Monday, April 27, 2015

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

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. When I look at DC Comics' July 2015 solicits, these six make the 'Sweet As' grade:

 PICK OF THE MONTH  JUSTICE LEAGUE #42 Why? A JLA arc centered on Wonder Woman? The New Gods? Superman and Lex allies? And that's just the surface! DC says: The epic Darkseid War event storyline continues! As Darkseid and the Anti-Monitor maneuver toward inevitable war, Wonder Woman leads the Justice League against a force that holds the answers on how to stop it – but the price might be Batman’s soul! Meanwhile, Mister Miracle faces off against a mysterious hero who has been fighting in the shadows for decades! (W) Geoff Johns (A) Jason Fabok

 SOUNDS LIKE AWESOME  WE ARE ROBIN #2 In Gotham City, hundreds of Robins have taken to the streets. But who will be their new leader? And who is the mystery man working behind the scenes? (W) Lee Bermejo (A) Rob Haynes and Khary Randolph


MARTIAN MANHUNTER #2 It’s the Man of Steel versus the Martian Manhunter as Superman demands to know what J’onn J’onnz knew about the Martians’ terrible plans for Earth. (W) Rob Williams (A) Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira

MIDNIGHTER #2 Marina Lucas woke up this morning as a suburban martial-arts instructor…but when God Garden tech unexpectedly falls into her lap, she’ll end the day as the deadliest woman on the planet! That’s bad news for her – and worse for the Midnighter! (W) Steve Orlando (A) ACO

SUPERMAN #42 The Superman epic you never expected – “TRUTH” continues! Has Lois Lane betrayed Superman with the truth? (W) Gene Luen Yang (A) John Romita Jr

 JUMP ON HERE  CYBORG #1 The machine that gives Cyborg his powers is evolving! The only problem is that machine is his body and he has no idea what’s causing these changes! (W) David Walker (A) Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

 What do you think?  For DC's full July solicits, click here.


  1. I'm curious as to who that mysterious hero that's been hiding in the shadows is myself. Lovely cover and art by Jason Fabok though. Johns was smart to snatch him from Detective Comics.

    What's your thoughts on Lois outing Superman?

    1. Aside from how spoilers spoil too much? In probably the first time I've said this, I believe more with the Man of Steel movie: I think Lois would realise what would happen if she did and would hold off. I think that judgement is part of what draws Clark to her.

      All I know is it's nice to be excited about DC again, even if continuity is a ball of spaghetti at their feet.