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.”

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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

This Week’s Comics (16th May 2012)

This Weeks Comics 16-05-12 - Dancer / Catwoman

These titles are due to hit the shelves on Wednesday 16th May 2012!

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ENDS OF EARTH #1
Marvel Comics

From one “Ends of the Earth” to the other, Spider-Man isn’t the only hero fighting free the globe from Doctor Octopus’s treacherous tentacles in this extra sized story! And the dying doctor has some wicked worldly associates of his own. Guest staring: Big Hero Six and Union Jack .

AVENGERS VS X-MEN #4 (OF 12) AVX
Marvel Comics

All across the globe-in the Savage Land, in Wakanda, in Tabula Rasa and more-Avenger battles X-Man for the fate of the world! Hope has a suicide mission to propose to Wolverine! While in space, the Avengers’ away team meets the Phoenix head on!

DANCER #1
Image Comics

“OUVERTURE”: Retired assassin Alan Fisher and his ballerina companion must escape a ruthless sniper who stalks them through the streets of Milan. To survive and protect the love of his life, Alan will unravel the tapestry of the past he’s kept hidden and discover the killer’s impossible identity. From the writer of WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? and the artist of VIKING comes a spy thriller with a 21st Century twist.

JOE HILL THE CAPE HC
IDW

Every little boy dreams about putting on a cape and soaring up, up, and away… but what if one day that dream were to come true? Eric was like every other eight-year-old boy, until a tragic accident changed his life forever. The Cape explores the dark side of power, as the adult Eric – a confused and broken man – takes to the skies… and sets out to exact a terrible vengeance on everyone who ever disappointed him.

This critically acclaimed, Eisner-Award nominated story, written by Jason Ciaramella, based on the short story by New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill, with art by Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel, will linger with you long after you turn the last page, and force you to ask yourself the question: “What if?”

CATWOMAN TP VOL 01 THE GAME
DC Comics

Collecting the first six issues of the DC Comics – The New 52 series! Meet Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman. She’s addicted to the night. Addicted to shiny objects. Addicted to Batman. Most of all, Catwoman is addicted to danger. She can’t help herself, and the truth is – she doesn’t want to. She’s good at being bad, and very bad at being good. But this time, Selina steals from the wrong man, and now he’s got her. He wants his stuff back, he wants answers and he wants blood. Writer Judd Winick begins a new chapter for CATWOMAN – let’s hope she makes it out alive!

BATMAN BRUCE WAYNE THE ROAD HOME TP
DC Comics

Now in trade paperback, this title collects the eight BRUCE WAYNE: THE ROAD HOME specials: BATMAN & ROBIN #1, RED ROBIN #1, BATGIRL #1, OUTSIDERS #1, CATWOMAN #1, ORACLE #1, COMMISSIONER GORDON #1 and RA’S AL GHUL #1 as Batman returns to Gotham City.

BPRD HELL ON EARTH DEVILS ENGINE #1 (OF 3)
Dark Horse Comics

Caught between bat-faced monsters, a devastating earthquake, and the mad science experiments of Zinco, Devon and Fenix form an uneasy alliance in order to get to safety!

Full Listing

ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #229
JUGHEAD #213
SONIC UNIVERSE #40

DARK HORSE COMICS

BERNIE WRIGHTSONS FRANKENSTEIN HC (4TH PTG)
BPRD HELL ON EARTH DEVILS ENGINE #1 (OF 3)
BRIDE OF THE WATER GOD TP VOL 11
CLASSIC MARVEL CHARACTERS FF #5 DR DOOM
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #4
RESET #2 (OF 4)
STAR WARS DAWN O/T JEDI FORCE STORM #4

DC COMICS

BATMAN BRUCE WAYNE THE ROAD HOME TP
BATWOMAN #9
BATWOMAN #9 VAR ED
BIRDS OF PREY #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)
BLUE BEETLE #9
CAPTAIN ATOM #9
CATWOMAN #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)
CATWOMAN TP VOL 01 THE GAME
COVER GIRLS OF THE DCU RAVEN STATUE
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #9
DEADENDERS TP
FABLES TP VOL 01 LEGENDS IN EXILE NEW ED
GREEN LANTERN BRIGHTEST DAY TP
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #9
GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 01 SINESTRO
GREEN LANTERN THE ANIMATED SERIES #2
HELLBLAZER #291
JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 3RD PTG
JUSTICE LEAGUE #9
JUSTICE LEAGUE #9 BLACK & WHITE VAR ED
JUSTICE LEAGUE #9 COMBO PACK
JUSTICE LEAGUE #9 VAR ED
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #9
NIGHTWING #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)
SAUCER COUNTRY #3
SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER VILLAINS HC VOL 02
SHADE #8 (OF 12)
SHADE #8 (OF 12) VAR ED
SUPERGIRL #9
WONDER WOMAN #9
WONDER WOMAN #9 VAR ED

