>

DC Universe - May 2002


Select a Category:

| DC Feature Articles | Batman | Superman | DC Universe | Beyond the Universe/Mad Magazine |
| WildStorm/ABC/Homage | Vertigo | DC Direct | Complete Weekly Releases List |


May 1st
DC FIRST: SUPERMAN/LOBO
Written by Keith Giffen; art by Cliff Rathburn and Rob Leigh; cover by Kevin Nowlan

In stores May 1. Here it is! The first encounter between the Man of Steel and the Main Man! It's the story all Superman fans have been hoping we'd never show: the very first encounter between the Man of Steel and the Main Man! How did their great relationship start off so well? Why does Superman grit his teeth every time he hears the word "frag"? And why does Lobo hate this milksop planet we call Earth? Read it and weep! For more information, see the feature article.
48 pages, $3.50

Click For Larger Image
 
DOOM PATROL #8
Written by John Arcudi; art and cover by Tan Eng Huat

In stores May 1. A new Robotman comes to grips with the people who brought him back from the "dead," and the freak named Ava reveals a whole new side of herself. Plus the most unexpected story conclusion in the new DOOM PATROL's (seven issue) history!
32 pages, $2.50

Click For Larger Image
 
HAWKMAN #3
Written by James Robinson and Geoff Johns; art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; painted cover by Andrew Robinson

In stores May 1. The new series starring DC's Winged Warrior continues! Hawkman finds himself trapped on the wrong side of an inter-dimensional portal. Not only must he contend with Copperhead and the Shadow Thief, but he also must find the safest way between two ancient warring tribes in an East-Indian world, known only as the Battlelands. The name speaks for itself. His only hope for survival lies in Hawkgirl, who should be guarding the entrance, but her luck is running out...
32 pages, $2.50

Click For Larger Image
 
JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH CHRIS BACHALO CREATING CATWOMAN
Written by Stan Lee (lead story) and Michael Uslan (backup); art by Chris Bachalo and Richard Friend (lead) and Darwyn Cooke and Mike Allred (backup); covers by Bachalo and Friend (front) and Adam Hughes (back)

In stores May 1. [New Release Date: May 15] Chris Bachalo (STEAMPUNK, DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING) joins comics legend Stan Lee to introduce comics' sexiest new super-heroine! Joanie Jordan is a supermodel with a yearning to do more than pout prettily for the camera. But when an unexpected turn of events gives her the claws and agility of a cat, she learns that life on the catwalk was a breeze compared to life as a Catwoman! Plus, a backup story illustrated by Darwyn Cooke & Mike Allred! For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

Click For Larger Image
 
THE SPECTRE #17
Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art by Norm Breyfogle and Jim Royal; cover by Dave Johnson

In stores May 1. "Mystery in Space," Part 3 of 3. Helen's surprising manifestation of cosmic power leaves her young soul helplessly adrift in the depths of space, while, back on Earth, her body lies dying. Hal Jordan is confronted with an alien armada on a mission of destruction, and, as the Spectre, he must decide to save Helen's life, or prevent the armada from annihilating a brand new universe.
32 pages, $2.50

Look for the GOLDEN AGE SPECTRE BY ALEX ROSS POSTER and the SPECTRE STATUE, offered by DC Direct.

Click For Larger Image
 
YOUNG JUSTICE #45
Written by Peter David; art by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker; cover by Humberto Ramos

In stores May 1. The conclusion to the 5-part "World Without Young Justice!" The exciting crossover that ran last month through IMPULSE, ROBIN and SUPERBOY comes to a head as the alternate reality versions of Young Justice battle with the real team for their continued existence. Can our reality really handle two Young Justices?
32 pages, $2.50

Click For Larger Image
 
May 8th
DC FIRST: THE FLASH/SUPERMAN
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Rick Burchett and Prentis Rollins; cover by Kevin Nowlan

In stores May 8. It's a DC FIRST! Presenting the first race ever between Superman and the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick! One of the deadliest Flash foes ever, Kadabra, has forced our heroes to race against the clock to save the life of the latest Flash, Wally West! For more information, see the feature article.
48 pages, $3.50

