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Tuesday Roundup: Trinity War Concludes and Vertigo Vamps it Up

Tuesday Roundup: Trinity War Concludes and Vertigo Vamps it...

By Tim Beedle Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Thankfully, all wars end. Usually, we’re pleased and thankful to see them end, though that’s definitely not the case when the war in question is the thrilling crossover event that is “Trinity War.” For the past two months, we’ve followed the mystery, action and tragedy unfolding in the pages of Justice League, Justice League of America and Justice League Dark, eagerly awaiting each new installment. Well, the final shebang is here, and man, let’s just say the emphasis is on the “bang.” Fortunately, as most DC Comics super-fans know, “Trinity War” is just the beginning of the story. We have next month’s villainous “Forever Evil” to look forward to.

Hey, what can we say? As we get closer and closer to Halloween, it’s good to be a little bad!

And speaking of Halloween-like behavior, over in the world of Vertigo we’re celebrating the red, white and blue (but mostly red) with the American Vampire Anthology. You’ve heard about American Vampire, right? It’s the acclaimed, generation-spanning vampire epic by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque, and if you haven’t read it yet, you should change that right now. Of course, if you have read it, you’re probably as hungry for new stories as Skinner is for peppermint. Well, consider this week your candy store. The 80-page American Vampire Anthology features original stories set within the American Vampire universe that are written and drawn by some of the biggest names in comics. How big?

How about Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla…and of course, Messrs. Snyder and Albuquerque? And that’s just to start. Of course, you don’t need to be caught up on the American Vampire ongoing to enjoy the anthology. In fact, you don’t need to have read it at all. It’s new fan friendly. And let’s face it, even the newest fan can appreciate this gorgeous page from Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon’s entry, “Last Night.”

Of course, it’s not all crossovers and anthologies for us this week. There are plenty of new comics to come out of The New 52, including new issues of Aquaman, Batman/Superman, Larfleeze, Talon, Batman: The Dark Knight, The Flash and Superman. Also, don’t miss this week’s BATMAN, INCORPORATED SPECIAL #1, another awesome anthology featuring stories starring various members of Batman, Inc. as told by some superstars of DC Comics.

Check out this week’s previews below…

BUZZFEED ran an exclusive preview of the explosive conclusion of “Trinity War” in JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.

USA TODAY ran an exclusive preview of AMERICAN VAMPIRE ANTHOLOGY #1 and interviewed Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque.

NERDIST ran an exclusive preview of TALON #11.

MTV GEEK ran an exclusive preview of AQUAMAN #23.

IGN ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN/SUPERMAN #3.

CRAVE ONLINE ran an exclusive preview of INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #8.

POPMATTERS ran an exclusive preview of LARFLEEZE #3.

CBS’ MAN CAVE ran an exclusive preview of ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #4.

COMIC BOOK RESOURCES ran exclusive previews of RED LANTERNS #23 and an exclusive preview of THE UNWRITTEN #52.

NEWSARAMA ran an exclusive preview of ALL-STAR WESTERN #23.

COMIC VINE ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #23.

GAMMA SQUAD ran an exclusive preview of F.B.P. #2.

COMICOSITY ran an exclusive preview of CATWOMAN #23.

IFANBOY ran an exclusive preview of THE GREEN TEAM: TEEN TRILLIONAIRES #4.

The BATMAN Facebook page ran an exclusive preview of BATMAN, INCORPORATED SPECIAL #1.

The SUPERMAN Facebook page ran an exclusive preview of SUPERMAN #23.

The DC Entertainment website ran exclusive previews of THE FLASH #23, TEEN TITANS #23 and TOM STRONG AND THE PLANET OF PERIL #2.