Sunday, September 18, 2005

DC Comics for November 2005

Sorry it took so long for this to appear, but I missed the official announcement due to my "vacation" and had a fun time google-ing to find it later.

Without further ado, here are my picks for the month:

INFINITE CRISIS #2
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning
Covers by Jim Lee & Sandra Hope and George Pérez
The biggest comics event of the year is just getting started! The heroes are divided as chaos erupts across the world and the universe - from Paradise Island to the farthest reaches of space. But what strange new force prepares to help? And, more important, why? Plus, a time-lost hero returns in search of an object that will turn the tide of one of the many wars. Guest-starring Supergirl, Alan Scott, Metamorpho, Animal Man, Firestorm, Power Girl and dozens of others! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with covers by Lee & Hope (50%) and Pérez (50%).
On sale November 9 o 2 of 7 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


BIRDS OF PREY #88
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
Cover by Adriana Melo & Will Conrad
From the pages of VILLAINS UNITED and IDENTITY CRISIS comes the deadly new Calculator - and he's on the hunt for Oracle. It's the ultimate battle of the DCU's biggest information brokers, with their hand-picked teams caught in the crossfire!
On sale Nov 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


GREEN LANTERN #7
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino
Guest starring Green Arrow! Out of the pages of INFINITE CRISIS explodes a villain who's had devastating effects on the life of Hal Jordan - and only the combined efforts of Hal Jordan and Oliver Queen can combat this monster!
On sale November 30 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US



GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE #3
Written by Geoff Johns & Dave Gibbons
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy
The amazing new miniseries continues! Breaking an ancient pact, two veteran Lanterns venture deep into forbidden territory on a life-or-death mission while the Corps' newest recruits find themselves in the very heart of darkness.
On sale Nov 16 o 3 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US



HAWKMAN #46
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art by Ron Randall, Art Thibert & Walden Wong
Cover by Adam Kubert
The Hawk team welcomes a new cover artist - comics superstar Adam Kubert - in an action-packed issue that serves as a prelude to Rann/Thanagar War! Hawkman and Hawkgirl battle Satana's animal men during a daring heist and Brother Eye unleashes an OMAC on St. Roch as they prepare to leave for deep space! Plus, Hawkman reflects on his last meeting with the Atom!
On sale November 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


JONAH HEX #1
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Luke Ross
Cover by Frank Quitely
The saga of Jonah Hex - the mysterious bounty hunter and thinking man's killer - returns to the DCU in an all-new series penned by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti (HAWKMAN) with amazing art by Luke Ross (GREEN LANTERN; Samurai) and a debut-issue cover by fan-favorite Frank Quitely (WE3, BITE CLUB)! Saddle up and ride shotgun with the original bad man of the Wild West during an age of plunder, greed and lawlessness. When a millionaire's only son is kidnapped, Hex is called on to track down and recover the boy. But a simple missing person case turns into a hunt for vengeance as Hex unleashes his special brand of justice on the unsuspecting culprits.
And don't miss SHOWCASE PRESENTS: JONAH HEX VOL. 1, featuring classic tales of the legendary gunslinger, on page 81!
On sale November 2 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
Edited by Stephen Wacker


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: JONAH HEX VOL. 1 TP
Written by John Albano & Michael Fleischer
Art by Tony DeZuniga, Doug Wildey, José Luís Garcia-López and others
Cover by Luis Dominguez
Witness the earliest adventures of DC's legendary gunslinger from ALL-STAR WESTERN #2-8 and #10-11, WEIRD WESTERN TALES #12-14 and #16-33! Jonah Hex had no friends, but he did have two companions: death, and the acrid smell of gunsmoke!
On sale Nov 2 o 528 pg, B&W $16.99 US