Click For Larger Image
 
GREEN LANTERN #150
Written by Judd Winick; art by Dale Eaglesham , Pat Quinn, Rodney Ramos, and John Lowe; cover by Jim Lee

In stores May 8. Extra-sized issue! The end of Ion! The return of Green Lantern! But just who is going to wear the Green Lantern ring? As Kyle visits the moments in the past when various heroes have been given the Green Lantern ring, he must decide exactly how he can best serve the cause of good. With appearances from Hal Jordan (now the Spectre), Alan Scott, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, and others, this issue is the beginning of a whole new Green Lantern! For more information, see the feature article.
48 pages, $3.50

Look for the GREEN LANTERN HAL JORDAN ACTION FIGURE, the GREEN LANTERN GUARDIAN: GANTHET STATUE and the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: GREEN LANTERN JOHN STEWART MAQUETTE, offered by DC Direct.

Click For Larger Image
 
IMPULSE #86
Written by Todd Dezago; art by Carlo Barberi and Rich Faber; cover by Barberi and Wayne Faucher

In stores May 8. Following the "World Without Young Justice" crossover, Impulse has come to possess the near-infinite magical abilities of Bedlam! The most irresponsible, irrepressible, impulsive kid in the DC Universe is now its most powerful hero! This is a world in which Bart's every whim is made real. Look out!
32 pages, $2.50

Click For Larger Image
 
JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #7
Written by Len Kaminsky; art by Joe Staton and Rick Burchett; cover by Darwyn Cooke

In stores May 8. Meet the Fastest Fax Alive as the League's speediest member tries to save time by traveling through the telephone lines — and accidentally dials a fax machine by mistake! But being flat as a pancake isn't all it's cracked up to be, and when the fun of slipping under doorways wears off, the Flash thinks his career is over...until the Earth is invaded by amazingly thin creatures from the Second Dimension! Cover by Darwyn Cooke (CATWOMAN, BATMAN: EGO)!
32 pages, $1.99

Click For Larger Image
 
SUICIDE SQUAD #9
Written by Keith Giffen; art by Paco Medina and Joe Sanchez; cover by Michael Bair

In stores May 8. It's high noon in Washington, D.C., as Havana and the Wall go toe-to-toe. It's a battle of wits, and wait until you see who's got more ammunition. This issue gives an inside look into the life of Amanda Waller and a bit of background on the current Suicide Squad.
32 pages, $2.50

Look for an appearance of the Suicide Squad in SUPERMAN #182.

Click For Larger Image
 
May 15th
DC FIRST: GREEN LANTERN/GREEN LANTERN
Written by Ben Raab; art by Pete Woods and Rob Stull; cover by Kevin Nowlan

In stores May 15. [New Release Date: May 22] Retelling the very first meeting between the Golden Age and Silver Age Green Lanterns! Alan Scott and Hal Jordan team up to face the ancient Oan menace, Krona. Krona seeks to discover the origins of the universe, despite warnings that it would cause terrible destruction to the universe, and it's up to our pair of ring-slingers to stop him! For more information, see the feature article.
48 pages, $3.50

Click For Larger Image
 
DEADMAN #6
Written by Steve Vance; art by José Luis García-López and Josef Rubinstein; cover by García-López

In stores May 15. "Death and the Maiden," Part 2. Deadman is hot on the trail of his ghost-woman's killer. But will his discovery destroy his last chance for a love destined to last for all time?
32 pages, $2.50

 
LAB RATS #2
Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne

In stores May 15. John Byrne's newest experiment in teen heroics continues! What they thought was a vacation turns out to be anything but recreational when the all-too-human students from "the Campus" discover an amusement park that hides a terrifying secret — one that may cost the life of one of their own!
32 pages, $2.50

Click For Larger Image
 
THE POWER COMPANY #4
Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Tom Grummett and Prentis Rollins; cover by Grummett and Michael Bair

In stores May 15. The Power Company's offices are under attack! But who's left to hold the fort? Sapphire makes her entrance in its defense, but will her strength and guile be enough? It may be time for Josiah Power to reveal a little about himself or, in this case, the monster within.
32 pages, $2.50

