New DC Subs: He-Man, Smallville, Secret Six and Wolf Moon

New DC Subs: He-Man, Smallville, Secret Six and Wolf Moon

The ACE Comics Subscription pages have been updated to include DC’s new ongoing and limited series beginning in December.

Take a look at He-Man: The Etenity War, Secret Six, Smallville: Continuity and Wolf Moon, all arriving soon!

6-Issue Subscription: He-Man – The Eternity War
DC Comics

The war to end all wars has begun in Eternia! Hordak and the villainous Dark Horde have taken over Castle Grayskull and plan to use it as a weapon to terrorize and rule the universe. However, a resistance is building led by She-Ra, The Sorceress Teela and the benevolent warrior He-Man! To what lengths will the Masters of the Universe go to reclaim their kingdom? What sacrifices must He-Man make to salvage his family legacy? Don’t miss a moment of this epic new Masters Of The Universe series!

DC Comics: He-Man: The Eternity War takes the series to an all-new level with matchups and team-ups never before seen in He-Man lore – and all of Eternia is at stake including the beloved Castle Grayskull. The series will feature heroes and villains from the vast universe including He-Man, She-ra, Skeletor, Hordak, and many more. The book’s will continue to feature an all star creator line-up including writer Dan Abnett, artist Pop Mahn with covers by Stjepan Šejić.

“This is the big one! The epic! So much Masters Of The Universe lore and mythology sweeping together in one epic storyline! He-Man, She-Ra and their allies combine to take Eternia back from Hordak in the war to end all wars…. and there are other sinister threats lurking in the shadows,” said Dan Abnett writer of the series. “I can’t properly express how excited I am about this book.”

“Dan’s brilliant scripts constantly push my artistic boundaries like no other and I’ll be bringing this fresher, better artistic approach to the new saga. I can’t wait to get in the trenches and help Dan produce something really special!” stated Pop Mahn the artist on the series.

“This is our Ragnarok, our Twilight of the Gods,” said Rob David, Head Writer and Lead Creative on Masters of the Universe for Mattel’s Entertainment Studio, Playground Productions, “the epic showdown He-Man fans have been waiting for. It’s He-Man vs. Skeletor, She-Ra vs. Hordak, Masters vs. Dark Masters – all fighting for control over Castle Grayskull. In the end, winner takes all. Who will become the Master of the Universe? Nothing will be the same after this.”

6-Issue Subscription: Secret Six
DC Comics

The New 52 debut of the fan-favorite team – The Secret Six!

Hero Complex: Gail Simone is relaunching ‘Secret Six’ in the New 52, and at its core is a mystery with an answer that she said all DC readers will want to know.

The fan-favorite writer, who recently wrapped a well-regarded run on ‘Batgirl’, will introduce the new gang of rogues to root for in an ongoing series set to premiere Dec. 3, and she promises the same sort of “black humor and edginess” – and unpredictability – that won her previous run on the title a passionate following.

There are still secrets about the Six’s new incarnation she isn’t yet willing to divulge, but she did discuss a third of the lineup: The master hunter Catman and magic-stealing teen goth Black Alice – who is more powerful than she is mature – will make their new New 52 debuts on a team with the same name (albeit in a different reality) as the one they were last seen with three years ago.

They will be facing a major question in what Simone called “the ‘Twin Peaks’ of superhero comics”: What is the secret?

“You’re going to see right away kind of what Catman’s about,” she said. “I don’t want to reveal too much just because it is part of his character and part of his story to unfold these things through the story.”

Readers [will have to] wait in suspense until December for what the writer promised “is going to be a very dangerous, sexy book.”

Smallville – Season 11: Continuity #1-4
Bryan Q. Miller | Ig Guara | J. P. Mayer | Cat Staggs
DC Comics, First Issue: 10/12/14

In this new miniseries, the Monitors have come to Earth and begun their work – but instead of using Red Bleed to exterminate the world, a new Blue Bleed is erasing the world’s capitals!

