After a strong first week of their daily Digital First comic releases, DC are looking to capitalise on that initial momentum as they head into week two, with creators like Gail Simone, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Aaron Lopresti, Paul Pelletier, Rob Venditti, Mark Russell and many, many more bringing us a book a day from some of the publisher’s most iconic heroes.
Speaking about the initial announcement, DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee said “Comic book fans want more access to content than ever before. This strategy is intended to get daily content to fans immediately, and also to ensure that when comic shops open back up for business, they will have new content and product that their customers will want. In the meantime, we will have properly stoked and protected the demand for comics, keeping fans interested in our characters and stories.”
With a lower price point (£0.99) and a slightly shorter page count (16 pages), these releases should hopefully help satiate DC comic fans while the disruptions to the Diamond-led direct market caused by the ongoing Coronavirus/Covid-19 situation continue.
And to help whet your appetite for this coming week, we’re throw in some solicitation info and preview art for the books set for release in the next seven days.
Monday 27th April – Superman: The Man of Tomorrow #2 (ComiXology)
“Against the Odds” by Rob Venditti, Paul Pelletier, Drew Hennessy, Adriano Lucas and Clayton Cowles
Someone is running bets on Superman’s exploits throughout Metropolis and putting ordinary citizens in harm’s way. Can Superman locate this villainous gambler in time or will the house take all?!
Tuesday 28th April – Batman: Gotham Nights #2 (ComiXology)
“Bad Actors” by Michael Grey, Ryan Benjamin, Richard Friend, Alex Sinclair and Troy Peteri
It’s a mad dash as Batman races to stop a murderous plan—but when the villain is revealed to be in two places at once, and the victim turns out to be not so innocent, Batman must make the ultimate choice in a fight against Clayface.
Wednesday 29th April – Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #2 (ComiXology)
“The Curse of K2” by Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran, Hi-Fi and Travis Lanham
Wonder Woman must rescue Lois Lane on an expedition to the treacherous mountain K2! Lois is hot on the trail of a missing group of female climbers who are hoping to conquer the peak. But what dangers lurk in k2’s snow-covered caverns—and can Princess Diana keep the Daily Planet’s intrepid reporter safe?
Thursday 30th April – Aquaman: Deep Dives #2 (ComiXology)
“Sea Devils” by Michael Grey, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, Hi-Fi and Wes Abbott
Aquaman and the Sea Devils team up to stop a group of polluters—and a radioactive creature from the deep!
Friday 1st May – Flash: Fastest Man Alive #2 (ComiXology)
“Run Like There’s No Tomorrow” by Gail Simone, Clayton Henry, Marcelo Maiolo and Rob Leigh
A time-traveling soldier arrives in Central City and her mission is to kill the Fastest Man Alive! But what is it that the Flash did (or will do) to destroy her world—and is there a way he can prevent it without dying?
Saturday 2nd May – DC Super Hero Girls: Infinite Frenemies #2 (ComiXology)
“Panicked at the Disco” by Amanda Deibert, Erich Owen and Gabriela Downie
It’s time for the greatest teenage tradition of them all: the school formal! But when Livewire attacks and sets everyone’s toes a-tapping, the girls will have to put on their dancing shoes to save the day!
Sunday: Swamp Thing: New Roots #2 (ComiXology)
“Everything Eats, Everything Dies!” by Mark Russell, Marco Santucci, John Kalisz and Dave Sharpe
Swamp Thing scours the bayou when an old friend goes missing, but all the while, an unexpected enemy is coming for Swamp Thing himself…