DC’s January solicitations are up at CBR and elsewhere, including the second issue of Blackest Night: The Flash.
Blackest Night: The Flash #2
Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins continue this must-have BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in!
The Flashes find themselves more tangled into Nekron’s ultimate plan than they could ever have imagined. Meanwhile, it’s a well-known fact that Captain Cold hates running. But when the Rogues of the past rise to claim those that still survive, he has no choice!
This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Scott Kolins), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul).
On sale January 13 – 2 of 3 – 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Notes: The Black Lantern Rogues appear to be, from left to right:
- Rainbow — I mean Black and White Raider
- Trickster (James Jesse)
- Captain Boomerang (Digger Harkness)
- Mirror Master (Sam Scudder)
- The Top
- Golden Glider
Three of the dead Rogues have successors (four if you include the Rainbow Raiders). Two of them — Top and Boomerang — have died and come back to life before. Four of the surviving Rogues — Captain Cold, Mirror Master (Evan McCullogh), Weather Wizard, and Heat Wave — have also died and returned to life (Underworld Unleashed and Hell To Pay).
Team books and events after the cut.
Blackest Night: JSA #2
BLACKEST NIGHT continues! Black Lantern Lois Lane tracks down her undead husband, but their reunion could mean Power Girl’s funeral! Don’t miss this terrifying tie-in from James Robinson and Eddy Barrows!
This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Eddy Barrows & Nei Ruffino), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Gene Ha).
On sale January 27 • 2 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
James Robinson revives his beloved STARMAN series for one more issue as a Black Lantern Starman haunts Opal City. Which Starman has returned and who can stop him from wreaking havoc on the city? Well, the Shade would rather just continue his date with Hope O’Dare, but if no one else can be bothered, what choice does he have but to investigate? Just don’t dare call him a Super Hero.
As the rest of the DC Universe is learning, defeating Black Lanterns isn’t easy – is this the final curtain call for the immortal Shade? Find out in another of this month’s one-issue revivals of classic DC Universe titles!
ONE SHOT – on sale January 20 – 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Suicide Squad #67
Original SUICIDE SQUAD writer John Ostrander and Gail Simone resurrect The Suicide Squad as they take on BLACKEST NIGHT and the Secret Six! The Fiddler has risen from the dead, and he’s targeting Deadshot and anyone who stands in his way. But someone else has targeted Deadshot – the Suicide Squad! Everything is about to hit the Wall (Amanda Waller, that is) – and this Wall hits back!
Continuing this month’s one-issue revival of classic DC Universe titles, this epic story carries into January’s SECRET SIX #17!
ONE-SHOT – on sale January 6 – 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Secret Six #17
John Ostrander and Gail Simone continue their epic team-up that begins in SUICIDE SQUAD #67! Suicide Squad has taken capture of Deadshot, forcing him to rejoin their ranks. But the Secret Six doesn’t see that happening any time soon!
On sale January 13 – 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Justice League: Cry for Justice #6
After a shocking loss, Prometheus reveals an even greater threat to the team than they thought possible! How will this new crisis change the face of the DC Universe? Find out in the penultimate chapter of this groundbreaking miniseries event!
On sale January 27 • 6 of 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Justice Society of America #35
It’s all-out war as the leaner, meaner Justice Society of America confront another intruder in their midst! But this time it’s bad news for their enemy, as he’s facing a team that has learned from its past mistakes! The new incarnation of the Justice Society is more together than ever!
On sale January 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
JSA All-Stars #2
In “Constellations,” part 1, The All-Stars have survived their first major battle, but in the aftermath, one team member is missing without a trace. The mysterious Strike Force has that member captive, but there’s someone else who wants the missing All-Star even worse than Strike Force does. Plus, the rift between Power Girl and Magog widens.
And in the first chapter of a new co-feature, Liberty Belle and Hourman embark on a worldwide hunt for a mysterious book – and the killer who may be after the secrets held within it! Icicle and Tigress aren’t responsible for the murder, but they just might hold some keys to solving the mystery!
