Sunday, October 10, 2010

Previews HYPE: December '10

Wading through the phonebook that is Previews Catalogue so you don't have to... Here are fifteen choice books that you may have overlooked or that I'm just plain excited about, shipping to comic shops in December!

John Byrne's Next Men #1 - A new ongoing series that brings back John Byrne's beloved creation The Next Men!  I know a lot of people are big fans of this series, and while it was exciting to see IDW collect his complete run into two volumes, it's even more exciting to see new stories produced by the creator.

The Hidden HC - A new Richard Sala graphic novel from Fantagraphics that features eight people stuck in a snowbound diner, telling stories to one another while as a madman stalks the night.

Age of Reptiles Omnibus (Volume 1) TP - This new Dark Horse omnibus collects the first two Age of Reptiles series, which haven't been in print for a while, as well as the recent Age of Reptiles: The Journey.

Heroes For Hire #1 - A new series focusing on the street-level heroes of Marvel's New York, including a few of my favs: Elektra and Silver Sable.  Written by the Annihilation/cosmic guys, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.
 
Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers #1 - A new ongoing series featuring mice detectives, bringing the old gang from the Disney cartoon back together in comic form!  Also available this month, Darkwing Duck Classics (Volume 1) TP, collecting the origin run of Darkwing Duck comics.
 
Stigmata HC - A new graphic novel from master artist Lorenzo Mattotti (Chimera) and Claudio Piersanti, from Fantagraphics.
 
Generation X Classic (Volume 1) TP - You knew it was only a matter of time.  Finally, Marvel is reprinting the series featuring young mutants that debuted in the 90's in its Classics line.
 
Savage Dragon Archives (Volume 3) TP - One of the most consistently good superhero comics gets reprinted in a third volume of black and white archives in what is an inconsistent reprint series.
 
Wyonna Earp: The Yeti Years TP - Wyonna Earp tracks down those who violate paranormal laws, and this is a new original graphic novel featuring the heroine, from IDW.
 
Widowmaker #1 (of 4) - The spies of the Marvel Universe are being tracked down and killed by a new Ronin.  Hawkeye, Black Widow and Mockingbird seek to stop the killer before they're next on the list.
 
Marineman #1 - Image Comics' answer to Aquaman and Namor is this hunky, barrel-chested sunny character from the mind of Ian Churchill.
 
A Single Match HC - A new collection of short stories from Oji Suzuki from Drawn & Quarterly.
 
My New New York Diary HC - This graphic novel from Julie Doucet follows the escapades of his collaboration to make a film with director Michel Gondry (and contains a DVD with the film in question).
 
Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus HC - Marvel's begining to reprint more classic Thor stories now that the movie is coming up, this being a biggie.
 
Firebreather (Volume 3): Holmgang #1 (of 4) - Firebreather begins a new adventure just in time for his animated debut on The Cartoon Network.

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