DC Preview: "Guy Gardner: Collateral Damage," Batman/Spirit," & "The Other Side"

Tue, September 12th, 2006 at 12:00am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

DC Comics has released previews of these November shipping titles: "Guy Gardner: Collateral Damage" #1, "Batman/The Spirit," and "The Other Side" #1.

GUY GARDNER: COLLATERAL DAMAGE #1 (OF 2)

Written by Howard Chaykin; Art and Cover by Chaykin

On the fringes of the Rann-Thanagar War, G'Nort of the Green Lantern Corps must find an arbiter to broker a peace deal! What neutral part does he find? None other than Guy Gardner!

Wait…Guy? Peace? Neutral?

DC Universe | 48pg. | Color | $5.99 US

On Sale November 29, 2006

BATMAN/THE SPIRIT

Written by Jeph Loeb and Darwyn Cooke; Art by Cooke and J. Bone; Cover by Cooke

Will Eisner's legendary hero The Spirit returns for a monumental meeting with the Dark Knight in this special one-shot event written by comics luminaries Jeph Loeb (SUPERMAN/ BATMAN) and Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER) with; Art by Cooke and J. Bone!

When the American Criminologist Association holds its annual convention, its members are unaware that America's criminals are holding a gathering of their own. And when Batman's rogue gallery joins forces with the Spirit's colorful criminals, things can only get worse!

With dozens of villains on the loose and the nation's security at stake, two very different crimefighters must come together to save the day. Guest-starring just about everyone from the supporting casts of both comic-book icons - including Robin, Catwoman, the Joker, Ebony, P'Gell, Commissioner Dolan and more - this is an historic comics event you won't want to miss!

Batman | 48pg. | Color | Prestige | $4.99 US

On Sale November 29, 2006

THE OTHER SIDE #1 (OF 5)

Written by Jason Aaron; Art and cover by Cameron Stewart

1968. The height of the Vietnam War. Two young men from opposite ends of the earth must drag themselves through Hell for the opportunity to kill one another.

Written by rookie sensation Jason Aaron with astoundingly visceral art by Cameron Stewart (SEAGUY, SEVEN SOLDIERS: GUARDIAN), THE OTHER SIDE is a 5-issue miniseries following Bill Everette, a 19-year-old Alabama farm boy drafted into the Marine Corps whose only goal is to come home alive, and Vo Binh Dai, a 19-year-old Vietnamese farm boy who enlists in the People's Army of Vietnam, terrified only of failing in his duty to die bravely for his country.

Along the way, Private Everette encounters demonically vicious Parris Island drill instructors, talking maggots, voiceless ghosts, jaded grunts, man-eating pigs, maniacal rats, leeches that quote William Blake, a rifle that begs him to shoot himself and occasionally even the enemy. Vo Dai must undertake the long march south down the Strategic Trail, through black forests and bloody swamps, over pockmarked earth and fields of fire, past tigers and dragons and mounds of the dead, past exhaustion, beyond endurance. At turns, wholly fantastic yet always heartbreakingly realistic.

THE OTHER SIDE is an epic tragedy about America's most haunting war. A surreal exploration of the Vietnam war from opposing viewpoints. A horror story about the horrors of war.

Vertigo | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US | Mature Readers

On Sale October 4, 2006

 
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