Sunday, February 10, 2008

April '08 Martian Sightings

Feast or famine, as it seems J'Onn J'Onzz is already dead to the DCU just one month after a double Sightings post. The Martian Manhunter makes definate appearances in only trade paperbacks, and his only cover squeezes 2/3rds of his body off into the spine gutter. At least Miss Martian is getting some interesting looking play, not that I'm reading Teen Titans or anything. Of these books I'm buying, maybe, the Checkmate trade. Don't make mine DC anymore, y'see. But hey, at least I'm giving independent super-hero titles a try again. Captain Action from Moonstone and The Perhapanauts both sound fun.

Written by Greg Rucka & Eric S. Trautmann
Art by Joe Bennett, Joe Prado, Chris Samnee and others
Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky
The saga of Checkmate continues in this volume collecting issues #16-22! The espionage and intrigue continue as Amanda Waller - Checkmate's White Queen - resorts to blackmail to protect her own covert op interests.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 7 o 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross
Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross
Cover by Ross
A softcover edition collecting the first 4 issues of the acclaimed maxiseries by Jim Krueger (Earth X) and Alex Ross! The greatest criminal masterminds of our time appear to be acting in concert - but with a surprising plan that seeks to achieve more good than the JLA ever could!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 14 o 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Sean McKeever Cover by Barrows
Art by Eddy Barrows & Jimmy Palmiotti
Welcome to the mind of M'gann M'orzz, Miss Martian! It's bad enough when the world you live in is alien to you, but when you have something inside you clawing to get out and destroying everything you stand for, that's at least a little bit worse, right? Also: more of Clock King's malefic machinations!
On sale April 30 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Art Baltazar & Franco
Art and cover by Baltazar & Franco
More zany Tiny Titans adventures! Alfred lets the boys spend an afternoon in the Batcave, a high-spirited debate occurs when the Tiny Titans try to figure out the difference between a superhero and a sidekick, Show and Tell day at Sidekick Elementary has hilarious results, and see how Beast Boy tackles science class. This plus even more fun as the Tiny Titans virtually leap off the pages!
On sale April 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Story by Paul Dini
Story consulting by Keith Giffen
4 script by Adam Beechen; art by Carlos Magno & Rodney Ramos
3 script by Sean McKeever; art by Ron Lim & Mark McKenna
2 script by Sean McKeever; art by Jesus Saiz & Jimmy Palmiotti
1 script by Paul Dini; art by Scott Kolins
Covers by Adam Kubert
The Great Disaster has occurred, and all hell breaks loose as all the storylines in COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS come to a climax, threatening Darkseid and Jimmy Olsen and Mary Marvel and the future of their Earth!

Written by Ken Pontac
Art by John Delaney & Ty Templeton
Cover by Dario Brizuela
Untold tales of the Justice League! Mirror Master's son knows his dad's a real hero, while the League knows Mirror Master is a real villain. You won't believe who's right!
On sale April 2 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


Anonymous said...

Hi. Nice blog. But I just checked your Martian Sightings and in the Sightings for March I see Checkmate #24. He is not in that book any more since #21 where Waller got fired. So I guess you have not looked into the other doings of Amanda Waller, like Salvation Run? Confirmed Martian Sightings in #3 and #5. He is in a lot of trouble right now.

Diabolu Frank said...

Thanks for the info... mmm, Any? Haven't followed "Salvation Run," at all, which is my official standing on DCU events these days. I'll edit the Checkmate info out a.s.a.p...