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JUSTICE LEAGUE #2
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
1:25 Variant cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
1:200 B&W variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
What happens when the World’s Greatest Detective takes on the world’s most powerful alien? You’ll find out when Batman and Superman throw down. Batman will need all his intellect, cunning and physical prowess to take on The Man of Steel.

This issue is also offered as a special combo pack edition, polybagged with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.

My thoughts: Well this book is a must buy. Jim Lee's art and Geoff John's writing. This will be in the top 10 rest assured. Okay so they are going with another Superman and Batman fight this time. How original. Will have to wait and see how it turns out I guess





JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #2
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by AARON LOPRESTI and MATT RYAN
Cover by AARON LOPRESTI
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The United Nations’ new international team of heroes must learn to work together – and fast – if they’re going to discover the mystery behind the giant alien Signalmen who are appearing all over the globe. Can Booster Gold lead his team to victory, or will they fall?


My thoughts: Not crazy about Boosters new costume, but this book has a lot of potential. I just hope Batman doesn't hog all the spotlight






AQUAMAN #2
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The red-hot creative team behind BLACKEST NIGHT and BRIGHTEST DAY reunite!
An entire town…devoured! As Aquaman and Mera discover the grisly truth behind a town’s disappearance, the Trench infestation spreads inland! Plus: Another gruesome Trench power revealed – and it’s not for the squeamish!


My thoughts: Really looking forward to this book. Aquaman has been coming on very strong lately. The artwork looks superb.




THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #2
Written by ETHAN VAN SCIVER and GAIL SIMONE
Art by YILDIRAY CINAR
Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Three innocent high school kids are caught in the crosshairs of an international special forces team with orders to murder them in cold blood…until two of those teenagers summon the terrifying, living nuclear monstrosity known as the Fury of Firestorm! Do not miss this disturbing look into the future of super powers in the DC Universe!


My Thoughts: This could be good. I mean Gail is writing it. But why the hell does Firestorm look like a freaking Yugioh monster?!?!?!?!?



MISTER TERRIFIC #2
Written by ERIC WALLACE
Art by GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA
Cover by J.G. JONES
On sale OCTOBER 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
An electrifying new villain joins the DCU! Meet Brainstorm, the man determined to bring Los Angeles to its knees – beginning with billionaire Michael Holt. But even if he can break this new enemy’s hold on an unsuspecting city, how can Mister Terrific defeat a foe even smarter than himself? Luckily, the last time he faced a problem he couldn’t solve, he perfected infinite fractal mechanics!


My Thoughts: this book looks surprisingly good! So Michael is a billionare now? Okay I guess I can live with that. I had to google infinite fractale mechanics. And after a lot of digging it seems that fractal mechanics might actually be a real thing. Not positive. And after a half hour of searching I don't really want to do any more research on the matter. I just hope Wallace doesn't take Michael in an absurd deus ex machina genius direction like Reed Richards. I'm hoping for more Doctor Who meets James Bond meets McGuyver/Tony Stark here personally. Brainstorm is kind of a cliche name, but its not terrible, its up there with the calculator and other mediocre Batman villain names. Also I do like how Mister Terrific is on the west coast now, and centered in LA. We really haven't had a DC book focused in that area in quite some time.




THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #2
Written by TONY S. DANIEL
Art and cover by PHILIP TAN
On sale OCTOBER 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
When the alien creature known as Morphicius starts draining the life force from Carter Hall, a.k.a. Hawkman, he learns that there’s more to his new victim than meets the eye. The mysterious properties of the Nth Metal protect Hawkman – but in the process, they are also making Morphicius powerful! With innocent lives in the balance, can Hawkman turn the table on his enemy, or are Morphicius newfound powers too powerful to stop?

My thoughts: I was never a big Hawkman guy but this cover looks awesome. I may give it a shot.



STATIC SHOCK #2
Written by SCOTT McDANIEL and JOHN ROZUM
Art by SCOTT McDANIEL and ANDY OWENS
Cover by CHRIS BRUNNER
On sale OCTOBER 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Static finds himself the target of dark forces as Virule and the Slate Gang unleash their deadly trap! Will Static’s debut end before it has even started?


