DC First Issue Focus for February 21, 2018: Batman, Team-Ups, and Deathbed Confessions!
Batman headlines a pair of first issues coming out this week from DC Comics. The Milk Wars continue. And Vertigo offers a new series based on a missing person found on their deathbed. Let’s check out the selection for February 21, 2018!
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Riley Rossmo
Myth, hack, sex symbol, stark raving lunatic-all of these words have been used to describe Antonio Luna, the world’s greatest living adventurer. Or at least he was until 20 years ago, when he mysteriously vanished from the public eye. Now the ninety-year-old has returned and claims to be on his deathbed. Which is where Valentine Richards, a failed novelist turned reporter, comes in. Val is hired to travel to Luna’s remote castle home and uncover where the old star has been all these years, and just how much of what he says is actually true. But once Val starts to hear Luna’s tale, she finds herself entering into an insane world of psychedelic violence and explosive supernatural adventure. This brand-new series is a bold collaboration between Joshua Williamson (THE FLASH, FROSTBITE) and Riley Rossmo (THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHED). Before it’s through, they promise to take you to the Moon and back-and everywhere in between-plus some places that are totally off the map.
Batman: Sins of the Father #1
Writer: Cristos N. Gage
Artist: Raffaele Ienco
Based on the acclaimed videogame series from Telltale Games, this new digital-first comic tells the story of events between the first and second seasons. Someone is killing people associated with Arkham Asylum during the time Thomas Wayne was forcibly committing people there. Suspicion falls on the families suing Bruce Wayne to pay for the harm caused by his father. Batman has other ideas, but his investigation leads to him becoming the target of a deadly assassin.
Rating: Teen +
Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye/Swamp Thing Special #1
The Brave and the Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman #1
Writer: Liam Sharp
Artist: Liam Sharp
Don’t miss the start of a new, six-issue miniseries written and illustrated by Liam Sharp (WONDER WOMAN)! When a Celtic god’s murder leads to a war between the fairy folk and a possible breach between worlds, Wonder Woman must find the murderer and keep the peace while Batman investigates strange occurrences in Gotham City. As Diana must turn to the World’s Greatest Detective for help, the two heroes quickly learn their cases may be connected.
Rating: Teen +