Bleeding Cool ran the big spoilers news over the weekend, that WildC.A.T.S. is returning to the DC Comics continuity. Now courtesy of Matthew Rosenberg and Ryan Benjamin, we have the visual proof that this is something DC Comics is committing to. Spoilers ahead of course.
The Wildstorm characters, initially created by Jim Lee and Brandon Choi, were bought by DC when they bought the Wildstorm Studios. And now that Jim Lee is the Publisher and CCO of DC Comics, there's a little more openness to using WildStorm and WildCATS characters. We have has quite a few mentions of Apollo and Midnighter in the Superman books, Grifter in Batman, and more classic Wildstom characters in Batman Urban Legends. Zealot will be fighting Wonder Woman in that next month. But today's issue is full-on WildC.A.T.S.
With WildC.A.T.S. bringing back the initials in its name that once stood for Covert Action Teams, and membership crossing their publication history from Grifter to Ladytron to Zealot to Deathblow and beyond. Is that Spartan as the robot? Is that Void in the astronaut suit? Is that Fairchild in the Gen 13 suit? Who is the Kherabim in the black and purple?
So much more to learn – will Zealot Vs Wonder Woman next month reveal more?
BATMAN URBAN LEGENDS #5 CVR A DAVID FINCH
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) David Finch
Story by CHIP ZDARSKY, MATTHEW ROSENBERG, MEGHAN FITZMARTIN, AND MARGUERITE BENNETT art by EDDY BARROWS, MARCUS TO, RYAN BENJAMIN, BELÉN ORTEGA, AND SWEENEY BOO Red Hood: Meet Cheer, the villain behind the insidious Cheerdrops altering the citizens of Gotham. When confronted with a man responsible for taking the lives of so many, including Tyler, the kid Jason Todd swore to protect, will Red Hood be able to stop himself from taking vengeance for a whole city? Grifter: Through four chapters of blood, bullets, and Batman, the true reason for Cole Cash emerging in Gotham City reveals itself at last…but it's not what you think! Tim Drake: Tim is determined to find his friend Bernard, who was taken by a Chaos Monster before his very eyes. But this case is different from any Tim has taken on before, and the cracks are starting to show. Batgirls: Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown are just two teenagers breaking into Wayne Manor so they can play some video games. But when Oracle gives them a mission, the Batgirls suit up and head to an abandoned arcade to investigate. Retail: $7.99 In-Store Date: 07/13/2021