When Bleeding Cool first teased the contents of Batman #50, we mentioned the preponderance of references to comic book creator names — always a feature of Gotham, but in this issue weaponised for nostalgia and tipping the hat, just as the comic tears off into a new future.
But it seems like it’s catching.
These are the references that Batman #50 gives you, homaging Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson, Steve Englehart, Gerry Conway, Gardner Fox, Dennis O’Neil, and Bob Kane.
But today#s Immortal Hulk #2 gives us a diner named after Sal Buscema…
And X-Men Gold #31 clumsily combines Chris Claremont and John Byrne into… well…
…as the issue heads towards Days Of Future Past.
(W) Tom King (A) David Finch, Joelle Jones, Mitch Gerads, Rafael Albuquerque, Neal Adams, Andy Kubert, Becky Cloonan, Ty Templeton, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Frank Miller, Lee Bermejo (A/CA) Mikel Janin
It’s the wedding you never thought you’d see! The Batrimony is real as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are set to tie the knot in a can’t-miss, extra-length milestone issue that will reshape Gotham City. All their friends (and a few enemies?) will be party to a comic book coupling for the ages. Superstar scribe Tom King officiates the sure-to-be-offbeat nuptials, joined by an all-star lineup of guest classic Bat-artists doffing their hats to the lucky couple in a series of pre-wedding flashback scenes sure to set the romantic mood.In Shops: Jul 04, 2018 SRP: $4.99
X-MEN GOLD #31
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) Pere Perez (CA) Phil Noto
• The cake’s been cut, the band’s gone home, and the biggest X-Wedding in history is finally a done deal!
• I’m not crying, you’re crying! And so is one of the X-Men!
• And those aren’t tears of joy: You won’t believe which X-Man calls it quits!
Rated T+ In Shops: Jul 04, 2018
IMMORTAL HULK #2
(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
A random small-town tragedy. A mystery illness that spreads with grief. A green glow on a lonely mountain. Three puzzle pieces that fit together to make a nightmare. And the only mind on Earth than can connect them up…belongs to the Immortal Hulk.
Rated T+In Shops: Jul 04, 2018