The solicitations for November are out, and there are some nice looking items on it. UPDATED: The horribly wrong “weekly comics picks” title has been corrected.
- All Star Superman #1: Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly
are teamed up once again on this series of out-of-continuity and
back-to-the-core stories about Superman.
- Superman Secret Files 2005: No doubt intended for those
unfamiliar with details of the character’s history to step in and
- Infinite Crisis #2: The latest major event continues.
When this is over, all DC titles will jump ahead a year in the “One
Year Later” promotion, and a weekly 52 issue series will launch to
tell the tale of what happened in between. That’s ambitious.
- Green Lantern #7: This is a crossover with Infinite
Crisis, guest starring Green Arrow.
- Green Lantern Corps: Recharge #3: The mid-point in the
miniseries about the reconstruction of the GL Corps.
- Showcase Presents Jonah Hex Vol. 1: Another in this
- OMAC Project TP: This trade paperback will include
Countdown to Infinite Crisis.
- Day of Vengence TP: This TPB is another one that is based
on the new miniseries.
- MAD Kids #1: The first issue in a MAD magazine aimed
specifically at ages 8-10.
- Ultimates 2 #9: The current story arc continues. The
mole should be revealed at this point.
- Ultimate Fantastic Four #25: This is part two of the
three part Tomb of Namor story.
- Ultimate Spider-Man #85 and 86: The “Warriors” storyline
ends, and the “Silver Sable” storyline begins. (I always suspected
that it was Silver Sable in Bendis’ first Ultimate X-Men
- Marvel Milestones: Ultimate Spider-Man 1/2, Ultimate X-Men
1/2, Microman, and Mantor the Magician: Quite the ensemble. I’ll
pick it up for the 1/2 issues, which were Wizard promotions, and the
only Ultimate issues I don’t have or don’t have planned to pick up in
- Ultimate X-Men #65: The conclusion of Magnetic
North. There is also a TPB coming with vol. 12 of the series,
which I plan to pick up.
- Amazing/Spectacular/Friendly Neighborhood/Marvel Knights
Spider-Man: The four title crossover continues. Once again, all
entries have the same writer, but the title’s usual artists.
- Marvel Must Haves: Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do
#1-3: It’s finally happening. Kevin Smith has turned in his
scripts for the rest of the series, and the artist is working on
them. Rumour is that the series is now six issues instead of four or
five, as previous solicitations indicated. This will be to allow
people to get caught up on the series or to reclaim these issues if
they’d sold them after waiting so long. It has been three years,
- Daredevil #79: Part 4 of 6 in the final Bendis/Maleev
- Fantastic Four #533: This one guest stars the Hulk, under
the pen of JMS.
- New Avengers #13: This is part three of the three part
Ronin storyline, so we know that we’ll learn who the last team member
is by the end of this issue.
- Pulse #12: One of the longest pregnancies we’ve ever seen
is finally ending. (Why so long? Well, the solicitation says this
will be the first child born in the post-House of M world.)
- Sentinel 2 #1: This decent Sean McKeever title is getting
a second chance. My review of the first 12 issues is LONG overdue.
- She-Hulk 2 #2: Dan Slott won a lot of respect for this
title, which sounds like basic superhero comedic fun.
- Captain Universe: This is a five week event with the
Captain Universe power bonding to five different individuals while
setting up for a new Captain Universe miniseries.
- Decimation: House of M: “The Day After” the House of M
- Exiles #72 and 73: Parts 1 and 2 in a new chapter of the
Worlds Tour arc.
- X-Factor #1: A new series, with Peter David on the
scripts. Should be interesting. There’s also a Visionaries
TPB out this month with David’s first few issues on the original
- Supreme Power: Hyperion and Supreme Power:
Nighthawk continue in their respective story arcs.
- Essential X-Factor Vol. 1 and Essential Marvel
Two-In-One Vol. 1 are the Essential volumes for this month. I’m
definitely getting the X-Factor volume. The Two-In-One title is
causing a little internal war. The parts of me that have no interest
in the title and which are planning my buget are warring with the
parts of me that want to review things for this site (even though I
can’t seem to read Essentials as fast as they produce them) and the
parts that want to collect things (as I currently own every Essential
- Penny Arcade Vol. 1: Attack of the Bacon Robots: Penny Arcade is one of the more
commonly quoted comic strips I’ve seen online. Very amusing.
- 40 Years of the Amazing Spider-Man DVD ROM: There’s an 11
CD-Rom set already out, which I’m quite happy with. (I may even sell
off the Essentials it covers. The same is true for my Uncanny
X-Men and Fantastic Four volumes.) The DVD, unlike the
CDs, is rumoured to include the Annuals, just as the Fantastic
Four collection includes those annuals. These are PDF format
scans of all the issues, up to a few months before the release of the
media. (The Amazing Spider-Man CD-ROM set includes
Amazing Fantasy #15 and Amazing Spider-Man #1-500.
I’ve read up to and including issue 227, and will review the complete
collection once I’ve read it all. I will probably have this DVD set
by that time, though.) You can find this on the final page of the Previews order form.