Anthony’s DC Comics picks for April 2017

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC Comics in April 2017. A full list of solicitations is available here.

Comics

  • Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #4 (of 6), on sale April 26, $4 (digital first)
  • DC Comics Bombshells #25, on sale April 5, $5 (digital first)
  • Future Quest #12, on sale April 26, $4 (final issue)
  • Super Powers #6 (of 6), on sale April 5, $3
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #80, on sale April 5, $3
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #25, on sale April 26, $3
  • Astro City #44, on sale April 19, $4

Trade paperbacks/graphic novels

  • The Last Days of the Justice Society TPB, on sale May 10, $30
  • The Flintstones and the Jetsons vol. 1 TPB, on sale May 3, $13

Comments

“Bombshells” this month is an extra-long issue for $5, presumably for its 25th issue anniversary.

“Future Quest” ends its run this month with issue #12. That leaves just two other Hanna-Barbera reboot titles (“Scooby Apocalypse” and “The Flintstones”) still running. “Future Quest” sold an estimated 18,296 issues in December, while “Scooby Apocalypse” sold 20,126. While I would figure Scooby’s title is safe (being a popular character), I wonder where that leaves the future of the Flintstones’ book, which sold 10,617 issues.

Speaking of the Bedrock crew, DC’s reprinting the 90s Flintstones/Jetsons comic in a trade paperback.

“Scooby-Doo Team-Up” this month features Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) and Green Arrow. Presumably a few references to the heroes’ classic 70s team-up run will be made.

“Last Days of the Justice Society” is being reprinted, along with some of the JSAers’ “Secret Origins” issues. Glaringly missing, especially for the price tag, are Earth-2’s Superman (“Secret Origins” #1) and Batman (“Secret Origins” #6), even if they were just retroactively wiped from existence.

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