Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sensational Comics for April, 2011



Sensational Links:
Wonder Woman
WONDER WOMAN #610
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI and PHIL HESTER
Art and cover by DON KRAMER and JAY LEISTEN
1:10 Variant cover by ALEX GARNER
Diana’s conflict with The Morrigan takes an unexpected turn when unlikely allies help her discover her true role as Wonder Woman – but Cheetah and company stand between Diana and her final test. As the old gods die away, only Diana’s inner strength can see her through the battle to come. But will it be enough?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale APRIL 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, RATED T
This book is sounding progressively less terrible. Fingers crossed!
WONDER WOMAN: ODYSSEY VOL. 1 HC
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI and PHIL HESTER
Art by DON KRAMER, MICHAEL BABINSKI, EDUARDO PANSICA, ALLAN GOLDMAN and JAY LEISTEN
Cover by ALEX GARNER
Wonder Woman gets a new costume in this start to bestselling writer J. Michael Straczynski’s run on the iconic character’s series, collected from issues #600-606.
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!
On sale JUNE 1 • 168 pg, FC, $22.99 US
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #5-6
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and TONY BEDARD
Art by MIKE S. MILLER, ADRIANA MELO and HOWARD PORTER
Covers by ED BENES
In issue #5 of this twice-monthly epic, Brainiac’s attack on the JLA Watchtower is met with fierce resistance — but the tide turns when he reveals his true goal! And in the bleak, blasted future, Lex Luthor reveals his own plan for killing Brainiac . . . but at what cost to his “allies”?
And in issue #6, Luthor and his ragged team of future survivors take the fight to Brainiac in a final, desperate attempt to stop his invasion of Earth — but will it be enough? Back in the present day, a catastrophe takes place that will forever change the face of the DCU!
Issue #5 on sale APRIL 6
Issue #6 on sale APRIL 20
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, RATED T
JLA 80-PAGE GIANT 2011 #1
Written by ADAM GLASS, MARC BERNARDIN, FRANK MASTROMAURO, JOE PRADO, ROBERTO CRUZ and others
Art by IG GUARA, SCOTT MCDANIEL, TONY SHASTEEN, EMANUAELA LUPACCHINO and others
Cover by STANTLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
As the team faces Eclipso in the the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, Adam Glass, producer/writer for TV’s Supernatural, joins other talents to take us on a journey revealing key battles between the World’s Greatest Heroes and mystical, hellish beings, including the Demon, Zatanna - and an object that could blackened the heroes’ very souls.
One-shot • On sale APRIL 6 • 80 pg, FC, $5.99 US, RATED T
I'd consider buying this, but that is the single worst image I've ever seen Artgerm's name on. It looks like John K. Snyder III on an off day. Also, the only interior artists I recognize, I don't like.
BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD — EMERALD KNIGHT TP
Written by LANDRY WALKER and SHOLLY FISCH
Art by ERIC JONES and ROBERT POPE
Cover by ERIC JONES
Batman battles evil with the help of Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter and more, from issues #13, 14, 16, 18, 19 and 21. On sale MAY 25 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US, RATED E
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #23-24
Written by JUDD WINICK
Issue #23 art by FERNANDO DAGNINO
Issue #24 art by AARON LOPRESTI
Covers by DUSTIN NGUYEN
1:10 Variant cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
DC’s bi-weekly JUSTICE LEAGUE reaches its shocking conclusion!
In issue #23, WONDER WOMAN and the JLI find themselves face-to-face with the ultimate weapon Maxwell Lord has been planning since the beginning of GENERATION LOST. The world seems to be revolting against the human race. Can our heroes defeat Lord’s machinations?
And in the extra-sized issue #24, the final battle is here! But who will be the victor?
Retailers please note: These issues will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
#23 on sale APRIL 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, RATED T
#24 on sale APRIL 27 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US, RATED T
I'm ever so glad they dragged Diana into this...

