There is a long history of synchronous development between Marvel and DC Comics. Doom Patrol and X-Men happened at the same time, so did Man-Thing and Swamp Thing. Then there was the time Captain America and Batman were both shot and died with a magic gun, only to be sent back through time, fighting their way back to the present. And both Justice League and SHIELD were building a planetary defense system at the same time.
It’s the zeitgeist, steam-engine time, whatever you want to call it.
Well, this Wednesday I have the tip-off that it may happen again. That the ending to this week’s Avengers #1 is going to be very similar to DC Nation #0’s Justice League story. And look like they may be setting up very similar thematic storylines… and lots of excuses for big splash pages to come.
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES –
courtesy of JASON AARON and ED McGUINNESS!
Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials.
Behold the coming of the Final Host.
Who will answer the call to assemble for a wild new era of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Hint: one of them has a flaming skull for a head. And what strange, world-shaking connection exists between the Final Host and Odin’s ancient band of Prehistoric Avengers?
Rated T+In Shops: May 02, 2018
DC NATION #0 JLA VAR ED
(W) Tom King, Scott Snyder, James TynionIV, Joshua Williamson, Brian Michael Bendis (A) Clay Mann, Jos? Luis Garc?a-L?pez (A/CA) Jorge Jimenez
These stories will appear only in this comic book and will not be reprinted in another comic book before each series’ collected editions. Only the first printing of this issue will have a cover price of $0.25. This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, this special comic priced at just $0.25 US features three brand-new stories from a lineup of superstar talent-and each tale serves as a prelude to some of the biggest DC events of 2018!
First, find out how The Joker reacts when he discovers Catwoman has turned her back on crime and plans to marry his archnemesis. Can the Clown Prince of Crime stand to see Batman happy? Writer Tom King and artist Clay Mann set up the events that lead to BATMAN #50!
Then, DARK NIGHTS: METAL shook the DC Universe to its deepest foundations-now it’s time to rejoin legendary writer Scott Snyder, along with all-star artist Jorge Jimenez and co-writers James Tynion IV and Joshua Williamson, for the prelude to JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! Discover what universe-shattering mysteries have emerged from the most wondrous and chaotic corners of the cosmos to hunt the Justice League in DC’s summer blockbuster event!
And get your first glimpse at Superman’s new world in this exclusive preview of the upcoming six-issue miniseries MAN OF STEEL, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by José Luis García-López. With Truth, Justice and the American Way all under attack, both Superman and Clark Kent find there’s never been a more important time to stand up for what they believe in.In Shops: May 02, 2018