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I’m going to have to watch this one closely to see how DC collects the Commissioner Gordon back-up feature, “Skeleton Cases” because I definitely don’t want to miss this. Francesco Francavilla’s Toth-esque art immediately blew me away when I stumbled upon it in the pages of The Black Coat ~ 2006 and I’ve been following his work closely ever since over on Pulp Sunday from week to week. He’s one of the most creative talents in comics, and teaming up with writer Scott Snyder, I reckon this is going to be a heck of a fun ride. Can’t wait to make space on my book shelf for this one.

More on Detective Comics: Skeleton Cases from Francesco via The Source:

I have been a fan of everything Batman since… ever! I’ve also been a fan as of late of the terrific storytelling of that talented fella known as Scott Snyder, so you can imagine my reaction when I got the invitation to be part of this run of DETECTIVE COMICS. I pinched myself, then asked my wife to pinch me, and only then did I realize it was real. All I can say is–can’t wait to start on this! I read Scott’s script and… you guys are in for a treat!

Look for it this November!

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Well that’ll get the blood boiling — in a good way. Batman: Arkham Asylum was one of the most entertaining games I’ve ever played (I still can’t get enough of the extra detective mode challenges) so it’s an understatement to say that “I can’t wait” for…Batman: Arkham City!

Here’s the official press release:

You’ve played the first game. You’ve seen the teaser trailers. Now we’ve got a title for the most highly anticipated video game sequel in years.

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY as the title for the follow-up to the award winning and critically acclaimed videogame BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM.

The game, which will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC next fall and developed by Rocksteady Studios, expands upon the gritty, atmospheric scenery and characterization that catapulted BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM to the forefront. It is set in a sequestered section of Gotham City that has become the home for the criminally insane. Players are introduced to a brand new story that bring together an ensemble cast of characters and villains from the Batman universe, as well as enhanced gameplay features that build upon the ultra-realistic Dark Knight experience that fans enjoyed with BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM.

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Love this CREATUREBOX cover!

Given the comedic flavor of the games, and so many of the comic book elements that have permeated the series for years, the best-selling Ratchet & Clank video game franchise is a natural for this medium and I about jumped out of my seat when I saw this in DC’s Solicitations this month. And with series veteran T.J. Fixman penning the tale I imagine that we’re in for a real treat. Good for the guys at Insomniac, they deserve something as cool as this! And I definitely can’t wait to read it.

RATCHET AND CLANK #1
Written by T.J. FIXMAN
Art by ADAM ARCHER
Cover by CREATUREBOX

The best-selling Sony franchise finally becomes an action-packed comic! With Dr. Nefarious defeated and the universe safe, galactic heroes Ratchet and Clank return to the Solana galaxy for some well-earned rest and relaxation. But when entire planets begin disappearing from the universe without a trace, Galactic President Qwark calls them back into action to solve the mystery. As the rest of the universe erupts in panic, the duo must embark on an epic adventure that will pit them against their most capable adversary to date: a Markazian planet thief named Artemis Zogg!

On sale SEPTEMBER 8 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC $3.99 US

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Just a quick reminder that with the purchase of 10 copies of the Flash #1, retailers were given the opportunity to order a certain number of Flash Promotional Rings, and these are showing up in stores today (Wednesday, April 14th) so if you want one…ahem…run down to your LCS and purchase a copy of The Flash #1 so that you can score one. The retailer I stopped by had a handful of them left, but only a few copies of the book left on the stands so you may not want to drag your knuckles on this one.

From Flash scribe Geoff Johns:

One of the many great Flash Facts about DC Comics is that they actually do support the retailers with promotions like this that not only make our whole business a bit more fun, but also bring the promotion to every single reader. Of course, the proof is in the content and I couldn’t be prouder of the work Francis Manapul and I are doing on THE FLASH and Doug Mahnke and I are creating on GREEN LANTERN. Thanks to everyone, retailers and readers, for an amazing 2009 and here’s to an even better 2010!

I was fortunate enough to have gotten a ring (which my former 8-year old self would have worn everywhere) and it really is cool that DC was able to do this for the fans out there supporting the book. I appreciate that extra effort and will hang on to this one as something special. Now to sit down and read the book.

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Great looking cover!

“I always liked the Atom.”

I wanted to echo that sentiment, and it’s one of the reasons I’m really glad to hear that Ray Palmer will be getting not only a one-shot entitled Brightest Day: The Atom #1 following the conclusion of Blackest Night (which I’m still patiently awaiting in HC) but that he’ll also be receiving a  co-feature in Adventure Comics as written by Sweet Tooth’s Jeff Lemire and Dynamo 5’s Mahmud Asrar. And with that in mind, can a one-shot, or ongoing, for the Atom’s buddies Hawkman and Hawkgirl be very far away!? I certainly hope not.

From Brian Cunningham at DC’s blog, The Source:

Come July, I’m very proud to be editing a story that provides us a new look at Ray Palmer, beginning with the one-shot BRIGHTEST DAY: THE ATOM #1. Spiraling out of our next major event, writer Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH) worked with the BRIGHTEST DAY crew and myself to really take a microscope to Ray’s early life and show how certain key events led a nerdy science whiz to the unlikely life of a superhero. And the stuff that Jeff came up with really impressed me. It’s a story worthy of Ray Palmer.

Throughout this issue, we get reacquainted with old friends and meet new ones, as well as a new enemy that only the Atom could possibly do battle with. The art will be done by a fantastic newcomer to DC, Mahmud Asrar (Dynamo 5). Mahmud will visualize some really dynamic tricks Jeff has come up with to make Atom’s fighting style thoroughly unique.

From this one-shot, Atom’s story will continue as a co-feature in ADVENTURE COMICS #516, hitting stores a couple weeks later in July. And it’s there that Jeff and Mahmud really get on a roll.

I’ve got to say, with The Flash, Green Lantern, Blackest Night, and so many other great stories and initiatives firing on all cylinders — it’s a great time to be a DCU fan.

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DC’s Wednesday Comics #1 hits store shelves today, and while I want to pick this up something fierce, I know I can’t choke down that $3.99 price tag 4-times a month (or won’t) and that I’ll just have to wait with bated breath for the collection. Still, its something I really look forward to supporting in one form or another as future announcements are made and I wish the best to the creators involved in the endeavor as it appears they’ve got something really special here.

Here’s the line-up Dan Didio revealed for the first issue:

1. “Batman” by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso;

2. “Adam Strange” by Paul Pope;

3. “Metamorpho” by Neil Gaiman and Michael Allred;

4. “Demon/Catwoman” by Walter Simonson and Brian Stelfreeze;

5. “Deadman” by Vinton Heuck and Dave Bullock;

6. “Kamandi” by Dave Gibbons and Ryan Sook;

7. “Superman” by John Arcudi and Lee Bermejo;

8. “Wonder Woman” by Ben Caldwell;

9. “Green Lantern” (Hal Jordan) by Kurt Busiek and Joe Quinones;

10. “Teen Titans” by Eddie Berganza and Sean Galloway;

11. “Supergirl” by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor;

12. “Hawkman” by Kyle Baker.

13. “Sgt. Rock” by Joe Kubert and Adam Kubert;

14. “Metal Men” by Dan DiDio and Jose Louis Garcia-Lopez;

15. “The Flash” by Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl.

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