This week, DC kicked of “Villains Month” along with “Forever Evil” #1, the first issue of the highly anticipated miniseries that promises to “reshape the scope and characters of the DC Universe forever”. The Justice League are dead, not likely for very long, but until then things are going to get ugly in the DCU. Below you can take a look at David Finch’s pencil work for “Forever Evil” #2, which drops on October 2nd, 2013. READ MORE
DC is gearing up for a new Green Lantern event, the first since the departure of Geoff Johns. This will be a real test for Lantern Family titles, as fans are undoubtedly curious to see how an event can hold up without Johns behind the wheel. “Lights Out” will attempt to answer the big question in the Lantern Universe right now, why are all the rings going haywire? The event will be helmed by current “Green Lantern” writer Robert Venditti.
Below, check out Billy Tan’s interior art for “Green Lantern” #24, which will kick off “Lights Out” when it lands in stores on October 2nd. READ MORE
DC is gearing up for the “Trinity War” event that begins in August. The majority of the event is written by Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire with art from Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke and Mikel Janin. As a teaser for what can only imagine will be a wave of announcements coming out of Comic-Con, DC has just released Ivan Reis and Joe Prado’s stellar triptych cover for the “Trinity War” titles coming out in August. Check out the image below, which will be split up across the covers for “Justice League” #23, “Justice League of America” #7, and “Justice League Dark” #23. READ MORE
Following in the wake of this summer’s crossover “Trinity War”, the villains will be taking over the entire DC Universe in September. All of the New 52 titles will be replaced by “villain books”. It’s sort of a massive “what if” senario that explores what would happen if no heroes were around to save their cities. As a promo, each Villains Month cover will feature a 3D motion cover, which you can preview below.
September will also mark the start of “Forever Evil”, a seven-part mini-series by Geoff Johns and David Finch that sets into motion this first New 52 universe-wide crossover event. READ MORE
DC just released a first look at their upcoming Justice League crossover event, Trinity War, that will unite “Justice League Dark”, “Justice League of America”, and “Justice League”. The event is written by Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire, marking the first time the two have collaborated as writers. The event will see the death of a hero, which ignites “a violent war among the Justice Leagues! It’s League vs. League vs. League as an impending darkness approaches the DC Universe.” Check out the first look and solicitations below. READ MORE
Geoff Johns recently tweeted an image of Zatanna’s new costume design, as she will be jumping into the pages of “Justice League” for issue #22. It seems they are finally going with a less scantily clad look by giving her some long boots and some nice fish net stockings. But, there’s no top hat. READ MORE
Not only is Geoff Johns taking his leave from the main title in May, but DC also announced to that Peter Tomasi, Fernando Pasarin, Tony Bedard, and Peter Milligan would be leaving their respective Green Lantern titles as well. With everyone leaving the GL family, it begs the question, who should take over?
Johns’ take on the series spanned across the universe, and gathered in members of various lantern tribes to create a true space epic. He strayed from the humanity aspect of it, focusing on the notion of comic heroes as mythology. But is there the direction Green Lantern should continue striving toward, or do you want something new? READ MORE
Geoff Johns’ run on Green Lantern began with the “Rebirth” series back in 2004. I hold that book in high regard because it’s the series that really got me into comic books. Geoff Johns has brought passion, novelty, and love to the Green Lantern universe from day one, and it’s strange that he will no longer be the one behind Hal Jordan and the gang.
