New Comic Books Spotlight for the Week of 11-19-14
Certain parts of the U.S. have already had snow and most in the Northeast have been experiencing some temps in the low teens. Forget that baloney and load up on your weekly books so you don’t have to worry about leaving home, win-win.
It’s a big week in terms of number of books to get, not quite a quality bomb like last week but nevertheless there is a lot to read this week. DC has Batman & Robin #36, Batman Superman #16, Harley Quinn #12, Justice League #36, Supergirl #36, and Teen Titans #4. They also bring out a new issue of Multiversity which is more multiversal madness leading up to whatever they have cooking this April with their “Convergence” event. Marvel has AXIS #6 and tie-ins with AXIS Carnage #2 plus AXIS Revolutions #2, more “Spider-Verse” in Amazing Spider-Man #10, Avengers #38, Avengers World #15, Black Widow #12, Daredevil #10, Deadpool #37, Fantastic Four #13, Guardians of the Galaxy #21, Magneto #12, Moon Knight #9, New Avengers #26, Punisher #12, and Uncanny X-Men #28. It’s kind of a short week for Image but they have Invincible #115, Intersect #1 by Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal), and Revival #25.
Superman/Wonder Woman #13 (DC)
What makes this particular issue notable is the new creative team taking over the book in writer Peter J. Tomasi (Batman & Robin, Green Lantern Corps) and artist Doug Mahnke (Green Lantern, Justice League). These two will make for a very gorgeous and very emotional journey for two members of DC’s Trinity.
Deadly Class #9 (Image)
In a school that literally teaches backstabbing and lying as part of their curriculum, what’s a kid to do when a murder from his past comes back to haunt him? It’s a tricky situation for anyone, especially if he reaches out for support from his peers at the deadliest high school.
Spider-Woman #1 (Marvel)
Serving as a tie-in to the “Spider-Verse” event but also a fresh start for the Spider-Woman title that has struggled to keep a monthly book. Marvel is putting some good talent on the series in writer Dennis Hopeless (Avengers: Arena) and artist Greg Land (Uncanny X-Men). The book also features the new character Silk who should inject some variety when she teams up with Jessica Drew.
Wonder Woman #36 (DC)
The debut on Wonder Woman for the husband and wife creative team of writer Meredith Finch (Grimm Fairy Tales presents Tales From Oz) and David Finch (The Dark Knight, Forever Evil). The two take over the critically acclaimed series and it will be interesting to see what tone they bring to the book after the popular Azzarello/Chiang run.
Batman ’66 The Lost Episode #1 (DC)
The old Batman television show had many notable members of Batman’s rogue gallery but it had one glaring omission; Two-Face. As the story goes, science-fiction writer Harlan Ellison had turned in a script for a Two-Face story that never came to fruition…until now. The pulp comic Batman ’66 brings to life the lost episode and this issue includes the original story outline. Please note the much higher cover price for this special issue, which clocks in at $9.99
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