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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Superheroes (DC)

On this batch of upcoming DC titles we have Tom King taking a stab at the Human Target, the return of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale to Batman, Kelly Sue DeConnick's history of the Amazons, Cliff Chiang telling a future tale of Catwoman, and Tom Taylor's high fantasy take on the heroes of the DCU.

HUMAN TARGET

Story by TOM KING

Pencils and inks by GREG SMALLWOOD

$4.99 US | 32 PAGES | 1 of 12 | Card Stock

ON SALE 11/2/21


Christopher Chance has made a living out of being a human target—a man hired to disguise himself as his client to invite would-be assassins to attempt his murder. He's had a remarkable career until his latest case protecting Lex Luthor when things go sideways. An assassination attempt Chance didn't see coming leaves him vulnerable and left trying to solve his own murder...as he has 12 days to discover just who in the DCU hated Luthor enough to want him dead.


Human Target is a hard-boiled, gritty story in the vein of classic detective noirs told by bestselling and critically acclaimed creators Tom King and Greg Smallwood!


Why this caught my eye:

Human Target is an idea I've always liked but I've never cared too much for the modern runs as they were written by Peter Milligan and I just don't care for his style much. Tom King feels like a better fit, and Smallwood is an utterly amazing artist and this is the kind of project where he should really shine.

BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

Story by JEPH LOEB

Pencils and inks by TIM SALE

$7.99 US | 48 PAGES | PRESTIGE FORMAT

ON SALE 10/12/21


Twenty-five years ago, you thought you knew the whole story of Batman: The Long Halloween. Now, legendary creators Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale return to Gotham City to reveal that no secret remains buried forever!


Join us for the return of the Batman Halloween specials and a mystery that could destroy Batman, Commissioner Gordon, Two-Face, and…well, that would be telling, wouldn't it?


Why this caught my eye:

Long Halloween is one of those evergreen titles that's so easy to use as an intro for new readers, and it's just nice to see this team reunited again. And while I haven't been crazy for Loeb scripts in a long time, I hope that Sale will help rein in the overall package.

WONDER WOMAN HISTORIA: THE AMAZONS #1

Story by KELLY SUE DeCONNICK

Pencils and inks by PHIL JIMENEZ

$7.99 US | 72 PAGES | 1 OF 3 PRESTIGE PLUS | 8 1/2" X 10 7/8"

ON SALE 10/19/21


The wait is over, and the entire story of the Amazons can finally be told! Millennia ago, Queen Hera and the goddesses of the Olympian pantheon grew greatly dissatisfied with their male counterparts…and far from their sight, they put a plan into action. A new society was born, one never before seen on Earth, capable of wondrous and terrible things…but their existence could not stay secret for long. When a despairing woman named Hippolyta crossed the Amazons' path, a series of events was set in motion that would lead to an outright war in heaven—and the creation of the Earth's greatest guardian!


Legendary talents Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez unleash a reading experience the likes of which you've never seen, with unbelievably sumptuous art and a story that will haunt you—with subsequent issues featuring art by modern masters Gene Ha and Nicola Scott! One of the most unforgettable DC tales of all time begins here!


Why this caught my eye:

It feels like this was in production limbo for the longest time, so Kelly Sue DeConnick can finally rejoice that the project is out. Plus it's great to see Jimenez attached to another WW adjacent project.

CATWOMAN: LONELY CITY #1

Story by CLIFF CHIANG

Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG

$6.99 US | 48 PAGES | 1 of 4 Prestige Plus | 8 1/2" x 10 7/8" 17+

ON SALE 10/19/21


Ten years ago, the massacre known as Fools' Night claimed the lives of Batman, The Joker, Nightwing, and Commissioner Gordon…and sent Selina Kyle, the Catwoman, to prison. A decade later, Gotham has grown up—it's put away costumed heroism and villainy as childish things. The new Gotham is cleaner, safer…and a lot less free, under the watchful eye of Mayor Harvey Dent and his Batcops. It's into this new city that Selina Kyle returns, a changed woman…with her mind on that one last big score: the secrets hidden inside the Batcave! She doesn't need the money—she just needs to know…who is "Orpheus"?


Visionary creator Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman, Paper Girls) writes, draws, colors, and letters the story of a world without Batman, where one woman's wounds threaten to tear apart an entire city! It's an unmissable artistic statement that will change the way you see Gotham's heroes and villains forever!


Why this caught my eye:

I'm a sucker for an Elseworlds story and I love Chiang's art, so this just sounds like a great project.

DARK KNIGHTS OF STEEL #1

Written by Tom Taylor

Art by Yasmine Putri

$3.99 US | 32 PAGES | 1 of 12

ON SALE 11/2/21


An entire medieval world will be forever changed when a spaceship crash-lands from a doomed planet. Monarchs will die, kingdoms will rise, and what seemed the end of the world for many…was only the beginning! An epic high-fantasy story set in a DC Universe where nothing is what it seems…


From worldwide bestselling writer Tom Taylor (DCeased, Superman: Son of Kal-El) and acclaimed artist Yasmine Putri comes a generational tale of good and evil within a brand-new DCU!


Why this caught my eye:

Like I said, I'm a sucker for an Elseworlds. Plus that's a rock solid team, so an out of continuity fantasy mash-up from them just sounds like a ton of fun.

That's it for this batch, we'll hit some indy superhero titles next!

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