It is the Dawn of X and there is another team of mutants being introduced to us in this shakeup of the Mutantverse. In Fallen Angels #1, this latest incarnation of the superhuman group features Psylocke, Cable, & X-23 on a mission for vengeance laced with dark undertones. Focusing on lesser used characters, this series, written by Bryan Hill with art by Szymon Kudranski and a main cover by Ashley Witter, will flesh out the back stories of these three heroes. If you like your comics light and fluffy, look elsewhere! This book is sure to explore the darker side of the Mutantverse.
In Excalibur #1, we find that the reimagining of the Marvel Mutantverse extends across the pond to jolly old England. Captain Britain, in her quest to protect the Kingdom of Avalon from the war being waged in the Otherworld, leads a team featuring Rogue, Gambit, Rictor, Jubilee, and…. Apocalypse! Written by Tini Howard, with art by Marcus To, and a main cover by Mahmud A. Asrar, Excalibur is going to explore the new spin on the Mutantverse from a Eurocentric angle. Will Betsy Braddock live up to the mantle of Captain Britain? Will this team come together to protect Avalon? Pick up the new Excalibur volume to find out!
After the success of The Dark Knight Returns, and its sequel, The Dark Knight Strike Again… DC completes the trilogy with the epic 9-part Dark Knight III: Master Race.
Written by Frank Miller & Brian Azzarello, this mini-series explores the world of Batman 3 years after the events of DK:SA. Bruce Wayne is nowhere to be found since the deaths of Lex Luthor & Dick Grayson/ Joker, and all of Batman’s allies have withdrawn from the never-ending battle against evil and injustice…
That is, until Ray Palmer restores 1,000 Kandorians to their full-size and they begin to terrorize the Earth, with the intent of claiming the planet as their own. This “Master Race” proves to be such an incredible threat to mankind that it takes the combined powers of the World’s Mightiest Heroes to prevent them from completing their diabolical goal… but there’s only one man who can end this assault… and that one man is Batman. Can this mortal man, years past his prime, be humanity’s savior? Pick up Dark Knight III: Master Race to find out!
In the midst of DC’s “Year of the Villain” story arc, Harley Quinn’s Villain of the Year #1 will give fans a chance to vote for their favorite rogue, a call-back to the now 30-year old fan vote deciding the life of Jason Todd/Robin in Batman’s “A Death in the Family”. Billed as “Villainy’s Biggest Night”, we’re sure to get an entertaining story that will be full of the kind of debauchery that could only be created by combining the… talents… of DC’s baddest baddies! Voting categories include: Comeback Villain of the Year, Best Supporting Villain, and Villain of the Year to name a few. All of your favorites will be in this book, releasing on December 11th , so be sure to pick up a copy to find out which villain will take home the grand prize!
The events of Dark Nights: Metal have transpired, and the Omega Titans have been thrust into the DC Universe after the destruction of the Source Wall. They’ve begun their attack on the main universe, and some of the most feared and vile villains in the DCU are running amok. The Year of the Villain (YotV) is upon us!
Batman’s #1 nemesis who debuted in Batman #1 way back in 1940, and perhaps the most famous villain in comic book history, The Joker gets the royal treatment in this lot of One-Shot titles. On top of the Tan/Deering primary cover, there are a multitude of store variants. You’ll see some astounding artwork by Garner, Brown, Lim, Jock, and some of the modern-day Italian Renaissance painters: Mattina, Dell’Otto, & Parillo (personal favorites).
From her first appearance in All Star Comics #8 in 1941 to her ascendency into the Trinity of DC Comics (along with Batman & Superman), Wonder Woman has been a key figure in the DC Universe. This Princess of Themyscira, originally introduced as an American patriot, is getting the well-deserved royal treatment that we’ve already seen bestowed upon the other members of DCs premier triumvirate of heroes. Much like Action Comics #1000 and Detective Comics #1000, Wonder Woman #750 is getting a feature release from DC, with myriad publisher & retailer variant covers. Getting to issue #750 has taken a more winding road than the other two landmark issues, with more than a few different volumes over the decades, but this honor is an important milestone in the comic universe.
House of X and Powers of X (Ten) are two parts of a major Marvel Universe crossover event leading up to the Dawn of X relaunch. In House of X, we’re introduced to a new version of Charles Xavier’s dream alongside Magneto, Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Wolverine. In Powers of X, we’re told the story of the entirety of Mutant history, all the way through to the future.
The titles will release on an alternating basis, sharing a series of pivotal events that take place over the course of a month. At the conclusion of House of X and Powers of X, we’re going to have to reevaluate how we understood all of the classic X-Men tales. These rotating mini-series are sure to create massive ripples for all of mutant kind.
Once the events of House of X and Powers of X (Ten) come to their dramatic conclusions, the story of the X-Men will be turned on its head, changing all we know about the Marvel Mutant Universe. In X-Men #1, the story of the most famous mutant superhero team in comics will be taken in a direction not yet seen.
This new era of X-men, led by Cyclops, consists of a roster almost exclusively made up of family members of Scott Summers, spanning multiple eras and alternate realities. This new team will include Jean Grey, Young Cable, Rachel, Alex Summers, Gabriel, Corsair, and fan favorite Wolverine as the only non-relative in the group.
House of X & Power of X writer, Jonathan Hickman, will continue the story begun in the intertwining mini-series. X-Men #1 will have a main cover drawn by Leinil Yu, with a main variant cover by Artgerm. Retailer Exclusive variant cover artists already include Mark Bagley, Marco Checchetto, Russell Dauterman, Jonathan Hickman, & Mark Brooks.