So here we are in December my friends and ready to stockpile on a handful of interesting DC Comics titles. It’s already proving to be a busy month to come in my media adventuring so let’s just get right on down to business shall we. Here are the first issues and notable specials.
THE IMMORTAL MEN #1: “THE END OF FOREVER” part one! There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time…and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years—but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope—an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden’s emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men’s survival—but will Conquest get to him first?
Written by JAMES TYNION IV • Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
DAMAGE #1: Ethan “Elvis” Avery just wanted to serve his country. Instead, he’s been changed into a monster! Tasked as the government’s own living, breathing, ticking time bomb, Ethan retains no control when the monster takes over. Cheaper than a nuclear warhead and twice as effective, Ethan fights to rein in the damage he unleashes when the beast inside him springs free for one hour a day. With everyone around him in danger, Ethan struggles to contain the DAMAGE he inflicts on the DC Universe.
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI; Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL and DANNY MIKI
BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #1: The team behind the smash-hit crossover series is back to reunite the Dark Knight and the Heroes in a Half-Shell. When Donatello goes looking for a new mentor to help him improve his fighting skills, he opens a doorway to another reality, hoping to summon the Turtles’ one-time ally, Batman. But instead, he gets sent to Gotham City and someone else comes through the open portal—Bane! Suddenly, there’s a new gang boss in New York and he’s out to unite all the other bad guys under him. Can Donnie get back in time and bring Batman with him to help his brothers before Bane causes irreparable destruction? Co-published with IDW.
Written by JAMES TYNION IV; Art and cover FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II
DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2017 #1: DC Comics’ finest talents have assembled to bring you a holiday special like you’ve never seen before! Join Superman, Wonder Woman and the Flash as they deliver powerful messages of hope like only The Worlds Greatest Super-Heroes can! Plus: Sgt. Rock fights the Nazis on Hanukah, the Teen Titans take on the literal ghost of Christmas past, and Swamp Thing battles that creeping feeling of existential dread! And don’t miss the legendary Denny O’Neil’s return to comics with an all-new Batman story!
Written by GREG RUCKA, TOM KING, DENNIS O’NEIL, JEFF LEMIRE, MAX LANDIS, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, SHEA FONTANA, JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and others!
Art by STEVE EPTING, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, BILQUIS EVELY, OTTO SCHMIDT, NEIL GOOGE, FRANCIS MANAPUL and others. Cover by ANDY KUBERT
PiercingMetal Thoughts: From the looks of it I will be holding back on most of the first issues this month from DC Comics since outside of the “Batman TMNT” title, not much really is piquing my interest. Even that referenced title will get a collected edition upon completion; so I might as well wait for that. I will peruse the rest of them for sure when they are on the shelves and if you end up picking these up and find it to be something of a sleeper hit please let me know so I can pay a little more attention. Thanks and onward we go into December. Lots to do before the year changes over.
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