Anthony’s DC Comics picks for May 2017

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

Comics

  • Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77 #5 (of 6), on sale May 24, $4 (digital first)
  • DC Comics: Bombshells #26, on sale May 3, $4 (digital first)
  • DC Comics: Bombshells #27, on sale May 17, $4 (digital first)
  • Looney Tunes #237, on sale May 24, $3
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #81, on sale May 10, $3
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #26, on sale May 24, $3
  • Astro City #45, on sale May 17, $4

Trade paperbacks/graphic novels

  • DC Super Hero Girls, vol. 3: Summer Olympus, on sale June 21, $10
  • Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 1 (HC), on sale June 21, $50
  • The Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age Omnibus, vol. 1 (HC), on sale Aug. 2, $75
  • Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway (HC), on sale July 12, $50
  • Wonder Woman by George Perez, vol. 2, on sale June 7, $25
  • Sandman Mystery Theatre, Book Three, on sale June 21, $30

Comments

“Batman ’66 Meets Wonder Woman ’77” #5 sounds particularly interesting. It’s set in the “Wonder Woman ’77” era; as such, they’ve aged up the “Batman ’66” cast accordingly. It looks like Dick becomes (a “Batman ’66” version of) Nightwing!

“Scooby-Doo Team-Up” this month features Hong Kong Phooey.

There’s a sizable number of trade paperbacks this month, including “Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes” and “Sandman Mystery Theatre.”

A third volume of “DC Super Hero Girls” is out this month. However, I notice it’s using the New 52 Wonder Woman origin, as Zeus is Diana’s father. Given the growing number of same-sex parents, one would think that Wonder Woman’s traditional backstory would be timely and perfect. Children’s media is also increasingly showing same-sex couples. It’s too bad DC’s opted to go for the New 52 route for this book. However, given the amount of times Wonder Woman’s been revamped/rebooted, I assume her traditional origin will come back someday (if Rebirth hasn’t done so already).

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