Believe it or not, we are heading toward the fifty second issue of many of the currently running DC Comics titles. Back in 2011, the company relaunched “52” of its core titles under the banner of “The New 52” and this press release and images will help us celebrate the momentous occasion. Read on down below.
The Press Release:
Celebrating 52 issues of incredible storytelling, DC Entertainment’s May 2016 variant cover theme will pay homage to the #1 issues of eleven comics that debuted in 2011 when DC Entertainment rebooted their superhero publishing line and revitalized the comics industry as a whole. It was a momentous occasion then, and is an anniversary to celebrate now!
Inspired by Cliff Chiang’s Wonder Woman #1, Rags Morales and Brad Anderson’s Action Comics #1, Adam Hughes’ Batgirl #1, and more, these brand-new “The New 52” variants will grace the covers of those same landmark titles that are hitting issue #52 in May. Illustrated by an all-star lineup of incredible talent, May’s lineup of variant covers are as remarkable as the industry-changing covers they’re based on. “The New 52” variants are the latest in a variety of monthly themes.
We’ve finally arrived at Week Four of the DC Comics month long initiative known as “VILLAINS Week” and for those who might just be joining us, this is a series of one-shot issues that spotlight some of the most nefarious denizens in the DC Universe. To see the past posts about the topic just click HERE to be brought up to speed. Now let’s get down to business with these issues that hit the racks on September 25th. The premise and art come from the proper publicity channels but my closing editorial is all me. Here we go.
ACTION COMICS #23.4: METALLO – Before he became Metal-Zero, John Corben had two great loves: his country and Lois Lane. Awakening from a coma after the events of ACTION COMICS #8, Corben finds himself betrayed by both—and now his Kryptonite heart beats only for revenge! And when he joins up with the Secret Society, there’s no limit to the destruction he can cause!
As I’ve reported over the past two weeks, the September DC Comics initiative is known as VILLAINS MONTH and if you’ve not been paying attention, you’ll want to see what’s come out already by clicking on THIS LINK. In a nutshell, there are numerous One-Shots being released this month in place of the regularly running titles and each of them feature the most sinister villains that the DC Universe has. The press copy and images come from their publicity resources but I will close out with some editorial. Let’s take a look.
ACTION COMICS #23.3: LEX LUTHOR – Evil genius, sadistic businessman, sociopathic inmate—Lex Luthor is all this and more. Now released from prison, there is nothing to stop Luthor from getting his way…not even Superman!
As previously discussed, the BIG EVENT across the DC Comics titles is “Villains Month” and I’ve already showcased the first weeks batch of titles in a post that you can review HERE in the event that you are just now joining us. Below you will find the “Week Two” titles images along with some light premise and the creative teams involved. These issues will all hit the stands on September 11th. Let’s go.
ACTION COMICS #23.2: ZOD – General Zod storms into The New 52! Witness the origin of this genocidal maniac, and learn how far he will go to destroy those who oppose him!
This year, the DC Comics month-long initiative is “Villains Month” and its going to run across all of the September titles and spotlight a different insidious villain in a special one-shot issue. Here is the first weeks batch which will be on sale in your local comic retailer today (September 4th).
FOREVER EVIL #1: The first universe-wide event of The New 52 begins as FOREVER EVIL launches! The Justice League is DEAD! And the villains shall INHERIT the Earth! An epic tale of the world’s greatest super-villains starts here!
Written by GEOFF JOHNS; Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND; 3-D motion variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
ACTION COMICS #23.1: CYBORG SUPERMAN – Deep in space sits a cybernetic force of evil unlike any other. What terrible connection does Cyborg Superman share with Krypton? And what alien force commands the robotic terror? Find out here!