Sunday, November 06, 2011

Previews HYPE: December '11

I'm a little behind on my blogging, but I'm finally getting around to my picks from Previews Catalogue for December.  Here are the books that I think may get overlooked, or that I'm just plain excited about...

Memorial #1 - This new title from Chris Roberson (iZombie) and Rich Ellis sees a young woman inherit a magic shop, and propels her into the world of the supernatural.

Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes #1 - This 80-page one-shot kind of wraps up Grant Morrison's Batman Incorporated series, but with Batman Inc still a part of DC's New 52, this may not be the last we'll see of it.

Defenders #1 - A relaunch of a title that has had several incarnations, this time with former members like Dr. Strange, and new faces like Red She-Hulk.

Kramer's Ergot (Volume 8) - Smaller in scale (I'm talking content and physical size here), the new Kramer's Ergot anthology is sure to please, whatever the format.

John Romita's The Amazing Spider-Man: Artist's Edition HC - The latest in IDW's Artist's Editions is a head-turner.

Polly and the Pirates (Volume 2): Mystery of the Dragonfish - I'm very happy to see Ted Naifeh's Polly and the Pirates back, and in a new full-length graphic novel no less! The down-side: It's not drawn by Naifeh, but by Robbi Rodriguez. Not that Rodriguez' art looks bad or anything, but it's not Naifeh.

The Strain #1 (of 11) - I read the book by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro, and this is a pretty gruesome, but fast-paced horror story that could translate to comics really well.

The Ray #1 - The latest superhero to debut in the DC Universe is this glowing ray of light.

Nancy Is Happy: Dailies 1943-1945 SC - A new ongoing reprint project featuring three years of Ernie Bushmiller's strips in each volume.

The Complete Flash Gordon Library (Volume 1): On the Planet Mongo HC - Including the dailies and Sundays, this collection begins a reprint project that showcases Alex Raymond's epic science fiction series.

Avengers: X-Sanction #1 (of 4) - The new big crossover from Marvel features the return of the recently-deceased Cable.  But few stay dead at Marvel, especially a time traveller.

Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby's 1940s-1950s Romance Comics - The title kind of sums it all up, this collection coming from Fantagraphics.

Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll (Volume 1) - It's just fun to say.  This all-ages series featuring a dog with a tail like a cinnamon roll is sure to please the little ones.

Essential Rawhide Kid (Volume 1) TP - Marvel moves into western territory with their black and white reprint series.

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