DC Comics Rebirth & August 2017 Solicitations Spoilers: Jack Kirby Inspires 11 Comics Including A Few One-Shot Specials For A Centennial Celebration For His 100th Birthday! New Gods, Manhunter, Sandman & More!

DC Comics Rebirth and August 2017 Solicitations Spoilers.

August 2017 has 6 special one-shots celebrating the month that would mark Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday, but there are 5 other Jack Kirby inspired issues in August 2017 as well in DC Rebirth and from DC’s Young Animal.

The solicitations are below.

HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #26

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI • Art and cover RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA • Variant cover by TBD

“FALL OF THE GODS” part one! Ancient hunters awaken across the cosmos to end Highfather and the New Gods! Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps draw the line between gods, but that won’t stop the body count as the most powerful deities in the universe go to war.

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 • RATED T

HAL JORDAN & THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #27

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI • Art and cover RAFA SANDOVAL and JORDI TARRAGONA • Variant cover by TBD

“FALL OF THE GODS” part two! Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner face off against God Killers as they try to protect an injured Orion from certain death. As the battle turns against the Corps, will they have to sacrifice a New God to save an entire sector of space?

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 • RATED T

MISTER MIRACLE #1

Written by TOM KING • Art by MITCH GERADS • Cover by NICK DERINGTON • Variant cover by MITCH GERADS

From the team behind THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the Hugo Award-nominated writer of Vision comes a unique new take on one of Jack Kirby’s most beloved New Gods.

Scott Free is the greatest escape artist that ever lived. So great that he escaped Granny Goodness’ gruesome orphanage and the dangers of Apokolips to travel across galaxies and set up a new life on Earth with his wife, the former female fury known as Big Barda. Using the stage alter ego of Mister Miracle, he has made a career for himself showing off his acrobatic escape techniques. He even caught the attention of the Justice League, which counted him among its ranks.

You might say Scott Free has everything…so why isn’t it enough? Mister Miracle has mastered every illusion, achieved every stunt, pulled off every trick—except one. He has never escaped death. Is it even possible? Our hero is going to have to kill himself if he wants to find out.

Written by Tom King (BATMAN) and illustrated by Mitch Gerads (The Punisher), this is a MISTER MIRACLE unlike any you’ve read before.

On sale AUGUST 9 • 32 pg, 1 of 12, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE KAMANDI CHALLENGE #8

Written by KEITH GIFFEN • Art by STEVE RUDE • Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS • Variant cover by STEVE RUDE

After the chilling ending of the last issue, Keith Giffen and Steve Rude transport us to a land where the Grecian sheep and the Wolf Garibaldeks are on the brink of war! Will a visit from Kamandi, now mistaken for their folk hero Odysseus/Ulysses, bring peace? Or will he bring forth an age of destruction?

On sale AUGUST 23 • 32 pg, FC, 8 of 12, $3.99 US • RATED T



BUG!: THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER #4

Written by LEE ALLRED • Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED • Variant cover by ADAM MACLEAN

Bug meets Boston Brand, known more commonly as Deadman, one-time circus performer turned nomadic ghost. Deadman has now become trapped in a robotic body, and Bug’s chase through dimensions and realities may just be the key to breaking the spook out of his tin can.

On sale AUGUST 2 • 32 pg, 4 of 6, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS


THE NEW GODS SPECIAL #1

Written by SHANE DAVIS • Art by SHANE DAVIS and MICHELLE DELECKI • Backup story written by and art by WALTER SIMONSON • Cover by SHANE DAVIS and MICHELLE DELECKI

In a feature length story, Orion and Lightray must come to the aid of Forager and his people, as Kalibak has established a brutal dictatorship over the Bug colony. In confronting his evil brother, Orion faces the darker side of his own nature. And, in a back-up story, master comics writer/artist Walter Simonson tells a tale of a young Orion and his friend Seagrin. Also includes a reprint of a classic New Gods tale by Jack Kirby!

ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 2 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

THE NEWSBOY LEGION AND THE BOY COMMANDOS SPECIAL #1

Written by HOWARD CHAYKIN • Art and cover by HOWARD CHAYKIN

Jack Kirby’s two wartime kid gangs share their first adventure together in a novel-length tale written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin! When the Boy Commandos arrive in New York on the trail of a secret Axis agent, they’re greeted as turf invaders by the crime-fighting Newsboys! Can these kids put aside their rivalry and join forces to protect the home front? Also features a Kirby reprint!

ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 9 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

THE SANDMAN SPECIAL #1

Written by DAN JURGENS and STEVE ORLANDO • Art by JON BODGANOVE and RICK LEONARDI • Cover by PAUL POPE

Don’t miss two new tales starring Jack Kirby’s costumed Master of Nightmares from the 1970s. Sandman, Brute and Glob battle an onslaught of dreams so powerful that they are invading the dreams of other people! Then, a grown-up Jed Walker returns to his childhood home, only to find himself haunted by dreams from the past. Plus: a seldom-seen Sandman story from the 1970s!

ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 16 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

MANHUNTER SPECIAL #1

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN DiDIO • Art by NICK BRADSHAW • Backup story written by SAM HUMPHRIES • Backup story art by KLAUS JANSON • Cover by BRUCE TIMM

Big-game hunter and private detective Paul Kirk has marshaled his skills to fight crime as the masked vigilante known as Manhunter. But now crime has reached epidemic proportions that may push him to the limits—and draw the attention of the Golden Age heroes Sandman and Sandy! Plus: a short story featuring Etrigan the Demon by writer Sam Humphries and artist Klaus Janson and a Golden Age reprint.

ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 23 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

DARKSEID SPECIAL #1

Written by MARK EVANIER • Art by SCOTT KOLINS • Backup story written by SAM HUMPHRIES • Backup story art by STEVE RUDE • Cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

Mark Evanier, longtime Kirby associate and biographer (Kirby: King of Comics), tells a tale starring one of Jack’s greatest villains. The latest daring escape from the orphanage of Granny Goodness leaves an infuriated Darkseid determined to capture and punish the escapees. The Lord of Apokolips puts his best hunter on the case, but one of Granny’s students is unlike anyone he’s encountered before. Plus, an untold tale of Omac by Humphries and Rude and a classic Kirby Fourth World tale!

ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

THE BLACK RACER AND SHILO NORMAN SPECIAL #1

Written by REGINALD HUDLIN • Art and cover by DENYS COWAN and BILL SIENKIEWICZ

Shilo Norman has taken up the mantle of Mister Miracle, following the example of Scott Free by cheating death on a daily basis. But when he pushes himself to the limit, the Black Racer comes calling. Now Shilo is literally running from death itself and a cosmic chase leads both target and hunter across the universe. Also featuring a Fourth-World era reprint!

ONE-SHOT • On sale AUGUST 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

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