Artemis
YOUNG JUSTICE #3
Written by ART BALTAZAR & FRANCO
Art and cover by MIKE NORTON
Robin’s a bit jealous of Superboy’s abilities. But when they have to rescue the inhabitants of a burning building, The Boy Wonder might learn that one doesn’t need super powers to be a true Super Hero.
On sale APRIL 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, RATED E
Is this chick ever going to make the cover?

Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark)
TEEN TITANS #94
Written by J.T. KRUL
Art and cover by NICOLA SCOTT & DOUG HAZLEWOOD
The Teen Titans have a new ally in Solstice – and just in time, too, as the team finds itself trapped in a lost kingdom and attacked by the demonic hordes that dwell there. But the real question is: Who kidnapped Wonder Girl and Solstice’s parents – and why? With Solstice as their guide, the Teen Titans are going to be challenged as never before!
On sale APRIL 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, RATED T
TINY TITANS #39
Written by ART BALTAZAR & FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
What happens when you mix red clothes and white clothes in the wash? You end up with pink undies, right? The same thing happens when someone washes the Tiny Titans costumes with Superman’s red cape! Superman, Alfred, a gaggle of Tiny Titans and Lois Lane are going to have something new and oh-so-pretty in common this month!
On sale APRIL 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, RATED E

Wonder Girl (Donna Troy)
TINY TITANS: FIELD TRIPPIN’ TP
Written by ART BALTAZAR & FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
In this new collection from T.T. #26-32, Supergirl toddler-sits the tinier Tiny Titans. Then, the gang heads to the Fortress of Solitude for a super birthday party — which is crashed by a crew of Braniacs.
On sale MAY 4 • 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US, RATED E

8 comments:

Luke said...

I might get that JLA Special if it ties in with Eclipso. We'll see, I suppose.

Diabolu said...

I seriously doubt Eclipso will get more than a passing mention, and probably not even that.

LissBirds said...

Batman and Wonder Woman? Seriously? Groan.

"I'm ever so glad they dragged Diana into this..." I'm guessing that's sarcasm...? :)

Sooo...is the Wonder Woman pilot gettin a green light? The more I read the more confused I get. Though if it's going to be a "modern" take on the character, I'm not really sure it'd be worth producing anyway.

Diabolu said...

The show is on. NBC was the last network to pass, but that was due to a hefty licensing fee and a lame duck regime. The new president after the Comcast merger reached back and greenlit this baby.

My sole reply to BatWondy (from Day 5, and note who friggin' got first billing in the very name:)

"I hadn’t had time to stop by and comment, so real quick: No.

Also, no.

Plus, no.

By the way, no.

On the other hand, at least it’s not Superman

And yet, no.

See also: A thousand times no."

LissBirds said...

Well, I hope they don't screw up the TV show. I'm trying not to get my hopes up.

Ha! I didn't see our comment becuase I gave up after "BatWondy Day Number 2." I was going to post some feminist-inspired rant about how dating Batman would un-empower a character who stood for women's empowerment, but I like your comment better.

Diabolu said...

Picket Fences, the first season of Chicago Hope, most of The Practice and maybe the first season of Allie McBeal were good-to-great television. The morality plays on Fences would translate exceptionally well to a Wonder Woman show. However, Kelly has also produced some truly miserable television, and almost every one of his shows ends up jumping a guy jumping a shark on a trampoline going over a cliff.

LissBirds said...

I haven't watched any of those, but I loved Boston Legal. I'm not quite sure the quirkiness of that show would translate correctly to a Wonder Woman show, though.

Diabolu said...

I tried Boston Legal, but it was like Ally McBeal on testosterone. The Practice and Boston Public were much more earnest liberal do-gooder material. It's the whole "corporate executive" thing that bugs me. With NCIS still performing well, the military angle would have been both commercial and a much needed departure from Kelly's yuppie comfort zone. Hell, he's done a doctor show, so make her a nurse again. Anything but a lawyer or related suit.