Looking Forward to Looking Back, Vol. 8
Here I am with a late edition this week of all things classic in comics, and so that it doesn't get any later on this last Monday in November I'm just going to spotlight two collected editions from DC Comics that I'm jazzed to see on the schedule for next year!
First up, DC will finally release a new book in their Crisis on Multiple Earths series! If you ever wanted to read the classic "Crisis Crossover" adventures of the Justice League of America, these are the books for you. This series has reprinted everything from the League's very first meeting of their Golden Age predecessors, the Justice Society of America(Earth Two), a search across time to find the Seven Soldiers of Victory, meeting the Freedom Fighters of Earth-X, meeting Captain Marvel and the heroes of Earth-S, and a time-crossed team-up with the Legion of Super-Heroes! Not a bad bunch of adventures, eh? DC states that this new volume will feature the Justice League of America and the Justice Society of America "encountering the some of DC's war and western characters, including Jonah Hex and Enemy Ace. Then, the teams must find the traitor within their own ranks. And finally, the JLA and JSA join forces with The New Gods to stop the evil might of Darkseid." This collection will run 176 pages and is due to arrive in the spring of 2010.
The last item I have tonight is word that DC Comics' defunct plans to publish a Showcase Presents Great Disasters volume featuring the Atomic Knights has shifted to a plan to release to these stories now as a hardcover collection in colour! If you've never read these tales before DC describes the series as such:
"Originally presented at the height of the Cold War, the adventures of the Atomic Knights begin in 1986, after the U.S. has been devastated by a "hydrogen war." The survivors were protected by Sgt. Gardner Grayle and his band of Atomic Knights, who wore suits of armor that had been treated with radiation, rendering them impervious to futuristic threats. The Knights traveled the country, helping citizens rebuild their lives while battling menaces including the would-be tyrant the Black Baron, the cavemen of New York, giant mutant plants and more."
This collection will also arrive in stores this spring.
Well, that's all for this edition!
Until next time...