Well, I've escaped from Chicago with my skin intact. It rained for three days straight, but at least I wasn't in Texas...
So, I'm back until I find out where/when/if I'm off to fight for the future. Until then, let's talk about the DC December solicitations!
FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #4
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by George Pérez & Scott Koblish
Covers by George Pérez
Don't miss this issue as lightning strikes again in the DC Universe! The Crisis of the 31st century continues as a great hero falls and another returns to help Superman and the Legion combat the murderous Superboy-Prime! Meanwhile, the Time Trapper makes his move against the three Legion founders, Polar Boy's bizarre mission comes to an end and Superman makes a shocking discovery that will redefine the terms of this war.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by George Pérez that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 24 • 4 of 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
I've said that just about everything about this series is perfect. I stand by that. I, for one, am especially looking forward to finding out who the heck they've got in that lightning rod of theirs. I'm guessing it's probably Bart Allen, as it looks like Barry has come back through other means. Plus, Bart's cousin is on one of those three Legions. So it just makes sense.
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Rick Leonardi
Cover by Walter Simonson
Variant cover by Andrew Robinson
In New York City, crime is on the rise, and terror fills the streets. Gang warfare is escalating, and metahumans are being drafted into battle. Through the corruption and lawlessness, one man emerges to right the wrongs as only he can. So when a Super Hero conspiracy plot is brought to light, the Vigilante returns to find the traitor and mete out his own brand of justice – with extreme prejudice! Join us as writer Marv Wolfman (NEW TEEN TITANS, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) continues the street-level adventures of the mysterious new crime fighter he introduced in the pages of NIGHTWING.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Walter Simonson), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Andrew Robinson). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Hmm... A street level crime-fighter with is own brand of justice. It's been done. And it's not just been done better, it's been done best.
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Howard Porter
There's a traitor in the Titans' midst, and the entire Tower is under lockdown until the team can discover which member could betray them. The problem is, there's no real way to investigate, since the traitor is now a sleeper agent!
On sale December 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Ooh, there's a traitor in the Titans! I'm soooo shocked. I mean, it's not like that story hasn't been done a million times.
Seriously, the "Titan Traitor" story has been done. Repeatedly. I'm so glad I don't read this book. And I'm still not sure why Raven is hanging with them. They're all like ten years older than her (physically). It's just weird.
SECRET SIX #4
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Nicola Scott
It's Viva Las Vegas for DC's most dangerous and demented team as the mysterious Junior tightens the noose around all their necks! That squeeze pushes one Secret Six member towards a life-threatening hazard that proves once and for all that rest-stop bathrooms really should be avoided at all costs!
Plus, the new sixth member has joined the team, but is she really willing to stick with the Six all the way to Gotham with half the villains in the DC universe chasing them?
On sale December 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
My only complaint here is that I have to wait until issue four to find out who the sixth member is. I love you, Gail!
(And I love you, Nicola, for putting Bane behind the wheel of an ice cream truck).
BLUE BEETLE #34
Written by Matthew Sturges
Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque
“Boundaries” comes to its explosive conclusion as Doctor Polaris and Blue Beetle face off! Beetle’s life is at stake and so are the futures of two communities already fractured by in-fighting!
On sale December 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MWAHAHA! Look out, Blue Beetle. I have it on the authority of a doctor that when Polaris shows you can run but not hide. And please note that there's no mention of him being the "new" Doctor Polaris. Maybe Doc really is still in the game...