Saturday, May 14, 2016

In Remembrance of Darwyn Cooke

It's a sad day indeed.  It was reported that Darwyn Cooke has passed and it certainly was a shock after just learning that he was battling cancer a day or so ago.  I am never good at writing things like this because in general, I try to pretend that everything is hunky-dory, but as we know, that isn't always the case.  It certainly isn't today.  So many people are already writing better things about Darwyn so I will keep this brief.  I knew Darwyn Cooke's art before I knew who Darwyn Cooke even was.  His style transcends company, franchise and even comics itself.  I know that words like "icon" and "genius" are thrown around a little too much nowadays, but those and any other accolade you can look up, easily fit him.  It really sucks that something like this even exists, but DC Comics official press release follows the break...

PREVIEW: Green Arrow: Rebirth #1

Written by: Ben Percy
Art by: Otto Schmidt
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: June 1, 2016

Together again for the first time, the Emerald Archer meets Black Canary. Questioning everything Green Arrow believes in, Dinah Lance throws the hero’s world upside down, forcing him to question what he cares about more: his morals or his money?

Seems like Oliver's got 99 problems... Green Arrow and Black Canary together again!  Sounds awesome...except for Dinah messin' with Ollie's head.  His morals or his money?!?!  Why can't he have both?  Seriously, the guy was stuck on an island for god knows how long, has fought (and become) a werewolf, was killed by Deathstroke and don't get me started with the stuff that Ann Nocenti made him do! Doesn't he deserve a little bit of the finer things in life?!? Not if Dinah has her way!  I guess the only consolation is that he immediately has the sexiest dressed accountant I've ever seen.  That is some casual Friday Dinah has going on there.  

PREVIEW: Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1

Written by: GREG RUCKA
Art by: Paolo Siqueria and Liam Sharp
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: June 8, 2016

After suffering an unimaginable loss, Wonder Woman must rebuild her mission as Earth’s ultimate protector and champion.  DON’T MISS: New York Times best selling writer Greg Rucka returns to Wonder Woman with a tale that will forever alter the DC icon.

Before Mr. Rucka gets mad and yells at me, I realize that this preview is "art only", but we are all working for the weekend, brother, and our little site is just trying to help out.  Plus, the art looks incredible and I can't wait for this book.  Getting Greg Rucka back on Wonder Woman may have caused an increase in crowdfunding campaigns, but it also showed that DC means business and I love the alternating story concept that we will get in the regular run.  Check out the pretty pictures...

PREVIEW: Batman: Rebirth #1

Written by: Tom King and Scott Snyder
Art by: Mikel Janin

Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: June 1, 2016

Longtime Batman and Eisner Award winning writer Scott Snyder co-writes with rising star writer Tom King! EVIL 365: Gotham City faces the threat of the Calendar Man!

You had me at "Longtime", fellas!  Oh wait, I was thinking of something totally different.  As for this book, I can't wait.  Scott Snyder AND Tom King...awesome.  Then you throw Mikel Janin in on art and I may have to go have some alone time.  As for the preview itself, I love seeing Duke Thomas so much and it all comes together like a blockbuster movie trailer.  A blockbuster movie trailer with Calendar Man in it!  I'm counting the days with you Julian...just counting them days.

PREVIEW: The Flash: Rebirth #1

Written by: Joshua Williamson
Art by: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: June 8, 2016

Spinning directly out of the epic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, the fastest man alive finds himself at the center of a DC Universe at a crossroads.

There is a solicit for the ages!  Seriously, I think Mr. Solicit (there is such a guy, right?) must have called in sick that day and they asked the intern who keeps messing up the coffee order to write that.  Couldn't we get something along the lines of, "The Flash may be the Fastest Man Alive, but can he run at the speed of...LOVE?!?"  Bam!

Oh well, it really doesn't matter because I can't wait for this because I am a huge Flash fan and am sooooooooo interested to see what Joshua Williamson brings to the Flash now that he's cashing those giant novelty checks that I dream is just one of the many perks for signing exclusive.  Also included: a lifetime supply of leather jackets with tweed elbow patches (is that right?  Yea, sounds right to me) and lunch with Bob Harris.  That is one sweet deal!

