Here’s a look at what interested me while looking at this month’s Previews catalog for stuff shipping in November and beyond.
- That preview image for House of Night (five-issue limited series) sure looks cool, and the premise is slightly interesting. And it’s only a buck for the first issue!
- Also sounding interesting is The Occultist, where, according to the ad copy, “Dr. Strange meets Creepy”.
- The Serenity: Those Left Behind is being reissued with extras from the limited deluxe edition. Because I love Firefly/Serenity so much, I want this and am pissed that DH is trying to get me to spend $18 for mostly reprint material.
I find I’ve been more or less skipping the DC solicitations because I don’t want to be spoiled about what’s coming. Plus, I know I’m with the titles I’ve ordered for at least three months anyway. I do kind of regret not getting all 52 now, a little.
- Non-52 related is volume 2 of the Neal Adams’ Batman: Odyssey. Pass. He got me to buy 6 issues of this dreck, so I will draw the line here!
- I will, however, get this: T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 of 6. Oddfellow, among others, sung the praises of the previous volume, so I want to see what’s the big deal.
- Bruce Jones and Sam Keith have done a Batman hardcover (Through the Looking Glass). I think DC puts out waaaayyyyy too many Batman books, but with those two creators, I am tempted, but I’ll at least wait for the trade.
- DC Comics Presents strikes again:
- Superman: Secret Identity #2 will finish out the reprinting of the oft-praised limited series.
- The Life Story of the Flash is something I’ve always wanted to read.
- Finally, what appears to be a comedic look at the DCU is presented in the Elseworlds 80-Page Giant (which is actually 96 pages?).
- The Spirit World collection featuring work by Jack Kirby after he left Marvel. I’m not much a Kirby fan, actually, but since these collected stories deal with the occult and supernatural, I am mildly interested.
- If you missed the Weird Worlds limited series (as I did), you can now get the trade.
- The new Green Lantern series based on the new animated series will be out at the end of November. I’ll watch the cartoon, but not read this.
- The all Robin cover to The All-New Batman: Brave and the Bold #13 calls to me. I bought the all Robin issue of Tiny Titans, so I must get this.
- Fables v16: Super Team. Wait, what?
- Hmm, Vertigo is releasing two Unwitten comics a month, with .5 issues? Of course I’m getting it, but can we please stop with the point issues?
- IDW is publishing a Star Trek 100 page reprint collection. At $7.99, I might be enticed to get this.
- Anyone who loves Chuck Jones (and I am a huge Warner Bros. cartoon fan, so I appreciate Mr. Jones’ contribution to those characters) might want to check out Check Jones: The Dream That Never Was collection, featuring unknown until now artwork.
- The Eric Powell cover art to his adaptation of Huckleberry Finn (IDW) sure looks nice.
- How can a trade with fewer pages than the Huck Finn hardcover I just mentioned be $10 more?! That’s what IDW did with Felix the Cat, The Great Comic Book Tails.
- Okay, the subject matter doesn’t much interest me, but man my interest is piqued because Frank Cho is creating Guns and Dinos.
- There are some concepts that just grab onto you, no matter how silly, and Mudman is that for me. I may have to get this.
- For 599 cents you can own the Giant-Size Elephantmen, which collects three comics in this series. And the cover looks just like the old Marvel giant-size comics.
- Pilot Season continues, but this time one title interests me: Seraph.
- Hmm, I was going to get the 50 Girls 50 trade because I thought that Frank Cho did the art, but he only does the covers. I need to think about this one.
- If you never read the Luna Bros. Girls, here’s another chance. (I suggest you do–it’s pretty good.)
- Point One. Hmm, the “biggest change to the Marvel universe in over 35 years”? Wow, DC’s relaunch really knocked Marvel for a loop, huh?
- Since the Vision is one of my all-time fave Marvel characters, I may end up getting his Avengers Origins issue.
- Avenging Spider-Man is Marvel Team-Up for the new millennium, but I don’t get the “Avenging” part. Is it a tie-in to the Avengers? What is Spidey avenging? Or is Marvel just running out of adjectives for the ol’ web-head? Regardless, I may try this one.
- Fantastic Four #600! Huh? So what does this title’s return do to FF?
- I’m a sucker for history books, so the History of the Marvel Universe is particularly enticing.
- Eww, gross! Storm and Cyclops locking lips?! I did not need to see that, thank you very much Astonishing X-Men #44. I thought Storm had better taste than that.
- OMG! Powers #7 is being released!
- ZOMG! Scarlet #6 is being released. Do I care anymore? I guess I’ll find out.