Wednesday, March 15, 2006

DC Comics For June 2006

Here are the highlights from DC Comic's Solicitations for June 2006.


Superman and the Justice League of America make an appearance in All-Star Batman and Robin #6 as Frank Miller renders up a post-modernist '80s Madonna-inspired Batgirl for the cover... Simone Bianchi (Seven Soldiers: Shining Knight) delivers two more fantastic covers for Detective Comics #820 and Batman #654...

Catwoman #56 guest-stars the JSA's Wildcat as Selina's successor seeks to better herself... Jason Todd and Dick Grayson butt heads in Nightwing #121... Freddie E. Williams (Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle) is on art chores as Robin gets a proposition he won't want to refuse from the League of Assassins in #151... There's more self-discovery in Man-Bat #3... Batman's softer side puts a crimp on things in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #207, which begins a new five-part story arc...
Batman gets himself analyzed by the Joker in Batman: Journey into Knight #11... Joker and Batman then play truth or dare in Sam Keith's Batman: Secrets #4...
Batman: City of Crime collects David Lapham (Stray Bullets) interpretation of Gotham City from Detective Comics #800-808...
Batman Chronicles #2 is released, featuring Detective Comics #39-45, Batman #2-3, and New York World's Fair Comics #2...

Superman Returns gets four specials in June: Krypton to Earth, Ma Kent, Lex Luthor and Lois Lane...
Superman #653 and Action Comics #840 finds the Man of Steel returning to Metropolis... Superman/Batman #27, drawn by Kevin Maguire (Justice League International) features Power Girl and Huntress out to save the World's Finest heroes... Power Girl then squares off (again) with the Girl of Steel in Supergirl #8...
Superman/Batman Vol. 4: Vengeance (hardcover) reprints Superman/Batman #20-25...
Superman: Infinite Crisis chronicles the return of Earth 2's Superman from Superman #226, Action Comics #836, Adventures of Superman #649 and Infinite Crisis Secret Files 2006...
Superman/Doomsday Omnibus brings us more of the thrilling tale...
Superman: Our Worlds at War Complete Edition collects both of the previous editions...

Hal Jordan and Major Force get reacquainted in Crisis Aftermath: Battle for Bludhaven #5... Crispus Allen learns what it's like to be the Ghost of DC Future in Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre #2... 52 hits Weeks 5-8 with the spotlight turning on Hal Jordan, Booster Gold and Steel... There's war under the sea in Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #43 when Aquaman learns his father is dead... Oracle gives the new Blue Beetle a little advice in #4... It's Shiva vs. Black Canary as they squawk over names in Birds of Prey #95... John Byrne continues to blaze a trail in Hell with Blood of the Demon #16...

DCU: Brave New World serves as a prelude to six new books launching later this summer: Martian Manhunter, OMAC, Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters (featuring art by Daniel Acuña!), The Creeper, The All-New Atom and The Trials of Shazam!... Find out who the new Flash is in The Flash: Fastest Man Alive #1, written by the creators of the cult television series... Cliff Richards sits in on Checkmate #3... Firestorm and Firehawk get to learn more about each other as they attempt to save Pofessor Stein in Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #26... It's "Attack of the Zombies" in Green Arrow #63 as the citizens of Star City turn into flesh-eating monsters...

Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner face off against the Manhunters in Green Lantern #13, which also sports a nice Simone Bianchi cover... Green Lantern Corps #1 picks up a year after where Green Lantern Corps: Recharge left off as the new group tests their strength... Jim Krueger and Alex Ross continue their JLA adventure in Justice #6... Hard Time Season Two comes to an end with #7... Hawkgirl practices claw-claw-bite-bite with an ancient evil of St. Roch in #53... Kyle and Mogo have a man to planet talk in Ion #3... Jonah Hex meets an old friend in #8... Vixen, Vibe, Gypsy and Steel show that they weren't wannabees in JLA Classified #24... Alan Scott and Vandal Savage come to terms in JSA Classified #13... Meanwhile, in JSA #86, more of Gentleman Ghost's past is brought to light...

DC releases a new Absolute Kingdom Come hardcover in June to celebrate it's 10th anniversary...
Manhunter does some soul searching in #23...
The Metal Men get their own Archives in June...
Monsieur Mallah and the Brain are caught up in the flames of love as they seek to destroy the Outsiders in #37... Gail Simone's still pretty hush-hush on the secrets of the Secret Six but some get revealed in #2... An entire town is held hostage in Shadowpact #2... Solo #11 features the work of Sergio Aragonés as he takes on the DC Universe... Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #19 finds the team investigating a murder mystery...

Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol. 4 finishes the trade paperback collection of Grant Morrison's epic story, featuring Frankenstein #2-4, Mister Miracle #3-4, Bulleteer #3-4, and Seven Soldiers of Victory #1...
Joe Kubert's Sgt. Rock: The Prophecy comes to a conclusion with #6... Showcase Presents The Elongated Man Vol. 1 brings us a more light-hearted Ralph Dibny from years passed... The Doom Patrol appears in Teen Titans #37 as the two teams take on the Brotherhood of Evil... Teen Titans: Life and Death represents Teen Titans #29-33, Teen Titans Annual #1 and Robin #146-147... Travis Morgan pisses some people off in Warlord #5...
Wonder Woman: Mission's End collects Wonder Woman #218-226 into one handy volume... Meanwhile, check out the new direction with Wonder Woman #1 which promises to satisfy every fan's expectations.
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2 comments:

Psychbloke said...

Those first three Batcovers are great....

Republic of Replicants said...

I ran out of room or I would've posted this one, too:
Green Lantern #13