Coming Attractions 10/17/12

In this feature I’ll highlight the upcoming comics that I’m looking forward to the most:

Batwoman #13
The previous two issues were the shot in the arm this series needed. J.H. Williams III gets to wow us with his art yet again, this time having Batwoman and Wonder Woman team-up to battle the forces of Medusa. One thing to expect: some absolutely fantastic double-page spreads.

Cyber Force #1
I love free comics. I look forward to FCBD every year. I’ve never read a Cyber Force comic (besides the Pilot Season winning mini-series: Velocity) but I’m willing to give it a try…especially since it’s free. Free, free, free! Everyone should give it a try. You have no excuse not to.

Daredevil #19
Everytime you open up an issue of Daredevil you will encounter two things each time: a riveting story by Mard Waid and gorgeous art. This issue will be no exception.

Hawkeye #3
With only two issues so far, Matt Fraction and David Aja have already established a series that is a must read. Did you expect anything less from the team that brought you the Immortal Iron Fist? As the solicitation says “Fraction and Aja are back with a chase that will blow not only your mind, but several of your ancestors’ minds as well.” Yes, yes indeed.

Uncanny X-Men #20
The last issue of Uncanny X-Men for the forseeable future, Kieron Gillen looks to wrap a bow on his run. Who knows how long it will be until we get another one so enjoy it while you can.

Wonder Woman #13
In issue #12 Brian Azzarello teased us with the coming of the New Gods and the unfortunate news that we would have to wait two months to see it start. The pain was eased by the phenomenal issue #0, but now it is time to continue his epic run. How will Wonder Woman deal with the terrible betrayal? Who will she turn to? When will Orion show up? All this and more will be addressed!

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Other Comics I’ll Be Purchasing
Birds of Prey #13
Before Watchmen: The Minutemen #4
Blue Beetle #13
Catwoman #13
Dark Avengers #182
Green Hornet #29
Green Lantern: The New Guardians #13
Justice League #13
New Avengers #31
Nightwing #13
Red Hood and the Outlaws #13
Supergirl #13
X-Factor #245

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Final tally stands at DC Comics (11 Issues), Marvel (6 Issues), and Independent (2 Issues). So that’s my pull list for the week. What’s yours? What comics are you most looking forward to? Comment below!

4 thoughts on “Coming Attractions 10/17/12

  1. About Hawkeye # 3: I’m a big fan of Hawkeye as well. And I’m not telling you this to please you, as you can see from a comment I wrote last month: http://2collectorscorner.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/hawkeye-1/#comments.
    About Blue Beetle # 13: Blue Beetle is a Spider Man clone. His grandmother is undeniably inspired from Aunt May, and the dualism between the protagonist and his living costume really reminds of the dualism between Peter Parker and his living black costume, which subsequently became Venom.
    Anyway, even if Blue Beetle has a copied storyboard, the plot is developed in a brand new way, so reading Blue Beetle is like watching “Romeo + Juliet”: you already know how the story goes, but you are constantly intrigued and delighted by the differences that a more modern setting implies.
    From the 13th issue on the series will be set in space, so maybe Blue Beetle’s bond with Spider Man will weaken or cease to exist: I hope it won’t, because that’s what made him interesting for me.
    About Nightwing #13: It’s funny that you’re buying it, because I’m a big fan of the character, and I talked about him a very few days ago: http://arousinggrammar.com/2012/10/08/therapy-with-batman-nightwing/#comments.
    About Red Hood and the Outlaws #13: For being a Batman spinoff, this series is quite ignored by blog reviewers. The few articles I read about it were quite harsh: bloggers didn’t like Starfire’s characterization, and her relationship with Jason.
    You already know how much I love Lobdell, but I never gave this series a shot. I’ll try to explain you why. When I order comics, this is my method: I pick up the Diamond Preview, I give a quick read to each page, and I order only the comics that strike me at first sight. Red Hood and the Outlaws never struck me, that’s all.
    I read a blog review describing this series as a very witty series, filled with black humour. This and my excellent memories of Lobdell’s previous works almost convinced me to change my mind and get the first TP of the series. Your opinion could be the decisive, if you like it.

    • 1. Hawkeye = awesome. I’m glad you agree!
      2. Blue Beetle: Really on the fence about this series. Don’t know if you read the previous volume of Blue Beetle (36 Issues http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=6250) but I found that one to be exceptionally better in quality. We’ll see how it goes…
      3. Always a fan of Dick Grayson. I actually enjoyed the partnership aspect of him being Batman and Damian as Robin better than Bruce and Damian as Batman and Robin. Too bad it ended so quickly as there was so much more story to be told with those two together.
      4. Red Hood: Starfire’s characterization was the worst in Issue #1 but since then it has gotten better. In fact the recent arc would redeem her in many reviewers eyes if they gave it a chance. Kenneth Rocafort’s art was fantastic but he just recently left to join Superman. Overall, the current arc is the best (Issues #10-onwards), issue #6 was great, and #9 was good as well. Pretty good, not amazing, with only a couple issues I didn’t like (I think issue #4 & 5?). It’s the type of series that has gotten better the longer it goes on. Hope that helps!

      • I never read anything of Blue Beetle before the reboot, but you’re not the first Blue Beetle’s fan stating it got worse after the New 52 operation.
        Now I will surely buy the first TP of Red Hood and the Outlaws. Thank you for your reply! : )

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