Rann offers Thanagar a cease fire!

Thanks to Sardath's amazing Continuity Bomb, a new superweapon that exposes flaws in continuity, Rann has rendered the forces of Thanagar either obsolete, nonexistent, or just plain silly. Why continue this war now, when Hawkman is in terminal disarray, combating chronically low sales, and cannot possibly win? On behalf of Rann, Adam Strange made the following announcement today:

"Attention all Hawkmen, Hawkwomen, Hawk Gods, Godly Hawks, and alien, reincarnated Egyptian princes! I greet you from Ranagar, Rann's capital city. At the request of Defense Minister Sardath, I hereby offer Thanagar a cease fire. If you agree, we will suspend all hostilities while our diplomats seek a peaceful solution to this war. If Thanagar continues to fight, we will have no choice but to unleash a weapon even more devastating than the Continuity Bomb -- Sardath calls it the MONTHLY SALES FIGURES BOMB!"

"The Continuity Bomb only exposes flawed continuity," Sardath explained, "But the MONTHLY SALES FIGURES BOMB can lead to complete and total obliteration. Some might call it ... cancellation!"

ART: Adam Strange by Murphy Anderson, from DC Who's Who. Click the pic for a big version!

Animated JLA: "It makes no sense to continue fighting ... end this war now!"

The Animated Justice League has sat on the sidelines long enough -- now, the world's greatest cartoon superheroes have called for an end to hostilities in the Rann vs. Thanagar war. "Now that Rann has dropped the Continuity Bomb on Thanagar," team spokesman animated Wonder Woman said today, "We call for an early end to all hostilities. Hawkman's impossible-to-follow continuity has always been the animated JLA's 'crazy Aunt in the closet,' and now that it has been exposed, we don't see how Thanagar can possibly recover. It makes no sense to continue fighting. Even animated Hawkwoman agrees. End this war now!"

DC reveals new "Infinite Crisis" details

From CBR comes news about DC's upcoming "Infinite Crisis" event:

• Midway through the series, the entire DC universe will jump one year into the future.

• The series will not be another reboot. The DCU will focus on refining their characters and getting back to their roots, it will not revamp any of the past comics.

• It isn't about Darkseid, either. Part of the plan is to give some of the DC villains, including Darkseid and the Joker, a rest to make their appearances special again.

• Batman will move away from being an urban commando back towards being a man who has molded his mind and body into the perfect weapon, with no need for a support crew or Barbara Gordon as his OnStar unit.

• Barry Allen, who died saving the universe in the original Crisis, will not return. "The DCU would be a lesser place without Barry's sacrifice, or the crippling of Barbara at the hands of the Joker."

• Several secondary characters will have big parts, including Nightwing and Booster Gold.

• The post “Infinite Crisis” DCU will experience changes. Expect new costumes and identities for some major characters, and some unexpected new directions for others.

Empty suits!

Justice League 0f America #35 by Sekowsky/Anderson; Showcase presents Green Lantern by Gil Kane; and Identity Crisis #7 by Morales and Blair.


Complete Calvin and Hobbes!

From Amazon.com:

"Calvin and Hobbes is unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was first syndicated in 1985 and appeared in more than 2,400 newspapers when Bill Watterson retired in 1996. .Now, we're pleased to announce that the entire body of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons will be published in three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase. This edition will include ALL the Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that ever appeared in syndication. This is the treasure all Calvin and Hobbes fans will seek."

Click the pics to go to the book's page on Amazon!

Multiple Madness!

Too many heroes: Batman #177 by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson; Flash #74 by Greg LaRocque and my pal Roy Richardson; and Atom #11 by Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson.


Aquaman loves Hostess Twinkies!

Here's one in that series of classic ad for Hostess Twinkies featuring different DC heroes. Apparently, like Hawkman, Aquaman also loves Twinkies. Click the pic for a big version of the entire ad. Delicious! Whale of a taste!