In recognition of Father’s Day this weekend, THE SOURCE has reached out to a number of our books’ creators to talk about what this day means to them. How have their parents or being a parent impacted how they read comics? jimmy-palmiotti1 Up first is Jimmy Palmiotti, the co-writer of JONAH HEX and the writer of POWER GIRL and UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS.


GREEN LANTERN is everywhere this week. As the highly anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures' film based on the DC Comics super hero hits theaters tomorrow, even the folks at MAD Magazine have joined in the excitement. Alfred E. Neuman poses as the GREEN LANTERN on the cover of the August issue of MAD Magazine (on stands 6/28). Here's what MAD editor John Ficarra has to say about it: "You've read the comic books, you'll see the movie, now buy the magazine. Actually, if you just do the last, that's ok with us!

Boodikka the Alpha Lantern from Bellatrix

boodikka1BOODIKKA REAL NAME: Boodikka OCCUPATION: Green Lantern, Warrior, Mercenary BASE OF OPERATIONS: Sector 1414 HOMEWORLD: Bellatrix HEIGHT: 5' 8" WEIGHT: 125 lbs. EYES: Green HAIR: Black FIRST APPEARANCE: Green Lantern, Vol. 3, #20 (December, 1991) AKA: Green Lantern, Alpha Lantern

Batgirl Flies Across the Pond

Upon being dispatched to London on a top-secret Batman Incorporated assignment, Stephanie Brown arrives only to learn that the actual Greenwich Mean has been stolen. As all of London literally grinds to a halt, it’s up to Batgirl and Squire to save the United Kingdom. Joining writer Bryan Q. Miller on this storyline is artist Pere Perez. With a cover by Dustin Nguyen, BATGIRL #22 acts as a prelude to BATMAN INCORPORATED #9 and flies into stores today.

Two-Face’s New Ally

After being left for dead, Two-Face finds allegiance in one of the most notorious members of Batman’s gallery of Rogues. And not only is he still looking for his coin but his quest for revenge just got significantly more personal. Can the Dark Knight stop the treacherous duo before they unleash complete havoc onto the streets of Gotham? BATMAN #711 is written by Tony S. Daniel, features art by Steve Scott and Ryan Winn, and hits stores today. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]

Get to know Lin Canar and Bzzd

lin_canar1LIN CANAR REAL NAME: Lin Canar OCCUPATION: Green Lantern, Oceanographer BASE OF OPERATIONS: Sector 1582 HOMEWORLD: Fluvian HEIGHT: 8' 9" WEIGHT: 100 lbs. EYES: Green HAIR: None FIRST APPEARANCE: Green Lantern Corps Quarterly, #3 (Winter, 1992) AKA: Green Lantern

FLASHPOINT TUESDAY: The Sadness of Grodd

You rule an entire continent. You are feared. You are infamous. You are Grodd. You have everything you've ever wanted. And you are miserable. Why? Writer Sean Ryan, penciller Ig Guara and inker Ruy Jose answer this question by bringing us a twisted character study of a great, if restless, criminal mind in the FLASHPOINT: GRODD OF WAR one-shot, on sale tomorrow. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]


Two ancient and fabled civilizations: the Amazons and the Atlanteans. Two restless souls: the Atlantean King Arthur and Princess Diana of the Island of Themyscira. FLASHPOINT: WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES by writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, penciler Scott Clark and inker Dave Beaty tells the story of the arranged marriage of Arthur and Diana. It's a tragic tale of betrayal and violence. Issue one is on sale tomorrow. Hey now, who doesn't love a royal wedding? [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]


Ragdoll? King Shark? Dr. Fate? All three cult favorite characters have joined the Circus, along with the Flying Graysons? Yes, it's issue one of FLASHPOINT: DEADMAN AND THE FLYING GRAYSONS by writer J. T. Krul and artist Mikel Janin. The bold, circus poster cover by Cliff Chang and Jared Fletcher promises thrills and excitement and issue one, on sale tomorrow, delivers. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]

Who are Hannu and Princess Iolande?

hanuu_kirkhamHANNU REAL NAME: Hannu OCCUPATION: Green Lantern BASE OF OPERATIONS: Sector 2 HOMEWORLD: Ovacron 6 HEIGHT: 10' 0" WEIGHT: 720 lbs. EYES: White HAIR: None FIRST APPEARANCE: Green Lantern Vol. 3, #49 (February, 1994) AKA: Green Lantern BACKGROUND from the comic books: