Thursday, February 19, 2009

DC Preview Review for April

Jim: This looks to be an interesting month for DC as we are getting some excellent offerings in both the floppy books and the hard covers. It makes me happier, but poorer.
Lee: It seems to be an ok month for DC. I’m not sure anything excited me. I know I think the return of Barry Allen is a complete travesty though. Hopefully, it’ll be the same as how Mark Waid handled it and be revealed as a hoax by a super villain.
Gwen:I may have to agree with Lee on the Barry Allen thing - I swear I'll be 60 and still reading about the same people under the mask as when I was 10.

BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL – MAN-BAT #1 Written by Joe HarrisArt by Jim CalafioreCover by LadrönnSpinning out of the events in BATTLE FOR THE COWL, Gotham City is in chaos and the villains of Arkham Asylum are running amok. One such villain is the evil Doctor Phosphorus who seeks out another scientist in this one-shot to help him grow even more powerful. But when that scientist is Kirk Langstrom, a.k.a. Man-Bat, Doctor Phosphorus – and all of Gotham – will get much more than they bargained for!On sale April 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL – ARKHAM ASYLUM #1 Written by David Hine Art by Jeremy Haun Cover by LadrönnGotham City has become a place of nightmares and madness. At its poisoned heart lies Arkham Asylum. For decades the lunacy has been kept under control by Batman and contained within the walls of Arkham. But with Batman gone, what happens once the walls come tumbling down? In this one-shot, will the Asylum’s administrator Dr. Jeremiah Arkham fall prey to the madness that has plagued so many of his inmates? Or will he seize this opportunity to usher in a new era for Gotham’s most haunted institution?On sale April 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL – THE UNDERGROUND #1 Written by Chris Yost Art by Pablo Raimondi Cover by Ladrönn With Batman gone, the villains have descended on Gotham! A who's who of Bat-villains star in this one-shot including Catwoman, the Riddler, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, The Penguin and Ra's Al Ghul. What kind of havoc will these villains wreak on a city that's already on the verge of implosion? Who will oppose them? And could they all work together to take down Gotham City – or will they just destroy each other? Find out when THE UNDERGROUND risesOn sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Jim: See I start off on a good note and then have to ask how badly are they going to milk this “Battle for the Cowl”. It is only a three month event, but every month they are adding on a few one shots.
Lee: Can you blame DC for doing this? Marvel has great success with this formula. DC is just following the market leader.
Gwen: Jim, you can never have enough spin offs! Give us MORE!

AZRAEL: DEATH’S DARK KNIGHT #2 Written by Fabian NiciezaCover by Guillem March
The Suit of Sorrows worn by Azrael grants the power of wrathful vengeance. It magnifies the wearer's sins of imperfection. It is a death sentence waiting to be exacted. So then why do so many people want it? And why does Azrael, the new soldier for the Order of Purity, refuse to give it up even when he knows it will eventually kill him? With Gotham City torn apart by BATTLE FOR THE COWL, the new Azrael seeks to fill the void left by Batman's absence and redeem his tainted legacy, but the League of Assassins wants the suit for Talia and her own heir to The Dark Knight's mantle. And through it all, someone watches, waiting to snatch the prize from the winner...On sale April 22 • 2 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ORACLE #2 Written by Kevin VanHook Cover by Guillem March
The Calculator will go to any lengths to save the life of his daughter Wendy – even if it means using remnants of the Anti-Life Equation to do so! But when Oracle intervenes, she soon finds out that the Calculator has been killing Internet hackers from across the globe to get his hands on the Equation, and the final name on his list is hers!On sale April 15 • 2 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Lee: WOW! It’s not often that one artist battles himself for the coveted “Embarrassed to be a Fanboy” cover award. And this is a really hard decision too. We have the no support side shot on Azrael vs the top down OMG cleavage shot. Decisions decisions decsions.
Jim: I vote the cleavage shot.
Gwen: It's not that bad... except how it's like the artist was sneaking a peak at a woman in a wheelchair...

