Monday, May 17, 2010

Martian Sightings for August, 2010



BRIGHTEST DAY #7-8
Written by GEOFF JOHNS & PETER J. TOMASI
Art by IVAN REIS, PATRICK GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK & JOE PRADO
Cover by DAVID FINCH
1:10 White Lantern Variant covers by RYAN SOOK, FERNANDO PASARIN & JOEL GOMEZ

Don’t miss the hottest event in comics as BRIGHTEST DAY continues!
There can be only one who wields the White Lantern...but is it truly Deadman? And what will happen when he attempts to charge the white ring? Meanwhile, Ronnie Raymond risks everything for Firestorm, Martian Manhunter uncovers more clues about the bizarre string of murders stretching across the country, Aquaman searches for the key to the ocean’s survival and the Hawks come face-to-face with the evil that lurks within the strange land known only as Hawkworld!

Retailers please note: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
Issue #7 on sale AUGUST 4 • Issue #8 on sale AUGUST 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Ever read one of Pete Tomasi's old Manhunter short stories from the '90s Showcase series? This sounds similar.

THE WORLD’S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES TP
Written by PAUL DINI
Art and cover by ALEX ROSS
Between 1998 and 2003, Paul Dini, the Emmy Award-winning producer of Batman Beyond and The New Batman/Superman Adventures, joined forces with superstar illustrator Alex Ross (KINGDOM COME) to create six original graphic novels starring The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes:
• SUPERMAN: PEACE ON EARTH
• BATMAN: WAR ON CRIME
• SHAZAM!: POWER OF HOPE
• WONDER WOMAN: SPIRIT OF TRUTH
• JLA: SECRET ORIGINS
• JLA: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE
Now, all six of these classic works are back in a new trade paperback that includes developmental art and more.
On sale SEPTEMBER 15 • 8.125”x11” • 400 pg FC, $29.99 US

Martian Manhunter is all over this book, like here, here, here and here.

BOOSTER GOLD #35
Written by KEITH GIFFEN & J.M. DEMATTEIS
Art by CHRIS BATISTA & RICH PEROTTA
Cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
Back in the past, Booster Gold is mistaken for himself and embarks on an untold journey in space with Blue Beetle to obtain a rare and secret artifact. Needless to say, their mission goes horribly, horribly wrong…
On sale AUGUST 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Considering the creative team, I hope J'Onn is still in here!

Miss Martian

Miss Martian
TEEN TITANS #86
Written by FELICIA D. HENDERSON
Co-feature written by REX OGLE
Art by JOSÉ LUÍS & MARIAH BENES
Cover by JOE PRADO
Co-feature art by TED NAIFEH
1:25 “DC Anniversary” Variant Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
“The Hunt for Raven” continues! The Titans have found their friend, but will the Wyld be able to let her go? More important, is Raven still their teammate — or has she become something greater than ever?
Plus, The COVEN OF THREE have found their answers, but restoring their world may not be a shared goal. How far will they go for ultimate power?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale AUGUST 25 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TINY TITANS #31
Written by ART BALTAZAR & FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
Join all the super-people for a super birthday party at the Fortress of Solitude! This issue is going to be super…unless you count the room full of Brainiacs! Let’s hope the Brainiacs don’t ruin the party.
On sale AUGUST 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TINY TITANS: THE FIRST RULE OF PET CLUB… TP
Written by ART BALTAZAR, FRANCO & GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
Wayne Manor is overrun in this title collecting issues #19-25 of the Eisner Award-winning series! There are penguins in the tub and bunnies everywhere – they’ve even driven the bats out of the Batcave! Also includes a story co-written by Geoff Johns that hints at the events of BLACKEST NIGHT!
On sale SEPTEMBER 1 • 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US


POSTERS
DC Heroes Roll Call Wall Scroll
Some of the world's greatest comic book heroes feature on these impressive 30' x 40' wall scrolls that star the characters of DC Comics. Collectors can choose from the DC Roll Call, which features a dozen different heroes, the Batman City Scape, Batgirl, the Batman Black & White Collage, or the Superman Black & White Collage. These wall scrolls are perfect for decorating your game room, bedroom, or dorm room.

Availibility:
Estimated to ship in Jul-2010
Our Price: $14.99
A shame the stock art referenced here is lousy.

BLACKEST NIGHT PORTFOLIO SET #1
BY VARIOUS ARTISTS
Painted cover art from the best-selling comics series Blackest Night is here and perfect for framing! Twelve prints painted by Rodolfo Migliari – including two collaborations with Ivan Reis and one with Dave Gibbons – printed on high-quality 4-color matte paper stock, collected in a 4-color folder and shrink-wrapped together. All 12 prints measure approximately 8” x 10” and are ready for instant framing.
The following prints are included in this set:
BLACKEST NIGHT: TALES OF THE CORPS HARDCOVER
BLACKEST NIGHT #5 VARIANT COVER
BLACKEST NIGHT #6 VARIANT COVER
BLACKEST NIGHT #7 VARIANT COVER
BLACKEST NIGHT: TALES OF THE CORPS #2 VARIANT COVER
BLACKEST NIGHT GREEN LANTERN HARDCOVER
BLACKEST NIGHT HARDCOVER
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #48
GREEN LANTERN #49 VARIANT COVER
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #47 VARIANT COVER
GREEN LANTERN #40 VARIANT COVER
BLACKEST NIGHT #4 VARIANT COVER
On sale January 26, 2011 * Portfolio* $29.99 US
Blackest Night #2. Yes, again.

