All of the major publishers released their major solicitations last week. While a lot of exciting titles will be hitting the stands in December, here are a few that stand out!
PATSY WALKER, AKA HELLCAT! #1
KATE LETH (W)
BRITTNEY WILLIAMS (A)
Patsy Walker has some of the best one-liners in Marvel Comics history (as pointed out consistently by Kate Leth on Twitter). Having the character return to comics is nothing short of exciting, and it wouldn’t be surprising if this title turns out to be another hit with the same spirit as Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Art from the highly talented Brittney Williams pretty much makes this a must-pull already.
DAREDEVIL #1 & 2
CHARLES SOULE (W)
RON GARNEY (A)
I don’t know if it’s possible to successfully follow up a run like Waid’s Daredevil, but if anyone is up to the task, it’s probably Charles Soule. The introduction of a new sidekick could be the winning ingredient in making this run stand out on its own.
WE STAND ON GUARD #6 (OF 6)
BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (W)
STEVE SKROCE (A)
It’s really a shame that Brian K. Vaughan’s latest series is only a miniseries. While it didn’t have the strongest start, We Stand on Guard has improved greatly and has been a frantic and satisfying series so far. It isn’t as epic as Saga, but is still worth checking out by anyone who is remotely interested in war stories (Or giant robots).
THE PRIVATE EYE: THE CLOUDBURST EDITION HC
BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (W)
MARCOS MARTIN & MUNTSA VICENTE (A)
Another Brian K. Vaughan title makes its way onto the list this month. I’ll admit that I haven’t yet checked out The Private Eye, but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only who is neglecting what I hear is an excellent series. We will all get a second chance with this hardcover collecting the entire run that was previously exclusive to Panelsyndicate.com
THE FADE OUT #12 (OF 12)
ED BRUBAKER (W)
SEAN PHILLIPS & ELIZABETH BREITWEISER (A)
This has been a stellar series. Everything Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips touches turns to gold. This series has been a slow burn, but it’s full of some wildly natural dialogue and a gritty look at 1940’s Hollywood. The most recent arc has been less about the mystery and more about the characters, but the murder of an up-and-coming starlet should be resolved here.
ROBIN WAR #1
TOM KING (W)
KHARY RANDOLPH (A)
The Court of the Owls were a major part of Batman’s New 52 success. The new organization of assassins are fascinating and terrifying, and I can’t wait to see them resurface in Gotham in Robin War #1. It’s time to catch up on all the Bat-titles.
HARLEY’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK #1
AMANDA CONNER & JIMMY PALMIOTTI (W)
AMANDA CONNER and a bunch of people who owe her favors (A)
Fans of the current Harley Quinn series already know what to expect from this one-shot. There should be an excessive amount of irreverent, outlandish humor antics throughout. What’s most interesting about this issue is the slew of artists we should be seeing who all apparently owe Conner some favors. I don’t know what to expect but if it’s anything like the zero issue it’s worth checking out.
BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1
JAMES TYNION IV (W)
FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II (A)
Well this was unexpected. I don’t know what to say here. I shouldn’t have tell you why you should read this miniseries. As if the concept wasn’t enough for you, a strong creative team is there to help push you over the line of indecision and make you realize just how badly you need to see the Bat work with these turtles.
MATT KINDT, JAMES ASMUS, DONNY CATES, JUSTIN JORDAN, ELLIOTT KALAN, DANIEL KIBBLESMITH, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, ELIOT RAHAL, TIM SIEDELL, TOM SCHARPLING, TY TEMPLETON, and MORE
MATT KINDT, MICHAEL KUPPERMAN, RAFER ROBERTS, TY TEMPLETON, and MORE
Book of Death spelled the end of Unity, but no one expected the flagship title to end on a lighthearted note. The last issue of Unity is a comedy issue featuring a bunch of talented creators. This is a fantastic way to end a series that has mostly been full of dark and serious themes.
THE ROCKETEER AT WAR! #1 (of 4)
MARC GUGGENHEIM (W)
DAVE BULLOCK (A)