Writer: Joe Kelly Pencillers: Doug Mahnke, Yvel Guichet, Lewis La Rosa, Darryl Banks, Dietrich O. Smith Inkers: Tom Nguyen, Mark Propst, Allen ‘Al’ Milgrom, Wayne Faucher, Sean P. Parsons
The second half of the acclaimed Obsidian Age saga, Book Two sees the past and present day struggles of both JLA teams. In the past, the JLA soon learn the scope of the danger across time, and must fight back from death itself in order to stop the Ancients, whilst Nightwing’s JLA discover the link between the world-wide water crisis and the JLA’s seemingly fatal mission.
With a saga spamming across thousands of years, does Kelly bring it all together well, or does this feel like an unsatisfactory end to this chapter of the JLA?
In NYC at the moment and later on a certain Jim lee and Geoff Johns will be in attendance at Times Square at midnight to sign the first issue of the new, relaunched Justice League issue. And it just so happens I’m staying five minutes from Times Square. Can someone give me a hell yeah?
I know that scans and comics usually become available to some people by Tuesday, so now seems the best time.
If anyone posts anything from Flashpoint #5 or Justice League #1 before next week, I will unfollow you and shout at you. This really should go for every comic, every week, but it goes double for this week. Some people, myself included, don’t get/read their comics until the weekend, and having it spoilt for them before then is just unfair.
I know some people don’t care/like the relaunch, but that’s no excuse. Don’t ruin the fun of the people who do care.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t think it’s a spoiler, other people may find it thus. I don’t want to see anything of comics I’m going to read next week before I actually read them myself.
You have been warned.
Just putting this here to say that it’s policy that I’ll also be following.
I know I post a lot of scans, but I always make sure it’s stuff that has been released quite a while ago, and usually has since been collected in trade. (At least that’s my justification anyway. >.<)
Roberto Vindell sent in pictures of his custom gold Flash ring.
I’m a huge flash fan, and I’ve always wanted a ring like Barry’s. So I collected all my old gold, and my mom took it to Nicaragua along with my plastic flash ring that I got with issue 1 of Barry’s relaunch. The jeweler did an amazing job duplicating it for me. It came out awesome and I never take it off! I feel like the Flash now!
“Q: [Mark Millar] still lives in Glasgow, is there a chance of bumping into him?
A: There’s a very good chance of running into him, and I hope I’m going 100 miles an hour when it happens.”—Grant Morrison, interviewed in Rolling Stone, via The Beat. (via hangingfire)
So in less than two weeks, the big DC Comics relaunch is finally going to be here. Whether you’re excited by it or completely hate the idea, it’s something that we’ve all heard a lot about. With 52 new books all launching in the same month, it can be a little intimidating, so I’m going to offer my opinions on which of these new books I think will be worth it, and why. Of course, this is biased towards which characters and creators I prefer, so it’s not to say that the books I don’t mention are entirely not worth your time or money.
So here are my picks for the top 10 books (in alphabetical order, and that I’m definitely grabbing) to look at in the DCnU (as it’s been dubbed), and then five more that pique my interest.
Writer: Phil Hester Penciller: Michael Broussard Inker: Ryan Winn
The first volume of the current series, this volume sees writing duties handed to Phil Hester, who picks up the pieces after Jackie Estacado’s life was drastically changed in the First Born limited series. This volume sees Jackie after he has relocated to the secluded European nation of Sierra Munoz, where he rules alongside his mysterious partner. Despite his seemingly comfortable position however, things soon spiral out of control, threatening not just Jackie’s position as ruler, but his control over the Darkness and his very life.
After the previous ongoing lost its way, does Hester breathe life into the relaunched series? Read on to find out.