Time again to see what I’m interested in for DC Comics, this time for May 2011:
What I’ll be buying
- The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #7, on sale May 11, $3
- Tiny Titans #40, on sale May 18, $3
What I might buy
Nice, a flashback story for “Brave and the Bold.” In post-Crisis/modern comics’ continuity, Batman wasn’t the first hero in Gotham City; the original Golden Age Green Lantern, Alan Scott, was its hero in the 40s and 50s, before semi-retiring. (In the original comics, of course, Batman and Alan were contemporaries, with Silver Age comics explaining things away by saying that on Earth-2, Batman and Alan were around at the same time in the 40s, while on the modern Earth-1, Batman was Gotham City’s first and main superhero and only debuted circa-10 years ago.)
This month’s big DC event is that “Flashpoint” alternate-present thing that even the mainstream press has mentioned.
This month’s “Showcase Presents” trade paperback is a compilation of 70s black-and-white Doc Savage stories.
On the plus side of reprints: another Superman Chronicles collection of Golden Age reprints; a collection of Gene Colan’s run on “Batman”; and a hardcover collection of Jack Kirby’s 50s run at DC. On the minus side, an “Absolute” $100 edition of misogyny-fest “Identity Crisis” is coming out in October. Goody. Of course, that same $100 *could* go towards the Superman, Batman and Kirby volumes instead…
This month also sees Static regain his own title with a new #1.