Archive for April, 2015

Welcome to the world of Tangent Comics — where you only know the names. Parallel Lines: A DC Comics Tangent Universe Podcast is a bi-weekly, issue-by-issue exploration of DC Comics’ Tangent Universe events, hosted by Shawn Engel and Michael Bradley.

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“Ten years. I guess the joke was on me.”

The crossover 10 years — or at least 19 bi-weekly episodes — in the making is here! A return to the Tangent Universe finds a much darker world, and if that wasn’t enough, two of the DC Universe’s finest get stranded smack in the middle of it all. Plus, in a backup, the history of the Tangent Universe gets put under the microscope!

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NEXT TIME: Questions are answered and more mysteries arise!

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Welcome to the world of Tangent Comics — where you only know the names. Parallel Lines: A DC Comics Tangent Universe Podcast is a bi-weekly, issue-by-issue exploration of DC Comics’ Tangent Universe events, hosted by Shawn Engel and Michael Bradley.

Justice League of America (Vol. 2) #16

“I’m afraid my adventure is just beginning …”

Bridging the 10-year gap between the second wave of Tangent book and their return in SUPERMAN’S REIGN, Shawn and Michael look at a quartet of books that bring the Tangent characters into the modern day and help set the stage for the future! It’s a decade of comics in 60 minutes. Buckle in tight, folks!

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NEXT TIME: Superman’s Reign begins!

Parallel Lines: The DC Comics Tangent Universe PodcastNever miss an episode: Subscribe via iTunes or the RSS Feed! All feedback is warmly welcomed. Send your thoughts to tangent(at)greatkrypton.com! Share your thoughts on the episode and the stories discussed. Seriously, we want to hear from listeners. You also can connect with us on Facebook to leave feedback and get show-related updates and content!

DC Comics’ CONVERGENCE #0 hit stands this week. As mentioned in recent episodes of Parallel Lines: The DC Comics Tangent Universe Podcast, the “Convergence” event will mark the first significant appearances of the Tangent characters since 2009.

Here’s a look at issues where it’s been solicited the Tangent characters will appear. We’ve talked briefly about each of these on the show, but here are all the solicitations in one place. Keep an ear on future episodes of the show, and we’ll try to track down other appearances of the Tangent characters, if any, throughout the 89 (yes, 89!) “Convergence”-related issues.

Convergence: The Flash #1 Convergence: The Flash #1 variant

CONVERGENCE: THE FLASH #1
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Trapped in Gotham City, Barry Allen has nowhere to run. He fights on, seeking justice as well as a way to save the city, but he faces a Tangent Universe foe who thinks faster than even The Flash can run!

Convergence: Justice League America #1 Convergence: Justice League America #1 variant

CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #1
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art and cover by CHRISCROSS
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! With their heavy hitters sidelined, Elongated Man must lead the much-maligned “Detroit Justice League” against the overwhelming power of the heroes from the Tangent Universe!

Convergence: New Teen Titans #1 Convergence: New Teen Titans #1 variant

CONVERGENCE: NEW TEEN TITANS #1
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and MARC DEERING
Cover by NICOLA SCOTT
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Titans Together! The greatest Titans team of them all takes on the might of the Tangent Universe’s Doom Patrol!

Convergence: The Flash #2 Convergence: The Flash #2 variant

CONVERGENCE: THE FLASH #2
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO
Cover by JONBOY MEYERS
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Barry Allen lashes out against the heroes of the Tangent Universe as he tries to protect Gotham City from Convergence!
This extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the DC Universe!

Convergence: Justice League America #2 Convergence: Justice League America #2 variant

CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #2
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art and cover by CHRISCROSS
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Witness the final stand of the Detroit Justice League as they fight to survive against the Tangent Universe!

Convergence: New Teen Titans #2 Convergence: New Teen Titans #2 variant

CONVERGENCE: NEW TEEN TITANS #2
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and MARC DEERING
Cover by NICOLA SCOTT
Variant cover designed by CHIP KIDD
STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Titans Together – no more, when they face the nmight of the Tangent Doom Patrol! Is this the end of what many consider the greatest Titans team in the history of the Multiverse?

All books are rated T and will have a $3.99 price tag. The #1 issues are 32 pages and scheduled to be released April 22, and wile the the #2s are 40 pages (solicits state the “extra-sized issue includes a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the DC Universe”) and are slated to hit shelves May 20.