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #2 Written by James Robinson & Greg RuckaCover by Gary Frank
Superman thought that joining his people on New Krypton would allow him to ease some of the tension between Earth and his people, but lately nothing’s been easy for the Man of Steel! Alura still shows no signs of becoming the kind of leader Superman wants her to be. The people of New Krypton still don’t understand the responsibilities that come with their new abilities. And as for Zod? Superman doesn’t even know where to start with Zod. All The Man of Steel knows is that he can’t be trusted. And Zod is about to prove Superman right.On sale April 8 • 2 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Lee: Then again to balance the Fanboy cover we have the overly religious cover. Come Mr. Frank. You can do better than comparing Superman to Jesus can’t you?
Jim: Still a good cover.
Gwen: Superman is compared to Jesus all the time, they really can't help themselves the associations are too prevalent.
Jim: Which is odd as two Jewish kids created him.

THE FLASH: REBIRTH #1 Written by Geoff Johns Art and covers by Ethan Van Sciver Through the decades, many heroes have taken the mantle of The Flash, but they all ride the lightning that crackles in the wake of the greatest hero the DC Universe has ever known, the man who sacrificed himself to save the Multiverse: Barry Allen!Following the events of FINAL CRISIS, Barry has beaten death and returned to a fast-paced world that a man out of time wouldn’t recognize. Or is it a world that is only just now catching up? All the running he’s done before was just a warmup for the high-speed race that he and every other Flash must now run, because even though one speedster might have beaten death, another has just turned up dead! From Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver, the visionaries responsible for the blockbuster GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH and THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR, comes the start of an explosive and jaw-dropping epic that will reintroduce to the modern age the hero who single-handedly birthed the Silver Age of comics! DC history will be made, and the Flash legacy will be redefined!On sale April 1 • 1 of 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Jim: Well this is a book I’m looking forward to and dreading all at the same time. On one hand I don’t know if we need Barry Allen back, on the other hand a silver age hero in the modern DCU could have a lot to say about our times. Still with Johns as the writer and Van Sciver on art, it should be a good book.
Lee: JUST SAY NO! I’m sorry but we don’t need to bring Barry back. There’s no reason!!!! It completely undermines the whole point of his sacrifice. This is awful, and utter crap.
Gwen: I'm in Lee's camp on this one - it could have been an Elseworlds story to a similar effect and I would have enjoyed it then.

DEAD ROMEO #1 Written by Jesse Blaze SnidervArt and cover by Ryan BenjaminJonathan Romero, aka “Dead Romeo,” was the lead singer of the ‘80s rock band “The Dead Romeos.” But that was before a mysterious set of circumstances turned him into a vampire and sent him straight to Hell. Now he's back on Earth and he has a difficult choice to make: Kill his true love and earn his permanent release from eternal damnation – or protect her and burn for eternity. Either way, someone is going to die!It’s vampires, romance, rock and dismemberment like you’ve never seen before! New writer Jesse Blaze Snider joins artist Ryan Benjamin for a bloodsucking good time in this all-new 6-issue miniseries.On sale April 1 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Jim: It says it is on sale on April 1, so maybe this is a joke from DC. I’m going to check it out, but why is this project green lighted and why is it in the DCU?
Lee: Simon Dark was set in the DCU. Isn’t this more of the same? And, once again, this just proves the link between music and comics.
Gwen: Ok, I have to say, this looks awesome and hilarious. Count me in.

TEEN TITANS ANNUAL 2009 #1 Written by Sean McKeever Art by Fernando Dagnino & Raul Fernandez Cover by Andrew RobinsonPrelude to the “Deathtrap” crossover between the pages of TEEN TITANS, TITANS and VIGILANTE! Titans Tower has mysteriously come to life to attack the Teen Titans! But The Titans have one secret weapon their unknown assailant doesn’t know about. Will they be able to use this weapon in time to save themselves? Find out as the story continues in TITANS #12! And be sure to check out the awesome interlocking covers by Andrew Robinson spanning the entire “Deathtrap” story that create one massive image!On sale April 1 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

Jim: “Groan” another “event”. Blechh. I buy all the series attached anyway, but still blechh.
Lee: Who cares about the cross over… how about worst anatomy for legs ever? Andrew Robinson has been illustrating comic books for a very long time. His art shouldn’t be this bad. Seriously, all the characters have scarecrow legs! There’s bulimic actresses in Hollywood that have bigger legs than that.
Gwen: I am pretty burnt out on the Titans at this point and I'm really not sure what can be done to make me like them again.

