Saturday, November 11, 2006

My Picks For November


BATMAN/THE SPIRIT
Written by Jeph Loeb & Darwyn Cooke
Art by Cooke & J. Bone
Cover by Cooke
Will Eisner's legendary hero The Spirit returns for a monumental meeting with the Dark Knight in this special one-shot event written by comics luminaries Jeph Loeb (SUPERMAN/ BATMAN) & Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER) with art by Cooke & J. Bone!
When the American Criminologist Association holds its annual convention, its members are unaware that America's criminals are holding a gathering of their own. And when Batman's rogue gallery joins forces with the Spirit's colorful criminals, things can only get worse!
With dozens of villains on the loose and the nation's security at stake, two very different crimefighters must come together to save the day. Guest-starring just about everyone from the supporting casts of both comic-book icons - including Robin, Catwoman, the Joker, Ebony, P'Gell, Commissioner Dolan and more - this is an historic comics event you won't want to miss!
On sale November 29 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US Edited by Mark Chiarello


SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #1
Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art and cover by Tim Sale
Don't miss this first 6-part story arc in a brand-new ongoing Superman series, brought to you by the award-winning writer Darwyn Cooke (DC: The New Frontier) and artist Tim Sale (Superman: For All Seasons, Batman: Dark Victory)! Superman Confidential tells stories from key moments in the history of Superman. First up: the secrets of Kryptonite! Witness Superman's first encounter with the radioactive chunks of his home planet and learn how it changed his life.
On sale November 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Mark Chiarello


THE IMMORTAL IRON FIST #1
Written by ED BRUBAKER AND MATT FRACTION
Pencils and Cover by DAVID AJA
Many years ago, in the mystical city of Kun' Lun, young Danny Rand stared at a suit behind glass -- the garb of "the Immortal Iron Fist" -- and knew that he was destined to wear it. But where did this costume come from? Why did it wait for Danny all those years like a shadow of his future?
The answer to those questions will stun both him and his readers, as Danny Rand leaps from the pages of his breakout hit in DAREDEVIL to his own series - a history-spanning kung-fu epic that will shatter every perception of what it means to be the Immortal Iron Fist! Brought to you by top-ten writer Ed Brubaker and breakout talent Matt Fraction (Punisher War Journal), with action-packed art by David Aja (Daredevil, Giant-Size Wolverine).
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99


SHADOWPACT #7
Written by Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Cory Walker
Dr. Gotham has ordered the destruction of the Shadowpact! Ragman and the Enchantress have been transformed into Hellhounds…and the new supervillain team known as the Congregation could outnumber even the JLA!
On sale November 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


DOCTOR STRANGE: THE OATH #2 (of 5)
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Pencils and Cover by MARCOS MARTIN
He's a hero who just wants to be a surgeon, she's a surgeon who just wants to be a hero. From the pages of DAREDEVIL, the mysterious woman known as NIGHT NURSE joins Doctor Strange on a paranormal mission to save millions of lives.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99


MOON KNIGHT #7
Written by CHARLIE HUSTON
Pencils and Cover by DAVID FINCH
"Midnight Sun: Part One: The Woodwork" Moon Knight enters Civil War!
Three months back on the job, and they're already coming out of the woodwork. The bad guys you expect. The gangsters and the hoods with old axes to grind. They all come with the territory. But the heroes--them you don't expect. Popping up to give you the eyeball and make sure you're toeing the line. Their line. Spider-Man and his wisecracks...Frank Castle, the angel of death himself, telling you he'll be keeping an eye on you...even the fugitive Captain America, with a word to say about crashing aircraft into the sides of buildings in New York City. And now, this other thing. Someone is out there. Someone hitting the old haunts, scenes of the old crimes. Leaving messages. Leaving bodies. Someone who knows you. Someone who crushes steel and pulls off limbs. All to get your attention. Someone out of your league!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99



HEROES FOR HIRE #4
Written by JUSTIN GRAY & JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by FRANCIS PORTELLA & TOM PALMER
Cover by WILLIAM TUCCI
Following her escape from prison, criminal mastermind Celia Ricadonna sets out to systematically assassinate the HEROES FOR HIRE, starting with Tarantula! Meanwhile, Shang Chi leads the investigation into the Skrull organ transplants and the mysterious corporation behind them. Part 1 (of 2)
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99


WHITE TIGER #1 (of 6)
Written by TAMORA PIERCE & TIMOTHY LIEBE
Penciled by PHIL BRIONES
Covers by DAVID MACK
A HERO'S COMPULSION
Roaring out of the pages of Daredevil, the new White Tiger makes a ferocious debut, courtesy of the dynamic scripting of NY Times best-selling fantasy author Tamora Pierce (Trickster's Queen, The Will of the Empress) and masterful penciling of rising star Phil Briones (La Geste des Chevaliers-Dragons, Les Seigneurs d'Agartha). Angela del Toro knows pain: Her uncle Hector Ayala, the former White Tiger, killed. Her FBI partner, murdered. Her career, ruined. Her mentor, Matt Murdock, jailed. And the hurt is just beginning....The Yakuza's bloodthirsty Sano Orii returns, a genocidal shadow organization appears, and a new-but-old super-powered madman is looking to put the squeeze on White Tiger. Armed with mystical amulets---and finally in costume---White Tiger demands answers! But will she survive long enough to ask the right questions?
40 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$2.99


CHECKMATE #8
Written by Greg Rucka
Art and cover by Jesus Saiz
Checkmate clashes with a rival agency on American soil!
On sale November 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


100 BULLETS #78
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson
Now that all the major players are south of the border, the real trouble is only beginning. And with that many dangerous characters in one setting, it certainly won't be a relaxing trip to Mexico for all involved.
On sale November 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS


DAREDEVIL #91
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Penciled by MICHAEL LARK
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
THE DEVIL TAKES A RIDE - Part 3 of 5. Daredevil finally gets close to the answers he seeks, but before he finds out the truth, he'll have to face down two villains both out for his blood -- TOMBSTONE and the all-new, all-different MATADOR! Brought to you by the fan-favorite team of Brubaker and Lark!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

Trade of the month:

HUNTRESS: DARK KNIGHT DAUGHTER TP
Written by Paul Levitz Cover by Brian Bolland
Art by Joe Staton, Steve Mitchell, Bob Layton, Bruce Patterson and others
The first solo appearance and a run of backup adventures of the Huntress - the daughter of Earth-Two Batman and Catwoman - are finally collected in this special volume featuring a stunning cover by Brian Bolland! This volume includes stories from DC SUPER STARS #17, BATMAN FAMILY #18-20, and WONDER WOMAN #271-287, #289-290 and #294-295.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 27 o 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US

2 comments:

doppelganger said...

Jeez.... how many titles they gonna spin out of the Daredevil support cast?

- Don't think I'm gonna make a fuss outta you jus' walkin' back without so much as a postcard these last few months my son. Hangin' about over god knows where with pimps and drug addicts and undesirables over that MurdochSpace, then jus' strollin' back like you own the place which your folks been checkin' with worry every few days thinking shall we leave him on our links bars or has he gone for good? But we never gave up no we didn't which is more than you deserve with your 105 fancy friends all hanging round like folk that look like no good at all.... Ah say ah ain't got time for it or none of it - jus' be thankful folks still here when you got back. Plenty of other respectable young men out there pontificating on the rights and wrongs of them there four colour funny books... we got choices y'know..... we got friends too..... so count yerself lucky..... (grin)

Republic of Replicants said...

Thanks, dopp...
Glad to know someone heard me...

Good to be back!