Here comes the conclusion to 'Codename: Patriot'

Writer James Robinson and artist Renato Guedes bring out the big guns for the finale of "Codename: Patriot" -- namely, a slam-bang throwdown in the sewers of Metropolis. What are the stakes? Who are the players? Everyone, really. Except for a certain Man of Steel. It's his responsibility to stop the shooter from making relations between Earth and New Krypton even worse. Just what General Lane wants. Check out a few pages from the issue below. SUPERMAN #691 hits tomorrow. [gallery link="file" columns="4"]

Get a first look at Kevin Smith's BATMAN: THE WIDENING GYRE #1

Writer and filmmaker Kevin Smith re-teams with his CACOPHONY collaborator Walt Flanagan for BATMAN: THE WIDENING GYRE for an all-new adventure starring the Caped Crusader. The stakes are high as Batman encounters a new vigilante, amidst what Smith describes as a "backdrop of romance, intrigue and geek-bait guest stars galore." And this is only the beginning, folks. And while you count down the minutes until you can head to your store tomorrow, here are a few pages from the first issue. BATMAN: THE WIDENING GYRE #1 hits tomorrow.

A few links of note for Monday

BLNSM Cv1.indd Monday's winding down, and while there are still four more work days looming, let's take a glance at some of the notable bits in the press from the last few days:

Enter the speed force with FLASH: REBIRTH #4

Writer Geoff Johns and artist Ethan Van Sciver continue to race toward the gripping conclusion of FLASH: REBIRTH with the fourth installment in the mini-series that returned Barry Allen to the DCU. Allen left a legacy that thrived after his death. Now his return threatens it all. What secrets does Barry hold inside him about the fate of the Flash Family? What destiny awaits Wally and his twins? What murderous force targets Bart Allen? And what does it truly mean to be a speedster? You won't find all the answers here, but we've got a few.

Guess who returns in JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #30?

The writing team of Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham continue their inaugural arc on JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA with part two of "Bad Seed," pairing them with up-and-comer Jesus Merino. The JSA begins to feel some wear and tear as the team battles a monstrous collection of villains who've mounted an all-out war on the team in an effort to collect a bounty on the head of everyone except Stargirl. What compromises will the group make to chase the enemies? Why have Mr. Terrific's communications stopped? Oh yeah, and Dr. Fate comes back. Check out a few pages below.

Who's that on the cover of SECRET SIX #16?

We've had a lot of fun recently showing off the amazing cover work of SECRET SIX cover artist Daniel Lu Visi, so why stop? You've all seen his take on Bane and Deadshot, so how about his interpretation of Black Alice, one of writer Gail Simone's favorite new characters? ss16 Who's hand is that clawing up from the ground? You can figure it out.


Welcome to the first installment of "This Just Happened," a feature we'll throw out here on the blog semi-regularly. It's pretty self-explanatory. We'll spotlight a key scene or moment in a recent DCU book and with some level of spoiler warning, show some cool art from said book. So, let's get started, shall we?