Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Martian Sightings for July, 2011



How screwed up is is that Ed Barreto and Tom Mandrake each have a Retro-Active book out this month, and neither involve the Martian Manhunter? I'm glad I chose not to use either in my Pseudo-Retro-Active series of posts here on the blog. I thought Barreto had lost too much of his eyesight to draw a comic, and I assumed Mandrake had better things to do than not be a '70s artist drawing a '70s comic. Color me surprised.

Oh, in case you were wondering, I was looking forward to running another "Imaginary Wednesday." However, one of my Photobucket accounts is down for repairs, leaving my Wonder Woman and (Captain) Atom blogs a mess. Therefore, you get solicits! Yay?

FLASHPOINT #3
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by ANDY KUBERT and SANDRA HOPE
Cover by ANDY KUBERT and SANDRA HOPE
1:25 Black and white variant cover A by ANDY KUBERT
Variant cover B by IVAN REIS and GEORGE PEREZ
FLASH QUESTION: Will The Flash and his new allies be able to fix the world?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information
On sale JULY 6
3 of 5, 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
RATED T

FLASHPOINT: BATMAN – KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #2
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
FLASH QUESTION: Who is The Joker? And what is his dark connection to the Wayne family?
On sale JULY 6
2 of 3, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #11-12
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and TONY BEDARD
Art by MIKE S. MILLER, HOWARD PORTER and LIVESAY
Cover #11 by ED BENES
Cover #12 by HOWARD PORTER
Luthor unveils his next move in the elaborate game he’s playing against Superman and Brainiac – but how will it change the DC Universe? And Lois Lane is holding back a shocking secret from her husband – when revealed, it’ll rock the Man of Steel to his very core!
In issue #12, Batman begins connecting Luthor, Brainiac, the Exobytes and the survivors from The Daily Planet. But will he be in time to help Superman’s worsening condition?
Issue #11 on sale JULY 6
Issue #12 on sale JULY 20
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T
Hopefully this will be an economic trade. For DC's sake.

BRIGHTEST DAY VOL. 3 HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and PETER J. TOMASI
Art by IVAN REIS, PATRICK GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK and JOE PRADO
Cover by DAVID FINCH
In this final BRIGHTEST DAY volume, collecting issues #17-24 of the spectacular series, the mystery of the twelve heroes’ and villains’ return is resolved, the secret of the white forest is revealed. Plus: The Aquawar rages to its bitter end, Firestorm battles Deadman – and who is the new champion of Earth?
On sale SEPTEMBER 7
200 pg, FC, $29.99 US

ABSOLUTE KINGDOM COME HC NEW PRINTING
Written by MARK WAID
Art and cover by ALEX ROSS
Now back in print! The unforgettable, best-selling miniseries by acclaimed writer Mark Waid and superstar painter Alex Ross returns, with a sketchbook section, annotations on the series, rare art and more!
Advance solicited
On sale JANUARY 25
8.25” x 12.5”, 340 pg, FC, $99.99 US
This was the one with a tiny Martian Manhunter cameo involving his being a broken and largely useless former hero. Why yes, it is yet another Superman imaginary story...

Miss Martian
YOUNG JUSTICE #6
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANC0
Art by CHRISTOPHER JONES
Cover by MIKE NORTON
Campfire bonding continues as the members of the team share their background stories as well as their hopes and fears. But when do these team-building exchanges cross over into TMI territory? How about when Superboy tells everyone how he’s thinking of taking out Superman?
On sale JULY 20
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED E

TINY TITANS #42
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
They said it couldn’t happen, but why did you believe them? It’s…young Bizarros in love! Who is the strange girl from a square planet floating in space? Join us as the Tiny Titans discover Bizarro World! Aww yeah!
On sale JULY 20
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED E

4 comments:

will_in_chicago said...

I am a bit tired of the abuse that J'Onn and others have received as DC keeps elevating the Man of Steel. It gets tiresome, and I think that someone who (in various incarnations) has lived through the end of his civilization, the death of his family and most of his people and other tragedies, would be at least as resilient as someone who is at his core identity a farm kid from Kansas.

LissBirds said...

Wow, slim Martian pickings for July! I'm happy that Ed Barreto is drawing a comic, though, even if it's not a Martian Manhunter one.

I guess if I want any sort of Martian Manhunter appearances, I've got to pick up something with "Flashpoint" in the title. Humph.

Professor Frank Diabolu said...

Liss, the '00s mini was pretty solid, if you must have a Flashpoint.

You're preaching to the choir, Will. I've been beating that drum since 1997. ;)

will_in_chicago said...

Frank, I deplore bad writing and easy solutions. I honestly wonder if it is not hyperbole saying that Jack Kirby on a three day drunk and a bad cold could out write and out draw some of today's artists.