Tuesday, November 16, 2004

DC in February

Some thoughts on DC's upcoming wares for February:

Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Michael Turner.
Award-winner Jeph Loeb and the red-hot Michael Turner reintroduce a classic character into the DCU. This fantastic hardcover includes the entire "Supergirl from Krypton" storyline, originally presented in the best-selling Superman/Batman #8-13.

All of Michael Turner's women look like slow-eyed anorexic crack whores. And yet his books sell like hotcakes and people pay buckets of money for his sketches. I should have stuck with drawing.


Written by John Broome, art by Arthur Peddy, Bernard Sachs, Frank Giacoia, and Bob Oksner, cover by Peddy and Sachs.

The adventures of the world's first super-team continue in this extra-sized final volume of the series at no extra cost. In Volume 11, collecting All Star Comics #50-57, the JSA face the Diamond Man, Mr. Alpha, and more.

I think this is the first Archives series to close out a run. And I guess this means the 1970s revival of All-Star won't be getting the archive treatment.


Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver.

The penultimate chapter of the stunning tale that restores Hal Jordan as Earth's Green Lantern. In this shocking issue, learn the final fate of Kyle Rayner. And as Hal Jordan's rebirth explodes across the DCU, the JLA continues its epic battle against one of the oldest powers in the Universe. But are the heroes prepared for the return of Hal Jordan, Green Lantern?

I'll be curious to see if DC's strategy is to cram all of the insane Green Lantern continuity clean-up into this mini-series and then never refer to it again in the subsequent ongoing series. That's too much to hope for, isn't it?


Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, art and cover by Kevin Maguire and Joe Rubinstein.

A follow-up to Formerly Known As The Justice League begins as the second story arc of this hot new series! The 6-part "I Can't Believe It's Not the Justice League" begins innocently enough with the newly established "Super Buddies" open for business -- complete with their very own theme song. But things hit a sour note when a former foe opens a bar next door to their new "headquarters" in the strip mall downtown!.

I liked the DC Universe so much more back around 1988-91 or so when Keith Giffen was writing eveything and no one was dead except, like, Barry Allen. Sweet Jebus, I'm old.


Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by J.H. Williams.

I'm there, dude.

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