Monday, August 29, 2011

DC's new 52 starts this Wednesday, August 31

After several long months of rumors, hints, and previews, DC's new 52 line-up starts this Wednesday in Justice League #1! But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Flashpoint #5 hits shelves this week too, and it's cover says it all: "It all changes here!" Flash and Reverse Flash face off in what promises to be a universe defining battle that we have all been waiting for. What happened to Barry's world? How did Thawne change everything? Or could someone else be responsible for the hellish world Flash seeks to erase? All of the answers will be revealed. Following right on the heels of the ground breaking conclusion to Flashpoint comes Justice League #1 by the superstar team of Geoff Johns and Jim Lee! While the relaunch of the title will have some new surprises (the world has only known about superheroes for five years), readers can look forward to a familiar line-up including Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and Cyborg. This issue will give everyone a taste of the new status quo in the DCU and should not be missed.

Even with everything new, DC has not forgotten about its past! Fans of Marv Wolfman and George Perez's Teen Titans have the New Teen Titans Omnibus Vol. 1 HC to look forward to this week! Collecting the first 16 issues of their groundbreaking series, this omnibus offers nearly 700 pages of classic material in one handsome hardcover edition.

Dark Horse Comics' new Angel and Faith #1 by Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs begins this Wednesday. After the events of Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8, Angel was left in a near-catatonic state, and with a recent history of bad choices, only Faith will help him redeem himself and herself along the way. Luckily for them, the duo has access to all of the Watcher's files, so the vampire with a soul and the rebel Slayer with a cause will have plenty of opportunities to make amends for their past transgressions.

Marvel's Ultimate Comics Hawkeye #1 hits shelves hot on the heels of last week's Ultimate Comics Ultimates #1. Writer Jonathan Hickman and artists Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona bring one of the Ultimates' deadliest members to the forefront in his new solo book! Clint Barton, weapons expert, has been tasked with a mission that may prove to be one of his most dangerous ones yet, and what he discovers will be felt throughout the Ultimate universe.

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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