THE WARLORD #1 Written by Mike Grell Art by Joe Prado & Walden Wong Cover by Mike Grell At the Roof of the World in Tibet, a team of paleontologists and adventurers has made the find of the century: perfectly preserved dinosaur specimens that appear to have died mere days before! Their expedition takes a deadly turn when they uncover an impossible portal to another world – an unbelievable country at the hollow center of the Earth, the mythical land of Skartaris! But they’re not the first surface-worlders to find themselves stranded in Skartaris, and their arrival in his peaceful home triggers an unforgettable new adventure for the hero who has taken the land as his own: Travis Morgan, the Warlord! This new ongoing series marks the return of creator Mike Grell to the fantasy saga that made him famous! Reunite with Tara, Shakira, Tinder and the rest of the cast in a story that continues the adventures of the Warlord but opens up a new era where any reader can jump aboard. Along with Grell’s scripts – and lushly painted covers – comes the art of rising star Joe Prado (ACTION COMICS, SINESTRO CORPS SECRET FILES)! DC’s finest fantasy franchise is reborn! On sale April 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Jim: I’m glad DC forgot the travesty of the Bruce Jones / Bart Sears stab at Warlord, this could be very cool and I think Mike writing, but off the art should work very well.
Lee: Lately, I’ve grown tired of the universe spanning events that have overwhelmed both Marvel and DC. A new version of a classic series is a welcome sight. I’m looking forward to this.
Gwen: This looks mildly interesting but I never read any of the original content.

JLA DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 HC Written by Grant MorrisonArt by Howard Porter, Gary Frank, Greg Land, Val Semeiks and othersCover by Howard Porter & John Dell Collecting stories from JLA #10-17, PROMETHEUS #1 and JLA/WILDCATS in Deluxe format, this volume features the Justice League facing off against Lex Luthor's newly assembled Injustice Gang while the fate of the Earth itself hangs in the balance.Advance-solicited; on sale June 24 • 320 pg, FC, $29.99 US

Jim: This is a great format and a great price point for the page count. I’m looking forward to Volume 2.
Lee: This is a pass for me. I read Vol 1 and was totally unimpressed. The ideas were good but the execution was just painful in points. There are some really bad characterizations and so much occurs off panel that I could never get into the story. I’ll pass on this.
Gwen: Ugh, I am so tired of Grant Morrison's convoluted plots right now. I need a Grant Morrison break.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: MARTIAN MANHUNTER VOL. 2 TP Written by Jack Miller and othersArt and cover by Joe CertaThe 1960s adventures of J’onn J’onzz are collected in this new volume featuring stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #305-326 and HOUSE OF MYSTERY #143-173!Advance-solicited; on sale May 13 • 592 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Jim: Zook better be in some of these stories, because Zook is where it’s at!
Lee: Really? You don’t say? Zook. Okee-dokee then.
Gwen: Jim loves Zook.
Jim: I do love Zook.

GOLDEN AGE STARMAN ARCHIVE VOL. 2 HC Written by Gardner Fox, Alfred Bester, Don Cameron, Joe Samachson and othersArt by Jack Burnley, Mort Meskin, George Roussos, Emil Gershwin, Sam Citron and othersCover by Jack BurnleyFrom the Golden Age of Comics comes this second hardcover collecting tales of the original Starman from the pages of ADVENTURE COMCIS #77-102.Advance-solicited; on sale June 24 • 272 pg, FC, $49.99 US

STARMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC Written by James Robinson Art by Tony Harris, Gene Ha, Dusty Abell, Phil Jimenez, J.H. Williams III and othersCover by Tony HarrisIn this third volume Opal City is terrorized by Dr. Pip, an eccentric bomber. Plus, Starman teams up with Batman to save the life of Solomon Grundy. Collecting STARMAN #30-38, STARMAN ANNUAL #2, STARMAN SECRET FILES #1 and THE SHADE #1-4.Advance-solicited; on sale June 17 • 432 pg, FC, $49.99 US

Jim: A double dose of goodness. DC’s archive series is a very infrequent visitor and almost always welcome and the Starman Omnibus series is collecting one of the best super hero books ever done.
Lee: I have to agree. The Golden Age Starman is one of the better Golden Age reads. And, Robinson’s Starman is just incredible. I’m looking forward to both of these.
Gwen: Good times. The Golden Age stuff was before my time though.