Friday, May 13, 2016


Heh Heh Heh...Bueno

Written by GARTH ENNIS 
Variant cover by NEAL ADAMS

COMING IN AUGUST: In the tradition of the original Hard-Traveling Heroes, Green Lantern and Green Arrow, Sixpack and Dogwelder are ready to bring their allegedly socially aware brand of justice to the lands beyond Gotham City!

After the events of ALL-STAR SECTION EIGHT, Sixpack is fighting to keep what’s left of his team together. Dogwelder has gone in search of his past, while newlyweds Bueno Excellente and Guts are dealing with some fidelity issues. Could Section Eight be done for good?

But everything changes when a mysterious trenchcoat-wearing chain smoker offers our favorite dog enthusiast some clues about his true nature. Is Dogwelder everything he seems? Or is he meant for something greater?
On sale AUGUST 24 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T+

Just when you thought it was safe to eat oysters again, the stomach-churning Justice Sleaze of Barfmerica, aka Section Eight return just in time to make relevant jokes about heat rash and swamp ass. If you didn't read All-Star Section Eight last summer, well here's your chance to hop on the trolley which is headed, incidentally, to the smelliest and most fetid part of the municipal dump. And I will be there, covered in coffee grounds and banana peels, lapping up every viscous, pearlescent drop! I cannot WAIT for this series! In fact, I'm going to induce an alcoholic coma right now to make time go by quicker. Click the link to see some exclusive cover images from the first issue!

Top 5 Fridays: Top 5 Scott Snyder Batman Moments

Welcome back to another exciting installment of Top 5 Fridays! Well, it's closing time for the New 52 as this week the run on Batman has reached its conclusion... Number wise. Yeah, no disrespect to the guys who made #52, but there was no way they could top the conclusion made by Snyder and Capullo. It did make me think back on the 5 years of Batman that we got in this continuity with Snyder leading the way and I decided to honor the run with a list. The rules of this list are that if it's any Batman title of the New 52 with Scott Snyder's name on it, it qualifies for the list. As always, this list is based on personal opinion so if you don't see a moment you liked I apologize. Let's wrap this bad boy up before Rebirth...

CONFIRMED: The World Sucks, Because Darwyn Cooke Has Cancer

I think I first became aware of Darwyn Cooke's work through The New Frontier. I don't honestly remember. I do know that once I cottoned to it, I snapped up anything Darwyn Cooke I could get my hands on. I love his lively brushwork and very 1950s commercial style. His Parker series for IDW is absolutely excellent. He did a month of variant covers for DC a couple of years ago, and I snapped up nearly every one, even ones on books I wasn't reading. And I'm not one to go for cover variants of any type, either. But for Cooke, I would buy a bound book of them.

Weird Science Wants Your Picks for the Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the New 52

That's right, the Weird Science Get Fresh Crew is having another EMERGENCY PODCAST and while most emergencies are unplanned, that is not the case here!!!  Jim, Reggie and Eric are going to  record a "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the New 52."  That's right, we are celebrating the arrival of Rebirth with a walk down memory lane and we want to know what you think.  So...

Email us @  with your choices for:

Top 3 Best New 52 / DC You Books

Top 3 Worst New 52 / DC You Books

Top 3 Ugly Moments of the New 52 / DC You

You can go into as much or as little detail as you want and we will try to read every single one on the podcast.

Again, email us your choices @ 

If writing isn't your thing, you can call your picks into the rant and rave line at (641) 715-3900 and enter extension 452328 followed by the pound sign.  Easy, huh?!?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Legends of Tomorrow #3 Review and *SPOILERS*

Stories! Stories! Getcha Stories Here! Four fa’ T’ree!

Written By: See Below
Art By: See Below
Cover Price: $7.99
On Sale Date: May 11, 2016


One unintended side effect of binding four comic books together is that, when read as a whole, it tends to feel like you’ve read four comics in a row. That might not be a problem if you’re reading four particularly engaging comics books, or even four comic books that have anything to do with each other. But when it’s four comic books that are each uniquely deficient in their own way, that disappointed feeling can compound over eighty pages until it becomes outright malaise. This is not the 1970s and I do not manage a dentist’s office; I don’t need bulk-rate discounts on four-color funny books that wouldn’t even rate a pilfering. This is, of course, Reggie’s opinion on the issue, but Eric and I are still going to tackle this beast of mediocrity the way we always have: two books apiece, joining our individual scores at the end into a mighty Voltron. Or will it be a lame-ass Insecticon? You’ll have to read on to find out!

