Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sensational Comics for June, 2011



A skipped a bunch of recent reprints this month, like collections of Blackest Night and JMS Superman.

Sensational Links:


Wonder Woman
WONDER WOMAN #612
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI and PHIL HESTER
Art and cover by DON KRAMER and WAYNE FAUCHER
1:10 Variant cover by ALEX GARNER
This is the one you’ve waited for! The year-long “Odyssey” storyline comes to an earth-shattering conclusion! Can Diana defeat the powerful forces that destroyed her entire reality? And even if she wins, she could still lose everything!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale JUNE 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Is our long national nightmare truly over?

FLASHPOINT #2
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT and SANDRA HOPE
1:25 Black and White Variant cover A by ANDY KUBERT
Variant cover B by IVAN REIS and GEORGE PÉREZ
The world-changing miniseries continues! Where are the World’s Greatest Super Heroes? Barry Allen is on a mission to find out or die trying – and that may be what’s happening as he tries to make lightning strike twice! Meanwhile, around the submerged Paris, the pirate Deathstroke confronts Emperor Aquaman!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for FLASH promotional rings.
On sale JUNE 1 • 2 of 5, 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Welcome to Pass, population you. I'm practically giddy at the prospect of skipping every single one of these titles.

FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT #1
Written by REX OGLE and others
Art by PAULO SIQUIERA
Cover by SHANE DAVIS
FLASH FACT! Everything you know changed in a flash – but how?
Retailers: Please see the Previews Order form for special FLASHPOINT promotional buttons.
On sale JUNE 1 • 1 of 3, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As previously mentioned, I much prefer Wonder Woman tangling with Aquaman (at work or play) that Superman/Batman, but this whole event looks crap, and I'm not playing.

FLASHPOINT: WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #1
Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
Art by SCOTT CLARK and DAVID BEATY
Cover by ED BENES
FLASH FACT! If she can’t have the world – no one will!
Retailers: Please see the Previews Order form for special FLASHPOINT promotional buttons.
On sale JUNE 15 • 1 of 3, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Seriously, Warrior Princess Diana in a hideous armor waving her Amazonian sword-cock in my face is so not going to do it for me. That Wonder Girl redesign speaks to an absence of trying. Plus, imagine the stick-like harridans Scott Clark will draw. Horrors.

FLASHPOINT: LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #1
Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
Art by EDDY NUNEZ
Cover by EDDY NUNEZ and SANDRA HOPE
FLASH FACT! She is ready to reveal the Amazons’ secret!
Retailers: Please see the Previews Order form for special FLASHPOINT promotional buttons.
On sale JUNE 22 • 1 of 3, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Damn it-- this may well be the most Wonder Woman-centric crossover since War of the Gods, and looks about as stinky. Try again in twenty years...

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #9-10
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by MIKE S. MILLER, SERGIO SANDOVAL, HOWARD PORTER and LIVESAY
Cover #9 by IVAN REIS
Cover #10 by ED BENES
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!
In issue #10, Lex Luthor has saved the day and done what Superman couldn’t by rescuing the Daily Planet and foiling Brainiac’s plans. Now, Superman must answer to the JLA for his dereliction of duty, and it won’t be pretty!
Issue #9 on sale JUNE 1
Issue #10 on sale JUNE 15
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
This is a weird book, in that I have no interest in the contents, but like the characters and creators. What say we make this a big, fat, cheap ass $20 trade, eh?

DC COMICS PRESENTS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA – BLACK BAPTISM #1
Written by RUBEN DIAZ and SEAN SMITH
Art by JESUS SAIZ and KEITH CHAMPAGNE • Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
When the World’s Greatest Heroes learn that a family of mobster demons called the Diablos have declared a gang war on the Sentinels of Magic (Dr. Fate, Zatanna, Deadman, and others), the JLA split up to protect the mages of the DC Universe. Collecting the four-issue miniseries from 2001.
On sale JUNE 15 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US
I already covered this mediocrity as a four issue mini-series: #1, #2, #3, #4

DC UNIVERSE: LEGACIES HC
Written by LEN WEIN
Art by SCOTT KOLINS, ANDY KUBERT, JOE KUBERT, GEORGE PEREZ, J.H. WILLIAMS III and others
Cover by ANDY KUBERT and JOE KUBERT
Acclaimed writer Len Wein chronicles the DC Universe’s epic history in this title spanning five generations of heroes, from the dawn of the Mystery Men before World War II through the present day, starring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Justice League of America, The Teen Titans and more. Collecting the ten-issue series!
On sale AUGUST 24 • 336 pg, FC, $34.99 US
Seemed like a ridiculously long and largely unnecessary History of the DC Universe retread without the ancient stuff.


Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark)
TEEN TITANS #95
Written by J.T. KRUL
Art and cover by NICOLA SCOTT and DOUG HAZLEWOOD
Trapped in a dangerous world of monsters from Hindu lore, The Teen Titans are being hunted down. Will Superboy be the next to fall? And for what dark purpose does the Demon King Rankor need our heroes? Don’t miss the next chapter of Solstice’s first adventure with the team!
On sale MAY 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
TINY TITANS #40
Written by ART BALTAZAR & FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
Because you demanded it, the wait is finally over – it’s the all-Kroc issue! Ever wonder if you’re doing things the right way or the wrong way? How about the Kroc way? This issue is filled with household, how-to, and cooking tips – the Kroc way! Don’t worry, the Tiny Titans will be there, too!
On sale MAY 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Wonder Girl (Donna Troy)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #58
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:10 Variant cover by AARON LOPRESTI
After last issue’s devastating battle with the Spectre, Eclipso now has the power to split the moon in two, an omen that the end of days has begun. With life on Earth at stake, Batman much hatch a desperate plan involving Shade, Starman and the Atom. At the same time, another member of the team steps forward, not knowing how vital she is to mankind’s survival. Prepare for “Eclipso vs. Donna Troy” – with an ending that will shock you!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale JUNE 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
That is one hell of a random pairing, but if Donna gets a formidable foe and hopefully a proper code name out of this...
THE NEW TEEN TITANS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, CURT SWAN, ROMEO TANGHAL and others
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
In 1980, writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez introduced a timeless team including Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Cyborg, Changeling, Raven and Starfire – young heroes with great powers and strong personalities who learned their way in the world through the strength of their friendship and the adventures they shared.
This first omnibus edition collects the team’s debut in DC COMICS PRESENTS #26, plus the first sixteen issues of their smash-hit monthly series, including the first appearances of foes including Deathstroke and Trigon, as well as a confrontation with The Justice League of America.
On sale AUGUST 24 • 464 pg, FC, $75.00 US
I'm not too sure how well these will hold up, given that the book hit its stride in the second year, but the art alone should abide.

2 comments:

FAsh10npr1nc3ss@twitter said...

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Diabolu said...

I'm less optimistic, but the Hurley casting is fun.