A new comic book has been announced titled Doomsday Clock, which will bring together the worlds of the DC Comics universe and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ legendary graphic novel Watchmen.
The standalone miniseries will be a continuation of “The Button” crossover storyline, which began in Rebirth Special #1, continued in a four-part Batman #21 arc, and concludes tomorrow with the release of The Flash #22. It will be written by DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns, with art by Gary Frank and Brad Anderson, and is planned for a November release.
Shazam! Vol. 1 is the New 52 reboot for Shazam. It takes us through the story of how the troublesome teen orphan Billy Batson got his powers, and his first battle with them. In this story, he has to deal with the 7 deadly sins, Black Adam, and Dr. Sivana’s behind the scenes work.
Geoff Johns‘ writing is some of the best writing I have ever read in a comic book series. It is an incredible story, engaging the reader on so many levels. The character is fun and engaging, the plot is both funny and had true moments of tension. It was incredibly read.
Hot on the heels of the release of the DC Animated feature The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 comes the trailer for the next in the line of DC/Warner Brothers Animated features. The next film is titled Superman: Unbound and is based on the 2008 Superman: Braniac arc written by Geoff Johns with art by Gary Frank that was published in Action Comics. The story features Superman fighting against Braniac with the future of the bottle city of Kandor and a few thousand Kryptonians hanging in the balance.
The feature brings us a new voice for Superman in the person of Matt Bomer (White Collar), with John Noble (Fringe, Lord of the Rings) as Braniac. This looks to be another great entry in DC/WB’s animated line, and it makes me wonder if they be adapting the rest of Johns’ Superman run at some point. Check out the trailer below.
Every now and then a story comes along that makes you think and wonder where the writer comes up with things, these ideas that make a story what it is, and what it is to become. J. Michael Straczynski has become one of my favorite writers over the last three years since I got back into comics, and what he does with this story is pretty cool.
Midnight Nation, is the story of a man named David Grey. A Lieutenant for the Los Angeles police department, who is dispatched to the scene of a murder. Following a couple of kids, he comes across some strange men. To me they almost resemble The Gentlemen from the season four episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer titled “Hush.” When he is attacked by these creatures he is knocked unconscious and awakes in the hospital. While everybody looks as almost a shadow passing in the night, it is discovered that they cannot see him at all. A mysterious woman shows up and explains to him that the creatures, otherwise known as “The Men,” have taken his soul and he is trapped in a different realm so to speak that runs right beside our own.
Each and every week “Firework Fred” MK2Fac3 and “Firecracker Frank” Henchman21 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of July 4, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
Um, yeah, sorry about the delay, folks! We were just sitting over here drinking non-alcoholic beverages in celebration of freedom and such, so we got a little too distracted by the holiday to get this up in time. You forgive us, right? Sure you do. I mean, I’m sure that you might have gotten distracted by all the booms and crackering of fireworks too and missed picking up new comics, right? That’s what I thought. Well, there’s a decent amount of stuff that came out this week, but a lot of it is more new issues than new comics, you know what I mean? Not a lot of fresh pickings. Nonetheless, you should read on because there are new comics to love and behold. Which ones? Like I said, you’ll need to read on for The GoD List.