Friday, October 19, 2007

Coming Distractions: Jan. 2008

Wow, it's been a while since I did one of these. Yikes, the last was for the issues coming out in July! Here's what's on tap for January 2008:

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank & Jonathan Sibal
Cover by Frank
Variant cover by Mike Grell

“Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes,” Part 4! Superman’s mission to reunite the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st century continues on the one planet more dangerous than Earth: the cold, knowledge-obsessed world of Colu! But what fate has befallen Brainiac 5? And what are the horrible secrets behind Earth’s “new" super-heroes — the Justice League?

Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one Variant Edition (featuring a cover by Mike Grell). See the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale January 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Too bad we can't see the Grell variant cover. Looks like I'll be getting that one instead of the Frank cover.

Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross
Art by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Eaglesham & Jose

“Thy Kingdom Come” explodes as Jakeem Thunder returns! The Justice Society reaches out to the next wave of legacy heroes: the new Mr. America, Judomaster, Amazing Man and more! Plus, another face familiar to the Kingdom Come Superman makes his presence known.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Eaglesham & Jose). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale January 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Assuming that Starman is in this issue.

Written by Jim Shooter
Art and cover by Francis Manapul & John Livesay

Continuing Jim Shooter’s return to Legion of Super-Heroes! Saturn Girl, Timber Wolf and Star Boy’s mission on the moon of Triton goes awry as Invisible Kid leads them into a lethal predicament. Meanwhile, Lightning Lad’s duties as team leader aren’t going any easier as he’s forced to sit through a painful tryout session for new Legionnaires.

On sale January 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Alan Moore
Art by various
Cover by Brian Bolland

Collecting stories from Action Comics #583, Detective Comics #549-550, Green Lantern #188, Superman #423, Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual #2 & 3, Superman Annual #11 and Vigilante #17-18 and more!

On sale January 2 • 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS • RELIST

Reprints the "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" story

Written by Matt Manning
Art and cover by Matt Stewart

An ancient legacy catches up with Brainiac 5 when he learns the terrible secret of his great-great-grandfather, Brainiac of Superman’s greatest enemies! To make it up to Superman, Brainy takes him on a trip to his home planet’s past — but an unexpected detour to the Phantom Zone could mean disaster!

On sale January 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Starting with next issue, the book will pick up with Season 2 of the animated series.

1 comment:

Garth Ranzz said...

Just a quick note. You missed the Superman Family Showcase #2. It is supposed to feature the first story with Jimmy as Elastic Lad IIRC.