David S. Goyer, who is now better known for co-writing the Dark Knight Trilogy with Chris Nolan, is making his long-awaited return to comic writing. Announced during his Da Vinci’s Demons panel, Goyer spilled the beans that him and long-time collaborator, Geoff Johns have been planning to write a big event within the DC universe. He said, “I have plans to do something with Geoff Johns that’s been on the drawing books for a while. Basically, [we're] just looking for the time to plot it out. DC is holding the space for it, it’s an event that we’re going to do, it’s a 13-issue thing. Hopefully, we’ll start plotting it out this fall.” Look for his return to comics within the coming year. READ MORE
It’s another busy and bustlin’ week for comics. Keep your eyes peeled for all those new limited series, especially from Marvel, and try out some new books while you await the next big events. The way I see it, November is the perfect time to try out some books you wouldn’t normally read, get that holiday wish list ready boys and girls.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the
crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our lists for the week somehow. Rather than cramming so many previews down your throat that you barely breathe, we present you with the ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. Read on for the skinny…
For horror nuts like us who thrive off of suspense, gore, and a good old-fashioned ghost story, there is no better time of the year than Halloween. There’s just something about the chilly fall breeze, the naked trees, the wind that whirls, calling out to the dead. This week is the perfect time to nestle up in your favorite chair by the window with a brand new horror story.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the
crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our list of comics for the week somehow. Rather than cramming so many previews down your throat that you barely breathe, I’m going to give you my ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, I’m here to help you decide which books to read. Read on for the skinny…
Green Lantern has been an unstoppable force in the DC Universe over the past few years, and it’s all thanks to one man, Geoff Johns. Although Batman would likely win in a popularity contest, it’s undeniable that Green Lantern has progressed leaps and bounds to become one of the most recognizable super heroes in comics today. The War of the Green Lanterns arc began as somewhat of a disappointment to GL fans, failing to live up to the standards of Blackest Night (which I will get to shortly) and Brightest Day. However, last month’s issue ended with such a twist, even M. Night Shyamalan would be proud. This issue not only concludes the arc, but also marks the final chapters of Green Lantern before the big reboot. Geoff Johns will undoubtedly be pulling out all the stops for this one, and at such a milestone for Hal Jordan, how could you pass this up? Read on for the skinny…
Earlier this week the comic industry was shaken by the announcement that DC Comics would be “relaunching” 52 of their most popular titles this September. This move, which will leave some plot lines and characters nonexistent, some situations reversed, and fans everywhere in a predictably month long stupor before they can regain their collective sanity, has left the entire industry polarized on the subject (Stay tuned later this week for our thoughts here at Graphic Content). However, besides the initial announcement, very little detail has been given on how this will affect some of the publisher’s key franchises. At least some of those fears can be quelled/fueled today as DC has released solicits for all of their “GREEN LANTERN” relaunches, which can be found below…
GREEN LANTERN #1
“Geoff Johns has been charting the adventures of Hal Jordan and the GREEN LANTERN Corps since GREEN LANTERN: Rebirth, collaborating with such major artists as Ethan Van Sciver, Darwyn Cooke, Prentis Rollins, Marlo Alquiza and Mick Gray.
This fall, Johns reunites with artists Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy, as the series begins anew with GREEN LANTERN #1 with cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado. Together they will continue to thrill readers and expand the Green Lantern mythos.
Change is coming. But set aside your fear. It’ll be worth the wait.”
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1
“When deadly conflicts emerge across the universe, it’s up to Guy Gardner, John Stewart and an elite Green Lantern strike force to keep the peace.
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1 will be written by Peter J. Tomasi with art by Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna. The cover to #1 is by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy.”
GREEN LANTERN: THE NEW GUARDIANS #1
“Who are The New Guardians?
The power of Rage, Avarice, Fear, Will, Hope, Compassion and Love combine to be the most powerful (and colorful) team in the corps under the leadership of Kyle Rayner. Beware their power . . . and their volatility!
GREEN LANTERN: THE NEW GUARDIANS #1 will be written by Tony Bedard and illustrated with cover by Tyler Kirkham and Batt.”
RED LANTERNS #1
“Going solo. Atrocitus and his Red Lantern Corps return in their own series, battling against injustice in the most bloody ways imaginable. This Lantern Corps takes no prisoners, they are judge, jury and executioners!
RED LANTERNS #1 will be written by Peter Milligan with art and cover by Ed Benes and Rob Hunter.”
The DC Universe Relaunch Begins This September! READ MORE