The holidays are upon us my fine readers and that means you are going to want to stock up on some comic books so you have something to read after dinner with the loved ones. There are some interesting offerings this month from DC Comics and you can check them out below. I will be lining out my own views at the close. See you in a few.
GRAYSON ANNUAL #1: At last – it’s the secret origin of Helena Bertinelli!
Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING
Art by STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
HARLEY QUINN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1: We got you a present, comics fans – a gut-busting (sometimes literally) collection of short stories featuring Harley and her special brand of holiday cheer! Can she get through Christmas dinner without blowing something up? Who will survive the war of the department-store Santas? Don’t miss this one – after all, you can’t spell “holidays” without “Harley!” (Give or take a couple letters.)
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by DARWYN COOKE, JOHN TIMMS and others
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
ROBIN RISES: ALPHA #1: It all ends here! Batman’s been to the hells of Apokalips and back just to retrieve his son’s body. But what has he brought back with him? And who is the new Robin?
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by ANDY KUBERT and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
SECRET SIX #1: Gail Simone is back with the NEW 52 debut of the fan-favorite team – THE SECRET SIX! Six strangers are brought together under mysterious circumstances for an explosive first issue that will leave everyone asking, “What is the Secret?”
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by KEN LASHLEY
Cover by DALE EAGLESHAM
THE MULTIVERSITY: THUNDERWORLD #1 The fifth chapter of the greatest adventure in DC Comics history is here! Acclaimed for their collaborations on BATMAN AND ROBIN, SEAGUY and SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY: THE MANHATTAN GUARDIAN, superstar writer Grant Morrison and renowned artist Cameron Stewart deliver some magic to THE MULTIVERSITY with a breathtaking journey to Earth-5 – A.K.A. Thunderworld! With a single word, Billy Batson transforms from boy reporter for Whiz Media into the world’s Mightiest Mortal – Captain Marvel! Along with the other members of the Marvel Family, Captain Marvel battles dastardly villains like Mr. Mind and the Monster Society of Evil! But now, his greatest foe has attacked the Rock of Eternity – the source of the Marvel Family’s power – and it could mean the end of reality as we know it! What impossible villains are Sivana teaming up with who could spell doom for the Multiverse? From where did Sivana’s children get their newfound super powers? And what does the appearance of one mysterious comic book mean for the heroes of Thunderworld? Find out all that and more in this exciting issue that acts as chapter five of THE MULTIVERSITY.
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by CAMERON STEWART
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll start with Harley’s book because she is just rising in the ranks as month after month goes by. If you don’t believe me, just hit my New York Comic Con coverage because you will find hundreds of girls doing Cosplay of her. Her title is a hoot and these holiday themed specials are sure fire hits. I will be grabbing this and doing the same for Grayson’s first annual since its giving us some scoop on Helena Bertinelli who you know is the deadly Huntress in the DC Universe. The Robin title sounds interesting and I am behind in any of the Multiversity stuff so I know I must get a move on that. This one focuses on the SHAZAM area and I always loved them. What about you readers? Which of these, if any, hold some interest for you. Chime in where the comment box is so we can discuss.
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