Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sensational Comics for July, 2011



I was looking forward to running another "Imaginary Wednesday," but one of my Photobucket accounts is down for repairs, leaving my Wonder Woman and (Captain) Atom blogs a mess. Therefore, you get solicits! Yay?


Wonder Woman

DC RETROACTIVE: WONDER WOMAN – THE ‘70S #1
Written by DENNIS O’NEIL
Art by J. BONE
Cover by TBD
From legendary scribe Dennis O’Neil comes an untold adventure starring DC’s Amazon Princess in her “white costume” phase! When Paradise Island is in danger, Wonder Woman must complete three tasks to save her homeland from destruction. But are these tasks too difficult even for her?
Plus: Following the 26-page lead story is a classic tale originally published in the ’70s, also written by Dennis O’Neil!
ONE-SHOT
On sale JULY 20
56 pg, FC, $4.99 US
RATED T
One look at the top of this page should tell you how much I love the Diana Prince "mod" era, and J. Bone alone is reason enough for this to be the most exciting Wonder Woman news I've heard this year!

WONDER WOMAN #613
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI and PHIL HESTER
Art by DON KRAMER and WAYNE FAUCHER
Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
1:10 Variant cover by ALEX GARNER
The mega-opus “Odyssey” proved too big, it needed two extra issues to tell J. Michael Straczynski and Phil Hester’s full story! It’s classic Wonder Woman versus the new one! Even if she wins, she loses!
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale JULY 27
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T
You low down lying sons of bitches! Two extra issues? You couldn't see that coming last month?

FLASHPOINT #3
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by ANDY KUBERT and SANDRA HOPE
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 PEREZ
FLASH QUESTION: Will The Flash and his new allies be able to fix the world?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information
On sale JULY 6
3 of 5, 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
RATED T

FLASHPOINT: HAL JORDAN #2

Written by ADAM SCHLAGMAN
Art by BEN OLIVER
Cover by FRANCIS PORTELA
FLASH QUESTION: Will he be able to fly fast enough to escape his fate and defeat the Amazons?
On sale JULY 27
2 of 3, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T
Steve?

FLASHPOINT: WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #2
Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
Art by SCOTT CLARK and DAVID BEATY
Cover by ED BENES
FLASH QUESTION: How many must die to avenge Queen Hippolyta’s death and satiate Diana’s fury?
On sale JULY 20
2 of 3, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T
Vengeance driven bitch on heels? Mommy issues? I'm so very tired...

FLASHPOINT: LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #2
Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
Art by EDDIE NUNEZ
Cover by EDDIE NUNEZ and SANDRA HOPE
FLASH QUESTION: Lois Lane meets the mysterious leader of the Resistance – but will she survive?
On sale JULY 27
2 of 3, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T
I've got your resistance right here... in my wallet... until I spend it on a chicken sandwich at the vending machine...

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #11-12
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and TONY BEDARD
Art by MIKE S. MILLER, HOWARD PORTER and LIVESAY
Cover #11 by ED BENES
Cover #12 by HOWARD PORTER
Luthor unveils his next move in the elaborate game he’s playing against Superman and Brainiac – but how will it change the DC Universe? And Lois Lane is holding back a shocking secret from her husband – when revealed, it’ll rock the Man of Steel to his very core!
In issue #12, Batman begins connecting Luthor, Brainiac, the Exobytes and the survivors from The Daily Planet. But will he be in time to help Superman’s worsening condition?
Issue #11 on sale JULY 6
Issue #12 on sale JULY 20
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T
Compared to "Flashpoint," I'm ecstatic to read this book!

DC RETROACTIVE: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA – THE ‘70S #1
Artists Andy Smith and Gordon Purcell come together with writer Cary Bates to tell how Kanjar Ro will try to wipe out the civilization of Earth-Prime. It’ll be up to the Justice League, Adam Strange and a very special DC legend to stop his ruthless plans.
ONE-SHOT • On sale JULY 27 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
Purcell is a weird choice to ink, so I'm guessing he either finished the book or is going to try to being out more Neal Adams in Andy Smith's usual Bart Sears riff.