My Thoughts: This is a must buy. Rozum is sure to be in top form. He is superb on Zombi. Hope McDaniel steps up his game a little he could be a treat. Also very smart moving Virgil to NYC. This book is long overdue, Static has so much potential for the DCU.

Date: 2011-07-15 05:44 am (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
... You call Mr. Terrific's outfit awesome?

Date: 2011-07-15 06:14 am (UTC)
thediiem: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thediiem
Seconded. I really liked is older, jacketed look. I thought the red, black and white were much better balanced and utilized there in addition to its more impressive and distinctive silhouette.

Date: 2011-07-15 08:38 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Thirded...

Date: 2011-07-15 08:49 am (UTC)
flidgetjerome: Hark, a Vagrant #328 (Default)
From: [personal profile] flidgetjerome
The Fair Play tattoo looks ridiculous, as well.

Date: 2011-07-15 03:59 pm (UTC)
midnightvoyager: (Default)
From: [personal profile] midnightvoyager
The red face T is absolutely horrific. He still looks like a vampire who is not positive where his mouth is.

Date: 2011-07-15 09:05 pm (UTC)
junipepper: (jumplines)
From: [personal profile] junipepper
Yes! Exactly that.

Date: 2011-07-16 05:14 am (UTC)
brilliantnova: (Default)
From: [personal profile] brilliantnova
this

Date: 2011-07-15 05:51 am (UTC)
harbringer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] harbringer
okay, first let's all have a moment of silence for booster's shiny golden ass

also i ... guess i'm glad they're ... getting the supes vs bats fight out of the way early on ... or something

Date: 2011-07-15 06:02 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
"But why the hell does Firestorm look like a freaking Yugioh monster?!?!?!?!?"

It looks like with this series they're playing around with the Firestorm concept--Ronnie and Jason can access the powers on their own and look like the past version of Firestorm when doing so, but now when they combine together, they look like this ten-foot tall hulking monster.

I think it's kinda clever--I remember seeing on here when Brightest Day was coming out people complaining about the coloring of Firestorm looking too white when there's both a white and a black man in there, so having it where they both have their own power and having them look inhuman when combined is a clever way of getting around that.

Anyway, I'm definitely looking forward to a lot of these. I mean, yeah, Batman vs. Superman is old hat, but who knows, maybe Johns has a unique spin on it.

And considering that they haven't really mentioned him in the solicits at all, I'm sure that Batman isn't taking over JLI--he's probably going to be a big player and probably the most veteran of members, but it definitely seems like Booster's team.

Date: 2011-07-16 01:27 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
That actually sounds really intriguing. A different take on the character (partially uncontrolled threat, probably due to the two not working together yet) under Gail's pen has promise.

Date: 2011-07-15 06:13 am (UTC)
flidgetjerome: Hark, a Vagrant #328 (Default)
From: [personal profile] flidgetjerome
My Thoughts: this book looks surprisingly good! So Michael is a billionare now?

Hasn't he always been? Adjusting for inflation, of course.

Date: 2011-07-15 06:36 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Yea, it's never been a focus but he has his own high tech company, so he's at least some level of rich.

Date: 2011-07-15 08:40 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
WayneTech bought his company several years ago IIRC.

Date: 2011-07-15 06:23 am (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
I'm glad DC rebooted their whole universe so we could have new and exciting stories like SUPERMAN VS BATMAN!

Date: 2011-07-15 08:43 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
To be fair, it's Nu!Superman and Nu!Batman, this sort of thing is a basic setup and comparison of their two big names. (An entire issue of "Man of Steel" was devoted to this, and that series was only six issues long)

Date: 2011-07-15 11:22 am (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
There are a surprising amount of great Superman and Batman stories, like the New Frontier.
I'm still taking the wait and see approach.

Date: 2011-07-15 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] omgwtflolbbqbye
I think that the New Frontier version of Supes and Batman facing off is the only version of the premise, where Batman holds his own, that I could buy.

