So yes, this post is nearly 3 weeks late. However, given all that’s happened with creative switch ups from the likes of Fialkov, Diggle, and Daniel, I am glad that I held off until now to do this post.
June is set to be a massive month for DC, and as always I have compiled a list of the 10 things I’m most excited to see from them based on their June solicitations.
10. Green Lantern #21/Green Lantern Corps. #21/Green Lantern: New Guardians #21/Red Lanterns #21- It’s the beginning of a brand new era for the Green Lantern Universe. For the first time in more than a decade, Johns will not be pulling the strings from DC’s most popular cosmic hero. Additionally, all four of the books will have new writers for the first time in their run. Having writers last 22 issues on a title seems to be a rare thing at DC, so it will be interesting to see how long the new teams will last. Especially with Fialkov jumping ship so early.
9. All- Star Western #21- Jonah Hex in the 21st century. This title has consistently been fun, and it looks like it’s set to continue. Come on, how many of us don’t want a chance to see New 52 Batman interact with Jonah Hex? I sure as hell can’t wait.
8. The Movement #2- Gail Simone’s series about disenfranchised youngsters in the DC Universe is still quite mysterious. But with the mystery comes excitement. And the return of a benched DC heroine.
7. Green Arrow #21- The Kill Machine continues in June with Lemire’s bold new direction on Green Arrow leading him back to the island that created him. With the phrase “The Outsiders” ringing across the title, it will be interesting to see what comes from it. Is there another team with no connection to the Outsiders we know? Will it lead to a new Outsiders team? We’ll have to stay tuned.
6. Justice League of America’s Vibe #6- Two issues in, and I’m already sold on it. However, the current writer appears to be jumping ship after issue 5. Will the series be able to keep it’s pace after the creative switch? That remains to be seen, but history would indicate that it is unlikely.
5. Bamtan Incorporated #12- The conclusion to Grant Morrison’s run on Batman Incorporated is also his last hurrah with DC monthly comics. The end of a great era of Batman and Superman stories is upon us, and it all comes down to just this issue. With the death of Robin last month, it will be interesting to see how the arc plays out at the end.
4. Batman #21- Zero Year begins as the pinnacle o the Batman universe leaps to the past. With the promise of an updated origin, and the rumor of more Riddler. Anyone who’s read the New 52 Batman (which is probably everyone at this point) will most undoubtedly want to see this.
3. Wonder Woman #21- This week offered the end to one plot thread, but just issues away sees the culmination of more plot threads. Azzarello’s intricate and dynamic take on the Amazing Amazon is one that can not be missed, better get on now, because the action starts in June.
2. Justice League #2- An entire book dedicated to Shazam VS Black Adam. What else do I have to say?
1. Superman Unchained #1/Batman-Superman #1- Two new great series’ debut in June. Both involving the Man of Steel. Snyder and Lee promise to make an unforgettable take on the Big Blue Boyscout, while Pak and Lee (the other one) will go back to the past to flesh out the origins of Superman and Batman’s first meeting, team up, and their early adventures (as teased back in Justice League #11).
That’s what’s on my list, what’s on yours?
Until the next time,