We are barely into the fourth quarter of 2010, but DC Comics are already releasing the preview listings for comics shipping in January 2011. January is often the focus of a linking theme or event across the DC titles and this time it is the characters themselves. Each title has an iconic pin-up cover with the hero or heroes in front of a large version of their logo.
There are a series of one shots in January that focus of significant players for the year ahead. These one shots include the Starman/Congorilla oneshot that James Robinson had announced at the recent New York Comic Con. JLA #53 and Starman/Congorilla are part of the “JLA Omega” story starting in JLA #50 which features the JLA teaming up with the Crime Syndicate to fight a new villain called the Omega Man.
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #53
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by MARK BAGLEY, ROB HUNTER & NORM RAPMUND
Cover by MARK BAGLEY & ROB HUNTER
1:10 Variant cover by DAVID MACK
The final chapter of “JLA Omega” arrives as the World’s Greatest Heroes and the Crime Syndicate struggle for survival. But the Syndicate’s betrayal of their own pact results in a final, savage confrontation – and Ultraman does some betraying of his own! Can the JLA defeat Omega Man, the harbinger of death? Can they save the Crime Syndicate’s world and the Tangent Universe? And in the midst of this war between good and evil, which side will Dark Supergirl choose?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale JANUARY 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
STARMAN /CONGORILLA #1
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by BRETT BOOTH
Cover by GENE HA
In this tie-in to the “JLA Omega” storyline, the new blue and gold team of Congorilla and Mikaal Tomas work to unlock the secrets behind the toxic Omega Man’s dark energy, which encases Washington D.C. To do this they must embark on a quest to find the Fountain of Youth, encountering diverse heroes from the DCU along the way including Animal Man, Sirocco and a certain wonder dog named Rex. And all the while, Mikaal and Congorilla must outrun and outwit a cadre of terrorist assassins from Gorilla City. This is a breakneck chase through the DCU, but with a serious end-goal – saving the lives of their fellow members of the JLA!
ONE-SHOT • On sale JANUARY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Additionally Justice League appearances for January include Batman Beyond #1 – a new on-going series by Adam Beechen which guest-stars the future Justice League in its first issue – and Batman Confidential #52 – by Mark Guggenheim which looks back at Batman’s first encounter with the Justice League.