Geeky Friday: DC Comics New 52 Summer Sampler Preview

Alright comics geeks, get ready to wet your drawers. Word comes from DC Comics that after the success of last September’s launch of its New 52 series, a new line restarting all the titles in its series at issue 1. DC told me recently that this May, it will launch DC Comics-The New 52 Volume 1s, 52 all-new graphic novels featuring the world’s greatest super heroes. This sampler contains previews of six of our most anticipated collections of the summer: Justice League Vol. 1: Origin by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee; Batman Vol. 1: The Court Of Owls by Scott Snyder; Green Lantern Vol. 1: Sinestro by Geoff Johns; Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood by Brian Azzarello; Superman: Action Comics Vol. 1: Superman And The Men Of Steel by Grant Morrison and Animal Man Vol. 1: The Hunt by Jeff Lemire. More details are available here.

Comic book art mashups
If the DC stuff doesn’t cut it for you, take a gander at these comic book art mashups courtesy of Neatorama. Some are meh, but others are truly inspired.

My two personal favs:

Animal as Wolverine is perfect (I love that there are only two claws because he doesn’t have enough fingers/knuckles), but Charlie Brown as Hellboy, how freakin’ awesome is that!

Good Investment

Lastly, comic book geeks get your drool buckets out! A man cleaning out the house of his late uncle comes across the guy’s stash of 345 comics bought as a kid. Among them were‚ right here would be a good time to hold onto something to keep from falling over‚ Action Comics No. 1 featuring Superman’s debut, Detective Comics No. 27 spotlighting a brand new character called The Batman, Captain America No. 2 with Cap about to beat the crap out of der fuhrer who’s got Bucky tied up, and Batman No. 1.

Overall, the collection included 44 of the comics listed in Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide‘s top 100. The collection recently sold for $3.5 million at auction. The Detective Comics No. 27 with Bats’s first appearance fetched a mind-boggling $523,000. Its original 1939 price was 10¬¢. That was money well spent!

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