The latest Diamond Comics Order Form is online. I’ve
been trying to
get a hold of DC’s and Image’s solicitations for the
past few months, but I
haven’t had any response from the company. Marvel and
Dark Horse have
replied and signed me up for the solicitations, so
continue to wait for DC’s e-mail, I’ll just run with
that get leaked to rec.arts.comics.dc.universe and go
Anyway, here’s the first monthly column about upcoming
of interest. Enjoy!
- Star Wars X-Wing Rogue Leader #1: This is the
launch of a new Star
- Serenity #3: This is the one I’m looking forward
to. Covers by
Middleton (of River), Yu (of Wash) and Phillips (of
- All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder #2: Frank
Miller is back
on Batman in this miniseries.
- Shazam/Superman: First Thunder #1: The first
issue in a four
issue miniseries by Judd Winick and Josh Middleton
depicting the first
meeting of Superman and Captain Marvel.
- Green Lantern #5: I’m quite pleased with most of
Lantern: Rebirth and the first issue of this. (I
review Rebirth soon.) I’ll be picking this up.
- Green Lantern Corps: Recharge #1: Geoff Johns and
share the writing credits while Patrick Gleason and
share the art credits. All I needed to know was that
this is a five
issue miniseries with Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, and
the Green Lantern Corps. I’ll be getting the
- Green Lantern: Rebirth Hardcover: I still need to
write the full
review, but I’d say it’s certainly with the trade
paperback, but I’m
not sure about a hardcover. (It’s actually advance
October.) The first five issues just kept getting
better, but the
sixth was a bit of a let-down.
- Showcase Presents Superman Vol. 1: DC’s newest
cost me plenty. 560 black and white pages of Silver
Age comics for
$16.99. It sounds pretty much like the Marvel
Essentials line to me,
kicking off with two volumes that I can’t resist.
- Showcase Presents Green Lantern Vol. 1: This one
excites me more
than the Superman volume. Green Lantern and Flash are
the two heroes
that really interest me in the DC Universe, though
Superman and Batman
are somewhat tempting. I might give the JLA a shot,
too, but I doubt
I’ll get other titles.
- Exiles #69 and 70: Tony Bedard is joined by Paul
get the TPB.
- Ultimate Fantastic Four #23: Continues Mark
Millar’s run with a
crossover between the Ultimate and regular Fantastic
Four. I’ll be
- Ultimate Secret #3: Continuing after the
Nightmare, this issue marks a change in artist from
Steve McNiven to
Tom Raney. I’ll be getting the trade.
- Ultimate Iron Man #4: Again, I’ll be waiting for
the trade for
this Orson Scott Card series.
- Ultimates 2 #8: More Mark Millar in the Ultimate
- Ultimate X-Men #63: Brian Vaughan’s run continues,
with a story
involving Ultimate Havok. I’m getting this title in
TPB form now.
- Ultimate Spider-Man #82 and 83: Another title
where I’ve switched
to the trades, this one reintroduces Elektra and Black
- Amazing Spider-Man #524: JMS continues his run.
I’ve got the
first three trades sitting unreviewed on my
- Daredevil #77: Another title where I’ve switched
to the trades.
This is also #2 in the five issue arc that will
Bendis/Maleev run on the title.
- Sentry #1: Written by Paul Jenkins with art by
John Romita Jr.
This one is about one of the New Avengers, so I’ll
take a look at how
the character works in the team book and decide on
getting the trade
- New Avengers #11: This one finally reveals the
identity of the
last hero seen in the original artwork for the series.
Most of us
were betting on Daredevil, but the solicitations tell
us that Ronin is
- The Pulse #11: Bendis and Michael Gaydos reunite
Jones finally has her baby.
- Fantastic Four #531: Another title where I’m
behind on reviews.
(There are a lot of those, actually.) JMS is off to a
good start on
this so far.
- Supreme Power: Hyperion #1: The first issue in a
miniseries written by JMS about the lead character of
Power. I’m definitely on board.
- Supreme Power: Nighthawk #1: Written by Daniel Way
with art by
Steve Dillon. I’ll give it a shot, mostly based on
the strength of
the parent title. I’m hoping it turns out better than
Spectrum. (Speaking of overdue reviews…)
- Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch Vol. 1:
If I could
afford the Masterworks line, I’d be getting this.
- Runaways Vol. 4 Digest: I’m happy with the first
but I’ve got an expensive month coming in September,
so I have to cut
something I want. This didn’t make it this month, but
I might pick it
- Exiles Vol. 11: Time Breakers: This is a title
where I’ve switched
to the trades. I’ll stay on board this title for a
- Hulk Visionaries: Peter David Vol. 2: I would have
had it been a lighter month, but it just wasn’t the
- Essential Spider-Man Vol. 7: I can’t say no to
gets the series up to issue 160.
- Essential Ghost Rider Vol. 1: Again, I can’t say
Essentials. This is the original Ghost Rider, and not
from the 1990s.
- Squadron Supreme: The fourth printing of this
miniseries has been
requested for review, but each printing comes out in a
month where I
can’t make space for it. Argh!