DC’s February 2021 Solicitations

DC’s February solicits are out and . . . man, I’m getting next to nothing.

I made a decision to pass on the whole FUTURE STATE mini-event and not get a single one of the mini-series examining the future of the DCU. Event fatigue or just feeling like we’ve seen it all before in NEW 52: FUTURE’S END or even FLASHPOINT, maybe? Either way, I just didn’t have enough interest. Due to that, what I’m getting from DC in Feb looks like this:

GENERATIONS FORGED #1
written by DAN JURGENS, ANDY SCHMIDT, and ROBERT VENDITTI
art by BRYAN HITCH, MIKE PERKINS, BERNARD CHANG, PAUL PELLETIER, and others
cover by LIAM SHARP
variant cover by GARY FRANK

Dispersed through time by the villain Dominus, our ragtag team of generational heroes—featuring 1939 Batman, Kamandi, Superboy, Steel, Starfire, Sinestro, Booster Gold, and Dr. Light—must find a way to restore the timeline…and what they ultimately discover is something far, far greater. You’ll have to read it to believe it as time dies…and generations rise!

Following on from GENERATIONS SHATTERED, this sounds like more fun to me than the whole of FUTURE STATE.

TRUTH & JUSTICE #1
written by GEOFFREY THORNE
art by CHRISCROSS and JORDI TARRAGONA
cover by CHRISCROSS

Vixen takes center stage in the debut issue of this new team-up series! Mari McCabe is many things: superhero, model, activist, but can she add godkiller to the list? Vixen teams up with Dr. Mist and Impala of the Global Guardians to face down an ancient deity that’s taken over the body of a scientist investigating powerful magical artifacts. Vixen will need to dig deep and use all the abilities in the animal kingdom to face down this powerful primeval threat!

A new team up title? Vixen and the Global Guardians? Sign me up!

THE GREEN LANTERN SEASON TWO #11
written by GRANT MORRISON
art and cover by LIAM SHARP
variant cover by PHIL JIMENEZ

Hal Jordan’s future as a Green Lantern is threatened when the Young Guardians’ plans to restructure the Corps move into high gear. What’s a guy to do but take a vacation? But when Jordan arrives on the swords-and-sorcery world of Athmoora for some R&R, he comes face to face with the biggest threat the universe has ever known—and a coalition of foes determined to bring his career and his story to its apocalyptic end! You cannot miss the game-changing two-part finale of Morrison and Sharp’s epic run…

Morrison’s GREEN LANTERN hasn’t set my world on fire and the prospect of yet another “game-changing finale” doesn’t fill me with confidence, either.

And that’s it – the whole month of February and just three issues. A shout out, too, to THE FINAL NIGHT trade paperback reprint which I’ll also pick up as I don’t have a copy of that. The only other thing that caught my eye was the very tempting WHO’S WHO OMNIBUS but at $150, that’s way out of my budget range for a collection of comics that I already own (excepting the reprints from the annuals)

I wonder what March will bring for me and DC?

(And writing this up really makes me miss the brief reviews I used to do for the week’s comics I’d bought . . . might have to resurrect that series of postings.)

100 Issues Ago April 2010

I came across this “100 Issues Ago” panel in an old Justice League of America and thought I’d tidy it up and re-purpose it. If one month = one issue, what was I reading 100 Issues Ago?

Sadly, I was reading this, the final issue of Justice League: Cry For Justice.

James Robinson rightly won much acclaim for his run on Starman where the stories of Jack Knight, his family and friends and even his enemies were told with rare heart and feeling.

Some time later, he wrote this which featured Red Arrow getting his arm ripped off, the casual off-screen slaying of most of the Global Guardians and the death of Lian Harper, Red Arrow’s daughter, amidst the destruction of Star City.

God, it was awful.