Wolf Moon #1-6
Cullen Bunn | Jeremy Haun | Jae Lee
DC Vertigo, First Issue: 03/12/14

Don’t miss this new 6-issue miniseries! Wolf Moon is a horrific werewolf hunt unlike any other. When Dillon Chase’s family was slaughtered by the wolf, his life was forever changed. Dillon sets out to destroy the creature, but he soon learns that lycanthropy is far more insidious than the legends ever said. With each full moon, he draws closer to the monster – and with each full moon, he becomes more aware that in order to stop the wolf, he must kill a human being and become a fearful monster himself.

Bloody Disgusting: Cullen Bunn (Sinestro, Magneto) has been given the reigns to an all new Vertigo series that will reimagine werewolf lore as we know it. Entitled ‘Wolf Moon’ the series sees a man’s family slaughtered by the wolf. Sounds typical, but I assure you it’s anything but.

Cullen Bunn: “When it comes to werewolves, one of the things that is most interesting to me is that when the moon is not full, the afflicted person has to live with the repercussions of the horror they have inflicted upon those around them. Imagine that. You wake up one morning, having been plagued by vivid nightmares of running wild, of butchering people, only to realize that the nightmares were true. That kind of realization would rattle you to the core. The memory of the event would, itself, be transformative.

I’ve always felt like these darker stories are the truest representation of me as a writer. I think these are the stories that can surprise you. These are the tales that might provoke the most visceral emotional reaction.

My favorite stories, whether we’re talking a psychological horror story, a ghost story, or a slasher gorefest, are those that let me connect to the would-be victims on an emotional level. I want to care about the characters so that it hurts more when they meet their terrible fate. That’s what I want to tap into with this piece.”

23 Amazing Darwyn Cooke DC Variants this December!

DC - December 2014: Darwyn Cooke

The legendary artist Darwyn Cooke (a BIG favourite here at ACE), is starring as the theme for DC‘s December variant comics!

“Every once in awhile, we get the fantastic opportunity to see legendary comic book artist Darwyn Cooke draw a variant cover for a single issue. And then sometimes we see Cooke’s trademark graphic style appear while he serves as a guest cover artist for an ongoing series. These become instant collectibles for any Darwyn Cooke fan! And you know you’ve got something special – something extraordinary – when Darwyn Cooke not only draws the cover for an ongoing series, but is also the cover artist AND the interior artist for a final issue!

Cooke first appeared as a variant cover artist for Star-Spangled War Stories Featuring GI Zombie #1 when it launched, which led to him continuing as the ongoing cover artist for the series! What’s next for Darwyn Cooke? We’re proud to announce that each title in December’s Variant Cover Theme Month will exclusively feature artwork from this master illustrator. Each is in landscape format – aka horizontal – and has a mix of old and new, classic and contemporary looks for your favorite super heroes!

These covers are each a work of art! Christmas wish list, anyone?” – DC

These all look incredible and we can’t wait for them to hit the shelves. Best ever Variant Cover Theme Month?

We’ve got all 23 covers to show you. Take a look at Action Comics, Aquaman, Batgirl, Batman, Batman And Robin and Batman / Superman below…

ACTION COMICS #37 DARWYN COOKE VAR ED

AQUAMAN #37 DARWYN COOKE VAR ED

BATGIRL #37 DARWYN COOKE VAR ED

BATMAN #37 DARWYN COOKE VAR ED

BATMAN AND ROBIN #37 DARWYN COOKE VAR ED

BATMAN SUPERMAN #17 DARWYN COOKE VAR ED

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Top 10 Comics (12 Sept 2012)

The Top 10 Best Selling Comics!

Here are the top 10, best selling comics* for this week!

Avengers Assemble #7▶ 10 – AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #7
Marvel Comics

Thanos rules!

Buffy Season 9 #13▶ 9 – BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SEASON 9 #13
Dark Horse

Acting as bodyguard for her first-ever client, Buffy has found herself entangled in some nasty demon business with ties to Angel and his time in LA. Through the social network Tincan, some demons have been able to connect to our world, and any attempts to sever that connection will lead Buffy and her client into increasingly dangerous territory.

Batgirl #0▶ 8 – BATGIRL #0
DC Comics

How did Barbara first become Batgirl? What led to her to don the cape and cowl?

