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Slugfest is a roundup of cool announcements about projects coming to a shelf near you. This edition focuses on DC’s April 2024 announcements. Hit the links for more information.
DC’s solicitations for April 2024 arrived this past week — you can find them on The Beat or on Newsarama — and I thought I’d pull out some of the highlights. There aren’t many new first issues, but there is a big Superman-themed crossover event launching, several annuals, some graphic novels and listings for three of their four Free Comic Book Day titles for this year.
‘Superman vs. Lobo’ by Tim Seeley, Sarah Beattie and Mirka Andolfo will kick off in August.
If you’re a fan of Money Shot, the excellent, very adults only comic published by Vault Comics, then you’ll be happy to know its writers, Tim Seeley and Sarah Beattie, are working on a Black Label title for DC featuring Superman and Lobo.
It’s called, naturally, Superman vs. Lobo, because why would they ever get along? And it features art by Mirka Andolfo, artist of Punchline, Mercy and Hex Wives, among other titles, with Arif Prianto.
Mariko Tamaki and Amancay Nahuelpan bring together Lobo and Crush for some family bonding time.
DC Comics has announced Crush & Lobo, a new eight-issue miniseries written by Mariko Tamaki with art by Amancay Nahuelpan. The series will feature the Main Man and his daughter, Crush, spinning out of her adventures in Teen Titans.
The series will debut during Pride Month, and is one of several DC titles featuring a Pride Month variant cover.
The first one is focused on Lobo and is titled Dark Nights: Death Metal Infinite Hours Exxxtreme! #1. It will feature “Uncle Lobo” telling “familiar yet freaky stories of the DC Universe, exactly as he remembers them: with blood and guts and exxxtreme gratuitous violence.” The creators involved include Frank Tieri, Becky Cloonan, Dale Eaglesham and more, with a cover by Kyle Hotz.
If that one isn’t ridiculous-sounding enough, the second one, Dark Nights: Death Metal The Multiverse Who Laughs “offers the curious—and the brave—a glimpse into the nightmare realities that the Batman Who Laughs has created in tales by creators who know what it means to have a truly twisted sense of misfit humor.” As you can tell by the cover, one of those worlds features evil super pets. It includes stories by Amanda Conner, Patton Oswalt, Jimmy Palmiotti, Scott Snyder, Brandon Thomas, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Chad Hardin and more.