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New Releases: DC Comics 1/25/2012

Comic Booked Guest Writer 01/24/2012 Reviews

It is New Comic Book Day tomorrow Wednesday 1/25/2012. Here are your  DC Comic options, along with a few of my personal recommendations. Comment and let us know what your recommendation is, don’t let your favorite series be passed over!

Absolute Kingdom Come – New Printing
Written by MARK WAID; Art and cover by ALEX ROSS

Now back in print! The unforgettable, best-selling miniseries by acclaimed writer Mark Waid and superstar painter Alex Ross returns, with a sketchbook section, annotations on the series, rare art and more!

All-Star Western #5
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI; Art by MORITAT and PHIL WINSLADE; Cover by LADRONN

Slippery sewer pipes make a brutal place for a fight – but that won’t stop Jonah Hex and Amadeus Arkham from facing off against a gang of kidnappers beneath Gotham City. And when the thugs get the best of them, Hex and Arkham find themselves swept away to a pitch-black cave with seemingly no way out – and lots of bats! Will they find a way to escape Gotham City’s dark underbelly before Hex’s matches are all burned out? Also: For the Barbary Ghost, death is only the beginning of her plan for revenge!

AQUAMAN #5

Written by GEOFF JOHNS; Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO; 1:25 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

Aquaman has been left for dead in the middle of the desert! But how did the King of Atlantis find himself marooned in such a hellish environment? As Aquaman struggles to survive impossible odds, what extreme measures will he resort to in order to stay alive?

BATMAN AND ROBIN: DARK KNIGHT, WHITE KNIGHT

Written by PAUL CORNELL, PETER J. TOMASI and JUDD WINICK; Art by SCOTT MCDANIEL, PATRICK GLEASON, GUILLEM MARCH, GREG TOCCHINI and others; Cover by PATRICK GLEASON

The Dark Knight and the Boy Wonder face foes new and old, including the mysterious White Knight, the villainous Absence and the renegade Robin of the past, Jason Todd, in tales from BATMAN AND ROBIN #17-25!

BATMAN BEYOND: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Written by ADAM BEECHEN; Art by RYAN BENJAMIN, JOHN STANISCI, EDUARDO PANSICA and ABEL FERREIRA; Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

In these new stories from issues #1-8 of the hit series, a super-powered criminal has gotten in way over his head – and the whole Justice League has come to Neo-Gotham to hunt him down!

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #5

Written by PAUL JENKINS; Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND; 1:25 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND

When a madman attacks Batman with a new and powerful fear toxin, The Dark Knight visits the coldest and most distant part of his soul. And as his deepest fears resurface, he must rely on old friends to help quell the terrible effects, and to remind him of his true mission as a hero. But what Batman discovers hidden in a moment of courage may change his life forever… for a dark figure from his past has returned – the one adversary The Dark Knight truly fears.

BLACKHAWKS #5

Written by MIKE COSTA; Art by CAFU and BIT; Cover by KEN LASHLEY

Three of the Blackhawks are incapacitated with injuries, and two more are stranded in outer space! The team has suffered a serious beating, but they still have one more crazy, hail Mary stunt up their sleeve as our first story is brought to its explosive conclusion by Mike Costa and new fan-favorite artist CAFU!

CATWOMAN VOL.1
Written by ED BRUBAKER and DARWYN COOKE; Art by DARWYN COOKE, BRAD RADER, CAMERON STEWART, MICHAEL ALLRED and RICK BURCHETT; Cover by DARWYN COOKE
Don’t miss this new collection of CATWOMAN: SELINA’S BIG SCORE, plus stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #759-762 and CATWOMAN #1-9, featuring the work of Ed Brubaker, Darwyn Cooke and more!

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #22 (OF 26)

Written by MARV WOLFMAN; Art by BRUNO REDONDO, HOWARD PORTER and LIVESAY; Cover by HOWARD PORTER and LIVESAY

The final battle begins! Under the leadership of Batman and Lex Luthor, the heroes launch an all-out assault on Brainiac – but the elusive Super Villain still has one more trick up his sleeve!

THE FLASH #5

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO; Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL; Variant cover by GARY FRANK; 1:200 B&W Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

Central City in chaos! Iris West captive in Iron Heights prison! And as Flash tries to deal with all of it, he must also try to save the life of his old friend Manuel Lago from Mob Rule, DC Comics’ hottest new Super Villain!

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #5

Written by GAIL SIMONE and ETHAN VAN SCIVER; Art by YILDIRAY CINAR and NORM RAPMUND; Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

Ronnie and Jason have never agreed on anything, and now it’s all-out war as the mysterious Zither pits them against each other! But with the mystery of the Rogue Firestorms spiraling out of control, the guys will have to come to an agreement – or risk serious fallout!

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #5

Written by TONY BEDARD; Art and cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT; 1:25 Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT

A spacecraft the size of a solar system is on a collision course with Oa, home of the Guardians! As the AWOL Green Lantern Kyle Rayner and members of each of the different Corps make their way to the alien vessel, deep within the ship – within the very sun that serves as the craft’s fuel source – the creature known as Seraphon stirs. A major new threat to the DC Universe debuts here!

HAWKMAN BY GEOFF JOHNS OMNIBUS VOL. 1

Written by GEOFF JOHNS and JAMES ROBINSON; Art by PATRICK GLEASON, RAGS MORALES, SCOT EATON, DON KRAMER, ETHAN VAN SCIVER, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ and others; Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON

Geoff Johns’s complete, acclaimed run on HAWKMAN, from issues #1-25, are collected in hardcover for the first time, along with JSA #56-58 and HAWKMAN SECRET FILES! These stories, also featuring the talents of James Robinson, Rags Morales, Patrick Gleason and many others, reintroduced Hawkman into the DCU as he tries to reunite with Hawkgirl.

But with no memory of their past lives together, Kendra wants nothing to do with Hawkman – that is, until she learns that the deaths of her parents years ago were actually murders, and she is forced to enlist Hawkman’s help in unlocking the mystery and finding their killer!

I, VAMPIRE #5

Written by JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV; Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO; Cover by JENNY FRISON

The war of the vampires comes to Batman’s doorstep! The Queen of Blood has deadly plans for the citizens of Gotham City, but before Andrew can stop her, he must face The Dark Knight!

JUSTICE LEAGUE #5

Written by GEOFF JOHNS; Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS; 1:25 Variant cover by ERIC BASALDUA; 1:200 B&W Variant cover by JIM LEE

Now, with the teenaged powerhouse Cyborg at their side, this group of individual heroes must somehow put their differences aside to face the terror of Darkseid!

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #5

Written by PETER MILLIGAN; Art by MIKEL JANIN; Cover by RYAN SOOK

Enchantress is out of control and more powerful than ever. She has brought a nation to its knees through her arcane powers. Will Madame Xanadu, John Constantine, Shade the Changing Man, Zatanna, Mindwarp, Deadman and June Moon be able to work together to defeat her? One thing is certain: One of these heroes will not make it out alive!

LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN #4 (OF 6)

Written by PAUL LEVITZ; Art and cover by CHRIS BATISTA and MARC DEERING

As more worlds fall to the mysterious alien armada, the Legion continues its struggle to defend the United Planets. Will new members Ultra Boy and Star Boy be enough to turn the tide?

RESURRECTION MAN VOL. 1

Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING; Art by BUTCH GUICE, JOE PHILLIPS, TOM GRINDBERG, MIKE MCKONE and others; Cover by BUTCH GUICE

Issues #1-14 of the cult favorite series is collected at last!
Mitch Shelley can be killed, but every time he comes back, he has a different power – a new ability that sometimes is a blessing, sometimes a deadly curse.

