100-Page Giant DC Comics to be sold EXCLUSIVELY at Walmart this Summer

by Harry Spencer

It was officially announced today that starting this summer, July 1st as a matter of fact, Walmart customers will see a huge 100-page DC Comics collection coming to their local stores.

The official synopsis is as follows: “Available July 1, Monthly Anthology Titles Combine All-New Stories by Top DC Writers with Classic Tales from DC’s Deep History Original Stories Featuring Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Dan Jurgens, and Tim Seeley”. There will also be a “12-Part Superman Story by Tom King and 12-Part Batman Story by Brian Michael Bendis to Follow in September”.

There are 4 main “GIANT” titles and “each title will also include additional story arcs drawn from fan-favorite DC eras such as the New 52, Rebirth and the New Age of DC Heroes”. DC Publisher Dan DiDio stated, “We are extraordinarily excited about working with Walmart to expand the reach of our books”. “These new monthly books combine new and accessible stories with reprints of classic comic series. It’s a great way for new readers to get into comics and follow the characters they’ve grown to love in TV and film.” These sound really exciting and I’m very jealous of my friends over in the states because I would love to get my hands on these DC Comics collections.

The 4 main titles are SUPERMAN GIANT, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA GIANTBATMAN GIANT and TEEN TITANS GIANT which will be available for $4.99 and beginning in August, the Superman and Justice League of America titles will arrive in week one of each month, with the second pair, Batman, and Teen Titans, arriving approximately two weeks later. So let’s not waste any more time and go through each one and break down exactly what fans can expect from them.

SUPERMAN GIANT #1

SUPERMAN GIANT #1 will feature the first chapter of the two-part “Endurance,” an original story written by Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Tom Derenick, both who have worked on previous Harley Quinn stories. Superman Giant #1 description: “The Daily Planet sends Clark Kent to Tornado Alley to do a story on the area, but when the storm hits, it turns out that this mild-mannered reporter is more helpful as Superman”.

The issue will also include THE TERRIFICS #1­ (2018), GREEN LANTERN #1 (2005), and SUPERMAN/BATMAN #1 (2003). Fans will also get SUPERMAN GIANT #3 in September which features Eisner Award-winning writer Tom King’s first return to the Man of Steel since his poignant and heartfelt tribute story, “For Tomorrow,” in the pages of ACTION COMICS #1000. Together with DC Master Class artist Andy Kubert, this powerhouse team will take readers on a new 12-part adventure titled “Up in the Sky!” When a little girl is kidnapped and taken from Earth, Superman embarks on a galaxy-spanning mission to find the perpetrators…but has to decide what lengths he will go to in order to save one life! This sounds very cool indeed and I’m sure some hardcore Superman fans can’t wait for September to arrive.

TEEN TITANS GIANT #1

In this original six-part Teen Titans story by Dan Jurgens with art by Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher and Jim Charalampidis, the Teen Titans’ pizza dinner is interrupted by the introduction of a new villain, the Disruptor. Teaming up with the Fearsome Five and working as an agent of H.I.V.E., he had one mission: kill the Teen Titans! The battle spills onto the streets of San Francisco, putting its citizens at risk, while H.I.V.E. uses this distraction to begin their plan for world conquest! This sounds like classic Teen Titans action and with the Teen Titans having a “GIANT” (no pun intended) fan base I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the most popular of the 4 main titles.

This also contains additional issue #1 stories of SUPER SONS #1 (2017), SIDEWAYS #1 (2018),and TEEN TITANS #1 (2003). Teen Titans #1 (2003) will definitely be a blast from the past for most DC Comics fans and for anyone who isn’t familiar with that story it follows Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy as they welcome in a new roster of young heroes to train to defend humanity—Wonder Girl, Impulse and a Superboy who’s been cloned from Superman’s DNA!

SUPERMAN GIANT #1

Batman Giant issue #1 follows Batman who is on the case of a missing girl in “One More Chance,” an all-new story by writer Jimmy Palmiotti and artist Patrick “Patch” Zircher. Batman is the world’s greatest detective, but what happens when the trail in his newest case leads him back to a place from his past that he never expected to revisit? This one sounds the most interesting to me out of the bunch and from the cover art seems to have some of Batman’s more colorful rogues showing up which gets me even more interested in it.

Batman Giant issue #1 also includes these additional stories: BATMAN #608 (2002), arguably one of the more famous Batman story arcs as it kicks off “Batman: Hush”, NIGHTWING #1 (2011), and HARLEY QUINN #1 (2011). Similarly to the Man of Steel, the Caped Crusader will also get BATMAN GIANT #3 in September with superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis makes his DC debut on the Dark Knight with a 12-part story, “Universe.” Batman’s run-in with the Riddler leads the Caped Crusader into a mystery that spans the globe!

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA GIANT #1

Justice League Giant issue #1 will follow Justice League member Wonder Woman is spotlighted in “The Conversion,” an all-new story from NIGHTWING writer Tim Seeley and artists Rick Leonardi and Steve Buccellato. In this single-issue story, Wonder Woman comes face to face with Ares, god of war—who sees her as a promising new recruit! After the recent set photos of Wonder Woman 1984 and all the hype around the movie, I can see this one doing very well with the wider audiences and more casual comic book fans who may stop by their local Walmart and pick this one up. Plus who doesn’t love a good  Justice League comic?

Justice League issue #1 will also include JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 (2011), THE FLASH #1 (2011), and AQUAMAN #1 (2011). I think this has the best selection of additional stories, especially because the Flash has always been a fan favorite and again there is a lot of hype building up for the Aquaman movie so including one of his stand-alone comics was a very smart move. In issue #2 of Justice League Giant, Seeley teams up with artists Felipe Watanabe and Chris Sotomayor on “Mother’s Day,” a stand-alone story where Wonder Woman returns to Paradise Island for the first time since her exile, only to find that the Amazons – and Queen Hippolyta – have been abducted by Echidna, the mythological Mother of Monsters, with a brood of unstoppable beasts as children! In Issue #3 there will be another original 12-part Wonder Woman story, the same as Batman and Superman, by HARLEY QUINN co-writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti called “Come Back to Me.” When Steve Trevor’s plane crashes on an island outside of time itself, it’s up to Wonder Woman to rescue him from this mysterious land, full of monsters, dinosaurs, and some very surprising citizens.

Overall whilst I won’t be able to get my hands on these me I’m still very excited for them. They all sound really great, both with the actual Giant Issues themselves and the additional included stories and if you wish to get hold of these comics you can use Walmart’s online store finder to find a store in your area that has Giant Issue DC Comic books available. So are you excited for these Giant Issue Comics and will you pick any up? Let us know in the comments or over on Twitter. Guys thank you so much for reading this and if you did enjoy do please hit that like button and share around. Follow me and Geek Vibes Nation over on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest news updates and articles. Thanks again guys and I’ll catch you next time.

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