Originally appearing exclusively at Walmart in 100-page giant anthology issues, miniseries by all-star creative teams starring Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman will head to comic book stores this summer.
DC Comics will publish three stories as six-issue miniseries starting this July, with two anthology chapters collected per issue. Each miniseries will also feature brand new covers from the artist of each respective collection.
Superman leads the charge on July 3 with Superman: Up in the Sky #1 from writer Tom King and artists Andy Kubert and Sandra Hope. The story has the Man of Steel clued in to a Metropolis murder mystery by Batman that sends the Last Son of Krypton to the far reaches of space.
On July 10, Batman comes face-to-face with another DC character's legacy in Batman Universe #1 by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Nick Derington. While searching for a priceless art piece stolen by the Riddler, Batman meets Jinny Hex, the descendant of fabled gunslinger Jonah Hex, while crossing paths with Deathstroke and Green Arrow.
Meanwhile, on July 17, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Chad Hardin launch Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #1. The miniseries has Wonder Woman and Etta Candy search for Steve Trevor after he goes missing on a strange, hostile island while piloting an experimental aircraft into the Bermuda Triangle.
In a statement this past February, DC Co-Publisher Dan Didio mentioned the company was expanding the publishing initiative to the direct market, while hinting that new 100-page giant series would come to Walmart.