Saturday, April 17, 2010

''And Did Those Feet in Ancient Time ...'' - Batman Solicits July 2010

It's been warm and sunny over the past few days in my particular corner of this green and pleasant land and as such I've been making the most of the good weather and haven't spent much time either reading or writing (typing).

With my 'to read' pile getting larger by the day - I seem to be buying a lot of books at the moment - I'm almost hoping for some rain over the weekend to give me the excuse to stay in.


Anyway, today
DC and Newsarama released the Batman and Brightest Day solicits for July 2010 and of particular interest were Batgirl #12 and Birds of Prey #3.

Batgirl #12
It’s the end of Batgirl’s first year as a member of the Bat-family, and the stakes couldn’t be higher! Stephanie Brown must risk her life to break into the Calculator’s secret lair in an attempt to save Oracle and all of Gotham City from his techno-plague. And finally, the Calculator’s daughter accepts her true destiny!
Written by Bryan Q. Miller, Art by Lee Garbett & Jonathan Glapion, Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau
Published by DC Comics, July 14, 32 pages, $2.99 US

Birds of Prey #3
The explosive first story arc of Birds of Prey continues! Pursued by an unstoppable killer, the Birds are forced to run a gauntlet of insane gang members and corrupt cops out to kill them all while trying to stop a teammate from dying in front of their eyes! The meanest BoP villain yet is calling for blood and won’t stop ‘til she gets it!
Written by Gail Simone, Art by Ed Benes, Cover by Cliff Chiang
Published by DC Comics, July 14, 32 pages, $2.99 US

While I'm not so keen on the style used on the Birds of Prey cover - it isn't to my own particular tastes - I've got to say the Batgirl cover must be one of the best yet, and that's saying something for a title that's had a series of great covers from issue number 1.


Simon Breeze said...

The Batgirl cover is absolutely amazing!

It is something I would love to have for my office wall as a poster.

And not only is Stanley “Artgerm” Lau artwork stunning to look at, however once you're over the 'WOW' you suddenly realise that Stephanie looks like she has had a bit of a beating too. That combined with the solicitation really makes this sound like a fantastic issue.