May is finally here and the Dawn of DC is off to a stellar start!! Now we may have missed a couple of months of previes and essential newsletters for you guys but we are back in the swing of the things and will be back to providing you your weekly comic book previews, news and updates so you’re in the know of the latest things from DC Comics. This week we continue the Dawn of DC with a new issue of Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent. Poison Ivy is back with her new ongoing series with issue number twelve, and Peacemaker and Shazam both return with new number ones.
Below we have the full slate of previews for this week’s DC Comics including the official synopsis for each issue. As per usual, let us know which titles you are picking up this week and which Dawn of DC titles you are enjoying the most! We’ll see you guys on social media and next week for next week’s pulls!!
Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent #3
Jon Kent arrives on an Earth he’s never seen…the world of Injustice!
While a Kal-El rules this world in seeming peace, why does everyone Jon meets fear the S symbol on his chest? And why is Batman public enemy number one? Jon has to pick a side, and the consequences make either choice a dangerous one!
It’s Batman versus Red Mask in a brutal Gotham that’s never known hope!
Can the Dark Knight overcome the terrifying infection that Red Mask has unleashed? Only one thing is certain: he won’t be able to do it alone. The conclusion to the bestselling The Bat-Man of Gotham is so big it could only be contained in an oversize #900 anniversary issue featuring the return of fan-favorite artist Jorge Jimenez and a wild collection of guest stars! Full of wild revelations and a new path for Batman, this is one issue you won’t want to miss!
Batman and The Joker: The Deadly Duo #7
Batman and the Joker have fought across streets, rooftops, railways, and caverns, against horrors beyond of their wildest nightmares. Deep underground, witnesses to an undead wedding from Hell, they finally go up against their bitterest enemies: each other! Can the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime save Commissioner Gordon and Harley Quinn, or will the flames of their reignited rivalry consume all?
Find out, detail by bloody detail, in the epic conclusion to Marc Silvestri’s dark and brutal Gotham opus. This oversized finale clocks in at 31 beautiful and horrifying story pages.
Batman: The Audio Adventures #6
INTERLUDE: FAIR IN A HANDFUL OF DUST
As Haly’s Circus reopens, Gotham City is in chaos! Batman’s investigations reveal that monster serum has been leaking all throughout the city and the trail leads back to none other than Killer Croc! Meanwhile, Robin finds himself face-to-face with Scarecrow!
Dawn of DC: We Are Legends (Special Edition) #1
We Are Legends, part of the year-long Dawn of DC storytelling initiative, is set to make a major impact on the comics industry this May, with the launch of three six-issue series: Spirit World, The Vigil, and City Boy. Each feature new characters of AAPI heritage, as leads of their own books! Earlier this year, these heroes first made their presence known across the DC Universe in the Lazarus Planet epic.
In the newly announced Dawn of DC, We Are Legends Special Edition promotional comic book, you can meet City Boy in a story that first appeared in Lazarus Planet: Legends Reborn, get to know Xanthe and their unique mission in a Spirit World tale from Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate, and receive intel on the mysterious organization known as the Vigil in an excerpt from Lazarus Planet: Next Evolution, All three short stories are included in this comic, providing everything readers need to know to jump on board Spirit World, The Vigil, and City Boy starting in May. This promotional comic will be made available free to retailers.
Peacemaker Tries Hard #1
Having earned his release from the Suicide Squad, Peacemaker wants to try and do normal superhero stuff for a change. Unfortunately everyone, including the bad guys, thinks he sucks at superhero stuff. But when busting up a terrorist ring introduces Christopher Smith to the cutest thing to ever walk (awkwardly) on four legs, he finds the unconditional love he’s been denied his whole life. That is, until the dog is kidnapped right out from under him by a supervillain who has some very un-super-heroic plans for Peacemaker’s brand of ultraviolence. Will he help an infamously unstable super-powered criminal steal the world’s most valuable—and dangerous—DNA? Honestly, Christopher’s pretty lonely, so it probably just depends on how nicely they ask…
Breakout writer Kyle Starks (I Hate This Place, Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton) and art legend Steve Pugh (Preacher Special: Saint of Killers, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass) deliver a brutal and hilarious take on DC’s biggest P.O.S. that will bust guts, break bones, and melt hearts!
Poison Ivy #12
Ivy and Janet’s celebrity wellness excursion comes to a horrifically tantalizing close as Pamela Isley faces the unintended fruits of her murderous road trip. Will she make it back home to Harley in one piece or is Ivy going to be added to Glop’s body count?
The World’s Finest creators present the World’s Mightiest Mortal in a dazzling solo series!
Dinosaurs from space! The Clubhouse of Eternity! Homicidal worms and talking tigers!
Atomic robots, alien worlds, mad scientists, sinister curses, and villains from throughout the DC Universe—welcome to the wild adventures of Billy Batson, whose big red alter ego defends the Earth from its weirdest and wildest threats! Want to stop Lex Luthor and The Joker? Call Superman and Batman! International crises? Page Wonder Woman! But when Garguax, Emperor of the Moon, sets his sights on Gorilla City, that’s when you shout Shazam!
The fan-favorite team of Mark Waid and Dan Mora (Batman/Superman: World’s Finest) brings the magic!
The Flash #798
Tragedy befalls the West family, which uncovers a mystery that will take our favorite red-headed hero beyond time and space! Mister Terrific joins Wally along with a few surprise guests to help him on a mission to save the Flash Family!
The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #8
After getting hit by a train, the Joker awakens in the Gotham sewers, being cared for by…Solomon Grundy?! While his mind and body are recovering, the Clown Prince of Crime and his new sidekick learn they’re not the only monsters currently calling the sewers home! And the second Joker has set a course to find and destroy his alter ego…
All of these DC Comics titles hit comic books and digital on Tuesday, May 2nd.
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