Okay Joestice Leaguers, it’s that time of the week again! Here’s what we’re checking out!
- Batman: Prelude to the Wedding – Robin vs Ra’s Al Ghul
- Doomsday Clock #5
- Green Arrow Annual #2
- Justice League : No Justice #4
- Marvel Two-In-One #6
- The Amazing Spider-Man #800
- The Man of Steel #1
- X-Men Blue #28
- X-Men: Red Annual #1
- Raven : Daughter of Darkness #5
While there’s lots to be excited about this week, despite the smaller release schedule there is one particular book that we’re looking forward to most. Before we get to that however, here’s our Honorable Mention
It’s all been leading to this! While “Go Down Swinging” got off to a bit of an uneven start, the final confrontation between Peter Parker and a Carnage Symbiote powered Norman Osborn looks to be a battle for the ages.
Check out the solicitation for the Penultimate issue in Dan Slott’s run on Marvel’s flagship character.
After 10 years, Dan Slott’s epic run on AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is nearing its end in a big way with the “Go Down Swinging” arc, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 800 will be an appropriately huge issue in more ways than one.
Slott and artist Stuart Immonen will unveil what’s being touted as the biggest Peter Parker and Norman Osborn story of all time, joined by Humberto Ramos, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Jim Cheung. Amazing #800 will mark the first ever Marvel Comic to hit 800 issues and will feature 80 pages of brand-new story from Slott, who has written more issues of Amazing Spider-Man than any creator.
WHAT WE’RE REALLY EXCITED FOR!!!
THE MAN OF STEEL #1 by Brian Michael Bendis and Ivan Reis.
While Action Comics #1000 gave us a taste of what’s coming for Superman, Man of Steel #1 looks to be the true indicator of what longtime Marvel scribe, Brian Michael Bendis has planned for DC’s hallmark character. Like many readers I’ve been somewhat wary of this soft-relaunch of the character, largely because of the phenomenal work by previous Superman helmers, Peter J Tomasi and Patrick Gleason as well as Action Comics scribe Dan Jurgens.
While DC and Bendis have made it clear that fan favorite elements, namely Superman and Lois Lane’s son Jonathon aren’t going anyway, it’s hard not to be anxious at the thought of a writer who has never worked with the Big Blue Boyscout suddenly helming both the main Superman title and Action Comics. Bendis now wields an extraordinary amount of creative control over not just Superman, but the DC universe itself and I can’t wait to see what he has in store!