This Week in Comics – November 7, 2012

Below is a list of new comic book releases for this week. See something you like? Be sure to contact your local comic book shop to have your favorite titles added to your pull. Remember: A comic missed is a memory lost. Or, so our thinking goes…

Dark Horse Comics – Single Issues

47 Ronin #1

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow – Wonderland #1

Colder #1

Criminal Macabre: The Fight By Night (One-Shot)

DC Comics – Single Issues

Action Comics #14

Animal Man #14

Batwing #14

Before Watchmen: Moloch #1

DC Nation #2

Detective Comics #14

Dial H #6

Earth 2 #6

G.I. Combat #6

Green Arrow #14

Green Lantern #14

Legends of the Dark Knight #2

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? #27

Smallville Season 11 #7

Stormwatch #14

Swamp Thing #14

World’s Finest #6

Collections:

Batman: The Black Mirror

DC Comics: The Sequential Art of Amanda Conner

JLA: Earth II (New Printing)

Red Hood and the Outlaws Vol. 1: Redemption

The Flash Vol. 1: Move Forward

Wonder Woman Archives Vol. 7

Image Comics – Single Issues

Black Kiss II #4

Creator Owned Heroes #6

Epic Kill #6

Guarding The Globe #3

Harvest #4

The Manhattan Projects #7

Nancy In Hell (On Earth) #4

Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under! #1

Storm Dogs #1

Super Dinosaur #15

Collections:

Danger Club, Vol. 1 (Trade Paperback)

Thought Bubble Anthology 2012

IDW Publishing – Single Issues

Danger Girl G.I. Joe #4

G.I. Joe #19

Love and Capes What to Expect #4

Magic The Gathering: The Spell Thief #4

Mars Attacks #5

Popeye #7

Pound Ghoul’s Night Out #3

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hive #2

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics #6

Transformers Regeneration One #85

Marvel Comics – Single Issues

Age of Apocalypse #9

Avengers #33

Avengers Academy #39 (Final Issue)

Avenging Spider-Man #14

AvX Consequences #5

Daredevil End of Days #2

Deadpool #1

Defenders #12

Iron Man #1

Marvel’s Iron Man 2 Adaptation #1

New Avengers #32

Road To Oz #3

Scarlet Spider #11

Spaceknights #2

Uncanny X-Force #33

X-Factor #246

X-Men #38

Zenescope Entertainment

Fly Volume 2 The Fall #1

 

Do you not see a comics publisher that you like? Let us know below and we will add it to our list. 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “This Week in Comics – November 7, 2012

  1. About Animal Man # 14: Lemire will write Green Arrow from the 17th issue on. He promised a return to classic GA believing that this would help bring back disillusioned fans back to the character. This is exactly what the character needed: a good writer recreating him from head to toe, and giving us back the old Oliver we used to love.
    I complained about the New 52 version of Green Arrow on every blog I could find, and all the other fans of the character were unsatisfied as well, so I knew that DC couldn’t ignore us forever, and was going to making him mature once again.
    Also, notice that Lemire will go on working with a penciller having a creepy style: after Foreman and Pugh, we’ll see him teaming up with Sorrentino. This is a good thing, because creepy art perfectly ties with his delightfully weird style of writing.
    I hope Lemire won’t leave Animal Man, because no one could write it as well as him. The relationship between Animal Man and Lemire is like the one between Johns and Aquaman: when the writer leaves the series, it will never be the same.
    About Stormwatch # 14: Milligan and Ennis put a lot of black humour in their earlier works, and this is what made them superstars. At some point, Ennis decided to change his style, to make it completely sharp and cynical, but, being a talented writer, he went on writing very well. Milligan, on the contrary, has become the shadow of his former self, since he stopped writing in a satiric, provoking and nonconformist way.
    DC didn’t help him, because they gave him 2 series (Red Lanterns and Stormwatch) that don’t have an ironic style at all. If you hire Michael Jordan, you must put him in a basketball team, not in a baseball one. I hope Milligan will reach the peeks of his earlier works again.
    About The Flash Vol. 1: Move Forward: Flash will always have a special spot in my heart, because he appeared in one of my favorite story arcs ever: http://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/titans-vol-3-fractured. For a complete list of my favorite story arcs and single issues, http://ridiculouslyawesome.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/nightwing-0/#comments.
    About Avengers Academy #39: In the 90s some teen dramas like Beverly Hills 90210 and Dawson’s Creek had an enormous (and deeply deserved) success: this led to the creation of comics about young superheroes who were facing not only this villain or that, but also their youth problems. The best one definitely was Generation X, in my opinion: that marvellous comic book closed in 2001, and since then every similar title didn’t last more than a few years. Avengers Academy was no exception. Unfortunately, it seems that teen-drama-like comics are not a big thing anymore. The only one still surviving is Teen Titans, as far as I know – and, as chance would have it, the writer of Teen Titans is the creator of Generation X, Scott Lobdell. He’s simply born to write this particular genre of comics.
    About Daredevil End of Days #2: David Mack co-writes and co-draws this series, and this is a wonderful news. He has already been the writer of Daredevil’s regular series for a short period (1999 – 2000), and each issue he wrote at those times is simply wonderful. I don’t want to use the word “masterpiece” because, like the word “cult”, nowadays everybody employs it too often, so it lost a lot of its significance, but I was on the verge of using it. Which comics do you feel free to call masterpieces?
    About Deadpool # 1: Someone compared Deadpool’s creator, Rob Liefeld, with Jack Kirby: http://www.spandexless.com/2012/05/spandexless-reads-05-31-2012/. What do you think about it?

  2. I truly haven’t read many of the titles you’ve listed other than Animal Man and Deadpool. And frankly, I’ve only read the Animal Man Rotworld arc that ties in with Swamp Thing. What I have read has been great, though, but my limited experience with the character doesn’t really allow me to comment on the current creative team as opposed to past one.

    Honestly, I’m glad teen-drama isn’t at the forefront of comics anymore. There’s a place for that. It’s called “Degrassi.” That being said, I do enjoy Teen Titans a lot, but the teen-drama is definitely kept in check.

    I haven’t had a chance to get caught up on New 52 Flash, but I’ve been a fan since I picked up “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” Not sure if “Flashpoint” would have been the same without Barry Allen as Flash for that one, not just because it centered around the death of his mother, mind you. Barry’s just always had a different feel to him, one not quite as stodgy as Superman or Wonder Woman.

    As for Deadpool, I’ve been a fan for a while. I can’t say I was there at the beginning, but I have had a chance to browse early issues. It’s safe to say I’m familiar with Liefeld’s work. The comparison seems fair in one aspect and false in another. Kirby and Liefeld were both artists that worked hard and changed comics as a result. In their respective times, you would have been hard pressed to find an artist that wasn’t trying to copy their styles. I can understand that they were both highly respected and highly copied, and that Liefeld is a product of Kirby’s influence. But that’s the end of the comparison for me. Nothing against the guy, but Liefeld’s work really never did it for me. I understand Kirby’s work was much more simplistic, but it’s also much more iconic. There’s something about Liefeld’s work that just doesn’t compare. His figures just look somewhat oddly proportioned for me, even though they are all muscular heros.

    Liefeld is such a lightning rod of hatred for his style these days, but it doesn’t boil my bacon like it does others. I’m just simply not a fan. I hate to say it, but I honestly liked Tony Moore’s art in the newest volume of “Deadpool” more that Liefeld’s. But, again, it’s simply a matter of personal taste to me, and I’ve been a big fan of Tony Moore since “Battle Pope.”

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