Howard Porter’s career began by inking the backgrounds for some of the top artists of the industry such as Dick Girodano, Frank McLaughlin, and Mike DeCarlo. His artwork has graced the pages of DC Comics since his work on THE RAY in 1994 with writer Christopher Priest. Since that time he has worked on acclaimed series such as JLA with Grant Morrison and FLASH with Geoff Johns. Currently Howard is hard at work illustrating JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 for DC’s New 52, working with writers Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis.
THE FLASH: YEAR ONESuperstar writer Joshua Williamson continues his explosive run on The Flash! Go back to the very beginning of Barry Allen's journey in The Flash: Year One! Barry Allen feels helpless in his life in Central City. As a forensic scientist, he's always catching criminals after they've committed their crimes. All that changes one fateful night when Barry is struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals. When he wakes from a coma, he realizes he can run at incredible speeds. Can Barry master these powers and be the hero his city needs...or will the powers burn through him? Collects The Flash #70-75
A VERY DC HALLOWEENYour favorite superheroes are usually busy keeping the universe safe, but when Halloween winds blow through the DCU, these heroes are transformed into nightmares! Batman is driven mad by haunting visions of The Joker! Wonder Woman brawls with an undead sea monster! Superman fights a demonic entity! Swamp Thing battles in the mystical realm of the Green! Harley Quinn urges a man to commit a brutal murder! All of these supernatural adventures-and more-are collected in A VERY DC HALLOWEEN. Collects 18 eerie tales from DC HOUSE OF HORROR #1 and CURSED COMICS CAVALCADE #1.
THE FLASH #75“The Flash Year One” finale! This oversize anniversary issue marks the end of Barry Allen’s journey to become the Flash—but at what cost? The Turtle’s final play will challenge our hero in every way possible, and by the end of the battle, a Flash will be born—and a Flash will die! Also in this issue, witness Lex Luthor’s offer to Captain Cold, whose icy vengeance waits for the Flash just around the corner”¦
THE FLASH #73“The Flash Year One” continues! As our hero picks up the pieces from his disastrous defeat at the hands of the Turtle, the rise of the Rogues in Central City gives the Flash renewed resolve. But Barry is still learning to master his abilities, and while an experienced speedster might know how to outrun a gun, this time he may not be so lucky”¦
JUSTICE LEAGUE #36How powerful is too powerful? Lex Luthor has assembled everything he needs to complete his plan of turning the world toward doom, including reviving the ancient goddess Perpetua and restoring her powers. But can he keep Perpetua from dragging the DC Universe into the abyss alongside the rest of the Multiverse? This is a question that hero and villain alike must ask, as the epic battle between the Justice League and the Legion of Doom across space and time comes crashing together. Everything that happens here sets the stage for the senses-shattering finale of the Justice/Doom War-and the fate of all existence hangs in the balance!
JUSTICE LEAGUE #32“The Justice Doom War” part three! Things are getting dangerous across the time stream. On one side of time, the Justice League team finds heroic purpose; on the other, it’s a future full of chaos and trial. It’s the Totality in action. If they can’t stop Lex’s Legion across all fronts, there may be only one other option: embrace Doom!
THE FLASH #74“The Flash Year One” continues! The Turtle has made his grand entrance, and it’s about to bring down the house! As an untested hero with the mastery of his abilities still in its infancy, Barry Allen will face the toughest challenge of his life to defend Central City from the invading forces of those who seek its destruction. Our hero is faced with the fateful choice to either become a superhero or die trying!
THE FLASH #72“The Flash Year One” continues! Things are not looking pretty for the Flash, who just got his scarlet butt handed to him by the Turtle. If Barry Allen thought being a hero was going to be easy, he’d better think again after this beating-—but will it be enough to detour his destiny?