SEVEN SOLDIERS: THE BULLETEER #1

Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Yanick Paquette & Michael Bair
The Seven Soldiers saga continues as Yanick Paquette (TERRA OBSCURA) & Michael Bair (IDENTITY CRISIS) join writer extraordinaire Grant Morrison for an amazing new
4-issue miniseries! Obsessed with the idea of becoming a famous super-hero and preserving his beautiful wife's youth, Professor Lance Harrower invents Smartskin - a steel-hard living fiber which bonds with skin collagen. When his experiments go awry, Harrower is suffocated under a coating of steel skin. His wife Alix survives the horrific accident only to find herself an outcast and a freak. Now jobless, alone, and encased in super-hard, living metal, she is a truly reluctant super-human.
What happens when you get powers and abilities beyond those of mortal men but don't want them? Find out in "Ballistic: How the Bulleteer Began"!
On sale November 2 o 1 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SEVEN SOLDIERS: FRANKENSTEIN #1
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke
Doug Mahnke (JLA) joins Grant Morrison for an amazing new miniseries in the Seven Soldiers saga! A bizarre butterfly store opens its doors in a small American town. Pretty, popular teenagers are mysteriously transformed into self-loathing, awkward nerds. A boy with the power to see human thoughts becomes the unwitting vessel of an ancient curse, and deep beneath the sunny sidewalks, something stirs and wakes and opens ancient eyes.
Witness the triumphant return to the DCU of one of fiction's most enduring characters as Grant Morrison and Doug Mahnke introduce a steam-powered, gun-totin', Milton-quotin' Frankenstein monster you'll never forget! Meet time's executioner as he hunts down the impossible menaces that threaten humanity from beyond reality!
On sale November 16 o 1 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


100 BULLETS #66
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson
Victor, Lono and Loop keep on truckin' on a road trip in search of revenge. As more members of The Trust are violently eliminated, it's clear that these three are a team not to be messed with. But which one has intentions all his own?
On sale Nov 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS



LOVELESS #2

Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Marcelo Frusin
The gritty new Western miniseries by the incomparable team of Brian Azzarello and Marcelo Frusin continues. With the gunsmoke from the last issue still lingering in the air, Wes Cutter is once again confronted by those out for his blood. Meanwhile, Wes's wife Ruth slowly comes to terms with her own horrifying past as she desperately clings to the future Wes promises her.
On sale November 23 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


PRELUDE TO INFINITE CRISIS TP
Written by various
Art and cover by various
Reoffered to coincide with DAY OF VENGEANCE and OMAC PROJECT TPs, this volume collects the crossover story from THE FLASH #219 and WONDER WOMAN #214 in their entirety, plus the lead story from SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2004. Plus select pages from nearly two dozen other DCU comics, with new text!
On sale Nov 2 o 96 pg, FC, $5.99 US o RELIST


THE OMAC PROJECT TP
Written by Greg Rucka, Geoff Johns and Judd Winick
Art by Jesus Saiz, Rags Morales, Ed Benes, Phil Jimenez, Ivan Reis, and various
Cover by Ladrönn
Spinning out of IDENTITY CRISIS, COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS was a Special that laid the groundwork for events in the DCU for the year to come. Now COUNTDOWN is collected with the hot miniseries that directly spun out of it: THE OMAC PROJECT! This crackerjack thriller by Greg Rucka (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN) features the moody, gorgeous art of Jesus Saiz (MANHUNTER).
Every hero and villain in the DCU is under the gaze of an unbelievably powerful spy satellite. It's a technological marvel that answers to only one person - and he's got plans for it that are completely unknown to the superspy organization he controls: Checkmate!
In a world where men can fly and melt metal with their eyes, there's now an army created specifically as an answer to them: the OMACs Batman and old ally Booster Gold are about to learn the chilling truth behind the OMAC Project - but will they work with or against each other? This volume includes COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS, THE OMAC PROJECT #1-6, and WONDER WOMAN #219.
On sale November 2 o 256 pg, FC, $14.99 US


DAY OF VENGEANCE TP
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Justiniano, Ron Randall & Walden Wong
Cover by Walter Simonson
Spinning out of the events of COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS and leading into INFINITE CRISIS, the reality-bending 6-issue miniseries from writer Bill Willingham and artists Justiano, Ron Randall, and Walden Wong is collected! In this volume featuring DAY OF VENGEANCE #1-6, ACTION COMICS #826, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #639 and SUPERMAN #216, Superman and Captain Marvel face off against the evil of Eclipso! Meanwhile, Ragman finds himself at the magical core of the DCU, where he ends up aligned with an unlikely ally: The Enchantress. Together with a ragtag team of magic-based heroes they must face down a foe who has sworn to wipe out all magic...the Spectre! Featuring nearly every magical character of the DCU, DAY OF VENGEANCE may mark the end of magic as we know it.
On sale November 2 o 224 pg, FC, $12.99 US

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