Monday, November 14, 2005
Foraging For Comics: The February DC Solicits
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen
Cover by Jock
The mystery behind Jason Todd reaches a crescendo when the Dark Knight's former sidekick holds hostage the villain responsible for his own murder! It's a three-way showdown between Batman, the Red Hood, and the Joker!
Scans Daily would have a field day with that text.
BATMAN: WAR CRIMES TP
Written by Andersen Gabrych, Bill Willingham, Devin Grayson, Bruce Jones and Will Pfeifer
Art by Pete Woods, Giuseppe Camuncoli, and others
Cover by James Jean
A pivotal collection featuring BATMAN #643-644, DETECTIVE COMICS #809-810, and material from BATMAN ALLIES SECRET FILES 2005 and BATMAN VILLAINS SECRET FILES 2005!
I figure the only people who would buy a reprint of the story where Leslie Thompkins is revealed as a murderer are penitent Catholics. "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I have lain with a loose woman." "Say three Hail Marys and buy the War Crimes trade."
SUPERMAN: THE DAILY PLANET TP
Written and illustrated by various
Cover by Kevin Nowlan
This 192-page Superman collection revolves around the Daily Planet newspaper and its staff. Featuring classic stories with reporters Clark Kent and Lois Lane, photographer Jimmy Olsen, Editor-in-chief Perry White, and many more - showing how far they will go to get a great story!
This volume reprints select stories from ACTION COMICS #211, 429, 436, and 461, SUPERMAN (first series) #280, SUPERMAN'S GIRLFRIEND, LOIS LANE #17, 24, 45, and 56, SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #42, 63, 75, and 124.
Alternate Title: Superman: The Dick Collection.
BIRDS OF PREY: BETWEEN DARK AND DAWN TP
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Ed Benes, Ron Adrian, Jim Fern, Eric Battle, Eduardo Barreto and others
Cover by Matt Haley
A new volume collecting BIRDS OF PREY #69-75! Huntress goes undercover to infiltrate a religious cult with a dangerous secret, while Black Canary and Oracle uncover the true nature of Sovereign Brusaw's organization.
About fucking time.
JSA: BLACK VENGEANCE TP
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Don Kramer, Keith Champagne and various
Cover by Alex Ross
Don't miss a new collection featuring JSA #68-75 plus pages from 66-67! The Spectre, without a human host, is running rampant, meting out a brutal form of justice encouraged by the new Eclipso! Plus, Atom Smasher seeks forgiveness, Degaton's plan to destroy the JSA is thwarted, and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 1 o 200 pg, FC, $??.99 US
Um, you guys might wanna decide on a price point sometime before this ships.
Written by Bob Harras
Art by Tom Derenick & Dan Green
Cover by Daniel Acuña
The astounding conclusion of the 6-part "World Without a Justice League!" The final confrontation between the man who tried to bring the JLA back together and the man who's splintered the JLA - perhaps forever- reaches its frenzied finale!
Green Arrow takes years of pent-up resentment (fueled by one of the escaped Seven Deadly Sins, Envy, and the newly amplified Key) and takes on the Batman for breaking up the League!
*Batman* broke up the League? I'm sorry, Ollie, but who mindwiped whom, again?
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #15
Written by Stuart Moore & Mark Waid
Art by Patrick Olliffe and Barry Kitson
Cover by Kitson
It's the Legion of Super-Heroes you thought you'd never see, as the greatest heroes of the 31st century become the greatest heroes of the Multiverse! Plus, the return of the ever-popular "Letters to the Legion!"
The Legion Lettercols are the awesomest thing ever.
SEVEN SOLDIERS: FRANKENSTEIN #3
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke
When a bizarre toxic spill defies the laws of nature and threatens the whole human race with destruction, it looks like even Frankenstein could be in over his head, and the Monster must turn to an amazing new ally for help. Enter The Bride and meet the incredible agents of the Super Human Advanced Defense Executive!
Okay, seriously, Grant, you need to stop making this the best thing ever before my brain explodes.
TEEN TITANS #33
Written by Geoff Johns & Marv Wolfman
Art and cover by Tony S. Daniel & Richard Bonk
Marv Wolfman returns to the Titans! An INFINITE CRISIS tie-in guest-starring Nightwing! Superboy learns from Nightwing just what the Titans mean to him and the world as they leave on a mission given to them by the most unlikely of allies!
