DC’s May Solicitations

DC’s May solicitations are out and the copy for DOOMSDAY CLOCK #11 reads:

In this penultimate issue, the truth behind “Rebirth” is revealed as Batman searches for the one person he believes can help him save the world . . . Rorschach!

I think I said in one of the comments to the posts about DCEASED, the whole “Rebirth” thing – bringing hope back to the DCU, moving away from the blood, guts and death – seems to have disappeared in the wake of stories like HEROES IN CRISIS. Geoff Johns’ original plans were to have the rest of the DCU tie into the end of DOOMSDAY CLOCK but now I wonder if this maxi-series will just end and the main DCU will ignore it as we march towards something else in the solicitations, YEAR OF THE VILLAIN.

The solicitation for that reads:

Evil is winning! Lex Luthor and The Legion of Doom conspire with Cosmic Gods, bending mankind toward a dark destiny. Elsewhere, the scourge of Leviathan spreads unchecked, seizing power in every corner of the world. And all the while the Batman Who Laughs busies himself in the shadows, aligned with no one—yet with sinister plans for all.

The carnage starts here as the badguys take center stage in “The Year of the Villain,” the most treacherous event in DC Comics history. Some act with united goals, others with plans selfish and secret, every one of them on a monstrous collision course against Batman, Superman and the heroes of the DC Universe. And our heroes will fail us.

Doesn’t that just sound like re-hashing FOREVER EVIL? That last line as well – “And our heroes will fail us” That’s what I disliked about FOREVER EVIL, the the good guys were sidelined and the DCU was saved by bad guys going up against even badder guys.

Again, what happened to Rebirth’s promise of hope in the DCU?

More DCeased News

More information out about DCeased which shows that yes, it’s zombies, but no, it’s not the next big event as it’s not part of the current DCU continuity – whatever that is, these days.

Apparently . . .

Darkseid will unleash a techo-organic virus that overtakes almost the entire DC Universe – with Batman standing against the rage zombies the virus creates.

A six issue mini-series where everyone and anyone is up for grabs in terms of contracting the virus even, it seems from the promo, Darkseid himself:

The out of continuity take makes me a little happier as I had visions of some weird FINAL CRISISBLACKEST NIGHT mash up but (and I admit to some zombie based snobbery here) if you’re going to do zombies, they should be full Romero, not the “rage zombies” a la 28 Days Later.

It’s still a pass from me.

Mash-Up #53

Twice a week I randomly generate two dates and then compare the titles I own from both of them, trying to find some covers that, with a little basic photoshopping, I can mash together, and then I force the results on you lovely people.

By the way, I admit to being HUGELY influenced by the wonderful Super-Team Family blog which has been doing this for years (and a lot better) on an almost daily basis.

Ah, Ambush Bug. No room for him in the post-New 52/Rebirth DCU, I’m afraid.

And poor old Conner Hawke – we barely knew ye . . .

Mash-Up #52

Twice a week I randomly generate two dates and then compare the titles I own from both of them, trying to find some covers that, with a little basic photoshopping, I can mash together, and then I force the results on you lovely people.

By the way, I admit to being HUGELY influenced by the wonderful Super-Team Family blog which has been doing this for years (and a lot better) on an almost daily basis.

I don’t think Ghost and Dawn have ever teamed up/crossed-over which is a shame considering one’s dead and the other is almost the embodiment of death.