IDW PUBLISHING

30 DAYS OF NIGHT 10 BLOODY YEARS TREASURY ED
COBRA ONGOING #13
COMPLETE CHESTER GOULDS DICK TRACY HC VOL 13
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO TP VOL 04
HAWKEN #4 (OF 6)
JOE HILL THE CAPE HC
JURASSIC PARK DANGEROUS GAMES GN
LAST UNICORN HC DLX ED
LIMITED REID FLEMING NEW DIMENSION POSTER
LOCKE & KEY CLOCKWORKS #6 (OF 6)
MAGIC THE GATHERING #4

IMAGE COMICS

ACTIVITY #6
ARTIFACTS ORIGINS FIRST BORN TP
DANCER #1
DANGER CLUB #2
FOOT SOLDIERS TP VOL 01
GLORY #26
HAUNT TP VOL 03
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #3
SAGA #3
SPAWN COMPENDIUM TP VOL 01
THIEF OF THIEVES #1 3RD PTG
WITCHBLADE REBIRTH TP VOL 01

MARVEL COMICS

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #682 2ND PTG VAR DELLOTTO ENDS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #683 2ND PTG DELLOTTO VAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ENDS OF EARTH #1
AVENGERS #26 AVX
AVENGERS ACADEMY #30 AVX
AVENGERS BLACK WIDOW STRIKES #2 (OF 3)
AVENGERS CONTEST TP
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #0 (OF 12) 3RD PTG CHO VAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #4 (OF 12) AVENGERS TEAM VAR AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #4 (OF 12) AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #4 (OF 12) BAGLEY VAR AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #4 (OF 12) OPENA SKETCH VAR AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #4 (OF 12) OPENA VAR AVX
AVX VS #2 (OF 6)
AVX VS #2 (OF 6) MCNIVEN VAR
DAREDEVIL #13
DEADPOOL MAX PREM HC SECOND CUT
FANTASTIC FOUR #605.1
FURY MAX #2
GENERATION HOPE END OF A GENERATION TP
HULK SMASH AVENGERS #3 (OF 5)
INCREDIBLE HULK #7.1
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #517
JOHN CARTER GODS OF MARS #3 (OF 5)
MARVEL UNIVERSE VS WOLVERINE TP
MOON KNIGHT BY BENDIS AND MALEEV PREM HC VOL 02
NEW AVENGERS #24 2ND PTG DEODATO AVX
NEW AVENGERS BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS PREM HC VOL 03
NEW MUTANTS #42 EXILED
NEW MUTANTS CLASSIC TP VOL 07
SECRET SERVICE #2 (OF 7)
SECRET SERVICE #2 (OF 7) YU VAR
THUNDERBOLTS #174
UNCANNY X-MEN #12 AVX
VENOM #18
WINTER SOLDIER #5
WOLVERINE AND BLACK CAT CLAWS 2 TP
X-FACTOR #236

TOP COW

DARKNESS #103
HARDCORE #1
HARDCORE #1 SGN ED
HARDCORE #1 TOP COW STORE ED

Kid Flash One-Shot on the way

DC Comics

Kid Flash is to appear in a special one-shot issue of DC Universe Presents this August.

DC Universe Presents Kid Flash
Ryan Sook‘s cover art

The Teen Titan will be dealing with pre-historic problems brought back from Mystery Island in DC Universe Presents #12, due to hit shelves on 15th August.

“The Teen Titans survived the Culling and are in for some Prehistoric adventures in both Superboy and Teen Titans number tens on the aptly named Mystery Island. And when all is said and done, they will be taking home some souvenirs,” said editor Eddie Berganza. “Helping Kid Flash have a yabba-doo time with the visiting Dino teens (in back-ups in both Teen Titans #11 and #12 with a prologue and epilogue that connects to DC Presents #12) are writer Fabian Niceza and artist Jorge Jimenez. As this story unfolds, we will see which species is really set for extinction!”

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