We’d never want to discourage people from visiting any of our fair cities, but if you were planning on paying a visit to Gotham this week, you may want to think about rescheduling. After all, the Joker’s been running rampant across town for the past few months in “Death of the Family,” and this week the Penguin gets involved in DETECTIVE COMICS #16. And things are looking even worse in the pages of SWAMP THING #16, where the Rot has completely overrun Gotham and really brought out the “dark” in the Dark Knight.
However, while we wouldn’t recommend visiting Gotham this week, reading about the horror taking place on the Gotham streets is not only recommended—it’s a total rush! You can start with Detective and Swamp Thing, but you shouldn’t overlook LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #4, with its cool collection of creative teams (each with a distinct take on the Dark Knight). After that, feel free to shift your attention to Metropolis with ACTION COMICS #16 and ANIMAL MAN #16, Star City with GREEN ARROW #16, Tinasha with BATWING #16 or the outer reaches of space itself with the extra-sized GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS ANNUAL #1. After a week back at work and school, you could probably use another vacation. Well, if you’re a DC reader you can take an extended one this Wednesday—all from the comfort of your living room.
Here’s what hit the web this past week…
USA TODAY ran an exclusive preview of SWEET TOOTH #40 and interviewed writer Jeff Lemire about the series finale.
MTV GEEK ran an exclusive preview of ACTION COMICS #16.
GAWKER’s IO9 ran an exclusive preview of SWAMP THING #16.
IGN ran an exclusive preview of THE PHANTOM STRANGER #4.
MAXIM ran a preview of SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #9.
COMPLEX MAGAZINE ran an exclusive preview of GREEN ARROW #16.
CRAVE ONLINE ran an exclusive preview of BATWING #16.
CBS MAN CAVE ran an exclusive preview of DIAL H #8.
GAMMA SQUAD ran an exclusive preview of STORMWATCH #16.
COMIC VINE ran an exclusive preview of EARTH 2 #8.
IFANBOY ran an exclusive preview of WORLDS’ FINEST #8.
NEWSARAMA ran a preview of LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #4.