The Legend of Wonder Woman Chapter #25 Review

Whole Hearted

Written by: Renae De Liz
Art by: Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: May 12, 2016

I mentioned during our last podcast (between gushes and accolades) that the best thing about catching up on reviewing this series was...well, catching up on reviewing this series so I could talk about it on the podcast!  The worst part was that after marathoning ten chapters in one week, I was left with a big hole in my heart that had to wait seven whole days to be filled.  I know that makes my life sound really empty, but hey, the truth hurts sometimes.  So here we are, the next chapter has arrived and all is well in the world...our world, that is.  Wonder Woman's world is in big trouble, especially because going into this chapter, there really isn't a Wonder Woman to speak of.  The Titan is ripping through Europe and I don't know who is out there that can stop it.  Please, somebody stop it!

Swamp Thing #5 Review

If I Ruled the World

Written by: Len Wein
Art by: Kelley Jones, Michelle Madsen and Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: May 11, 2016

While I don't have as long a history with Swamp Thing as our usual reviewer and resident snazzy dresser, Reggie, I was really looking forward to this mini series when it was announced.  I fell in love with the character of Swamp Thing during Charles Soule's awesome New 52 run, loved Len Wein's Swamp Thing Convergence book and the way my hygiene has been lately, I really can empathize with Alec Holland on a whole other level.  In fact, if Len Wein is looking for a plucky sidekick for his muck monster, I'd like to pitch him the character of Swamp Foot in what would be a "presentation for the senses".  While I wait for the call back I am so sure I'll get, I will get on with the real reason we're here, my review for Swamp Thing #5.  Is this penultimate issue a must read as we prepare ourselves for next month's finale or does it feel like we are stuck, trudging through knee deep swamp muck, slowing moving forward to our destination?  Let's find out...

The Flash Season 2 Episode 21 “The Runaway Dinosaur" Review and **SPOILERS**

Written By: Zack Stentz & David Kob 

Directed By: Kevin Smith
 First Aired: May 10, 2016

Before we get caught up on last week let me apologize for the late posting, unfortunately life obligations delayed the recap of what was a phenomenal episode. Kudos all around. 

Last week we kicked shit right into motion, Zoom came through reminding us why we were all terrified of him before we realized he was actually the bag of discarded children's toys known as Jay Garrick. Homeboy killed hella cops like he was on a Spice 1 record or some shit. Iris told Barry she is ready to give up the goods if he still wants that ass. Caitlin continued to be criminally under/misused. Cisco did dope Cisco shit. Barry's asshole pops came back around to be a dick. Joe was still awesome. Wally and Jesse got a blast of speedforce tossed into their DNA and Barry got blown the fuck up!!

Caught up? Good. Let's get into tonight's proceedings. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Constantine: The Hellblazer #12 Review and **SPOILERS**

If I Can Make Hell There, I’ll Make Hell Anywhere

Written By: Ming Doyle & James Tynion IV
Art By: Eryk Donovan, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Letters By: Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: May 11, 2016


And now we’ve come to the final issue of Constan…what? This isn’t the final issue? This is the next-to-last issue of Constantine: The Hellblazer? B-but…this is issue twelve! Don’t you want this series to end on a nice round number, and be collected in two trades of equal bulk? And besides, Rebirth starts next month! Why on earth would you want this series to end on thirteen issues…ahh, I see what you did there, DC! Made it all witcherly and superstitious-like by using the number thirteen, in homage to the magic goings-on in the comic book! At least, I hope that’s the intention, otherwise the previous two issues really did have no point at all. Well, we’re pulling up to the end of this series, folks, so something of consequence is bound to happen, right? Read on and find out!

Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys #2 Review and **SPOILERS**

A Killers’ Eye Tour of New York City

Written By: Frank Tieri & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art By: Mauricet, Hi-Fi
Letters By: Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: May 11, 2016


I’m gonna give it to you straight, folks: New York City really blows right now. I suppose its got the same tourist stuff that’s always enticed the grazers, but if you’re looking for a livable city and you’re not an investment banker or accruing extra money through graft, I’d say you could skip it. Most of the cool, affordable places are gone, the outer boroughs are becoming as expensive as Manhattan used to be (and Manhattan real estate is obscenely overblown), and it’s become a veritable police state with a real antagonistic relationship between cops and citizens. Mayor DiBlasio is a real old-time New York mayor in the tradition of many other glad handing fake-outs that talked big and did very little. What this city needs, in actuality, is Harley and her gang, to come cause a little chaos and mayhem and shake the coke-fueled blatherati out of their reverie. A fella can dream, can’t he? Until a bunch of leather-clad chicks do ride down Fifth Avenue whipping chains and spiked maces like something out of the Road Warrior, we’ve got issue #2 of Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys, which you will find I’ve reviewed if you read on!

