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With Justice Comes Variance…

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DC Comics are officially relaunching Justice League in June alongside the new creative team of Scott Snyder, Mark Morales, and Jim Cheung. the premise for the new series was originally set up through the rather fantastic DC Nation #0 and Justice League: No Justice, both of which launched in May 2018.

The new line up for the League includes seven core members from the New52 era and characters from the DC Animated universe. The Superheroic nucleus will feature classic heroes including (of course) the Trinity of Bats, Wondy and Supes alongside – The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern John Stewart, Hawkgirl, Cyborg, and Aquaman… well then, pretty much an archetypal League team up.

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In celebration of the League’s newest arrival DC have announced an astonishing 16 variant covers, from talented creators such as – Jim Lee, Jim Cheung, Jock, Tyler Kirkham, Jorge Jimenez and more. There will be a primary of 7 variants available at most Comic-Book emporiums alongside 9 covers exclusive to certain retailers (Forbidden Planet etc…) Variants will also include black and white ‘sketch’ covers as well as a blank ‘draw it yourself’ cover. Are you as excited as us for the relaunch of JL? which of these stunning renderings are your favourite? sound off in the comments below, fellow fans of fantastic fiction…

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All images are copyright: DC Comics.

 

Classic Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman (Vol 2) #174

Copyright: DC Comics

Copyright: DC Comics

Return with us once more to the beautiful isle of Themyscira, home to the immortal Amazons and, Precinct1313‘s weekly comic-cover countdown to the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman. This week the ancient Amazon archives reveal their secrets in the form of “Wonder Woman (volume 2) #174.” Written by: Phil Jimenez. Cover art by: Adam Hughes. Interior art by: Phil Jimenez. Released in November 2001.

This weeks titanic tale is titled “The Witch And The Warrior” and is the first of a three part storyline that eventually serves as a set up for a six part crossover series entitled “The Joker’s Last Laugh.” In order to defeat witch-goddess Circe and her allies Silver Swan and Cheetah, Wonder Woman must engage the help of several female Superheroes. This terrific tome brings together some of DC’s greatest female Super heroes of all time including, girl of steel Supergirl, her parallel universe counterpart Power Girl, mistress of magic Zatanna, winged wonder Hawkgirl and the maid of might Mary Marvel

Join us again next week for another classic WW cover, my astute Amazonian associates!

Comic Cover Of The Week: Convergence – Hawkman #2

(DC Comics, 2015)

(DC Comics, 2015)

New comics Wednesday is upon us once more, and this weeks stand-out cover is; Convergence: Hawkman #2. Another fantastic cover from DC’s ongoing, two month crossover spectacular “Convergence”. 

Convergence serves as the concluding chapter to the New 52: Futures End, and Earth 2: World’s End sagas. The aftermath of this event will see the end of the “New 52″ branding, though the established continuity will continue. It also ushers in 24 new monthly comic series to stand alongside the 25 continuing comics series from the New 52 brand.

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Starring the heroes from “Crisis On Infinite Earths”, Hawkman, Hawkgirl and the Thanagarian Shadow Agency must face off against the lethal Bat-people from the distant land of Kamandi. This oversized issue also gives a sneak peek at what is coming up in the DC Universe.

Convergence: Hawkman #2 is available at your local comic book emporium right now. Written by: Jeff Parker. Cover by: Rafael Alburquerque. Variant cover by: Chip Kidd. Interior art by: Quique Alcatena and Tim Truman.