In a shocking event that is sure to send ripples of envy throughout the world of comics journalism, Bleeding Cool Rumourmonger-in-Chief Rich Johnston has obtained and posted the full DC Comics May solicitations catalog before they've been "officially" released.
"It's gettin' bloody harder to sneak into the DC Comics offices while dressed as a potted plant with all of these budget cuts," Johnston told us when asked for comment, noting that even the publisher's potted plant budget has been slashed by 60%. "Oi used to dress up as a nice sansevieria, but that's a bit too ritzy these days, so now Oi have to infiltrate as a shabby philodendron."
So as other websites scramble to get someone from DC on the phone, complaining of blown EX-X-XCLUSIVES and begging to post the solicits themselves, Bleeding Cool can sit back and mine the solicits for individual articles to spin out of them, all the while reaping the sweet, sweet clicks.
"Pip pip," Johnston said, his eyes glowing with the thought of all the clicks.
It looks like the DC Super Pets aren't the only ones getting a ten-dollar one-shot this May. Helping to engorge the profits for Leviathan, the big Superman story dreamed up by "The Great One" Brian Bendis, DC Comics will release the Leviathan Rising One-Shot in May. The title refers both to the ascension of the titular secret organization, and also the giant boner DC's bean-counting department is getting over the thought of all these ten dollar comics.
Creators featured in the 80-page prestige format comic include "The Great One" himself, as well as Matt Fraction, Greg Rucka, Marc Andreyko, Yanick Paquette, Steve Leiber, and Mike Perkins, with a cover by Paquette. Look for it in stores on May 29th.
More on that Matt Fraction thing in a subsequent article. Click click click!