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Upcoming Comics Spotlight: Superheroes (DC)

This batch of DC superheroes see the JLA going against the legion of Super-Heroes, DC's new superhero team where heroism meets capitalism, a YA re-telling of Green Arrow's origin, a multiversal mystery, and Garth Ennis taking on the Peacemaker.

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art and cover by SCOTT GODLEWSKI

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (Card stock)

ON SALE 1/11/22


One thousand years in the future, a Legion of Super-Heroes comes together to dedicate their lives to recapturing the great age of heroes of the 21st century. When the heroes discover that reality is falling to a great darkness in both times simultaneously, the Justice League and the Legion of Super-Heroes must team up to stop it all. But what is the connection between the secrets of the new Gold Lanterns and the coming of the Great Darkness? A monumental DC epic event miniseries!

Why this caught my eye:

I have a lot of catching up to do on all the Bendis DC material, but this looks like it could just be a fun crossover that (hopefully) can stand on its own.

 

ONE STAR SQUADRON #1

Written by MARK RUSSELL

Art and cover by STEVE LIEBER

$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6

ON SALE 12/7/21


Who you gonna call? One-Star Squadron! Meet DC's superhero team where heroism meets capitalism. This ragtag group of heroes led by Red Tornado is here to provide service with a smile. All you must do is send a request via their on-demand hero app and they'll answer any call. Whether it's a children's birthday party or an alien invasion, no job is too small or too big!


Brought to you by Eisner nominee Mark Russell (The Flintstones, Wonder Twins, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles) and Eisner winner Steve Lieber (Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen), you'll want to invest early in this one-of-a-kind miniseries that promises a story filled with heart, heroism, and humor.


Why this caught my eye:

It's always worth checking in on whatever projects Mark Russell is working on, and I'm a fan of Lieber's work so this just sounds like a fun project.

 

GREEN ARROW STRANDED TP

Written by BRENDAN DENEEN

Art and cover by BELL HOSALLA

$9.99 US | 144 pages | 5 1/2" x 8" | Softcover

ON SALE 3/1/22


After a plane crash on a deserted island, 13-year-old Oliver Queen must learn the skills he needs to survive and to protect his injured father.


Ollie has always hated the idea of hunting, but his dad insisted they go on this trip with his business partner, Sebastian, and Sebastian's son, Tyler. When Ollie fails to take a perfect shot, the teasing starts, and he wonders if his dad will ever be proud of him again.


But just when he thought their trip couldn't get any worse, their private jet is struck by lightning and crash-lands on a deserted island. Ollie awakens to find his dad seriously injured and the other passengers nowhere in sight. If father and son are to survive, Ollie's going to have to learn skills he's been avoiding developing so far. He has never felt less sure of who he is…or if he will be able to hang on until help arrives.


This fast-paced and suspenseful tale from writer Brendan Deneen and illustrator Bell Hosalla is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats!


Why this caught my eye:

I'm interested in how DC is rolling out their YA projects and seeing Green Arrow repackaged for that demographic and in this style is just intriguing to me.

 

INFINITE FRONTIER HC

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON

Art by XERMANICO, PAUL PELLETIER,

and JESUS MERINO

$39.99 | 352 pages | 6 5/8" x 10 3/16" | Hardcover

ON SALE 2/15/22


When our heroes saved the Multiverse from Perpetua in Dark Nights: Death Metal, everything was put back where it belonged...and we do mean everything. All the damage from all the Crises was undone, and heroes long thought gone returned from whatever exile they had been in.


Most of them, at least.


Alan Scott, the Green Lantern of the Justice Society of America, has noticed some of his allies are still missing in action, and he's determined to find them. There are others, though, who would rather remain hidden than explain themselves, like Roy Harper, a.k.a. Arsenal, a man who should be dead but now is not. Plus, what does all this mean for the DCU's place in the Multiverse? On opposite sides of a dimensional divide, both Barry Allen and President Superman ponder this question. Not to mention the Darkseid of it all! Or a team of Multiversal heroes called Justice Incarnate!


Why this caught my eye:

So in general DC has burned a lot of bridges with me, but if they approach multiversal stories with interesting characters and solid storytelling then I'm an easier sell. I've read some good overall reviews on this series, and I like Xermanico's art a lot so I've been looking forward to giving this series a shot once it was finished.

 

PEACEMAKER: DISTURBING THE PEACE #1

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Art by GARRY BROWN

$6.99 US | 40 pages | One-shot | Prestige

ON SALE 1/25/22

17+


The breakout character from The Suicide Squad gets his own tale of peace ahead of the upcoming HBO Max TV show!


Long before joining the Suicide Squad, Christopher Smith, code name Peacemaker, meets with a psychiatrist—a woman dangerously obsessed with his bizarre and violent past. From his tragic childhood to his military service overseas to his multiple missions with Special Forces, Smith has more than his share of skeletons in the closet. But who's actually analyzing whom? And will this trip down memory lane result in yet more fatalities?


Garth Ennis and Garry Brown delve deep into Christopher Smith's history of violence, and reveal what might bring peace—or not—to the Peacemaker.


Why this caught my eye:

I mean, I just loves me some Garth Ennis, and while it's odd to see him do mainstream superhero projects this feels like the right type of special to get him onboard.

 

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

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