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The dream of the ’90s is alive at DC Comics

There's a new WildC.A.T.s ongoing, a Wildstorm Black Label mini, a 30th anniversary one-shot, a Batman/Spawn reprint, and more.

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The dream of the ’90s is alive at DC Comics this November, with the publisher announcing new comics about the WildC.A.T.s and other WildStorm characters, as well as the first new printing in years for Batman/Spawn: The Classic Collection.

Describing it officially as a celebration of the ’90s, the publisher will also be putting out a series of more than 15 ’90s-themed variant covers throughout its line. There’s a lot coming here as part of all this, so let’s take it one at a time.

First and perhaps foremost, there is a new WildC.A.T.s ongoing comic launching from writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Stephen Segovia. Those who have been paying attention may remember that Rosenberg has been telling stories with these characters for a while now, doing so both during Future State and in the pages of the Batman: Urban Legends anthology series.

Checkout the full solicit info for the first two issues, along with the first issue cover, below:

WILDC.A.T.S. #1
Spinning from the pages of BATMAN comes the senses-shattering new series! The HALO Corporation has gathered a motley crew of operatives, led by Cole “Grifter” Cash, who are going to make the world a better place…no matter who they have to kill! Working in the shadows of the DC Universe, this new covert team has been tasked with gathering an elite group of scientists for the first phase of their plan…but the ‘Cats mysterious leader, Void, might have other plans!
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art and cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant covers by JIM LEE, STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU and BEN OLIVER
1:25 connecting variant cover by JEFF SPOKES
1:50 variant cover by ALAN QUAH
1:100 variant cover by DAN HIPP
1:150 pencil variant cover by JIM LEE
‘90s Cover Month variant cover by BRETT BOOTH and SANDRA HOPE
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 11/8/22

WILDC.A.T.s# 2
The mission has gone sideways for the ‘Cats team as they inadvertently run afoul of the LAST group they wanted to cross paths with…the Court of Owls! It’s the fight of the year with Talon vs Zealot!
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Art and cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant cover by BEN OLIVER
1:25 connecting variant cover by JEFF SPOKES
1:50 variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 12/6/22

Next up is a four-issue miniseries titled Waller Vs. WildStorm from DC Comics’ excellent prestige imprint, DC Black Label. It’s set during the Cold War, and full info about that one, plus a cover from that series can be found below:

WALLER VS. WILDSTORM # 1
In the early 1980s, as the Cold War stubbornly refuses to thaw, a new battle heats up…for the soul of the intelligence agency Checkmate. As the agency’s super-heroic public face, Jackson King—a.k.a. The armored Battalion, former leader of Stormwatch and the symbol of American might—has long suspected that Adeline Kane is up to dirty tricks overseas, engineering horrors that betray everything he believes about service to one’s country. But King doesn’t know that Kane has a clever new ally—an ambitious young woman named Amanda Waller. She has her own ideas about how metahumans can serve their country. And honor, dignity, and long lives don’t factor into them… National-security reporter Spencer Ackerman (The Daily Beast, Reign of Terror), comics and video game writer Evan Narcisse (Black Panther, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Batman: Gotham Knights -Gilded City), and veteran artist Eric Battle (Aquaman, Kobalt) celebrate WildStorm’s legacy of espionage-flavored superhero morality plays, pitting Stormwatch against the deadliest people in the DCU—including Deathstroke himself!
Written by SPENCER ACKERMAN and EVAN NARCISSE
Art by ERIC BATTLE
Cover by JORGE FORNÉS
Variant cover by ERIC BATTLE
1:25 variant cover by MIKE PERKINS
$5.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 4 | Prestige Plus 8 1/2″ x 10 7/8″(all covers are card stock)
ON SALE 11/15/22

In addition, the publisher will be putting out a one-shot celebrating WildStorm’s 30th Anniversary (good lord, the ’90s were 30 years ago…). Solicit info is — you guessed it! — below, along with a cover:

