Thursday, September 18, 2008

Coming Distractions: Dec. 2008

FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #4
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by George Pérez & Scott Koblish
Covers by George Pérez
Don't miss this issue as lightning strikes again in the DC Universe! The Crisis of the 31st century continues as a great hero falls and another returns to help Superman and the Legion combat the murderous Superboy-Prime! Meanwhile, the Time Trapper makes his move against the three Legion founders, Polar Boy's bizarre mission comes to an end and Superman makes a shocking discovery that will redefine the terms of this war.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by George Pérez that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 24 • 4 of 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US



THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #49
Written by Jim Shooter
Art and cover by Francis Manapul & Livesay
Timber Wolf goes berserk! A Legion Espionage Squad risks death to explore the heavily defended Intruder Planet. Lightning Lad finds comfort in the arms of...the president? Meanwhile, Phantom Girl is catastrophically injured, and she’ll never be the same again! All this, and the beginning of the Universal Annihilation War!
On sale December 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US



JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #22
Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross
Art by Alex Ross and Dale Eaglesham & Nathan Massengill
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Dale Eaglesham & Nathan Massengill
Concluding the sequel to KINGDOM COME and featuring several pages of painted interiors by Alex Ross! The Justice Society have had their greatest wishes granted, but at what deadly price? As war breaks out among the Justice Society, the cost of Gog's watchful eye comes to light. But removing Gog from Earth will cost more than they could ever imagine. This finale will leave the Justice Society torn apart...and see a new team rise out of the ashes!
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 Dale Eaglesham & Nathan Massengill). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US



JUSTICE VOL. 3 TP
Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross
Art by Doug Braithwaite & Alex Ross
Cover by Alex Ross
The final volume of the lushly illustrated maxiseries, featuring issues #9-12, is now available in trade paperback! The Super-Villains' plot to exploit the innocent thickens as the heroes discover that it may even affect their comrades! Guest-starring Black Adam, The Marvel Family, Doom Patrol, The Metal Men, The Titans, Supergirl and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 7 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

The Legion appears in the final pages.



JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE LIGHTNING SAGA TP
Written by Brad Meltzer & Geoff Johns
Art by Ed Benes, Shane Davis, Dale Eaglesham, Jim Lee, Adam Kubert, George Pérez and othersCover by Alex Ross
Two super-teams join forces in this volume collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0 and #8-12 and JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #5-6! The JLA has discovered the presence of several members of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the present!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 21 • 224 pg, FC, $12.99 US



DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES – THE LIFE AND DEATH OF FERRO LAD HC
Written by Jim Shooter
Art by Curt Swan, Sheldon Moldoff & George Klein
Cover by Curt Swan & George Klein
Collecting ADVENTURE COMICS #346, 347, 352, 353 and 357! The Legion battles both the Fatal Five and the Sun Eater – and only the ultimate sacrifice can save Ferro Lad’s friends!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 18 • 128 pg, FC , $39.99 US

That's a lot for such a slim volume. I guess they're not going to put in the "lost" flashback story, the clone story, or an origin story.

3 comments:

murrfox said...

Just how often is Legion of 3 Worlds coming out? It's not really following a monthly schedule is it?
Issue #1 August 20
Issue #2 October 15
Issue #3 December 3
Issue #4 December 24 (but I'm not holding my breath. I fully expect to see it bumped into January at some point).

Based on the solicits it sure doesn't look like the current series is going to be ending at 50. You can't very well begin a Universal Annihilation War in #49 if you're going to wrap everything up in #50.

murr

Anonymous said...

Wow, I thought No #4 of Crisis in the 31st century would be Brainiac 5 and I was right. Hell tats even the simulair image I'd image it would be too. Though its not as good as the one I had in my head.

I'm also curious, since the Threeboot as meant to end with #50. Don't tell me... Cliffhanger... Please no... Unless it continues.

murrfox said...

Don't forget it has not been confirmed that Legion is ending at #50. So far it's only been rumoured, and only by one source. With any luck the series will stick around (with Shooter) for a while to come.