Saturday, February 29, 2020

Gallery :: New Avengers Annual #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils: Olivier Coipel
Inks: Drew Geraci, Drew Hennessy, John Livesay, Rick Magyar, Danny Miki, Mark Morales, Mike Perkins, Tim Townsend
Colors: June Chung, Richard Isanove, Jose Villarubia
Letters: Richard Starkings & Albert Deschesne

New Avengers Annual #1
Cover by Olivier Coipel, Mark Morales, Jose Villarubia
Published April, 2006

"They called it The Adaptoid."

Yelena Belova, The Super-Adaptoid.

The Wedding of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage
Tony Stark, Bob Reynolds, Steve Rogers,
Peter Parker, Carol Danvers, Jessica Drew, James Howlett


This is how the issue was originally solicited back in January 2006:

NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

AVENGERS TOWER becomes the ultimate battleground as the New Avengers are targeted by one of their most fiercest new enemies yet. The all new ADAPTOID has come to take them down... and wait till you see who it is.

Plus- An avenger gets married!!! All this and the reuniting of House of M mega-team of Brian Bendis and Olivier Copiel.

Black Vulcan

Black Vulcan Action Figure Design by Four Horsemen Studios

DC Universe Classics Wave 18
Action Figure 1
Black Vulcan
(2011)

First Appearance: The All-New Super Friends Hour (September 1977)
Real Name: Unknown
Occupation: Hero
Base of Operations: Hall of Justice
Special Abilities: Can project electricity, convert body into pure energy, fly at light-speed, and create electromagnetic time-warps.

Package includes Apache Chief's left leg for "Collect-and-Connect" action figure.

A devoted member of the Super Friends, Black Vulcan's courage and character are undeniable. Although he keeps his identity and personal life to himself, he is trusted implicitly by his teammates. Some speculate that he might be a scientist -especially since he has used his powers to spot weld microelectronic circuits- but not even Batman feels the need to investigate him.

Black Vulcan Animation Cel

Character Design For The Super Friends Cartoon

Justice League Unlimited
Wave 5 - Target Exclusive
Black Vulcan
(2009)

Justice League Unlimited Action Figure
Character Design Turns by @ChrisJonesArt

Hanna-Barbera Heroes Lithograph
Artwork by Alex Ross

Black Vulcan HeroClix
JLU #072

The Shock Of Your Life!
Time Travel Powers
Electric Legs and Finger Zap

Lego Batman Movie Series 2
Figure #20
Black Vulcan
(2018)

Justice League member Black Vulcan wields control over electricity in all its forms. He can use lightning as a weapon or blast it from his hands, transform his legs into a lightning bolt to fly, travel super-fast across large distances, and even fluctuate his body’s energy to let him travel through time. He’s also really great to have around when The Flash dances too hard and blows out the Fortress of Solitude’s power generator!

DC World's Greatest Heroes!
Super Friends! Series 2
Black Vulcan Retro Action Figure
(2018)


Friday, February 28, 2020

The Green Lantern :: Blackstars

Writer: Grant Morrison
Pencils: Xermanico
Inks: Xermanico
Colors: Steve Oliff
Letters: Steve Wands

What has Hal Jordan done? Following the catastrophic events of The Green Lantern #12, no Green Lanterns can be found patrolling their space sectors... and not a single power ring lights the darkness.

The Green Lantern: Blackstars #1
(November, 2019)
Cover by Liam Sharp

"Under The Sun At Midnight"
Variant Cover by Darick Robertson and Diego Rodriguez

Across the universe, once-familiar faces now wear a different uniform and enforce a new type of galactic law. The Green Lantern Corps is dead. Long live the Blackstars! Who are they? What are they? Answers will be revealed as the unstoppable Blackstars set their sights on the demons of Ysmault, Mongul... and a tiny, backwater planet called Earth. A dangerous new chapter of the Green Lantern mythology starts now!

The Green Lantern: Blackstars #2
(December, 2019)
Cover by Liam Sharp

"A Hole In The Sky"
Variant Cover by Darick Robertson and Diego Rodriguez

Target: Earth! Hal Jordan and the Blackstars will stop at nothing to bend the planet to its leader's whims, and Earth's greatest heroes pull out all the stops to fight these fascists. Betrayals of cosmic consequence abound! And why is Earth's sun turning orange? We can only hope Superman figures that one out before it's too late...

