Brian Bendis and Continuity in DC Comics May 2019 Solicitations

Brian Bendis and Continuity in DC Comics May 2019 Solicitations

Posted by February 18, 2019 Comment

It was the DC Comics May 2019 Solicitations for Young Justice #3 that got my antennae twitching.

YOUNG JUSTICE 5
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Art by PATRICK GLEASON and KRIS ANKA
Gemworld rips in half as Dark Opal battles the teen heroes of Young Justice as this huge, in-continuity epic continues. White Robin, Amethyst, Impulse, Teen Lantern and Superboy, fight for their freedom, the secrets of Jenny Hex, Jonah Hex’s great. greet-grandaughter, are revealed – and it is a DC Universe dewy! ON SALE 05.01.19 S3.99 32 PAGES FC  RATED T+

How many comics have to say that they are in continuity? But with Tim Drake being referred to as Robin rather than Red Robin or similar, let along the appearance of Superboy, there has been some doubt.

But then we take a look over in Action Comics, also by Bendis. Which tells us…

ACTION COMICS #1011
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Art and cover by STEVE EPTING varaint cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL Leviathan wins. After the destruction of anyone and everyone who could stand in its way, from Lois Lone’s military father, Sam Lone, Co agencies such os Spyral and  Checkmate – the newly reorganized and amped-up evil organization stands ready to topple oven the Man of Steel! With a shocking conclusion that’ll affect the entire DC Universe over the summer, don’t miss the epic and unexpected conclusion to ‘Leviathan Rising.’

Okay, so, it will affect the entire DC Universe? And Colonel Sam Lane has been destroyed in the run-up to it? Well, has Bendis been paying attention to what happens in Doomsday Clock, set in the near future which DC Comics is meant to be catching up to?

Because in that unauthorised sequel to Watchmen, by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, Sam Lane seems absolutely fine.

We know that Young Justice is in DC continuity. But is Action Comics?

Though I confess I enjoyed the recent frustration fight with Mongul in the recent Superman…

…being the same battle we saw in Naomi #1.

She’s heading to some kind of continuity revelation in May as well…

NAOMI *5
written by BRIAN MICHAEL BEND’S and DAVID F. WALKER Art and Cover by JAMAL CAMPBELL

This is it. In this issue, all secrets are revealed! Who is Naomi? Where did she come from? What con she do? And what does it mean for the rest of the DC Universe? It’s the one you’ve been waiting lot from Bendis, Walker and Campbell.

 

 

 

 

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(Last Updated February 18, 2019 3:16 pm )

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