Witness Barbara Gordon’s shocking injury and her inspiring drive to recover and walk again!

Wolverine and the X-Men #16▶ 7 – WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN #16
Marvel Comics

The Hellfire Club is on the run from Cyclops and rest of the Phoenix Five.

How does an anti-mutant organization operate in a mutant-run world?

Batman and Robin #0▶ 6 – BATMAN AND ROBIN #0
DC Comics

Damian’s complicated relationship with his mother, Talia al Ghul, takes center stage.

Bred to kill and not to care, this is the birth of an assassin!

Fantastic Four #610▶ 5 – FANTASTIC FOUR #610
Marvel Comics

Crossing over with FF #22, the Fantastic Four must deal with the fallout of the Wizard returning to claim his son, Future Foundation member, Bentley 23!

Uncanny X-Men #18▶ 4 – UNCANNY X-MEN #18
Marvel Comics

AVX #11 tie-in!

Cyclops and Emma have supreme power and it threatens to tear them apart.

New Avengers #30▶ 3 – NEW AVENGERS #30
Marvel Comics

AVX tie-in!

New York is burning, the world is ending…but the heroes on the street aren’t going down without a fight!

Avengers vs X-Men #11▶ 2 – AVENGERS VS X-MEN #11
Marvel Comics

The final month of AVX opens with the first of two extra-sized issues!

Fatality!

Batman #0 ★ 1 – BATMAN #0
DC Comics

Bruce Wayne has returned from his worldwide quest to take the law into his own hands!

This issue reveals the early steps of building everything that surrounds Batman – the costume, the cave, the car, the gadgets!

*Results are based on combined preorders for titles across all of ACE Comics’ retail divisions (ie, ACE Advance Order Service, Six-Issue Subscriptions, ACE Stores, etc)

Cover of the Week #35

Cover of the Week

Week 35 featured a number of contenders for Cover of the Week.

Amongst those considered were Avenging Spider-Man #11 by Chris Samnee, Ethan Nicolle‘s great big Ape and Leopard/Lizard fight on the front of Axe Cop President of the World #2, a tribute to the Death of Superman on the Green Lantern Annual #1 from Ethan Van Sciver, the fang-tastic National Comics’ Looker #1 by Guillem March and, running a close second, Jim Lee‘s destined-to-be-iconic Justice League #12.

But the winner for week 35 is…

Cover of the Week 35 - Spaceman #9 - Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson‘s striking, stylized cover for Spaceman #9.

Congrats to Dave and DC Vertigo, they get the paper crown for week 35!

Cover of the Week #32

Cover of the Week

Cover of the Week time…

Week 32 of 2012 has featured an Olympic-sized squad of contenders and just like the Games, due to finish in a few short days, we have this week’s podium places. Up for Bronze is Massimo Carnevale for his work on the cover of Conan The Barbarian #7. The Silver finish is another fine example from Michael Komarck on the front of Incredible Hulk #12. But in first place, winning the Gold for the USA it’s…

Batman #12

Greg Capullo with a striking image of the Dark Knight himself, on the cover of Batman #12!

Congrats to Greg and DC. They get the official olympic paper crown this week!

Want to start collecting Batman?

Batman

Gripped by the Dark Knight Rises fever? Considering collecting Batman comic books?

Now is a great time to jump on to the various Batman series as the current incarnation is still very young! Only 11 issues have passed so far in the DC New 52 Relaunch, and with a number of second prints available, it’s relatively easy to get up to speed.

Have a look at our Batman New 52 section in our eBay store for a number of comics and graphic novels still available. You can also set up a subscription, so you never miss out on a future issue!

While we have issues from all of the core Batman titles in the eBay store including Batman, Batman: The Dark Knight, Batman and Robin and Batman Incorporated, there are also a few issues in our back issue section. Follow the link and look for Batman titles labelled (New 52).

See below for the available issues of Batman in the eBay store:

Batman #2
Batman #2

Batman hunts a new and deadly killer in Gotham City–a killer with a vendetta against Bruce Wayne! But who is this mysterious killer in an owl skull mask? And is he the key to unlocking one of Gotham’s oldest and most terrifying secrets?

