The DC Wants Your Money One
The DC “squeeze your wallet” initiative starts this week with multiple events running in parallel. I normally avoid DC events since Infinite Crisis (I bought ALL of the tie-ins, it made sense at the time, lesson learned … #sad), but I’m all in with Metal. Which means two titles a week for the next couple of months (counting tie-ins and one-shots). This week: Metal #2 and Teen Titans #12 (where I am told we will start seeing some of the new villains).
There are also a bunch of good looking #2’s coming out, but there’s already too much going on below: Mister Miracle #2, Venomverse #2 and Mech Cadet Yu #2 will come home!
|Action Comics #987 Lenticular Variant
Not everything’s Metal at DC! There’s also The OZ Effect, in which we learn Oz’s identity. I have ignored this until today, but I will bite.
|Batgirl and the Birds of Prey #14 Karmome Shirahama Variant
Fun little cover by Shirahama with an alternative Gotham City Sirens. Just read the preview pages (with Barbara playing Oracle to Batman and company) and it seems a lot more fun than I expected.
|Supergirl #13 Artgerm Variant
Another spectacular cover by Artgerm, featuring Supergirl and a cat … If this cover’s not successful, then nothing ever will.
|Wonder Woman #30 Jenny Frison Variant
Wonder Woman goes patriotic in this beautiful Frison cover.
| Sheena #1 J. Scott Campbell 1:50 & Ryan Sook 1:40 Virgin Variants
Not much to say here, but I prefer Sook’s. Looking at the larger picture, though, the Dave Stevens covers will never be topped.
|The Realm #1
New Image #1, which seems to be getting some interest. Could this be the new Seven to Eternity?
|All-New Wolverine #24
Seems like this series keeps doing well and this issue has another Yu cover where Wolverine looks savage.
|Generations: All-New Wolverine / Wolverine Francesco Mattina 2nd Printing Variant
Another week, another Generations Mattina 2nd Printing. This one’s pretty good, isn’t it?
|Secret Empire: Omega 1:100 Michael Turner Sketch Variant
Turner’s work keeps coming back and I still haven’t figured out if that’s a good thing or it’s taking things too far. In any case, this is a beautiful Captain America sketch.
Clowns and horror! Perfect timing with It in the cinemas right now. Written by And then Emily was gone‘s John Lees, which makes it a must-buy.
|Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Terry Dodson Variant
Zdarsky writing Harley Quinn is the main reason why I’m interested in this. Remember that this comes with more than a few store exclusives.
Venomized (yawn) Variants
Swipe of the Week
I know that every time Udon puts out a tribute cover it’s featured here, but they’re brilliant. They put so much care into every single piece of the cover design … More like this, please!
That’s it for this week. What would you buy? There can be only one!