WILDSTORM 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL # 1
In 1992 Jim Lee changed the course of comics history with the founding of WildStorm Productions, which would revolutionize the business and launch the careers of so many top creators. 30 years later the impact of the imprint, character and creators is felt to this day! In honor of this legacy comes a 100 page giant that pays homage to the past…and looks toward the future! Part of this mammoth special will be reprinting–for the first time in periodical form!– short stories from the acclaimed WildStorm: A Celebration of 25 Years hardcover, including stories by Jim Lee, J. Scott Campbell, Brett Booth, Dustin Nguyen and more…and also included will be new stories featuring WildStorm characters in the DC Core line, charting their future in the DC Universe.
Written by MATTHEW ROSENBERG, JOSHUA WILLLIAMSON, BRANDON CHOI, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, BRETT BOOTH, ED BRISSON, and more!
Art by JIM LEE, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, BRYAN HITCH, BRETT BOOTH, and more!
Cover by JIM LEE
Variant covers by SOZOMAIKA, BRYAN HITCH, JOSHUA MIDDLETON, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL,
and LEE BERMEJO
1:25 Glow in the Dark cover by JEFF SPOKES
1:50 Foil Variant by SOZOMAIKA
$7.99 US | 96 pages | Prestige | One-shot (all covers are card stock)
ON SALE 11/29/22

Up next, check out the full list of DC’s forthcoming ’90s variants. FOC for these bad boys is set for Sept. 18:

  • ction Comics #1049 by ROGER CRUZ
  • Batman #129 by RYAN BENJAMIN
  • Batman Incorporated #2 by CHRIS BURNHAM
  • Batman vs Robin #3 by CARLO BARBERI
  • Batman/Superman World’s Finest #9 by CHIP ZDARSKY
  • Batgirls #12 by PAULINA GANUCHEAU (to be revealed)
  • Black Adam #6 by CARLO BARBERI
  • Catwoman #49 by JIM BALENT
  • Detective Comics #1066 by KYLE HOTZ
  • Harley Quinn #24 by JONBOY MEYERS
  • I am Batman #15 by KHARY RANDOLPH
  • Nightwing #98 by BRIAN STELFREEZE (to be revealed)
  • Superman: Son of Kal-El #17 by STEVEN BUTLER
  • The Flash #788 by TODD NAUCK
  • The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing #2 by KELLEY JONES
  • Tim Drake: Robin #3 by TODD NAUCK
  • WildC.A.T.s #1 by BRETT BOOTH and SANDRA HOPE
  • Wonder Woman #793 by JEN BARTEL

And finally, the dream of the ’90s is alive at DC with reprints too, that being the aforementioned Batman/Spawn business. Solicit info for that one, too, can be found below:

Batman/Spawn: The Classic Collection
An ancient evil has arisen in Gotham City. The last time it appeared, an entire colony was wiped clean from the face of the Earth, leaving only one clue: Croatoan. Whoever or whatever Croatoan is, it’ll take all of the Batman’s investigative skills and the supernatural abilities of an ex-soldier turned Hellspawn to save Gotham’s citizens from the hell that is about to be unleashed on our world. For the first time in three decades, this edition of the classic meeting between comics’ caped avengers of the night reprints Batman/Spawn: War Devil #1 by legendary Batman writers and artists Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant, and Klaus Janson…plus the Spawn/Batman one-shot by Batman: The Dark Knight Returns writer Frank Miller and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, which brings Batman to Spawn’s home turf of New York City! Two heroes with different methods in two very different tales. Capes will clash.
Written by DOUG MOENCH, CHUCK DIXON, ALAN GRANT, and FRANK MILLER
Art by KLAUS JANSON and TODD McFARLANE
Cover by GREG CAPULLO and TODD McFARLANE
$19.99 US | 112 pages | 6 5/8″ x 10 3/16″
Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-77952-150-7
ON SALE 11/15/22

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