Thursday, February 21, 2008

Coming Distractions: May 2008

Hmmm, I guess I missed the April solicitations. Here's what's coming out in May 2008, arranged chronologically:

Written by Grant Morrison & Geoff Johns
Art by George Pérez, Tony Daniel, J.G. Jones, Aaron Lopresti, Ivan Reis, Philip Tan and Carlos Pacheco
Cover by various
This is it! The greatest DC characters! Your favorite writers and artists! Everything leading to Final Crisis and beyond starts here for just 50¢! Take a journey through the past and present of the DCU, and witness the emergence of the greatest evil in the universe — and the stunning return of a force for good! You dare not miss DC Universe: Zero!
Retro-solicited; on sale April 30 • 32 pg, FC, $0.50 US

Note the cover... lots of Legionnaires in the blue and white sections. Looks like the Lightning Saga Legion.

Written by J. Torres
Art and cover by
Alexander Serra
A distress call from a stranded United Planets’ ship pits the Legion against a gang of rogue Thanagarian pirates – and they’re not exactly carrying on Hawkman’s heroic legacy!
On sale May 14 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Based on the cast, it looks like they're still in Season 1 continuity.

Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott
Cover by Ivan Reis & Trevor Scott
Universes collide! The Justice League vs. the Authority. The Legion of Super-Heroes vs. Stormwatch. The Justice Society vs. Tranquility. When opposites meet, chaos reigns!
On sale May 21 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

They're not on the cover, though.

Written by Grant Morrison
Art and covers by J.G. Jones
Witness the historic start of the final chapter in the Crisis trilogy that could only spring from the mind of Grant Morrison — Final Crisis, featuring stunning art by J.G. Jones (52 Covers)! Worlds will live and heroes will die in this epic tale spanning the beginning and end of the DC Universe!
The entire Multiverse is threatened as the mysterious Libra assembles an army of the DCU’s most terrifying super villains. But what is the ultimate plan, and who will live to find out?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by J.G. Jones that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale May 28 • 1 of 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Not sure if or how the Legion is in this, but Karate Kid has been part of "Countdown" and the Lightning Saga Legion is on the cover to DC Universe: Zero (above), so it's here just in case.

Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross
Art and variant cover by Dale Eaglesham
Cover by Alex Ross
The beginning of the end of the ever-growing Justice Society starts with a new storyline! In the first chapter of "Gog," meet Earth's future savior — the one, true Gog — as he offers the Justice Society of America something many of the members can't refuse. But the controversial goodwill threatens to splinter the team, and it's up to Alan, Jay and Wildcat to hold it together.
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). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale May 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Starman should appear.

Written by Jim Shooter
Art and cover by Francis Manapul & John Livesay
The war against the powers from beyond the fringes of the universe forces the Legion into the most terrifying fight of their lives on Rimbor, homeworld of Ultra Boy — where he's wanted for murder!
On sale May 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Gary Frank & Jonathan Sibal
Superstar artist Gary Frank joins writer Geoff Johns for an epic story teaming Superman with an adult version of the Legion of Super-Heroes, originally presented in Action Comics #858-863! When he was a boy, Clark Kent was isolated and alone until he met this teen team from the 31st century. Today, it's been years since Superman saw his childhood friends. Why haven't they returned to visit him? What's become of the symbol of Superman in the future? And just why is the future so dangerous for Superman? They warned him away, but now he's determined to help his friends — even if it means his life!
Advance-solicited; on sale July 9 • 168 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Reprinted in hardcover (not a trade paperback).


MaGnUs said...

Wow, a lot of LSH stuff, and, ain't that a sweet GL cover for Final Crisis #1?

I hope this don't mean they're killing Hal again!

Greybird said...

Mykey used Photoshop to dissect the DC Universe 0 solicitation art at his Website, both external area and internal area. Black-and-white shows that it's most definitely the Lightning Saga / Action Comics Legionnaires.

pvandeneng said...

i see that animated tinya is still wearing the uniform from the years she spent stalking the PAC-MAN.