Date: 2011-07-15 06:38 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (The Boys)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
I look at the Justice League 2 cover and seeing GL there, all I can think is that as awesome as it is to see Batman and Superman come to blows..I really want to see Batman duke it out with GL considering they didn't get along.

Date: 2011-07-17 08:49 pm (UTC)
karunya: This reverend puts the "fun" back into "funeral" (Default)
From: [personal profile] karunya
This cover also explores the deep existential mystery of whether a Green Lantern can imagine something so strong that Superman can't break it. If they'd asked me, I'd've said "of course GL can do that". But perhaps not.

Date: 2011-07-15 10:35 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
"Prisoner Zero will vacate the human residence or the human residence will be incinerated!"

Date: 2011-07-15 07:17 am (UTC)
batzarmy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] batzarmy
EVS + Gail + Firestorm= Unbridled man squee for me....I'm just saying.

Date: 2011-07-15 07:27 am (UTC)
ian_karkull: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ian_karkull
Brainstorm's not new. He's that dude who wore a rather unfortunate helmet that looked like the illegimitate love child of a dildo and a screwdriver.

Which I hope he still does, because otherwise, this all kind of bores me. I mean, really... Superman vs Batman? Did they let the DC Message Boards co-write that one?

Date: 2011-07-15 10:36 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Same name, but nothing to say that's not a new Brainstorm... though I agree I will miss the "I escaped from Captain Proton" helmet.

Date: 2011-07-15 11:20 am (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
There are a few great redesigns for that guy from Supervillain Showdown.
http://supervillainshowdown.tumblr.com/

Date: 2011-07-15 07:46 am (UTC)
stubbleupdate: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
Superman looks like he's got Wangst

Date: 2011-07-15 08:29 am (UTC)
blackruzsa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] blackruzsa
It's really hilarious to me how Superman's looking at the audience in the first one.

And why is Static so bright?

Date: 2011-07-15 08:30 am (UTC)
celestialchild: Noriko Readman from Read or Die (Noriko Readman)
From: [personal profile] celestialchild
Omg the covers for Static Shock and Mister Terrific look amazing. I'm guessing Static Shock is going to be starting over with a new origin story?

Date: 2011-07-15 10:28 am (UTC)
endis_ni: (Default)
From: [personal profile] endis_ni
Is it bad that I glanced at that first cover and went "yay! Bondage Games!" ?

Date: 2011-07-15 11:25 am (UTC)
thanekos: Kouhei " Principal Garren " Hayami, the Libra Zodiarts, is bugged. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
Love how everyone's whipping up a new villain for their first few.

Date: 2011-07-15 11:29 am (UTC)
thokstar: Spot (Default)
From: [personal profile] thokstar
The Firestorm cover looks like Maxwell Lord with a gun versus Firestorm.

(Which strangely enough would be an interesting matchup: Maxwell Lord is one of the few people that can give Firestorm an interesting battle without requiring Firestorm to be a complete idiot.)

Date: 2011-07-15 12:20 pm (UTC)
detective_deathman08: (Default)
From: [personal profile] detective_deathman08
JLA #2 Pretty superman is whooping pretty Batman's ass while pretty Green Lantern is trying to break it up. They will fight, property damage will occur, They will resolve the issue at hand, and batman will pay for the property damage leaving superman the winner.

Aquaman#2 The king of the sea shalt not be trifled with ye scurvy sea dogs.

Mr. Terrific# 2 Michael Holt finally discovers who stole his jacket and beats the bricks off of them. I honestly think he still has it, I mean his costume on both covers has not changed they just took the jacket off revealing how awesome leather jackets are.

Static Shock# 2 Virgil finally goes to see the new TRON movie. I hope Richie is in this.

Date: 2011-07-15 12:52 pm (UTC)
abriel: (pic#821053)
From: [personal profile] abriel
Oh goody. Another Supes vs. Bats throwdown. ("yay" ala Fluttershy)

Also is Supes breaking the fourth wall? Why is he looking at the reader rather than the guy he's beating on?

