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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: DC

This batch features Mike Allred's return to Superman, a new installment following the animate Young Justice continuity, a YA John Constantine, a hefty chunk of Kirby Kamandi, and a new spoopy Deadman anthology special.

 

SUPERMAN: SPACE AGE #1

Written by MARK RUSSELL

Art and cover by MIKE ALLRED

$9.99 US | 80 pages | 1 of 3 | Prestige

ON SALE 7/26/22


Meet Clark Kent, a young reporter who just learned that the world will soon come to an end (Crisis on Infinite Earths) and there is nothing he can do to save it. Sounds like a job for his alter ego…Superman!


After years of standing idle, the young man from Krypton defies the wishes of his fathers to come out to the world as the first superhero of the Space Age. As each decade passes and each new danger emerges, he wonders if this is the one that will kill him and everyone he loves. Superman realizes that even good intentions are not without their backlash as the world around him transforms into a place as determined to destroy itself as he is to save it.


Uniting the critically acclaimed writer Mark Russell (One-Star Squadron and The Flintstones) and Eisner-winner Mike Allred (Silver Surfer and Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams) for the first time, this series promises fans an unforgettable journey through U.S. history and culture starring our beloved characters.


Why this caught my eye:

It's been a while since I've seen an Allred Superman (Superman / Madman Hullabaloo!, so 1997?), plus it feels like the team of Russell and Allred might just hit the perfect tone.

 

YOUNG JUSTICE: TARGETS #1

Written by GREG WEISMAN

Art and cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 |

ON SALE 7/26/22


Queen Perdita has been kidnapped! Mysterious armored assailants have snatched the Vlatavan royal out from beneath Bowhunter Security, leaving Green Arrow and Black Canary poisoned and comatose in the process! Now a rallying cry echoes around the globe, and across super-teams, to band together and rescue Perdita!


Young Justice co-creator Greg Weisman and Christopher Jones bring you an action-packed follow-up to Young Justice: Phantoms that will rock the team to its core!


Plus, each issue includes a bonus story detailing previously unseen adventures from past seasons of Young Justice!


Why this caught my eye:

I only ever saw the first season, but I did enjoy it and appreciate that Weisman is behind this project.

 

CONSTANTINE: DISTORTED ILLUSIONS

Written by KAMI GARCIA

Art and cover by ISAAC GOODHART

$16.99 US | 192 pages | 6" x 9" | Softcover

ON SALE 9/27/22


John Constantine is, and has always been, a magician of the highest caliber—who doesn't need additional training from any highbrow magician, thank you very much.

But a magical apprenticeship in the United States is a good excuse to get out of London…and in Washington, D.C., he can join his best friend's punk band, Mucous Membrane. When the band begins to dabble in magic, a complicated spell gets out of hand…and the disastrous consequences might be more than Constantine can handle.


Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia (Teen Titans: Raven, Beautiful Creatures) and artist Isaac Goodhart (Victor and Nora: A Gotham Love Story) in the most thrilling magical team-up of the year!


Why this caught my eye:

Constantine feels like an odd choice to get the YA treatment, but Garcia is a solid writer and I enjoy Goodhart's art.

 

KAMANDI BY JACK KIRBY VOL. 1

Written by JACK KIRBY Art and cover by JACK KIRBY

$39.99 US | 456 pages | 6 5/8" x 10 3/16"| Softcover

ON SALE 8/9/22


A great disaster has destroyed civilization, leaving a young boy to search for safe haven in a world populated by mutated animals and strange wonders. Join Kamandi's band of anthropomorphic supporting characters as they search for answers and adventure across the wastelands of Earth! In this volume, legendary comics creator Jack Kirby introduces a whole new world as Kamandi faces dangers unimaginable with an open heart, a savvy mind, and brave friends! Collects Jack Kirby's run on Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth #1-20.


Why this caught my eye:

I will always highlight good reprints of this era of Kirby, and $40 is a pretty good price for the density of this package.

 

DEADMAN TELLS THE SPOOKY TALES

Written by FRANCO

Art by SARA RICHARD, ISAAC GOODHART, AGNES GARBOWSKA, DEREK CHARM, CHRISTOPHER UMINGA, and others

Cover by SARA RICHARD

9.99 US | 160 pages | 5 1/2" x 8" | Softcover

ON SALE 9/27/22


Ever had the feeling that you were being watched? Ever taken a dark shortcut on the way home? Wondered what might just be living under your bed? Well, Deadman knows…has always known…and he's here to shed some light on those spine-tingling adventures and things that go bump in the night.


Written by New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer Franco and featuring art by some of DC Comics' favorite artists, Deadman Tells the Spooky Tales is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat through these hair-raising stories.

Read at your own risk…


Why this caught my eye:

This just sounds like a fun package, and I love Sara Richard and Agnes Garbowska so definitely need to check this out.

 

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

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