POINT BLANK NEW EDITION TP Written by Ed BrubakerArt by Colin WilsonCover by Sean PhillipsGrifter is determined to get to the bottom of a bewildering mystery in this gripping precursor to the SLEEPER series. Collecting the entire five-issue miniseries, the story begins as Grifter is caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Reprinted here as a new edition with a new cover by Sean Phillips, this volume works as a set alongside upcoming collections of the SLEEPER saga.Advance-solicited; on sale May 6 • FC, 128 pages, $14.99 US • Mature Readers

Lee: I’m surprised Jim didn’t pick this one! The Sleeper series was one of the high points of the Wildstorm universe. It was Brubaker at his best and an obvious precursor to Criminal and Incognito.
Jim: All true, I passed on this as I love the Sleeper and Criminal stuff and this felt redundant.
Gwen: Never read it. Criminal is pretty good though.

ABSOLUTE PROMETHEA VOL. 1 HC Written by Alan MooreArt by J.H. Williams III & Mick GrayCover by J.H. Williams IIIABC. Alan Moore’s entrancing masterpiece is collected for the first time in oversized, Absolute format featuring the spectacular art of J.H. Williams III. The first of three ABSOLUTE PROMETHEA slipcased collections, this volume collects PROMETHEA #1-12! Discover the stories that introduced Sophie Bangs, an ordinary college student in a weirdly futuristic New York, whose life will be changed by her research into the mythical warrior woman known as Promethea!Advance-solicited; on sale September 30 • 8.25” x 12.5”, 328 pg, FC, $99 US

Jim: I have heard this is some excellent work, but I have yet to read it, I guess I need to read it so I can decide if I will be buying this book and forwarding some trades to Gwen.
Lee: Keep the trades! It’s a great book but it’s Alan Moore at his most expressive. There are long sections of the book where it reads like a dissertation on magic and all sorts of stuff.
Gwen: These were interesting back when I originally read them but I honestly can't remember what they were about.

PROTOTYPE #1 Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy PalmiottiArt and cover by Darick Robertson & Matt JacobsVariant cover by Jim Lee Acclaimed writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (COUNTDOWN, FRIDAY THE 13TH, JONAH HEX) join forces with artistic powerhouse Darick Robertson (The Boys) for a 6-issue WildStorm epic like no other. In anticipation of the upcoming multiplatform Activision video game comes the hyperkinetic world of PROTOTYPE! Follow New York homicide detectives as they track a serial killer unlike any they’ve ever faced, and enter a new era where human extinction and monstrous evolution collide! Featuring a variant cover by superstar artist Jim Lee!On sale April 1 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • Mature Readers

Jim: Usually I avoid this type of material, but the creators are making me have to look at issue #1 at least.
Lee: It’s a video game tie in!!!! DON’T DO IT! It’s a trap!!!! I LIKE EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!! And CAPITOL Letters!!!!
Gwen: I don't think I can read this type of story without my brain shutting down. Good Luck Jim.

BAYOU VOL. 1 TP Written by Jeremy LoveArt and cover by Jeremy Love“BAYOU, which tackles racism and violence in 1930s Mississippi, is as hypnotic as it is unsettling.” — WiredThe first book from the original webcomics imprint of DC Comics is here! South of the Mason-Dixon Line lies a strange land of gods and monsters; a world parallel to our own, born from centuries of slavery, civil war, and hate.Lee Wagstaff is the daughter of a black sharecropper in the Depression-era town of Charon, Mississippi. When Lily Westmoreland, her white playmate, is snatched by agents of an evil creature known as Bog, Lee’s father is accused of kidnapping. Lee’s only hope is to follow Lily’s trail into this fantastic and frightening alternate world. Along the way she enlists the help of a benevolent, blues-singing swamp monster called Bayou. Together, Lee and Bayou trek across a hauntingly familiar Southern Neverland, confronting creatures both benign and malevolent, in an effort to rescue Lily and save Lee’s father from being lynched.BAYOU VOL. 1 collects the first four chapters of the critically acclaimed webcomic series by Glyph Award nominee Jeremy Love.Advance-solicited; on sale May 27 • 8.375” x 6”, FC, 160 pg, $14.99 US

Jim: Nice to see the Zudu material graduate into the printed form.
Lee: ‘Bout time. Dark Horse has been printing web comics for awhile now. This seems to reinforce the fact that DC is a market follower instead of leader.
Gwen: It is very nice to see more webcomics in graphic novel form.

