Friday, September 13, 2013

Justice League of America #7.3: Shadow Thief Preview

Newsarama has a preview up of next week's Justice League of America #7.3: Shadow Thief.  My desire for a lack of spoilers, coupled with the fact that Newarama's previews don't launch correctly for me on this computer, means I have not checked it out -- but don't let me stop you!

The book is written by Tom DeFalco (which makes sense, as he created this new Shadow Thief), with art by Chad Hardin.  Should be interesting to see how much (or how little) DeFalco ties the Thief to the Forever Evil event, as she has not been seen with the Secret Society in any capacity at this point.  

I have gotten my first batch of Villains Month comics freom DCBS (namely, Two-Face, The Creeper, and Grodd), and for those curious I did manage to get the 3D covers for all three.  They are rather striking in person, and the 3D separation looks really dramatic.  That having been said, I am not married to them, so if anyone wants to swap them for a 2D cover I'm game.  (Aside, DCBS contacted their customers asking for volunteers to swap out a 3D cover for a 2D cover on several upcoming VM issues; I gladly took them up on the offer, figuring its better to spread the wealth around.)  

So, who's picking this issue up?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hawkman Villains In Forever Evil #1

As you may have heard, Forever Evil #1 featured the Crime Syndicate of Earth-3 gathering together the Secret Society after the defeat of the Justice Leagues.  This gives David Finch a chance to cram a bunch of characters onto a gatefold 4 page spread.  Which means its time to play "Spot The Bad Guys!"

There's a trio of Hawkman baddies in this issue.  In the image above, we can see the New 52 version of the Gentleman Ghost, sporting his Philip Tan redesign as seen in the pages of The Savage Hawkman.  Of course, as the only person who liked that book, I have to wonder how Craddock made it back into this plane of existence after he was banished.  Pretty sure that is not going to be addressed.

In front of him, the furry guy has been identified as Lion-Mane, which would make sense given his proximity to the Ghost.  Oddly, Lion-Mane did not appear in Savage Hawkman , but according to Wikipedia, the New 52 version popped up in a couple of issues of Batwing, which I may have to pick up.

The third Hawkfoe is The Monocle, who has a... spotlight scene, let's say.  If you picked up the issue, you know what I mean.

Personally, I dug the heck out of Forever Evil #1, and can't wait for the next issue.  Hopefully we'll get more Hawkman enemies as well!

Image: Detail from Forever Evil #1, 2013, David Finch.