Some have said that three is the magic number. If that’s the case, November should be a fascinating month. Here at THE SOURCE, we’ll spotlighting key third issues from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 with an ongoing series of posts titled “3 Things You Didn’t Know About DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.” Expect the unexpected–in threes.
With ACTION COMICS #9, two acclaimed guest artists will explore an alternate Earth and the story of its Kryptonian protector. Multiple Eisner Award-winning artist Gene Ha will be a guest artist for the primary plot, penned by regular series writer Grant Morrison. And fresh from his recent work on THE SHADE miniseries, artist Cully Hamner will illustrate the issue’s back-up story, written by Sholly Fisch.
It’s the final issue of BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD and love is in the air in Gotham City. When Bat-Mite develops a major crush on Batgirl, he turns to comic books for ways to pursue what his heart desires. But when his efforts make super-villains start popping up all over town, it’ll be up to Batman to swoop in to save the day.
When Batman wakes up in an empty room that he has no recollection of going to, he’ll need to turn to Mister Miracle for help. But just when the two of them think they’ve escaped, they’ll have to make their way through an intricate obstacle course filled with danger at every turn. Can Batman and Mister Miracle make it out of this maze in time to stop the evil force that put them in there in the first place?
Last week, we showed you an exclusive preview of BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #14. In this special holiday issue, a rabbi explains the story of Chanukah to Batman and Ragman. To celebrate Chanukah kicking off at sundown today, enjoy another sneak peek at the issue below as we show how the rabbi’s retelling of the story is depicted in the issue.
It’s a special holiday issue of BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD starring Ragman! With Chanukah around the corner, the season should be full of celebration and cheer. But yet, there are parts of Gotham City that are struggling harder than ever before.
One of the most prominent and popular African-American super heroes, STEEL will be making his debut into the world of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 on December 7. Equal parts Superman and folk legend John Henry (to whom the name of his alter ego, John Henry Irons, is an homage), Steel will appear in ACTION COMICS #4 – written by critically acclaimed, bestselling author Grant Morrison and illustrated by Rags Morales.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. In BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #13, Batman’s life is hanging on by a thread. In order to help save him, The Phantom Stranger summons all of the people who have worn the Robin mask in the past, present and in the future. Together, these Robins must restore their mentor back to full health before it is too late.
When Batman and Hawkman outsmart the shape-shifting criminal Byth, they think their battle has already been won. But when the duo travels through space to lock Byth up on the planet Thanagar, their spaceship falls under attack by Byth’s associates. Can Batman and Hawkman prevent the war raging outside of their ship while simultaneously preventing the war inside with Byth?
We'll close out today's posts with a question for SOURCE romantics: who's your favorite couple in the DCU? While you ponder that very question, check out a few pages from THE ALL-NEW BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND BOLD #4, featuring some all ages appropriate romance--and the wedding of Wonder Woman and Batman. This issue is set on Valentine's Day, so it's a fitting way to close our day. It's not a hoax, it's not a dream and, yes, it's on sale now.