Showcase Saturday 6.2.18
Being late to the party means I missed out on the one DC/H-B crosssover I was most interested in (Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey), but I still grabbed one of them, anyway.
Let’s take a look at what we have to work with.
THE MAN OF STEEL #1 – A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that’s determined to burn down Metropolis!
SUPER SONS/DYNOMUTT SPECIAL #1 – It’s no fun for Jon Kent to be visiting Big City with his parents for the funeral of an old friend. So his best pal Damian Wayne decides to follow along and give him the inside scoop on the city. But when they go to meet Robin’s local friend, Dynomutt, they find him injured and in need of help. And Dynomutt’s human superhero companion, Blue Falcon, has seemingly turned evil. What’s the reason for this betrayal between once-loyal companions, and what role might the evil Red Vulture play in this scenario?
KILL OR BE KILLED #19 – The fourth arc ends with a bang! If Dylan can’t get to the trouble, well…it’ll just come to him. Trapped in an insane asylum, Dylan fights for his life and whatever future he may have! And don’t forget, every issue of KILL OR BE KILLED contains extra back pages, articles, and art!
WHERE WE LIVE: LAS VEGAS SHOOTING BENEFIT ANTHOLOGY TP – “On October 1, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada suffered the worst mass shooting in modern American history, resulting in 58 deaths and over 500 injured. It broke my heart. Las Vegas is my home. I felt like something needed to be done to help in a unique way.” — JH WILLIAMS III, Artist & Curating Editor
This “unique way” was the genesis of the WHERE WE LIVE anthology—a riveting collection of both fictional stories and actual eye-witness accounts told by an all-star line-up of the top talent working in comics today. All the creators have graciously volunteered their time and talent to help bring some sense to this senseless act and, in the process, raise money for the survivors and their families.
The book will include a variety of perspectives with key themes exploring gun violence, common sense gun control, value of a compassionate society, mental health stigmatization, aftermath of tragedy and how individuals & communities persevere and an appreciation of Las Vegas as a vibrant community.
100% of the proceeds for the WHERE WE LIVE anthology will be donated to Route 91 Strong, a non-profit organization.
Come back tomorrow to see which of these books will be in the Spotlight.
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4 thoughts on “Showcase Saturday 6.2.18”
my vote is for anything other than the Los Vegas one
At first the big image up at the top had me thinking, “Wow. They’ve recast Ace the Bat-Hound.” Later I realized it was meant to be Dynomutt. Wasn’t Dynomut a robot? Canoid? Something like that?
Yeah, he’s a robot. The story is surprisingly dark and disturbing, but also kind of touching. These DC/H-B (and DC/WB) crossovers have been very odd.
Just from the conceit of putting Hanna-Barbara outside of sitcom, what darkness that was already there shines brighter. Like how just re-drawing Order of the Stick in standard WotC style would make 70% of the humor disappear.