Red Hood/Arsenal #12 Review and *SPOILERS*

Mock The Vote

Written By: Scott Lobdell
Art By: Joe Bennett, Belardino Brabo, Jose Villarrubia, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: May 11, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Red Hood and Arsenal's time is coming to a close, but before we hit that final issue next month, we gotta wrap some stuff up with the Iron Rule and Joker's Daughter.  Yeah, I guess we couldn't have just ended Duela's time in DC Comics with a simple bullet from Red Hood...... even though it would have been pretty bad ass and I guess we have to address what happened to Arsenal in the previous issue when he went looking for his old team the Iron Rule and it turned out that it was all an ambush.  Really, not a lot to say leading into this issue because what are you going to say about the Iron Rule?  They're a team that was pretty much just thrown in here as a foil to Arsenal....... and they're really not all that exciting, but I guess we'll take them and hopefully wrap this series up with a nice conclusion.  Let's jump into this issue and see if that's where we're headed.  Let's check it out.

Catwoman #52 Review

Mask Appeal

Written by: Frank Tieri
Art by: Inaki Miranda, Pop Mhan, Giuseppe Cafaro, Eva De La Cruz, Beth Sotelo, John Starr and Travis Lanham
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: May 11, 2016

I have been a huge supporter of Catwoman throughout the New 52 run and yes, that even includes the Ann Nocenti part...kind of.  My scores may not have reflected the sheer amount of fun I had reading such stories as the "Race of Thieves", but looking back at it all now puts a smile on my face.  It also paved the way for Genevieve Valentine's excellent mob boss story and now, Frank Tieri's ending of the series.  If you asked me to guess at things that I have no right to guess at, the upcoming Rebirth messed with the story Tieri really wanted to tell and instead of an organic run, he was forced to give us a couple of stories before bowing out.  Whether that's actually the case or not, I think he did a really good job with the time and space he was given, but I'm still left wondering what could have been. However, I am not here to debate the would've, could've, should've of the universe, I am here to review this issue which is the finale of the New 52 Catwoman.  How was it?  Let's find out...

Gotham Academy #18 Review and **SPOILERS**

Are You Ready For the Summer?

Written By: Brenden Fletcher, Steve Orlando, Natasha Alterici, Faith Erin Hicks
Art By: Adam Archer, Sandra Hope, Moritat, Serge LaPointe, Minkyu Jung, Natasha Alterici, Faith Erin Hicks
Letters By: Steve Wands
Cover Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: May 11, 2016


I can still remember the end of every school year being something magical. As days got longer and the weather warmed, children’s brains would delete all stored files and Empty Trash in anticipation of two-plus months of doing as little as possible. For me, possibly as a by-product of being in the New York City public school system, it was time for me to say goodbye to the bulk of my classmates. We all likely lived within a couple of miles of each other, but without the daily reinforcement of forced proximity, no one intended on venturing outside of their known neighborhood to visit another. I wonder if that’s still true today, in the smart phone/Internet age. Back in the long ago, I had a phone number and a home address, both of which were actually owned by my parents, and if you didn’t know either of them then there was no way to contact me. Now, kids are linked up through various social media platforms twenty-four hours a day, so I suppose even if they don’t see each other throughout summer vacation, they can still follow each other’s Instagram accounts. I can’t help but wonder how this shapes the expectations and obligations of summer vacation for school children today; I was pressured by wine cooler commercials and ribald teenage movies, to maximize my summers with as much “partying” as possible, I would have been beside myself with envy to learn that one of my peers was having way more fun. There’s one group of kids who are always having way more fun than anyone, the students of Gotham Academy. They’re always having adventures and hanging out with monsters and ghosts, it’s like a regular Beetlejuice school over there. And now we come to the close of the first matriculated year of this title’s existence, with the finale of the anthology clip show arc titled “Yearbook.” Does it finish strong with a long, wistful autograph on the blank pages at the back, or is it the comic book equivalent of “I hope you have a pleasant summer”? Read my review and find out!

