This is the part where I try to come up with something clever to say as a means of introducing this post in which I list the comics I bought today, one of which I might write about tomorrow.
Look, here’s what I bought, okay? Don’t make this weird.
ACTION COMICS #1001 – Acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis’ new chapter for the Man of Steel and the world of tomorrow begins here! The devastating repercussions from the Man of Steel miniseries still reverberate as Metropolis enters a new age! The Daily Planet teeters on the brink of disaster! A new criminal element has made its way onto the streets of Superman’s hometown! The longest- running superhero comic of all time explodes off the page with art by fan favorite Patrick Gleason.
DC’S BEACH BLANKET BAD GUYS SPECIAL #1 – It’s summertime in the DCU and the bad guys are taking over! Beat the heat with 10 all-new stories by top comics talent starring DC’s most spectacular super-villains! In this issue, find out what Mr. Freeze does on the hottest day of the Gotham City summer! Learn what made Grodd such a bad gorilla! Then, while in a small beach town, Deathstroke gets hired for murder by the last person he’d expect! And The Joker and Bizarro team up for a truly weird summer bromance!
THE TERRIFICS #6 – No one escapes Element World! The Terrifics find themselves out of their, uh, element in a battle to save a town turned into elemental monsters. With Metamorpho and Mr. Terrific out of commission, Phantom Girl battles the Kingdom of Gas (insert joke here), while Plastic Man tries to survive the Domain of Rock by turning it up to 11. All this, and the source of the Terrifics’ terrible tragedies has one more masterstroke: Tom Strong must die!
WONDER WOMAN #51 – Then, is Man’s World ready for Wonder Woman to bring Amazonian justice to today’s society? Guest writer Steve Orlando (Justice League of America) delves into that theme in “Transformation Island,” which sees Diana visiting the small-time crook known as Mayfly in jail over the course of several years. But how do these visits impact Diana and Mayfly?
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RASPUTIN: THE VOICE OF THE DRAGON TPB – Hellboy’s future guardian Trevor Bruttenholm, working for Britains Military Intelligence, uncovers a collection of messages. The messages throw him into a world of animated corpses, deadly mystics, and Nazi agents. The treacherous journey leads him face to face with the man who will bring Hellboy to Earth–Rasputin! Collects Rasputin: Voice of the Dragon#1-#5.
BARBARELLA #8 – Barbarella has a corporate target on her back, and only the arrival of an old friend can save her bacon. But the mistress of the spaceways whose heart belongs to no one is out of the frying pan and into the fire-literally! For her latest adventure has her headed for the heart of the sun!
That does it for this week’s Showcase. Come back tomorrow to see if one of these comics appears in the Spotlight.