DC’s Walmart Stories Coming to Comic Book Stores

WALMART “GIANT” STORIES COMING TO COMIC BOOK STORES IN JULY

Stories by King/Kubert, Bendis/Derington and Conner/Palmiotti/Hardin Reissued as Three Six-Issue Miniseries

Fans who haven’t been able to find 100-Page Giant comics at their local Walmart retailer can breathe a sigh of relief, as DC confirmed its plans today to make available in comic book shops for the first time the original stories that formed the basis for their line of Walmart “Giant” anthology comics. Each story arc comes in the form of a six-issue monthly miniseries featuring two chapters per issue.

The fireworks start early on July 3, with SUPERMAN: UP IN THE SKY #1, written by Tom King (BATMAN) with art by Andy Kubert and Sandra Hope. Following a home invasion that ends in murder, Superman is put on the trail of a Metropolis mystery by Batman—but can even the Man of Steel discover the truth behind these tragic deaths, or their ties to the far-off world of Rann?

The action continues July 10 with Brian Michael Bendis and Nick Derington teaming up for BATMAN UNIVERSE #1. Following the theft of a priceless Fabergé egg, the Riddler leads The Dark Knight on a wild hunt after its true owner: Jinny Hex, a descendant of the haunted Western hero Jonah Hex. Deathstroke, Green Arrow and some of the brightest stars in the DC Universe will join The Dark Knight on the chase to find this treasure!

Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Chad Hardin combine their powerhouse talents on a new adventure featuring the Amazon Princess Diana in WONDER WOMAN: COME BACK TO ME #1, on sale July 17. When Steve Trevor is called in for a test flight of an experimental new aircraft, he winds up lost in the Bermuda Triangle—and it’s up to Wonder Woman and Etta Candy to follow his trail to a mysterious and savage island.
Each miniseries will also feature brand-new cover art from Andy Kubert (SUPERMAN: UP IN THE SKY), Amanda Conner (WONDER WOMAN: COME BACK TO ME) and Nick Derington (BATMAN UNIVERSE).

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Tom King: UGH…
Andy Kubert: YES!!

So… I’m conflicted.

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Hopefully this won’t have that Walmart issue of Superman imagining the worst horrific things that could happen to Lois while he was away. That was just not a good idea.