Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Coming Distractions: Feb. 2008

Coming next February, via Newsarama: The end of the longest Karate Kid story ever!

Story by Paul Dini
Story consultant: Keith Giffen
12 script by Adam Beechen; art by Carlos Magno & Rodney Ramos
11 script by Sean McKeever; art by Jesus Saiz & Jimmy Palmiotti
10 script by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti; art by Ron Lim & Mark McKenna
9 script by Adam Beechen; art by Al Barrionuevo & Art Thibert
Covers by Stephane Roux
With the recent devastation behind them, the new Challengers return to our universe to face their next challenge. Also this month: a returning hero, a surprising future for Pied Piper, and Karate Kid fulfills his destiny.
COUNTDOWN 12 on sale February 6 •
COUNTDOWN 11 on sale February 13 •
COUNTDOWN 10 on sale February 20 •
COUNTDOWN 9 on sale February 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank & Jonathan Sibal
Cover by Frank
Variant cover by Keith Giffen
The penultimate chapter of "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes!" Crushed by the Justice League of 3008 A.D., Superman and the Legion uncover the horrific secret behind the conspiracy against the Man of Steel. But with the League of Legion Rejects a step ahead of Superman's every move, who can finally turn the tide of the battle?
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 Keith Giffen). See the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale February 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Looks like Chlorophyll Kid, Rainbow Girl, Stone Boy, and... The Mess?

Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross
Art by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Eaglesham & Jose
"Thy Kingdom Come" continues! The Justice Society has been tracking the "Heartbreak Slayer" — a mysterious serial killer targeting super-villains — for months. Now, as new members are welcomed into the fold and the Society expands, the JSA will come face-to-face with an evil that threatens the future they stand for.
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 February 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 USOn sale February 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jim Shooter
Art and cover by Francis Manapul & John Livesay
The fortunes and status of the famed Legionnaire Princess Projectra are forever gone. But in the wake of the most devastating moment of her young life, Projectra gains an unexpected ally. Plus, Timber Wolf’s inner fury is unleashed — and another Legionnaire’s life may hang in the balance!
On sale February 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Matt Manning
Art and cover by Alexander Serra
With the Man of Steel a thousand years away, Brainiac 5 takes the time to complete his records of Superman’s time with the Legion, including a never-before-seen adventure on Mars. One of Superman’s future allies has a legacy at stake — can the Legion help Superman set it right?
On sale February 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Plus, advance solicits for the following reprint trades:

Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross
Art by Dale Eaglesham, Ruy Jose, Fernando Pasarin and Rodney Ramos
Cover by Ross
A stunning new volume collecting JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7-12, featuring the prelude to and the first three parts of "Thy Kingdom Come," the sequel to the classic KINGDOM COME! Welcome the newest member to the Justice Society of America: the Kingdom Come Superman! Coming from an Earth plagued by heroes-gone-extreme, how will this Superman react to an incarnation of the Justice Society he never knew?
Advance-solicited; on sale April 16 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Dan Jurgens and John Byrne
Art by Jurgens, Byrne, Al Vey, Ty Templeton and others
Cover by Jurgens & Templeton
Witness the 1980s adventures of the time-traveling Booster Gold in this action-packed Showcase edition collecting BOOSTER GOLD #1-25, and ACTION COMICS #594! Over 600 pages of comics for less than $17 bucks!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 26 • 624 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by J. Torres, Jai Nitz, Christine Boylan and others
Cover by Steve Uy
Art by Chynna Clugston-Flores, Steve Uy, Ethen Beavers and others
Collecting the first six issues of the explosive new comics series based on the hit Kids WB! cartoon! Don’t miss these exciting adventures, as the Legion takes on the Fatal Five and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 19 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US


peter vandeneng said...

i'm thinking that that's fire lad's flaming hair...

the subs gone bad? black dawn didn'r piss me off, sneckie didn't piss me off, killing blok/tinya/nura/tinya again/lar/laurel/val twice didn't piss me off.

this could piss me off.

ral looks positively demented.

Greybird said...

That cover to LSH v5 n39, with the winged stone figure ... could that be commemorating the Dawnstar of Earth-4?

Just my obsessions talking, don't mind me {g}

And as to any Giffen variant cover, I have to ask (and have since 1985 or so): What's the point? If I wanted scratchy art, I could get a Coipel Legion issue in the 50-cent bin.

Craig said...

Has there been any comment anywhere about the title change from Supergirl and the LSH to just LSH? Sorry if I am behind. With the current storyline, its obvious that they are setting up the 31st century events that lead to Kara's already depicted 20th century return. I've been wondering if the title change will actually take place with the first Shooter issue, hidden until now so as not to reveal SG leaving the title.

Jim Drew said...

I would agree with it being Fire Lad.

Demented? Frank's art makes everyone look a bit demented. His eyes are coked up and his faces are way too taut, not enough fat under the skin.

Earth-4? Huh? I'm guessing that this is what's left of Orando, although I thought it had been blown up.

Supergirl apparently leaves in #36. They set that up with Evolvo Lad.

Jim Drew said...

Two more Legion items coming up, sooner than these:

Countdown: Arena #1-4 (weekly in December) includes some version of L.E.G.I.O.N. amongst the combatants, including Dox, Telepath, Lobo, and others.

Salvation Run #1-7 occurs on the 21st century version of Takron-Galtos, according to a recent interview. And retroactively, that's the world that appeared in Blue Beetle a few months back.

MaGnUs said...

Yeah, that's Fire Lad. Great cover.

peter vandeneng said...

HM. with the roll call / reveal in this week's issue, i might have been hasty in thinking that the 'rejects' in question were those particular rejects.

sussed sussa (heh) and tusker, not storm boy or golden boy. i SO shoulda pegged radiation roy, though... stormy looks like he's been reading gaiman, and listening to too much cure, or, god help him, human drama...

Johnathan said...

Fire Lad... or Polecat?

It's win/win, really.

peter vandeneng said...

i'd like to see pigpen er... alfred e... er... the mess return, but i'm under the impression he's very busy in a high-profile political office.

jacques foccart in '08!!!!

peter vandeneng said...

nice blog, jonathan!


Craig said...

As I suspected, DC has now revealed that the title of the series is changing from Supergirl/LSH to just LSH with issue #37, not with #39 as originally solicited. Presumably this was to hide the fact that Supergirl was leaving the title until after it was revealed within the story itself.