Over the past couple of weeks, DC Comics' Convergence event has resulted in some of the most exciting and most bizarre announcements since the company threw out their previous shared universe canon in favor of the "New 52" reboot -- especially since the core idea of next April's big crossover is that they're bringing back a bunch of the versions of characters that they got rid of for a big battle against the new batch. Last week was particularly enticing for long-time fans, teasing us with Greg Rucka's return to writing Renee Montoya in The Question and Gail Simone going back to the fan-favorite pairing of Nightwing/Oracle.
This week, they've attempted to top that with a whole new roster of books, and this time they're set in a pre-Flashpoint Metropolis. The second week's launches will see the return of characters from 1996's Kingdom Come and the landmark Justice League International, plus Louise Simonson writing Steel. Of course, we're also getting Azrael and the return of Larry Hama to writing Batman, so someone out there needs to stop wishing on the Monkey's Paw already.
Batmanology is usually the domain of Lord Christopher J. Sims, but hopefully he won't mind if I step on his toes a little. This week, the 12-part Batman storyline City of Crime was released digitally (in the individual issues of Detective Comics 800-808 and
World War Hulk continues, as the Hulk continues to smash anything that comes his way and the odds are stacked against the heroes defending the island of Manhattan!
In Avengers: The Initiative #5, written by Dan Slott and illustrated by Stefano Caselli, the team of new recruits heads into the war zone to save innocent lives, but they might have to look after themselves first when they come face to face with the Green King! Plus, Hardball must cope with the fact that the S.P.I.N. Tech he stole from Stark's lab was the one weapon that could have stopped the rampaging monster dead in his tracks. M
With Comic-Con mere days away, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is raising the stakes with three incredible exclusives and a slate of amazing signings!
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The Fund's exclusive Stardust VIP package includes: an all-new Stardust print, limited to 50 pieces signed by Neil Gaima
During Civil War, reporters Ben Urich and Sally Floyd brought readers a unique look at the street level view of the conflict and they've returned just in time to witness a threat larger than the Marvel Universe has ever faced! In World War Hulk: Front Line #1 (of 6), the journalistic duo bring you a unique perspective on the opening shots of this summer's "incredible" event and the initial conflict between Hulk & Iron Man that might just level Manhattan! This limited series reunites the Civil War: Front Line creative team of writer Paul Jenkins and artist Ramon Bachs to deliver a nuanced look at how the regular world is affected by Hulk's war, all wrapped up in eye-catching covers by John Watson. Just who wants to help our intrepid reporters take down J. Jonah Jameson and how will the Front Line newspaper fi
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