DC Comics and ComiXology are apparently starting a Black Friday tradition with Blackest Friday.
Blackest Friday is the publishing company’s 99 cent sale that features the comic books from the 2009-2010 crossover event comic. All of the tie-ins and crossovers from R.E.B.E.L.S. to the special mini-series comics like Blackest Night: Titans are included in this mega-sale. In fact, this sale moves beyond the hit series into the bi-weekly follow up comic Brightest Day, however the Brightest Day tie-ins are not included.
At Megacon over the weekend, some pretty big news in the comic book industry was announced, and the biggest story to hit the net was that head of DC Entertainment, and DC Comics superstar writer Geoff Johns would be heading up two new comic book series once Brightest Day wraps up.
Although one is yet to be announced, Johns posted to Twitter that he will be writing a brand new Aquaman series, with Aquaman #1 coming out later this year. You can check out this tweet below.
DC’s bi-weekly series Brightest Day is getting close to the end, and so it has come time for them to announce the inevitable follow-up, which will be called The Search.
According to a post on DC’s Source Blog, The Search will be a 3-issue miniseries launching in June, written by Jonathan Vankin with art by Marco Castiello. The story will focus on the new protector of Earth, and another hero trying to convince the Justice League that this new protector may not be the best thing for the world.
Comic book fans will be surprised this October with the release of Action Comics #894.
The issue will have a guest appearance by the character Death from Neil Gaiman‘s beloved Vertigo comic book series Sandman.
According to DC Comics, Action Comics writer Paul Cornell thought of the idea himself to bring Death into the issue and then got approval by Gaiman, who he said has been supportive of bringing Death and Lex Luthor face to face. This big move is part of a huge story arc for Action Comics where Lex Luthor will not only go against people he is used to, but other characters he has never met before.
DC had very limited information about the storyline, but they did reassure that way they use Death “will be true to the spirit of what has gone before.”