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This Week In Comics: The Nerd Initiative Guide to DC Comics Releases

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Now we all know buying comics can be a bit difficult, many have questions like — “What’s releasing this week? What’s the book about? Will I know/like the characters?”

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Well team Nerd Initiative has your back!

Welcome to the official comic book buying list of every title DC Comics has coming out this week!

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ACTION COMICS 2022 ANNUAL #1

Published

May 31, 2022

Writers

 Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Si Spurrier

Artist’s

Dale Eaglesham, Ian Churchill

Cover Artist

Francesco Francavilla

Summary

As the Warworld Saga reaches a breaking point, battle lines are drawn between the two towering forces at odds: Mongul and Superman. In this special 2022 annual we’ll explore how our combatants have evolved over the years to represent the beacons of hope and tyranny that they respectively embody…and witness the first chilling chapter of their ultimate final battle!


BATMAN 2022 ANNUAL #1

Published 

May 31, 2022

Writer 

Ed Brisson

Artist

John Timms

Cover Artist 

Mikel Janin

Summary

Following the events of the Abyss story arc, Batman has now tasked Ghost-Maker to finance and lead Batman Inc.! First order of business for the new management? Clean up a huge mess Luthor created in Chechnya…but is this new group ready to face fearsome new threat the Gray Wolf? And prepare yourself for the evolution of Clownhunter!

BATMAN: REPTILIAN

Published

May 31, 2022

Writer

 Garth Ennis

Artist 

Liam Sharp

Cover Artist

Liam Sharp

Summary

What strikes fear into the hearts of those who terrorize Gotham? It used to be Batman, but something far more frightening than a mere man stalks the shadows-and it’s after Gotham’s villains. How savage must a monster be to haunt the dreams of monsters? Pick up this dark and bone-chilling tale by comics legends Garth Ennis and Liam Sharp to find out!

HARDWARE: SEASON ONE #6

Published

May 31, 2022

Writer

Brandon Thomas

Artist’s

Denys Cowan

Bill Sienkiewicz

Cover Artist

Mateus Manhanini

Summary

Mercenaries, police, backstabbing businessmen, and more have all tried to keep Curtis Metcalf down. His reputation is in tatters, his suit nearly destroyed, and his body beaten, and still nothing can stop Curtis from getting his revenge. It’s time for Edwin Alva to realize just how big of a mistake he made in underestimating the power of Hardware’s rage!

JUSTICE LEAGUE: ROAD TO DARK CRISIS #1

Published

May 31, 2022

Writers

Joshua Williamson, Jeremy Adams, Brandon Thomas, Chuck Brown, Stephanie Phillips and Phillip Kennedy Johnson

Artist’s

Clayton Henry, Fico Ossio, Emanuela Lupacchino, Leila Del Duca and more

Cover Artist

Daniel Sampere

Summary

The Justice League has tragically fallen in battle, and now we see the aftermath. How does the world react to the Justice League being gone? Which heroes rise up…and which villains try to take advantage? And what dark forces are lying in wait to attack? An all-star roster of DC talent showcases a world without a Justice League and sets the stage for next month’s Dark Crisis event!

SHADOW WAR: OMEGA #1

Published

May 31, 2022

Writer

Joshua Williamson

Artist

Stephen Segovia

Cover Artist

Jonboy Meyers

Summary

Shadow War conclusion! THE SHADOW WAR’S EPIC CONCLUSION! The shocking finale of the Shadow War! Lives have been lost. Heroes and villains have fallen in battle. And now the real mastermind behind the Shadow War has been revealed. But they are far from done! Batman and Robin are all that’s left to put a stop to their real plans. Can the father-and-son duo work together to save the day? Events in this issue lead directly into DC’s next big summer event!

SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL VOL. 1: THE TRUTH

Published

May 31, 2022

Writer

Tom Taylor

Artist’s

John Timms Daniele Di Nicuolo

Cover Artist

John Timms

Summary

Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly when that will happen, but all signs point to it being very soon. It’s time for the son to wear the cape of his father and bear the symbol of hope that has told the world who Superman really is.

THE NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE #9

Published

May 31, 2022

Writer

James Tynion IV

Artist

Alvaro Martinez Bueno

Cover Artist

Alvaro Martinez Bueno

Summary

All Arturo wants is for his partner, Sam, to be happy so why isn’t he? What is scratching at the edge of Sam’s memories that keeps him restless and unsatisfied? As a journalist, nothing can keep Sam from the truth no matter what that truth could cost the man he loves.

Well …

That’s a wrap on the DC Comics titles for this week!  I seriously hope this weekly list helps everyone out in knowing what new comics are releasing every week. Thank you for reading and see you all next week for another post of “This Week In Comics: DC Edition.”

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