Friday, July 22, 2005

Foraging For Comics: The October Marvel Solicits

The House of M gets bulldozed, Spider-Man meets "The Other," monsters take over week 5, and much more blow the cut. FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #1
Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils and Cover by MIKE WIERINGO
"THE OTHER"
This is it! The start of a 4-month Spider-Man event that crosses over all three core Spider books and promises to forever change the lives of Peter Parker and everyone close to him! Haunted by unsettling dreams. Disturbed by a growing sense of dread. Convinced that people are out to get him. A portrait of someone on the edge of a nervous breakdown? Nah. Simply a typical day for Peter Parker, as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has to contend with a new and deadly opponent named Tracer, self-defense lessons with Captain America, and some disturbing news that will change his life in a distinctly negative manner. Part 1 (of 12)!
32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED F


I'll be buying all the Spidey books for this month, and gauging whether or not I want to stick with the crossover based on that. and I'll probably be back on FNSM and ASM in January no matter what. Yes, I am a Spider-Whore.


NICK FURY'S HOWLING COMMANDOS #1
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Pencils and Cover by EDU FRANCISCO
When the supernatural proves too difficult and dangerous for SHIELD, Nick Fury fights fire with fire! Introducing the top secret weapon in the battle against other worldly threats, the HOWLING COMMANDOS, a special covert "shock and awe" unit made up of Marvel's greatest horror characters. Join Warwolf, the Living Mummy, Frankenstein, the Zombie, Vampire by Night and a whole army of the macabre in this fantastic first issue! This series will have far reaching ramifications in the Marvel Universe!

Sounds pretty cool, but what, no Jack Russel?


DAREDEVIL: FATHER #4 (of 5)
Written by JOE QUESADA
Art by JOE QUESADA, DANNY MIKI, RICHARD ISANOVE
Cover by JOE QUESADA
Daredevil has his work cut out for him: New York's crippling heat wave shows no signs of release and a serial killer continues to cut a bloody swath through the city. But Daredevil's beginning to put together the pieces, edging closer and closer to discovering the identity of a killer who just might be hiding in plain sight...or even closer?


Of course, if he really is hiding in plain sight, DD won't be able to find him anyway. Hiyo!

NEW AVENGERS #12
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Pencils and Cover by DAVID FINCH
"RONIN"
With S.H.I.E.L.D. rotten to the core and HYDRA splintered all over the world, MADAME HYDRA is teaming up with the new Hand to reclaim the power of the Japanese underworld. And you know what that means... the Avengers versus ninjas!!! Lots and lots and lots of ninjas. Part 2 (of 3).



Oh, boy. Ninjas. That's got Ultron and Count Nefaria beat all to hell.

INCREDIBLE HULK #87
Written by PETER DAVID
Pencils & Cover by ADAM KUBERT
Inked by JOHN DELL
Stand Alone Issue! The events of House of M are over...or are they? Bruce Banner and A.I.M. Scientist Supreme, Monica Rappaccini, find themselves in league one more time as Scorpion is forced to face the fury of the Hulk in order to bring her diabolical mother to justice.


Okay, that's interesting. Particularly given that Adam Kubert is now exclusive to DC.


NEW THUNDERBOLTS #13 & #14
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Pencils and Cover by TOM GRUMMETT
GUEST-STARRING THE NEW AVENGERS!
There is a new superhuman team the government can't trust whose roster is made up of questionable choices. Unaccountable. Uncontrollable. Unknown. So the Commission on Superhuman Activities has a "request" for the New Thunderbolts -- take down the New Avengers! You know what that can only lead to... Songbird vs. Captain America! Photon vs. Sentry! Radioactive Man vs. Iron Man! Speed Demon vs. Spider-Man! Atlas vs. Cage! Joystick vs. Spider-Man! Place your bets, pick your winners, but know that the only sure outcome will be nasty throw-downs and long-term ramifications in the Mighty Marvel Manner!


Hmmmm. Photon vs. Sentry. That sounds pretty cool.


MARVEL MONSTERS: DEVIL DINOSAUR
Written by ERIC POWELL AND TOM SNEIGOSKI
Art by ERIC POWELL AND MARK FARMER
Cover by ERIC POWELL
Two young Celestials get into a debate about who the superior life form is on prehistoric Earth-the Small Folk or the Killer Folk. But when the ferocity of Devil Dinosaur proves no mach for the savage Killer Folk, a savage from the future is brought back to even the odds. It's the battle you thought you'd never see: HULK VS. DEVIL DINO by the Eisner Award Winner of The Goon, Eric Powell.
Plus THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE HULK-- NO LIE!
"I Was a Slave of the Living Hulk!" From Journey Into Mystery #62, November 1960 by Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers


Holy crap in a hat, Devil Dinosaur.

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #8
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Penciled by PATRICK SCHERBERGER
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
Peter Parker's gotta hustle if he's going to make it across town for his study date with Liz Allen! The good news? When you're secretly Spider-Man, city travel's a breeze. The not-so-good news? When you're in your Spidey costume, guys like Scorpion come outta the woodwork!
32 PGS./ALL AGES ...$2.50

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #5
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Cover by JUAN SANTACRUZ
Peter Parker's gotta hustle if he's going to make it across town for his study date with Liz Allen! The good news? When you're secretly Spider-Man, city travel's a breeze. The not-so-good news? When you're in your Spidey costume, guys like Scorpion come outta the woodwork!


Uh... huh.

And that's it for this month. Full solicitations are up on all the sites, so enjoy yourselves. And keep reading comics!

2 comments:

Morts said...

Jack Russel IS Werewolf by Night, Michael.

Michael said...

Yeah, but he's not in this. There's Vampire by Night, the character that's been running in the backups for Amazing Fantasy, but no Werewolf by Night.

Which reminds me that I ought to dust off the Werewolf By Night pitch I came up with back in November and see if it can be tweaked for someone like IDW.