Monday, May 09, 2011

Get here in a flash for new comics this Wednesday, May 11!

This week, Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert bring readers DC's next big event in Flashpoint #1! Waking up at his desk, Barry Allen finds himself in a world rushing towards a cataclysmic war, but that isn't the only problem. Everyone is different. Friends and family once dead are alive while some are now gone. The heroes everyone knows have changed. Cyborg has become America's last hope, and he is trying to gather the likes of The Outsiders, The Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold, and others! If Flash doesn't find out who altered the timeline, it could mean the end of the world. Expect to see some very familiar faces like you never have before. Before you read Flashpoint, make sure you pick up Flash #12, which is also out this week. This issue concludes "The Road to Flashpoint" and leads directly into issue 1 of Flashpoint.

Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt #1 continues the wave of Fear rolling over the Marvel universe. Written by Sean McKeever with art by Mike Norton, Youth in Revolt finds the world still in the grip of the god of Fear, and the remaining members of the Initiative program are being sworn in as federal agents to help keep a semblance of normalcy. However, everything doesn't go as planned, and these young heroes may soon be dealing with their own civil war.

Batman: Arkham City #1, by Paul Dini and artist Carlos D'Anda, bridges the gap between hit games Batman: Arkham Asylum and the forthcoming Batman: Arkham City game. After stopping Joker's take over of Arkham, Batman is trying to return Gotham to a state of normalcy. However, the Dark Knight doesn't get a break as Gotham is targeted by two super-powered twins, which forces Gotham's new mayor to take drastic measures. Also out this week, Grant Morrison's Batman Incorporated #6 continues its globetrotting story.

The chilling vampire tale continues in 30 Days of Night: Night Again #1 by Joe Lansdale and artist Sam Kieth. After a second vampire attack and only a few days left of night, a band of survivors in Alaska flee to a climate change facility where a strange object found in the ice is being studied. This leads to a deadly confrontation between humans and vampires with a surprising guest thrown in the mix. For readers new to the series, there are plenty of trades available to get caught up.

These books, and many more, will be available as soon as we open the doors on Wednesday, so come on by! (And if you want to get an idea what else you can expect, check out the covers below!)

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