Monday, January 31, 2011

Is It Wednesday Yet?

Why does Superboy look like he's in his 30s?
New comics this week!

On my pull list
  • Hellboy: The Sleeping and the Dead #2 (Dark Horse)
  • Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1 (DC)
  • Superboy #4 (DC)
  • Sweet Tooth #18 (Vertigo)
The first issue of that two-part Hellboy story featured some really nice art by Scott Hampton. This is the conclusion. Preview here.

The Legion of Super-Heroes annual is especially noteworthy because it reunites the classic team of writer Paul Levitz and co-plotter/artist Keith Giffen. This story takes place in current continuity, though.

Superboy #4 is the conclusion of the two-part story arc about Psionic Lad, a new character created by Lemire. I'm curious to find out whether he'll stick around for a while or if this was just a brief appearance before he sinks into obscurity.

And Lemire continues to push his experimentation further in this week's Sweet Tooth, which is "told horizontally with text and images." Preview here.

Also noteworthy
  • Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever #1 (Dark Horse)
  • Superman 80-Page Giant 2011 (DC)
  • DC Universe Online Legends #1 (DC)
  • Daytripper TPB (Vertigo)
  • Doctor Strange: From the Marvel Vault #1 (Marvel)
Witchfinder is another Hellboy spinoff. Preview here.

I hadn't quite realized the scope of that DC Universe Online tie-in series, but it looks like this is going to be a 26-issues bi-weekly. Personally, I'm going to pass, but for those who are playing the game, this should provide an additional look at that world and the characters within it. I wonder if any gamers who don't usually buy comics are going to be won over by this. I'm assuming that's the plan.

I'm not sure if I'm going to get the Superman 80-Page Giant, since I don't recognize many of the creators involved. I'll probably flip through it at the store and decide on a whim. 

Daytripper was an amazing 10-issue limited series from last year by brothers Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba. It's probably one of the the best things Vertigo put out last year and now it's getting collected in a single volume. I'm working on a review, so check back next week if you want to find out more.

That Doctor Strange comic is apparently the first of a series of stories that were never published or completed, which Marvel now plans to release over the coming months. This one dates back to 1998 and is written by Roger Stern, with art by Neil Vokes and Jay Geldhof. There's a preview here.


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