A few variants for Thursday

We’ve got a ton of cool images for you to set as your desktops this week, folks, so let’s get right to it. We’ve got two covers for THE FLASH #8, one from Scott Kolins and another from Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, a looming Darkseid by Frank Quitely for DCU LEGACIES #8, Mark Bagley’s JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #52 cover, Dustin Nguyen and Kevin Maguire’s respective takes on JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #16, Nicola Scott’s cover for TEEN TITANS #90 and WONDER WOMAN series artist Don Kramer’s stunning #605 piece. Enjoy! [gallery link="file"]

The Teen Titans and Damian make for a combustible situation

What happens when you bring an unstable youth into the ranks of a team already on shaky ground? Fireworks, folks. Writer J.T. Krul and artist Nicola Scott have given us all a front seat, too, as TEEN TITANS #89 gives readers a dose of what happens when Damian becomes the latest Robin to sign up for the Teen Titans. But will he be more hindrance than help when a mega-powered teen sets his sites on Silicon Valley? We’re not telling. But click on the pages below for a hint or three. Oh, and did we mention a new character showing up? Yeah. Keep your eyes peeled for that, too.

SHOP TALK: J.T. Krul on writing team books vs. solo series

Whenever I tell anyone that I am a comic book writer, I always get the same response: "That's amazing. How do you do it? How do you draw all those pictures?" That's how I know I'm talking to someone who probably hasn't ever picked up a comic book. You can spot the writers just as easily because they'll quickly go from plot points to the craft of writing comics. One that's come up quite a bit is: How do I approach writing a solo book like Green Arrow, as opposed to a team book like Teen Titans?

A few variant covers for Tuesday

It’s a Bat-heavy week in variant land, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. First up, we have Guillem March’s cover to BATMAN AND ROBIN #17, along with Gene Ha’s variant for the same issue. We’ve also got Andy Clarke’s cover to the first issue of David Finch’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT (regular and black and white). Need more? How about Amy Reeder’s BATWOMAN #0 cover, Alex Garner’s GREEN ARROW #6, Dustin Nguyen’s jam-packed JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #14 and Kevin Maguire’s morbid variant for the same issue?

Experience Halloween in the DCU

I’m not big on holidays myself, or so my colleagues tell me, but it’s hard to ignore the fun that is Halloween. You get to dress up, eat candy and wander your ‘hood. Plus, you get an annual dose of Halloween merriment in the form of the DCU HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, which brings together creators new and seasoned to tell tales that frighten, amuse and excite.

A Public Service Announcement From DC Nation

I interrupt my usual DC Nation-ness to bring you, the DC Comics reader, a very important announcement: The comics shipping this month are freaking awesome! I know you're thinking "But Ian, the comics are awesome every month!" and you're totally right - they are - but this month features so many special items I wanted to make sure that you were perfectly clear on the degree of amazing we've got going on. Throughout October we are bringing you specials, new projects, new formats, new beginnings, and much more.

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