I've scoured Previews Catalogue for the best of what the upcoming month has in store for comic shops. Here's what's happening in September...
Captain America: White #1 Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
The latest in the creators' Color series for Marvel.
Power Cubed #1 (of 4) Aaron Lopresti
A new mini-series from Aaron Lopresti, whom I've enjoyed since his Crossgen days. This book's about a teenager who can create anything he wants by thinking it, with the help of an impossible piece of technology.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #50 Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman and Mateus Santolouco
The turtles vs. Shredder in a battle that decides the fate of New York.
Plutona #1 (of 4) Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox
Five kids make the shocking discovery of the world's greatest superhero...dead in the woods. Great looking art by Lenox, in the capable storytelling hands of Lemire.
Head Lopper #1 Andrew MacLean
An oddball comic with an indie feel from the creator of ApocalyptiGirl.
Marvel's Battle World is well under way, so let's take a look at more of the Secret Wars tie-ins.
Age of Apocalypse #1 Fabian Nicieza and Gerardo Sandoval
Cypher is hunted by agents of Apocalypse and rebels alike, for some destined role he will play in the future of the world ruled by the mad mutant Apocalypse. With pretty minor powers, it's cool to see how his abilities come into play in a neat way. And there are fun battles and interesting alliances going on. It's rather enjoyable revisiting this post-apocalyptic world
Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders #1 Al Ewing and Alan Davis
The whole remembering-there-were-worlds-before and we-can't-talk-about-it thing is getting a little old by this point. In this new title, which does not feature Brian Braddock as Captain Britain, but rather Faiza Hussain (from Captain Britain and MI-13) as the title character, we see two neighboring territories - Mondo City and Yinsen City, who do not get along, suddenly wit…
The New 52 didn't last, and now DC is launching titles anew, and showing an interest in allowing its creators to have fun with the books, with the heavy-handed editorial side backing off a bit. The New 52 would never have allowed such colorful takes on DC's beloved heroes. But it seems that DC may be taking a page from Marvel's book, and allowing creators to let the books breathe a little bit, with some reinvention and fresh twists. So, how are they doing so far? I sampled some titles to find out.
Black Canary #1 Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu
Now, if this isn't a prime example of DC allowing creators to reinvent their characters, I don't know what is. Lance finds herself the frontwoman of a punk rock band called Black Canary, and trouble seems to follow them everywhere, giving them a bad reputation. Aliens attack and Lance's past is teased in this action-oriented title. Wu's pencils give this a fresh, hip look to go along with the interesting place Fle…