Ever wondered about the previous history of Mister Manta? Astro City gives us all the answers this month.
Last issue Guy Gardner took off on his own to find one of the rogue Fear Lanterns. This issue we get to see if he keeps all his teeth and limbs.
The mystery of the "human" Clark Kent is revealed in this week's Action Comics. If you haven't heard it's already been spoiled on-line. This must also have a greater ramification for Kal and Lois, especially after Lois' odd comment in the cliff-hanger of last month's Superwoman #7.
Earth 2: Society reaches it's series finale. Everything in New Metropolis seems idyllic. Let's hope so. These heros have earned it.
In this week's issue of ASTRO CITY #42, the villain known as Mister Manta disappeared many years ago, lost at sea after a battle. What the world didn't realize is that he survived, marooned onto an island with nothing but the broken down tech that he created when he first rose to power.
After years of strategizing and attempting to restore his equipment with nothing but the debris that washes ashore, Mister Manta is almost ready to return to the mainland, to his glory days. Then, a cruise ship steers off course and in his direction. Is it the chance he's been waiting for? Will this be his return debut? Find out more in this week's issue of ASTRO CITY #42 from writer Kurt Busiek and guest artist Matthew Clark.
Written by: Kurt Busiek
Art by: Matthew Clark
Colors by: Sam Parsons
Cover by: Alex Ross
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"Quest for the Blue Lantern," part three! Guy Gardner sets out on a one-man mission to take out the one Sinestro Corps ring slinger everyone's afraid of: Arkillo! Can this Green Lantern with a grudge take down this monstrous alien and prove he's still the toughest guy in the cosmos to carry a power battery? As Guy's hope for a fair fight wanes, Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner streak across the galaxy in a last-ditch effort to find Saint Walker of the Blue Lanterns and ensure that the blue light of hope isn't extinguished.
Written by: Robert Venditti
Art by: Rafael Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona
Colors by: Tomeu Morey
Covers by: Sandoval & Tarragona, Kevin Nowlan
"SUPERMAN REBORN" part two! Celebrating our 975th issue with a supersize special as another layer of the Superman/Clark Kent mystery is exposed! And in a backup story written by Paul Dini with art by Ian Churchill, learn what it all means for the Son of Superman, who is the prize in a deadly game!
The covers by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray and the variant covers by Gary Frank for SUPERMAN #18-19 and ACTION COMICS #975-976 will connect to form a single vertical image.
Written by: Dan Jurgens, Paul Dini (Back-up Story)
Art by: Doug Mahnke & Jaime Mendoza, Ian Churchill (Back-up Story)
Colors by: Wil Quintana, Mike Atiyeh
Covers by: Gary Frank, Patrick Gleason
In this series finale, a new dawn rises on Earth-2. After a terrible struggle, the Wonders have restored their world, better than ever. Can they become the new heroes and caretakers the reborn planet needs to protect it from future threats? And what of the price they paid for peace — what is the final fate of the Earth-2 Batman and his legacy? FINAL ISSUE.
Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Vicente Cifuentes
Colors by: Rex Lokus
Cover by: Bruno Redondo