Sunday, March 22, 2009

June Solicits For The Super Titles

The early June solicits for DC featured the super-titles and it looks like the 'Year Without Superman' is heating up a bit.

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Fernando Dagnino & Raul Fernadez
Cover by Andrew Robinson

Nightwing and Flamebird, meet Nadira Va-Dim and Az-Rel, the Bonnie and Clyde of Krypton. They’ve got all of your powers, but absolutely none of your morals. Good luck!

Two more of the six sleepers are being hunted down and it looks like Thara and Chris will have their hands full. The first issue of this run was solid so I am looking forward to Action this year. That sad, it is too bad that Eddy Barrows is off art in this issue. I hope it is only for an issue.

Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Pere Pérez
Cover by Renato Guedes

Discover the origin of Nightwing and Flamebird! The new dynamic duo is busy rooting out General Zod’s sleeper agents in the present, but how did they find out about the sleepers in the first place? What exactly is their history with Zod? How did they meet? What is their connection to the original Nightwing and Flamebird? Find out these answers and more in this all-new annual!

I like the fact that there is going to be a link with the legendary Flamebird and Nightwing and the current team. I also will be interested to see if they flashback to anything we saw in the New Krypton storyline that should have tipped us off. Lastly, I really hope they explain the flame powers and 'tactile telekinesis' the current team used when we first saw them. Seemed like a way to get Linda and Kon fans worked up.

Written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Gary Frank
Variant cover by Howard Chaykin

A new planet suddenly appearing in any space sector would demand the scrutiny of the Green Lantern Corps. When the planet in question is New Krypton and the space sector is 2814, it means Kandor City gets a visit from Hal Jordan and John Stewart, with Daxamite Sodam Yat along for good measure. But what starts as a good-will mission soon becomes a manhunt for some of the Phantom Zone’s most deranged and dangerous criminals and leads ultimately to dire conflict between the Corps and Zod’s Military Guild – with Superman caught in the middle!

It never occurred to me that the GLC would have a vested interest in the sudden inclusion of New Krypton in sector 2814 but it makes perfect sense.

And let's face it, a battle between 100,000 Kryptonians and the entire Corps would be a galaxy shattering war. The cover by Gary Frank is just sweet.

Written by James Robinson
Art by Renato Guedes & José Wilson Magalhães
Cover by Andrew Robinson

What’s a young man to do when he’s told he’s going to die? See the world while he can, of course! Experience a whistle-stop tour of Earth with Mon-El as he tastes life and fights crime with some of DC’s international cast of Super Heroes.Meanwhile, back in Metropolis, a media mogul takes to the airwaves. His goal: the banning of all alien life on Earth. His name: Morgan Edge. And just what is the Prankster planning?

I still don't know how I am going to feel about this run but I trust Robinson to pull it off.

And a re-introduction of Morgan Edge. It warms my Silver Age bones. I hope he is just an arrogant newsman again and not a villain with Intergang ties.

Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Jamal Igle & Jon Sibal
Cover by Joshua Middleton

Supergirl has answered the question “Who is Superwoman?” but there’s more to the mystery! In this dramatic epilogue issue, Supergirl must deliver devastating news to one of Superman’s closest allies! And something strange is going on with Lana Lang – can anyone help her before it's too late? Back on New Krypton, Alura is none too happy with her daughter – leading to some drastic consequences for our Girl of Steel!

Nice to see Jamal back on art and inked by Jon Sibal too! Spectacular!

Hmmmm ... the fact that Alura and Lana are both mentioned in the solicit makes me think that neither is Superwoman (although a clone of Alura would still be okay). I have to figure that this is the issue where Kara finally says 'I am going to live on Earth.'

But devastating news to one of Superman's closest allies? Any ideas? Is that a clue to who Superwoman is?

And it also sounds like Lana begins to manifest whatever illness we saw in 'Origins and Omens'.

All sounds good to me!


Beam77 said...

I am going to say that I think Lois is the ally that gets devastating news. The Gary Frank cover for World of New Krypton is really good.

Anj said...

I am going to say that I think Lois is the ally that gets devastating news.

Thanks for the post.

I think you are right. Maybe she has to tell her that Lucy has died?

Hmmm ..

Yota said...

Allies don't get much closer than husband and wife, do they..? "Hey Lois, you're dad's alive, and working with Lex Luthor and your sister, who is Superwoman, by the way, to try and kill your husband!"

I can see how that'd be devastating... Even minus the part about Lucy being Superwoman, if that doesn't turn out to be the case!

And I do hope that, by this issue, Kara's decided to stay on Earth; as great as it is seeing heroes fly around and beating up bad guys, or going on secret missions and whatnot, I've always been more interested in the balance between heroic and civilian life... Humanized characters and all that...

*sigh* Here's hoping.

TalOs said...

Action Comics #878 - sounds like Nightwing and Flamebird will really have their hands full here.

Action Comics Annual #12 - this is a great move to have this annual flesh out the official back story to our all new Nightwing and Flamebird's origins as well as their own official ties to the original Ancient Krypton wearers of the mantles.

Superman:World of New Krypton #4 - GLS taking on Zod including an unfortunate confrontation with Superman under Zod's command while on New Krypton? Must have!

Superman #689 - Mon-El guest starring ALL of the 21st Century era's Super heroes BEFORE the poor guy has to be forced back in to what I assume will be an all new Phantom Zone is just to good to miss! Truly hope we get to see him interact with Supergirl during this "round the world" venture!

Supergirl #42 - Supergirl is going to have to break some shocking news to Superman regarding a close ally? Intriguing. Alura may even have a fall out with her own daughter at that it seems too! Could this lead to Alura BANNING Supergirl from setting foot on New Krypton all together now after failing to produce Reactron (at least from what we've seen) as well as for telling her mother to shut up I wonder? :/

TalOs said...

OOPS! I forgot to add, if it DOES mean Supergirl has a final fall out with Alura I truly hope it all results in Supergirl trying her best to convince E-0's governments that as well as her cousin she too should be welcomed on Earth-0 and is finally able to live amongst it's inhabitants under her Earth "Linda Lang" secret id along with Lana in Smallville and operating as Supergirl at the same time! :D

I also hope together with Power Girl, Nightwing, Flamebird and E-0's Superhero community she leads the charge in taking down Alura on New Krypton and is the only one who exiles her to the Phantom Zone.