On sale January 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
In part 1 of the 2-part “Fractured,” with Dick back in Gotham City and Gar and Raven returning to the West Coast, the Titans find themselves in crisis. As the team continues to fall apart, the remaining members struggle to put the pieces back together. But the future of the Titans might be out of their control altogether.
On sale January 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Justice League of America Special #1
Previously offered as part of DC Direct’s JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ACTION FIGURE BOX SET, this special collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 and origin stories from 52 #12, 22, 46 and 51 and ABSOLUTE SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW.
On sale January 20 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US
Notes: I have no idea whether a Flash appears in this.
Super Friends #23
It’s a mystery in space when the Super Friends discover Despero, Mongul and Queen Bee are all after magical artifacts that could doom the whole galaxy!
On sale January 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Tiny Titans #24
The Tiny Titans get tinier than they’ve ever been when a mishap in the Treehouse makes them all Atom-sized! Even the most familiar things become strange and new when you’re suddenly very bitty – will the Teeny Weeny Titans ever be just Tiny again? Don’t miss the all-small issue!
On sale January 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Collections: February and Later
All-Star Superman Vol.2 TP
In this follow-up to the award-winning ALL-STAR SUPERMAN VOL. 1, the Man of Steel goes toe-to-toe with Bizarro, his imperfect duplicate, and the new Zibaro, also from the Bizarro planet. Plus, more exciting adventures that take Superman across the universe and back in these tales from ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #7-12.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 10 • 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US
Note: During the Bizarro story, Superman meets Bizarro-Flash.
DC Universe: Origins TP
Collecting the origins of over fifty characters from Animal Man to Zatanna, including Batman, Wonder Woman, The Joker and many more, from DC’s hit weekly series 52 and COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS as well as several first seen online, featuring the work of some of comics’ top talents!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 17 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Notes: Interesting to have Flash right there at the front, since neither 52 nor Countdown told any of their origins! Though if I’m not mistaken, this is reused from some other piece.
Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance TP
Japan’s Super Young Team just wants to be seen as heroes by their adoring public in this title collecting the 6-issue miniseries. Unfortunately, their part in FINAL CRISIS went unnoticed, and they’ve been reduced to performing at public appearances and on TV. Now, intense media scrutiny and a deadly threat complicates the motives of the team.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 17 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Notes: The Super Young Team has its own speedster, Well-Spoken Sonic Lightning Flash.
Tiny Titans: Sidekickin’ It TP
As the end of the school year approaches, the gang plans a birthday party for Robin. Plus, Supergirl and Kid Flash have a race around the world and Zatara mixes up her magic words, unleashing a furry fury of fun. Collects TINY TITANS #13-18.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 3 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US
Previously Solicited for January
Titans: Old Friends TP
The former teen heroes known as the Teen Titans are all grown up and under siege in this trade paperback collecting TITANS #1-6 as well as the hard-to-find one-shot TEEN TITANS EAST SPECIAL #1!
On sale January 6 · 200 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Justice League of America: Sanctuary TP
The Justice League face off with The Suicide Squad when a cabal of Super-Villains turn themselves over to the Super Heroes for protection — much to the chagrin of Amanda Waller and her super-team. This volume collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #17-21 and features a tale drawn by THE FLASH: REBIRTH artist Ethan Van Sciver!
On sale January 20 · 128 pg, FC, $14.99 U
Notes: That tale drawn by EVS would be the excellent Flash (Wally West)/Wonder Woman team-up from Justice League of America #20.
Justice Society of America: Strange Adventures TP
Johnny Thunder wants to become a big-time writer by chronicling the adventures of the JSA. But when a deadly villain called Lord Dynamo appears with a crew of deadly robot zombies, it’s up to Johnny and his mentor, real-life science fiction writer Jack Williamson, to help the rest of the JSA save the day! Collecting the 2004 six-issue miniseries for the first time!
On sale January 27 · 200 pg, FC, $14.99 US