Click For Larger Image
 
May 22nd
GREEN LANTERN: CIRCLE OF FIRE TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan, Scott Beatty, Jay Faerber, and Judd Winick; art by Norm Breyfogle, Trevor McCarthy, Pete Woods, Cary Nord, Ron Randall, Randy Green, Robert Teranishi, and various; cover by Nord and Mark Lipka

In stores May 22. Reprinting all seven issues of the GREEN LANTERN: CIRCLE OF FIRE event! A nightmarish creation from Green Lantern's childhood imagination has come to life. He is Oblivion, and he's on a direct course for Earth. Aided by six Green Lanterns from different time periods, Kyle Rayner must not only battle a foe from his childhood nightmares but his own inner demons and uncertainty as well. For more information, see the feature article.
224 pages, Trade Paperback, $17.95

Click For Larger Image
 
HAVEN: THE BROKEN CITY #6
Written by Ashley-Jayne Nicolaus and Matthew P. Schuster; art and painted cover by Ariel Olivetti

In stores May 22. The heroes of Haven explore the "skid road" formed by their city's arrival on Earth, hoping to find lost equipment and survivors from the crash. But the results of their search are nothing like what they expected, as they learn new and disturbing things about the natives of the world that is now home to DC's newest race of champions.
32 pages, (6 of 9), $2.50

Click For Larger Image
 
JSA #36
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Leonard Kirk and Keith Champagne; cover by Rags Morales

In stores May 22. "Stealing Thunder," Part 4 of 5. The penultimate chapter of the shocking, unpredictable storyline erupts as The Ultra-Humanite grinds down on the JSA. This one's a knock-down drag-out battle royale, where we see Hourman's new powers, witness Wildcat as he learns how to fly, and mourn innocence lost!
32 pages, $2.50

Click For Larger Image
 
THE LEGION #8
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art and cover by Olivier Coipel and Lanning

In stores May 22. [New Release Date: June 5] It's do or die for the Legion — and Earth — as the team unites in a final battle against Ra's al Ghul, who's successfully jump-started the Terrorform beings that will herald a forced premature evolution of mankind! However, a traitor waiting for the perfect moment to strike may affect the outcome for all involved!
32 pages, $2.50

 
WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC
Written by William Mouton Marston; art by H.G. Peter and Frank Godwin; cover by Peter

In stores May 22.  [New Release Date: June 26] Wonder Woman enters a prime period with this volume that includes the introduction of one of her most famous adversaries: The Cheetah! Also introduced is another great villain, Dr. Psycho — plus, the return of Mars, Lord Conquest, the Duke of Deception, and the Earl of Greed. This collection reprints SENSATION COMICS #18-24 and WONDER WOMAN #5-7, and features an introduction by noted comics historian Les Daniels. For more information, see the feature article.
228 pages, Hardcover, $49.95

Click For Larger Image
 
May 29th
DC FIRST: BATGIRL/THE JOKER
Written by Steven Grant; art by Bill Sienkiewicz and Terry Moore; cover by Kevin Nowlan

In stores May 29. When Oracle recounts her first encounter with the Joker as the original Batgirl, the current Batgirl gets it in her mind to challenge the Clown Prince of Crime to a duel. Uh-oh! Batman would not approve! For more information, see the feature article.
48 pages, $3.50

Click For Larger Image
 
THE FLASH #186
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins and Doug Hazlewood; cover by Brian Bolland

In stores May 29. "Crossfire," Part 3 of 5. The Thinker has "possessed" the Flash hoping to add Wally's speed to his computer-like mind. Meanwhile, the new Rogues run rampant throughout Central City!
32 pages, $2.25

Look for the POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES I: SILVER AGE FLASH VS. CAPTAIN COLD, offered by DC Direct.

