan Brandon, Cliff Chiang, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, David Finch, Patrick Gleason, Geoff Johns, Andy Kubert, Paul Levitz, Doug Mahnke, Mike Norton, Jimmy Palmiotti, James Robinson, Stephane Roux, Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone, Peter Tomasi, Bill Willingham and many more!
The BRIGHTEST DAY is almost here, and to keep you sated with cool, fresh art, we've got two covers that'll be hitting stores later this month. First up is the variant cover to JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44, from painter David Mack: And next is a first look at GREEN LANTERN CORPS #47's regular cover, from artist Patrick Gleason:
The Eisner Awards, considered by many to be "The Oscars" of comic book industry awards, unveiled their nominees for the 2010 ceremony today, honoring a number of key DCU titles and creators. The winners will be named at the San Diego Comic-Con International, the largest and oldest comic convention in the United States. Let's check out the DCU nominees, shall we? SINGLE ISSUE: