I've been waiting for Wonder Woman Earth One since I saw the first black and white preview pages many months ago. Grant Morrison has had some great takes on DC's pantheon of iconic characters lately, namely with All-Star Superman and Batman, Inc. In interviews, Grant Morrison has promised that it would honor the original spirit of the character as created by William Molulton Marsten. After the details Marston's personal life were made completely public in last year's Secret History of Wonder Woman, this promise became more and more intriguing.
I was thinking about really great super-hero toy lines and thought instantly of the Super Powers toy line. Being the comic book guy here at Needless Essentials, I opted to look at the mini-series that came out at the same time. These aren't the little mini-comics that were included with some of the action figures. In deciding which issue to cover, I wanted to go with the first one that was drawn by Jack Kirby.
In light of recent developments that take this story out of DC Continuity, I'm going to depart from my normal practice and actually review an old comic that is still in print. You can go down your local comic shop and probably find a copy at cover price.
It seems like a natural match, yet it came pretty much out of the blue that DC Comics and BOOM! Studios are crossing over two series that have a similar audience, Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy.
Let's see if we can't get this tradition of reviewing old comics started again with an issue of the short-lived Legion spin-off, Valor. When DC editorial decrees necessitated the Legion of Super-Heroes writing Superboy out of their history, the inspiration for the Legion's founding shifted to Mon-El, but renamed him Valor. This series followed the crossover event Eclipso which ended with a young Lar Gand earning the name Valor from Superman.
If it seems like the rest of DC' Comics' solicitations for May are a little pointless, then the last part of this list is what you want to pay attention to. It's the licensed and Digital First titles that are outside of the mainstream DC Universe, and as such, most likely unaffected by the reboot rebirth that's happening next month. Check them out.
Here's the third part of DC Comics Solicitations for May 2016. It may seem like these issues don't matter, and maybe some of them don't, given that the company is doing a line-wide reboot rebirth next month. Well, some of these books may still be worth a look, especially if you've been on the fence about them before. Check out the solicitations and see if there's something that you'd like to pick up while you still can.
There was a lot of criticism to the New 52 version of Starfire. Recently, the character has seen a little redemption thanks to a new series by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Emanuela Lupacchino. Given that the character has a high profile from her inclusion the animated versions of Teen Titans, it seemed like a re-visit was due to see if the character has been redeemed by her current series enough to be an entry point for younger fans more familiar with her animated counterpart.
Here's Part Two of DC Comics Solicitations for May 2016. For many of these books, it's the end of their run, so if you've even remotely followed them, you owe it to yourself to be there for their finish. Check out the solicitations below.
Ever since the DC Universe Rebirth was hinted at by Dan Didio and Jim Lee, there has been speculation over what it means for the DC line of comics. At the ComicsPRO 2016 Annual Membership meeting in Portland, the first announcement was officially made regarding the future for DC Comics.
Here's Part One of the DC Comics Solicitations for May 2016. It's a bit of switch this month. Instead of starting with Superman or Batman, we're starting with some of the titles with a slightly smaller following, but a loyal following nonetheless. It also features the debut of the "reimagining" of Scooby Doo and the Hanna Barbera characters.
Bleeding Cool is running with numerous DC Comics Rebirth rumors today, and while we hate to pass along rumors we feel the need to address them when they grow legs. In the first of a long run of articles, Rich Johnston acknowledged that these are rumors, but claims to have sources for these that he trusts very well.