His deaths and rebirths leave him disoriented, but with the help of a new friend, Mitch discovers bits of his past, although the origin of his powers remains a mystery. Meanwhile, Resurrection Man’s creators have set the ruthless female assassins called the Body Doubles on his trail. Also pursuing Mitch is a sociopath named Hooker, a test survivor like Mitch with one big difference: Hooker’s body is not repairing itself.

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #5

Written by TONY S. DANIEL and JIM BONNY; Art and cover by PHILIP TAN

The appearance of an otherworldly visitor to the city sets in motion a series of horrifying visions of the dead walking the streets of New York City. But only Carter can see them, causing him to question his own sanity. Can Hawkman unravel the mystery before it consumes him?

SUPERMAN #5

Written by GEORGE PEREZ; Art by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT; Cover by GEORGE PEREZ; 1:25 Variant cover by GEORGE PEREZ

There is a malignancy in Metropolis that is ruining the city, and its name is Superman! The aliens who have been attacking The Man of Steel these past few issues unite to purge the Earth of Superman! The worst part? The people of Metropolis seem to agree with the aliens!

SWEET TOOTH VOL. 4: ENDANGERED SPECIES Written by JEFF LEMIRE; Art by JEFF LEMIRE, MATT KINDT, NATE POWELL and EMI LENOX; Cover by JEFF LEMIRE

In these stories from issues #18-25, Gus reluctantly joins Jepperd on a missing persons hunt as the tension between the two continues to grow. Meanwhile, Lucy and the girls meet the enigmatic Walter Fish.

TEEN TITANS #5

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL; Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND; 1:25 Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

In their first battle as a team, The Teen Titans square off against N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s most powerful weapon… The Superboy! But can the cunning of Red Robin, the speed of Kid Flash and the psionic might of Bunker stop a threat that has already taken out the powerhouse known as Wonder Girl? The fight rages from a battle cruiser docked in the Hudson River to the Central Park Zoo, but as a world stands up and takes notice, there is a very real possibility the Teen Titans might not survive their high profile debut!

UNCHARTED #3 (OF 6)

Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON; Art by SERGIO SANDOVAL and POL GAS Cover by TONY HARRIS; 1:10 Variant cover by ADAM HUGHES

Drake and Sully need to escape a firing squad and the Russian Mob before they can catch their flight to the center of the earth and the legendary Amber Room. Only one person can save them…but is she friend or foe?

VOODOO #5

Written by RON MARZ; Art by SAMI BASRI; Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

Voodoo discovers a threat that could expose her secrets before she can complete her mission. With her shape-shifting abilities in overdrive, Pris does what she does best when she’s cornered: fight.

There it is, the new releases you can expect to see for DC Comics at your local comic shops. What will you be reading? Suggest a title and maybe I’ll review it based on your recommendation. What I have on MY pull list this week are…

I,Vampire #5: I have not picked up any of this series but it recently caught my eye, so I’m giving it a chance. Any readers already on board? How do you like it?

Superman #5: Not my favorite series, but I am a die hard Superman fan, so Super titles are a bit like Pokemon for me…gotta catch ‘em all!

Teen Titans #5: This series is really heating up with the inclusion of Superboy and the NOWHERE group. I recommend checking this out and it is worth catching up with.

Justice League #5: This is a must read title, if you’re not reading it already, you’re missing out. Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, come on people grab this one.

I look forward to seeing what your looking forward to reading, so let me know below!

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  1. Brien Gorham 01/24/2012 at 1:47 pm

    I've been enjoying both Flash and Aquaman. It's not a rabid devouring worship I feel for either title, but they're both good, fun superhero books.

    I don't love the new Superman yet either, but I stick with it – I do, however, love the Action Comics Superman.

  2. Rob Del Valle 01/24/2012 at 1:51 pm

    Yes I love Action Comics! I've heard good things about Aquaman.

  3. Sam 01/25/2012 at 1:58 am

    Love I, vampire not excited about the upcoming cross over with justice league dark but thats a good book and helps show the scale of the vampire war when more people get involved

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