February 18, 2014

Anthony's DC Comics picks for May 2014

Anthony's DC Comics picks for May 2014

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #4It’s time to see what’s of interest from DC Comics this May. Full solicitations are available here.

Comics

  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up #4, on sale May 7, $3
  • Astro City #12, on sale May 14, $4
  • Adventures of Superman #13, on sale May 28, $4 (digital first)
  • Batman ’66 #11, on sale May 21, $4 (digital first)

Trade paperbacks

None.

Comments

This month surprisingly sees the entire “New 52” line do something fun: most of the issues will have variant covers by “Batman ’66” cover artist Mike Allred, done in “Batman ’66″‘s style. Comic Book Resources lists the covers’ schedule (and a Wonder Woman variant cover).

This month’s “Showcase” volume features the unusual choice of “The Great Disaster featuring the Atomic Knights.” The “Great Disaster” was a post-apocalyptic future timeline in DC’s Bronze Age stories, presented as an alternate future to that of the Legion of Super-Heroes’ future. The “Great Disaster” was the era of Kamandi, the “Last Boy on Earth,” who lived in a “Planet of the Apes”-like sentient animal setting. Said future was also was the setting of the “Atomic Knights,” a group of adventurers.

“Scooby-Doo Team-Up” sees the gang meet the Teen Titans. The cover art suggests it’s the more anime-styled “Teen Titans” cartoon versions, despite Robin in the series so far looking like his conventionally drawn self.It’s interesting to see the Scooby gang interact more and more with the DC Universe. I always wondered if Superman exists in Scooby’s world, since whenever we did see superheroes, they tended to be non-superpowered heroes like Blue Falcon and Batman. Still, if Velma can meet Raven and Starfire, I guess the gang meeting the Last Son of Krypton isn’t too far-fetched.

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