Tuesday, December 13, 2005

DC Comics for March 2006

It's one year later......
Here's what got my interest:

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning
Covers by Jim Lee & Sandra Hope and George Pérez
Which events in this continuing epic will lead us to One Year Later? What worlds live? Which hero dies? Retailers please note: This issue will ship with covers by Lee & Hope (approximately 50%) and Pérez (approximately 50%).
On sale March 8 o 6 of 7 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Butch Guice
It's One Year Later…and Aquaman has totally changed! Join the new creative team of Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY, JLA) and Butch Guice (JLA CLASSIFIED) for the start of an amazing new undersea adventure!
On sale March 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers
Art and cover by Cully Hamner
Keith Giffen (FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE) and hot screenwriter John Rogers (Catwoman) team with Cully Hamner (RED, BATMAN: TENSES) to bring back the Beetle! Tearing its way through the events of DAY OF VENGEANCE and INFINITE CRISIS, the mystical Blue Beetle scarab has chosen its new guardian! But supernatural powers can be a blessing or a curse, and when it comes to the powers of the Scarab, you don't get one without the other.
On sale March 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos
Cover by Simone Bianchi
It's One Year Later…and Hal Jordan is about to embark on one of his greatest challenges ever! Join acclaimed writer Geoff Johns (INFINITE CRISIS) and new series art team Ivan Reis & Marc Campos (ACTION COMICS, RANN/THANAGAR WAR) for Part 1 of "Revenge of the Green Lanterns!" Who is the Grandmaster of the Manhunters? What is the Igneous Man? Where is Sinestro? And why will the most unlikely of sons become one of Hal Jordan's greatest enemies?
On sale March 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Walter Simonson
Art and cover by Howard Chaykin
It's One Year Later…and Hawkgirl is out to make a name for herself in St. Roché! New villains and new threats, all brought to you by the team of writer Walter Simonson (Orion, ELRIC: THE MAKING OF A SORCEROR) and artist Howard Chaykin (American Flagg, CITY OF TOMORROW)!
On sale March 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Luke Ross
Cover by Brian Bolland
It's 130 years ago…and the world's ugliest bounty hunter faces off against the deadliest combination known to mankind: nuns with guns!
On sale March 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mark Waid
Art and cover by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray
It's 1,001 years later…and guess who's joining the Legion of Super-Heroes? It's just what you think…and nothing you expect!
On sale March 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Yanick Paquette & Serge LaPointe
In the miniseries finale, the Bulleteer finally faces her husband's mysterious online lover in an unforgettable battle to the death! Sally Sonic is an embittered British super-teen from the 1940s with the mind of a miserable 75-year-old woman trapped in an immortal 16-year-old body. Can Bulleteer survive her first slugfest, or could this be the tragic end of her career as a super-hero before it even begins?
A Soldier must die - will it be the Bulleteer?
On sale March 15 o 4 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke
Frankenstein has tracked the swarming Sheeda to their lair - and what he finds will shock him! The truth about the villains is revealed at last as the Monster goes on a rampage the likes of which has never before been seen in comics. It's Frankenstein vs. the Fairies - and the end of SEVEN SOLDIERS! This issue leads directly into April's SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY #1, the mindblowing conclusion to this expansive saga!
A Soldier must die - will it be Frankenstein?
On sale March 29 o 4 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Freddie Williams II
Ever wonder what life might have been like if you'd chosen a different path? The Omega Effect can take you there!
Join Shilo Norman, Super Escape Artist, as he faces the ultimate challenge! The Life Trap is here, and the only way out is in a box. Can Mr. Miracle beat the odds that say death is 100% certain? Find out in "Forever-Flavored Man" and prepare to witness…the Final Escape!
A Soldier must die - will it be Mr. Miracle?
On sale March 8 o 4 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Bruce Jones
Art and cover by Bart Sears
The amazing new adventures of one of comics' greatest fantasy heroes by Bruce Jones and Bart Sears continue! The brutal Prince Brovis means to conquer Shamballah, a kingdom in desperate need of a champion. The prophecy says a warrior will come…but could that warrior be a man from our world?
On sale March 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by John Layman
Art by Andy Smith
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Jim Lee
Fan-favorite Red Sonja meets a blast from DC's past: Claw the Unconquered - in a 4-issue miniseries written by John Layman (THUNDERCATS: ENEMY'S PRIDE) with art by Andy Smith (Weapon X, Silver Surfer) and covers by Jim Lee (BATMAN, SUPERMAN) and Alex Ross (JUSTICE)! Red Sonja, crimson-haired she-devil with a sword, and Claw, the cursed warrior, are thrown together as unlikely allies against a despotic evil sorcerer who was once a friend to Red Sonja but is now her sworn enemy - and may hold the key to unlocking the terrible curse he must endure! Copublished with Dynamite Entertainment. Please see the order form for details on the variant cover.
On sale March 15 o 1 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

100 BULLETS #70
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson
While most of the remaining members of The Trust were gambling with their lives in Atlantic City, Agent Graves paid a visit to two brothers down on their luck. But when one gets his hands on Graves' infamous briefcase, the result be anything but brotherly love.
On sale March 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Danijel Zezelj
Cover by Marcelo Frusin
Featuring guest art by Danijel Zezelj (EL DIABLO, CONGO BILL)! America's dirty and violent underside was exposed during the Civil War and Reconstruction. However, for Atticus Mann, a former slave turned Freeman, the struggle to survived was doubled in the face of racism and brutality.
On sale March 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Simone Bianchi, Cameron Stewart, Ryan Sook & Mick Gray and Frazer Irving
Cover by Stewart
The brilliant mind of Grant Morrison (THE INVISIBLES, JLA, ALL STAR SUPERMAN) is showcased once again as the collections of his most groundbreaking and ambitious project yet! Comprised of seven different 4-issue miniseries and two bookend Specials, this colossal 30-part tale of death, betrayal, failure, joy, loss, romance, triumph and redemption is being collected in 4 volumes!
This second volume features the continuing exploits of four of the seven soldiers, and collects KLARION #2-3, SHINING KNIGHT #3-4, GUARDIAN #3-4, and ZATANNA #3. Independently, each of these characters is featured in a story arc that redefines their purpose in the DCU. But their stories also interweave with the other Soldiers' tales, and tells a grander story of a devastating global threat to mankind. Together, these reluctant champions must arise and work together to save the world...without ever meeting one another!
On sale March 22 o 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Otto Binder
Art by Curt Swan, Ruben Moreria, Ray Burnley and others
Cover by Swan & Stan Kaye
The super-affordable Showcase collections continue with a volume spotlighting Superman's girlfriend Lois Lane and pal Jimmy Olsen, collecting the first 22 issues of SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN and Lois's first solo outing from SHOWCASE #9!
On sale March 15 o 576 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by Bob Haney, Marv Wolfman and Len Wein
Art by Nick Cardy, Bruno Premiani, Bill Molno, Irv Novick, Lee Elias, Bill Draut, Sal Trapani and Jack Abel
Cover by Cardy
The "Showcase" format continues with a volume collecting BRAVE AND THE BOLD #54, 60, SHOWCASE #59, and TEEN TITANS #1-18. Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, and Aqualad unite for adventures only a teen team could handle!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 5 o 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

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