Saturday, June 09, 2012

DC's September Zero Issues, Four New Series, Amanda Waller Joins Team 7 And More, When It Comes To THE CRUNCH

The CRUNCH! is back. In September, DC's titles will feature an early days focussed zero issue to mark the first birthday of the DC52. To match, four new titles will take flight beside them.

CRUNCH! TEAM 7 Wildstorm's special ops franchise crashes into the earliest days of the DC52! Written by Image Comics hit-maker Justin Jordan with art by Superman star Jesus Merino, the new line-up is; Dinah Lance (Black Canary), Amanda Waller (The Wall), Steve Trevor (Wonder Woman's former flame), John Lynch (Wildstorm's Team 7 telekinetic strategy-man), Alex Fairchild (father of GEN13-er and now Ravager Caitlin), Cole Cash (Grifter) and Slade Wilson (Deathstroke).

Not only does this perfectly explain how The Wall got to run Suicide Squad, just think of the team-ups inside; Dinah and Cole, Slade and Amanda - I need this book! More...

CRUNCH! PHANTOM STRANGER Ol' P.H. must be a fav for DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, he even got his own Blackest Night rebirth one-shot. Here, Dan jumps on as writer, for the hero who may just reveal what Pandora has been doing all along. Artist: Brent Anderson. More...

CRUNCH! TALON Talon gets the chance to spread his wings, fresh from his debut in the recent Bat-crossover Night of The Owls. Co-written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, with art by Guillem March, it's just good to see DC (heck any publisher) putting out new concept based series' again! More...

CRUNCH! SWORD OF SORCERY This has my attention. Sword and Sorcery is fairly AWOL from modern comics and that's something creator of Jem and the Holograms, Christy Marx and artist Aaron Lopresti will fix with the return of Amethyst (a girl and her mother on the run from forces trying to prevent her royal legacy), here. 

While Aaron's mythological abilities are still etched into my mind from his Wonder Woman days, what adds to the coolness of this 80's revival is that fact it will also be a combo comic. A back up post apocalyptic Beowulf adventure is included, written by Tony Bedard and art by Jesus Saiz. How can you say no? More...


  1. Talon turns hero and gets his own book, I am not surprised.

  2. I'll have to keep an eye out for these then. Love the old PS cover you posted,as I used t have that exact one back in the day.

    I also was a big Team 7 fan way back when too, so I might really check that out, especially if the Wall's in it too?

  3. Yeah OA I thought that might happen. I'm not really a fan of comic villains going good, but will be interesting to see what happens here. Swamp Thing and American Vampire mean anything Scott touches is deffinitely worth a peek.

    Dale - glad you liked the PS cover. I'm hoping they keep the Justice League tie in factor to a dull roar and keep Phantom with more of a sense of those old classics. That would be awesome!

    As for Team 7, I was a massive Wildstorm fan back in the day, if this leads to Backlash and Deathblow coming into the new DCU as well, I'll be one happy camper. The Wall was a great addition - and Black Canary too - about time her fighting skills got recognised.

    Now what will be the three titles apart from the already announced Justice League International to be cancelled to make room for these four?