STORMWATCH #12Well, this was unexpected. Who wants to bet all that negative space on the last cover ends up filled with green skin? I had such high hopes for this merger of the DC and Wildstorm Universes, but the book has been a complete mess, and it looks to be resegregating. My reaction is bittersweet, since I won't miss wasting my money on a title with consistently poor writing, but this also means all the potential that got me interested will be squandered. Given that this is the Alien Atlas' second one-manhunter brawl against an entire team in recent months, and that I don't believe he's making a heel turn, I strongly suspect new plans are afoot for the character in another title. A solo series would be nice, but there are other options...
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by IGNACIO CALERO and SEAN PARSONS
Cover by SCOTT CLARK and DAVID BEATY
On sale AUGUST 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• MARTIAN MANHUNTER battles STORMWATCH!
• A major turning point for the DC Universe as MARTIAN MANHUNTER quits STORMWATCH forever!
• Don’t miss STORMWATCH this month in I, VAMPIRE!
I, VAMPIRE #12Given the cover featured characters and events above, I'm not sure if Martian Manhunter will be in this one. I'll probably order it just in case.
Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
On sale AUGUST 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• ANDREW BENNETT’S hold over the vampires is about to collapse as STORMWATCH attacks.
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL #1The most recent issue with actual sales numbers (#8) sold over 30K and was ranked at #67 in the top 100. It's more than reasonable to expect that it's being revised into a stronger replacement that clears out dead weight like Godiva, Rocket Red, O.M.A.C., Batwing and August General. Especially once you factor in the guest writing team, it's safe to assume the #0 issue will hue closer to the JLI of old, or will at least offer a more bankable line-up. Could that include Martian Manhunter? It's worth noting that Keith Giffen is M.I.A. of late, as well.
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and DAN DIDIO
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
On sale AUGUST 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
• Will this issue be the final adventure ever for JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL?
• The true nature of O.M.A.C. revealed!
• Ties in to the shocking events of JUSTICE LEAGUE #12!
• Guest-starring BLUE BEETLE!
LEGION LOST VOL. 1: RUN FROM TOMORROW TPProbably J'Onn J'Onzz's biggest guest appearance to date, since he played a major part in the resolution of the first arc, and had more screen time in one issue than his two appearances in Green Lantern Corps.
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA and TOM DeFALCO
Art by PETE WOODS and MATT CAMP
Cover by PETE WOODS
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Collecting the present-day LEGION LOST series!
• Stranded in the 21st century, can this cadre of LEGIONNAIRES adjust to a different world?
• Collects LEGION LOST #1-7!
BRIGHTEST DAY VOL. 3 TPBrand new; you're retro.
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and PETER J. TOMASI
Art by PATRICK GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK and others
Cover by IVAN REIS
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• In this final BRIGHTEST DAY volume, the mystery of the heroes’ and villains’ return is resolved and the secret of the white forest is revealed.
• Collecting issues #17-24!
YOUNG JUSTICE #19I didn't think about this last month, but tying Grodd to Miss Martian strengthens his role as a Vile Menagerie candidate. I love Grodd, but I've long had reservations about his being given full consideration among that lot. If he has dual animosity with franchise players though, that would make the Super-Gorilla exceptional amidst their number. That's a pretty glorious army he's got there, too.
Written by GREG WEISMAN
Art and cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES
On sale AUGUST 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
• THE BRAIN, MONSIEUR MALLAH and THE ULTRA-HUMANITE have captured the team.
• What does GORILLA GRODD want with MISS MARTIAN?