Tuesday, June 17, 2008

DC's September Solicits

Another month, and another list of releases from the Big Two. With September, Final Crisis reaches the mid-way point, and all the ridiculous tie-ins and mini-series gets even more numerous and questionable quality becomes the name of the game.

In terms of the solicits, there's only one thing that stands out: Final Crisis 4.
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by J.G. Jones and Carlos Pacheco
Covers by J.G. Jones
It's one month after the Anti-Life Equation was released worldwide. Millions now toil as slaves of Darkseid, while the Justifier shock troops of Apokolips lay waste to the planet Earth and hunt down its protectors.
The remaining free humans and superheroes are stationed around the world, besieged within the walls of ten very familiar 'Watchtowers', as they fight a desperate, losing battle against the triumphant forces of evil.
While Green Arrow and Black Canary attempt to deliver the secret of humanity's last hope across America's blasted wastelands, the Outsiders brave the horrors of the Bludhaven bunker in search of Batman. The ultimate battle is coming...but which heroes will become villain – and vice versa? And what part do the Secret Society have to play in the dawning of this new Age of Evil?
Darkness is falling and death rules the day. Is this truly the end of the Age of Super Heroes? Don't miss FINAL CRISIS #4: “How to Murder the Earth!”
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by J.G. Jones that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale September 17 • 4 of 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
I mean, read that synopsis and tell me you don't want to read it. This sounds so balls-to-the-wall that I almost want to time-travel to read it. Yeah, it may have started slow, but it seems that come the third and fourth issue of Final Crisis, we're going to be kicking ass and taking names.

Unfortunately, that's it for September. Not much else. Sorry, DC, but my money is going elsewhere.

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