It’s the dreaded Fifth Wednesday, which are usually filled with specials that are outside the main line of comic books. This week is no different, and I was surprised at how many books I picked up.
Batman once again dominates the pull list, with 5 books that star or feature prominently Gotham’s Dark Knight. This may be the future of the company moving forward, as the coming implosion and cancellation of titles may leave every week feeling Bat-heavy on the DC side. Joker Warzone picks up the thread from the ongoing Joker War happening in most of the Bat-books, while Three Jokers will give us another look at what Geoff Johns thinks a Batman story should be.
It’s also a pretty big week for Wonder Woman, with 4 books for the Themysciran Princess. Diana continues to battle Max Lord in her main title, while a tie-in to the upcoming movie sequel (which also features Max Lord as the villain, fancy that) shows us a little bit of the 1980s in Wonder Woman’s world.
On the non-DC Comics side of things, James Tynion IV (a prominent Bat-writer) releases Department of Truth for Image. The story promises to follow a man who discovers that all of the craziest conspiracy theories are true, with one agency covering them up. Sounds like the perfect book for this modern age.
Let’s take a look at what I’ll be reading this week:
Batman: Joker Warzone 1
Batman: Three Jokers 2
Batman/Superman Annual 1
Dark Nights Death Metal Multiverse’s End 1
John Constantine: Hellblazer 10
Justice League Annual 2
Wonder Woman 763
Wonder Woman 1984 1
DC Digital Comics
Superman: Man of Tomorrow 16
The Boys: Dear Becky 5
Department of Truth 1
Transformers vs. The Terminator 4