THE LITERALS #1 Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew SturgesArt by Mark Buckingham & Andrew PepoyCover by Mark BuckinghamPart 3 of “The Great Fables Crossover”! If you're a reader of JACK OF FABLES, then you're familiar with The Literals – an extended family of characters who literally embody literary notions. It's also very possible that one of The Literals may have created all of the Fables plus the universe in which they reside, unbeknownst to our beloved Fables.The full story on this enigmatic crew of characters begins here, the first in a 3-issue miniseries and Part 3 of "The Great Fables Crossover," an epic, 9-part tale spanning the pages of FABLES and JACK OF FABLES. The story kicks off when Jack reveals the existence of The Literals to Fabletown, and things quickly get chaotic from there. Fables don't like the idea of having a living god who can wipe them out with the stroke of a pen, and have thus decided to get rid of The Literals. Will they succeed in erasing their creator from existence, or will he literally rub them out first?On sale April 29 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Jim: Damn Vertigo. I was ready to can Jack of Fables and now they have sucked me to stay on this book for a cross-over.
Lee: It’s ok. I can read this in trades and drop it just fine. WAHOOO Dropped!
Gwen: Don't worry, you can drop it after. The crossover will probably be worth it though.

PREACHER BOOK ONE HC Written by Garth EnnisArt by Steve DillonCover by Glenn Fabry“Features more blood and blasphemy than any mainstream comic in memory. Cool.” — Entertainment WeeklyAvailable for the first time in hardcover, preacher Jesse Custer begins his dark journey to find God, in this volume collecting PREACHER #1-12, plus pinups from PREACHER #50 and #66. After merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Texan preacher Jesse Custer has become completely disillusioned with the beliefs to which he had dedicated his entire life. Now possessing the power of “the word,” an ability to make people do whatever he utters, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip and the hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, Custer loses faith in both God and man as he witnesses dark atrocities and improbable calamities during his exploration of America. This new collected edition features an all-new introduction by series writer Garth Ennis.Advance-solicited; on sale June 24 • FC, 352 pg, $34.99 US • Mature Readers

Jim: I’m very iffy on this book. On one hand it was interesting and had great art on the other hand it was often vile and disgusting just to be vile and disgusting.
Lee: WHAT? You’ve always loved Ennis’s stuff? I can’t believe you are actually grossed out by some of his antics. I remember this being cutting edge but I don’t remember being offended by the material. But, to be fair, I was reading this in college while you were a father of two. Having small people in the house definitely colors your perception of what’s acceptable and what’s over the line.
Gwen: I love Preacher. Get the hardcover and send me your trades!
Jim: Sorry Gwen the trades were sold long ago.
Gwen: *cries*

SEAGUY: THE SLAVES OF MICKEY EYE #1 Written by Grant MorrisonArt and cover by Cameron StewartIn 2008 alone, superstar writer Grant Morrison killed Batman, put the entire DC Universe through its FINAL CRISIS and concluded the unanimously beloved ALL-STAR SUPERMAN. But what does a writer who’s written every significant Super Hero do when he can create any Super Hero he wants? The answer, of course, is SEAGUY! Morrison (THE INVISIBLES) rejoins original SEAGUY artist Cameron Stewart (SEVEN SOLDIERS) in an all-new adventure starring the cult-favorite character!In Seaguy’s cartoon future world, everyone is a Super Hero and no one dies. It’s absolutely perfect...Or is it? In this follow-up to the cult 2004 miniseries, Seaguy resurfaces with a sinister new partner, a hatred of the sea and a rebel restlessness he can’t explain. Why are Doc Hero and his ex-archenemy Silvan Niltoid, the Alien from Planet Earth, whispering strange equations? Why is Death so useless? And can that really be the ghost of Chubby Da Choona mumbling uncanny warnings and dire prophecies of ultimate catastrophe?When the grotesque powers lurking behind the corporation known as Mickey Eye and the Happy Group attempt to erase Seaguy’s entire existence, can he possibly get it together in time to save a world so far gone it can’t even imagine the horror lying in wait? Find out here in Morrison’s own personal reframing of the Super Hero concept for the 21st century.On sale April 1 • 1 of 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Jim: I read the first Sea Guy series and I enjoyed it, but never got it. I sometimes think I need to be on LSD to understand Morrison’s work.
Lee: Luckily I never read the first Seaguy series. But everything I read about it agreed with your assessment that it was strange and out there. I don’t have enough time to waste on a series I’m really not going to understand. I shall pass.
Gwen: This was such a bizarre series. In reading it I felt like I was on LSD.