£9.99

Buy it on our Ebay store here

Batman #3
Batman #3

As Bruce digs deeper into the mystery of the recent owl murders, he soon finds himself face to face with a shocking enemy–an enemy the Wayne family has secretly been at war with for centuries. Be there for the first shots of the war for the soul of Gotham City.

£4.99

Buy it on our Ebay store here

Batman #4
Batman #4

Shocking discoveries lead Batman deeper into the mystery of the Court of Owls and its secret and bloody ties to both Gotham City and the Wayne family. But an even deadlier threat awaits Batman: a trap set hundreds of years ago, far beneath his city. The war for Gotham’s soul begins here!

£9.99

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Batman #6
Batman #6

Trapped far beneath Gotham City and hunted by the Talon – the Court of Owls’ unstoppable killer – Batman lies bleeding and broken. With no way out and no one to help, is this the end for The Dark Knight?

£3.99

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Batman #7
Batman #7

Batman may have survived the Court of Owls’ first strike (barely), but even as he recuperates, the Court is preparing to launch its most deadly and sweeping attack yet. Plus: The secrets revealed in this issue will change Batman’s world forever! You won’t want to miss the issue everyone will be talking about!

£3.10

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Batman #10 Combo
Batman #10 Combo

BATMAN takes the fight to THE COURT OF OWLS! Discover the evil mastermind behind THE COURT.
Plus: The ‘Fall of the House of Wayne’ backup by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV and RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE.

And in the first chapter of a new backup story, learn the secret history of The Court of Owls as well as the secrets of Gotham City and the Wayne family!

Contains a code for the digital copy of the comic.

£4.10

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Batman #11
Batman #11

• The stunning conclusion to “THE COURT OF OWLS” epic!

• All is revealed in “THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF WAYNE.”

£3.60

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Cover of the Week #26

Cover of the Week

Last week’s comics proved to be another fine collection of inviting front covers with a few catching our collective eye in particular.

The Lizard makes a grisly return on the front of Amazing Spider-Man #688 courtesy of Giuseppe Camuncoli, while there is high drama from Jose Ladronn on All Star Western #10 and high class from Sean Phillips on Fatale #6.

However, for week 26 of 2012, our Cover of the Week is…

American Vampire #28 by Rafael Albuquerque

…the stylish American Vampire #28 by Rafael Albuquerque.

Congrats to Rafael and DC Vertigo, they get the paper crown for week 26!

Animated ‘Dark Knight Returns’ cast revealed

Batman

Hollywood Reporter have revealed the cast for the DC animated move based on Frank Miller‘s Dark Knight Returns.

Batman/Bruce Wayne will be voiced by ‘Robocop’ star Peter Weller, with Ariel Winter from ‘Modern Family’ playing Robin. Also cast are Wade Williams (Prison Break), David Selby and Michael McKean.

Bruce Timm, executuive producer on DC’s animated movies: “Dark Knight Returns is the granddaddy of beloved comics properties that we’ve ever attempted [to adapt]. There is definitely the imperative to get it right.

[Peter Weller has] the proper weight to his voice. He definitely brings all of the world-weariness of the character and inner core of optimist covered in a cynical shell.”

Ariel Winter prepared for Robin by viewing other Batman movies and questioning what she could bring to the role: “How can I maker her different from the other Robins, other than just being female? She’s really tough and she needs to have an edge in her voice, so I tried a lower register for her.”

Full story.

DC Show off Variants for Batman, Shade, Silk Spectre and Deathstroke

DC Comics

DC have unveiled a whole host of lovely variant cover art for our perusal including contributions from Rafael Albuquerque (Batman #10), Rob Liefeld (Deathstroke #10), Frazer Irving (Shade #9), Jim Lee (Silk Spectre #1) and a personal favourite from Dave Johnson (Silk Spectre #1).

Goggle yourself silly below…

Batman #10 Variant Rafael Albuquerque
Deathstroke #10 Variant Rob Liefeld
Shade #9 Variant Frazer Irving
Silk Spectre #1 Variant Dave Johnson
Silk Spectre #1 Variant Jim Lee
Silk Spectre #1 Variant Digital Combo Pack