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DC Comics: YOUNG JUSTICE GROUP SOLICITS – May 2012

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THE RAVAGERS #1
Written by HOWARD MACKIE
Art and cover by IAN CHURCHILL
1:25 Variant cover by TK TK
On sale MAY 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• First issue of a new series spinning directly out of “THE CULLING!”
• FAIRCHILD, brother and sister THUNDER and LIGHTNING, the monstrous RIDGE, BEAST BOY and TERRA are being pursued by ROSE WILSON and WARBLADE, who want them dead at any cost!
• No one’s survival is certain each month in THE RAVAGERS!

TEEN TITANS #9
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by IG GUARA and J.P. MAYER
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale MAY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• “THE CULLING” finale!
• THE TEEN TITANS and THE LEGION LOST duke it out with N.O.W.H.E.R.E. and the madman known as Harvest to stop the slaughter of
innocent children.
• This issue leads directly into this month’s RAVAGERS #1!
• Continued from TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 SUPERBOY #9 and LEGION LOST #9!

TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL and TOM DeFALCO
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale MAY 2 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
• “THE CULLING” begins here!
• It’s the TEEN TITANS vs. THE LEGION LOST one mile beneath the Antarctic in the chamber of horrors known as the Crucible!
• Continued in this month’s SUPERBOY #9, LEGION LOST #9 and TEEN TITANS #9!

BLUE BEETLE #9
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by MARCIO TAKARA
Cover by PAUL RENAUD
On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• BLUE BEETLE squares off against GREEN LANTERN KYLE RAYNER and THE NEW GUARDIANS!
• If Beetle and the Lanterns don’t kill each other, the bounty hunter packing Oan technology will be happy to do it for them. Wait…OAN technology?!
• Continued this month in GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #9!

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #9
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE
On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Kicking off an all-new storyline!
• BRAINIAC 5 and DREAM GIRL have been abducted by the DOMINATORS…so why is the Legion refusing to rescue them?
• One of the greatest LEGIONNAIRES quits!

LEGION LOST #9
Written by TOM DeFALCO
Art and cover by PETE WOODS
On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• “THE CULLING” continues from this month’s SUPERBOY #9!
• Even the combined powers of LEGION LOST and the TEEN TITANS won’t be enough to stop DARK HARVEST and his minions from committing mass murder!
• Continues in this month’s TEEN TITANS #9.

DC Comics: SUPERMAN GROUP SOLICITS – May 2012

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ACTION COMICS #9
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Backup story written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by GENE HA
Backup story art by CULLY HAMNER
Variant cover by RAGS MORALES
1:200 B&W Variant cover by GENE HA
On sale MAY 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
• Featuring characters from parallel Earths, including PRESIDENT SUPERMAN!
• Introducing new villain SUPERDOOM!
• Guest artist GENE HA joins GRANT MORRISON for this tale of not one, not two, but THREE Earths!
• And in the backup story, President Superman must stop a nuclear attack – but he can’t leave the White House!
This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

SUPERMAN #9
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN JURGENS
Art by DAN JURGENS and JESUS MERINO
Cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS
On sale MAY23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• SUPERMAN faces new supervillainess MASOCHIST!
• How can Superman fight an opponent he can’t touch?
• LOIS LANE faces a turning point in her career as a journalist.

SUPERBOY #9
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN
Cover by IAN CHURCHILL
On sale MAY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• “THE CULLING” continues here from this month’s TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 and leading into LEGION LOST #9!
• SUPERBOY vs. ROSE WILSON – round two!
• The shocking debut of the all-new WARBLADE!

SUPERGIRL #9
Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON
Art and cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
On sale MAY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• SUPERGIRL aids the new SILVER BANSHEE against her father, the deadly BLACK BANSHEE!
• Supergirl finds out about her weakness to magic – the hard way!

DC Comics: YOUNG JUSTICE GROUP SOLICITS – April 2012


TEEN TITANS #8
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
1:25 B&W Variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
In the aftermath of the Teen Titans’ assault on N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s headquarters, there’s no time to celebrate because Wonder Girl is missing! Red Robin desperately tries to find her, but he’s got his hands full, as Superboy has announced his decision to lead the team, Solstice is still dealing with the devastating revelations about her past and Kid Flash is getting glimpses of a dangerous future that he thinks he recognizes!


HAWK AND DOVE #8
Written by ROB LIEFELD
Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
Rob Liefeld writes and illustrates this intense issue as Hawk and Dove face down the mysterious Hunter! Secrets are revealed and lines are crossed in an epic you have to see to believe! The race is on as Dove battles the Hunter’s lethal poison and Hawk desperately seeks a cure! Could this be the end for Hawk and Dove?


