Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Martian Sightings for September, 2009

I'm afraid there's no genuine, substantial, classic Martian Manhunter material this month. Not much of anything, frankly. Good thing DC offered up a second Gail Simone Wonder Woman trade in as many months, so I'll be buying her work sight unseen. Otherwise, my purchasing dollars at DC would have gone to the latest issue of R.E.B.E.L.S. and little else. Note to Self: Drop R.E.B.E.L.S. from pull list?

Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Variant cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Sketch variant cover by Ivan Reis
As the dead attack in full force, Green Lantern is faced with an impossible decision and the scattered remains of the Justice League suffer a terrible loss. Who can stop the Black Lanterns? Why are they rising? And how can the Spectre help?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver). For every 100 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Variant Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale September 16 • 3 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

No guarantee of an appearance for Black Lantern Martian Manhunter here, either

The Human Flame
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by KAKO
Science is not your friend! The Human Flame is about to learn this the hard way as he accidentally unlocks the terror behind the doors of the most secret facility at S.T.A.R. Labs. Mike’s on the cusp of becoming one of the most powerful villains in the DC Universe! Or he may just be on the cusp of being horribly murdered! It’s hard to tell with cusps sometimes.
On sale September 2 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason and Rebecca Buchman
Cover by Patrick Gleason
The Green Lantern Corps faces the Sinestro Corps in this prelude to BLACKEST NIGHT from issues #33-38 of the monthly series! Mongul enslaves the planet Daxam, making it the home world of his Corps. Will Sodam Yat, the Green Lantern known as Ion, fight to save his homeworld, which he's vowed never to return to?
Advance-solicited; on sale November 18 • 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Miss Martian
Written by Felicia D. Henderson;
co-feature written by Sean McKeever
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson;
co-feature art by Yildiray Cinar & Júlio Ferreira
Cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson Variant cover by Andy Clarke
Come celebrate our gala 75th issue with an all-star cast of Titans past and present! Joining this issue for the extravaganza is new ongoing writer Felicia D. Henderson, a co-executive producer on TV’s hit show Fringe! Don’t miss this start to a fresh new take on DC’s premier teen team! And in the Ravager co-feature, Rose lies nearly dead in the Arctic when a horrific discovery chills her even more! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Andy Clarke). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale September 30 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

WEDNESDAY COMICS, DC’s new, 12-issue weekly series, reaches its incredible conclusion in September. Here are just some of the highlights of this third and final month:
• In BATMAN, WEDNESDAY COMICS’ weekly cover feature, Bruce Wayne digs further into a steamy murder mystery. It’s a classic noir tale by the Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso.
• METAMORPHO dives into a fever-dream of an adventure, written by New York Times best-selling writer Neil Gaiman with art by Eisner Award-winner Michael Allred (Madman).
• THE DEMON AND CATWOMAN make a deadly detour after Selina Kyle attempts to rob Jason Blood’s collection of antiquities, taking her into unexpected territory. Written by Walter Simonson (Thor, MANHUNTER) with art by famed DC cover artist Brian Stelfreeze.
• DEADMAN is warned off of pursuing a serial killer by the only being who could do so: Rama Kushna. It’s a tale of mystery and mystics written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck, art by Dave Bullock.
• KAMANDI explores the living nightmare that is the world after the Great Disaster in a sprawling tale written by Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS) with art by Ryan Sook (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL).
• The feathers fly as HAWKMAN heads into slam-bang action, as written and illustrated by Kyle Baker (PLASTIC MAN, Special Forces).
• SGT. ROCK is captured by German forces — but will the Rock break? Find out in a gritty wartime epic written by Adam Kubert (SUPERMAN: LAST SON) and ilustrated by legendary comics artist Joe Kubert.
And don’t miss these continuing features:
• THE METAL MEN, written by Dan DiDio with art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.
• THE FLASH, written by Karl Kerschl (TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE, THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE) and Brenden Fletcher with art by Karl Kerschl.
• SUPERGIRL, written by Jimmy Palmiotti (JONAH HEX) with art by Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL).
• GREEN LANTERN, written by Kurt Busiek (TRINITY, ASTRO CITY) with art by Joe Quiñones (TEEN TITANS GO!).
• SUPERMAN, written by John Arcudi (The Mask) with art by Lee Bermejo (JOKER).
• ADAM STRANGE, written and illustrated by Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100).
• WONDER WOMAN, written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell (Dare Detectives).
• THE TEEN TITANS, written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway.
WEDNESDAY COMICS will arrive in stores folded twice to 7” x 10”.
Issue #9 on sale September 2; Issue #10 on sale September 9; Issue #11 on sale September 16; Issue #12 on sale September 23 • #9-12 of 12 • 7” x 10”, 16 pg, FC, $3.99 US

1 comment:

mathematicscore said...

I don't know, I'm prety OK with the beffing up of Starro's mythology in R.E.B.E.L.S. Makes me pang a little for Millenium/Invasion era JLI, in an odd, Manhunter free kind of way.