The Green Lantern: Blackstars #3
(January, 2020)
Cover by Liam Sharp

"The Heart Of Emptiness"
Variant Cover by Darick Robertson and Diego Rodriguez

The epic conclusion to this twisted rewrite of DC Universe history! Will Hal Jordan and his fascist band of Blackstars sublimate the entire universe to the diamond will of Controller Mu? Can the timeline ever be restored before more of Earth's heroes perish?

Triptych Cover by Liam Sharp

Gallery :: New Avengers #20

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils: Mike Deodato Jr.
Inks: Joe Pimentel
Colors: Dave Stewart and Richard Isanove
Letters: Richard Starkings & Albert Deschesne

New Avengers #20
Cover by Mike Deodato Jr.

"The Collective" Part IV
Published June, 2006

"...The Avengers are there."
Artwork by Mike Deodato Jr., and Joe Pimentel

This is how the issue was originally solicited back in March 2006:

NEW AVENGERS #20
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by MIKE DEODATO

The Collective: the Conclusion! The Avengers are face to face with a power greater than anything they have ever faced before... on the island of Genosha! Guest Stars galore as the ghosts of the House of M attack!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Amazing X-Men #2

Artist: Andy Kubert
Inks: Matt Ryan
Colors: Kevin Somers & Digital Chameleon
Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Letters: Richard Starkings

The Amazing X-Men #2
(February, 1995)
Storm, Quicksilver, Abyss

"Sacrificial Lambs"
Exodus, Quicksilver, Dazzler
Artwork by Andy Kubert, Matt Ryan, Kevin Somers & Digital Chameleon

Part of "The Age of Apocalypse."  The Amazing X-Men versus the brotherhood! Plus, Apocalypse plans his siege of Magneto's headquarters!

Super Powers Trinity

Artwork: José Luis García-López

Superman
The Man of Steel
Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

Batman
The Dark Knight
Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger

Wonder Woman
The Amazon Warrior
Created by William Moulton Marston

Gallery :: New Avengers #19

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils: Mike Deodato Jr.
Inks: Joe Pimentel
Colors: Dave Stewart
Letters: Richard Starkings & Albert Deschesne

New Avengers #19
Cover by Mike Deodato Jr.

"The Collective" Part III
Published May, 2006

Iron Man by Mike Deodato Jr., Joe Pimentel, Dave Stewart.

Peter Parker, A.K.A. the Iron Spider.

This is how the issue was originally solicited back in February 2006:

NEW AVENGERS #19
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by MIKE DEODATO

The secrets of HOUSE OF M have come back to bite the Avengers right on the collective butt. as the Avengers fight a fight they cannot win, S.H.I.E.L.D. does the impossible and arrests Spider-Man!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Justice League Dark #19

Release Date: January 29, 2020
Artist: Alvaro Martínez Bueno
Inks: Raul Fernandez
Colors: Brad Anderson
Writer: James Tynion IV
Letters: Rob Leigh

Justice League Dark #19
Cover by Yanick Paquette and Nathan Fairbairn

Original Solicitation Cover

"The Witching War" - Finale

Variant Cover by Gerardo Zaffino and Rain Beredo

Interior Artwork by Alvaro Martínez Bueno, Raul Fernandez, Brad Anderson

It’s Wonder Woman versus Circe in an all-out brawl for the fate of the magical world! Does the Justice League Dark stand a chance against their evil counterparts? Maybe, but one of our heroes will have to make a deal with their greatest enemy to secure a power that could turn the tide of this Witching War! Will it be enough? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to this tale!

DC's Crimes Of Passion

Release Date: February 5, 2020

Passion. Betrayal. Murder. When you’re a private investigator, these are things you experience daily. But when you add capes to the mix-like Batman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn? Things get even messier. The name’s Slam Bradley, and I’m telling you that this year’s Valentine’s Day special has more intrigue than you can shake a stick at. Ten tales of love -the kind of love that can push people over the edge. Don’t miss it...or I’ll make you pay.

Cover by Yasmine Putri
Batman, Catwoman, Nightwing

Cover by Meghan Hetrick
Nightwing and Batgirl

Cover by Ryan Brown
Batman and Catwoman

Cover by Ian MacDonald
Joker and Harley Quinn


STORIES:

Batman - "More than maybe"
Wildcat - "Pulling punches"
Pied Piper - "Secret admirer"
Green Arrow and Black Canary - "The crimson bomber"
Plastic Man - "The prettiest thing"
Batwoman - "Out of the past"
Slam Bradley - "One last dance"
Nightwing and Batgirl - "(K)night falls in Blüdhaven"
Catwoman - "Can't buy me love"
The Question - "Reflections of the heart"