DC Comics Sneak Peeks, June 1st
Yes, we know we should have started doing this a LONG time ago, but better late than never? Here you go DC Comic Fans, everything that you should be expecting this week. All 21(!) of them. We hope you enjoy and pick up some comics based off what you see here! Our recommend for this week is BATMAN BEYOND #6 We’d love to hear what you think or if you want to talk about what you’re reading with other comic fans check out the special comic section of our forum!
ADVENTURE COMICS #527
Writer: Paul Levitz
Artist: Geraldo Borges & Marlo Alquiza
A “Legion Academy” single-issue story starring the enthusiastic (and sometimes ditzy) Legionnaire-in-training, Comet Queen! We learn her origin tale and the tragedies she has endured on her path to graduation.
BATMAN BEYOND #6
Writer: Adam Beechen
Artist: Ryan Benjamin & John Stanisci
“Industrial Revolution” continues as the crisis at Wayne-Powers escalates to frightening – and potentially deadly – proportions! And when the villain decides to reveal himself, the lives of everyone in Gotham City – hangs in the balance! Yes, that includes Batman himself!
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #9 (OF 26)
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Mike S. Miller, Sergio Sandoval, Howard Porter, & Livesay
Inspired by the Sony Online Entertainment game!
Coping with his failure to save Metropolis and the loss of Lois and the Daily Planet, Superman makes a tactical mistake that could cost the JLA dearly. Plus, a new hero has emerged to save the day on Earth – and his name is Lex Luthor!
FLASHPOINT: ABIN SUR – THE GREEN LANTERN #1 (OF 3)
Writer: Adam Schilagman
Artist: Felipe Massafera
FLASH FACT! He survived the crash!
FLASHPOINT: BATMAN – KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1 (OF 3)
Writer: Brian Azarello
Artist: Eduardo Risso
FLASH FACT! He spends his days running Wayne Casinos!
FLASHPOINT: SECRET SEVEN #1 (OF 3)
Writer: Peter Milligan
Artist: George Perez & Scotty Koblish
FLASH FACT! One among them will betray them all!
FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT #1 (OF 3)
Writer: Rex Ogle
Artist: Paulo Siquiera
FLASH FACT! Everything you know changed in a flash – but how?
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #38
Writer: Matthew Sturges
Artist: Luca Rossi, David Lapham & Jose Marzan JR.
Byzantium Mack’s granddaughter, Lotus Blossom, is a violent and cunning would-be conjuror. Now, she’s taken over the House of Mystery and turned it into something…strange. But not everyone is taking this lying down. And why is Harry sleeping with – well, we can’t say who.
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: Michael Allred
In part two of “5 Brains, 5 Months,” enter a world that’s strange even to a zombie girl detective: the world of competitive skeeball! While Gwen is busy with the unfinished business of the latest brain she’s eaten, Ellie tests her new ghost powers, while Spot continues going underground. And in the “Dead Presidents” backup, we visit the headquarters of V.E.I.L. and meet the mysterious head of the team.
JONAH HEX #68
Writer: Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Rafa Garres
When a man in a small town turns up dead, all evidence points to Jonah Hex as the shooter! On trial for his life in the backroom of a saloon, Hex must play detective if he’s to prove his innocence. Artist Rafa Garres returns to illustrate this stand-alone potboiler!
LOONEY TUNES #199
Writer: Bill Matheny
Artist: Dave Santana
Ralph E. Wolf and Sam Sheepdog are at it again! Ralph’s not meeting his sheep-catching quota, so a life coach is brought in to help him. Unfortunately for Ralph, that coach is Daffy Duck and as usual, he’s full of sage “advice.”
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #10
Writer: Sholly Fisch
Artist: Fabio Laguna
Scooby and the gang attend a video game competition, but things get scary when the contest is interrupted by the petrifying Pinball Wizard. Can Mystery Inc. crack his chilling code before the event crashes and burns?
SECRET SIX #34
Writer: Gail Simone
Artist: J. Calafiore
He’s been a man of honor seeking his righteous path. But now, Bane has looked into the abyss and seen only the futility of his quest. His one lifeline has been Scandal Savage, but will she be enough to stop his descent – or has the obsession taken over Bane again?
STATIC SHOCK SPECIAL
Writer: Felicia D. Henderson
Artist: Denys Cowan, Prentis Rollins & others
A special one-shot paying homage to Dwayne McDuffie and the world of Milestone Media, with tribute material from Milestone co-founder Denys Cowan and other Milestone alumni.
STUCK RUBBER BABY
Writer: Howard Cruse
Artist: Howard Cruse
The groundbreaking, award-winning semi-autobiographical graphic novel returns in a new edition featuring an introduction by Alison Bechdel, award winning author of Fun Home.
In the 1960s American South, a young gas-station attendant named Toland Polk is rejected from the Army draft for admitting “homosexual tendencies,” and falls in with a close-knit group of young locals yearning to break from the conformity of their hometown through civil rights activism, folk music and upstart communality of race-mixing, gay-friendly nightclubs. Toland’s story is both deeply personal and epic in scope, as his search for identity plays out against the brutal fight over segregation, an unplanned pregnancy and small-town bigotry, aided by an unforgettable supporting cast.
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Pier Gallo
The mystery of the Hollow Men has been on Superboy’s mind ever since the first issue. The Phantom Stranger knows the secrets behind this Smallville legend, and Superboy is determined to get The Stranger to share that knowledge – but such information comes at a price, one Superboy may not be able to pay. Everything so far has been building up to this story, which kicks off here!
SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON VOL. 4
Writer: James Robinson & Greg Rucka
Artist: Pete Woods & Ron Randall
Leaving Earth behind for a life in the Kryptonian military, Superman must make many sacrifices to appease his people while averting a conflict with the other planets. But an attempt on the life of a high-ranking Kryptonian sends Superman to Earth on a mission that may ignite the very conflict he’s been avoiding in these tales from SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON #6-12.
SWEET TOOTH #22
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Jeff Lemire
“Endangered Species” continues as Gus and Jepperd discover the dam and the amazing secrets it holds. But when Jepperd and Walter Fish butt heads, it threatens to tear the group apart. Meanwhile, Singh and Johnny come face to face with the foot soldiers of the mysterious “Haggarty,” and new secrets of “Project Evergreen” begin to surface.
WEIRD WORLDS #6 (OF 6)
Writer: Kevin Vanhook, Aaron Lopresti & Kevin Maguire
Artist: Jerry Ordway, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan & Kevin Maguire
Lobo joins the political fray, but where’s the payday? Meanwhile, Garbage Man protects a little boy from a fellow experiment-gone-wrong. And Tanga’s new friends don’t appreciate her monster-fighting awesomeness as much as she’d like.
WONDER WOMAN #611
Writer: . Michael Straczynski & Phil Hester
Artist: Don Kramer & Jay Leisten
The penultimate chapter of “Odyssey”! Who is behind Diana’s altered reality? Who made the world forget that she is Wonder Woman? Who wants the Amazons dead? And, most importantly, why? The answers start to come right here!
WONDER WOMAN: ODYSSEY VOL. 1
Writer: J. Michael Straczynski & Phil Hester
Artist: Don Kramer, Michael Babinski, Eduardo Pansica, Allan Goldman & Jay Leisten
Diana must track down the truth behind what’s happened to her timeline and face the biggest stunner of all: Who destroyed Paradise Island? All bets are off as Wonder Woman embarks on an odyssey to find her past, getting a new costume, a new set of foes, and a new tone from the ground up!