Anthony’s DC Comics picks for June 2018

Here’s a look at what’s coming out from DC Comics for June 2018. A full list of solicitations is available here.

Comics

  • Aquaman/Jabberjaw Special #1 (one-shot), on sale May 30, $5
  • Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey Special #1 (one-shot), on sale May 30, $5
  • Future Quest Presents #11, on sale June 20, $4
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #94, on sale June 20, $3
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #39, on sale June 27, $3
  • The Man of Steel #1-6, on sale May 30-July 4, $4 per issue

Trade paperbacks/graphic novels

  • The Jetsons, on sale July 4, $17

Comments

There’s a lot of Batman titles serving as a run-up to the upcoming Batman/Catwoman wedding.

Outside of the DCU, “Bombshells United” is ending its run as of this month.

The Man of Steel (again)

Brian Michael Bendis makes his big debut this month with “The Man of Steel,” a six-part, weekly miniseries. Like Byrne’s post-Crisis reboot miniseries of the same name, Bendis’ miniseries will retell Superman’s origin story.

It doesn’t sound like it’s a massive reboot like the Byrne one (or the New 52 revamp). Instead, it sounds more like an origin summary, with a running storyline added. That said, I’d expect the usual retcons. Maybe they’ll let Clark be Superboy in the Legion’s time-era (like just before the New 52 reboot).

Scooby-Doo meets the JSA

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #39
Art by Dario Brizuela.

“Scooby-Doo Team-Up” this month features… the Justice Society of America! The gang go back in time to fight a threat in the present and meet the mystery-men and -women. Well, most of them; judging from the cover/story description, it’s the post-Crisis version of the JSA, minus the Golden Age Wonder Woman. Earth-2’s Princess Diana, of course, was in pretty much every Golden Age issue of “All-Star Comics” after joining the Justice Society.

I wonder what’ll happen in this one. Will Velma scratch her head at some of the odder Golden Age origins (“hard water equals super-speed, Flash? I find that hard to believe.”)? Will Shaggy discover automats? Will Scooby find some courage and bite a Nazi? The solicit mentions “spies, saboteurs, and Nazi monsters.” Oddly, the gang’s apparently faced Nazis before (in a mid-70s Charlton comic story).

Jabberjaw meets Aquaman

DC had success with the recent DCU/Looney Tunes and DCU/Hanna-Barbera crossovers. Thus, we’re now getting a second round of the latter.

Leading the way is our old friend, Jabberjaw, who’s teaming up with the Sea King himself. They’re both fighting Aquaman’s evil half-brother, the Ocean Master. Will our favorite Curly-voiced shark finally get his long-desired respect? And from a founding member of the Justice League, no less?

Also coming is a Black Lightning/Hong Kong Phooey team-up, set in the 70s, the decade in which the two characters originated. There’s also even more Dynomutt (following last month‘s Scooby-Doo team-up), as Blue Falcon and the Dog Wonder meet the Super-Sons. DC’s also publishing a Wally West-Flash/Speed Buggy team-up, but Scott Lobdell as the writer might make this one a no-sale for some.

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