Finding Michael Kaluta in DC Comics' Target-Exclusive Primal Age

Ian Melton, our Senior Target Correspondent reports on how the DC Primal Age comic has been landing in Target stores…

Finding Michael Kaluta in DC Comics' Target-Exclusive Primal Age

The Target exclusive DC Primal Age #1 has been reaching some Target stores, displayed in the toy section in its own display with the Primal Age action figures.

Finding Michael Kaluta in DC Comics' Target-Exclusive Primal AgeFinding Michael Kaluta in DC Comics' Target-Exclusive Primal Age

The 100-Page Giant shares some similarities with Walmart DC 100-Page Giants, except it will feel slimmer since it has no ads in it and it is twice the price of any of the Walmart DC 100-Page Giants. However, all the contents are brand new and exclusive to this issue, including a Batman/Joker face off pinup by famed fantasy artist Michael Kaluta.

Finding Michael Kaluta in DC Comics' Target-Exclusive Primal Age

The special contains the following stories and artwork by various DC famed creators:

Cover by Jon Bogdanove

THE PRIMAL AGE

Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Scott Koblish

BORN ON A MONDAY

Written & Drawn by Jerry Ordway

ICE & FIRE

Written by Louise Simonson
Art by Phil Winslade

DARKEST KNIGHT

Written by Louise Simonson
Art by Scott Eaton

THE JOKER'S WILD

Written by Jerry Ordway
Art by Chuck Patton & Tom Derenick

NOT A BIRD…

Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Keith Pollard

The comic was edited by Kristy Quinn and the group editor was Jim Chadwick.

The comic does look and feel like a DC annual from the 90's, and features creators that are not currently working on any current main DC book (though Scott Koblish is usually a name associated with Marvel books, particularly Deadpool).

Finding Michael Kaluta in DC Comics' Target-Exclusive Primal Age

The book, and the toyline, is not at all Targets, but those that do have it have put the toys and comics on an endcap, and the online Target site lists that the toys are not available in stores, very oddly, and does not list the comic at all meaning it is an "in store" exclusive.

The displays hold 10 copies and the display I got was after I bought the last issue and the store wasn't planning on getting more copies, mostly because they were not sure they would get sent any more…

Finding Michael Kaluta in DC Comics' Target-Exclusive Primal Age

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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