Is Jim Lee’s Addiction To Foldouts Getting Out Of Control?

Bleeding Cool reported plenty from DC Comics from yesterday’s Diamond retailer breakfast at New York Comic-Con. Catch up with all the information from all manner of publishers right here.

But a few bits slipped past us. ┬áHere’s one.

Firstly that the new series spinning out of Metal, and dubbed the New Age Of DC Heroes, The Immortal Men, Damage and The Silencer will each launch with a vertical foldout cover. I can feel the hands of DC co-publisher Jim Lee on that one – he does like a foldout, that man.

Remember X-Men?

And more X-Men?

And WildCATS?

And more WildCATS?

And Justice League?

Maybe someone should call an intervention. It is harder though, Jim Lee is co-publisher. And if you sit him down at a table with a circle of chairs to address his issues when it comes to expanding the page from its limits by spending money on complicated printing and origami, he’ll just whip out a pack of cards and start dealing for a high end poker game.

Any ideas what can be done?

(W) James TynionIV (A/CA) Jim Lee, Scott Williams
“THE END OF FOREVER” part one! There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time…and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years-but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope-an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden’s emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men’s survival-but will Conquest get to him first?
RATED T+In Shops: Dec 06, 2017
SRP: $2.99

(W) Robert Venditti (A/CA) Tony S. Daniel, Danny Miki
Tasked as the government’s own living, breathing, ticking time bomb, Ethan retains no control when the monster takes over. Cheaper than a nuclear warhead and twice as effective, Ethan fights to rein in the damage he unleashes when the beast inside him springs free for one hour a day. With everyone around him in danger, Ethan struggles to contain the DAMAGE he inflicts on the DC Universe.
RATED T+In Shops: Dec 20, 2017
SRP: $2.99

(W) Dan Abnett (A/CA) Sandra Hope, John Romita
“CODE OF HONOR” part one! She’s one of the DC Universe’s deadliest assassins…and you’ve never heard of her. Super-strong, highly trained, armed with devastating and stealthy meta-human abilities, the Silencer is virtually invincible. Or at least she was. After decades as Leviathan’s chief assassin, Honor Guest put in her time and managed to get out with her skin intact. Now she lives a normal life with a normal family in a normal house on a normal street. But the past has come back to haunt her in the form of her old employer and a deadly new mission…and Talia Al Ghul won’t take no for an answer.
RATED T+In Shops: Jan 10, 2018
SRP: $2.99


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