OK, so first off: that ending of METAL #1 — FREAKIN’ HUGE, right? We gotta tell ya now: if you’ve never read THE SANDMAN, and are wondering just why we’re so crazy excited about how issue #1 ended; then do yourselves a favor and pop by the shop this week and scoop SANDMAN VOL.1 when you grab METAL #2! Just trust us!
OK, now, moving ahead here — METAL #2 is totally crazy awesome in every way you could imagine.
The dream team of SNYDER, CAPULLO and GLAPION (BATMAN: Court of Owls and so much more!) continue to deliver what is easily the biggest, best DC Comics event since BLACKEST NIGHT, and we are PUMPED for what’s coming next!
As Superman and Wonder Woman hunt for a missing ally, Batman investigates a mystery spanning centuries.
When the World’s Greatest Detective discovers a foe even greater than the Justice League could possibly imagine, will Earth’s heroes be ready?
What’s METAL all about? Spinning out of a mystery that Batman has been investigating ever since the very first issue of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s run that began with THE COURT OF OWLS, and has continued into Rebirth with the recent revelations from THE BUTTON storyline, METAL is the culmination of everything that all star BATMAN creative team Snyder and Capullo have been building towards for the last few years.
Whether it’s Nth Metal or Doctor Fate’s helmet – there’s a lot of strange and mysterious metals in the DC Universe that do strange and mysterious things.
And, there’s something about them that’s connected to the entirety of the DCU Multiverse in a big way.
You better believe BATMAN has been on top of this from the get go — but, now, the very DARK MATTER that he’s been investigating is beginning to seep into the reality of the current DC Universe… and with it, it’s bringing something very interesting: the Dark Multiverse.
Just like there’s 52 Earths, and a different reality for each – there’s a dark side to these worlds, a dark multiverse, and as it’s tentacles extend into the DC Universe.. they’re changing it in a very frightening way.
All the mysteries you’ve been waiting to see come to light, from the myster of the THREE JOKERS, to the long-time intrigue surrounding things like Hawkman and Nth Metal.. it’s all going to be explored here in METAL!
Even more exciting — this storyline delivers the first real crisis of the Rebirth era, as the DC Universe finds itself terraformed into a horrific mirror of itself.
Didn’t think Gotham couldn’t get any scarier? Wait until you see it after the Dark Matter has had its way with it.
Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issue 1, along with the preludes DARK DAYS: FORGE and CASTING, in stock now!
GENERATIONS: PHOENIX #1 continues to pave the road to MARVEL: LEGACY
With MARVEL LEGACY, Marvel is taking a very similar approach to DC’s REBIRTH and we cannot wait! The mysteries of the VANISHING POINT and the absence of Marvel’s greatest heroes continues to unfold!
Third Eye Faithful, we are so pumped about MARVEL LEGACY! Following hot on the heels of DC Comics’s own very cool return to their roots, DC REBIRTH, Marvel is bringing back many of their most iconic characters and thrusting them into the spotlight, alongside the next generation of heroes they’ve built over the last decade!
A blending of the things that have made MARVEL COMICS amazing for so many years combined with the cutting edge, innovative storytelling and world building that’s made Marvel so unique since the 2000s began – Marvel LEGACY is shaping up to be quite possibly the most exciting thing that we’ve seen the publisher do. Period.
We know that you’re like us, and CANNOT wait for LEGACY to start.. well, get ready to get an early look at the overall theme and tone of LEGACY with Marvel’s upcoming GENERATIONS series – a limited 10-issue series featuring special team-up one-shot issues pairing the return of a classic Marvel icon with their modern-day next generation counter part.
What’s really interesting about Marvel GENERATIONS is that many of the characters featured… have been MIA for quite some time, whether either dead or trapped somewhere else – but: this is legit. The characters you see returning here are the real deal, and these stories do happen – and LEGACY is going to be a big part of what explains how it happens.