TEAM-UPS OF THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD TP
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Art and cover by JESUS SAIZ
The first seven issues of J. Michael Straczynski’s acclaimed run on THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD are collected from issues #27-33, featuring The Flash, The Blackhawks, Batman, Brother Power – The Geek, Green Lantern, Dr. Fate and more!
On sale AUGUST 24
176 pg, FC, $17.99 US

ABSOLUTE KINGDOM COME HC NEW PRINTING
Written by MARK WAID
Art and cover by ALEX ROSS
Now back in print! The unforgettable, best-selling miniseries by acclaimed writer Mark Waid and superstar painter Alex Ross returns, with a sketchbook section, annotations on the series, rare art and more!
Advance solicited
On sale JANUARY 25
8.25” x 12.5”, 340 pg, FC, $99.99 US

Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark)
TEEN TITANS #97 &
TEEN TITANS #98
Written by J.T. KRUL
Issue #97 art by NICOLA SCOTT and DOUG HAZLEWOD
Issue #98 art by EDUARDO PANSICA and EBER FERREIRA
Covers by NICOLA SCOTT and DOUG HAZLEWOD
TEEN TITANS ships twice in July for extra thrills!
First, in issue #97, the evil god Rankor and his demon horde are ready to invade and conquer our world – and only the Teen Titans stand in their way. And don’t miss the exciting conclusion to Solstice’s first adventure with the team. Does she have what it takes to be a hero?
Then, in issue #98 – He’s back! Don’t miss the issue where one of the deadliest and most psychotic threats in the DC Universe returns. It’s Superboy Prime! Of all things to hate, he hates The Teen Titans most of all. Now he’s coming for them, and he’s not coming alone.
#97 on sale JULY 13
#98 on sale JULY 27
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T
TINY TITANS #42
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
They said it couldn’t happen, but why did you believe them? It’s…young Bizarros in love! Who is the strange girl from a square planet floating in space? Join us as the Tiny Titans discover Bizarro World! Aww yeah!
On sale JULY 20
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED E

Wonder Girl (Donna Troy)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #59
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by BERNARD CHANG
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:10 Variant cover by DAVID MACK
Eclipso is triumphant! He has defeated the world’s greatest heroes, destroyed the moon and spit in the face of the greatest forces the universe. But one JLAer still stands. Can she make things right?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale JULY 20
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T
I kinda digging Donna getting so much action here, and Chang seems to be moving from one super girl book to another.
TITANS ANNUAL 2011 #1
Written by ERIC WALLACE
Art by CLIFF RICHARDS
Cover by FABRIZIO FIORENTINO
“The Methuselah Imperative” begins, continuing into the next month’s issue of TITANS! It’s all been building toward this – a giant throwdown between Deathstroke and his Titans and The Justice League! And Roy Harper must face his old teammates at last and choose his future path, with either his old friends or his new partners in crime.
On sale JULY 6
56 pg, FC, $4.99 US
RATED T+
This makes sense, except for the part where the JLA is weak enough that these Titans make a decent fight.
THE NEW TEEN TITANS: GAMES HC
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art and cover by GEORGE PEREZ
Legendary creators Marv Wolfman (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) and George PĂ©rez (FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS) reunite for a lost tale from their classic run on the best-selling NEW TEEN TITANS!
This original graphic novel features a mysterious villain playing a deadly game with New York City as the gameboard – and the Teen Titans as thepieces! Twenty years in the making, THE NEW TEEN TITANS: GAMES is a can’t-miss for fans new and old.
Retailers: This item is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
RESOLICIT
On sale SEPTEMBER 7
144 pg, 8.125” x 10.812”, FC, $24.99 US
Look at all those mullets! At least this was begun before Dick rocked his. I'll believe this is coming out when I hold a copy in my hands. Won't get fooled again!
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: OMEGA HC
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by BRETT BOOTH, POW RODRIX, ROB HUNTER and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by JIM LEE
The World’s Greatest Super Heroes battle The Crime Syndicate in the streets of Washington, D.C., in these tales from JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #49-53 and STARMAN/CONGORILLA #1. But a new villain bent on his own form of conquest prevents any other heroes from helping save the nation’s capital. It’s up to five members of The Justice League to save the city’s people, with serious repercussions for one Leaguer. In order to help their teammates, Bill and Mikaal must begin an odyssey across the world that will evoke memories of the departed Prometheus.
On sale SEPTEMBER 21
200 pg, FC, $24.99 US

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