JUNK
DC COMICS BLACKEST NIGHT 7 PIECE MAGNET CASE
The covers from DC Comics' best-selling Blackest Night mini-series feature on this set of 7 magnets, with characters such as Hal Jordan, Barry Allen, Wonder Woman, Star Sapphire, Lex Luthor, and Sinestro in their Lantern Corps guises.

Scheduled to Ship - July-28-2010
$29.99 US
Do you need any one of these, much less all seven?

DC COMICS Blackest Night 50Pc Keychain Asst
Which Lantern are you? Are you a Green Lantern with the strength of will? Are you a Red Lantern with the power of rage, a Blue Lantern with the inspiration of hope? Are you a Black Lantern who brings death, or a White Lantern who bestows life? The Lantern Corps of the DC Universe took center stage in the blockbuster Blackest Night series, and now you can carry your keys on a keychain that features the logo and a description of the power of your Lantern Corps of choice.
Estimated to ship in Jul-2010
$108.99
A question for the comments: If Martian Manhunter had not been a Black Lantern, which alternate corps might he have joined?

8 comments:

LissBirds said...

"A question for the comments: If Martian Manhunter had not been a Black Lantern, which alternate corps might he have joined?" Indigo Tribe, I think. Compassion fits him well. Second choice would be Blue.

Ryan said...

I have the oversized slipcase edition of World's Greatest Superheroes and it is awesome! The "Liberty and Justice" story, despite being a collective JLA book, is a terrific Martian Manhunter story. He has some excellent moments. I wonder how Paul Dini would do on a MM ongoing or miniseries.

@LissBirds - J'onn could be a Star Sapphire and wear even fewer clothes than normal. ;)

mathematicscore said...

LissBirds beat me to the punch... That totally seems his speed.
Too reserved for Rage
Too strong for Avarice
Too nice for Fear
Willpower...have you seen him with a box of cookies?
Hope is in his nature, but not his primary color (see what I did there?)
Compassion is what he most often shows. Despero mind whammy anyone?
Love...J'onn just finally started wearing pants. No thank you.

I always look for J'onn's placement in Ross paintings (or any grow shot like that) and this one feels really good. Opposite Captain Marvel, next to Superman. Love the quite smile too. I might have to pick that up, as I really enjoyed the JLA story.

LissBirds said...

Also, did anyone happen to see the announcement for DC Universe Classics Wave 15?

Martian Manhunter DCUC Figre. I sees a pie symbol...! No medallions though. There's an "alien" face variant, too.

Overall, that figure looks pretty good to me, especially the details in the straps. Finally, the wait is over.

Diabolu Frank said...

I share the consensus that J'Onn majors in Compassion and minors in Hope. Not a bad color combination for a uniform, either.

Ryan, the copy of the hardcover I used for my related posts came from the library. It had taken a beating, but still held up. It's enough to make a body seriously rethink softcover, especially in that oversized format that's begging the have its spine stressed.

M.C., I like when Ross allows anybody to smile, but especially J'Onn. In fact, with the possible exception of the Flash, everybody looks like on-model classic super-heroes. Superman and Aquaman are especially nice, but I love how J'Onn's skin tone highlights his presence. This cover is better than the hardbound edition, I must say, and that one was also quite good.

Liss, I'd buy that Martian Manhunter figure. The sculpting is solid, I dig the articulation, and he's generally in classic '80s mode. However, the one that really gets me excited to own is Jemm! There are few characters I can think of that I would find more surprising to be scheduled to ship to stores. It looks like they modeled him after that Gary Frank cover, but I love that they kept the elongated Colan fingers. The star pendant is an especially nice touch.

Diabolu Frank said...

Oh, forgot to thank Liss, and to mention the Manhunter figure looks like a cross between the original DC Direct offering and the 13" doll.

mathematicscore said...

Yep, totally buying J'onn and Jemm from that series. Probably right away, instead of waiting for the inevitable bargain bin.

LissBirds said...

"I wonder how Paul Dini would do on a MM ongoing or miniseries." Now that I would pay to see, Ryan.

"Willpower...have you seen him with a box of cookies?" Ha...that didn't even cross my mind.

Hey, I didn't even consider him being a Star Sapphire. He certainly loved his family and awful lot. Don't worry about J'onn having to go around half-naked if he were a Star Sapphire. <a href="http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2010/05/if-predators-a-star-sapphire-wheres-all-his-skin/>Male Star Sapphires get to be dressed head-to-toe.</a> So I'd say Star Sapphire third.

I like to see any artist draw any superhero smiling. It's refreshing!

I forgot to mention the Jemm figure. I thought you'd be psyched for that, Frank. I was thinking they'd just paint J'onn's sculpt red, but they actually made some differences.