Saturday, November 24, 2012

Previews HYPE: December '12

Here are the books from Previews Catalogue that caught my attention, for titles shipping to comic shops in December...

The Freddie Stories HC - Part of Drawn & Quarterly's project to collect the works of Lynda Barry, these are the Freddie stories from Ernie Pook's Comeek.

Avengers #1 - Avengers begins anew with Jonathan Hickman at the helm, and Jerome Opena on art.  If Hickman's Fantastic Four is any indication, we're in for quite a ride.

Mara #1 - Brian Wood begins a new tale here, about a celebrity with supernatural powers from a future obsessed with sports and war.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow's Avengers (Volume 1) TP - The inevitable reprinting of Guardians of the Galaxy begins, featuring the clasic characters that probably won't be seen in the movie anyway, but kicked off the franchise: Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex and Charlie-27.

Hellboy In Hell #1 - Mike Mignola returns to his creation to draw a new story, kicking off an ongoing adventure.

Fantagraphics Reprints - Fantagraphics continues reprinting classic comics in December, releasing some notable new volumes including Pogo (Volume 2): Bona Fide Balderdash HC, Nancy Likes Christmas: Complete Dailies 1946-1948, and another EC Comics reprint, "Taint the Meat...It's the Humanity!" and Other Stories, collecting all of Jack Davis' EC work on Tales From the Crypt.

Sleeper Omnibus HC - The entire fan-favorite series by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips is collected in a new omnibus edition.

Thunderbolts #1 - Daniel Way and Steve Dillon take on the bad boys of the Marvel Universe in this relaunch of Thunderbolts, part of Marvel NOW! Featuring a new team: Red Hulk, Elektra, Deadpool, Venom and Punisher.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Comic Tribute TP - In this anthology, the world of Evangelion is twisted by creators in a one-of-a-king tribute collection.  Featuring the minds behind books like Loveless, Sgt. Frog and Portus.

Cable and X-Force #1 - Who knew that one day we would have two ongoing X-Force books?  Thanks to Rick Remender's incredible run, there's apparently enough demand to do just that, this one being a more traditional X-Force book, complete with Cable.

Hiroaki Samura's Emerald and Other Stories TP - The creator of Blade of the Immortal is presented in this collection with seven short stories, sure to be beautifully-illustrated.

Kaoru Mori: Anything and Something HC - More stuff from Kaoru Mori, creator of the beloved Emma and A Bride's Story manga series.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret History of the Foot Clan #1 (of 4) - This new TMNT mini-series tells the story of the original founder of the foot clan.

Avengers Arena #1 - Many young heroes from the Marvel Universe are pit against one another in a fight of survival, where only one will live.  It's Hunger Games, Battle Royale, etc, Marvel-style, featuring junior superheroes from books like Avengers Academy, Runaways and other various places.

Adventures of Superhero Girl HC - Originally printed weekly in a newspaper in Canada, Faith Erin Hicks introduces new readers to a young super girl in a lighthearted all-ages story of superheroics.

Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites GN - Another teen series gets the graphic novel treatment, this one from Heather Brewer's hit vampire series, adapted with art by Julia Laud.

Dragons: Riders of Berk #1 - A new comic featuring the characters from the hit movie How To Train Your Dragon.

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