Published on April 27th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning
DC’S ‘POWER GIRL SPECIAL’ #1 LAUNCHES TWO NEW “DAWN OF DC” TITLES
Three fierce DC Super Heroes—Power Girl, Fire and Ice—will shine in two new comic book series featuring the fan-favorite characters as part of the Dawn of DC storytelling initiative, Power Girl and Fire & Ice: Welcome to Smallville. Both new series will spin out of the pages of the Power Girl Special #1, available May 30 at local comic shops.
Power Girl Special #1 Variant Cover Art by David Nakayama
Power Girl takes center stage in Power Girl Special #1 by Leah Williams (X-Terminators, X-Factor) and artist Marguerite Sauvage (Action Comics). With new powers and a new mission, Power Girl faces a challenge unlike any she’s experienced before in this shocking one-shot rising from the events of Lazarus Planet and Action Comics!
Power Girl Special #1 also features a 10-page backup story about Fire and Ice, written by Joanne Starer (The Gimmick, Sirens of the City), and illustrated by artist Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, Miles Morales: Spider-Man) and colorist Tamra Bonvillain (Wonder Woman, Batman/Superman: World’s Finest), and lettered by GLAAD-award winning letterer Ariana Maher. In the introductory tale, Fire and Ice respond to a natural disaster in Baltimore, debating whether to involve Ice’s old flame Guy Gardner. When Guy causes some major drama at the scene, Superman gets involved to stop the fight.
Power Girl Special #1 will be available at local comic shops on May 30 with a main cover by Sauvage, open to order variant covers by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau and Amanda Conner, a 1:25 variant by Tula Lotay, a 1:50 variant by Taj Tenfold, and the featured variant by David Nakayama, which will also be available in a special foil format.
Power Girl #1 Variant Cover Art by Jonboy Meyers
Power Girl’s story will continue in her standalone series Power Girl by Williams and artist Eduardo Pansica (Suicide Squad, Supergirl). After the events of “Knight Terrors,” a long dormant Kryptonian threat has returned to take down Superman and his family. Who could possibly stop it? Well, according to Superman, it’s Power Girl. You won’t want to miss this roadtrip race against time as Paige reconnects with her roots and strives to save her newfound family. Power Girl #1 hits shelves on September 5.
Fire & Ice: Welcome to Smallville #1 Main Cover Art by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson
In Fire & Ice: Welcome to Smallville #1, Superman sent the former Justice Leaguers packing for Smallville to lie low following their extremely public and utterly disastrous mission in Baltimore, and in doing so doomed them to a fate worse than death: irrelevance. Ice finds herself drawn to the quiet life and dreams of planting roots. But Fire…well, Fire will do just about anything to get the hell outta dodge and back on the Super Hero circuit—including challenging the DC Universe’s biggest villains to a knock-down, drag-out, live-streamed brawl in the streets of Smallville! The series is crafted by writer Starer, artist Bustos, colorist Bonvillain, and letterer Maher. Fire & Ice: Welcome to Smallville #1 hits shelves onSeptember 5.
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