Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Marvel Solicits: December '06

The full list of Marvel comics shipping this December can be found at Comic Book Resources. These are the highlights...

newuniversal #1 - That's a nice cover. Warren Ellis and Salvador Larroca's new series may be the most exciting thing coming out from Marvel this month, as it delves back into Marvel's past to revive a dead concept. I'm buying it. This book centers around "The White Event" as Earth witnesses superhuman power for the first time.

Star Brand Classic (Volume 1) TP - And with the renewed interest in Marvel's New Universe, of course Marvel will release some collections of said concept. This trade collects issues 1-7 of the New Universe series, with art by none other than John Romita Jr.

Ultimate Vision #1 (of 5) - I can't bring myself to buy this book because of the grotesque design of the character more than anything, although I'm very tempted to as it boasts the talent of two artists I really admire: Brandon Peterson and Mike Carey. I may just cave.

Wonder Man #1 (of 5) - I'm really digging Peter David's X-Factor, so I may have to check out some other things he's working on, like this mini-series with art by Andrew Currie.

Marvel Holiday Special - Ah yes. It's that time of year again. Where Marvel shamelessly attempts to make a profit off of their licensed characters by half-heartedly (and awkwardly) connecting them with tradition.

Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter in Guilty Pleasures #1-3 (of 12) - Perhaps the sole reason that Marvel has partnered with Dabel Brothers, this mini-series adapts Laurell K. Hamilton's best-selling novel Guilty Pleasures, where we are introduced to the sassy Anita Blake. I read the book, so I'm passing on this mini, but once it catches up to where I left off, I may give the comics a try.

Essential Defenders (Volume 2) TP - We knew this was coming.

Runaways (Volume 2) HC - Just in time for all of the fanboys to get caught up on the series before Joss Whedon takes over, Marvel offers a second hardcover of the loveable series, collecting a good chunk of the second season, including the Free Comic Book Day: Astonishing X-Men/Runaways Special.

Moon Knight (Volume 1): The Bottom Premiere HC - Gugh. If there was a book that deserved a premiere hardcover edition, it wasn't this one. Save your money, folks.

New Avengers: Illuminati #1 (of 5) - The Illuminati meet once more in a five-issue mini-series written by Bendis and Reed, with art by Jim Cheung.

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