DC Comics has released preview images from July shipping titles “Detective Comics” #821, “Superman/Batman” #28, “Battler Britton” #1 and “Rokkin” #1. The solicitation text and previews follow.
DETECTIVE COMICS #821
Written by Paul Dini; Art by J.H. Williams III; Cover by Simone Bianchi
Gotham’s wealthiest citizens find themselves victimized by the mysterious new villain Facade as a story arc by new DETECTIVE COMICS creative team of writer Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, BATMAN: WAR ON CRIME), artist J.H. Williams III (PROMETHEA, SEVEN SOLDIERS) and cover artist Simone Bianchi (SEVEN SOLDIERS: SHINING KNIGHT) begins!
Operating with a gang trained to pass as members of the cities’ elite, the masked mastermind’s crimes baffle the police and leave members of Gotham society fearing for their lives. It’s up to Batman to use a “facade” of his own, that of socialite Bruce Wayne, in order to bait the villain’s underlings and discover the true identity of their elusive leader.
Batman | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale July 5, 2006
Written by Mark Verheiden; Art and Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
The Martian Manhunter attacks Batman! Parasite and Titano return! And Superman’s allegiance will be tested as writer Mark Verheiden (SUPERMAN) and Ethan Van Sciver (GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH) begin an epic 5-part arc involving many of the DCU’s alien heroes, including members of the Green Lantern Corps!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale July 19, 2006
BATTLER BRITTON #1 (of 5)
Written by Garth Ennis; Art by Colin Wilson; Cover by Garry Leach
WildStorm celebrates Battler Britton’s 50th anniversary with this rollicking 5-issue miniseries from the hallowed halls of IPC, the legendary home of England’s greatest comics creations!
As the Nazis rain terror throughout Europe, Allied forces are on the run in North Africa. It’s October 1942 and Rommel’s Panzers are unrelenting in their pursuit. Wing Commander Robert “Battler” Britton of the RAF and his squadron have been dispatched to an American airstrip to spearhead a joint action against Hitler’s war machine. Now they must survive taunts, threats, and assaults…and that’s just from the Yanks!
Wildstorm | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale July 5, 2006
Written by Andy Hartnell; Art and wraparound Cover by Nick Bradshaw and Jim Charalampidis
ROKKIN is a timeless story of good versus evil; of average men and women who become heroes when they rise up against oppression. In a lawless time of barbarians, warlords and mythical creatures, one man who struggles to protect the innocent is gifted with the power to transform into a warrior of immense power. Will he have what it takes to overcome the odds and become a great hero?
Wildstorm Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale July 12, 2006