Thursday, December 18, 2014

SWEET AS: The Top 6 From DC Comics' March 2015 Solicitations

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. When I look at DC Comics' March 2014 solicits, these six make the 'Sweet As' grade:

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CONVERGENCE #0
Where do worlds go when they die?

The Earthquakes felt round the Multiverse, Superman’s lost days after Doomed, the World’s End – all these points will converge as the history of the DCU is spun from a new perspective, the perspective of a mad god and his arrogant child. The biggest story in DC history ties into literally every DC story ever told – and it all begins here.

Don't miss the start of DC’s 2015 event! 40 pages. (W) Dan Jurgens and Jeff King (A) Ethan Van Sciver

 PICK OF THE MONTH:
MULTIVERSITY #2 
The final chapter of Grant Morrison’s ultimate super-hero epic. 'Nuff said.

DC says: The greatest and bravest heroes of the DC Multiverse fight one last battle. Who are the mystic Justice League of Earth-13 and what role does their leader Super Demon play in the crisis rising all around them? What shocking secret motivates the dark, nightmare henchmen known as The Gentry? And what is the final fate of Nix Uotan – the Super-God?! 56pg (W) Grant Morrison (A) Ivan Reis and Joe Prado 

 SOUNDS LIKE AWESOME
JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 The prologue to this summer’s event The Darkseid War! Now, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and the rest of the DCU will come face to face with the two most powerful and dangerous entities in existence when both come for Earth. But why? And what secrets about the League will be revealed? (W) Geoff Johns (A) Jason Fabok

 THE REGULAR READS 

SWAMP THING #40 Final Issue. (W) Charles Soule (A) Jesus Saiz 40pg Other series ending in March include: Batwoman, Infinity Man and the Forever People, Secret Origins, Star Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Green Lantern Corps, Red Lanterns, Trinity of Sin, Worlds' Finest, Arkham Manor, Aquaman and the Others, Klarion and Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Three.


SUPERMAN #40 The spotlight shines on John Romita, Jr. as he goes solo to tell the story of the testing of Superman’s new power against the Justice League! But the appearance of an unexpected enemy could end the Man of Steel’s life! (W AND A) John Romita Jr

MORTAL KOMBAT X #4 • MATURE READERS Scorpion vs. Raiden! Red Dragons vs. Black Dragons! And a powerful new threat emerges! You do not want to miss the blood-soaked finale of our first story arc! The Mortal Kombat X comic series is the prequel to the upcoming Mortal Kombat X game. (W) Shawn Kittelsen (A) Dexter Soy and Daniel Sampere 40pgs

 What do you think? 

2 comments:

  1. Whow. That's a very surprising number of titles being cancelled. GLC, GL: NG, and Red Lanterns? And so soon after that big event battle with the New Gods.
    I haven't been reading the GL titles in awhile, but I'd always hoped they allow Hal to go back to Earth to fight the rogues gallery he had there, but I guess not now.

    Swamp Thing was always solid, Injustice too, and Secret Origins just started not too long ago. Hell Arkham Manor just started itself

    And I guess not too many people stayed w/ Aquaman's team. Wow.

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  2. Thanks Dale, yeah I think all publishers need to do a decent prune at least annually. While trimming the G.L. line back to just Green Lantern and Sinestro was a surprise (I thought the second title would always be Green Lantern Corps) that franchise has needed a prune since before the DC52 started.

    While Batwoman was never going to survive after the creative team fallout it suffered so publicly, I still think Swamp Thing is a massive icon in the DC ranks that the public recognise, so hopefully the Green won't be gone for long.

    Aquaman and The Others is a sad departure too. Dan is one of my favourite creators, but I guess he needs to prepare for writing Convergence above, and as much as I hate to say it, maybe Aquaman is just a one title dude at the moment.

    We will see...

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