But Firestorm looks very interesting. That'll be a definite read for me.

Date: 2011-07-15 01:41 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Superman's looking at the reader because he's saying 'Yeah, I know. I'm gonna get dicked over here so Bruce can win, yet again.'

Date: 2011-07-15 01:40 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
JLA no 2 elicits a big yawn from me. Revamps and reboots and we're still getting the same, tired old story of Batman fighting Superman, presumably under some misunderstanding or mind control? And we all know Batman isn't going to lose, otherwise he loses permanently, so what's the point? YAWN.

Date: 2011-07-15 03:51 pm (UTC)
cypherfdp: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cypherfdp
"I summon The Fury of Firestorm in defense mode, and activate my Reboot magic card! oh and I activate Pot of Greed which allows me to draw two more cards in case you didn't know"

Gee whiz. Superman Vs. Batman. This reboot is certainly shaping up to truly innovate the DC universe!

Date: 2011-07-15 04:05 pm (UTC)
midnightvoyager: (Erk)
From: [personal profile] midnightvoyager
God, Superman vs. Batman, the cover. WHY. WHY MORE LINES. WHY DID YOU FEEL THE NEED TO ADD MORE GODDAMN LINES TO YOUR NEWLY-OVERLINED COSTUMES?! Because even the artistic technique needs to use MORE LINES CLEARLY *froth*

And why does Batman have Batskull kneepads? And... separated spiked knuckles? Man, that has to hurt HIM when he hits someone. What are those random bars on the back of his neck? What is that weird teardrop shape on his forearm? GAHHH sorry I cannot hate the overdone costumes enough.

Superman kinda looks like his brain isn't present. He looks like he's not looking at Batman and not really exerting any effort.

Date: 2011-07-15 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sleepymax
I agree 100% with this. These designs are wayyy too busy and over-complicated. Those kneepads drive me insane.

Date: 2011-07-15 04:28 pm (UTC)
an_idol_mind: (Default)
From: [personal profile] an_idol_mind
The only way I'd be up for another Superman/Batman fight is if it ends one second in by Superman zipping behind Batman at super speed and then flicking him in the back of the skull, knocking him unconscious for about a week.

Date: 2011-07-15 05:51 pm (UTC)
auggie18: (Ack!)
From: [personal profile] auggie18
Ooh, another Batman vs Superman fight! Sure, it looks all dramatic on the cover, but the interior is just gonna be ten pages of Batman kicking Superman in the groin while holding chunk of kryptonite.


Just like every other Superman/Batman fight.

Date: 2011-07-15 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] sleepymax
Scott McDaniel on Static Shock seems like a good fit. Static being such a dynamic and stylized character will really benefit from McDaniel's style. He's also got a degree in electrical engineering which will probably help.

Date: 2011-07-15 08:50 pm (UTC)
turtlefu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] turtlefu
For anyone getting excited about Mr. Terrific:

The person writing it is Eric Wallace. The same person who wrote Titans.

Thank you

Date: 2011-07-16 12:53 am (UTC)
red_menace: BFF? (Default)
From: [personal profile] red_menace
Which is why I'm only giving him one issue to impress instead of the three I gave Titans.

I can forgive, but I cannot forget.

Date: 2011-07-16 01:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack

IN THE WAR OF KNEEPADS AGAINST KNEEPADS ONLY ONE SET OF KNEEPADS WILL BE LEFT STANDING



and the other will, be, uh... kneeling.

Date: 2011-07-17 01:44 am (UTC)
proteus_lives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
That is a pretty awesome Hawkman cover.

Date: 2011-07-17 03:22 am (UTC)
mistygeek: (Say What?)
From: [personal profile] mistygeek
"But why the hell does Firestorm look like a freaking Yugioh monster?!?!?!?!?"

OMG THAT'S IT! That's the new audience DC is trying to reach!

Date: 2011-09-21 02:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] da_reap
Is there any way to get mods to tweak the tags on this? The Justice League one is misspelled.

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