Highlights This Week: Kick off the New Year with Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Fatale #1 from Image Comics. The new series has been described as a combination of crime noir and Lovecraftian horror; the Annotated Sandman Volume 1 Hardcover is the first in a 4-Volume set that gives an in-depth look at Neil Gaiman’s best-selling series including a panel-by-panel look at issues #1-#20 including commentary, historical and contemporary references, hidden meanings and more; Avengers Annual #1 finally continues the Wonder Man story begun in New Avengers Annual #1 back in early September; The Lone Ranger #1 is an all-new ongoing series from Dynamite Entertainment set in the early days of the legendary hero’s career; Boom! Studios’ all-ages imprint Kaboom! launches the first comic book starring Charles Schulz’ characters in almost 50 years in Peanuts #1 (of 4);
Top Cow’s Rebirth is the follow-up to the Top Cow Universe’s End of the World in Artifacts #13.
Tim currently also writes his creator-owned book Hack/Slash, published by Image Comics, as well as The Occultist for Dark Horse Comics. He was also recently announced as the writer of Bloodstrike (his cover to #1 looks amazing!) as part of the return of Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Studios to Image Comics. For an exhaustive list of work, check out his Comic Book DB page.
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Highlights This Week: Spinning out of the recent Spider-Island storyline is the all-new Scarlet Spider #1. Kaine finds himself on the run in Texas after helping to save New York City. The new book redefines the use of power and responsibility when he encounters a super-powered crime syndicate, and in other Spider news…Mark Waid is the guest writer on Amazing Spider-Man #677 which begins the 2-part crossover with his Daredevil #8 (coming next week!) that finds Matt Murdock teaming up with Peter Parker after the Black Cat is accused of a crime she “probably” didn’t commit; Bruce Jones (Incredible Hulk) and Sam Kieth (The Maxx) are the creative team behind the original, hardcover graphic novel Batman: Through the Looking Glass which re-envisions the Dark Knight’s first surreal encounter with The Mad Hatter; a second all-new ongoing series Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye #1 reunites the creative team behind Last Stand of the Wreckers and sends Rodimus, Ultra Magnus, Drift and Ratchet on an epic quest to find the Knights of Cybertron;
Highlights This Week: Dynamite Entertainment releases the first “Tarzan” comic in quite some time, Lord of the Jungle #1 for only $1.00! The copyright on the original Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes novel has expired in the United States, but the name “Tarzan” is still protected as a trademark of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., so no “Tarzan” in Dynamite’s title; Daredevil #8 concludes the Spider-Man/Black Cat story line began in last week’s Amazing Spider-Man #677; we gots lots of spy stuff this week: IDW’s all-new Danger Girl: Revolver #1 (of 4) introduces a new Danger Girl to the team and their Danger Girl: Danger-Sized Treasury Edition reprints the first half of J Scott Campbell’s original run in an affordable over-sized format, and Boom! Studios’ Steed and Mrs Peel #1 (of 6) re-releases Grant Morrison and Ian Gibson’s comic continuation of the classic 1960′s British TV show, The Avengers; Walt Simonson is the guest artist on Legion of Super Heroes #5;
Highlights This Week: Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s Justice League #5 is released a week later than scheduled, and continues the origin of the team as they come together to battle the New 52 version of Darkseid; IDW’s Infestation event now spawns Infestation 2 #1 (of 2) that begins another crossover of its licensed titles to fight a threat of Lovecraftian proportions; Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force) and Patrick Zircher (Mystery Men) are the new creators beginning with Secret Avengers #21.1 as Hawkeye is made the team leader; Bone: Quest For the Spark Book 2 continues the prose trilogy by creator Jeff Smith and Tom Sniegoski; The Walking Dead #93 begins the new A Larger World story arc that will lead up to the highly anticipated issue #100; Transformers: Robots In Disguise #1 is another ongoing series telling of Bumblebee and his fellow Autobots struggle to maintain control without the leadership of Optimus Prime;