Please, let there be less Tony Daniel post-OYL.
Written by Bruce Jones
Art and cover by Bart Sears
Prepare for the triumphant return of one of the greatest and longest-running sword-and-sorcery characters of all time in a new series written by Bruce Jones (VIGILANTE, YEAR ONE: BATMAN/SCARECROW) with stunning visuals by Bart Sears (JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL)!
Return with Travis Morgan to the amazing continent of Skartaris…a world of extraordinary fantasy and heart-stopping adventure! The land of Shamballah is caught in the grip of the tyrant Brouis - but the chronicles prophecy a liberator in the form of a displaced man of our time. The phenomenal exploits of this heroic time-lost hero begin here!
From the man who completely balled up the Hulk!
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #18
Written by Adam Beechen
Art and cover by Ethen Beavers
In the deep reaches of outer space, Superman lies injured
and powerless on a remote planet under a red sun. And the
only one who can save the Man of Steel is…Space Cabby?
Oh, dear god.
THE WILL EISNER COMPANION sc
Written by N.C. Christopher Couch and Stephen Weiner
Art and cover by Will Eisner
Will Eisner's career spans the entire history of American comic books, from his formative days in the 1930s into the 1940s when he revolutionized narrative sequential art with his internationally famed series The Spirit, to the 1970s when he created the contemporary graphic novel form with A CONTRACT WITH GOD, to the present!
THE WILL EISNER COMPANION is a comprehensive, critical overview of the work of this legendary writer/artist, and is now available in softcover! Divided into two sections - his Spirit work and his graphic novels - this authorized companion features critical and historical essays by noted comics historians N.C. Christopher Couch and Stephen Weiner, as well as alphabetical indexes relating to all aspects and characters in his oeuvre. This volume also includes a chronology, a bibliography and suggested reading lists, as well as an introduction by Dennis O'Neil. THE WILL EISNER COMPANION is a must-have celebration for new fans as well as old.
$13. You have no excuse for not buying this.
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Jim Fern & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by James Jean
Part 1 of the 2-part story "The Ballad of Rodney and June," featuring guest art by Jim Fern (GREEN LANTERN) & Jimmy Palmiotti (JSA CLASSIFIED). The Adversary's forces have finished conquering the European-based Fable worlds and have now invaded the Arabian Fable worlds. In a remote outpost deep within the Arabian lands, one small group of goblin conscripts and a few of the Empire's elite wooden soldiers struggle to hold off one Arab attack after another. But this isn't a war story. It's a love story. When two wooden offspring of the Sacred Grove suddenly discover they've got feelings for each other, how do they go about expressing it?
Puppet love. Ew.
LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION: SERIES 2: "SCRAMBLED ACHES" ROADRUNNER ACTION FIGURE
The Road Runner, oblivious to danger, always seems to elude Wile E. Coyote's schemes. This deluxe figure includes all the pieces needed to create a scene from the classic "Scrambled Aches" episode. You can mix and match this set with the Wile. E. Coyote figure to create multiple moments from this unforgettable piece of animation history. Accessories include: interchangeable legs, cannon ball, dehydratrated boulder countainer, anvil, a base and a reproduction of the original animated episode's "title card" on a miniature display easel. Packaged in a 4-color pegable window box.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 19 o Action Figure o 4" o PI
LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION: SERIES 2: "SCRAMBLED ACHES" WILE E. COYOTE ACTION FIGURE
The luckless Wile E. Coyote built an increasingly elaborate and seemingly foolproof scheme to snag the Road Runner. This deluxe figure includes all the pieces needed to create a scene from the classic "The Scrambled Aches" episode. You can mix and match this set with the Road Runner figure to create multiple moments from this unforgettable piece of animation history. Accessories include: Rocket, roller skates, napkin with knife and fork, sail and fan blades, twisted leg, cannon and cannon base, slingshot, matchstick base and a reproduction of the original animated episode's "title card" on a miniature display easel. Packaged in a 4-color pegable window box.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 19 o Action Figure o 6" o PI
Best. Toys. Ever.
That's all for this month. Full solicits are available here. Happy hunting.