This week’s Showcase includes a double helping of Gail Simone, a new start for the Man of Steel, and something that’s probably going to interfere with my ability to sleep, if history is any indication. Let’s take a look.
PROVIDENCE ACT 2 HARDCOVER – The second arc of Providence is unveiled in this special hardcover-only edition. Robert Black came looking for a story but what he found is a world of misery and woe. He’s becoming a broken man, only beginning to accept the horrors of the Lovecraftian world are real and hiding in plain sight. Alan Moore’s quintessential horror series has set the standard for a terrifying reinvention of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. It is being universally hailed as one of Moore’s most realized works in which the master scribe has controlled every iota of the story, art, and presentation. The result has been a masterpiece like no other and a true must-have addition to his essential works in the field. We present a collected Providence Act 2 Hard Cover edition that contains Providence issues #5-8, and all the back matter, in this one-time printing of this edition.
PLASTIC MAN #2 – Eel didn’t like it when a spy blackmailed him over his secret identity, and then a kid found out, and now the dancers at his club know and the concept of a secret identity has gotten stretched way the heck out of whack. But the dancers are helping him find the kid, who was nabbed by some bad guys who don’t know his secret identity, just his costumed persona, which is still a terrible day, even in his pretty rotten life.
SUPERMAN #1 – A bold new chapter for the greatest superhero of all time begins here as the superstar team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Ivan Reis begin their run on the all-new SUPERMAN! The fallout from the Man of Steel miniseries has Clark Kent looking at the world through new eyes…with new ideas about what Superman could and should do for the city of Metropolis and the planet Earth. His first job? Getting the planet back out of the Phantom Zone!
THE IMMORTAL MEN #4 – Can an Immortal Man hope to defeat an Infinite Woman? Armed with a weapon courtesy of the Batman Who Laughs, the Infinite Woman takes aim against the Immortals. It’s the House of Conquest versus the House of Action in the oldest secret war in the DCU—now revealed to the world!
WONDER WOMAN #50 – A new pantheon of gods has been born! But who are they? Where did they come from? What do they want? All questions for Wonder Woman, because she played more of a role in their arrival than you’d think! Will it fall to Diana to end their existence as well? Meanwhile, Wonder Woman’s brother Jason learns his true purpose. It’s all here in this extra-sized anniversary issue!
RED SONJA #18 – After discovering the provenance of her sword — and the fact that the original owner has promised a large reward for its return — Sonja travels to the realm of Lord Skath, only to discover a legendary warrior who can no longer live up to his reputation. (And because Sonja is who she is, she also discovers treachery and danger and a conflict she can’t help but be drawn into!)
DOMINO #4 – SOMEONE IS ABOUT TO GET LUCKY……and it just might be Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu! If he plays his cards right, that is…Domino’s search for answers about her past takes her to Hong Kong! Will she stay on the straight and narrow? Or go right for the seedy underbelly?
EXILES #5 – TIME TO DIE! The identity of the Time-Eater has finally been revealed! And the Exiles have nowhere left to run. It’s time for the Exiles to face down their enemy — no matter the cost. And in historic Exiles fashion, not everyone will survive. Don’t miss the first arc’s epic conclusion!
That does it for this week’s Showcase. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the Spotlight.
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