To paraphrase Slade Wilson on last week’s episode of Arrow, we like swords.
Figures that Rotworld would hit right before Valentine’s Day. It’s the one day of the year where your honey is pretty much guaranteed to be in the mood for some snuggling, and yet there’s a fairly good chance (if the pages of Animal Man and Swamp Thing are to be believed) that he or she may develop a case of the worst acne in history while beginning to overemphasize any s-sounds. Sssssound familiar?
If you’re a DC Comics fan, weeks rarely get bigger than this one.
DC comic book readers are one diverse crew. While they may all share a common passion for our books and for comics in general, beyond that tastes can vary wildly. However, no matter what shade of DC reader you may be, this week surely has something you can sink your teeth into. (Though hopefully not literally. That’s not the sort of “taste” we’re talking about here.)
When it comes to storytelling, you couldn’t ask for a bigger canvas than the far reaches of outer space. And when it comes to stories set beyond the stars, there may be no better medium than comic books. After all, comics can tell a fully visual story limited only by the creative team’s imagination. There’s nowhere they can’t take you. Which means, you can expect a lot from Threshold, the exciting new sci-fi series joining the ranks of DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 this week.
We’d never want to discourage people from visiting any of our fair cities, but if you were planning on paying a visit to Gotham this week, you may want to think about rescheduling. After all, the Joker’s been running rampant across town for the past few months in “Death of the Family,” and this week the Penguin gets involved in DETECTIVE COMICS #16. And things are looking even worse in the pages of SWAMP THING #16, where the Rot has completely overrun Gotham and really brought out the “dark” in the Dark Knight.
With group solicits hitting the web over the past few days, it’s understandable why fans have started looking ahead to March. But let’s not forget that there’s plenty of great action taking place in your favorite DC comics right now. This very week. And you can get a jump start on it today by checking out some of our new comic previews below.
All month long, comic book fans will be coming together to celebrate the season of giving, togetherness, joy and…rot?
This week marks the release of BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE #4, making Silk Spectre the first Before Watchmen title to reach its grand conclusion. Like all getaways, this road trip to 60s-era San Francisco seems to have flown by. However, before we all say goodbye to Sally Jupiter and the “Summer of Love,” we have one more beautiful (if a little tear-stained) issue to look forward to. And we do mean beautiful. Take a look at Wired’s preview of it below, if you have any doubt.
For comic book fans, Wednesday is usually the best day of the week. But we have to say, this week Thursday is giving it a run for its money. Wednesday brings with it new issues of Justice League, Wonder Woman, Nightwing, Green Lantern: New Guardians and Catwoman. But Thursday kicks off a long weekend with family, friends and turkey. Of course, this Friday is when all of the shops offer their great Black Friday deals, and seeing as how we still have a lot of holiday shopping to do, we’re looking forward to those as well.