When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. When I look at all of DC Comics April 2018 solicitations, these five comics make the 'Sweet As' grade:
5. Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps is headed towards #50, and it seems Parallax - if not Sinestro - is returning for the milestone! 'Darkest Before Dawn' kicks off in April, where an evil that the universe isn't ready to face also proves to be an evil that threatens to be too big for Hal Jordan to confront.
ONE) Jim Lee and the return of the red undies to Superman's costume threaten to hog the headlines over Action Comics #1000 - the thousandth issue of the comic that started the superhero game - but check out the all-star creative line-up of this 80-page giant! 'Mr DC' Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, joins the likes of legendary Superman-artist, Curt Swan, Paul Dini and John Cassaday on pencils, while on the writers' bench we have Brian Michael Bendis' first DC work, Geoff Johns, Dan Jurgens, current Mister Miracle hit-maker, Tom King and more. Now that IS a milestone issue.
|It's not in the list, but this Howard Porter cover for Aquaman #35 is too good not to show off!|
2) I wish I could fit the current Deadman miniseries into my pull list - especially as it is drawn and written by Neal Adams, whose prior work on the character still defines him to this day. In Deadman #6 Ra's al Ghul is revealed as the man behind Boston Brand's death, and Deadman's out to even the scales. Time to call Batman.
3) As his body returns to Apokolips to wage war against Darkseid in Mister Miracle #8, Scott's mind remains on earth. Just not literally. All though you never know with this comic... Seriously, this is the best comic I've read in years. See the style other writers will be immitating in 2019 right here.
4) I am sorry to see current Green Arrow writer Ben Percy seemingly replaced in April's #39. One of the only two DC titles I've collected from the 'Rebirth', Ben's Green Arrow has been a progressive, hard-hitting read, making for a brilliant Emerald Archer and an even better Black Canary. Here's hoping writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing (along with artist Marcio Takara), can reach similar highs.
What're you eyeing up most from DC next April?