Here’s my picks for DC Comics for June 2011:
Comics I’ll be buying
- Static Shock Special #1 (one-shot), on sale June 1, $3
- The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #8, on sale June 8, $3
- Tiny Titans #41, on sale June 15, $3
Comics I might buy
- Showcase Presents: The Trial of the Flash TPB, on sale July 20, $20
This month, DC pushes hard its newest crossover-fest, “Flashpoint” (a Flash-centric storyline about an alternate timeline version of the DCU).
This month’s “Showcase Presents” volume of interest is a collection of the final pre-Crisis Flash storyline, “The Trial of the Flash.” This one dragged out quite some time, and by the time it was over, Flash’s sales had sunk low enough that DC decided to do something radical with him. Namely: cancel the title; kill off Barry Allen in “Crisis on Infinite Earths”; and restart the Flash title after “Crisis” with a new #1 and a new Flash, former sidekick Wally West. Still, now that Barry is back as Flash, it might be nice to revisit this storyline.
“Tiny Titans” this month is also Flash-centric, centering around Kid Flash, Mas y Menos (from the “Teen Titans” cartoon), and other speedsters. With all this Flash hype, you’d think there wasn’t a movie coming out at this point starring Flash’s pal, Green Lantern…
Meanwhile, “Batman: TBATB” features Aquaman as the costar, as the two team up for a no-doubt-“OUTRAGEOUS” undersea adventure, one apparently involving Aquaman’s archfoe Black Manta (who actually *is* Black; maybe I should’ve written about him and the new, also-African-American Aqualad for last month’s Black History Month topic). The people over at The Aquaman Shrine should love this issue!
Finally, in a nice tribute to the late Dwayne McDuffie, DC’s putting out a one-shot special of Static related material.