Let us rejoice my friends in comic book loving land because the day has at long last arrived and DC Comics long standing continuous series “Detective Comics” has reached its 1000th issue!!! The title originally launched in 1937 and ran numerous detective private eye kind of stuff but when issue #27 arrives the world would change as it was the first-ever appearance of The Batman. I’m planning on a milestone toast in the coming days but for now this is just an alert to get to the comic book store or wherever you prefer to order these things online.
Let’s continue on with the comic book solicitations when it comes to the DC Comics side of the fence in terms of first issues and special anniversaries. This month, we are hitting what amounts to a milestone in comic book history as “Detective Comics” hits its 1000th issue. I began a lengthy post of variant covers a few months ago and added to it as I discovered any new variations. You should definitely peruse that narrative by clicking HERE just in case you are interested in a few of the issues since some of them are rare and very exclusive. Now let’s get onto the rest of the stuff.
THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS: THE GRIM KNIGHT #1: Ripped from Batman’s greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world’s most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition. This one-shot has a big 28-page story! One shot.
This March, comic book history will be made as “Detective Comics” reaches its milestone 1000th issue. As you all know, this is the title that gave us “The Batman” way back in May of 1939 and before I get into the cover visuals, I wanted to share that classic issue with you all. Remember, Batman didn’t appear in the first issue of that comic but instead in its 27th.
About The Issue: After 80 years, it’s here—the 1,000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS, the title that literally defines DC! This 96-page issue is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman’s past, present and future…plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here!
Since we are on the topic of the upcoming “Justice League” movie, let’s slide back into the comic book realm for this exciting stuff. I’ll let the press release educate you about this batch of variant covers that will help celebrate the film in advance of its opening. Dig in.
The Press Release:
As the world awaits the big screen debut of “Justice League,” DC is getting in on the action with a special collection of variant covers inspired by the forthcoming film! Illustrated by the some of the comic industry’s most acclaimed artists, these variant covers showcase DC’s iconic Super Hero team in the likeness of their big screen counterparts. Fans are getting their first look today at variant covers available on the November editions of flagship DC titles featuring members of the famed Justice League.
Wow. Can you believe we are in March already? This 2016 year is playing no games in terms of the speed that its passing us by and while I often refer to the month as “March Metal Madness” for the heavy music stuff I guess I am going to start citing this as “March Media Madness” for the films and comic book postings like this one. That being said, let’s get to examining the offerings from DC Comics. Historically speaking about these posts, I’ve locked into only presenting those first issues coming out but with this month we have to pay some attention to the fact that the remaining titles that fell under “The New 52” labelling are reaching their 50th issue this month. Those covers and premise from the DC media desk are presented for your shopping ease. Let’s go.
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #1: It’s four powerhouse tales in one colossal comic, as some of comics’ most legendary talents launch new tales of Firestorm, Metamorpho, Metal Men and Sugar and Spike—that’s right, Sugar and Spike! Main Cover by Aaron Lopresti
FIRESTORM: Firestorm is back! To save Jason Rausch, Firestorm will need to retrieve Danton Black’s stolen research from Professor Stein’s lab. But if Jason can’t fuse with Ronnie by the Firestorm Protocol…who can? Written by Gerry Conway, Art by Eduardo Pansica and Rob Hunter
METAL MEN: Doctor Will Magnus’ Metal Men may be the next step in robotics technology, but when the mysterious cyber-terrorist known only as Nameless comes after them, they may have met their match! Written by Len Wein, Art by Yildiray Cinar and Trevor Scott
METAMORPHO: Metamorpho—a prisoner of millionaire industrialist Simon Stagg! Now, the only person who can save him is Stagg’s beautiful daughter, Sapphire!? But can they defeat Stagg’s prehistoric bodyguard, Java? Written by Aaron Lopresti, Art by Aaron Lopresti with Matt Banning
SUGAR & SPIKE: The last time we saw Sugar and Spike, they were still in diapers! Now, they’re grown up, and they’ve become private investigators who specialize in cleaning up embarrassing problems for the DCU’s greatest heroes. Sugar & Spike’s first assignment: retrieve a cache of Batman’s retired costumes that have been stolen by Killer Moth! Written by Keith Giffen, Art by Bilquis Evely. Continue reading DC Comics First Issues + Coming March 2016→