Thursday, February 21, 2008

Spending Green

Damn you, DC Solicitations. You're making it very difficult for me to not buy Superman/Batman anymore. I mean, take a look at this solicitation text (emphasis added):
Written by Michael Green & Mike Johnson
Art and cover by Shane Davis & Matt “Batt” Banning
The penultimate chapter of “K” presents Superman vs. AAB (The All-American Boy) in a no-holds-barred fight through Smallville! Only Heroes scribe Michael Green and his writing partner, Mike Johnson, could create the AAB — a supersoldier with Doomsday’s DNA that’s infused with Kryptonite! Can Batman help the Man of Steel defeat AAB, or will we witness “The Death of Superman” all over again?
On sale May 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

It's like they're creating plots with a Superman-themed set of those word refrigerator magnets. And I just can't freaking resist.

Edit: Okay, there's no way these are real comics.
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Jerry Ordway
Cover by Ordway & Bob Wiacek
Batman and Jay Garrick stand against an android samurai with a bad attitude!
On sale May 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Batman vs. Robot Samurai? Who gave DC the injection of awesome this month?

Oh, I see. Bruce Jones is taking over Checkmate. I guess nature abhors that much sucking, so other comics got better as a result.

1 comment:

Will Staples said...

I am beyond distraught at Bruce Jones taking over Checkmate. It was consistently the best comic I'd been buying for the last couple of years, and here they hand it over to one of the biggest hacks in the industry.

On the other hand, I've been feeling bad about not getting The Brave and the Bold, and Jay Garrick vs. Robot Samurai might be just enough to make me start.