STATIC SHOCK #8
Written by MARC BERNARDIN
Art by SCOTT McDANIEL and ANDY OWENS
Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH and LE BEAU UNDERWOOD
On sale APRIL 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE
Static has faced some of the most merciless and deadly villains that both New York City and Dakota City have to offer, but now he finds himself face-to-face with a woman who holds his future in her hands and has the power to destroy it: the school psychologist! In one conversation that covers his new life in NYC and the life he left behind, we’ll get new insights into what makes Virgil Hawkins tick. And maybe Virgil hasn’t been as careful at hiding his secret identity as he thought.


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BLUE BEETLE #8
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by IG GUARA and J.P. MAYER
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Blue Beetle: Runaway! Following the tragic events of BLUE BEETLE #6 and 7, Beetle has abandoned his friends, family and home, setting out on a path that brings him to New York City. As Beetle struggles with the curse of the scarab that is the source of his powers, a loathsome threat emerges – a predator who stalks runaway children. Just when he thought his life couldn’t get any worse…well, welcome to New York, Blue Beetle!


LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #8
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by STEVE LIGHTLE and YILDIRAY CINAR
Cover by STEVE LIGHTLE
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Classic Legion artist Steve Lightle returns, along with recent Legion artist Yildiray Cinar! In a tale illustrated by Lightle, Invisible Kid must chase down a set of thieves who’ve gotten their hands on some of the most dangerous technology in the universe…tech that could result in a new dawn for an old adversary!
And in “Founder’s Night,” Yildiray Cinar returns for a story of Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Lightning Lad, the three founding Legionnaires, reunited for a rare night off in 31st-century Istanbul!


LEGION LOST #8
Written by TOM DeFALCO
Art and cover by PETE WOODS
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The lead-up to next month’s game-changing TEEN TITANS/SUPERBOY/LEGION LOST crossover starts here! Rose Wilson and the Ravagers of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. attack our lost Legionnaires for a battle royale! When the smoke clears, the Legion won’t like what they see…

DC Comics: SUPERMAN GROUP SOLICITS – April 2012


ACTION COMICS #8
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by RAGS MORALES and RICK BRYANT
Cover by RAGS MORALES
Variant cover by GARY FRANK
1:200 B&W Variant cover by RAGS MORALES
On sale APRIL 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
It’s the epic 30-page conclusion of Grant Morrison and Rags Morales’ majestic opening storyline! $3.99 gets you front row seats to the ascension of the DC Universe’s first Super Hero as The Man of Steel goes toe to tentacle with the all-new Brainiac for the final fate of Metropolis!
This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.


SUPERMAN #8
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN JURGENS
Art by DAN JURGENS and JESUS MERINO
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:25 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale APRIL 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Superman, agent of the Daemonites?! How has Helspont bent The Man of Steel to his will?

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SUPERBOY #8
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN
Cover by SHANE DAVIS
On sale APRIL 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Well, that rescue mission didn’t go exactly as planned…and things have only gotten worse for Superboy, as N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s plans for him and the Teen Titans take a deadly turn! If he wants to keep his head, he’s gonna have to take down another dangerous young metahuman for them: the bruiser once known as Grunge!


SUPERGIRL #8
Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by GEORGE PEREZ and BOB WIACEK
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
On sale APRIL 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As the NYPD hunt her down, Supergirl takes refuge with a new friend named Siobhan. While Supergirl may have temporarily escaped her troubles, Siobhan’s are just about to catch up with her: the curse of the Silver Banshee has risen, and this time it’s brought its family with it…
Don’t miss this special issue featuring artwork by comics legend George Pérez!

New 52 Review: Teen Titans #1

I was super bummed when I heard about one of the casualties of the New 52 reboot, Tim Drake’s solo adventures as the Red Robin. Red Robin was a definitely underrated book, and had a great plot as Tim fell further and further down the Batman path. (Lonely, dark, brooding, suspicious of everyone.)

With the reboot, they de-aged Tim to maybe about 15-16 or so, and redid his costume as Red Robin to look just like Marvel’s the Falcon.

 
The book sets up the premise, that teen superheroes seem to be a menace, with a Kid Flash (who claims no relation or connection to Barry Allen) causing a backdraft and a major explosion, setting off the media. It flashes over to Tim Drake, who asks someone (Batman?) “Seriously what were you thinking?” as a clandestine organization called N.O.W.H.E.R.E. tries to recruit him to their operation. Drake of course refuses, and sets off an action sequence to escape which leads into him going off to recruit Wonder Girl to fight this mysterious organization. The issue ends with a reveal of a Clone *cough*Superboy*cough* that is being activated by N.O.W.H.E.R.E.

The plot is serviceable , however, it all feels a little like a retread of the beginning of Civil War. Substitute Speedball for Kid Flash, and voila, we are in Connecticut.  The art is average, and doesn’t feel special or notable. The plot needs some work, and hopefully as the issues go on we can get some more answers, and move beyond the Teen Superheroes are a Menace motif that the book seems to be running with so far. After three other reboots you think DC would finally get it right, it’s shortcomings are really noticeable especially when you compare it to Christos Gage run on Avengers Academy.

Story: 4/10

Art: 4/10