Have I said I really appreciate DC "drawing the line at $2.99?"
Batman #707 $2.99
Art and Cover by TONY DANIEL
Batman uncovers the secrets of Gotham City's founding fathers and the secrets hidden within the city's foundation. In a captivating turn of events, The Dark Knight finds that he alone holds the key to stopping the cataclysmic events that loom over Gotham. Don't miss this stunning finale guest-starring I-Ching and Peacock, a spectacular new heroine from the Far East!
Oh, Peacock has "Batman: Incorporated" written all over her.
"Secrets of Gotham City's founding fathers?" You know what that means...Wayne family dirty laundry!
Booster Gold #41 $2.99
Art and Cover by CHRIS BATISTA & RICH PERROTTA
A new threat from another time attacks Booster again – for the first time! Unfortunately, this threat catches Booster in Rip Hunter's lab, and the bunker takes enough of a beating to put everybody out of time-traveling commission for a long while!
I like that the time travel gag is actually getting turned around on Booster and Rip Hunter. It's nice to see that they're not the only ones messing around in the time stream.
Although, I swear to God, if it's the return of that time-traveling Blue Beetle ("again - for the first time!"), I will be seriously disappointed. we just got over the Ted Kord thing, let it rest for a while.
Brightest Day #20 $2.99
Art by IVAN REIS, PATRICK GLEASON,
ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK & JOE PRADO
Covers by DAVID FINCH & SCOTT WILLIAMS
1:10 Variant Covers by IVAN REIS
The BRIGHTEST DAYS are numbered as this best-selling series heads toward its shocking conclusion, and fans won't want to miss a single page of the action! "Aquawar" breaks out with Aquaman, Mera, Aqualad and a surprise guest star facing off against the terrorist forces of Black Manta and Siren to keep the vast waters of the world from sinking the United States!
"The BRIGHTEST DAYS are numbered..."
You might think that by issue #20 of a 26-issue mini-series, I'd have some cohesive idea of what, y'know, the point of it all is.
...You might think that.
A shocking conclusion really ain't gonna be to hard, because you've given us no reason or way to understand what's gonna happen.
Green Lantern #62 (Brightest Day) $2.99
Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE & CHRISTIAN ALAMY
1:10 Variant cover by GENE HA
Starting with this issue, 2011 becomes the year of Green Lantern, and we're kicking it off with the shocking conclusion to "New Guardians"! Hal Jordan and Sinestro must make a great sacrifice in an attempt to protect the entities. But the future of Hal Jordan and the Corps falls into doubt when they're betrayed by one of their own! The drums are beating, the tensions are rising and the upcoming WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS is set to ignite!
Oh, joy...another Green Lantern crossover.
I shouldn't be so negative, they've had a pretty good record so far. Only Brightest Day has really been a flop.
Justice League of America #54 $2.99
Art by BRETT BOOTH & NORM RAPMUND
Cover by BRETT BOOTH
1:10 Variant Cover by DAVID MACK
"The Rise of Eclipso" begins here as the dark energies that have surrounded Earth are harnessed once more to usher in the great Lord of Darkness! And it looks like the corruption of all mankind starts with the members of the Justice League! When things go dark, which teammate poses the greatest threat to mankind – Obsidian or Jade?
So, our new, Teen Titans-esque JLA is gonna take on Eclipso, and sibling heroes Jade and Obsidian represent some sort of threat....
Wait, hasn't that last bit been in every JLA story Robinson's generated for this title?
The Spirit #11 $2.99
Art by MORITAT
Cover by LADRÖNN
Has the Octopus gone soft? New York godfather Shonder Zeev thinks so, and he intends to cut in on Central City's action and dismantle the truce the Octopus has with Commissioner Dolan - by sending an unlikely assassin to end Dolan himself!
This series is rapidly getting to that "Jonah Hex point" with me. Yeah, some issues have been better than others, but there's never been a stinker.