BRIGHTEST DAY #21-22I guess by this point J'Onn's pointless solo arc should have wrapped to make way for the big group brawl. D'Kay was just O'Kay, so proclamations of her being the Martian Manhunter's greatest menace came to a wet fart. At least Malefic was important enough to piss me off. This chick was a non-concern.
Written by GEOFF JOHNS & PETER J. TOMASI
Art by IVAN REIS, PATRICK GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK & JOE PRADO
Covers by DAVID FINCH
1:10 Variant covers by IVAN REIS
As the end of BRIGHTEST DAY approaches, our returned heroes and villains begin converging in one area as the ultimate protector reveals itself against the ultimate menace!
Retailers please note: These issues will ship with two covers each. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
Issue #21 on sale MARCH 2
Issue #22 on sale MARCH 16
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
DC COMICS PRESENTS: SUPERMAN/DOOMSDAY #1I don't really want to think of Doomsday as a member of the Vile Menagerie, and his upcoming company-wide tearing of ass should help dilute his ratio of general appearances to those where he beats on Martian Manhunter (or a reasonable facsimile.) However, this particularly collection features Doomsday beating on Martian Manhunter one-on-one, so there you go.
Written by DAN JURGENS, JERRY ORDWAY, LOUISE SIMONSON, ROGER STERN and JEPH LOEB
Art by DAN JURGENS, JERRY ORDWAY, CHRIS BATISTA, GIL KANE, DENNIS JANKE, BRETT BREEDING, JOHN NYBERG, ED MCGUINNESS, WALDEN WONG and CAM SMITH
Cover by CARLOS PACHECO & JESUS MERINO
Reprinting tales of the dread being known as Doomsday just in time for the “Reign of Doomsday” storyline marching its way through the DCU! First, from DOOMSDAY ANNUAL #1, a host of writers and artists look at Doomsday’s early rampage through the cosmos before his fateful first encounter with The Man of Steel, guest-starring the Green Lantern Corps, Darkseid and more. Then, in a tale from SUPERMAN #175, the Red Hulk team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness present a disturbing vision of Doomsday, as the creature is “Jokerized” and reborn as Doomsday Rex!
On sale MARCH 2 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #54Next month: Batman's Secret Diary begins, because there hasn't not been a Batman anthology series in what, twenty-two years?
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art and cover by JERRY BINGHAM
The dramatic conclusion of the 5-part “Super-Powers” arc reveals the final outcome for Bruce Wayne’s revelatory journey from driven loner to the young Batman who would be able to work side-by-side with the other heroes of the DC Universe!
FINAL ISSUE • On sale MARCH 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
BOOSTER GOLD: PAST IMPERFECT TPGiffen & DeMatteis on Martian Manhunter again is good, but sadly, not especially plentiful.
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DEMATTEIS
Art by CHRIS BATISTA, RICH PERROTTA and PAT OLLIFFE
Cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
The shocking events of JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST leave Booster Gold bloody and beaten in these tales from issues #32-38. The only way for him to put right what went wrong and save the people he loves is to travel back into the past. But what happens when Booster comes face-to-face with himself and Justice League International?
On sale APRIL 13 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
BRIGHTEST DAY VOL. 2 HCThe second hardcover collection of meandering, repetitive story snippets by artists that don't compliment each other drawing characters seemingly drawn from out of a hat.
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
Once dead, twelve heroes and villains were resurrected by a white light expelled from deep within the center of the earth. Now, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Firestorm, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Deadman, Jade, Osiris, Hawk, Captain Boomerang and Zoom must discover the mysterious reason behind their return and uncover the secret that binds them all.
In this second volumes, which issues #8-16 of the series, find out whether Deadman is truly destined to wield the White Lantern and who the new Aqualad is. Plus, Firestorm’s dueling alter egos take a bizarre journey, while Martian Manhunter returns to Mars to learn about the strange creature that’s stalking him.
On sale MAY 4 • 240 pg, FC, $29.99 US
SUPERGIRL #62This sounds cool! Shame the new writer has already bailed on this book, and for all I know, this "generation definer" is a throwaway done-in-one.
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by BERNARD CHANG
Cover by AMY REEDER & RICHARD FRIEND
Nick Spencer (Morning Glories) assembles the cream of the crop of the next generation of DCU super-heroes in this issue – Robin, Static, Miss Martian, Blue Beetle, Batgirl, the new Impulse – to team up with Supergirl and take on a new villain who promises to define this generation as much as Darkseid, Lex Luthor and The Joker did prior ones. Good luck, kids!
On sale MARCH 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
YOUNG JUSTICE #2
Written by ART BALTAZAR & FRANCO
Art and cover by MIKE NORTON
Based on the highly anticipated, all-new hit animated show from Warner Bros. debuting in January on Cartoon Network!
Superboy discovers that an unwanted guest in the team’s cave is not really what he appears to be! Is the threat deadly to only The Boy of Steel – or is the enture Justice League in danger, as well? Superboy struggles to find the balance between fighting for himself and for the sake of others!
On sale MARCH 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US