There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for the lack of available new comic books, but things are definitely not going back to the way they used to be just yet.
While the new new books we’ve grown used to reading on New Comic Book Wednesdays are still suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus, DC Comics seems to be getting antsy about releasing new product. This week, the publisher has started a new line of daily digital releases featuring stories that were previously printed as Big Box exclusives. The announced lineup includes Superman on Monday, Batman on Tuesday, Wonder Woman on Wednesday and The Flash and Aquaman shoring up the week.
Not wanting to put 99 cents on a credit card every day, I’ll probably just keep buying them on Wednesdays.
In addition to the new, cheaper, digital stories, DC has decided to eschew Wednesdays as New Comic Book Day altogether, as they work with new comics distributors with the Diamond shutdown. They announced last week that they would be releasing new comics for the foreseeable future on Tuesdays starting April 28, to better align releases across platforms.
It’s a whole new world out here. Let’s take a look at what I bought today.
Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America – My interest in politics and the Get Out The Vote efforts had me click on this book by Tommy Jenkins, going into the history of voting and how it led to the results of the 2016 presidential election.
Batman: Gotham Knights – Two stories, one from Brad Meltzer and one from Larry Hama, and ties a couple of Bat-characters to the military.
Superman: Man of Tomorrow – The Man of Steel battles the Parasite in a tale by Robert Venditti.
Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace – Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti team up to tell about another great team-up, as Diana meets up with Harley Quinn.
It’s an interesting line-up to add to the collections I’m still working through from LAST WEEK. What are you reading in quarantine? Let us know in the comments!