Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Previews HYPE: May 2012

Here are the books that caught my eye in Previews Catalogue, for books shipping to comic shops in May...

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: "Only a Poor Old Man" HC - Carl Barks' classic Uncle Scrooge begins bing collected here!

DC's New 52: Second Wave Titles - New titles replace the recently canceled ones in DC's New 52, including Earth Two #1 (James Robinson & Nicola Scott), Worlds' Finest #1 (Paul Levitz, George Perez & Kevin Maguire), Batman, Incorporated #1 (Grant Morrison & Chris Burnham), Dial H #1 (China Mieville & Mateus Santolouco), G.I. Combat #1 (J.T. Krul, Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Ariel Olivetti & Dan Panosian), and The Ravagers #1 (Howard Mackie & Ian Churchill).

Cursed Pirate Girl (Volume 1) HC - My favorite comic from last year gets the deluxe treatment, thanks to Archaia.  A nice new hardcover edition of Jeremy Bastian's gorgeous comic is being released with a new epilogue.  If you missed the small print run the first time around, do not miss out this time.  This book is amazing!

Trio #1 - John Byrne returns to creating new superheroes in this new team title from IDW.

Mind Mgmt #1 - A new ongoing series from Matt Kindt, creator of Super Spy.

Marvel Zombies Destroy! #1 (of 5) - Marvel visits the Marvel Zombie-verse again with this new five issue mini-series, which sees a cast of characters including Dum Dum Dugan and Howard the Duck.  The envelope really can't be pushed any further at this point.

Frankenstein: Alive, Alive! #1 - Bernie Wrightson returns to Frankenstein in this comic written by Steve Niles that picks up at the end of the novel.

The Furry Trap HC - Josh Simmons (House) returns with a collection of 11 short horror stories!!

Justice League Dark #9 - Jeff Lemire (Animal Man) takes on writing chores of this dark title with this issue.  Another creative shift of note is Rob Liefeld's writing on The Savage Hawkman #9, Grifter #9, and Deathstroke #9 (which he also does art for).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Color Classics #1 - Beginning with the first issue, you can collect the original issues of the turtles in floppies, and in full color for the first time.

Blacksad: A Silent Hell HC - A new Blacksad story!

David Mazzucchelli's Daredevil: Born Again: Artist's Edition HC - I think that pretty much sums it up.

Exiled #1 - A new crossover event begins here with this one-shot, bringing together the titles New Mutants and Journey Into Mystery.

Dal Tokyo HC - After several delays, Gary Panter's Dal Tokyo is finally seeing the light of day.

Night Force TP - With the new Night Force series currently running, the original series gets a collection!

Creepy Presents: Richard Corben HC - A nice showcase for Corben's work on Creepy and Eerie, this will include all of his short stories and cover illustrations.

Dinosaurs vs. Aliens HC - If that title isn't enticing enough, know that it's also written by Grant Morrison.

The Lovely Horrible Stuff HC - New Eddie Campbell!

Takio #1 - A new creator-owned series through Marvel's Icon imprint, this is from Brian Michael Bendis and The Mice Templar's Michael Avon Oeming.

Flowers of Evil (Volume 1) - A new manga series brought to us by Vertical, this one about a boy who causes a scandal at school, due to his eccentric way of expressing himself.

God and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls HC - Jamie Hernandez' wild superhero story from Love & Rockets: New Stories is collected here with thirty new pages.

Youngblood #71 - Just in time for the 20th anniversary, Youngblood is resurrected with brand-new stories.

Essential Black Panther (Volume 1) TP - Just when you think there really can't be any more characters to collect comics into these big Essential volumes, a no-brainer like this one shows up.

Superman Family Adventures #1 - Art Baltazar and Franco (Tiny Titans) expand their all-ages reign to focus on the Superman extended family is a new book.

Garfield #1 - A new all-ages comic series featuring the lazy, lasagna-scarfing orange cat and his friends.

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