It’s shaping up to be one rough week for members of the Bat-family. After their absolutely brutal run-in with the Joker in “Death of the Family,” they now have to contend with, well, a death in the family. If you’ve read yesterday’s New York Post article, you know what we’re referring to. If you don’t, and you want to find out, the link to the article and this week’s preview of BATMAN, INCORPORATED #8 is right down below. We can only speculate what this is going to do to Bruce Wayne, but it’s a fair guess that Batman’s about to earn that “dark” in Dark Knight. Big time.
Actually, it’s a pretty dark week overall with new issues Justice League Dark and Batman: The Dark Knight, to say nothing about the DCU-gone-bad nightmare of Injustice: Gods Among Us, the bloody rage of Red Lanterns and the existentialism of Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan (which wraps up this week with issue #4). Fortunately, if you’re looking for something that’s exciting without making you also want to crank up the Morrissey as you cry silently in your pillow, we have you covered with new issues of The Flash, Aquaman, All-Star Western and Teen Titans.
Here’s what hit the web this past week…
THE NEW YORK POST ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN, INCORPORATED #8 and interviewed writer Grant Morrison.
USA TODAY ran an exclusive preview of AQUAMAN #17 and interviewed artist Paul Pelletier.
MSN's PARALLEL UNIVERSE ran an exclusive preview of BEFORE WATCHMEN: DR. MANHATTAN #4 and interviewed writer J. Michael Straczynski.
PASTE MAGAZINE ran an exclusive preview of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #17.
GAMMA SQUAD ran an exclusive preview of ARROW #4.
COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #17.
MTV GEEK ran an exclusive preview of TEEN TITANS #17.
NEWSARAMA ran an exclusive preview of TALON #5.
IFANBOY ran an exclusive preview of ALL-STAR WESTERN #17.
CRAVE ONLINE ran an exclusive preview of THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #17.
CBS’ MAN CAVE ran an exclusive preview of I, VAMPIRE #17.
IGN ran an exclusive preview of INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #2.
BLOODY DISGUSTING ran an exclusive preview of RED LANTERNS #17.
COMIC VINE ran an exclusive preview of THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #17.