The fun continues this week, as the mysteries of the strange purgatory where many of Marvel’s most iconic heroes have been trapped as the prime representations of themselves, THE VANISHING POINT, is explored!
In GENERATIONS PHOENIX #1, teenage Jean Grey is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid the fate that befell her predecessor.
But when Jean is cast through time into the VANISHING POINT and comes face-to-face with the newly possessed Phoenix, will she find the key to saving herself…or learn that her fate is sealed?
What does this all mean to the cataclysmic events of GENERATIONS that are on the way? Find out in this week’s GENERATIONS PHOENIX #1!
MISTER MIRACLE #1 from superstar TOM KING (BATMAN, VISION, SHERIFF OF BABYLON) and MITCH GERADS (SHERIFF OF BABYLON) is quite simply the best darn comic you’ll read this Summer.
A true modern classic in the waiting – do NOT sleep on what is going to be one of the most exciting DC limited series of 2017. Trust us: you’ll love this book.
We’ve been so pumped for MISTER MIRACLE from TOM KING and MITCH GERADS since we first saw glimpses of it, and we gotta tell ya, Third Eye Faithful: it lives up to the hype in a BIG BIG BIG way!
In the spirit of iconic Vertigo riffs on superheroes like Grant Morrison’s ANIMAL MAN, Alan Moore’s SWAMP THING, and Tom King’s own VISION – the new MISTER MIRACLE is a dark, fascinating modern world take on the world of DC’s NEW GODS.
Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived.
So great that he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former female fury known as Big Barda.
Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques.
He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks.
You might say Scott Free has everything…so why isn’t it enough?
Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick – except one.
He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.
There are comics that practically crackle with that pure magic energy that makes for a stunning story – and the new MISTER MIRACLE is one of those books. Do NOT sleep
SECRET EMPIRE #3 delivers an incredible third act, as Marvel’s best “event” story in ages continues!
Do NOT sleep on SECRET EMPIRE – this series has us hooked!
We gotta tell ya. Marvel is killing it with SECRET EMPIRE. The twists and turns in every issue have been MASSIVE, and this may be the most well-crafted “event” story we’ve seen from Marvel in ages.
In this week’s issue #3, under constant attack from wave after wave of invading Chitauri aliens, Captain Marvel and the deep space task force under her command is waging a war of attrition – one they may not be able to survive!
And back on Earth, things aren’t looking too rosy for Hawkeye and his band of renegade heroes, either!
With SECRET EMPIRE setting the stage for Marvel’s major GENERATIONS initiative that begins in the Fall — we’re telling you now: you do NOT want to miss one second of this storyline, as it’s going to go down as equally as important to the Marvel Universe as CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS was to the DC UNIVERSE.
On top of all that: it’s just really really good. The art team of Sorrentino, Rod Reis, and McNiven is out of this world, and Nick Spencer brings a fast-paced, action-packed storytelling to Marvel’s biggest icons in a major way. Not to mention it’s pretty darn cool to see the heroes of the Marvel U uniting together to fight against legit bad guys again, and we both know that Hydra are some of the baddest!
Wanna get caught up? We’ve got issues 0, 1 & 2 in stock now to get you current!
Check out the New Releases page to see what other comics are in Watchtower Heroes store this this week and get a preview.
After the totally awesome beginnings in last week’s X-MEN PRIME one-shot (available and in stock now, snag your’s this week!) — things continue in the flagship X-MEN GOLD #1, which serves as the flagship of all the new X-Titles!
With a team led by KITTY PRYDE, and featuring STORM, COLOSSUS, NIGHTCRAWLER, OLD MAN LOGAN, and RACHEL GREY – this is definitely the big, bold, and very superhero-centric X-MEN title.
We’re talking bad guys galore, as rumors are already swirling about the return of the classic BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS and much more.
A lot less focus on the hero vs hero conflicts and X-MEN vs. Inhuman conflicts, and a more traditional return to the kind of X-MEN comics you remember — do NOT sleep on X-MEN GOLD!