These are our DC Previews for September 2019. You can still check out our previous round-up for releases in June by clicking these words.
What starts this month, July, continues in September with Evil Unleashed, as DC’s villains get an upgrade from Luthor making them even more… villainous. There’s a one-shot focusing on Lex himself and the story runs through 20 other DC titles. Meanwhile, The Riddler is feeling marginalized as he wasn’t included in Lex’s plan and gets his own one-shot asking why he was left out. Probably politics.
Now if you are worried you are not paying enough for your comics, don’t worry, as the DC marketing machine is pleased to announce that in September you can pay an extra buck for card stock variant covers across the DC comics line. If you have more money than sense, look for Action Comics #1015, Supergirl #34, Aquaman #52, Batman/Superman #2 and Batman #79.
Harley and Ivy spin out of Heroes In Crisis with their own 6-issue series, on a road trip where they explore their friendship and… sorry, I nodded off there.
If you need more Harley, there’s the first issue of a 3-issue series from creator Stjepan Sejic that re-imagines the initial relationship with Harleen Quinzel and old pasty face himself. The book is called Harleen and is for mature readers.
DC continues to turn Brian Bendis into their company savior with the first of 2-issue series Legion Of Superheroes Millennium. The story attempts to bring all of DC’s future timelines together in a cohesive manner, with a mysterious girl at the certain of the action.
DCeased gets it’s own one-shot with A Good Day To Die, with the likes of Blue Beetle, Mr. Miracle, and Constantine fighting the tide of death sweeping the world.
In more DC previews for September 2019, Wally West gets his own spin-off mini-series after HIC by Scott Lobdell with Wally looking for redemption in a cosmos that pretty much has it in for him. Join the club, Wally.
Sean Murphy continues his sequel to White Knight with Batman: Curse Of The White Knight #3, Naomi shows up in Action #1015, Batman #78 and #79 will hit the stands, but nobody really cares now do they? Neal Adams continues his Ra’s Al Ghul story in issue 2, Books Of Magic hits issue #12 in a run for an imprint that has already been canceled, Catwoman #15 has a story by Ram V and art by Mirka Andolfo, I miss Joelle Jones already, Detective Comics hits #1011 and #1012, look for Deadshot and Mr Fries as the bad guys, Dial H suddenly becomes a 12-issue maxi-series, as does Wonder Twins, and Doom Patrol by Gerard Way will be at issue #3, or #287, depending on how you look at it.
In Leviathan issue #4 of 6, Batman versus Superman, there’s an original concept, and Flash #78 and #79 has The Death Of The Speed Force storyline ongoing. Grant Morrison’s Green Lantern #11 sees a team up with Star Sapphire, Justice League #31 and #32 continues the “Justice Doom War” story with Lex desperate to beat the League, and the League split into 3 teams searching the past present and future to recombine The Totality before The Legion Of Doom gets hold of it. Sounds like an old Doctor Who arc to me.
Lois Lane and Jimmy Olson maxi series continue with issue #3, and in Superman #15 we see the return of The Legion Of Superheroes by Bendis and Ivan Reis. Wonder Woman is in trouble in issues #78 and #79 as The Cheetah launches her attack, and WW without her bracelets, vain.
The other thing you may want to look for in September is DC’s version of Marvel’s True Believers, as DC reprint iconic issues of their back catalog under the title Dollar Comics. Look for Detective Comics #854, Batman #608, Harley Quinn #1 and Crisis On Infinite Earths #1. All for a buck. Do these reprints diminish the value of the original prints? Please discuss.
My picks would be Green Lantern #11 and a reboot of Inferior Five by Keith Giffen and Jeff Lemire, comment if you remember who they were.