top of page
  • Writer's pictureTrusty Henchman

New & Upcoming Comics Spotlight: DC

This batch features a Titans event, a new speedsters title, Batman & Santa fighting evil, a Planetary/Outsiders mashup, a Joe Casey helmed Zod project, and Batman in space.

 

TITANS: BEAST WORLD #1

Written by TOM TAYLOR, Art and cover by IVAN REIS and DANNY MIKI


$5.99 US | 48 pages | ON SALE 11/28/23


Clawing its way out of the pages of Titans comes an unprecedented threat to the DC Universe. Superman, Wonder Woman, Starfire --all are powerless to stop the Necrostar from ending all life on Earth. The only hero who can save the world is…Beast Boy?!


With Nightwing, Raven, Cyborg, and the Titans beside him, can Garfield Logan rise to battle an ancient evil? What will Amanda Waller do to take advantage of the situation as millions of people are changed into rampaging creatures? Can humanity survive all-powerful heroes and villains transformed into ferocious beasts?

Friends will fall. Heroes will rise. And nothing will ever be the same again. Earth is about to become…Beast World.


DC proudly presents the Titans' first crossover as the world's premier superhero team, with universe-shattering repercussions. Brought to you by the all-star creative team of writer Tom Taylor and artist Ivan Reis, this story promises to be an epic one that sets the stage for what's to come for the DCU!


Why this caught my eye:

A super solid creative team and a Titans centered DC event just makes this sound like a fun time.

 

SPEED FORCE #1

Written by JARRETT WILLIAMS, Art and cover by DANIELE DI NICUOLO


$3.99 US | 32 pages | ON SALE 11/14/23


Wallace West and Avery Ho: the young speedsters have been Teen Titans, Justice Leaguers, and above all, members of the Flash Family. As they become aware of mysterious changes happening to the Speed Force, they race to Keystone City, where they encounter old friends, new threats, and a chance to forge their own paths.


Spinning out of the pages of The Flash, the team of Jarrett Williams (Super Pro K.O., Rick & Morty) and Daniele Di Nicuolo (Nightwing, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), bring the next generation of Speedsters into the Dawn of DC!


Why this caught my eye:

I'm always down for Legacy expansion, especially with sppedsters.

 

BATMAN SANTA CLAUS SILENT KNIGHT #1 (OF 4)

Written by JEFF PARKER, Art by MICHELE BANDINI


$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 4 | ON SALE 12/5/23


SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!


The four-part crossover event of a generation begins when a not-so-jolly St. Nick hits Gotham City to investigate a brutal crime in the days leading up to Christmas…What manner of man or beast could have committed such atrocities?! With the help of his former student, Batman, Santa will team up with the heroes of the DC Universe to right this wrong—or the world wakes up to coal in their stockings! A brutal, two-fisted holiday tale of hope, wonder, and monster hunting is the perfect treat to ring in the holidays—it’s Claus in canon!


Why this caught my eye:

I mean it's Jeff Parker and Batman & Santa vs vampires, it's gunna be great. Plus some nice Dan Mora covers.

 

OUTSIDERS #1

Written by JACKSON LANZING and COLLIN KELLY, Art by ROBERT CAREY


$4.99 US | 32 pages | ON SALE 11/14/23


“Never the End.”


A universe of secrets is about to come to light.


Batman protects Gotham City from evil. Batman Inc. protects the rest of the known world. But what of the unknown world? What of the ancient evils in hidden tombs and forgotten tragedies from a magic and mad science fueled super-heroic century? Using his fortune, Luke Fox launches a new organization dedicated to shining light into the world’s darkest corners. His first recruit: Kate Kane, the Batwoman—who will re-embrace her military background to protect Luke’s dream and encounter every bit of strangeness the DCU has to offer. And just wait until you meet the Third Man…or learn what universe-shattering secret they’ve discovered buried under Antarctica.


Outsiders is the return of comic book archaeology, digging into all the forgotten corners of DC’s history to preserve, record, and better understand the true nature of the DC Multiverse…and the forgotten stories that make up its fabric.


Why this caught my eye:

Huh. I'm generally against shoving Wildstorm into DC, and Planetary has some baggage, but of all the pitches they coulda done I kinda like this one.

 

KNEEL BEFORE ZOD #1

Written by JOE CASEY, Art by DAN McDAID


$3.99 US | 32 pages | ON SALE 1/2/24


General Zod was Krypton’s most notorious criminal. Now he has an entire planet to rule—but what happens when the most dangerous individual in the universe gets everything he ever wanted? Obviously, he wants more— and he’ll stop at nothing to get it—in the most brutal series you’ll read this year! This is not a hero’s journey. This is a dark ride, brought to you by the sick and twisted minds of Adventures of Superman writer Joe Casey and artist Dan McDaid in his monumental main-line DC debut. For General Zod and his family, the descent into hell has just begun.


Why this caught my eye:

It's been a hot minute since Casey has done a Superman adjacent title, but this sounds like the kind of project he can have fun with.

 

BATMAN: OFF-WORLD #1

Written by JASON AARON, Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE


$3.99 US | 32 pages | ON SALE 11/21/23


A routine night in Gotham City for a young Batman proves to be anything but routine when the crime-fighter is confronted with a sort of foe he’s never faced before—one from beyond the stars! A universe of possible alien threats leads Batman to make a daring decision—to venture alone into the far reaches of the cosmos for the very first time, where the Dark Knight will face the fight of his life!


Superstar writer Jason Aaron delivers his first Batman story ever, partnered with blockbuster artist Doug Mahnke for a unique, brutal tale!


Why this caught my eye:

So besides just being curious of what Jason Aaron at DC looks like, Mahnke is an all time favorite for me and Batman in space is just something we need more of.

 

That's it for this batch, we'll check out some indy superhero titles on the next round!

7 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Comments


bottom of page