UNCLE SAM DELUXE EDITION HC Written by Steve Darnall and Alex RossArt and cover by Alex Ross“The most eloquent use of a super-human archetype for a great many years, Darnall and Ross have with UNCLE SAM produced a luminous and moving study of America’s iconographic landscape . . .” — Alan MooreAlex Ross illustrates a vibrant, hallucinatory tour of modern America as seen through the eyes of a homeless man who may be the living spirit of America in this new hardcover edition of a Vertigo classic. With dynamic painted art by Alex Ross, UNCLE SAM is the story of a star-spangled vagrant clad in red, white and blue, guided by the voices in his head and his own fractured memories. Absorbed by history-traveling visions of America's dark past, Uncle Sam struggles to piece together the scattered clues of his own experiences in this deep and thoughtful look at America's checkered past.Advance-solicited; on sale June 10 • 7.0625” x 10.875”, FC, 128 pg, $19.99 US • Mature Readers

Jim: For $20, this is a hard one to say no to.
Lee: But, even for $20 was the series any good. Since this was published before Newsrama/CBR etc. gained prominence the only thing that sold this series was word of mouth. And, I don’t remember hearing much about it. Calling it a “classic” is a stretch.
Gwen: No comment.

BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES From the pages of 2009’s most anticipated DC Universe event!DC Direct is proud to produce action figures for the event of the summer – the beginning of the highly anticipated “Blackest Night” storyline!Included in this series are Earth-2 Superman, the first member of the lifeless, emotionless, Black Lanterns to be revealed; Boodikka, the veteran corpsman who was among the first to become a member of the Green Lantern Corps’ own policing unit, the Alpha Lanterns; Saint Walker, the first member of the Blue Lantern Corps, which champions hope in the universe; and Atrocitus, Abin Sur’s killer and the first to utilize the power of blood and rage to become a member of the Red Lantern Corps, which is out to destroy both the Sinestro and Green Lantern Corps!Black Lantern Earth-2 Superman 6.75” hBlue Lantern Saint Walker 7.25” hAlpha Lantern Boodikka 6.75” hRed Lantern Atrocitus 7.25” h

Jim: This is a good idea by DC to put out the action figures to coincide with the story as it is being published.
Lee: That is a good idea. I wonder why it isn’t done more often.
Gwen: On the upside Jim doesn't have other versions of these for the most part!

WONDER WOMAN MINI NEON SIGN Decorate your home or store with this exciting, affordable neon sign featuring the iconic Wonder Woman logo!The adjustable base unit can sit on a tabletop or be mounted to a wall.Powered by a plug-in, UL-adapter, the sign itself measures approximately 15" wide x 5" high and has a base measuring approximately 5.5” in diameter. Packaged in a 4-color box.Advance-solicited; on sale September 16, 2009 * Neon Sign * $89.99 US

Lee: Gwen, do you know why Jim keeps picking these month after month?
Gwen: To torture himself I think.

Jim: A very expensive month with some hard covers that I have to have and the start of Flash: Rebirth. This could be a decent month for DC.
Lee: Not so expensive for me. I got to drop things due to cross-over. I got to avoid things due to video game tie-in and pointless return of better forgotten characters. Really not that expensive at all. AND, in doing so I GOT TO USE LOTS OF CAPITOLS AND EXCALAMATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT, hard to decide between the Azreal and Oracle cover… decisions decision decision.
Gwen: I'm not to impressed by this month but then again it's hard for DC to get me excited about comics when they do painful stuff like the Battle for the Cowl.


  1. With FLASH I hate them using the GL formula and making room for "All the Flashes." I was holding out hope that Barry sacrifices himself to bring BART back as the FLASH.

    Instead it looks like he's coming back in the yawnfest that is LEGION OF 3 WORLDS.

    PROMETHEA is FANTASTIC. But I'm not sure I need an Absolute Edition. It's well worth it in trades though.

    PREACHER is a classic. There I said it and meant every motherhumping Arseface word. It still is the best story Ennis ever told. Longform that is.

  2. Legion of 3 Worlds is awesome sir. Awesome.