Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC Comics for May 2018. As usual, a full list of solicitations is available here.
- Future Quest Presents #10, on sale May 16, $4
- Scooby-Doo Team-Up #36, on sale May 23, $3
- Looney Tunes #243, on sale May 23, $3
- Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #93, on sale May 9, $3
Trade paperbacks/graphic novels
- Batman: A Lot of Li’l Gotham, on sale Aug. 29, $25
- Bombshells United, vol. 1, on sale June 27, $17
This month’s “Scooby-Doo Team-Up” features Blue Falcon and Dynomutt! Scooby and the Dog Wonder headlined a package show in the late 70s (“The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour”), and also costarred in “Laff-a-lympics.” The Blue Falcon and Dynomutt have made a few appearances in other Scooby-related media in recent years.
“Looney Tunes” is giving us a “Westworld” parody this month. On a related note, thanks to constant line-wide renumberings, Comichron confirms that this book is now DC’s highest-numbered currently running title to not be renumbered/relaunched.
DC’s publishing a new “Li’l Gotham” trade paperback. “Li’l Gotham” was an all-ages series featuring Gotham’s heroes and villains doing holiday-related activities, as each issue took place at a different holiday.
DC also announced that “Mad” magazine is relaunching in April with a new #1, to coincide with the humor magazine finally joining the rest of DC out on the west coast.
“Super-Sons” is canceled?
Despite what the solicitation says, “Super Sons” has been announced as canceled. That’s odd, given it wasn’t selling poorly: 35,068 issues sold in January, or around what “Wonder Woman” and “Harley Quinn” sell. Additionally, the characters are popular enough to get their own graphic novel as part of DC’s new Ink and Zoom line. Maybe a new solo Superboy book is in the works? Or a new #1? DC hasn’t had a solo “Superboy” book since 2014, during the New 52’s waning days.
The final issue’s cover seems to be an homage to the last issue of long-running Batman/Superman team-up title “World’s Finest Comics.” That title ran from 1941 through 1986; the two heroes initially appeared in separate stories. Issue #71 in 1954 started featuring “your two favorite heroes in one story,” to use “World’s Finest”‘s Silver Age slogan).