So, technically books don't come out until tomorrow, Thursday, but this is my Wednesday series, so deal..
All DC books this week, and all at the $2.99 price point. It's weeks like this when I realize how much the $3.99 books do impact my wallet on a weekly basis.
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art and Cover by TONY DANIEL
1:10 "DC 75th Anniversary"
Variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
Celebrating the "Return of Bruce Wayne"! Those closest to The Dark Knight look back on the legacy he has created. Featuring appearances by Alfred, Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Damian Wayne, Selina Kyle and more!
Well, Bruce is back, but not...quite...yet. I'm not even sure how I actually feel about it, because the books were pretty solid with Dick Grayson under the cowl, and Bruce Wayne being back just brings us one step closer to that God-awful Batman, Inc.
Batman and Robin #14
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by FRAZER IRVING
Cover by FRANK QUITELY
1:25 variant cover by FRAZER IRVING
In "Batman Must Die!" part 2 of 3, one of our heroes lies near death! Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne enter the ultimate, blood-soaked battle against two foes who almost destroyed the original Batman. Are the new Dynamic Duo up to this final confrontation with absolute evil? If they can't truly bond as a team, they're dead!
Speaking of how well things were going with Dick...here's what's, honestly, his flagship title. I just don't get how Morrison can make this work so well, and then drop the ball with Bruce. Although I am liking the Return of Bruce Wayne series.
Booster Gold #36
Written by KEITH GIFFEN & J.M. DEMATTEIS
Art by PAT OLLIFFE
Cover by KEVIN MAGUIRE
Blue Beetle is in trouble, and Booster Gold must decide whether to save his best friend in the past or continue his crusade against Maxwell Lord's growing power in the present. Can one man out of time do both?
Giffen and DeMatteis are rockstars. One of the most solid, entertaining books out there.
Green Lantern #57
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY
1:10 White Lantern Variant cover by RYAN SOOK,
FERNANDO PASARIN and JOEL GOMEZ
BRIGHTEST DAY continues as what readers have been asking for finally arrives: a male Star Sapphire in the form of the Predator. But how is this entity unlike the others? And what does it want with Carol Ferris? Meanwhile, the White Lantern is defended by an unlikely hero…
Is that what we've been asking for? I think I've been asking for Brightest Day, a crossover with good ideas that's drawn on far too long, to end. Johns is such a solid writer, you never feel cheated, but this is starting to drag, Geoff.
Red Robin #16
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art and Cover by MARCUS TO & RAY MCCARTHY
The new Anarky has his own version of Red Robin's Hit List! Ulysses Armstrong has made a record of Gotham City teens who could be Red Robin – and he's murdering them one by one. With an incapacitated Tim Drake crossed off his list, can Red Robin stop Anarky before the villain attacks his next target? And with the deaths of innocents weighing on his conscience, how far will Red Robin go to cross Anarky off his own Hit List?
Finally someone saw the sense to bring back Tim Drake/Robin III's real arch enemy, Anarky! Now, I am a little sad it's not the original Anarky, Lonnie Machin (who was popular and interesting enough to even get his own series), but I'm willing to see what they bring us with this new version.
Red Robin is truly the little series that could. It's become one of my favorites, and completely unexpectedly.