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PREVIEW : STAR WARS : THE SCREAMING CITADEL

THE SCREAMING CITADEL

Marvel Comics has released a sneak peek at its upcoming Star Wars comic book crossover, “The Screaming Citadel”.

Written by Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen, with artist Marco Checchetto, The Screaming Citadel teams Luke Skywalker and Doctor Aphra for an adventure through the darkest shadows of the galaxy.

“THE SCREAMING CITADEL” — PART 1. Rebel pilot and rogue archaeologist wander side by side into the darkest shadows of the galaxy as Luke Skywalker reluctantly teams up with Doctor Aphra! The Doctor makes Luke an offer he can’t afford to pass up…one that leads him to a very rare gathering at the heart of the infamous Screaming Citadel. Will Luke find what he’s looking for? Can Aphra be trusted? Or will they both wind up victims of the Citadel’s Queen?

40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$4.99

I’m looking forward to this comic and to see how things go, because when you look at the characters, they shouldn’t get along much at all.

Justice League : A Return To Greatness

BWAH HA HA

Fans of the Keith Giffen, JM Dematteis, Kevin Maguire version of the Justice League will be able to have their entire exploits together in one place. Justice League International Omnibus Vol. 1 will be released on October 3rd with a $99.99 price tag.

Following the events of the Legends crossover event, Martian Manhunter brings together a new group of heroes as the new Justice League. Known for it’s more humorous and satirical style, this iteration of the League is affectionately known as the BWHA HA League.

There have been previous collections of this run, but this oversize omnibus collects their run in its entirety for the first time. The collection will include JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL OMNIBUS VOL. 1 collects JUSTICE LEAGUE #1-6, JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #7-25, JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #26-30, JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL #1-3 and JUSTICE LEAGUE EUROPE #1-6.

Detroit League Assembled

 

THE JLD

In the early 80s one of DC’s landmark teams underwent a major membership shift. The venerable Justice League of America would see most of its legendary team leave and be replaced with a roster of less renowned characters. To comic book fans this team would come to be known as Justice League Detroit, or the Detroit League.

Under the guidance of Gerry Conway and Chuck Patton Aquaman would dissolve the existing League and reform the team with heroes who could devote themselves full-time. Aquaman would be joined by Martian Manhunter, Zatanna, Elongated Man, Vixen, Gypsy, Vibe, and Steel.

While it may not be as highly recognized as the satellite era League, or the Grant Morrison Magnificent Seven League, the Detroit League does have fans who have some fondness for this team. Those fans, and readers who haven’t had the chance to read the Detroit era, can look forward to an Omnibus collection of their adventures coming out next year.

Justice League: The Detroit Era Omnibus will be an 800 page collection due for release on January 16th, 2018.

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