Starfire #12 Review and **SPOILERS**

Who Cares About the Clouds When We’re Together?

Written By: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art By: Elsa Charretier, Hi-Fi
Letters By: Corey Breen
Cover Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: May 11, 2016

**Non-Spoilers and Score At The Bottom**

And so we have come to the conclusion of our twelve-issue Starfire maxiseries—one Palmiotti and Conner claim to have intended to last this long, though of course if it sold eighty-thousand copies a month I think the powers-that-be at DC Comics would have seen fit to keep the series going. But it shipped about a tenth of that, and Starfire is headed off to a new role in the DCU after Rebirth, where she will join the Teen Titans (not to be confused with the Titans), largely restoring the team’s roster to its much beloved Wolfman/Perez incarnation from the 1980s. I’m excited to read that, but I must say I am going to miss Starfire’s solo. It hasn’t been my favorite comic, some issues have been better than others, but it has fairly well redeemed Kori from the sexual cipher she played in Red Hood & the Outlaws and introduced a good degree of fun to the character. Not to mention it brought the pink alien earwig from Teen Titans Go! into comics continuity, something that should have happened a while ago. So I think Starfire has done what it intended to, and now it gets a swan song with issue number twelve. Let’s send her off the way she would want us to, okay? With light sexual innuendo and minor property destruction caused by a verbal misunderstanding. Before you smash your computer, read my review, okay? It will help your mourning.

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6 Review

Just Because

Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: Freddie E. Williams II, Jeremy Colwell and Tom Napolitano
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 11, 2016

I came into this crossover event a little bit late as I was voted "Least likely to enjoy a Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Crossover Event" way back in high school. It really sucks because I was gunning for coolest hair, but we all know that is just a popularity contest!  However, once I jumped on this series, I became a huge fan immediately and couldn’t wait for each issue to come out.  James Tynion and Freddie Williams have given fans of both franchises just about everything they could ask for and even more. Last issue ended with one of my favorite cliffhangers ever...all of the Arkham villains mutagened up and looking awesome. To say I couldn't wait for this finale is an understatement.  So, now that the wait is over, does it all wrap up in as great as way as I'd hoped?  Let's find out…

Action Comics #52 Review


Written by: Peter J. Tomasi
Art by: Dale Eaglesham, Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher, Tomeu Morey and Rob Leigh
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 11, 2016

Here we are with another Final Days of Superman issue, which also happens to be the last issue of Action Comics before Rebirth comes in, slaps a super suit on Lex and gets back to the old numbering.  It's a weird ending for the series at large, but going in, my only concern was that it gets this "Final Days of Superman" story back on track.  After two awesome issues to start it off, it has been a connect-the-dots story that seems to be treading water until we get to rebirth.  The cover and solicit for this issue points to the Pre-Flashpoint Superman getting involved, but does that mean we are heading for an awesome conclusion or does it continue what I was talking about and seem like a guest appearance to setup the upcoming Rebirth books?  Let's find out...

Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion #5 Review and *SPOILERS*

Guy Gardner: Annoying Warrior

Written By: Tom Taylor
Art By: Scott McDaniel, Ardian Syaf, Cliff Richards, Jonathan Glapion, Mark Irwin, Blond, Dave Sharpe
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: May 11, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Now, I'm not going to lie to you.  I haven't been the biggest fan of this mini series and the thing that hurts the most is that I really wanted to be all about it.  I thought Cullen Bunn writing Lost Army was going to this epic tale that would blow me away and when that didn't happen and I heard that the series would have a continuation brought to us by Tom Taylor......... Well, I thought that would blow me away too.  Sadly, that hasn't happened yet and there's little to no cohesion between this series and Lost Army, which is a shame because I'm one of those continuity fanboys that just lives for shit like that.  Anyway, we still have this issue and the last to get our wigs blown back and since I read this issue before writing this opener, even though I like to make you think I haven't, I'll take those odds.  Let's jump into this issue, so we can find out what happens now that a handful of our Lanterns know the truth about the Last City's gigantic protectors actually being the devourers of this Universe.  Let's check it out.

Batman #52 Review and *SPOILERS*

Moving On........ Up?

