Comic-book love that is! We are now just 2 short weeks away from the restructuring of the DC Universe, with 24 new ongoing titles to be added to the 25 most popular current comic series produced by DC. The “New 52” branding will be removed from the top of the comics from June, to usher in a new chapter for the World’s oldest and most prestigious producer of Superhero comics.
And there’s more, fellow fans of fantastic fiction, not only do we get 24 new kick-arse titles to enjoy, we also get the return of legendary comic-book creators, Garth Ennis and Bryan Hitch to the DC Universe, who alongside new recruit and one time Marvel mainstay John Romita Jr, will help pave the way to an even more expanded, inclusive and accessible take on the World’s mightiest mortals.
So if you have been hesitant of dipping your toes in DC’s sea of titles, because of lore heavy decades of story-telling, June will be the perfect time to start your collection. Plus with the plethora of absolutely amazing television shows based on DC characters such as Arrow, The Flash, Constantine and upcoming new shows like Supergirl, not to mention next years Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad movies, it’s never been a better time to become a DC superfan. Welcome aboard everyone, next stop… Amazing Comics!
And the award for the best cover of the week goes to… Superman #40. This really is a master class in cover art, drawn by two of comics’ most legendary artists, Klaus Janson and one time Marvel mainstay John Romita Jr. To be honest it was a difficult choice between this amazing cover and its variant below, but both are deserving of this week’s spotlight.
Plot Synopsis: John Romita Jr also takes on solo writing duties for this issue, that tells the story of the testing of the man of steel’s new solar flare power against the Justice League. But could the sudden appearance of an unexpected and powerful enemy end Superman’s life?.
Superman #40 is available at your local comic book emporium right now. Written by: John Romita Jr. Cover and interior art by: Klaus Janson, John Romita Jr. Variant cover by: Gary Frank, John Romita Jr, Klaus Janson and Dave Johnson.