Saturday, January 22, 2011

Martian Sightings for April, 2011



BRIGHTEST DAY #23-24
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and PETER J. TOMASI
Art by IVAN REIS, PAT GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK and JOE PRADO
Cover #23 by GARY FRANK
Cover #24 by DAVID FINCH
1:10 Variant Covers by IVAN REIS
It’s the beginning of the end as we head toward the epic conclusion to BRIGHTEST DAY! The mystery of the heroes’ return and the secrets of the white forest are revealed! Plus, Captain Boomerang draws closer to completing his mission! And at last, it’s Firestorm vs. Deadman!
And in the extra-sized issue #24, a new age for the DC Universe begins! A long shadow is cast across the world in a a finale that will have everyone talking! Twelve heroes and villains were resurrected, but that doesn’t mean it will remain that way as the new champion of Earth is chosen!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
#23 on sale APRIL 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, RATED T
#24 on sale APRIL 20 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US, RATED T
Spin-off series before or after Flashpoint?

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 6 TP
Written by KEITH GIFFEN, J.M. DEMATTEIS and BILL LOEBS
Art by ADAM HUGHES, BILL WILLINGHAM and others
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
Collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #31-35 and JUSTICE LEAGUE EUROPE #7-11! The two teams team up to face the threat of - vampires in the Balkans?
On sale MAY 25 • 240 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Some of the most mediocre issues of the runs! Whoo-bleh. Oh, do shut up about Kooey-Kooey-Kooey. It wasn't that good.

THE ALL-NEW BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #6
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by RICK BURCHETT & DAN DAVIS
It’s a battle of wits when the Martian Manhunter challenges Batman to penetrate his baffling array of shape-shifting disguises. But when the game goes awry, can even the two heroes defeat the most unexpected menace of all?
On sale APRIL 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, RATED E
Even with lame ass Clayface, I'll probably buy this.

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #5-6
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and TONY BEDARD
Art by MIKE S. MILLER, ADRIANA MELO and HOWARD PORTER
Covers by ED BENES
In issue #5 of this twice-monthly epic, Brainiac’s attack on the JLA Watchtower is met with fierce resistance — but the tide turns when he reveals his true goal! And in the bleak, blasted future, Lex Luthor reveals his own plan for killing Brainiac . . . but at what cost to his “allies”?
And in issue #6, Luthor and his ragged team of future survivors take the fight to Brainiac in a final, desperate attempt to stop his invasion of Earth — but will it be enough? Back in the present day, a catastrophe takes place that will forever change the face of the DCU!
Issue #5 on sale APRIL 6
Issue #6 on sale APRIL 20
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, RATED T
I hope Martian Manhunter shows up to get drawn by Mike S. Miller again. I always liked that guy's work.

Miss Martian
YOUNG JUSTICE #3
Written by ART BALTAZAR & FRANCO
Art and cover by MIKE NORTON
Robin’s a bit jealous of Superboy’s abilities. But when they have to rescue the inhabitants of a burning building, The Boy Wonder might learn that one doesn’t need super powers to be a true Super Hero.
On sale APRIL 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, RATED E
Is this chick ever going to make the cover?
TINY TITANS #39
Written by ART BALTAZAR & FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
What happens when you mix red clothes and white clothes in the wash? You end up with pink undies, right? The same thing happens when someone washes the Tiny Titans costumes with Superman’s red cape! Superman, Alfred, a gaggle of Tiny Titans and Lois Lane are going to have something new and oh-so-pretty in common this month!
On sale APRIL 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, RATED E
TINY TITANS: FIELD TRIPPIN’ TP
Written by ART BALTAZAR & FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
In this new collection from T.T. #26-32, Supergirl toddler-sits the tinier Tiny Titans. Then, the gang heads to the Fortress of Solitude for a super birthday party — which is crashed by a crew of Braniacs.
On sale MAY 4 • 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US, RATED E

10 comments:

LissBirds said...

"Oh, do shut up about Kooey-Kooey-Kooey. It wasn't that good." Yes it was! So there! Imagine an awesome witty comeback here!! Put that in your pipe and smoke it!!

Okay, on a serious note, did anyone just notice that DC sneakily started rating their comics?

Tom Hartley said...

They have to publish JLI Vol. 6 so that they can reprint the Eclipso story in Vol. 7.

Tom Hartley said...

Despero.

Despero is what I said.

Diabolu said...

It took me years to get over how pissed I was at Booster and Beetle for that mess, and I still view them as criminals because of it. The humor rarely worked for me under Hughes for some reason, so I missed the laughs.

LissBirds said...

At least they said they'd pay it back. I'm guilty as charged as a hopeless sucker for Blue and Gold, what can I say. If anyone else pulled that stunt I'd be pissed, too.

Eyz said...

A bad JLI-era comic featuring the Blue and the Gold is always better than none!

SallyP said...

Yes, Kooey Kooey Kooey was silly. Enormously silly. And yet...nobody dies, or had a limb torn off, the Universe did NOT change forever, and frankly I miss that sort of silliness.

The JLI book coming out covers the whole Teasdale thingie? Not my favorite plotline, but not terrible.

Diabolu said...

For me, the first Justice League International was the golden period (#7-25) over a run that remains a high water mark. #26-29, 38-42, 51 and 60 were also pretty good. The rest I find very missable.

LissBirds said...

I loved #51. After that, there wasn't much that I liked a whole lot, but like Sally said, it's better than most of what's in circulation now.

No #37, Frank? (The one with the cat!)

Diabolu said...

No cat, I'm afraid. That whole sequence bugged me, including the tie-in issue of Justice League Europe.