Written By: James Tynion IV
Art By: Riley Rossmo, Brian Level, Ivan Plascencia, Jordan Boyd, Steve Wands
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 11, 2016

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

This is it folks, the final issue of our New 52/DCYou Batman run and while I wasn't the biggest fan of Snyder and Capullo's Super Heavy story arc, that threw Jim Gordon into the role of Batman, I have to say that their last and final issue on this series was just executed beautifully....... and really felt like it should have been this issue.  There really isn't a lot of lead in going into this story since like last issue, this is a once and done deal just getting us to that fifty-second issue that DC seems to be all about.  So yeah, last issue we found out what "Gotham Is", let's check out how a young Bruce Wayne planned on moving on from his parents deaths.  Let's check it out.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five Chapter #21 Review

But I'm a Creep-tonian, I'm a Weirdo

Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by: Bruno Redondo, Juan Albarran, Rex Lokus and Wes Abbott
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: May 10, 2016

We are back again this week with Injustice and after seeing Bizarro shuffle off this mortal coil last week, I am still in mourning.  If I owned a black armband I'd have it on right now and since you7 can't see me sitting here, let's say that I DO own one and I DO have it on.  So, where do we go from here?  Well, we still haven't seen much of Batman yet this Year, there is trouble among Team Superman and there is the truth of how Bizarro came to be...and that's just the tip of the iceberg!  So, let's stop the speculatin' and get on with the matriculatin' and I know that doesn't make sense...or does it?!?  And boom goes the review...

REBIRTH PREVIEW: Action Comics #957

Written By: Dan Jurgens
Art By: Patrick Zircher
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: June 8, 2016

“PATH TO DOOM” Chapter One
Superman returns to Metropolis just in time to meet the city of tomorrow’s newest protector: Lex Luthor. But it’s not long before these dueling titans meet someone unexpected — the new Clark Kent!
DON’T MISS: ACTION COMICS returns to its original numbering with this issue!

One thing that I really missed during the New 52/DCYou is Lex Luthor really sticking it to Superman.  Yeah, he hasn't really been portrayed as the arch nemesis of our Man of Steel, but we still have that contempt going on and I love the idea of Lex becoming Superman for Rebirth because it's a pure dick move and I like to think that it's all just so he can tell Superman to suck it.

PREVIEW: Constantine: The Hellblazer #12

New York's Alright if You Like Saxophones

Written By: Ming Doyle & James Tynion IV
Art By: Eryk Donovan, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Cover Price: $2.99
On Sale Date: May 11, 2016

Lord Neron has joined forces with John Constantine’s own infernal ex, the demon Blythe, to make New York City an offer it can’t refuse: the magic the Hellblazer has sought his whole life in exchange for the city’s immortal soul. How can John defeat not one but two devils when even he can’t deny their dark allure?

I think this is the final issue? I haven't checked to make sure, but I know this title is coming anew after Rebirth, and number twelve...just feels like a "final" number. Don't you think? Hopefully after this series, they give John a nice easy chair because he's been walking through dimensions for a dog's age. Hopefully he can save New York from being run by devils and restore it to...another time, when it was probably run by different devils!

PREVIEW: Legends of Tomorrow #3

Cover Price: $7.99
On Sale Date: May 11, 2016

The legends continue with four acclaimed teams bringing you all-new thrills and adventure!

Written by: Aaron Lopresti
Art by: Aaron Lopresti and Matt Banning

Metamorpho and Sapphire have been transported to another planet, one torn apart by war over the orb that gave Metamorpho his powers! Meanwhile, the alien criminal Kanjar Ro isn’t too far behind, planning to steal the orb by any means necessary.

Written by: Gerry Conway
Art by: Eduardo Pansica and Rob Hunter

Ronnie and Stein are back together as Firestorm! But as they struggle to work together again, Major Force shows up with nothing but punches and fists to the face—don’t miss this all-out action fight issue!

Written by: Keith Giffen
Art by: Bisques Evely

When an ex from Wonder Woman’s past threatens to expose their relationship on daytime television, Sugar & Spike are on the case! Will our heroes uncover the secret and horrible agenda that guides this menace’s hand before it’s too late?

Written by: Len Wein
Art by: Yidiray Cinar and Trevor Scott
The Metal Men face off against a threat who might make them lose their breath and their chance for escape! Meanwhile, General Scaletti begins her own plan to capture the Metal Men!

Eric described last issue as: stuff happens. And I have the sneaking suspicion that will be true for this issue as well!