Saturday, October 19, 2019

SWEET AS: DC Comics' Top 5 January 2020 Solicitations

When we Kiwis find something we like, we say it's 'Sweet as'. When I look at all of DC Comics January 2019 solicitations (here), these five picks make the 'Sweet As' grade:

ONE) All the Man of Steel-based books continue the fallout of Kal-El revealing to the world that his Clark Kent and Superman identities are one and the same. in the 48pg one-shot SUPERMAN: HEROES #1, everyone from Lois to the JLA reevaluates what the cat being out of the bag means for them, and where to from here. The writers of Superman, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen's respective titles unite, with art from DC icon Kevin Maguire!

Finding Nemo was always a challenge for Aquaman.
2) There's a 'Robin' in the Legion? Writer Brian Michael Bendis sure knows how to write stories that grab headlines and spin the gears of fans at the same time. Except not only does the shadow of the bat loom across the 32nd century in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #3 thanks to Damian Wayne, the team is also going undercover on Planet Gotham! Let insanity reign!

3) Manhunter, Huntress, Guardian - there has been plenty of vigilante revivals in the pages of Action Comics lately. One of the best - the original Question - rises from the dead, only to wake up in the 1800s in THE QUESTION: THE DEATHS OF VIC SAGE #2. There he uncovers a mystery that leads right up to today and only poses more... well, questions. 2 of 4. 48pgs.

4) With current issues one of the best reads in comics, it is hard to hear that writer Scott Snyder is ending his stellar run with JUSTICE LEAGUE #39. Sure, it wraps up the Justice/Doom War and signals what lies ahead for the DCU - but what I really want to know is - will Martian Manhunter be back?

5) Everyone likes an anniversary issue, and it seems like everyone in the avenging amazon's past is back to work on the 96pg special; WONDER WOMAN #750! The writers include Gail Simone, Greg Rucka and Steve Orlando. Variant covers by Jim Lee, George Perez, Adam Hughes, Brian Bolland, and more. It's more creative goodness than one warrior can lasso right here!

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