Click For Larger Image
 
GREEN ARROW #15
Written by Kevin Smith; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner

In stores May 29. [New Release Date: July 24] Kevin Smith ends his run on GREEN ARROW with a bang! Truth be told, it's going to be a whole lotta' bangs. Smith never has ceased to amaze and surprise readers during his run on Green Arrow. He's taken Oliver Queen from Hell's gates to Heaven's fields in the "Quiver" storyline. He's shed new light on the underbelly of Star City and unfinished parts of Ollie's life. With this landmark fifteenth issue, Kevin Smith bids farewell to the hero he helped bring back from the dead.
32 pages, $2.50

 
GREEN LANTERN SECRET FILES #3
Written by Ben Raab, Judd Winick, Dan Curtis Johnson, and various; art by Jamal Igle, Greg Scott, Martin Nodell, Brent Anderson, Philip Bond, Mick Gray, and various; cover by Jim Lee

In stores May 29. After the cataclysmic events of GREEN LANTERN #150, explore the past and ever-changing present of Kyle Rayner and DC's other ring bearers! While Kyle fights a dangerous new foe, Jade's discovery of a different ring from Kyle's past causes her to have worries about their relationship (written by Ben Raab with art by Jamal Igle & Dan Davis). Plus: Chase and the DEO investigate the corrupting power of the various Green Lantern rings (written by Dan Curtis Johnson with art by Greg Scott & Mick Gray); the first-ever look at Kyle Rayner's "City Dwellers" comic strip (written by Judd Winick with art by Philip Bond); an Alan Scott pinup by Golden Age Green Lantern artist Martin Nodell; and profiles of Kyle's enemies and allies! For more information, see the feature article.
48 pages, $4.95

 
JLA #66
Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen

In stores May 29. From the present to the past, from the moon to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, come a pair of warrior-priests the likes of which the world hasn't seen in thousands of years. These lords of the Earth, from kingdoms that predate history, have no patience for the lowly members of the Justice league — and have very violent ways of expressing themselves! This newest danger is only the precursor of the menace that will haunt the JLA for many months to come...
32 pages, $2.25

Look for the POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES I: MARTIAN MAHUNTER DELUXE SET and the GOLDEN AGE DR. FATE BY ALEX ROSS POSTER, offered by DC Direct.

Click For Larger Image
 
THE TITANS #41
Written by Jay Faerber; art by Peter Grau and Ray Kryssing; cover by Barry Kitson

In stores May 29. The Titans all thought she was autistic. But now Nikki, the silent member of the D.E.O. Orphanage kids, reveals the true nature of her powers — launching the Titans on an adventure that will change not only their lives, but their sense of reality as well!
32 pages, $2.50

Click For Larger Image
 
WONDER WOMAN #181
Written by Phil Jimenez; art by Roy Allan Martinez, Jimenez and Andy Lanning; cover by Jimenez and José Villarrubia

In stores May 29. As Villainy, Inc. takes over the Atlantean city of Shamballa, Wonder Woman liberates the prisoners of Skartaris. Can she unite the warring people of the lost world and lead them to victory? Plus, the continuing back-up (illustrated by Phil Jimenez) featuring Troia's quest to find out what happened to Fury.
32 pages, $2.25

Look for the POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES I: SILVER AGE WONDER WOMAN VS. CHEETAH, WONDER WOMAN POSTER and the POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES I: FIRESTORM & RED TORNADO, offered by DC Direct.

Click For Larger Image
 
Relist
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR (1975) — relist
Written by John Broome, Gardner Fox, Bob Kanigher, and Julius Schwartz; art by Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson, and various
In stores May 15. Reoffered to coincide with the JSA VILLAINS: VANDAL SAVAGE ACTION FIGURE, this 100-page replica reprint Spectacular features the JSA against not only Savage, but a slew of deadly adversaries!
96 pages, $6.95
 
GREEN LANTERN: BAPTISM OF FIRE TP — relist
Written by Ron Marz; art by Daryl Banks, Paul Pelletier, and Romeo Tanghal; cover by Banks and Terry Austin

In stores May 22. Reoffered to coincide with the release of GREEN LANTERN: CIRCLE OF FIRE TP, this trade paperback reprints GREEN LANTERN #59, 66, 67, 70-75, and features Kyle Rayner's adventures with other DC heroes including the Flash, Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, Adam Strange, Batman, and Robin.
208 pages, Trade Paperback, $12.95