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Welcome back for another installment of Preview Monday! This week, we’re giving you an exclusive first look at ASTRO CITY #12.
People say that it’s not good to live in the past, but we respectfully disagree. At least when it comes to Batman. After last week’s spoilerrific flash-forward issue, this week marks the return of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s “Zero Year” in BATMAN #29. When last we left our young hero, he was literally drowning in trouble, and this week’s cover should make it pretty clear which of his adversaries is behind it. But how will he escape? For the answer to that riddle, you’ll need to pick up the issue, which serves as the conclusion to the second chapter of “Zero Year,” which we’ve been calling “Dark City.”
This May, Vertigo's ASTRO CITY gets it’s first-ever guest artist! While other artists contributed to the Visitor's Guide, this is the first time that another artist takes the reins for an entire issue since the series began. That artist is the acclaimed Graham Nolan (BATMAN, TALON).
When it comes to defying expectations, look no further than Vertigo.
A mature readers imprint of DC Comics, Vertigo has long upheld a standard of mind-bendingly awesome storytelling with such award-winning classics like V for Vendetta, Hellblazer, Preacher, 100 Bullets, Fables, Y: The Last Man, Neil Gaiman's Sandman (all of which easily rank as some of our favorite comic series of all time), and so much more.
Kurt Busiek’s long awaited return to ASTRO CITY begins this June. Drawn by Brent Anderson, the ongoing monthly series, published by Vertigo, showcases old heroes and new, as The Ambassador comes to Earth, and an ordinary man is caught up in a cosmic conflict. Featuring the return of favorites like Samaritan and Honor Guard, and the debut of some new sensations!
In the gallery above, check out the interior page by Brent and the variant cover of issue #1 featuring The Ambassador, drawn by Alex Ross, that was revealed today at WonderCon Anaheim.