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.
In what is now our third straight article from a single solicit, a personal best we must say, DC Comics has confirmed yet another longstanding rumor you heard first right here at Bleeding Cool. Though this one was quasi-officially confirmed by "The Great One" Brian Bendis in the pages of Action Comics, this is the double dog dutch official confirmation with a cherry on top, and one more chance for us to say: "Pip pip!"
We already pointed out that this solicit for May's Leviathan Rising ten-dollar one-shot confirmed Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber's Jimmy Olsen series, but now we have the word on Greg Rucka's Lois Lane series, with the addition of artist Mike Perkins, from that same solicit copy:
An all-star roster of writers and artists highlight the new threat of Leviathan, but also tees up (sic) new ongoing series for Jimmy Olsen by writer Matt Fraction and artist Steve Leiber, and Lois Lane by writer Greg Rucka and artist Mike Perkins, coming in June. As Leviathan enacts a plan to take down Superman, it's up to Lois, Jimmy, and the heroes of the DC Universe to rescue the Man of Steel.
Rucka and Perkins' Lois Lane will launch in June, along with Fraction and Lieber's Jimmy Olsen., but if you want to read the real beginning, you'll need to shell out ten bucks for Leviathan Rising in May.