Monday, October 3, 2011

Is It Wednesday Yet?

Coming this week is the first batch of #2 issues from DC's New 52. On my pull list are:

  • Action Comics #2
  • Animal Man #2
  • Swamp Thing #2
In addition, DC also has two new miniseries launching this week:
  • Huntress #1
  • Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #1
I'm definitely getting Huntress. In spite of the rather awful covers by Guillem March (why does everybody but me think this guy is a good artist?), the interior art by Marcus To promises to be absolutely gorgeous and well worth the cover price. Paul Levitz is writing. There's a preview here.

I think I'm gonna pass on the Penguin mini, though. It's written by Gregg Hurwitz with art by Szymon Kudranksi, and I'm not familiar with either of their work so that's neither a plus or a minus. But I already have way too much Batman-family titles on my pull list, so I'm not really looking to add yet another. 

Other stuff on my pull list:
  • Sweet Tooth #26 (Vertigo)
  • Severed #3 (Image)
  • Mystic #3 (Marvel/CrossGen)
  • Superior #5 (Marvel/Icon)
Sweet Tooth is Jeff Lemire's magnum opus, which just keeps getting better and better. Severed is a Scott Snyder horror project involving cannibals. Mystic is G. Willow Wilson's fantastic mini-series that I wish could go on forever instead of being a mini-series. It may be the best book of the year, due in no small part to the wonderful art by David Lopez and gorgeous colours by Nathan Fairbairn. Superior is the long-delayed Mark Millar/Leinil Yu fantasy about a boy who gets transformed into his favourite movie superhero, an analogue of Superman/Captain Marvel. I believe this is the penultimate issue.

Finally, IDW has a graphic novel called All-Ghouls School that might be worth a look.  I'm not going to pick it up right away, mostly because I can't afford it right now when there are so many other books on my waiting list (more on that later). But it looks like it could be fun. There's a cheesy trailer for the book here.

Full list of new releases is here.


Ed Howard October 3, 2011 at 8:03 PM  

Looks like we have the same 3 New DC titles to look forward to this week. I'm especially excited for more Animal Man, the first issue blew me away and was my favorite of the whole New 52.

Sweet Tooth is great, too, Lemire is really impressing me lately. And so is Scott Snyder. Severed has been a deliberate slow burn but has had some amazingly creepy images along the way.

The other book I'm looking forward to this week is the newest Casanova. I loved the first issue of the new miniseries, I love how Fraction finds so much emotion and poignancy in such a pulpy concept.

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