New Year, new comics. Including my name in the DC solicits for the first time in years. Wait, what?
AVENGERS FOREVER #2
JASON AARON (W) • AARON KUDER (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
VENGEANCE IN THE WASTELAND!
On an alternate Earth ravaged by the multiversal Masters of Evil, Ghost Rider Robbie Reyes has been taken prisoner by the planet’s dark wastelords, the brutal War Machines. And what the Rider endures at their hands will change him forever — into the most unbridled force for vengeance any universe has ever seen. That’s unless Ant-Man, Tony Stark and his bunch of ragtag heroes can pull off the mother of all rescues.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
JASON AARON (W) • JUAN FRIGERI (A) • Cover by JAVIER GARRÓN
VARIANT COVER BY LOGAN LUBERA
THE ALL-NEW MASTERS OF EVIL ARE HERE!
The Death Hunt continues as super-psychopaths the Black Skull and Ghost Goblin invade New York City to slaughter Deathloks and anyone who gets in their way, including Captain America and Captain Marvel. But the bad guys didn’t plan on having to face the world’s most dangerous young Avenger. Believe us — no one’s ever seen anything like the Starbrand unleashed!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
KING CONAN #2 (OF 6)
JASON AARON (W) • MAHMUD ASRAR (A/C)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Variant Cover by DAVE WILKINS
THE BARBARIAN KING OF AQUILONIA VS. THE UNKNOWN!
• CONAN must make an unholy alliance if he is to continue his journey on the Western Sea!
• But as the fallen warriors of this mysterious isle rise to fight once more, will Conan succumb to the lure of CURSED SORCERY after all this time?
• And what of his son, PRINCE CONN, and the Kingdom of Aquilonia left behind?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
BATMAN: THE PENGUIN
Written by BILL FINGER, DOUG MOENCH, ALAN GRANT, JOHN OSTRANDER, PAUL DINI, and JASON AARON
Art by BOB KANE, DON NEWTON, NORM BREYFOGLE, JOE STATON, KELLEY JONES,
DON KRAMER, JASON PEARSON, and others
$19.99 US | 240 pages | 6 5/8" x 10 3/16" | Softcover
ON SALE 2/22/22
Offered again! Rediscover the history of the Batman and the Penguin's greatest clashes before they return to the big screen in The Batman. Featuring stories from industry legends from throughout comics history, Batman: The Penguin collects Detective Comics #58, #610, #611, #824, Batman #155, #374, #548, #549, Batman: Penguin Triumphant #1, and Joker's Asylum: Penguin #1.
Okay, the DC thing is actually just another reprint of my JOKER'S ASYLUM: PENGUIN one shot from many years ago, reprinted just in time for the new Batman flick. This is a little story I'm particularly proud of. A deep dark dive into the warped mind of Oswald Cobblepot. And it's the only time I've ever written Batman in my career. For one whole panel at least. The only time I've ever written anything at all for the DCU.
Who knows, maybe someday that will change. But for now, it's back to work.