The Road to Metal: Barbatos Begins

Chances are, if you've been poking around the DC Universe lately you've probably stumbled across the name Barbatos. He's been a pretty big-ticket item lately (you know, in like...a horrifying sort of way), with a nice big boost in prominence thanks to the epic events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL. But the truth is he's actually far from a newcomer to the DCU.

New Age of DC Heroes: What to Expect from The Unexpected

The New Age of DC Heroes is marching forward with the latest addition to the lineup, THE UNEXPECTED by Ryan Sook and Steve Orlando, telling the story of a group of unlikely heroes who, because of the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, are called to action across the Multiverse.

Featuring Neon the Unknown, Ascendant, Viking Judge and Firebrand, The Unexpected is primed to be your onramp to all the crazy, weird, wonderful corners of the DC Universe. But don't take my word for it. Let Sook and Orlando speak for themselves.

The Multiversity: Origins

All week long we’ve been celebrating The Multiversity, Grant Morrison’s new series set within the DC Multiverse. While it’s possible to enjoy the comic without being familiar with the Multiverse, it can’t hurt to at least know where the idea comes from, and some of the pre-existing comics that have close ties to The Multiversity.

However, before we even get into where the Multiverse comes from, we suppose we should first explain what it is for anyone out there who may be new to the concept.

FLASHPOINT FRIDAY: “I’m A Changing Man”

flashpoint-logo_whiteFLASHPOINT: SECRET SEVEN #1 comes to us from a distinguished creative team indeed. Peter Milligan is the writer of many acclaimed titles, notably SHADE THE CHANGING MAN, the cult classic published by Vertigo in the ‘90s.

Find out how Bruce Wayne returned, courtesy of Morrison, Garbett

Bruce Wayne is back – but how did the world’s greatest detective overcome Darkseid’s Omega Effect and return to his proper place in time and in Gotham? Writer Grant Morrison – in tandem with versatile artist Lee Garbett – presents a turning point in his ongoing and intricate Batman saga with BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #6, which, like BATMAN AND ROBIN #16, sets the stage for this month’s epic Batman launches and new direction. Check out a few pages from the issue below, which hits this Wednesday. [gallery link="file"]

Dick Grayson’s first challenge as Batman – is Superman?

Writer Judd Winick and artist Marco Rudy kick off a new arc on SUPERMAN/BATMAN by jumping back to the days following FINAL CRISIS. In the shadow of the “Return of Bruce Wayne,” Superman remembers the fall of The Dark Knight, as Dick Grayson takes on the mantle of the Bat. But as a threat both alien and mystical erupts in Gotham, does the new World’s Finest team stand a chance? SUPERMAN/BATMAN #76 hits 9/22. [gallery link="file"]

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