Monday, February 26, 2018

SWEET AS: DC Comics' Top 5 May 2018 Solicitations

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. When I look at all of DC Comics May 2018 solicitations, these five comics make the 'Sweet As' grade:

ONE) (Spoiler warning) The return of Hunter Zolomon - Zoom, in the pages of the recent Flash Annual was crazy cool. In May, The Flash War kicks off in The Flash #47, as The Renegades - a futuristic police force in combat gear that resembles The Flash's greatest rogues - come to arrest Iris West for the murder of the Reverse Flash. Pitting sidekick against mentor, Barry Allen vs Wally West!

Tyler's cover for May's Green Arrow #40 is going to smash it on the stands!
2) Jeez, I hope Andy Kubert stays on art chores for New Challengers, long past the initial storyline - that is a creator/concept match made in heaven! In May's #1, five strangers are given a second chance at life, only if they execute missions impossible in the most unexplored corners if the multiverse. Written by Scott Snyder, you know these new Challengers of The Unknown are going to be good!

3) Working out a truce after their existence long civil war is the name of the game in Mister Miracle #9, however Scott Free trusts Kalibak and his minions less off the battlefield than he did on it - meaning deadlier risks need to be taken.

4) Dan Jurgens recent run on Action Comics has been INSANE in ways that make his legendary last super-stint pale in comparison. From Zod and the Superman Revenge Squad to Lois Lane going rogue for her father - it has been amazing stuff.

Sadly, it comes to an end in this month's Action Comics Special #1, as Lex Luthor's transformation into a hero is tested, when he alone has the ability to save Superman from an unimaginable foe! Which way will he act? Plus stories by Francis Manapul and others. 48 pages.

5) I love the sound of the upcoming Suicide Squad story-arc 'Constriction'! Kicking off in May's #41, Batman breaks Deadshot out of Belle Reve to save his daughter from Kobra. Only Amanda Waller's not having it, and sets out to get the man who never misses back. 


  1. Damn, DAT ARROW COVER THO!!!!

    1. I know right! What do they say on the show 'It's the cover this comic deserves'?